Search
Ryan Maxwell W.'s Photo

Ryan Maxwell W.

Experienced Patient Tutor: Math and Stats through University Level

Experienced Patient Tutor: Math and Stats through University Level

$95/hour

  • 870 hours tutoring

About Ryan Maxwell


Bio

Professional private tutor with 10 years of diverse experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, ages, education and skill levels. Because of this wide range of experiences, I'm very adaptable, and work well with just about anyone.

My formal education is in pure mathematics. I earned a bachelor's degree with honors at Berkeley, and a master's degree at Cambridge in the UK. For the last 3 years I've focused on practical topics related to data analysis: statistics, probability,...

Professional private tutor with 10 years of diverse experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, ages, education and skill levels. Because of this wide range of experiences, I'm very adaptable, and work well with just about anyone.

My formal education is in pure mathematics. I earned a bachelor's degree with honors at Berkeley, and a master's degree at Cambridge in the UK. For the last 3 years I've focused on practical topics related to data analysis: statistics, probability, computer science and programming.

My tutoring style is patient, flexible, supportive and highly communicative. I tend to emphasize principles and concepts over rules and memorization. I use metaphor, analogy, pictures, and words as much as symbols and equations to both explain material and help solve problems. I try to help students get away from a plug-and-chug mentality; the ability to effectively select and use the right tools for a problem follows from a solid understanding of the concepts involved, and not the other way around.

I work to help students not only learn to do problems, but to understand them, and in doing so, hope to convey some appreciation for their beauty and truth.

I look forward to hearing from you and working with you to achieve success in your studies!


Education

University of California, Berkeley
Mathematics
Cambridge University
Masters
University of Texas, Austin
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $95
  • Rate details: I offer group tutoring in-person or online! My posted hourly rate is for individual students. For group rates, add half the hourly rate for each additional student.
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/2/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Loading...

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat


Subjects

Computer

Computer Science,

Computer Science

I have completed several introductory and intermediate computer science courses through edX and Coursera and have been programming for 2 years. I have also tutored students in computer science both lower and upper division at the University of Washington.
Python

Corporate Training

Statistics

Statistics

I've taken university courses in probability and have been tutoring it heavily for the past 5 years. I've helped many students succeed in their probability courses at the University of Washington. I use probability extensively in my current areas of focus, data science and machine learning.

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

I've studied calculus at many levels over the years, both the beginning college level and beyond (Advanced Calculus, Analysis, Differential Geometry). I've made extensive use of calculus techniques in other branches of math (Probability, Statistics, Optimization). Also I've been helping students with Calculus for over 10 years, at both high school and college levels.
Statistics,

Statistics

I've taken university courses in probability and have been tutoring it heavily for the past 5 years. I've helped many students succeed in their probability courses at the University of Washington. I use probability extensively in my current areas of focus, data science and machine learning.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

I've studied calculus at many levels over the years, both the beginning college level and beyond (Advanced Calculus, Analysis, Differential Geometry). I've made extensive use of calculus techniques in other branches of math (Probability, Statistics, Optimization). Also I've been helping students with Calculus for over 10 years, at both high school and college levels.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

While pursuing a BA and Masters degree in Pure Mathematics, I have taken two courses dealing with differential equations, and have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I have a BA from Berkeley and Master's degree from Cambridge in Pure Mathematics. I have taken discrete math, and have taken many other courses which have covered discrete math topics and subject matter (e.g. algebra, algebraic topology). I have also tutored many students in discrete math, foundations of computer science, and related topics (e.g. graph theory, combinatorics) over the years.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

I have specifically taken a course in finite math, have a BA and Masters in mathematics, and have covered the same material in other courses. In addition, some of my tutoring experience involves finite math topics.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have a BA from Berkeley and a Master's from Cambridge, both in mathematics. I have taken lower and upper division linear algebra courses, and as a graduate student at UT Austin, served as teacher's assistant for two upper division linear algebra courses. I've helped many university students succeed in their linear algebra studies over the years.
Logic,

Logic

I have a BA from Berkeley and a Master's from Cambridge, both in mathematics. I have taken courses in symbolic logic at the lower division level, and in mathematical logic at the upper division level. Furthermore, my background is in pure mathematics, which is heavily-proof based, requiring an excellent working (as opposed to purely theoretical) knowledge of logic.
Statistics,

Statistics

I've taken university courses in probability and have been tutoring it heavily for the past 5 years. I've helped many students succeed in their probability courses at the University of Washington. I use probability extensively in my current areas of focus, data science and machine learning.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

I've studied calculus at many levels over the years, both the beginning college level and beyond (Advanced Calculus, Analysis, Differential Geometry). I've made extensive use of calculus techniques in other branches of math (Probability, Statistics, Optimization). Also I've been helping students with Calculus for over 10 years, at both high school and college levels.
Statistics,

Statistics

I've taken university courses in probability and have been tutoring it heavily for the past 5 years. I've helped many students succeed in their probability courses at the University of Washington. I use probability extensively in my current areas of focus, data science and machine learning.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

ACT Science, Physical Science, Physics

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

I've studied calculus at many levels over the years, both the beginning college level and beyond (Advanced Calculus, Analysis, Differential Geometry). I've made extensive use of calculus techniques in other branches of math (Probability, Statistics, Optimization). Also I've been helping students with Calculus for over 10 years, at both high school and college levels.
Statistics,

Statistics

I've taken university courses in probability and have been tutoring it heavily for the past 5 years. I've helped many students succeed in their probability courses at the University of Washington. I use probability extensively in my current areas of focus, data science and machine learning.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Ryan Maxwell has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 6 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (198 ratings)
5 star
(195)
4 star
(3)
3 star
(0)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

Reviews


Flexible and Patient

Ryan is very in tune with where you are getting tripped up on complex problems. This to me is a sign of an instructor/tutor that knows his craft through and through. I would highly recommend him for people who want to learn to solve ..not just an answer given away!

Shana, 4 lessons with Ryan Maxwell

This person knows their stuff!!

GRADUATE MATH REVIEW: Ryan was VERY prepared prior to our first tutoring session. He had thoroughly reviewed the material I had sent him beforehand, set up the meeting for us nicely, including using a shared notebook, and slowed down during the session to fully explain whatever question I stopped him with.

Mary, 2 lessons with Ryan Maxwell

Very helpful, provides rationale behind the concepts

Patient, friendly, knows statistics, goes the extra mile and is very flexible in his scheduling of the time. Uses multiple tools to help as well (screen share), joint writing on ipad screen, etc.

Razal, 17 lessons with Ryan Maxwell

awesome tutor

he helped so much- explained concepts, patient, took his time & even took some notes to assist me- A++

Christine, 4 lessons with Ryan Maxwell

he’s great

Best discrete math tutor I can find on this platform. He’s make just math way too easy. He explains things really well. Great personality. The textbooks he recommend is helpful. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs help with math.

David, 3 lessons with Ryan Maxwell

Incredibly Patient

Ryan is one of the most spectacular math tutors I have ever worked with. I spent a lot of time on wyzant looking for someone who could help with a graduate-level data science course which was a mix of calculus, probability theory, computer programming, and statistics. Ryan moved adeptly between disciplines, was incredibly patient with my newness to the field of study, and was even able to tackle subjects new to him because of his fundamental comfort with challenging math. I will be in touch with him should further math coursework be necessary in my PhD program.

Emmanuella, 15 lessons with Ryan Maxwell

Great tutor, flexible and accessible

Due to my son's illness Ryan was a frequent visitor in our home. Ryan brings a calm and surety to his tutoring sessions and was a huge help in getting through a very tough academic year. I would highly recommend Ryan.

Misty, 40 lessons with Ryan Maxwell

Very capable tutor

Ryan helped me with complex derivations and problem solving in fluid dynamics. He was a very effective and efficient tutor. Although he did not have experience tutoring in my specific type of application of fluid dynamics (atmospheric sciences), he was able to figure it out quickly, with his strong abilities in applications of physics concepts, and teach it to me. Not only did he learn the material rather quickly, but he was also great at explaining complex math and physics to me. Given that it was a graduate level fluid dynamics course, his intellectual curiosity and ability to grasp new concepts quickly were commendable. I would recommend him to anyone looking for help in any quantitative course. Additionally, he was flexible and easy to reach despite his busy schedule. When we couldn't work out a time to meet, he was still proactive about helping by working from home on his own time and answering my questions. I would recommend his services 100%.

M., 6 lessons with Ryan Maxwell

Extremely patient tutor who goes out of his way to help his student.

Ryan tutored me for linear algebra, as well as in differential equations. Linear wasn't my cup of tea, and I definitely wouldn't have passed linear algebra without his help. Ryan is very responsive, and can be reached by txt, email, and Dropbox if you have any questions at any time. Ryan knows his stuff. And I would recommend him to anyone struggling in a college level math class (or any level math class). Thank you Ryan!

Carla, 19 lessons with Ryan Maxwell
Contact Ryan Maxwell

Response time: 2 hours

$95/hour

Ryan Maxwell W.'s Photo

Ryan Maxwell W.

$95/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Ryan Maxwell

Response time: 2 hours