Over 600 tutoring hours

Ryan M.

Bellingham, WA

$85/hr

Tutoring & Teaching Experience (12 yrs.) - Math, Physics, Reading

In-person lessons
Replies in 20 hours
Background check passed as of 10/29/12
5.0 Avg. Rating
 
 
214 Ratings
 
 
20hrs Response Time
Gives 110%!
— Linda, Bellingham, WA on 10/19/11

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University of Washington
Computational Mathematical Science
Western Washington University - Department of Psychology
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Washington (Computational Mathematical Science)

Western Washington University - Department of Psychology (Graduate Coursework)

About Ryan

Ryan is a Bellingham native and alumnus of Geneva Elementary, Fairhaven Middle School, Sehome High School, University of Washington, and Western Washington University. He has 12 years of diverse experience ranging from one-on-one tutoring with K-12 students facing reading difficulties to adult instruction in advanced areas of mathematics, statistics, and physics.

Ryan has a bachelor of science in Applied and Computational Mathematical Science from the University of Washington, a degree that includes heavy coursework in Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, and Physics. He also completed graduate coursework in Experimental Psychology at WWU. In the Department of Psychology at Western, Ryan conducted research related to specific reading disability (dyslexia).

Though Ryan has research experience in dyslexia and tutoring experience with children with reading and spelling difficulties, he continues to tutor all ages at all levels in Mathematics and Science. He has tutored hundreds of students in

Mathematics
- Elementary Principles (Fractions, etc.)
- Algebra
- Geometry
- Trigonometry
- Linear Algebra (Matrices, Optimization, Linear Programming)
- Calculus (Multivariate)
- Discrete Mathematics (Graphs, Digraphs, Path Analysis, Combinatorics)

Statistics
- Probability
- Research Methods (Hypothesis Testing)
- Correlational Methods
- Regression Analysis (Continuous, ANOVA, Logistic, etc.)
- Cannonical Analysis
- Structural Equation Modeling

Physics
- Newtonian Mechanics
- Electromagnetism
- Optics and Waves

Reading and Spelling Remediation

With experience as both a tutor and instructor, Ryan understands the importance of working within the course curriculum of his pupils' teachers/professors. He uses an agile teaching style that adapts to a student's needs and provides a unique perspective that complements course material. He communicates with his pupils' teachers and professors to ensure that his teaching method is consistent with curriculum objectives.

Ryan's research on dyslexia and tutoring experience extends to learning disabilities commonly found to be co-morbid with dyslexia, including phonological disorders (stuttering and speech impediment), and attention disorders (ADHD). Additionally, Ryan understands that a child's difficulties in school are not confined to simply learning to read, spell, do math, etc. His experience tutoring children with learning disabilities has given him a strong understanding of the emotional challenges his pupils face daily. Teachers and parents often see those challenges manifest as behavioral issues. Ryan has a unique ability to connect with such students in a way that allows them to enjoy learning and to engage in their own education.

Ryan's experience includes:

- one-on-one K-12 tutoring with Herzog Tutoring in Seattle
including Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Basic Science

- teaching assistantship at Western Washington University in the Department of Psychology
including courses in Statistical Research Methods

- classroom instruction and curriculum design at ITT Technical Institute
including Computer Science and preparatory Mathematics

- EFL for children with parent victims of HIV in Lima, Peru

Ryan competes as a cyclist and triathlete to maintain some of the athletic ability he earned as an NCAA Division 1 athlete at the University of Washington in Track and Field. He has traveled extensively on nearly all continents, except Africa (Yes, including Antarctica).

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT STUDENTS UNDER 18 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT FAMILY MEMBER FOR THE ENTIRETY OF THE SESSION.
Ryan is a Bellingham native and alumnus of Geneva Elementary, Fairhaven Middle School, Sehome High School, University of Washington, and Western Washington University. He has 12 years of diverse experience ranging from one-on-one tutoring with K-12 students facing reading difficulties to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Minimum: 90 min Special pricing for low income or single parent. Group rates available.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Bellingham, WA 98225
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Gives 110%!"

- Linda, Bellingham, WA on 10/19/11

"Absolutely the BEST!"

- Griffin, Bellingham, WA on 12/19/12

"Goes above and beyond"

- Brenda, Bellingham, WA on 12/5/12

"Great Tutor"

- Kathy, Bellingham, WA on 10/24/12

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Mary Armbruster, Bellingham, WA on 7/27/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Chemistry, Physics, Psychology
Computer:
Adobe Flash, Dreamweaver, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, SPSS
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Dyslexia,
Phonics
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Statistics, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Adobe Flash, Grammar, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SPSS, Statistics

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ADD/ADHD

In addition to my Learning Disability research focus on Dyslexia at Western Washington University, I have extensive experience working with students with ADHD. The reason I have acquired this knowledge and experience is because ADHD is highly co-morbid with Reading Disability (dyslexia), and other language disabilities. In fact, children with language disabilities are often misdiagnosed with ADHD as a root disability, when it is secondary to their language disability.

Dyslexia

I am a graduate student at Western Washington University conducting research on sensory (auditory, visual, articulatory/motor) level perception and memory in dyslexia. I am well educated on both the leading research in dyslexia, including both Phonological Theory, Rapid Processing Theory, and Temporal Processing Theory (Magnocellular Theory). I am also well informed about reading remediation programs.

I am currently tutoring 2 students with phonological dyslexia; one student is 9 years old, and the other is 23 years old.

University of Washington
Computational Mathematical Science
Western Washington University - Department of Psychology
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Washington (Computational Mathematical Science)

Western Washington University - Department of Psychology (Graduate Coursework)

Gives 110%! — My son is a learning disabled young adult who has dreams and aspirations that he will not give up on. Before, during, and after starting sessions with my son, Ryan did his research on the particular disability and on my son's career choice. Ryan works patiently with him and helps him understand concepts and reading and offers suggestions that my son can do on his own time. My son has had a coup ...

— Linda, Bellingham, WA on 10/19/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $85.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Minimum: 90 min Special pricing for low income or single parent. Group rates available.

Travel policy

Ryan will travel within 25 miles of Bellingham, WA 98225.

Background Check Status for Ryan M.

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