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Ray Y.

Seattle, WA

$50/hour

Art, Math, K-8, Test Prep!

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$50/Hour


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Brown University
Art and Biology
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Master's

Education

Brown University (Art and Biology)

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Master's)

About Ray

Committed to arts and education throughout my career, I've worked in museums, community centers, non-profits, and schools. I've worked as a teaching artist, an administrator within the department of teaching and learning at a school district, and in the fall I'll be going into the classroom as a visual art teacher for middle and high school students. I've also spent time tutoring and working one-on-one with adults on GRE test prep. I have started multiple teen programs during my career, and while working with these teens, I helped them informally with SAT test prep and study skills.

I love working one on one with kids and adults, helping them think strategically about how to improve their work and get the most out of their time with me. I work to first identify the student's (and family's) goals for our time together, conduct an assessment of where their current skills are, and then work to build their strengths and fill in the gaps around any challenges they are experiencing. I'm flexible in my approach and adapt to what will work for each individual student.

I am skilled in supporting students in study skills around standardized test preparation. Studying the basic math skills that are important for successful SAT performance and providing tips and strategies on how to approach the test.

I spend time thinking about the cognitive skills that are important to success on the SAT Reading section and help students build that mindset and confidence when going into the exam.

I've worked at a large school district in curriculum and instruction and am experienced in teaching methodologies and approaches. Organization is the most important piece around good study skills, and I support students in developing a system for their studying that works for them.

I have worked as a freelance graphic designer, a teaching artist, painter, and illustrator. I can support students in not just graphic design, but utilizing basic website building tools.

Please feel free to contact me for more information about my qualifications. I love working with students and one of my biggest joys is seeing them gain confidence and make progress in their work. I look forward to working with you!
Committed to arts and education throughout my career, I've worked in museums, community centers, non-profits, and schools. I've worked as a teaching artist, an administrator within the department of teaching and learning at a school district, and in the fall I'll be going into the classroom as a visual Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98144
In-person lessons
Math:
SAT Math
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art Theory, Drawing,
Graphic Design,
Painting
English:
SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design
Elementary Education:
Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Drawing

I have a bachelor's degree in studio art, I have worked as a teaching artist for several years, and I will be teaching middle school and high school visual art starting this fall at a school.

Graphic Design

I spent several years working as a freelance graphic designer, both for magazines and digital media. I taught a class on technology and art and supported students in learning the full adobe creative suite.

Painting

I have worked in oil, acrylic, and tempera paint, and am experienced in a range of painting styles and techniques. Most importantly, I believe that all students can achieve a solid foundation of skills as a painter and be able to be successful.

Study Skills

I am experienced in a range of instructional strategies and practices through my time working within a school district as an administrator. Whether it's a simple matter of helping to get organized, coming up with checks and balances for homework completion, or working on actual content, I am organized and ready to help students improve their study habits and skills.

Brown University
Art and Biology
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Master's

Education

Brown University (Art and Biology)

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ray will travel within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98144.