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Ryan S.

Tutor proficient in Japanese, Chinese, and Java programming

Tutor proficient in Japanese, Chinese, and Java programming

$28/hour

About Ryan


Bio

In May 2018 I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Asian Cultures and Languages, before then I was an exchange student in Taiwan, where I studied at the prestigious Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages in Kaohsiung. During my time at Wenzao, I took multiple classes on a variety of subjects, which were all taught in either Chinese or Japanese. Due to this long term interaction with native speakers, I can effectively communicate in a way natural to a native...

In May 2018 I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Asian Cultures and Languages, before then I was an exchange student in Taiwan, where I studied at the prestigious Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages in Kaohsiung. During my time at Wenzao, I took multiple classes on a variety of subjects, which were all taught in either Chinese or Japanese. Due to this long term interaction with native speakers, I can effectively communicate in a way natural to a native speaker and transfer that knowledge to you!

In April 2014, I was selected by the US State Department to receive a full-ride scholarship to study abroad under the National Securities Language Initiative for youth. My scholarship took me to Taiwan, where I participated in intensive Chinese learning, accompanied by immersion in a Chinese-speaking environment. While in Taiwan studying at Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, I took the opportunity to become more fluent in Japanese, which I had been studying along with Chinese before going to Taiwan, and enrolled in several university classes taught in Japanese along with other classes taught in Chinese.

As for Java programming, I have studied it for upwards of 4 years now, both in high school, where I took part in numerous competitions and won several awards, and as a university exchange student in Taiwan.
I have 4+ years of experience in Java programming, with a focus on 2-D game design and AP Computer Science test prep.

I strive to see students make progress in a fun, natural and exciting way, and I am looking forward to sharing the love of learning languages with you! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or to set up an appointment.


Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $28
  • Rate details: Rate negotiable depending on travel distance, number of students, lesson frequency, and length of lessons.
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/18/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Computer

Java

Corporate Training

Chinese,

Chinese

In April 2014, I was selected by the US State Department to receive a full-ride scholarship to study abroad under the National Securities Language Initiative for youth. My scholarship took me to Taiwan, where I participated in intensive Chinese learning accompanied by immersion in a Chinese-speaking environment. In Taiwan, I studied at the prestigious Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages in Kaohsiung. At the end of my stay, I completed a research project on the languages of Taiwan and how they have been affected by external influences, which was composed of an essay and an oral presentation on the topic. Both the essay and oral presentation were done in an academic setting, using Chinese as the sole method of communication. I also sometimes informally tutored other students at my language school in Chinese, mostly with a focus on test prep.
Japanese,

Japanese

While studying at the Wenzao Ursuline University of languages, I took many hours of coursework in Japanese. One of these courses was Professional Japanese Communication and Language, a course focused on learning how to use Japanese in a formal academic setting where we often held debates, speech competitions such as Biblio-battle, and other events that engaged us in high-level use of formal Japanese. Since then, I've been interacting and speaking with Japanese speakers in many aspects of everyday life— from meeting up with Japanese exchange students for lunch everyday to tutoring Japanese to friends just starting out, I like to make it a point to use Japanese in a variety of situations, so I can constantly increase vocabulary and fluency.
Java, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Elementary Education

Vocabulary

English

SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Japanese,

Japanese

While studying at the Wenzao Ursuline University of languages, I took many hours of coursework in Japanese. One of these courses was Professional Japanese Communication and Language, a course focused on learning how to use Japanese in a formal academic setting where we often held debates, speech competitions such as Biblio-battle, and other events that engaged us in high-level use of formal Japanese. Since then, I've been interacting and speaking with Japanese speakers in many aspects of everyday life— from meeting up with Japanese exchange students for lunch everyday to tutoring Japanese to friends just starting out, I like to make it a point to use Japanese in a variety of situations, so I can constantly increase vocabulary and fluency.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Language

Chinese,

Chinese

In April 2014, I was selected by the US State Department to receive a full-ride scholarship to study abroad under the National Securities Language Initiative for youth. My scholarship took me to Taiwan, where I participated in intensive Chinese learning accompanied by immersion in a Chinese-speaking environment. In Taiwan, I studied at the prestigious Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages in Kaohsiung. At the end of my stay, I completed a research project on the languages of Taiwan and how they have been affected by external influences, which was composed of an essay and an oral presentation on the topic. Both the essay and oral presentation were done in an academic setting, using Chinese as the sole method of communication. I also sometimes informally tutored other students at my language school in Chinese, mostly with a focus on test prep.
Japanese

Japanese

While studying at the Wenzao Ursuline University of languages, I took many hours of coursework in Japanese. One of these courses was Professional Japanese Communication and Language, a course focused on learning how to use Japanese in a formal academic setting where we often held debates, speech competitions such as Biblio-battle, and other events that engaged us in high-level use of formal Japanese. Since then, I've been interacting and speaking with Japanese speakers in many aspects of everyday life— from meeting up with Japanese exchange students for lunch everyday to tutoring Japanese to friends just starting out, I like to make it a point to use Japanese in a variety of situations, so I can constantly increase vocabulary and fluency.

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Most Popular

Japanese,

Japanese

While studying at the Wenzao Ursuline University of languages, I took many hours of coursework in Japanese. One of these courses was Professional Japanese Communication and Language, a course focused on learning how to use Japanese in a formal academic setting where we often held debates, speech competitions such as Biblio-battle, and other events that engaged us in high-level use of formal Japanese. Since then, I've been interacting and speaking with Japanese speakers in many aspects of everyday life— from meeting up with Japanese exchange students for lunch everyday to tutoring Japanese to friends just starting out, I like to make it a point to use Japanese in a variety of situations, so I can constantly increase vocabulary and fluency.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Other

Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Summer

Chinese,

Chinese

In April 2014, I was selected by the US State Department to receive a full-ride scholarship to study abroad under the National Securities Language Initiative for youth. My scholarship took me to Taiwan, where I participated in intensive Chinese learning accompanied by immersion in a Chinese-speaking environment. In Taiwan, I studied at the prestigious Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages in Kaohsiung. At the end of my stay, I completed a research project on the languages of Taiwan and how they have been affected by external influences, which was composed of an essay and an oral presentation on the topic. Both the essay and oral presentation were done in an academic setting, using Chinese as the sole method of communication. I also sometimes informally tutored other students at my language school in Chinese, mostly with a focus on test prep.
Japanese,

Japanese

While studying at the Wenzao Ursuline University of languages, I took many hours of coursework in Japanese. One of these courses was Professional Japanese Communication and Language, a course focused on learning how to use Japanese in a formal academic setting where we often held debates, speech competitions such as Biblio-battle, and other events that engaged us in high-level use of formal Japanese. Since then, I've been interacting and speaking with Japanese speakers in many aspects of everyday life— from meeting up with Japanese exchange students for lunch everyday to tutoring Japanese to friends just starting out, I like to make it a point to use Japanese in a variety of situations, so I can constantly increase vocabulary and fluency.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Very helpful and understanding

Ryan walked me through the steps I needed to take to complete a java programming project for school. He took time to prepare the material before meeting with me and explained everything in detail.

Marcos, 1 lesson with Ryan

Knowledgable and Patient Tutor

For the past four lessons, Ryan helped me start, and finish, my Computer Science project (in Java). He was very patient, responsive, and had quite a flexible schedule. He knew exactly what I was trying to output onto the screen, and effectively explained it. Rather than just doing the entire project on his own, he showed me examples of what was expected, and showed me how to apply it to my code. He knew exactly what he was teaching me, all while being effective, thorough, and patient. I am beyond happy with my final project, and I would highly recommend Ryan as a tutor.

Ivana, 4 lessons with Ryan

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Ryan has been helping me with precalculus. He is very patient with me when I don't understand something. He is also very good at explaining steps to solve a problem.

Kanon, 7 lessons with Ryan

very relatable

Ryan's got some great stories and relates to the struggles of an English speaker learning Japanese and he knows Chinese too. Super cool dude.

Blake, 1 lesson with Ryan

Very knowledgeable and patient with my son.

Ryan helped my son understand a semester's worth of geometry in two hours as well as helped him prepare for his test. I definitely recommend him.

Olivia, 3 lessons with Ryan

Awesome tutor.

Ryan is extremely knowledgeable with an understand of the process and challenges of learning Chinese as a second language, rather than as a native speaker.

Kris, 8 lessons with Ryan

Japanese lesson was extremely helpful!

Ryan is very helpful with teaching me Japanese. He is very thorough and actually taught the majority of the lesson in Japanese which really helps me click better with understanding. If I ever have a question, he clears it up quickly for me to better understand. He uses visuals/pictures and that is also very useful in learning. I highly recommend his lessons to anyone who is looking to learn the subjects he teaches.

Kristi, 3 lessons with Ryan

Thank Goodness He's Patient

Well, I struggle quite a bit. So he didn't have the easiest job helping me out. He was patient and very thorough! Really helped a lot for my studies! Looking forward to more sessions!

Katy, 6 lessons with Ryan
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$28/hour

Ryan S.

$28/hour

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