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I am a Columbia University graduate student in Philosophy. I have been tutoring for the last 6 years professionally. In general, I try to relate new material that I am tutoring back to concepts that a student has already grasped so that unfamiliar material takes on a familiar character. Furthermore, I try to have a student do some writing, some reading, and some discussion in each lesson, and in this way engage the main three modes of learning. That being said, I try to modify my teaching style to best benefit the type of student I am tutoring. Over the last year, I have been teaching test-prep for the ACT, SAT, and High School Entrance Exams, as well as high school writing; US History; Literature; and Chemistry, and all grade-school subjects. When I am not working, I spend my time reading, playing chess, writing poetry, going to museums, and taking philosophy classes.

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Ryan’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Brandeis University - Bachelor in Arts, Philosophy, English Literature

Graduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Master of Arts, Philosophy

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 33

ACT English: 32

ACT Math: 31

ACT Reading: 33

ACT Science: 36

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1540

SAT Math: 740

SAT Verbal: 770

SAT Writing: 740

GRE: 1470


Philosophy, Poetry, Film, Painting, Sculpture, Chess, Go, Literature, Bach

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Prep

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Science

ACT Writing

Advanced Placement Prep


Algebra 2



College Algebra

College Chemistry

College English

College Essays

College Level American History

Comparative Literature

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

European History


High School Chemistry

High School English

High School Level American History





Middle School Math





SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language


Social Studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization


Test Prep



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