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Ryan

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I graduated from the University of Vermont and received my Bachelor of Arts in French Language and Literature, with minors in German Studies and Political Science. During college, I volunteered with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, tutoring families in English to help them better integrate into their new communities. After graduating, I was awarded a Fulbright Grant and spent a year in Germany as an English Teaching Assistant, teaching grades 5 through 12. Although the majority of my teaching experience is in English, I have always tutored French and German on the side, and I am most passionate about those languages. The first semester of my senior year in high school was spent living with a host family in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and I also spent a semester studying at La Sorbonne in college. I thus have a strong linguistic and cultural connection with France and Germany due to my time living and studying there. Regarding my teaching philosophy, I have always been an experiential learner, so I understand that not everyone learns traditionally, and I like bringing in cultural and anecdotal connections when teaching to give my students a colorful backdrop to what they are learning. In my spare time, I enjoy going to museums in New York (The Met, The Brooklyn Museum, The Whitney Museum, and MoMA are some of my favorites, to name a few). I also enjoy photography, swimming, concerts in Central Park, and reading.

Ryan’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Vermont - Bachelor in Arts, French

Hobbies

Swimming, Photography, Languages, Museums, Art, Music

Tutoring Subjects

AP French Language and Culture

College English

Conversational French

Conversational German

English

ESL/ELL

French

French 2

French 3

French 4

German

German 2

High School English

Languages