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Ryan

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I am a graduate of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Music (including some Music Education coursework) and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, both in 2008. I enjoy working with students of all ages, as a private music teacher and as a tutor in Math, English, and Science. I love information and learning in all subject areas, which creates a positive tone in my tutoring sessions. I aim to inspire joy for learning as I teach.

My philosophy? I assess the student’s understanding of the material in comparison to the expectations of the student in the classroom. I build a unique relationship with each student to meet them where they are - a relationship that builds skill and confidence. I believe everybody struggles with academics at some time, so we are going to focus on working toward success and improvement. I bring this empathetic approach to my interactions by breaking down the material in a way that it can be mastered step by step. My core value is that competence breeds confidence - and confidence creates momentum and positive feelings toward the subject, leading to improved grades and enjoyment at school.

In my free time, I enjoy playing and recording music (cello, bass guitar, guitar, drums, and singing). Hiking and photography have been my latest hobbies. I have a broad range of recreational experience to draw from including rafting, motocross, mountain biking, rock climbing, jet skiing and snowboarding. I like to learn about a student’s hobbies and interests because it is a good way to relate school subjects to life experiences.

Ryan’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of New Mexico - Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 31

ACT English: 32

ACT Math: 30

ACT Science: 34

Hobbies

music, loves the outdoors, feels he is very creative

Tutoring Subjects

Arithmetic

Bass Guitar

Cello

Drum and Percussion

English Grammar and Syntax

Guitar

Math

Mechanical Engineering

Middle School Math

Music

Music Theory

Reading

Science

Writing