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I am a Mechanical Engineering M.D. student at UC Riverside who is passionate about helping students who are struggling with math or physics to gain a better understanding of the subject matter. In the past I was a Peer leader. As a Peer leader I guided freshman students through their first year of college and taught them time management, organization, and study skills that helped them receive good grades in an engineering degree. Outside of my studies I like to exercise, play sports and play video games.

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Ryan’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Riverside - Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Degree: University of California-Riverside - Masters, Mechanical Engineering


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Tutoring Subjects

Advanced Placement Prep


Algebra 2

AP Calculus AB

AP Physics 1

AP Physics 2

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

AP Physics C: Mechanics


Calculus 3

College Algebra

College Physics



High School Physics


Mechanical Engineering

Middle School Math

Multivariable Calculus




SAT Subject Test in Physics

SAT Subject Tests Prep



Statics and Dynamics

Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

It is important to meet the student at his or her level through assessment so that they can be helped in experiencing a gradual deepening of their understanding of a subject.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Assess where they are at by asking what subject or concept they are struggling with, as well help them identify what their goals are.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I can introduce students to the many online and physical resources available to them, and show them how to access them. In addition to this, I can show my students how to break down problems into smaller and more manageable segments.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would highlight the smaller successes that my student has achieved, and build on top of that.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I would try an alternate approach to present a skill or concept in a way that could be more suitable for the student.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

I find that a large volume of examples/practice problems is the most successful strategy to learning a concept.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I would identify the practical use of what they are learning, and remind them of their past success and future goals

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

I would have the student reteach the material to me.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

By helping the student reach the point where they are independently solving problems.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I can see where a student needs to be helped through observation and asking a series of qualifying questions.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I change the pace and the focus in regards to what we are learning.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

A computer, calculator, pencil, and paper.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

It is beneficial to break word problems into segments that make them more clear to the student.

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