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I am pursuing a degree in English and Political Science at Tufts University. I have tutored middle school, high school, and college students in writing, public speaking, argumentation, clarinet performance, and music theory. I currently work as a high school policy debate coach and as a college parliamentary debate curriculum director. I will be a Writing Fellow at Tufts in the fall.

I am particularly passionate about tutoring in subjects related to essay writing and critical reading. This is my favorite area to tutor in because I strongly believe that everyone can benefit from writing skills. As a debate coach and writing tutor, I have seen high school students of diverse interests gain confidence and independence when they learn to express themselves more clearly. I think that the study of textual expression is much more than an English-majors-only activity - it is an essential part of learning to communicate with others and is important for any career.

Outside of academia, I enjoy competing in college parliamentary debate, playing clarinet, and reading about history and politics.

I can tutor the following subjects on Varsity Tutors. I have starred my favorite subjects to tutor in.

Algebra 1
*American Literature
*College Application Essays
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
*English Grammar and Syntax
*Essay Editing
High School Economics
*High School English
*High School Level American Literature
High School Physics
*High School Writing
Middle School Math
*PSAT Critical Reading
*PSAT Writing Skills
*Public Speaking
*SAT Reading
*SAT Writing and Language
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Ryan’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Tufts University - Current Undergrad Student, English

Undergraduate Degree: Tufts University - Current Undergrad Student, Political Science and Government

Test Scores

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1560

SAT Math: 740

SAT Verbal: 770

SAT Writing: 790


I love competitive academic debate and coach both high school policy debate and college parliamentary debate. I also play clarinet in my university's orchestras and wind ensemble. In my free time, I like reading, watching movies, listening to podcasts, and all other forms of enjoying stories and learning new things.

Tutoring Subjects


American Literature



College Application Essays



English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School Economics

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Physics

High School Writing


Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese 2


Middle School Math





PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills

Public Speaking

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2

SAT Subject Test in United States History

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language


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