I specialize in Composition. I can help with understanding essay prompts, crafting thesis statements, organization, citation, MLA, and idea generation. I am a nearly finished Grad Student and have been teaching writing for over 5 years.
Ryan was one of the best writing tutors I’ve ever had! English is my second language, and Ryan always had a lot of patience and made sure to explain things plainly and simply. Writing essays were very difficult for me, but thanks to him I could always finish them and succeed in class! Ryan really helped me grow in writing and as a student as well.
When I was working with Ryan, he always gave me a bait to help me found the best words to express my ideas for my writing. Overall, the best of Ryan are his totality and sincerity in tutoring. Ryan is a life saver for a student with English as second language like me, he is a wonderful tutor!
I have been working with Ryan from 2015 up until I graduated from American River College in 2020. What I like about Ryan that he is very supportive and encourages students always to think critically. He has improved my English in letting me know what my mistakes are and how to fix them by allowing me to think about the different possibilities for these mistakes. I thank him for all he has taught me and for making me a better English writer.
I like everything. I'm grateful to have Ryan as my tutor because he is an expert at breaking the subject down to details so that I can easily understand it. He uses a step by step method to teach and clarify the subject. I always get an A+ on all my papers with Ryan by my side. He is an awesome tutor.
Get to know them on a personal level. Understand what concerns they have about writing. Put them at ease. Build their cofidence. Always postive.
Baechlor's Degree in English.
Certificate in Composition.
Near completion of Masters Degree in Compostion
5+ years experience working in a college writinig center
5+ years experience as a writing tutor at university, junior college and high school levels
Always willing to negociate on price
I was a corpoate trainer many years ago. That translated into a return to college in order to get a Masters degree for the purpose of teaching at the college level.
High School and older.
I work very well with ESL students
I am excited to work with any student with any background
Very diversity friendly
Helping a very deserving student to get into the college of her dreams. She is an inspiration to me due to her perserverence.
Look for an instructor that will adapt to your writing style.
Also, your instructor should be focused on high order concerns like: thesis statement, organizaton, following the prompt, topic sentences, MLA, citations, etc...
Your instructor should give advice, not instructions.
Be as specific as you can about which skill(s) need more development. This will help you to grow as a writer.
Do not be scared to write what you think.