Ryan M.


Ryan M.

Tutor

Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Will travel 3 miles

$40 per hour.

5.0 11 ratings

Friendly and Informed Humanities Tutor

I am a Live Artist, critical writer, and poet. I hold a BA in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. In September 2014, I successfully completed an MA in Performance & Visual Practices from the University of Brighton, UK. From 2007-2013, I taught full time conversational English classes at a public middle school in Seoul, South Korea. I've been a tutor since I was a high school student. I thoroughly enjoying helping others learn and understand new ideas and information. My under... [more]


Vocabulary

I hold two degrees. I'm a poet and critical writer. I love reading and languages. Vocabulary may seem like a boring subject. I believe, however, that words can be exciting when used as expressive resources. When students, esp. young learners, discover a new verb or adjective that they find useful, suddenly their whole world opens up with possibilities for clarification and expression.


Grammar

I have over a decade of experience learning, studying, teaching, and reinforcing English grammar. I've studied multiple other languages, which I believe aids me in my English instruction.


Reading

I'm an avid reader of contemporary poetry, creative nonfiction, and lyric essays. My undergraduate degree was in English Writing with a focus on poetry. I taught ESL in Seoul for six years, during which time I designed and mentored a high level English reading group after school. As a young child, I struggled with reading, but years of practice and wonderful mentors have enabled me to share my love of reading and, even, reciting literature.


Writing

I hold a BA in English Writing and an MA in Performance & Visual Practices. I'm a poet, essayist, and critical writer. Especially during my MA in the UK, I have firsthand experience with dissertation and research preparation and writing.


English

I hold a BA in English Writing with an emphasis on poetry from the University of Pittsburgh. I taught English at a public middle school in Seoul for six years. I have experience tutoring second-language learners and native speakers.


ESL/ESOL

My undergraduate degree is in English Writing. While living in Seoul, I taught ESL in a public Korean middle school for six years. I have nearly ten years of experience teaching and tutoring native and non-native English language learners. My tutoring style is reflected by my interests and caters to an individual student's needs. Contact me if you are especially hoping to increase your knowledge of useful expressions and idioms, build more confidence speaking in public situations, and strengthen your writing skills.


Literature

My undergraduate degree is in English Writing with a focus on poetry and a minor in Theatre Arts. My speciality areas would be contemporary literature, global literature, poetry, plays, and creative nonfiction. I enjoy reading and writing about a wide variety of literature.


Adobe Photoshop

I'm have self-taught intermediate skills with the Adobe Creative Suite. As an artist and media manager, I have developed a comfortable fluency and workflow with in Photoshop and Illustrator.


Proofreading

My BA is in English Writing, and I taught ESL for six years. I feel very comfortable being an editor and proofreader for critical and creative work.


TOEFL

I taught conversational English in Seoul, South Korea for six years.


Art History

My graduate degree is in Performance & Visual Practices. I'm a practicing live artist and independent researcher. My education, experiences, and interests have exposed me to a wealth of information from formal to more underground "art histories".


Art Theory

I hold an MA in Performance & Visual Practices from the University of Brighton. My own art and writing practices think through affect, intimacy, and proximity in performance and public encounter. I feel comfortable discussing and tutoring students in the basics of formal art theory. I'm most interested in contemporary art practices and theories, and I'd be inclined to tutor students in aesthetics, critical theory, and politics as it relates to art.


Theater

I hold a minor in Theatre (performance track) from the University of Pittsburgh. My postgraduate degree from the University of Brighton is in Performance & Visual Practices. Cumulatively, I have nearly 18+ years of theater and performance experience and training. My specialities would be on acting training methods, writing for the stage, experimental performance practices, and devise theatre/performance. I'm a Live Artist working primarily in performance and installation. Additionally, I write critically under the umbrella of performance studies.


College Counseling

I hold a BA in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA in Performance & Visual Practices from the University of Brighton, and language certificates from Seoul National University and the Goethe Institute. For two years I read and evaluated undergraduate college applications for Carnegie Mellon University. I have firsthand experience and knowledge of university application processes in Korea, the US, and the UK. I'm currently in the early stages of applying to PhD programs in the US, the UK, and Europe.