Ryan McDonnell

Ryan M.

San Diego, CA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Available for tutoring in Reading/Writing.

-Experienced in working with students on developing and strengthening rough drafts for multi-paragraph essays, and papers.
-Teaching students to create claims and counterclaims with in their written work.
-Working with students on incorporating evidence to support claims made in their writing.
-Teaching students to incorporate colorful/descriptive language in their writing.
-Well versed in assisting students with revising and editing their written work.
-Teaching students to analyze context clues to figure out the meaning of a passage.
-Emphasizing key vocabulary words.
-Teaching students phonemic awareness
-Increasing reading rate (speed)
-Working with students on improving their reading comprehension skills.
-Helping students to enhance their reading fluency ability.
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Ryan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 14 to 16 and special needs

Teaching since:

Available for tutoring in Algebra, Geometry, Reading, Writing, & History.

-Full time teacher at the high school level in San Diego from Winter 2016-Present working as Education Specialist.
-Earned a 3.81 GPA in Graduate School at San Diego State University.
-Teaching full time in the areas of algebra, geometry, and fundamental geometry.
-Experienced in working with students who are English Language Learners, Gifted and Talented, as well as students with learning disabilities.
-Worked in San Diego doing private tutoring for English & Math.

*Utilize effective strategies and techniques such as*
-Carefully breaking down steps
-Identifying how the student learns best
-Creating individualized instruction based on learning style of student
-Incorporating visuals
-Re-teaching what has not been mastered
-Connecting material to real life examples and to concepts the student understands
-Providing extra response time so the student can process the material
-Allowing the student to build confidence with repeated review and practice
-Giving extra examples in order for student to build skills
-Assisting student in study techniques- flash cards, Cornell notes, creating study sheets etc.

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Education Specialist
Feb 2016 - Present
San Diego Unified District


Graduate School Teaching Education
May 2015 - May 2018
San Diego State University
Bachelor of Arts
Sep 2000 - May 2005
Northeastern University


Clear Teaching Credential
May 2018

Preliminary Teaching Credential
May 2016

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