Ryan Reed

Ryan R.

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I can explain grammatical concepts with clarity and help you fine tune your pronunciation.

About Ryan R.

I am a language lover! My mother tongue is English and I am fully fluent in German and Brazilian Portuguese. I am able to tutor English to anyone, anywhere in the world and I am particularly helpful to those who have either German or Portuguese as their native languages. I also have lots of experience tutoring German. It's not my native language, but I have a very strong command of the language's complex grammar structure and I know exactly the kinds of issues English speakers have when learning it.

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Allison B.
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Ryan has been very helpful in my attempt to learn some German skills at the last minute before traveling to Germany. Online apps were helping me to learn some vocabulary but really don't explain any grammar or common ways of speaking versus literal translations. Having a tutor has been a huge help and with my crazy work/travel schedule I don't think I'd have been able to take lessons without Ryan's flexible schedule.

Posted Sep 22, 2015
Steve
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Terrific experience and very organized lesson plans. Highly recommend!

Posted Sep 21, 2015
Emily S.
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I debated whether I should just try learning German on my own, but I'm definitely glad I made the investment in lessons with Ryan. He has taught me things that I know would've taken a lot longer to learn on my own. He's also great at customizing lessons to suit individual learning goals, and his flexible schedule makes setting up lessons easy. If you're serious about learning German, Ryan is a great instructor!

Posted Sep 2, 2015
Chris
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Ryan is a nice, patient and professional teacher. He is on time , prepared and runs the class efficiently. Most importantly, my son likes him and the lessons.

Posted Jul 7, 2015
Martine G.
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Ryan is very patient . He tries to teach you what fits your lifestyle the most .

Posted Jul 3, 2015
Emma B.
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Fantastic instructor. I have always had a hard time with new languages so I wasn't sure if taking German lessons was even worth it but its definitely paying off, I have probably learned more in the past few months than I did the whole four years I was in high school!

Posted May 10, 2015
Ashley N.
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Really personalized lessons from a very patient teacher!

Posted Apr 22, 2015
Tyler H.
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Ryan is indeed a fantastic instructor! He puts a great deal of effort into each lesson and is adept at noticing trouble areas so he can adapt a lesson on the fly. Even knowledge and preparedness aside, he's kind and patient which makes for a comfortable learning experience. His passion (obsession?) for the language and culture are infectious! I'm even more excited for my upcoming move!

Posted Apr 2, 2015
Michael F.
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Ryan is a fantastic instructor! He spends so much time outside of my lesson preparing specialized lessons just for me and is very flexible and understanding. I am a flight attendant and on my very first lesson, he had a whole list of airport words in German and three lessons in, we are dissecting the announcement booklet in German. Couldn't recommend him more!!!

Posted Jan 5, 2015
Christy M.
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Ryan is AWESOME. My son has Aspergers and Ryan adapts his lessons to fit his special interests accordingly. I'd recommend him to anyone. He's very knowledgeable and patient, and my son is learning very quickly under Ryan's adept tutelage. The only recommendation I have for Ryan is to raise his rates, as he's a little too inexpensive in my opinion. :).

Posted Dec 19, 2014
Laura E.
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Ryan is very good at explaining the grammar, pronunciation and general rules of German in a simple and systematic way. He makes me feel comfortable and confident as he provides constructive criticism and positivity. At first I was hesitant about not having a native German speaker but now, I wouldn't have it any other way. Having learned German, Ryan knows firsthand what challenges his students may face and is eager to share his own tricks and materials which have proven to be successful, given that he is now fluent! He always answers my questions thoroughly and uses examples that he knows are relatable making the lessons not only relevant, but fun! He is willing to cater the lessons to my specific interests and needs! Ryan is an all around great teacher!

Posted Dec 11, 2014
Brenda G.
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He is so wonderful, knowledgeable, and patient. A fabulous teacher. I highly recommend him!!

Posted Dec 5, 2014

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Experience

Writing Tutor IV
Jan 2011 - Mar 2013

University of Maine at Augusta, Bangor Campus

I worked one-on-one with hundreds of students at the UMA writing lab helping them with academic research and writing.

Education

Master's of Library and Information Science
May 2015 - May 2018

Wayne State University

B.S. in Information Science & Library Services
Sep 2010 - May 2015

University of Maine at Augusta

Languages

Brazilian Portuguese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Distinguished Information and Library Services Student Award
May 2015

University of Maine at Augusta

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