Essay Coach & Tutor (ACT/SAT)

Ryan was born in London, grew up in Austin, Texas, and currently lives
in Brooklyn. On the application prep/tutoring side, he has worked for 14
years, helping students across the globe get into their top choice
schools. He started tutoring after grad school, through word of mouth,
preparing students for their ACTs and SATs. Over the years, this
shifted, and he began to focus more on essay work, application prep,
and educational counseling. He’s worked as a writing specialist and
head tutor at two of New York’s most prestigious boutique companies,
focusing primarily on high-end New York and international clients,
guiding them through the college application process. He’s travelled
internationally to work with students, and his skills range from hiring and
training new tutors and college counseling to running application essay
workshops and developing new curriculum for classes.   

He graduated with honors from the University of Texas Austin with a
BFA in Theatre Studies and a minor in English. After graduation, he
went on to complete his MFA in Acting at the Yale School of Drama. He
still acts from time to time, but now focuses on screenwriting and
playwriting. His plays have been developed by Cape Cod Theatre
Project (twice), Williamstown Theatre Festival, Naked Angels,
Rattlestick Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, Colt Coeur, Primary Stages,
SPACE on Ryder Farm, Theater of NOTE, Tofte Lake Emerging Artists
Program, and Ground Up Productions, among others. He’s currently a
member of the Ars Nova Playgroup and Dorothy Strelsin New American
Writers Group at Primary Stages. He is also developing a film and
several television series for various production companies.

When he’s not writing or helping other people write, he’s spending time
with his wife and 4-year- old daughter in Brooklyn. Occasionally, he has
time to do yoga, meditate, or jog.


University of Texas Austin
Yale University