About

Better Student. Better Learner. Better You.

Hi, I’m Ryan! I’m a teacher, learning coach, curriculum designer, and founder of @theCore T&L. More so, I am a lifelong student who loves, and sometimes struggles, to learn.

Either as a student or as a teacher, I’ve been in school most of my life. In the sometimes bumpy journey, I have experienced both successes and some setbacks, but I want to use my stories and experience to help you be the student and learner you want to and can be.

I work with

  • high schoolers
  • college students
  • adult learners

who want to (or help someone) become a better student so they can be a better learner. My focus is on how writing helps students be better learners.

I also work with teachers and education professionals looking to foster better student learning experiences and outcomes.

More about Ryan

Teaching Experience

Advanced Placement (AP)

  • Capstone Seminar
  • Capstone Research
  • European History
  • U.S. Government & Politics
  • U.S. History

High School Honors, Regular, & Inclusion

  • U.S. History
  • World History
  • Reading & Writing

Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching

  • Information Literacy
  • Interdisciplinary Research Capstone
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Teacher Leadership & Coaching
  • Teaching History & Social Studies Methods for Pre-Service Teachers

Education & Credentials

  • PhD in Curriculum Studies | DePaul University
  • MA in Teaching & Learning | DePaul University
  • BA in History | Bellarmine University
  • Certified Illinois secondary teaching license
  • Accredited College Board AP teacher

Being a student and writer in school is about making mistakes, learning from trial and error. Let’s make some mistakes together.

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“[Ryan] helped me not to be afraid of daunting challenges and how to become more confident.” N.R., student