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Ralston M.

USD $20/hr

Emory grad with over 12 years experience tutoring Math, Science, English, Foreign Language, and Test Prep

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Tutor Information


As an avid learner, I always encourage learning in others. I have been tutoring since 2011. In that time, I have helped over 200 students of all ages prepare for over 50 subjects, standardized tests (ACT, SAT, ISEE, SSAT, GRE, GMAT), and foreign languages (Latin, Arabic, Spanish). I began tutoring professionally in my Sophomore year at Emory as a class aide and then branched out to tutoring privately, which I have been doing ever since. On average, my students see 10-15% increases in their scores within 4-8 regular sessions, and some students have seen as high as 30% increases. I tutor not only the content by essential test-taking strategy geared towards each test to make sure students are making the most out of their time. I possess a wealth of knowledge in many areas, but one of the things that I find fun about learning is seeing how subjects connect to the real world. This is one of my greatest strengths as a tutor as I show students the different ways in which their studies connect to the world, their ambitions, and interests.


Duluth, Georgia, United States


English, Arabic, Latin, Spanish




Middle School
High School
I want to learn a new hobby


Emory University

2010 - 2014
Bachelor's Degree, Latin/Arabic
B.A. in Latin, Minor in Arabic

Work Experience

Strive Academics

August 2016 - present
Tutored 250+ students across metro-Atlanta and the world in 40+ subjects, including Math up to Calculus, Science up to Chemistry, English/Writing up to Graduate level, ACT, SAT, ISEE/SSAT, GRE, GED, GMAT, Social Studies, Spanish, Latin, Arabic, and more. Helped students achieve a 13% score increase on average (with a high of a 30% increase), earning higher GPAs and college admissions to some of the top universities in the US and South, including Yale, Emory,Berry, Georgia Tech, UGA, Agnes Scott, Oglethorpe, Morehouse, Howard, and more. Have published over 200 several informational articles and resources in addition to being featured in several publications online and in print.

Varsity Tutors

August 2012 - December 2016
Assisted students with a variety of academic subjects such as, but not limited to, ACT, SAT, Algebra, English/ELA, ISEE/SSAT, Chemistry, Biology, and so on.

Emory University

August 2011 - May 2012
Arabic Tutor
Assisted students in the Arabic department at the 101 and 102 levels with assignments and comprehension, holding office hours occasionally after classes.



Ralston has been tutoring our son for years on a range of subjects from math to science across multiple ages and academic levels of rigor (including but not limited to college/AP level material). No matter the subject, Ralston exceeds expectations in ensuring that our student not only learns the concepts and content but excels in their academic performance both short and long term. Importantly, Ralston consistently engages his students, getting to know the individual as a learner and a person - aligning lessons and teachings with relevant hobbies, likes, or current events in our world today. As a parent, a trusted tutor to teach your child is hard to find. When you consider the knowledge, skills, and abilities of a tutor like Ralston and the lifelong value of the learning experience which he will provide to your student - that is priceless.
By: Ronda