Bryan fell in love with literature and writing in high school, when he also felt his calling to help people grow through mentoring relationships. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, where he majored in English and Creative Writing and won three prizes for his scholarly and creative writing. After several years teaching in independent all-boys boarding schools, one of them in England, he is now the English Department Chair at an innovative, nationally recognized charter school in St. Louis. Assiduously creative, he has a lot of irons in the fire, including: a memoir, a board game, a collection of essays, a set of designs for living intentionally, and a sequel to The Odyssey that might become a play. For the moment, he’s focusing on a book of poems.
Bryan has experience working with a wide variety of students, from AP scholars seeking college-level challenges to freshmen working to master foundational study skills. To everyone he brings compassion and empathy, and the commitment to collaboratively develop individualized strategies. As a teacher, he has developed original curricula for all his courses, including “AP English Language and Composition” and senior literature electives. He has innovated writing instruction and grading practices to help students hone their development as writers. He has edited over 2,500 student papers, including many college application essays. His specialties are Writing (creative and expository), English, Study Skills, and the SAT & SSAT/ISEE. He has significant experience working with students with unique learning profiles and other challenges. He believes that tutoring, as a form of teaching and learning, is and should be an opportunity for meaningful and lasting intellectual and personal growth.
Bryan loves being outside, especially wilderness canoeing. He’s also really into meditation, cooking, thinking deeply about life, and cuddling with his two crazy cats.