Alumni Speak March 2017: Education

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Mar 22 2017

Alumni Speak March 2017: Education

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Speakers: Antoynica Ryan

                     The Ryan Institute

Industry: Education

Brief Bio:

Hailing from Sacramento, CA Mrs. Ryan came to Maryland to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree at Morgan State University and graduated with a BA in Sociology in 2002. After graduation, Mrs. Ryan immediately began her career working in the field of public school education as an elementary school teacher in Baltimore Public Schools. She later received her Master’s Degree in Education from the College of Notre Dame. While working in the school system, Mrs. Ryan created a good reputation for herself that allowed her to facilitate professional development workshops, mentor other educators as well as a reading support instructor for students. Mrs. Ryan decided to monetize her skills into a profitable business. The Ryan Institute originally started as a tutoring company in 2012, that later grew into an institute. The Ryan Institute is interest based, which makes them stand out from their competitors.

 

Certifications/Resources used to advance business:

Marketing Strategies/Branding:

  • Main Marketing Platform: Social Media
  • Watching Youtube videos, podcasts, reading more books all on how to start a successful business and taking advice from successful business owners/branding specialists.
  • “Hashtags are everything” : #TheRyanInsituteLLC #ITeachHope

Enrollment:

  • Ad-Hoc
  • No contracts
  • Discounted pricing for individual sessions ( in bulk; sessions are in increments of 3)
  • Rates start at 40.00 per hour compared to 60.00 per hour from competitors

Challenges:

    • Self-educating themselves on how to start a business
    • The process in starting a business with no prior experience; “I appreciate the process..we take great pride in what we do”
    • You have to relinquish some of the roles in your business, you need to outsource.“

 

  • “Morgan has been a phenomenal resource to us..we hire the college students at Morgan as our tutors”

Advice for those interested in Education Industry:

  • Reach out to professors within your major to find work within your field to better prepare you for your career post-graduation

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Hashtags are everything”  (Tweet This)
  • “I appreciate the process..we take great pride in what we do” (Tweet This)

 

  • You have to relinquish some of the roles in your business, you need to outsource.“ (Tweet This)
  • “Morgan has been a phenomenal resource to us..we hire the college students at Morgan as our tutors” (Tweet This)

Contact Info:

Website: www.learnwithryan.com

Facebook: The Ryan Institute LLC

IG/Snapchat/Twitter: @LearnwithRyan #TheRyanInsituteLLC #ITeachHope