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Ben

I’m currently an undergrad at Brown University, where I’m pursuing a dual degree in Applied Math - Economics and Electrical Engineering. I’ve worked in a variety of biomedical research positions over the years, which have allowed me to develop an even greater appreciation for the sciences than through textbook learning alone. Through tutoring, I hope to instill the same level of excitement and subject appreciation in my students, not just in the sciences; but in a variety of subjects, such as English, Writing, and Math. More generally, I want my students to learn to value education and use it as a means for better understanding the world around them.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Brown University - BS, Applied Math - Economics

ACT Composite: 33

ACT English: 35

ACT Math: 34

ACT Reading: 32

ACT Science: 32

SAT Composite: 2290

SAT Math: 760

SAT Writing: 780

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 790

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1: 790

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SAT Subject Tests Prep

Summer

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to make each session as productive as possible.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Supplementing each tutoring session with materials that the student can work on independently.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Consistently providing guided reassurance.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Breaking each concept down into easily recognizable and digestible pieces.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I try to come up with a plan of action that allows students to tackle reading passages in a step-by-step manner without becoming overwhelmed.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Focusing both on their strengths and weaknesses helps motivate them and give them confidence in tackling more difficult subjects.