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Ben

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I graduated from Brown University in 2017 with a degree in Molecular Biology and Immunology. Over the past several years, I’ve worked in a variety of capacities, including several biomedical research positions, as a medical scribe, and a tutor at Varsity Tutors! I intend to apply to medical school during the summer of 2018.

These experiences have allowed me to develop an even greater appreciation for the sciences than what I’ve learned 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.

Ben’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Brown University - Bachelor of Science, Applied Math - Economics

Test Scores

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

Hobbies

Spending time with friends, playing soccer, reading, learning, and traveling

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Math

11th Grade Math

12th Grade Math

9th Grade Math

ACT Prep

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Science

ACT Writing

Algebra

Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4

Arithmetic

Biology

Calculus

Calculus 3

Chemistry

College Algebra

College Biology

College Chemistry

College English

College Essays

College Physics

Differential Equations

Earth Science

Elementary Algebra

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

General Biology

General Chemistry

Geometry

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School English

High School Physics

Life Sciences

Linear Algebra

Math

Middle School Math

Multivariable Calculus

Other

Physics

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language

Science

Summer

Test Prep

Trigonometry


Q & A

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.