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Why? has been my favorite question since I was little, as it always opened a seemingly endless rabbit hole of information. Thankfully, my parents (my first teachers) fed this curiosity as often as they could. These days, I approach teaching in a similar fashion. As an educator, I believe that deep understanding is constructed from basics, and the remarkably simple question, why? does a great deal to reveal these building blocks. I strive to ensure that my students learn to truly think for themselves, and often discourage them from blindly following formulae and procedures. While rote memorization may initially take less effort, I believe that deep understanding pays dividends in the long run. That means plenty of pictures, flow charts, explanations, and discussions that make learning digestible and engaging.

The real test of a good teacher is getting students excited about the sometimes slow and challenging learning process. I always seek to show my students that what they are learning matters by connecting concepts to the real world when possible and conveying genuine enthusiasm for the subject myself. My favorite subjects to tutor are mathematics and science, from early algebra to statistics and calculus, as well as their applications to physical phenomena. I graduated from Yale in May 2017 with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineeringa subject I pursued because of my love for deconstructing the technology that surrounds us. In my time at Yale, I also acquired a fondness of psychology, philosophy, politics, and social justice. I firmly believe that any student can learn any subject they desire, and I seek to actively address the threat that stereotypes pose to our youth.

Ben’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Yale University - Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2360

SAT Math: 800

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 760

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 780

SAT Subject Test in U.S. History: 760

SAT Subject Test in Physics: 790


My favorite activities include fixing things, talking about the universe, building guitar amplifiers, playing drums (loudly–but with earplugs), and recording music.