Hello! My name is Benjamin, and I am a Senior at the University of Richmond with a double major in American Studies and Rhetoric/Communication Studies. As indicated on my resume, I have earned high marks in all of my educational endeavors. Outside of school, I love to play and watch sports, particularly basketball and baseball.
I also have significant experience working with youth as a camp counselor and as the coordinator of a Virginia high school program. These youth-oriented leadership experiences have led me to tutoring, and I could not be more excited to start that journey.
A little about my background: I attended a Jewish private school from Kindergarten through fifth grade. My school was well-funded, and a vast majority of my classmates belonged to upper-middle class families.
In sixth grade, I left my Jewish private school and I began my time as a student in the University City School District, or U-City, as it is known colloquially. U-City schools were vastly different from my Jewish school--they were poorly funded, consisted mostly of black students, and a vast majority of students qualified to receive free or reduced-price lunches. Many of my U-City friends had only one parent raising them, forcing them to work long hours after school to help contribute to the family income.
Although U-City was underfunded, the one consistent support that my classmates had was their teachers. U-City's teachers were always there as academic guides, but they often served as parental figures and life coaches when they needed to be. They recognized that, as teachers of underprivileged students at an underfunded school, they would have to step up and be the support that their students needed.
Now in college, I am inspired by my high school teachers (and my current professors) to be that same support, in whatever way works best for the student. In short, I want to help, in any way that I can.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Richmond - Bachelor in Arts, Communication and Rhetoric
ACT Composite: 35
ACT English: 35
ACT Math: 35
ACT Reading: 34
ACT Science: 35
Playing and watching sports (especially basketball and baseball), reading, trying new foods
Arrangement and Composition
Basic Computer Literacy
CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
CLEP History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present
CLEP Introductory Sociology
CLEP Social Sciences and History
College Application Essays
College Level American History
College Level American Literature
Drum and Percussion
Elementary School English
Elementary School Science
GCSE English Language
GCSE English Literature
High School English
High School Level American History
High School Level American Literature
High School Physics
High School Writing
K-11th Grade Standardized Tests
Mac Basic Computer Skills
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science
US Constitutional History