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Ben L.

Chula Vista, CA

$40/hr

Purdue Grad Brings Theory to the Real World

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Purdue Grad Brings Theory to the Real World

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As a Navy veteran, I have been able to apply my education to practical problems for my entire career, applying theory to real-world situations. I have always been able to explain concepts to others, so I'm going to put that ability to use as a tutor. I see education as a process of building a framework on which one can hang experiences to better understand the world.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration, which helps me explain concepts from either a technical or a business point of view (or both, if that helps). I like to relate abstract concepts to real-world concepts that the student is already familiar with. I find that this aids greatly in understanding subjects heavy on theory, such as math. The opposite is also useful for subjects like grammar and proofreading, where applying the real-world usage of language to a conceptual framework can help reveal weaknesses and errors.

I am often told that I am incredibly patient. A good tutor needs to be able to avoid frustration if a student cannot understand a concept, in order to focus on overcoming barriers to learning.

Testimonials

"Very Intelligent and Descriptive Tutor!"

- David, San Diego, CA on 8/31/14

"Great Tutor"

- Casey , San Diego, CA on 8/10/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Discrete Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Proofreading,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Science:
Mechanical Engineering,
Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Business,
Economics, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Economics, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Business,
Economics, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Algebra 1

The introduction of letters into mathematical expressions can be bewildering for beginning algebra students, but it's just a convenient way to translate real world problems into mathematical language. My training as an engineer has made that process second nature to me, and provided me a ready supply of applications that can bring theory down to earth. I find that real world examples can demystify what initially looks like foreign language.

Business

I have an MBA degree from St. Louis University, where I was selected for the business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma. During my military career, I have over six years experience working on major acquisition programs monitoring contractor compliance with the terms of the contract. I have assisted first-time military contractors with understanding and meeting the terms of new contracts.

Mechanical Engineering

I have a degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. Since graduating, I have worked in military aviation, where mechanical engineering concepts are applied, especially thermodynamics and hydraulics. In addition to being an operator of military aircraft, I have also been involved in test and evaluation, and aircraft production and repair. This experience has emphasized failure analysis and reliability.

Proofreading

Clear writing is critical to getting your point across. Seemingly minor errors can, at best, distract the reader, and, at worst, destroy the credibility of the author.
My career has exposed me to several different writing styles that vary depending on the audience. I've written and edited news releases, where active voice is good and technical jargon is bad; I've also written flight test reports where the opposite is true. I can go beyond basic grammar and spelling to help select an appropriate writing style for the subject at hand.

Ben’s Resources

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Equation Problem (answer)

((((N+6)x5-28)x2+16)x5-50)x2=900   This is the equation for the operations described by the text. Solving for N gives the result. An equation like this can be simplified significantly, which Katie probably would have done in advance. Then she could solve the simpler equation...

This will require a system of two equations, because there are two variables, airspeed and wind speed. Lets call them A and W, respectively. The first equation will come from the case with the headwind, so A and W are acting in opposite directions.   A-W=500miles/7hours,...

Purdue University
Mechanical Engineeri
Saint Louis University
MBA

Education

Purdue University (Mechanical Engineeri)

Saint Louis University (MBA)

Very Intelligent and Descriptive Tutor! — Ben is very descriptive, informative, and has no problem presenting different methods to approach any engineering problem to best suit your learning. He works problems at your pace and encourages conceptualizing each problem so that the every aspect of it becomes more clear. Ben is very patient and structured and I definitely recommend him for any subject he tutors. ...

— David, San Diego, CA on 8/31/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Ben will travel within 20 miles of Chula Vista, CA 91914.


About Ben

As a Navy veteran, I have been able to apply my education to practical problems for my entire career, applying theory to real-world situations. I have always been able to explain concepts to others, so I'm going to put that ability to use as a tutor. I see education as a process of building a framework on which one can hang experiences to better understand the world.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration, which helps me explain concepts from either a technical or a business point of view (or both, if that helps). I like to relate abstract concepts to real-world concepts that the student is already familiar with. I find that this aids greatly in understanding subjects heavy on theory, such as math. The opposite is also useful for subjects like grammar and proofreading, where applying the real-world usage of language to a conceptual framework can help reveal weaknesses and errors.

I am often told that I am incredibly patient. A good tutor needs to be able to avoid frustration if a student cannot understand a concept, in order to focus on overcoming barriers to learning.

Testimonials

"Very Intelligent and Descriptive Tutor!"

- David, San Diego, CA on 8/31/14

"Great Tutor"

- Casey , San Diego, CA on 8/10/14
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Education

Purdue University
Mechanical Engineeri
Saint Louis University
MBA

Education

Purdue University (Mechanical Engineeri)

Saint Louis University (MBA)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chula Vista, CA 91914

Ben’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Discrete Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Proofreading,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Science:
Mechanical Engineering,
Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Business,
Economics, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Economics, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Business,
Economics, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Ben’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Ben. View all of Ben’s resources

Equation Problem (answer)

((((N+6)x5-28)x2+16)x5-50)x2=900   This is the equation for the operations described by the text. Solving for N gives the result. An equation like this can be simplified significantly, which Katie probably would have done in advance. Then she could solve the simpler equation...

This will require a system of two equations, because there are two variables, airspeed and wind speed. Lets call them A and W, respectively. The first equation will come from the case with the headwind, so A and W are acting in opposite directions.   A-W=500miles/7hours,...


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