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Hi! My name is Ben. I'm excited to help you achieve your goals in learning math and English!
I grew up in the Midwest but I work now in the Bay area. I have an Engineering MS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and am very familiar with various levels of theoretical and applied mathematics and engineering. Having been a tutor for intermediate and advanced maths in college, I helped bridge the knowledge gap: explaining complicated concepts simply, expressing ideas clearly, and conveying knowledge patiently.
Through years of writing research papers, journal papers, and application essays as well as proofreading the same for native and non-native English speakers, I am accomplished in English writing, grammar, and style. I am especially good at critiquing essays for content organization, clarity, cohesiveness, and mechanics. Being bilingual with native English and native Mandarin Chinese, I can help you develop skills in speaking and listening, and reading and writing.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
I have been a career adviser many clients. I will describe two.
I helped a client at a graduate school find out what they wanted to do. He could not decide between a PhD with low pay and a mechanical engineering job with high pay. I helped him understand what his values and interests were, which led to him taking the PhD.
Another client could not decide whether to quit their graduate program to look for a job that interests her. I helped her realize that her attendance at her graduate program was a family pressure and she should be free to find her own passions in life.
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