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Ben Y.

Experienced Math & English Tutor

Oakland, CA (94606)

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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!

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Ben’s subjects

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Vocabulary
Career Development, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development, SAT Math, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Career Development, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Career Development

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.


Working as a Principal Research Associate in energy efficiency technical policy at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and being an author of two journal papers and a Master's thesis, I am very familiar with American English grammar and style.

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University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (Mechanical Eng)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Master's)

Tepper School of Business at the Carnegie Mellon University (MBA)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ben will travel within 8 miles of Oakland, CA 94606.

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