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Benjamin S.

Pasadena, CA

$40/hr

UC Davis, UC Hastings grad with years of experience

Background check passed as of 9/15/14
Usually responds in about 3 hours

UC Davis, UC Hastings grad with years of experience

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Currently, I’m working on a Master’s program in Library and Information Science, but I am also a recent graduate of UC Davis where I received my Bachelor of Arts in History with an emphasis on Medieval and Early Modern European History. I love learning and teaching history of all kinds, but I am also available to tutor many other subjects from Math and English to SAT and GRE preparation. While I do not have much formal experience in tutoring, I was a peer tutor throughout high school. Also, as the oldest sibling, it fell to me to help my younger brother and sister through the difficult times in their studies, so I have plenty of experience helping students find the right way to learn the skills and information they need for school. As you may have guessed from my interest in libraries, I love reading. Mostly I read fiction, but also some non-fiction when I find a particular book that sparks my interest. I’m also exploring origami and meditation as a way to encourage relaxation and better health.

Testimonials

"Great GRE tutor!"

- Marni, La Canada Flintridge, CA on 12/8/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math
English:
English, Grammar, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, European History,
Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE,
LSAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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.

European History

Back in high school, I scored a 5 in the AP European History test and went on to study history in college. I ended up with a B.A. in History with a focus on European Medieval History so I've definitely kept current with European History. Bringing a college-level education to my tutoring definitely helps broaden a student's perspective, especially for the DBQ and essay questions.

GRE

With GRE scores in the 95th percentile, I have a great understanding of the test, especially after being tutored myself. Years of tutoring others have helped me understand it more thoroughly, and more importantly, how to teach it to others. The GRE can often be quite tricky, and knowing what kinds of questions you'll get is just as important as studying vocabulary or math concepts.

LSAT

With LSAT scores in the 93rd percentile, I have a great understanding of the test, especially after being tutored myself. Years of tutoring others have helped me understand it more thoroughly, and more importantly, how to teach it to others. The LSAT can often be quite tricky, and knowing what kinds of questions you'll get is just as important as logic games and reasoning.

SAT Math

With SAT scores in the 96th percentile, I have a great understanding of the test, especially after being tutored myself. Years of tutoring others have helped me understand it more thoroughly, and more importantly, how to teach it to others. The SAT can often be quite tricky, and knowing what kinds of questions you'll get is just as important as studying math concepts.

SAT Reading

With SAT scores in the 96th percentile, I have a great understanding of the test, especially after being tutored myself. Years of tutoring others have helped me understand it more thoroughly, and more importantly, how to teach it to others. The SAT can often be quite tricky, and knowing what kinds of questions you'll get is just as important as studying vocabulary or math concepts.

UC Davis
History
Drexel University
Master's

Education

UC Davis (History)

Drexel University (Master's)

Great GRE tutor! — Benjamin is very patient and willing to work around your schedule. He is easy to reach by email and always responds quickly. I can't emphasis enough how much having a tutor who really understands the GRE helped me focus and feel more confident on test day. ...

— Marni, La Canada Flintridge, CA on 12/8/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Benjamin will travel within 20 miles of Pasadena, CA 91107.


About Benjamin

Currently, I’m working on a Master’s program in Library and Information Science, but I am also a recent graduate of UC Davis where I received my Bachelor of Arts in History with an emphasis on Medieval and Early Modern European History. I love learning and teaching history of all kinds, but I am also available to tutor many other subjects from Math and English to SAT and GRE preparation. While I do not have much formal experience in tutoring, I was a peer tutor throughout high school. Also, as the oldest sibling, it fell to me to help my younger brother and sister through the difficult times in their studies, so I have plenty of experience helping students find the right way to learn the skills and information they need for school. As you may have guessed from my interest in libraries, I love reading. Mostly I read fiction, but also some non-fiction when I find a particular book that sparks my interest. I’m also exploring origami and meditation as a way to encourage relaxation and better health.

Testimonials

"Great GRE tutor!"

- Marni, La Canada Flintridge, CA on 12/8/14

Education

UC Davis
History
Drexel University
Master's

Education

UC Davis (History)

Drexel University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Pasadena, CA 91107

Benjamin’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math
English:
English, Grammar, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, European History,
Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE,
LSAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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.


Background Check Status for Benjamin S.

Benjamin S. passed a background check on 9/15/14. The check was ordered by Benjamin through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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