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Ben S.

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Saint Petersburg, FL (33784)

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There are many ways to improve oneself. None is quite like the power you get from educating yourself on how to better perform. As America moves forward, jobs are requiring more technical knowledge and expertise. And yet at the same time, the education system is bogged down and many students aren’t able to receive the individual attention that is really required to help them flourish. I can help you by providing that individual attention and modeling that is so necessary.

As a mathematics and physics double major in my senior year, my peers and superiors are continually surprised by my passion and knowledge on these two subjects. They are what I want to devote my life to studying. That passion is one of the essential qualities that I bring as a tutor. But knowledge and passion, while vital, are not the only things that one must possess to be a good tutor; one must also be able to expertly communicate the ideas and knowledge to the student. Over the last few years, my experience with communications training has been sharpened and honed through leadership positions at various summer camps, a successful high school speech and debate career, martial arts instructing, and tutoring my peers in their subjects to help them improve.

My general structure for tutoring is to first review the student’s current standing in the subject, usually through previous tests, and then to have them preform some problem solving in the subject to further ascertain the student’s level of skill. Having done that, a curriculum is then developed from that information. This will be a plan that will coach the student to greater success through multiple rounds of problem solving and personal feedback, building their confidence and proficiency.

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Ben’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Science:
Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Physics
Computer:
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

ACT Math

The ACT covers the essentials of functions based algebra, some coordinate and plane geometry, and trigonometry. These subjects are all ones that serve as the foundation of physics and mathematics. I have been practicing these skills for years, since every problem in every class in my academic career uses the formulas and rules taught in the subjects covered in the ACT. I have been teaching these subjects for just as long.

Algebra 1

I have been working with algebra for over a decade. My line of study as a physics major requires an active understanding of all the rules and formulas contained in this subject. Each problem requires multiple steps of algebra to complete.

I taught this subject to many students and they all improve drastically with my assistance.

Calculus

I have taken a three course sequence focusing on all of the techniques covered in calculus. The sum grade average of that sequence was an A-.

I have previously tutored many of the subjects contained in calculus courses, including specifically finding the area between curves, the various methods of finding volumes of objects and related rates, to name a few.

Chemistry

The basis of chemistry rests on algebra and dimensional analysis. These are both subjects that I have had to master in order to advance in my work studying physics. I have taught chemistry for the last few years using this knowledge.

Differential Equations

I took a class that focused specifically on ordinary differential equations, as well as a math methods course that included differential equations, both ordinary and partial, in its subject material. In both classes I received A's.
I am well versed in all the techniques for solving first order equations, as well as the method of undetermined coefficients and Laplace transformations for 2nd order and higher equations.

General Computer

My computer skills come from being raised in the computer age and tinkering around with them since before I can remember. I've torn apart and put together more laptops and desktops then I can remember, and spent a large amount of time figuring out and studying how to troubleshoot and personalize them. I've taught how to work and understand computers to those who are less experienced with them for several years.

Linear Algebra

I took a class focusing on this subject in the Spring of 2012. I also took a Math Methods course which covered linear algebra as an important topic. During the courses, I was among the top three in the class in grade performance and I finished the class with an A. Also, while in the class, I helped tutor peers in that class on how to do linear algebra.

Physics

I am a physics major at the University of South Florida. I have taken and passed with high marks the general physics courses as well as a significant portion of the upper level physics course.

I also have a relatively large amount of experience tutoring in this subject, tutoring students to higher marks than they expected.

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Education

University of South Florida (Physics )

Awesome Tutor! Ben provided an excellent before-exam review for my daughter's college Intro to Chemistry Class. She made a 98! He reviewed with her all the relevant items that her professor suggested to cover before the exam. Ben helped her specifically with topics that she was having a hard time understanding. We cannot thank Ben enough. He is very professional and passionate about his subjects! ...

— Susan from Bradenton, FL on 6/12/14);

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Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

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Ben will travel within 40 miles of Saint Petersburg, FL 33701.

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