Hi, I'm Ben. I graduated magna cum laude from high school in the 98th percentile for my SAT
scores, and recently graduated with honors from The University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Physics
. I scored in top percentiles on the GRE
, and got an 800 (77th percentile) on the Physics GRE. I recently finished my first year in the physics PhD program at Georgia Tech, which comprised all of my core classes.
I was a TA for four years in physics classes where my entire job was student interaction. The aforementioned classes were small and for nontechnical majors, so I am extremely proficient at communicating ideas even to students who might not be masters of scientific and mathematical concepts. The classes also involved the regular holding of office hours, where I would have extended one-on-one time with students. I also held one-on-one tutoring with a student in a major's level introductory mechanics class. I received excellent student evaluations in all classes where they were given.
On the General GRE, I scored a 660 (93rd percentile) on the Verbal Reasoning section, a 780 (88th percentile) on the Quantitative Reasoning section, and a 6.0 (99th percentile) in the writing
section, indicating my broad skill set.
On the Physics GRE, I scored an 800 (77th percentile), indicating that I did better than more than 3/4 of prospective physics graduate students.
My hours are fairly flexible and I'm happy to meet just about anywhere a reasonable distance from me (I live in Midtown).
Note: I usually respond very, very quickly! I had an inactive account for a long time, and the "usually responds in..." seems to have counted that idle time in its calculations.