I earned my B.Sc in Physics
from Penn State, University Park, as well as minors in Bio-Engineering, Mathematics
, and Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology
While helping you with your subject specific problems, I will share with you some of the general study skills
that have landed me in a highly competitive graduate program, jointly appointed at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, studying Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology.
I have several years of tutoring experience in a broad range of subject matters, and enjoy tutoring as an excuse to stay sharp on topics outside my primary field of study. Although test prep is not my preferred topic, I did score in the 95% on my GRE
, which I mention only to further emphasize the broad range of my academic interest.
I've found that I rely on my students having enough experience with their own learning style to know when to consider accepting or rejecting suggestions I make concerning changes which may or may not help them to improve. For this reason, I only tutor subjects being studied at the undergraduate level or higher.
A nice quote that sums up my tutoring philosophy
"A skilled tutor makes few statements and asks many questions, for she knows that questioning, wondering, and discussing promote long-lasting learning." ~ Sanjoy Mahajan in Street-Fighting Mathematics.
I prefer to limit my travel radius to 5mi, but understand that not all students have the option of meeting so close. If this is the case, we can adjust my hourly rate to reflect the extra travel time.
24 hours notice required
Travels within 10 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community.
Here are some of the resources created by Benjamin.
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After much consideration, I have found a combination of tools that allow electronic tutoring sessions to be as effective, if not more so, than in person sessions. The critical areas that are addressed are described below.
1) Being able to see the student
-A critical element of tutoring is being able to pick up on non-verbal cues provided by the student. It is often the case that the mouth...
I've decided to start posting some of my musings on epistemology and pedagogy here for the benefit (or amusement ; ) of anyone interested to read on.
This post is more of a reminder/ testimonial for those dealing with final exams. Coffee can only take you so far! Most people 'know' that exercise is good for them, however, not many seem to 'believe' this as judged by their actions.