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I tutor because I love science and math, I'm good at solving problems, and I enjoy sharing interesting ideas.
I studied computer science in college, with additional coursework in biology, physics, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and linguistics. After graduation I worked as a technical writer and computer programmer for eight years. I enjoy writing, editing, and illustrating, and I have a deep understanding of computers, how they work, and how to make them work.
In addition to my education I've traveled extensively in India and southeast Asia, I get out to the local trails with my young boy whenever I can, and I draw and paint from life.
As a teacher, I identify the concepts and techniques that aren't yet understood, and I work with diligence until the student really truly gets it. I teach with patience and thought, but I don't waste time. I focus on the task at hand because I love it when understanding begins.
I've been using algebra in my life and my studies for many years. I love teaching algebra in particular because a solid foundation in this subject is useful throughout life.
Advanced algebra is one of my favorite subjects to teach. With more realistic and challenging problems, I feel that this is the point at which math really becomes interesting and hopefully fun. With each student my goal is to build good habits, actual understanding, and a solid foundation that can be brought into future math and science classes.
I've completed 3 quarters of college level chemistry with a 4.0 GPA. I teach by breaking problems down into simple steps and keeping careful track of all quantities as we work.
I earned my BA in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, and worked for several years in the software industry as a programmer and technical writer. I understand how computers work from the CPU to the end user.
I earned my BA from UC Berkeley in Computer Science and I've worked in the computer industry for 8 years. I've used computers for my professional, academic, and personal life. I know how they work inside out.
I've used basic geometry in subjects ranging from calculus to graphical programming to physics. It's a beautiful and important foundational subject for so many interesting topics, and deserves a solid understanding.
Working as a technical writer in the software industry, I wrote, edited, illustrated, and published professional documentation.
I have a deep understanding of English grammar and usage, and a keen eye for readability.
I received a 5 on the physics AP test, and later a 4.0 on general college-level physics. I find physics super fun and satisfying, and I'm always eager to tackle problems.
I've practice Ashtanga and related styles of yoga for over 12 years, with many teachers in America, Thailand, and India. I've taught groups and privates for over 5 years. I enjoy leading a vigorous practice with inversions and strength building, as well as a passive practice with focus on building flexibility, stillness, and meditation.
Great at explaining concepts and fun. — Ben is a great tutor. He is fun to work with and has a very strong and thorough understanding of precalculus, the class he has been helping me with. His obvious love of math is infectious to the reluctant student (me). He is always punctual, responds quickly, and keeps focused on the task at hand. He is very intuitive regarding how I learn and what I need to practice and work on. I highly recommen ...
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