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Dr. Ben W.

Hot Springs National Park, AR

$40/hour

College and University Professor, Feature Film Actor and Director

$40/Hour


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University of Pennsylvania
English
Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, UK
PhD
University of California, San Diego
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Pennsylvania (English)

Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, UK (PhD)

University of California, San Diego (Graduate Coursework)

About Dr. Ben

I learned to read and write only at age ten as I suffer from dyslexia, but I have completed two doctoral degrees, written and published books, acted and directed in feature American films, had my own radio program, and have been a Line Combat U.S. Navy officer as well as an archaeologist. I have traveled widely and experienced greatly and wish to share my sense of adventure and achievement with all kinds of students, especially those who have educational challenges that have discouraged them. I know how to succeed. I love to show others how to win.

I have served as a "floating professor" aboard combat ships in the U.S. Navy all over the world, from the Luzon Straits and the South China Sea and all the Pacific, to the Atlantic, into the Mediterranean and through the Suez Canal int to Gulf of Adin, off Somalia, into the Indian Ocean and into the Persian Gulf. I was teaching men and women who were enlisted members of our Navy, who have been out of formal academic schools for many years, and my primary lesson was that they could become college graduates because I was teaching them basic English Composition and Public Speaking. I have had many people, over the past years, tell me that I inspired them to complete all their formal college and university work and to obtain many higher educational degree. I have been especially effective in helping people who have had learning challenges, because I have overcome a severe problem with dyslexia, myself.

I also had my own radio program in Majorca, Spain, after working as Dialogue Director on American feature films, and as an actor in these films and theatre productions with speaking roles. I can coach anyone in how to overcome fear of performing in public, either on a stage or in a college classroom, or business boardroom. I have owned businesses which were sales oriented and have been training sale personnel for many years, as well.

I look forward to meeting and assisting any students who need help in the areas in which I have proven skills and expertise.
I learned to read and write only at age ten as I suffer from dyslexia, but I have completed two doctoral degrees, written and published books, acted and directed in feature American films, had my own radio program, and have been a Line Combat U.S. Navy officer as well as an archaeologist. I have traveled widely and experienced greatly and wish to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Hot Springs National Park, AR 71913
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

Public Speaking

I took a specific course as an undergraduate in Public speaking, and then as a naval officer, I became a member of Toastmasters and performed weekly for two years where I was stationed. Later, I performed in plays as supporting actor or lead in theatre and was a voice coach to two young people who only learned to speak with hearing aids at the ages of 12 and 15. I was selected for a speaking role in a feature Columbia Pictures film 'The Desperadoes' in Spain and was the dialogue director for all the actors on that film. I later had a speaking part in 'Nicholas and Alexander.' I was a professor of Public speaking for the U.S. Navy PACE programs and for the University of Maryland, European Division in England, 1986-2004, I taught Communication/Speech.

University of Pennsylvania
English
Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, UK
PhD
University of California, San Diego
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Pennsylvania (English)

Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, UK (PhD)

University of California, San Diego (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dr. Ben will travel within 35 miles of Hot Springs National Park, AR 71913.