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I love learning, and I believe that you can, too! I have a passion for helping others discover that math, physics, and computer programming are much simpler than they appear at first glance. With a little work, some systematic thought, and a bit of help from me, you can master these seemingly daunting subjects.
When we meet for tutoring, I won't just re-teach the material that you've already heard in class. Instead, I'll watch your problem solving habits to unearth systematic errors on the problem-solving level. In other words, I'll help you figure out WHY you're having difficulty instead of just showing you that your answer is wrong. In a typical tutoring session, we will discuss the ideas behind the problems at hand (and I'll ask you to do a good bit of the talking!), look at some physical representations of the concept, and work out some practice problems. So whether you learn by hearing, talking, seeing, doing or working hands-on, I'll look for your particular learning strengths and use them to help you learn in the way that works best for you.
I graduated from Taylor University, where I earned a B.S. in Physics/Mathematics Education (3.96 GPA) and was chosen as the Distinguished Physics Senior of my graduating class. I earned an Indiana Professional Educator's License for teaching physics and math in grades 7-12. During my one-on-one experience in tutoring college-level physics, mathematics, and computer science, I earned Regular Tutor Certification through the College Learning and Reading Association. But don't expect all these certifications to mean that I'm boring--I also worked for five years at a summer camp, where fun is the name of the game! I love learning, and I believe that you can, too! I have a passion for helping others discover that math, physics, and computer … Read more
Group Sessions: $30 per student per hour (2 or 3 students, 1 hour minimum)
Ben has met with my daughter 3 times to help her with AP Physics. Before she met with Ben, she was very discouraged about this class. Now, she feels more confident and understands the material better. Ben communicates well and is very patient with her, and is a gifted teacher. I recommend him highly!
Ben helped me complete a packet for a pre-calculus class and made everything seem a lot more simple and easier. He is a great tutor and I recommend going to him for help. Thanks to him I got a high score on my finals!
I've never been good at math and that's why I hired Ben. During tutoring sessions he was very creative when it came to providing examples for me to understand. I have found that I feel more confident when I approach statistics compared to when I started.
Ben is very flexible on discussing different areas of the subject my daughter is struggling with. She always has a better understanding of her homework or how to approach a problem after her lesson.
Ben not only taught the subject but he made sure that my son could explain the concepts. He was struggling with tests and has increased his test score 30%. Well worth the cost!
The last lesson we had was very helpful and I thought it really got me prepared for my test. Thank you.
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I earned a one year certificate in Biblical studies from Rosedale Bible College, where I learned many principles of Biblical interpretation and presentation. At Taylor University I took survey classes over the Old Testament, the New Testament, general theology, and apologetics. I have led several small group Bible studies over the past few years, and in the summer of 2012 I served as a summer camp pastor for Camp Hebron.
I took two semesters of introductory computer science classes at Taylor University, earning an A each time. As a student there, I participated for three years on the student computer programming competition teams. I also held a paid position as a C++ tutor on campus.
I took two semesters of computer programming at Taylor University, where I also participated for three years running on the student computer programming competition teams. I also have a full semester's experience in tutoring C++ programming.
As part of my math education training, I aced college geometry, a proof-based course that focuses on the conceptual assumptions of geometry. I have experience working not only with Euclidean geometry (what most high school courses explore) but also with hyperbolic geometry, which is based on different (and often counterintuitive) assumptions.
In addition to this content area training, I also took math methods, an education course that focused on the pedagogical aspects of how to teach math for high school students' maximal success.