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Ben A.

San Jose, CA

$35/hour

Former Writing Specialist at San Jose State

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 22 ratings
Great Tutor!
— Yumeto, San Jose, CA on 2/27/17

$35/Hour


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San Jose State University
English

Education

San Jose State University (English)

About Ben

I've spent the last six years as a tutor and Writing Specialist at both De Anza Community College and San Jose State University. It was at De Anza that I developed a passion for teaching. As a teacher, I learned the excitement of instilling not only facts and information into the minds of the people I worked with, but also confidence and excitement in them as well. There was nothing more fulfilling than seeing a student, frustrated and discouraged, become motivated, positive, and successful because of the investment I made in them. I wrapped up my English degree with a concentration in Professional Writing at San Jose State University. I'm looking forward to working with students, and I intend to pursue a Master's starting in the fall of 2016.

First, I am an outstanding tutor because I've studied the rules of grammar in tremendous depth and know what I'm talking about. Second, I am an outstanding tutor because I know how to convey information in a clear and concise way to other individuals. I never settle for superficial or hasty explanations. Instead, my goal is for the student I work with to have the same abilities and confidence that I have as a teacher. Third, I am an outstanding tutor because I combine a friendly, relaxed presence with an efficient teaching style. I've received more than 1000 reviews as a Writing Specialist at SJSU, and the two qualities repeatedly highlighted in these reviews is that I treat students like friends, making them feel like they are equals, while also being rigorous and pushing them to exceed beyond what they think they are capable of.

I'm looking forward to getting connected and assisting you all with your writing!
I've spent the last six years as a tutor and Writing Specialist at both De Anza Community College and San Jose State University. It was at De Anza that I developed a passion for teaching. As a teacher, I learned the excitement of instilling not only facts and information into the minds of the people I worked with, but also confidence and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Jose, CA 95118

"Great Tutor!"

- Yumeto, San Jose, CA on 2/27/17

"responsible and experienced tutor"

- Ye, Sunnyvale, CA on 2/16/17

"Great Tutor"

- David, Cupertino, CA on 10/26/16

"Most Effective English Educator Ever!"

- MJ, Campbell, CA on 4/17/16
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, TOEFL
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
Public Speaking

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Approved subjects

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San Jose State University
English

Education

San Jose State University (English)

Great Tutor!

I need to get a job and he provides great help focusing on concrete skills, like interview skills, cover letter and so on. Ben is able to highly customize my lesson plans. He is also very flexible when it comes to scheduling and location. He has much experience to teach students. I am poor at listening English but he tries to kindly explain me again and again until I understand.

— Yumeto, San Jose, CA on 2/27/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ben will travel within 20 miles of San Jose, CA 95118.