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Ben S.

Bridgeport, CT

$60/hour

Math really can be fun!

Background check passed as of 8/21/14
4.5 average from 11 ratings
So helpful, and really cares about my daughter's progress.
— Jennifer, Westport, CT on 12/12/14

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Purdue University
Aerospace Engineer
Penn State University
Master's
University of Georgia
Enrolled

Education

Purdue University (Aerospace Engineer)

Penn State University (Master's)

University of Georgia (Enrolled)

About Ben

Hello! I'm glad that you're considering me to help you learn. Here's a little bit of information about me that will hopefully help you in your decision making:

As a proud 2011 graduate of Purdue University in Aerospace Engineering and a 2015 Penn State graduate in Systems Engineering, I am a strong proponent of a solid math education and want to share my knowledge with those who are interested. My math affinity may have started with my excellent high school math teacher whom I loved so much that I bought an "I love math" t-shirt at Goodwill (I may wear it on our first tutoring session just for fun). Now, as an engineer at Sikorsky and a financial planning graduate student at the University of Georgia (online), I hope that I can assist the next generation of potential scientists, engineers, or students who could really just use some help!

I hope that you will contact me so that we can work through homework problems together or prepare for ACT, SAT, or other fun tests. I do think that I will be able to help you understand math (or another subject) better, and you may even find yourself looking for your own "I love math" t-shirt at Goodwill...
Hello! I'm glad that you're considering me to help you learn. Here's a little bit of information about me that will hopefully help you in your decision making:

As a proud 2011 graduate of Purdue University in Aerospace Engineering and a 2015 Penn State graduate in Systems Engineering, I am a strong proponent of a solid
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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Bridgeport, CT 06605
Background Check: Passed

"So helpful, and really cares about my daughter's progress."

- Jennifer, Westport, CT on 12/12/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Mechanical Engineering
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
MATLAB
Language:
Arabic
Elementary Education:
Reading

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Approved subjects

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Arabic

I have spent over a year in the Middle East studying Arabic. I was awarded the US Department of State's Critical Language Scholarship for Advanced Arabic Study (in Morocco) and studied at the Arabic Language Institute in Cairo. I tutored first and second year college students in Arabic.

Bible Studies

As a Christian, I have spent more time studying the Bible than any math book (or any other book for that matter!). Additionally, I have studied the Bible as an important piece of literature in college. Depending on students' needs and interests, we can study either Old or New Testaments.

Differential Equations

I studied both ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations as an undergraduate student. As a graduate student, I've continued my study of differential equations, with every day applications. I recently submitted a project using non-linear differential equations to model a helicopter's slung load. I'd like to show you the power of differential equations in modeling everyday phenomena.

MATLAB

I have used MATLAB for about 10 years. I started to use MATLAB in my undergraduate studies for solving differential equations. I also used MATLAB/Simulink in graduate school for modeling dynamic systems. Outside of school, I have used MATLAB at my job for analyzing large data sets and have taught colleagues how to use its basic functions as well.

Purdue University
Aerospace Engineer
Penn State University
Master's
University of Georgia
Enrolled

Education

Purdue University (Aerospace Engineer)

Penn State University (Master's)

University of Georgia (Enrolled)

So helpful, and really cares about my daughter's progress. — My daughter really likes working with Ben. He is thorough and patient, and he really cares about her progress and test preparation. ...

— Jennifer, Westport, CT on 12/12/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ben will travel within 10 miles of Bridgeport, CT 06605.