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Ben S.

Ames, IA

$30/hour

Experienced Math and Physics Tutor

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10+ Hours
5.0 average from 8 ratings
Excellent Advanced Math tutor.
— Donna, Wheeling, IL on 6/26/15

$30/Hour


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Iowa State University (Senior)
Aerospace Engineering

Education

Iowa State University (Senior) (Aerospace Engineering)

About Ben

Hello!

My name is Ben and I am a Senior at Iowa State University studying Aerospace Engineering. I live in Ames but am planning on working in the Des Moines area with clients this summer provided I have enough work to keep me there. I have been tutoring on and off outside of Wyzant for 6 years, with most of my experience coming from the last year when I tutored several students in Calculus and College-level Physics throughout their semesters. My other experience includes tutoring Geometry, Algebra 1 & 2, Trigonometry and Precalculus.

Being a student myself who has taken these classes recently, I have a thorough knowledge of what is required of the courses, what concepts are important to understand, and how to apply them.

I look forward to helping you succeed!
Hello!

My name is Ben and I am a Senior at Iowa State University studying Aerospace Engineering. I live in Ames but am planning on working in the Des Moines area with clients this summer provided I have enough work to keep me there. I have been tutoring on and off outside of Wyzant for 6 years, with most of my experience coming from
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Ames, IA 50014
In-person lessons

"Excellent Advanced Math tutor."

- Donna, Wheeling, IL on 6/26/15
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Trigonometry
Science:
Physical Science, Physics
Music:
Guitar
Computer:
Fortran,
MATLAB

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 2

Algebra is an integral part of the math required for engineering practices and I use it every single day.

Calculus

As an engineering student I use calculus all the time. I have experience tutoring Calculus 1 through its entirety.

Fortran

My major (Aerospace Engineering) requires a large amount of programming. We were introduced to FORTRAN freshman year as it is a very efficient language and still used on operational legacy satellites and sparsely in modern industry. This past semester I took a class that was focused on Aerospace applications of numerical methods using FORTRAN, and wrote multiple complex programs such as a Truss-force solver, differential equation solver, Prandtl-Meyer Lifting Line calculator, and others. I earned an A in this class and have a strong grasp on not only programming logic but the syntax and debugging of FORTRAN programs.

MATLAB

I have been using MATLAB for simple calculations all the way up to complex programs for the past 4 years during school. In my major (Aerospace Engineering), we use it for almost every class to some degree, as it is very robust. I have written several complex codes over the past few years including a plane frame force solver, translunar trajectory analyzer, rocket stage optimizer and more. I also use MATLAB extensively in my lab courses to process and analyze data. MATLAB is a great and forgiving language to learn the basics of programming in, as well as to carry out complex computational problems and data analysis; and I am well versed in all of those categories.

Precalculus

I have worked with multiple students in precalculus as well as calculus. I have a thorough understanding of the concepts needed to succeed in a calculus curriculum.

Iowa State University (Senior)
Aerospace Engineering

Education

Iowa State University (Senior) (Aerospace Engineering)

Excellent Advanced Math tutor.

Ben is very knowledgeable and helpful. He makes learning fun and did an excellent job in helping her understand the material better. My child is very pleased and excited that she has a great tutor!

— Donna, Wheeling, IL on 6/26/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ben will travel within 35 miles of Ames, IA 50014.