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Ben P.

Experienced Instructor who gets results in Programming and Letters

Experienced Instructor who gets results in Programming and Letters

$100/hour

  • 1,192 hours tutoring

About Ben


Bio

During my 14 years tutoring I have helped basic computer students, computer programming students, writing students and math students solve problems that mattered to them. My first geometry student went from a 'D' to a 'B' in one lesson, because I didn't tell him what to do; I asked him the questions that made him understand what he knew and what he didn't know. I have many programming mentees who are now themselves programmers at top firms.

In my computer programming teaching, I have taken a...

During my 14 years tutoring I have helped basic computer students, computer programming students, writing students and math students solve problems that mattered to them. My first geometry student went from a 'D' to a 'B' in one lesson, because I didn't tell him what to do; I asked him the questions that made him understand what he knew and what he didn't know. I have many programming mentees who are now themselves programmers at top firms.

In my computer programming teaching, I have taken a slightly different approach. Students need to work with living code that is meaningful to them. They build things that they already want to make and learn to code much faster this way. I take this same approach with writing students. They bring in their writing sample and rather than tell them what to write instead, I ask them question that make them think of better things to put down.

I think at the core though, I start with the student and her needs and then design my teaching approach for the student's needs. Everyone is different and has distinct strengths and weaknesses in relation to what they are trying to do. Some people come to and just don't understand what there homework is about. My job is to find what is shackling the power that is lying dormant within them and help them set themselves free.

Learn the language of the browser and now one of the most popular languages to serve with to make whatever you dream about. I teach Javascript to help people make whatever they are passionate about. I teach design, but I also teach programming. Node.js, React, Redux, Express, Backbone, Underscore, jQuery, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Authentication, class free object oriented programming (for simplicity and capability security), functional programming, extreme programming, TDD, literate code are among the many technologies we can use to make your applications. I have been coding since I was twelve and have been coding professionally for the past five years.

I'm also glad to teach computer science students LISPs, Java or C++. Whet


Education

Frances Shimer College
Humanities

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $100
  • Rate details: Hourly rate subject to change if I need to travel more than 10 minutes for the lesson.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/24/2021

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Video Production

Video Production

I have been editing video, shooting video and directing productions for over 5 years. I previously was Media Director of Compagnia De' Colombari where I videoed stars of Broadway with multiple cameras and photographers and edited the video for release on the web. My video of Harvard Professor and presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig has been partially shown on CNN.

Computer

C++,

C++

I tutor C++ online. I've been writing C++ since I was 14 years old. I know the standard library quite well. I can teach students everything from variables, control flow, io and strings to Classes, linked lists and Polymorphism. This is most than what most students need to know.
JavaScript,

JavaScript

Javascript is my main language. I am currently co-leading a national full-time full stack development bootcamp. I have tutored many, many different JS students online and privately.
Video Production,

Video Production

I have been editing video, shooting video and directing productions for over 5 years. I previously was Media Director of Compagnia De' Colombari where I videoed stars of Broadway with multiple cameras and photographers and edited the video for release on the web. My video of Harvard Professor and presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig has been partially shown on CNN.
Web Design,

Web Design

Javascript is my main language. And the purpose of Front End Javascript is to build HTML and CSS. I designed websites for International Organizations and for small businesses. I'm also highly versed in UX and can teach Usability Testing.
HTML, Java, Python

Corporate Training

C++,

C++

I tutor C++ online. I've been writing C++ since I was 14 years old. I know the standard library quite well. I can teach students everything from variables, control flow, io and strings to Classes, linked lists and Polymorphism. This is most than what most students need to know.
Web Design,

Web Design

Javascript is my main language. And the purpose of Front End Javascript is to build HTML and CSS. I designed websites for International Organizations and for small businesses. I'm also highly versed in UX and can teach Usability Testing.
HTML, Java

Elementary Education

Reading

English

Literature, Reading

History

Philosophy

Homeschool

Reading

Most Popular

Reading

Other

Philosophy

Science

Philosophy

Summer

Reading

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (201 ratings)
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Reviews


I learned so much

I learned so much with Ben I had to book my second lesson before we even finished the first one. Not only did he help me with my problem he taught me better problem solving skills and a I got a deeper understanding of how JavaScript is working under the hood

Gary, 2 lessons with Ben

I learned so much

I learned so much with Ben I had to book my second lesson before we even finished the first one. Not only did he help me with my problem he taught me better problem solving skills and a I got a deeper understanding of how JavaScript is working under the hood

Gary, 2 lessons with Ben

Knowledgeable and Patient

Ben is teaching both of my sons. He’s a great teacher for kids. He’s very positive and patient. I highly recommend him. He’s also able to manage a small group of kids for my younger son.

Emily, 46 lessons with Ben

Miracle Worker.

Seriously Ben is amazing. I usually go to him when I spent days trying to figure out a solution and he hops in and quickly finds out the issue and teach me what I was missing.

Alex, 35 lessons with Ben

wonderful

He is very smart and is a great help /patient/ smart/kind and I understand the material after he explains it. D3 and java is what he helped with. I would highly recommend

Vasiliki, 11 lessons with Ben

Great lesson!

Ben worked with two teenagers who have zero programming experience, and he got them very engaged and interested. Looking forward to working with Ben, he is very knowledgeable of the modern tools to get things moving fast!

Joe, 1 lesson with Ben

Patient and caring tutor

Ben helped me with my C++ class and made sure to identity and work on my weak spots, allowing me to understand the content before moving on. Very patient and helpful.

Isabela, 2 lessons with Ben

Coding

Ben went over relevant material and explained how I could understand my coding issues while providing solutions. I appreciated how friendly he was and how positive he was.

Juliett, 1 lesson with Ben

Fantastic!

Ben taught me so so much about pointers and general coding logic. After every lesson I feel more independently capable. He’s so patient and knowledgeable. Really stellar.

Grace, 5 lessons with Ben
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$100/hour

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