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Experienced Instructor who gets results in Programming and Letters
Ben P.

1,721 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $100

Response time: 33 minutes

Ben P.'s Photo

Experienced Instructor who gets results in Programming and Letters
Experienced Instructor who gets results in Programming and Letters
Ben P.

1,721 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,721 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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

4.9 (334 ratings)
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Reviews

Ben is an excellent tutor

I have come to Ben with both pointed and ambiguous problems and he has helped me navigate both types very well. His mastery of topics really allows for fluid conversation across many domains to help build solid fundamental understanding of subject matter.

Steven, 9 lessons with Ben

Great teacher

BA brought the ability to see theories within my project. Vey was able to see the python code and provide guidance as to how to make the next steps in the query process. Very knowledgeable and attentive!

Melissa, 3 lessons with Ben

Enthusiastic teacher

Awesome to learn from I learned quite a bit during our session and I hope to continue sometime soon thanks

Cornelius, 1 lesson with Ben

Ben is a genius

I had a large programming assignment with lots of moving parts, and I had no idea what I was doing. Immediately, Ben was able to figure out what was going on and not only helped me complete the entire assignment, but was incredibly patient with me through every step of the way. Seriously saved me

Alex, 4 lessons with Ben

Great first time experience on this app!

Ben is very patient and helpful. Highly recommend for help with anything HTML and CSS. Worth every minute to save hours of frustration. Beyond grateful and super quick with messaging. Thanks again!

Mary, 1 lesson 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, 4 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, 4 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, 56 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, 46 lessons with Ben
Hourly Rate: $100
Response time: 33 minutes
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