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Ben K.

Public Speaking, English, Film, and Photography

Public Speaking, English, Film, and Photography

$45/hour

  • 95 hours tutoring

  • Edgewater Chicago, IL 60660

About Ben


Bio

Hello! I am a recent Hampshire College graduate, where I studied Film, Photography, and English. In the fall I will begin my Masters in Film Studies at The University of Chicago. For the last two years I have worked on campus as a tutor in Public Speaking, helping students with speeches, presentations, and general classroom speaking nervousness. I also have experience as a teaching assistant for two film studies courses, helping students with essay writing, research, and video production....

Hello! I am a recent Hampshire College graduate, where I studied Film, Photography, and English. In the fall I will begin my Masters in Film Studies at The University of Chicago. For the last two years I have worked on campus as a tutor in Public Speaking, helping students with speeches, presentations, and general classroom speaking nervousness. I also have experience as a teaching assistant for two film studies courses, helping students with essay writing, research, and video production. I love talking to students about their projects, whether it be an essay, a speech, or a video project!

The most rewarding aspect of a tutoring session for me is getting to know someone and helping them grow and succeed. I look forward to hearing from you!


Education

Hampshire College
Film, English

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60660
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/17/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have experience working with Photoshop for 7 years. I have used it for personal, professional, and school projects. I made flyers for my job as a speaking tutor at Hampshire College that advertised our program. I also have experience using Photoshop for digital photography both for personal and school projects. I took a number of photography classes in college and know how to process RAW files.
Film,

Film

In college, I majored in film, focusing both on video production and film studies. I was a teaching assistant for two film studies classes, helping students write & research papers. I took many film studies classes, and received the Five College Film Studies certificate. For my undergraduate thesis project, I produced 90 page project about racism in early U.S. cinema. Additionally, I produced three short experimental found footage video essays for the project.
Photography,

Photography

I have studied photography in college, and served on a search committee at my school to hire a photography professor. I have experience using Photoshop for digital photography both for personal and school projects. I took a number of photography classes in college and know how to process RAW files.
Video Production

Video Production

In college, I majored in film, focusing both on video production and film studies. I produced a number of films and videos over my college career, both in 16mm b&w film and digital video. I have experience making documentary, experimental, and found footage filmmaking. Additionally, I produced three short experimental found footage video essays for my senior thesis project, along with a 90 page research paper. I have interned at Insignia Films working on films for PBS's American Experience, and I have also interned with experimental filmmaker Abigail Child.

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

As an undergraduate student at Hampshire College, I worked as a Peer Mentor in Speaking for the college's Transformative Speaking Program. I took a class that trained me to be a speaking tutor, where we read the scholarship in the field of speaking and writing centers. In that class I gave speeches, as well as writing essays about tutoring practice. I held over 100 one-on-one sessions with fellow students, tutoring them in speaking – from speeches, powerpoint presentations, and in class discussion. I also attended the Northeast Writing Centers Association Conference, where I co-lead a session about speaking and writing centers working together. I have also lead multiple in-class workshops about powerpoint presentations, classroom discussion dynamics, and speaking skills.

Computer

Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have experience working with Photoshop for 7 years. I have used it for personal, professional, and school projects. I made flyers for my job as a speaking tutor at Hampshire College that advertised our program. I also have experience using Photoshop for digital photography both for personal and school projects. I took a number of photography classes in college and know how to process RAW files.
Photography,

Photography

I have studied photography in college, and served on a search committee at my school to hire a photography professor. I have experience using Photoshop for digital photography both for personal and school projects. I took a number of photography classes in college and know how to process RAW files.
Video Production

Video Production

In college, I majored in film, focusing both on video production and film studies. I produced a number of films and videos over my college career, both in 16mm b&w film and digital video. I have experience making documentary, experimental, and found footage filmmaking. Additionally, I produced three short experimental found footage video essays for my senior thesis project, along with a 90 page research paper. I have interned at Insignia Films working on films for PBS's American Experience, and I have also interned with experimental filmmaker Abigail Child.

Corporate Training

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

As an undergraduate student at Hampshire College, I worked as a Peer Mentor in Speaking for the college's Transformative Speaking Program. I took a class that trained me to be a speaking tutor, where we read the scholarship in the field of speaking and writing centers. In that class I gave speeches, as well as writing essays about tutoring practice. I held over 100 one-on-one sessions with fellow students, tutoring them in speaking – from speeches, powerpoint presentations, and in class discussion. I also attended the Northeast Writing Centers Association Conference, where I co-lead a session about speaking and writing centers working together. I have also lead multiple in-class workshops about powerpoint presentations, classroom discussion dynamics, and speaking skills.

Elementary Education

Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I received a 5 in AP Literature in high school, as well as serving as an editor for my high school yearbook. In college, I took many literature classes and received top grades in those classes. I studied Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Charles Dickens and other Victorian writers. I also took a class on American Short Stories, Anton Chekhov, and literature in the Jazz Age.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As an undergraduate student at Hampshire College, I worked as a Peer Mentor in Speaking for the college's Transformative Speaking Program. I took a class that trained me to be a speaking tutor, where we read the scholarship in the field of speaking and writing centers. In that class I gave speeches, as well as writing essays about tutoring practice. I held over 100 one-on-one sessions with fellow students, tutoring them in speaking – from speeches, powerpoint presentations, and in class discussion. I also attended the Northeast Writing Centers Association Conference, where I co-lead a session about speaking and writing centers working together. I have also lead multiple in-class workshops about powerpoint presentations, classroom discussion dynamics, and speaking skills.
Literature, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

English,

English

I received a 5 in AP Literature in high school, as well as serving as an editor for my high school yearbook. In college, I took many literature classes and received top grades in those classes. I studied Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Charles Dickens and other Victorian writers. I also took a class on American Short Stories, Anton Chekhov, and literature in the Jazz Age.
Writing

Most Popular

English,

English

I received a 5 in AP Literature in high school, as well as serving as an editor for my high school yearbook. In college, I took many literature classes and received top grades in those classes. I studied Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Charles Dickens and other Victorian writers. I also took a class on American Short Stories, Anton Chekhov, and literature in the Jazz Age.
Writing

Summer

Writing

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Great lesson!

Ben prepared for the lesson by researching and creating an example of the specific effect I was looking to achieve. He walked through all the steps - pausing to make sure I was familiar with the action - and then let me try - offering advice and suggestions. Before the lesson, Ben replied to emails within minutes. He arrived early for the session and sent an email to let me know where to find him - just in case. I would recommend Ben to anyone who has a need for Photoshop tutoring - and will turn to him in the future if the need arises.

George, 1 lesson with Ben
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Ben K.

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