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Ben N.

Highland Park, IL

$70/hour

Experienced ACT/SAT Tutoring, National Board Certified Teacher

Background check passed as of 8/31/16

$70/Hour


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University of Illniois at Urbana
History

Education

University of Illniois at Urbana (History)

About Ben

As a veteran teacher, with 9 years of experience, I know many of the troubles students face when learning new and difficult concepts. One of the things that helps me overcome challenges is developing relationships with students that allow me to tailor to their specific academic needs. The ability to create a relationship with each student builds trust and allows us to create a community focused on learning and academic success. It is important to me that all students feel a sense of pride and accomplishment when they learn, especially if they have had prior difficulty in school. It is also important for me to create a joy of learning within my students. Education is a lifelong process and getting students excited about learning will give them advantages in school, but also once they finish their academic careers. I am not afraid to try new teaching methods with students. I am not afraid to roll my sleeves up and help my students work hard. I guide my students through difficulty, then challenge them to keep pushing themselves.



I have been teaching psychology for 6 years. I developed the psychology program myself at my current school and have helped it grow into my school's most popular class. I love to find unique and creative ways to connect psychological concepts to my students' lives. I show psychology everywhere, from movies and popular culture to why students don't like certain foods, but love others, to why we fall in love, and why it physically hurts when we get dumped. Psychology is all around us, and we can work together to discover it. If you are studying for the AP test, I have taught many AP students and we will work to help you earn the coveted 5.

I have taught World and European History for 9 years. Students don't always connect with World History since many of the events are foreign to them. This is why I try to make students a part of those exotic and important events. Do you want to know what it was like to ride with the Golden Horde? Let's find out together. Would you have rather lived in Athens or Sparta? There is only one way to find out. We can explore the ruins of Ancient Rome or dive deep into the spy networks of the Cold War. The choice is yours.

I am very passionate about teaching and history. If you need help with test prep for the ACT or SAT, I have years of experience teaching that. If you are having a hard time writing essays for history classes, I have worked with specific programs to help you improve. If you are taking an AP history class (Psychology, World, European, American, Human Geography) I can help you get the score that you are hoping to achieve. If you just want to learn more about history, so do I. Please contact me, schedule a lesson, and let's start working together. I look forward to hearing from you.
As a veteran teacher, with 9 years of experience, I know many of the troubles students face when learning new and difficult concepts. One of the things that helps me overcome challenges is developing relationships with students that allow me to tailor to their specific academic needs. The ability to create a relationship with each student builds Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Highland Park, IL 60035
Background Check: Passed
Science:
Psychology
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
SAT Reading
History:
American History, European History,
Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Reading
Business:
Economics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

I have been working at a school that has a curriculum focused heavily on test preparation. I have received extensive training in mastering ACT English skills and how to identify strengths and weakness in student reading. As a teacher, I have worked with hundreds of students to raise their ACT scores with a research based approach that has seen tremendous gains for my students. I am confident that this approach will help your child make the growth they are looking for.

ACT Reading

I have been working at a school that has a curriculum focused heavily on test preparation. I have received extensive training in mastering ACT and SAT reading skills and how to identify strengths and weakness in student reading. As a teacher, I have worked with hundreds of students to raise their ACT and SAT Reading scores with a research based approach that has seen tremendous gains for my students. I am confident that this approach will help your child make the growth they are looking for.

European History

I have been teaching European history for 9 years. I helped develop the curriculum for both AP European history as well as my school's world history and western civilizations classes. It is important to me that my students understand the context of the events of European history throughout the world. This perspective allows my students to understand European history from multiple positions, giving them a greater overall understanding of the subject.

Psychology

I have developed the AP Psychology curriculum at my school and have been teaching psychology for 6 years. I am passionate about teaching psychology and try to make students see it come alive. I want students to be able to analyze their own behavior, that of their parents and family, as well as their friends, through the many psychological perspectives. By doing so, they will have a greater understanding of psychology and depth of knowledge that will surpass their peers.

SAT Reading

I have been working at a school that has a curriculum focused heavily on test preparation. I have received extensive training in mastering SAT reading skills and how to identify strengths and weakness in student reading. As a teacher, I have worked with hundreds of students to raise their SAT Reading scores with a research based approach that has seen tremendous gains for my students. I am confident that this approach will help your child make the growth they are looking for.

Social Studies

I majored in history in college and minored in social studies education. I have taught various social studies courses for 9 years. I have helped develop curriculum for these courses and can help identify areas where students might struggle. As a result, I can help students overcome difficulties in any of the social studies courses.

World History

I developed the World History curriculum for my school 9 years ago. Since then, I have continued to teach World History and tried to develop new and innovative measures to help students succeed. I am very passionate about the teaching of World History and feel that it is an important subject for all students to learn.

Writing

I have been working at a school that has a curriculum focused heavily on writing growth. I have worked to develop a content specific writing curriculum focused on creating arguments using evidence, an important skill for academic writing. I have also spent considerable time learning how to help students organize their thoughts into meaningful writing. As a teacher, I have worked with hundreds of students to improve their writing skills with a research based approach that has seen tremendous gains for my students. I am confident that this approach will help your child make the growth they are looking for.

University of Illniois at Urbana
History

Education

University of Illniois at Urbana (History)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ben will travel within 20 miles of Highland Park, IL 60035.