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Ben B.

Catonsville, MD

$40/hour

Spanish/French Tutoring for HS/College Students

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College of William and Mary
Psychology

Education

College of William and Mary (Psychology)

About Ben

As a graduate of the College of William and Mary (Class of '09), I had the opportunity to complete my degree in Psychology with concentrations in lecture-based and clinical studies of Kinesiology as well as the cognitive development of children. The content of my academic concentrations in school reflect my strong belief that education is part of a much larger picture in the scheme of a satisfying and meaningful life. Yes, the body requires exercise to remain healthy and to develop further, but so too does the mind! The brain is metaphorically a muscle that can be developed through repetition of the correct training patterns. While attending William and Mary, I continued my passionate pursuit of foreign language studies, particularly French Literature and Spanish immersion over the summers away from school. During winter and spring vacation from college, I tutored high school students who were preparing for all levels of Spanish exams in my hometown of Arlington, Virginia. I also helped with translation of English into Spanish for immigrants from Central America employed by local restaurants and construction contractors.

While I enjoy History and American Literature immensely, I am most passionate about tutoring students who are interested in the improvement of their performance in either Spanish or French. I have always felt an affinity for teaching foreign language as my grandfather taught Spanish at Berkeley in California and my mother taught high school Russian and English. My approach to teaching language to others and to learning on my own is one based on identifying key principles and concepts while simultaneously providing examples and explanations to further illustrate and explain these ideas. Being thorough is key! In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my eight month old daughter, Delilah, coaching triathletes, and training hard in the pool, on the track, or out on the bike!

I had near perfect scores on SAT subject tests for Spanish and French; extensive experience working with Spanish native speakers; Scores of 5 on both the French and Spanish AP exams

I earned a perfect score on the SAT Reading test; scores of 5 on both the American and British Lit AP exams.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have or to discuss setting up a tutoring session!
As a graduate of the College of William and Mary (Class of '09), I had the opportunity to complete my degree in Psychology with concentrations in lecture-based and clinical studies of Kinesiology as well as the cognitive development of children. The content of my academic Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Catonsville, MD 21228
English:
SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
Language:
French, Spanish

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Spanish

I have enjoyed working with students as a tutor for the last three years teaching Spanish for a range of abilities from beginner to advanced/AP.

College of William and Mary
Psychology

Education

College of William and Mary (Psychology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ben will travel within 8 miles of Catonsville, MD 21228.