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Ben L.

Chapel Hill, NC

$40/hour

UNC and High School Physics Tutor

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Carleton College
Physics
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PhD

Education

Carleton College (Physics)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (PhD)

About Ben

I am a physics PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I recently completed my first year of graduate classes, and now will be turning my attention toward biophysics and medical imaging research. I graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, MN in 2015. My teaching experience includes two semesters as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for Physics 118 (Mechanics and Relativity) at UNC. In May 2016 I received the UNC physics department Outstanding Graduate TA Award. I genuinely enjoy teaching (and learning about how people learn).

Besides physics, I am a distance runner (I ran cross country and track for Carleton during undergrad), and an enjoyer of the outdoors.

The way we teach physics has a tendency to make students feel as though they either "get it," or "don't get it." In reality, of course, physics is no different from any other skill. The more you practice, the better you'll get. Many professors (and even grad students) find this hard to understand because they are so far removed from the grind of actually going to classes every day. Luckily, I just finished my graduate classes at UNC, and the memories are quite fresh! I learned what it's like to really struggle academically -- what it's like to get a 34/100 on a midterm! -- and this experience has helped me to grow in my understanding of my students. I got through by finding the right people to talk to, and by doing a lot of practice problems, and you can too. Let me help.
I am a physics PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I recently completed my first year of graduate classes, and now will be turning my attention toward biophysics and medical imaging research. I graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, MN in 2015. My Read more

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Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 4 miles of Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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Science:
Physics

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Carleton College
Physics
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PhD

Education

Carleton College (Physics)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ben will travel within 4 miles of Chapel Hill, NC 27516.