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Ben U.

Columbus, OH


Versatile Tutor - Latin, Greek, music, ESL, K-12/ACT/SAT

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 7/28/14
4.3 average from 4 ratings
Excellent Tutor
— Denise , Dublin, OH on 12/3/14

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Ohio State University


Ohio State University

About Ben

I am a high school valedictorian and double-degree Ohio State graduate. In addition, I spent a year at Indiana University with a Fellowship in Classics. With a degree in Classics, I am well-versed in grammar and able to teach Latin and Greek. I have worked with students from St. Charles and also offer lessons online with Skype.

With a degree in Music Composition, I am strong at teaching piano, theory, ear training, composition/songwriting, and popular music (especially the British Invasion).

I have a good deal of prior teaching experience. I am often sought out to tutor in Latin, and I know how to teach it effectively. I have helped a student retaking the ACT increase her score. I have also taught piano to grade school, high school, and college students. I currently teach piano lessons on a grand piano at my home studio and also offer guitar, violin, and composition. My compositions have been praised at Ohio State and featured in many Composers' Workshop Concerts. My classical language training gives me a broad scope, from English to Ovid and Plato. My goal in tutoring is to make students passionate about learning. When they tackle a difficult subject, they deserve praise for their progress. I think it is also important for me, as a tutor, to get to know all my students individually and encourage them in their strengths and ambitions.

Over a period of months, I gave a Turkish student a structured education in the English language. This experience has given me the skills necessary for effective ESL tutoring. My knowledge of languages allows me to relate to a student's first language. Also, I explain why a sentence is correct in English instead of saying, "It just sounds right."
I am a high school valedictorian and double-degree Ohio State graduate. In addition, I spent a year at Indiana University with a Fellowship in Classics. With a degree in Classics, I am well-versed in grammar and able to teach Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Columbus, OH 43220
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Tutor "

- Denise , Dublin, OH on 12/3/14
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Elementary Math,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
ACT Science,
Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry,
Physical Science
French, German, Greek, Latin,
Anthropology, Classics, European History, Geography, Music History, Social Studies
Composition (Music), Ear Training, General Music, Music History, Music Theory, Piano,
Sight Singing, Songwriting, Violin, Voice (Music)
Composition (Music), Film
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Biology, Calculus, Chemistry,
Elementary (K-6th), English,
French, Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
French, German, GMAT, Grammar, Greek, Latin,

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ACT English

I got a 33 on the ACT. My Latin training gives me a good understanding of English grammar and word derivation. I have experience teaching ESL grammar and conversation.

ACT Science

I got a high ACT score, especially in Science. Science was my strength in high school. I took two years of Chemistry and two years of Physics.

Algebra 1

In high school, I excelled in Algebra 1.

Algebra 2

I am well-prepared to teach algebra 2. It was a favorite of mine in high school.


I took two years of chemistry in high school, and it was one of my favorite subjects.

Elementary Math

I am good at math and patient at teaching it.


I have a degree in Latin and Greek. My knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary is solid because of this. I have also spent a lot of time with English literature.


My study of Latin has given me an understanding of different language structures.


Geometry is a subject I can teach very effectively.


My GRE score helped me get a Fellowship at Indiana University.


I have a degree in Greek & Latin.


I started playing the piano when I was five, continued taking lessons into college, and earned a degree in Music Composition. I teach Beginner-Advanced piano lessons and have had students from elementary school through college. I offer lessons on a grand piano at my house.


Math was my favorite subject in high school, and I got a 5 on the AP calculus test.


I have helped OSU international students improve the grammar and style of their English.

Ohio State University


Ohio State University

Excellent Tutor — I am very pleased with Ben as a tutor. His patience was very impressive. He adapted to what my daughter needed. I would recommend him to anyone who has a need for a tutor. ...

— Denise , Dublin, OH on 12/3/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ben will travel within 20 miles of Columbus, OH 43220.

Background Check Status for Ben U.

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