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Benjamin G.

Arlington, VA

$35/hour

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Background check passed as of 10/27/15
5.0 average from 117 ratings
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— Olympia, Washington, DC on 7/12/16

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
Aerospace Eng

Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) (Aerospace Eng)

About Benjamin

As far back as I can remember, I have loved aeronautics and space flight. I always enjoyed thumbing through the pages of my Smithsonian Institute and NASA books, admiring the beauty and complexity of the numerous aircraft and spacecraft contained within their pages. What was it that I needed to possess to work with such marvelous machines? The answer I would always receive from my parents and teachers was undoubtedly mathematics and science.

In high school, I was the student who took great pleasure in a math problem that tested the class’ patience or staying up into the night finishing the data collection and analysis for whatever crazy science experiment I had concocted. By the end of my senior year, I had finished Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus BC and AP Physics C, receiving a grade of A in both classes and a score of 5 on both the differential and integral AP exams and the mechanics and electricity and magnetism AP exams. Eventually, I went on to study Aerospace Engineering at Virginia Tech. There, I took courses in linear algebra, thermodynamics, differential equations, astromechanics, and a host of other math and science areas, each more complex than the previous. I ultimately earned my bachelor’s degree in 2013 and while I decided not to pursue a career in the aerospace sector, it was only after discovering a new hunger for green engineering. However, through it all, my undying affection for math and science has persisted.

More recently, I served as an Education Volunteer in the United States Peace Corps. Living in the country of Uganda in Eastern Africa, I taught mathematics, science, and computers to prospective primary school teachers at a private college. One of the activities I am particularly proud of involved developing experiments to combine the objectives of the different curriculums using physical, real-world examples. To reinforce trigonometric functions, we launched water rockets and measured their apex heights using astrolabes; to emphasize relations and functions, we numerically approximated the motion of trebuchet projectiles.

Now, I have returned to my hometown of Washington, DC to study for the GRE and begin working on a graduate degree in sustainable development with a focus on livable cities and communities. As I work towards that goal, I look forward to sharing my love of mathematics and science so that others students can dream of being the next scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and technologists. Because of my education and experience, I have a great working knowledge of the mathematics and science topics high school students will encounter, as well as great patience and perseverance in teaching. Furthermore, I like to present content and assign coursework that uses practical problem sets to keep students engaged and help them enjoy the subject matter. The more fun students have while learning, the more likely they are to learn and succeed.

While I do not have a private tutoring office, I am happy to travel to any location that is convenient for the student. Additionally, if the student is unable to make a scheduled session, I have a 12-hour cancellation notice and would be happy to reschedule a makeup class.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you towards your mathematics and science goals!
As far back as I can remember, I have loved aeronautics and space flight. I always enjoyed thumbing through the pages of my Smithsonian Institute and NASA books, admiring the beauty and complexity of the numerous aircraft and spacecraft contained within their pages. What was it that I needed to possess to work with such marvelous machines? The Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Arlington, VA 22205
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"Best tutor"

- Olympia, Washington, DC on 7/12/16

"Well prepared, thoroughly knowledgeable, supportive"

- Cynthia, Washington, DC on 3/15/16

"Simplifying the complicated!"

- Jenny, Arlington, VA on 3/8/16

"Terrific lesson"

- Sylvia, Arlington, VA on 2/18/16

"Thorough"

- Elizabeth, Arlington, VA on 1/14/16

"Excellent Tutor"

- Sara, Vienna, VA on 11/27/15

"Excellent tutor"

- Banu, Arlington, VA on 10/28/15
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Computer:
AutoCAD,
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

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AutoCAD

During my university studies, I completed an externship at the Naval Center for Space Technology, a branch of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. There, I used a 3D modeling software called Unigraphics to design Mechanical Aerospace Ground Equipment for a Microwave Image Sensor to be launched into space. I have also had extensive experience with Autodesk Inventor and SolidWorks when designing radio-controlled airplanes for an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics international competition known as Design/Build/Fly. While no two modeling software are identical, they all have many commonalities.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
Aerospace Eng

Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) (Aerospace Eng)

Best tutor — Best tutor he simply makes learning and understanding the concepts of algebra easier to learn. I love working with him. ...

— Olympia, Washington, DC on 7/12/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Benjamin will travel within 5 miles of Arlington, VA 22205.