Ben is a Preferred Tutor who helps students preparing for the SAT, ACT, and PSAT; he also provides academic support for students in a variety of math and science subjects, including AP courses and SAT Subject Tests. Originally from Bowling Green, Kentucky, Ben moved to Chicago to attend the University of Chicago on a full merit scholarship, where he studies Physics and Mathematics. He plans to move on to graduate school after completing his studies there - his eventual goal is a PhD in physics. During his time at the University of Chicago, Ben was elected president of his dorm community, worked as a tutor and a counselor at an academic summer camp, and interned for CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which allowed him to work in the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. Ben started tutoring when he was a high school student himself and he hasn't stopped since. He has experience working with students of all levels, both individually and in groups. When it comes to his tutoring style, Ben says, "I like focusing on the underlying logic of a problem and helping the student work through each logical step independently. The class that improved my thinking skills more than any other was a totally discussion-based math class, where we presented proofs to each other and solved them through group discussion. This kind of teaching style, promoting independent logical thinking, is how I like to tutor." When he isn't teaching, studying, or doing research, Ben loves reading science fiction and fantasy (especially if it involves time travel), Nerf gun tag, and the occasional hike.
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