- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
To make sure that I understand the SAT and ACT better than any other tutor, I spent the last two years learning the other end of the test; I worked as a practice test writer for multiple testing agencies, wrote tutoring curriculum for various tutoring companies, and completed practice tests for both the SAT and ACT every month to stay sharp. My students consistently have an unparalleled understanding of how to master their test of choice because they learn to approach the test with the mindset of a test writer.
I’m currently pursuing degrees in Government and Economics at Harvard University. I’ve received more than two million dollars in scholarship offers to study at a dozen different universities such as Cornell, Johns Hopkins, the University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, UCLA, etc. My test scores allowed me to attend my dream school - I tutor to make sure that my students can do the same.
My teaching method is fundamentally different from the way a student is used to learning in school. If we’re reviewing how to solve a polynomial, for example, I won’t waste time explaining the lengthy underlying concepts followed by one method to solve the problems. Instead, I introduce 3-4 different ways to solve the problem, record how long each approach takes the student when doing practice problems, and then assign a series of similar problems as homework so they can refine the fastest method.
My ACT students improve their scores by an average of 4.1 points and my SAT students by an average of 340 points. That means a student who had the average accepted score at the University of Florida now has a score high enough for Harvard.
Many of my students make substantial leaps within a single session because of the personalized strategies I teach. One student tripled their ACT reading speed within a call while another improved their SAT grammar score by 220 points after two hours of work.
All of my students in the last two years have gone on to attend one of their 3 top choice universities.
Students tell me that after working with me on the SAT or ACT they can use the same strategies to do better on tests in high school and college.
SAT Math: 800
SAT Reading: 780
SAT Math II: 800
Calculus AB: 5
Calculus BC: 5
Spanish Language: 5
Spanish Literature: 5
English Language: 5
English Literature: 5
Human Geography: 5
Ben took the stress out of testing for me and my husband. He handled the scheduling and materials, assigned a healthy amount of work outside of lessons, and followed up to make sure our daughter was always on track. She even admitted to enjoying her ACT preparation for the first time! We'll definitely be using Ben for our son next year and couldn't recommend him enough.+ Read More
I learned more from a single lesson with Ben than I did in my 4-month ACT class. Instead of telling me what to do he taught me how to approach the test like a puzzle. I don't think I could possibly feel more prepared for my test and my score ended up increasing by 4 points!+ Read More