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Mr. Ben G.

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"Hello!

While pursuing a PhD in physics at the University of Michigan, I worked as a lab instructor for introductory physics labs. As I progressed through the program, I found myself enjoying my teaching duties more than my research duties. Seeing students’ “ah-ha” moments, i.e. when they finally understand a concept, was just so rewarding. Eventually, I decided to leave the PhD program, taking more...

"Hello!

While pursuing a PhD in physics at the University of Michigan, I worked as a lab instructor for introductory physics labs. As I progressed through the program, I found myself enjoying my teaching duties more than my research duties. Seeing students’ “ah-ha” moments, i.e. when they finally understand a concept, was just so rewarding. Eventually, I decided to leave the PhD program, taking a Masters degree, in order to teach more. Over the last few years, I have tutored online over 500 hours (including other platforms), teaching the subjects of college physics, high school physics, calculus, and pre-calculus.

I offer individualized one-on-one or group tutoring sessions, complete with practice homework problems (with solutions to check understanding). My training as a physicist allows me to break down complicated or difficult problems into their essential components, leading to insight. And so, my lessons, tailored to the needs of the student, focus on understanding the key concepts. If you understand the fundamentals, you can apply them to a wide variety of problems. Practice problems are also a crucial component as these are key to success. During my over 10 year long study of physics, I have picked up many good habits when calculating solutions, like checking the validity of a solution using a simpler analogous problem. I can teach you how to apply these kinds of skills, which will help you succeed now and lay the foundations for future success.

Moreover, my bachelor degree is from Pomona College, a top 10 Liberal Arts College according to US News Best College Rankings. I am quite familiar with the competitive college application process, including AP testing. While in high school, I have scored 5 on the Calculus AB, Calculus BC, and Physics B (Introductory Mechanics) AP tests.

Looking forward to helping you succeed!" less...

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fee: $60 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 5 miles
meeting type: online (only)

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Ben G. is a certified tutor

Pomona College, Physics

University of Michigan, Masters

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Subjects Tutored

Algebra 2 - Calculus - Physics - SAT Math