More About Me
Hi! My name is Ben and I’m a recent graduate from Columbia University. Growing up in a household of educators, teaching has always felt like a vital part of who I am. In the past 6+ years, I’ve been fulfilled by working with students from 3rd grade to college seniors in subjects ranging from long division to neuroscience. I’ve had the privilege of working with students with learning difficulties in each of these settings. My tutoring experience in combination with my own studies in psychology have taught me that each student has a unique learning style. It brings me joy to help you tap into that style and utilize your strengths while developing your areas of improvement.
In my spare time, I love to play the piano and sing: I’ve found these serve as amazing forms of stress release and allow me to engage all of my senses in a creative process. I’m also a bit of a nerd when it comes to science, and you might find me catching up on recent research on topics I’m passionate about.
My ultimate goal is to identify your individual barriers to learning and work through them together, creating lasting study strategies and bringing less tears and more smiles 🙂
Undergraduate University: Columbia University
Year of Graduation: 2020
Majors/Minors/Specialization: Bachelor of Arts, Neuroscience and Behavior
Year of Graduation:
-Graduated with cum laude honors -Cumulative GPA: 3.93 -Dean's List: Fall 2016-Spring 2018, Spring 2019-Spring 2020 -Awarded the Mentorship Award from Columbia's Multicultural Affairs Office -Awarded the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Summer 2019) -AP Scholar with Distinction (Spanish Language and Culture-5, European History-5, English Language and Composition-5, Calculus AB-5, Calculus BC-5, Biology-4) -SAT Score: 2370 (Math-800, Writing and Language-800, Reading-770) -Deemed a National Merit Scholar Qualifier by the PSAT College Board
In high school, I worked with The GO Project, an organization that offers struggling students academic and social support in a 6th day of school. Within the program, I worked with 3rd and 4th grade classrooms as a teaching assistant in writing, reading, and math. In college, I became a tutor for the Columbia Athletics department, performing tutoring across disciplines to students of all class years. In addition, I have tutored privately for students ranging from 1st grade to college and worked as a teaching assistant at the college level.
Philanthropy / Volunteering Experience
As mentioned, I volunteered throughout high school with The GO Project to channel my passion for teaching into community efforts. In college, I joined and served on the board for GlobeMed at Columbia, an organization that supports education and advocacy surrounding global health issues. In addition, I founded Voices in Neuroscience, an official student group to promote community-building and career preparation amongst underrepresented members of the neuropsychology community at Columbia and raise awareness on topics related to identity and society through a scientific lens.