A Wellesley resident, Ben graduated from Skidmore College in 2004 and has been working in the tutoring and test preparation industry ever since. He also recently completed his M.Ed. in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation (ERME) at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.
When not working, he enjoys golf, investing, collectibles, telling bad jokes, and spending time with his wife, Sarah, and their dog, Beso.
Ben has eleven years of tutoring experience, primarily in SAT/ACT, math, chemistry, and biology.
Ben has extensive SAT and ACT tutoring qualifications. He has helped over 350 students prepare for the SAT. He has memorized the solution to every one of the almost 2000 problems in the Official SAT Study Guide so that students never have to wait for him to solve problems. During the past three years, students who have completed a full SAT program with Ben (defined as ten or more sessions) have seen an average score improvement of over 220 points from their PSATs or previous SATs. That is with roughly 90% of students reporting their scores.
Aside from content mastery, Ben’s tutoring strengths are compassion, communication, program management – knowing how many sessions to schedule and how often to meet – and the ability to relate to students. He works particularly well with high scoring students and students who may not have succeeded in a traditional classroom or tutoring setting.