A Dover resident, Ben graduated from Skidmore College in 2004 and has been working in the tutoring and test preparation industry ever since. He also has a M.Ed. in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation (ERME) from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.
When not working, he enjoys watching football, investing, collectibles, telling bad jokes, charcuterie, and spending time with his wife, Sarah, son, Wyatt, and their dog, Beso.
Ben has fourteen years of tutoring experience, primarily in SAT/ACT, math, and chemistry.
Ben has extensive SAT and ACT tutoring qualifications. He has helped over 500 students prepare for the SAT, and he wrote the full curriculums for Sexton’s SAT and ACT programs. He has memorized the solution to every one of the over 1200 problems in the Official SAT Study Guide and the over 600 problems in the Official ACT Study Guide so that students never have to wait for him to solve problems. On the ACT, students who have completed a full program with Ben (defined as ten or more sessions) have seen an average score increase of nearly 4.5 points. Since the debut of the new SAT, students who have completed a full SAT program have seen an average score improvement of over 140 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.