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, poker, telling bad jokes, and spending time with his wife Sarah, his sons Wyatt and Drew, and their dog, Beso.
Ben has seventeen years of tutoring experience, primarily in SAT/ACT, math, and chemistry.
Ben has extensive SAT and ACT tutoring qualifications. Both one-on-one and in the classroom, he has helped nearly 1000 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 800 problems in the Official ACT Study Guide so that students never have to wait for him to provide solutions. On the ACT, students who have completed a full program with Ben – starting in the fall and working through junior year – have seen an average score increase of 5.58 points. Since the debut of the new SAT, students who have completed a similar full SAT program have seen an average score improvement of nearly 180 points from their PSATs or mock SATs. That is with nearly 100% 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.