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Ben was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He received a B.A. degree in Chemistry from Swarthmore College with a minor in Engineering. In college he was a tutor and TA all four years. He has done research in a number of different labs and recently had his thesis work published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry. When he's not teaching, you can bet he's watching a movie.
Dr. Engin has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Master's of Science in both Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Standford, a M.A.. in Economics from New School for Social Research as well as being a doctoral candidate in Political Economy, then a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law.
Dr. Barbara K. has 40 years of professional curriculum writing experience and 36 years of experience teaching ESL. She obtained her MA in Germanic Language in 1972 and her Ph.D. in Literature in 1976 from University of Texas at Austin. Moreover, she garnered TEFL certification in 2007. She worked as a Developmental Editor for Vista Higher Learning from 2009-2010 creating college level language textbooks.
Gala is from Asheville, North Carolina, where she earned a B.A. in Psychology from UNC-A. As a TEFL-certified instructor, she spent almost 10 years teaching ESL in Ecuador. She has taught University classes, diplomat training and corporate training programs, and personalized one-to-one courses, including test preparation for the TOEFL and the Cambridge English Exams. She especially enjoys working with people who want to improve their English for career advancement or academic pursuits.
Donald holds a BS in Mathematics (1992) from University of Houston and an MS in Statistics (1998) from Texas A&M University. He taught calculus labs during his last year as an undergraduate, and (undergraduate) statistics classes for several years as a graduate student. Since 2001, he has been tutoring with House of Tutors, and now HOFT Institute. He currently tutors most high school and college-level mathematics, from Algebra 2 up through calculus and statistics; He can also tutor various other college level mathematics and some graduate level statistics by request. Donald’s hobbies include online wiki editing, computer programming, and book collecting. His interests center mostly around academic subjects — especially science of all kinds, computers and technology, history, philosophy, religion, and languages.
Matt Hubley has been involved in tutoring and instruction for over 20 years. Focusing on math, science, and standardized tests, Matt found particular success with junior high and high school students, even helping one student achieve a perfect score on the SAT Math. His college experience culminated in a BS in Biochemistry with a strong concentration of coursework in mathematics. His coursework has prepared him to tutor topics ranging in math ranging from foundation/basic math to advanced calculus, and all levels of chemistry and biology. His goals are to help students maximize their abilities in science and math while preparing for a career in healthcare.
Dr. Neil holds a BS in physics from Queens College, an MS in physics from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Arizona. He worked as an electrical engineer his entire working life and became the Chief Technology Officer of a start-up company engaged in developing micro-replicated optical films. Dr. Neil L. holds 30 patents in a variety of subjects and has published more than 30 papers covering a wide range of topics. He prefers tutoring college physics 1, covering engineering and non-calculus, HS algebra 1 and 2, HS trigonometry, and HS plane geometry. He is also an expert in playing Spyder Solitaire and enjoys writing science fiction short stories.
Rich holds a B.S. and M.S. in mathematics from the University of Illinois, Urbana, and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Texas, Austin. He has 25 years experience as a software engineer including over 10 years at IBM, and now teaches math at Austin Community College. His hobbies are math, science, engineering, and programming, subjects which he also tutors. He also enjoys hiking in rain forests and deserts.
Richard holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Texas. Richard tutors Math, Physics, Statics and Logic. His hobbies include computer gaming, board gaming and manga, and favorite tv shows right now are Dr. Who, Sherlock and Glee.