Benjamin DiTrolio

With an extensive background in chemistry, Benjamin DiTrolio currently tutors undergraduates studying chemistry and mathematics in Rhode Island. He provides guidance in the areas of statistics and calculus as well as a variety of chemistry courses, including physical, organic, inorganic, and analytical. Benjamin DiTrolio studied chemistry as an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the University of Miami, respectively. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 2008 with summa cum laude honors and began graduate work the following fall. For two years, Mr. DiTrolio worked as an undergraduate researcher in a physical and analytical chemistry laboratory focusing on environmental biotoxin detection, his work culminating in an honors thesis. As a graduate student he studied the physical chemistry of marine environments and coauthored papers published in the journals "Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta," "Elements," and "Oceanography." On a professional basis, Benjamin DiTrolio participates in the American Chemical Society and the American Geophysical Society. He also holds membership in Phi Beta Kappa. While a student, he received academic scholarships named for Edward Shapiro and Jay A. Pirog. In recognition of his achievements, Mr. DiTrolio was awarded the American Institute of Chemists Award and the Analytical Chemistry Award from the American Chemical Society. Outside of his work as a tutor, Benjamin DiTrolio is an avid scuba diver and hiker.