Hi! I hold an undergraduate degree cum laude in Economics and Business from Ca' Foscari University in Venice, Italy, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Statistics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
In addition, I passed CFA level 1 and level 2 exams, and I am currently a level 3 candidate.
My areas of expertise are statistics, probability, econometrics and finance. As an Italian native I also enjoy teaching Italian from time to time. I have used so much calculus and algebra in my student days and in my line of work that I believe I am well qualified to teach these subjects as well.
I have taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics, but professionally I have been active in the financial industry first as a quantitative analyst and later as a stock analyst. My areas were the pricing of complex financial instruments and the valuation of investments such as mergers and acquisitions, private equity leveraged buyouts and more. I have also been in charge of training junior analysts at a couple of the companies I worked for.
I believe in the power of math and enjoy teaching math subjects. My teaching philosophy is to have students appreciate the importance and the practicality of most mathematical results. I also spend quite a bit of time coming up with examples and counter-examples and several of them come from real-life situations. I have authored two problem books with detailed solutions, one in mathematical statistics at an advanced level and one in econometrics at the undergraduate level.
My proudest memory as a tutor is about 3 students I tutored in econometrics. It was a desperate situation: they could not make sense of it, lacking the necessary mathematical and statistical skills to successfully master the subject. After 3 months of hard work they all passed. One even got A!
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