Thank you so much for your interest in working with me! I encourage you to read my profile (especially my tutoring policies) and contact me with any questions.
My Teaching Approach and Philosophy:
I cannot begin to tell you how many students I meet who say, "I'm bad at math". Perhaps the thing that fascinates me the most about statistics as I don't think of it as math, but as a unique way to tell a story about what's going on in the world around us with numbers. I help my students by making sure that they have a firm theoretical understanding of the subject, which sets up a strong foundation for understanding the calculation portion of the subject.
I help my students tell the story of the numbers in what I call "plain English", so students can translate the numbers in a way that is meaningful and relevant to their lives and understand the subject on a deep and personal level. I get to know my students and their interests, and I come up with in-the-moment problems and examples that tie statistical concepts to the things that my students love and enjoy outside of their classes. My hope is that my students will begin to see statistics and analysis as something fun, interesting, and very relevant in their everyday lives.
I was a tutor and graduate teaching assistant for General Psychology for 5 years, and was a graduate teaching assistant for Statistics and SPSS for 3 years before finishing graduate school. I was also a guest lecturer for a Social Psychology course in July 2012, and have been an Adjunct Professor of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences at Dominican University of California, San Rafael, for the last year.
My first research presentation was at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science in May of 2009. I was also a presenter at the annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in January of 2011. This 2011 presentation earned a Student Travel Award, given to less than 20 percent of applicants and based on the quality of research. In addition, my research was published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology in 2011. I am very happy to help students with their research projects, including the early conception stages of study design, IRB and Grant writing, data analysis using SPSS, and finally, to proofreading articles-in-progress and Theses.
Important Tutoring Policies:
Come prepared for tutoring sessions. Be up-to-date on your reading and have specific questions in mind. Bring your course materials, including your textbook and syllabus if you have one.
Schedule and confirm tutoring appointments with me at least 24 hours in advance. This is to ensure that I can give you the best tutoring experience possible.
Tutoring sessions are a minimum of one hour.
If you plan to use online materials during your lesson, please arrive early to ensure that you are able to access your materials and can have materials ready to go at the start of the lesson.
On setting Group Rates: The number of students and adjusted group rates must be set 24 hours prior to tutoring sessions.
Please be on time, as I may have students scheduled after you. I reserve the right to charge from the scheduled beginning of lessons and finish lessons at the scheduled end time. If you are running late, please notify me immediately, either via the WyzAnt email communication system or via a phone call and I will wait for your arrival. If I am not contacted by the student after 15 minutes of lesson time has passed, I will cancel the lesson and assess a Cancellation Fee.
If you need to cancel a lesson, cancel no less than 2 hours prior to scheduled meetings. Cancellations occurring less than 2 hours before meetings will be assessed a Cancellation Fee.
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