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Through my work as a biostatistician at the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute, I have developed practical approaches to handling statistical problems in the health sciences. I tutor both introductory and advanced coursework, including, but not limited to, hypothesis testing, modeling linear data, modeling categorical data (logistics regression, Poisson regression, GEE), survival analysis, hazard rate ratio modeling (Cox regression), and nonparmetic methods.
I've been using Macintosh as a primary computing machine for more than 15 years. I'm currently working with OS X and have great proficiency with the operating system and many popular Macintosh versions of software including, but not limited to, MS Office Mac 2011, Stata 12, and SPSS.
SAS is used for statistical analysis, report writing, operations research, project management, quality improvement and more. It’s very difficult to master with a long, steep learning curve. The best way to speed up the learning process (or make you an expert) is with a knowledgeable instructor. I taught a graduate level introduction to SAS course at USC, and I’ve successfully tutored students with absolutely no SAS experience. I can teach you basic or advanced data management, analysis techniques, graphing and macro writing.
Widely used in the social sciences and often in the field of medical research, SPSS changes versions often. I've taught SPSS as part of introductory biostatistics courses, tutored students, and consulted with researchers. I have experience with version 14 through 20 on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
Stata is a general-purpose statistical software package used by many businesses and academic institutions. I’ve tutored and taught Stata to graduate students in various disciplines and conducted corporate training. As a biostatistician, I work with Stata on a daily basis.
My background in mathematics (bachelor’s degree) and statistics (master’s degree from USC and job in biostatistics) gives me the experience, skill and confidence to tutor the subject. I have extensive experience working with students in general introductory statistics courses, and students have been very successful in their classes after consulting with me.
Although we learn in different ways, we can all benefit from recognized, proven study techniques that apply to the full range of academic disciplines. At the Learning and Writing Center in Houston’s University of Saint Thomas and as a STEM scholar and mentor, I gained formal training and experience in different study methodologies. I can teach them to you and help you develop study habits that will better manage your time and study environment.