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Matthew M.

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Ramona, CA (92065)

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I had excellent grades in high school math and science. At Harvey Mudd College I had good grades in physics (2 semesters), chemistry (2 semesters) and calculus (3 semesters). At the University of Missouri I obtained a BA in psychology with a high GPA, and a Masters degree in Statistics. At Carnegie-Mellon University I obtained a PhD degree in statistics with an emphasis on statistics in psychiatric research.

I have tutored in high school and in college: mathematics, statistics, chemistry, physics.

I have mentored PhD clinical psychology candidates in statistical design, statistical analysis, SAS and SPSS.

I have lectured in statistics at all undergraduate levels and in industry.

I try to coach students on how to exercise what they know or at least have studied, in order to learn how to learn what they are studying next; rather than repeat what is in the texts and lectures, and online.

I emphasize to drill to mastery after achieving understanding, and as a way to deepen understanding. And I emphasize explaining back to the tutor as a way to impress memory and deepen understanding.

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Matthew’s subjects

Algebra 1

I received A grades in high school first year algebra, and I tutored high school students in first year algebra.

Algebra 2

I received A grades in high school second year algebra, and I tutored high school students and adults in high school second year algebra.

I earned a PhD degree in statistics and worked as a statistician in medical research. I recently reviewed high school mathematics and physics for the CSET Math Exams (I, II, III), and CSET Physics Exams (III, IV.)

Biology

I achieved A grades in biology in high school, and I tutored biology in high school. Subsequent, I studied 2 semesters of physiological psychology as a college psychology major. Since receiving my PhD degree in statistics, I have worked with researchers in biological psychiatry.

Biostatistics

I have a PhD degree in statistics. I have worked with university and industry scientists analyzing data from simple and complex experiments on people and animals. I have published papers. I have written grant proposals and IRB submissions.

Calculus

I studied calculus for 3 semesters at Harvey Mudd College. I studied material depending on calculus such as: physics and chemistry at Harvey Mudd College; probability and statistics at the University of Missouri and Carnegie-Mellon University. I recently reviewed high school math and for the CSET exams (I, II, III) and physics (III, IV.)

Chemistry

I tutored chemistry in high school. I achieved a score of 760 on the ETS Chemistry Achievement Test. I studied chemistry for two semesters at Harvey Mudd College.

I earned a PhD degree in statistics, and I have worked as a statistician in medical research.
I have reviewed chemistry while studying neurophysiology, biochemistry, and working on pharmacokinetics in a pharmaceutical company chem lab.

Differential Equations

I have experience fitting differential equation models to biological and behavioral phenomena, in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Neurological Modeling, and Biological Rhythms. My experience is mostly with numerical solutions of systems of non-linear differential equations.

Econometrics

I have experience with the data analytic techniques used in econometrics, such as multivariate time series (vector autoregressive processes, "Granger Causality", conditional heteroscedasticity), and rhythmicities (seasonal effects.) Also other multivariate techniques such as multiple linear regression and multiple logistic regression, discriminant analysis and clustering (market segmentation), and panel analyses.

Linear Algebra

In college I took the usual course in linear algebra, and I used the material (some of it) repeatedly in graduate training and in writing my PhD thesis -- e.g., taking the derivative of the determinant of a symmetric matrix with respect to (arguments of) the elements of the matrix (when the elements are functions of a small number of parameters).

Physics

I did well in physics in high school and college physics (e.g. I scored 800 on the Physics Achievement Test), and I reviewed physics concepts regularly while earning my PhD in statistics and working as a statistician in mental health research, pharmacokinetics and neurophysiology. I have recently reviewed high school and first year college physics while preparing to take the California Single Subject Exams in Physics.

Precalculus

Besides doing well in high school and college mathematics, I earned a PhD degree in statistics and performed statistical data analysis in research. I also recently reviewed high school math for the CSET exams in math (I, II, II), and physics (III,IV.)

Probability

I studied probability as and undergraduate student at the University of Missouri and Carnegie-Mellon University. I tutored students in probability, including behavioral science majors and foreign students.

Psychology

My bachelor's degree was in psychology. I did graduate study in psychology, directed student research, collaborated in research and published papers in psychology journals. Since receiving my PhD degree in statistics I have worked with researchers in psychiatry and psychology.

SAS

In about 1984, the Statistics Department at Carnegie-Mellon University bought its own VAX 11/780 computer. Shortly after that, the licensed SAS for the VAX. I was the most experienced SAS user in the department (I think I was the only SAS user), so the Chairman invited me to give lectures to the Department, and I did that: I gave 2 lectures 2 hours in length. I illustrated the Link-Return statements in the Data step, the Macro language, the built-in statistical functions, sorting, and match-merging. I illustrated a few of the statistical applications such as Proc GLM, and showed how they could be used on subsets of a sorted data set with the BY option. When I was at Fisons pharmaceuticals I wrote a suite of pharmacokinetic programs in SAS, including implementing Euler's method for evaluating differential equations in the Data step and within Proc NLIN. When I was at the UCSD Department of Psychiatry I carried out a survival analysis using SAS, on data from a sample 550,000 women and 450,000 men that we had obtained from the American Cancer Society; the papers that we wrote up were published and have been widely cited. One of the graduate students in Clinical Psychology asked me to show him how to perform survival analyses on data for whom we had the actigraphy summary measures, and that work of ours was published and has been cited.

SPSS

I have tutored and taught statistical data analysis to graduate students in clinical psychology. I tutored them in SPSS , and they learned well enough to publish and defend their work without my presence at test time.

Statistics

I achieved a PhD degree in statistics. I have lectured (and graded) at all undergraduate levels. I have tutored in statistics, including behavioral science majors, statistics majors, and foreign students.

Trigonometry

I received A grades in trigonometry in high school, and I tutored trigonometry in high school. I followed that up with collegiate course work that depends on trigonometry, such as calculus (differentiation and integration of trigonometric functions); and probability theory (characteristic functions, also called Fourier transforms.)

I recently reviewed high school math for the CSET exams (I, II, III) and physics (III, IV.)

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Education

University of Missouri, Columbia

University of Missouri - Columbia (Master's)

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (PhD)

Expert in Statistics Matthew is very wll versed in statistics. He brings with him many years of experience in this field of study. His approach to the lesson is very professional. The process he uses is systematic and progressive. He has helped my daughter greatly in her AP statistics studies and her preparation for the AP exam. ...

— Julius from San Diego, CA on 5/5/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

For help with PhD dissertations I raise my rate to $45/hour.

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Matthew will travel within 30 miles of Ramona, CA 92065.

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