NEWS (August, 2010): I've had one more of my tutoring clients finish their doctoral degree! That makes four people in the last year who have received a Ph.D. or Psy.D degree with my help on their dissertation research. A fifth client will receive his D.BA (Doctor of Business Administration) very soon.
WHAT I DO
I love to teach, and I love to learn, and I've done a lot of each. I love to help people get to where they want to go.
I help people who need assistance with topics in the areas of psychology, math, statistics, and research design. I have worked with people extensively on SPSS, psychological statistics, biostatistics, quantitative methods, research design, masters theses, doctoral dissertations, and preparation for the math sections of the SAT and GRE. Most of my clients have been college undergraduate and graduate students, but I’ve also assisted business people, college faculty, and medical professionals with research projects. The majors of my college clients have included Psychology, Public Policy, Public Health, Criminal Justice, Mental Health Counseling, Education, and Business Administration.
Although I’ve worked on some advanced projects, I enjoy working with people in entry-level classes and people who are returning to school after a long absence. I’m friendly, patient, and happy to meet my clients at whatever level they are currently working.
It’s important that you feel like you get your money’s worth from working with me. Consequently, I’ve got a two-part guarantee:
(1) the first 30 minutes of our first session is free for all clients; and
(2) I will not charge you for a session if you are not satisfied with my performance.
THE BASICS OF MY QUALIFICATIONS
* I have a Ph.D. in Psychology, with an emphasis in statistics and applied research.
* I have many years of teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in psychology, math, statistics, and research design.
* I have over 20 years of experience as a professional in developing tests and assessments for education and the workplace, including 13 years with ETS, the publishers of the GRE and SAT.
* I have extensive, almost daily experience using SPSS, Excel, and other statistical software throughout my graduate school and professional life.
I have a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology from Georgia Tech. While at Georgia Tech, I also completed most of a degree in Electrical Engineering. In graduate school, my main interest was in statistics and research design. I supported myself through graduate school by teaching psychology and statistics, and as a statistics consultant on dissertations and faculty projects.
I have had two careers. My first career was teaching full-time for ten years at DeVry Institute of Technology (now called DeVry University). At DeVry I taught math, psychology, basic electronics, and a few other courses at all levels from remedial to advanced. My second career, after I received my Ph.D., was with two companies that are involved in creating tests to measure people's skills and abilities. The first company, Educational Testing Service (ETS), is widely known for its standardized educational tests, including the SAT and GRE. In one of my positions at ETS, I wrote math questions for the GRE. The other company I worked for, PreVisor, Inc., creates tests that employers can administer to measure the personality and job skills of job candidates. At both companies I wrote tests and also performed statistical analysis to monitor the performance of the tests.
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