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Thomas W.

Grosse Pointe, MI

$40/hr

Effective Economics, Math, Finance, & Statistics Tutor

Background check passed as of 2/21/14
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Effective Economics, Math, Finance, & Statistics Tutor

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I have earned two degrees from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Finance. Through my own coursework and my experiences as a tutor, I have gained extensive knowledge in the subjects of algebra, statistics, and calculus.

I have tutored students for over three years. I have tutored students in Ann Arbor and Dearborn, as well as Oakland University. I have tutored a variety of subjects: economics, finance, calculus, pre-calc, statistics, public policy, business strategy, and marketing. I have tutored students at all college levels, including business executives in pursuit of their Master's degree. Many students continue to utilize my services through successive semesters while they complete their program. In addition to tutoring, I provide independent business and strategy consultation/development to local businesses and entrepreneurs.

My tutoring philosophy is to help students find the simplicity behind any problem. I have focused on finding simple and effective ways for students to not only understand the problems at hand, but understand the theories and concepts that provide the structure for any problem. Armed with this knowledge, students find that approaching any problem becomes easier and more intuitive. I believe this ultimately offers students an increased level of self confidence and speed during an exam, resulting in higher grades.

My goal is to enroll into a PhD program in economics, teaching economics and business in a way that actually makes sense and is easy to understand. This is my passion and my students appreciate my commitment and the advantage it gives them during tutoring sessions. I believe everyone has immense potential and given the right circumstances, are able to access this potential and achieve their goals. Everyone learns in different ways and I find it a worthy goal to figure out a way to help someone grow intellectually. I strive to find ways for students to have a greater passion for the subject and find ways to incorporate learning techniques and strategies not only for test time, but throughout life. I see tutoring as a chance to not only help someone learn, but to help them organize their thoughts and behaviors to achieve their goals and deliver lasting results.

Testimonials

"Very impressive."

- Aline, Rochester, MI on 3/18/13

"Great Tutor"

- Anthony and Thomas, Warren, MI on 6/26/14

"Great Tutor!!"

- Caroline, Clinton Township, MI on 3/13/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Regina, Highland Park, MI on 3/11/14

"Great tutor"

- Lauren, Birmingham, MI on 6/6/13

"EXCELLENT TUTOR!"

- Jamel, Pontiac, MI on 5/24/13

"Patient and Clear"

- Joseph, Grosse Pointe, MI on 5/22/13

"Patient, easy to reach, and easy to understand."

- Amanda, Saint Clair Shores, MI on 5/4/13

"Excellent Tutor "

- Justin, Grosse Pointe, MI on 4/6/13

"Awesome Tutor"

- Marvin, Macomb, MI on 3/27/13

"Great Experience!"

- Olivia, Birmingham, MI on 3/25/13
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Econometrics,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SPSS, Statistics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, SPSS
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Business, Economics,
Finance,
GRE, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Economics,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics
Test Preparation:
GRE
Corporate Training:
Business, Economics,
Finance,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SPSS, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra over the past 3 years at the college level. Algebra is used extensively in Calculus and other high level math courses, which I also have extensive experience tutoring.

Algebra 2

I have tutored Algebra over the past 3 years at the college level. Algebra is used extensively in Calculus and other high level math courses, which I also have extensive experience tutoring.

Calculus

I have tutored calculus over the past 3 years to many students at all different comfort levels. I find ways to make math fun, interesting and relevant to each student.

Econometrics

I received an A from my Econometrics master's level class at U of M. I have written 3 econometrics papers (published/pending) on health, education and religion in economics. I have tutored others at U of M in this subject over the past 3 years.

Economics

I have an undergraduate degree from UofM in Economics. I have tutored a wide variety of economic subjects over the past 3 years, including principles of micro and macro.

Finance

I have a degree in Finance from the University of Michigan. I have tutored students at the college level in various classes concerning finance. I also run an independent consulting firm that regularly examines varying companies' finances.

Statistics

Have several years experience working with and tutoring statistics on a college level. Tutored across many statistics based subjects, such as business statistics, econometrics, and biostats. I've written several papers involving applied statistics. Received A+'s for all of my statistics classes, including master's level work.

Thomas’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Thomas. View all of Thomas’s resources

A way to check your answer, which is correct from Kevin S., is to multiply both the numerator and denominator by the original denominator (x+2).  As shown: (4x^2 - 1) / 1 * (x + 2) / (x + 2)  (doing this step is effectively multiplying your answer by "1") (4x^2...

Constants are simply a number.  A value that is considered constant.  example 1, 2, or 3. As an example: Variables are symbols for values that can change, such as y = x^2, where we have two variables x and y.  x isn't defined as a specific number or value, so it can change...

Polynomials usually higher than 3 degrees is usually solved with synthetic division.  This is usually a trial and error method given the factors that can be multiplied together to form either the beginning and ending coefficients 4 and 35 respectively.  Both negative and positive values...

University of Michigan
Economics Finance

Education

University of Michigan (Economics Finance)

Very impressive. — I'm very impressed by Tom's knowledge as he did not have to refer to my ECON's book at all!!!! Tom knew all about the Marginal cost, maximizing profit, average cost, revenue etc. that I was struggling with and he broke these concepts down for my better understanding. I'm very satisfied with my experience and looking forward to our next session. Thank you Tom! ...

— Aline, Rochester, MI on 3/18/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 35 miles of Grosse Pointe, MI 48230.


About Thomas

I have earned two degrees from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Finance. Through my own coursework and my experiences as a tutor, I have gained extensive knowledge in the subjects of algebra, statistics, and calculus.

I have tutored students for over three years. I have tutored students in Ann Arbor and Dearborn, as well as Oakland University. I have tutored a variety of subjects: economics, finance, calculus, pre-calc, statistics, public policy, business strategy, and marketing. I have tutored students at all college levels, including business executives in pursuit of their Master's degree. Many students continue to utilize my services through successive semesters while they complete their program. In addition to tutoring, I provide independent business and strategy consultation/development to local businesses and entrepreneurs.

My tutoring philosophy is to help students find the simplicity behind any problem. I have focused on finding simple and effective ways for students to not only understand the problems at hand, but understand the theories and concepts that provide the structure for any problem. Armed with this knowledge, students find that approaching any problem becomes easier and more intuitive. I believe this ultimately offers students an increased level of self confidence and speed during an exam, resulting in higher grades.

My goal is to enroll into a PhD program in economics, teaching economics and business in a way that actually makes sense and is easy to understand. This is my passion and my students appreciate my commitment and the advantage it gives them during tutoring sessions. I believe everyone has immense potential and given the right circumstances, are able to access this potential and achieve their goals. Everyone learns in different ways and I find it a worthy goal to figure out a way to help someone grow intellectually. I strive to find ways for students to have a greater passion for the subject and find ways to incorporate learning techniques and strategies not only for test time, but throughout life. I see tutoring as a chance to not only help someone learn, but to help them organize their thoughts and behaviors to achieve their goals and deliver lasting results.

Testimonials

"Very impressive."

- Aline, Rochester, MI on 3/18/13

"Great Tutor"

- Anthony and Thomas, Warren, MI on 6/26/14

"Great Tutor!!"

- Caroline, Clinton Township, MI on 3/13/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Regina, Highland Park, MI on 3/11/14

"Great tutor"

- Lauren, Birmingham, MI on 6/6/13

"EXCELLENT TUTOR!"

- Jamel, Pontiac, MI on 5/24/13

"Patient and Clear"

- Joseph, Grosse Pointe, MI on 5/22/13

"Patient, easy to reach, and easy to understand."

- Amanda, Saint Clair Shores, MI on 5/4/13

"Excellent Tutor "

- Justin, Grosse Pointe, MI on 4/6/13

"Awesome Tutor"

- Marvin, Macomb, MI on 3/27/13

"Great Experience!"

- Olivia, Birmingham, MI on 3/25/13
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Education

University of Michigan
Economics Finance

Education

University of Michigan (Economics Finance)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Grosse Pointe, MI 48230

Thomas’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Econometrics,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SPSS, Statistics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, SPSS
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Business, Economics,
Finance,
GRE, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Economics,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics
Test Preparation:
GRE
Corporate Training:
Business, Economics,
Finance,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SPSS, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Thomas’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Thomas. View all of Thomas’s resources

A way to check your answer, which is correct from Kevin S., is to multiply both the numerator and denominator by the original denominator (x+2).  As shown: (4x^2 - 1) / 1 * (x + 2) / (x + 2)  (doing this step is effectively multiplying your answer by "1") (4x^2...

Constants are simply a number.  A value that is considered constant.  example 1, 2, or 3. As an example: Variables are symbols for values that can change, such as y = x^2, where we have two variables x and y.  x isn't defined as a specific number or value, so it can change...

Polynomials usually higher than 3 degrees is usually solved with synthetic division.  This is usually a trial and error method given the factors that can be multiplied together to form either the beginning and ending coefficients 4 and 35 respectively.  Both negative and positive values...


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