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I have both a BA in Mathematics and an MS in Statistics from Rutgers University. I have been tutoring math since 1991 and statistics since 2003. I also have my Certificate of Eligibility for Secondary School Mathematics from the State of NJ. I tutor part-time but I am actually a biostatistician by profession. I have tutored over 70 different students - anywhere from a few weeks to 5 years in duration. I can supply references if needed.
I believe that effective communication and a supportive environment is crucial to a good teaching/learning relationship. I don't mind questions, in fact I encourage them at any time!I see learning as a 2-way street. It is the students responsibility to stop me immediately and ask questions if he/she does not understand. It is my responsibility, in response, to answer those questions and find a new way of explaining the problem so he/she does understand it. I believe a student should be able to "talk" mathematics as well as "write" it. I am picky when it comes to using the correct terminology, but it is done with a supportive attitude and with good humor! I am very easy going and approachable!
My philosophy regarding math is as follows: it is a fantastic way of looking at the world and also improves necessary critical thinking skills in a student. In my opinion, nearly everyone can learn math if given the correct support and instructional methods. Let me share this great world with you!
I have a BA in Mathematics and an MS in Statistics from Rutgers University. With my MS degree, I had a concentration in biostatistics including:
Biostats I - Observational Studies
Biosttas II - Clinical Trials
Categorical Data Analysis
For my 10 classes (30 credits), I graduated with a 3.2/4.0 GPA.
As you can see from my profile, I have my undergraduate degree in Mathematics and my graduate degree in Statistics. My undergraduate education included a class in ordinary differential equations and differential equations used in my Calculus classes.
In my years as an undergraduate, I took many classes in discrete math and math modeling. Some of the classes I took were:
Calculus 3 (Multivariate Calculus)
Intro to Linear Algebra
Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra
Theory of Probability
Theory of Statistics
Functions of A Complex Variable
2 Mathematical Models classes, Graph Theory Class
I have used SAS in Graduate school for 4 years. I have taken 5 classes through the SAS Institute to prepare and pass my SAS certification exams. I earned my Base SAS certification in April 2010 and I plan to pass my Advanced certification exam by September 2010. I have also taken classes in Clinical SAS programming in which I designed tables, listings and reports from given shell scripts.
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