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Michael O.

Mathematician And Statistician Tutoring Since 1991

Kendall Park, NJ (08824)

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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!

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Michael’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry


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
Survival Analysis
Survey Sampling

For my 10 classes (30 credits), I graduated with a 3.2/4.0 GPA.

Differential Equations

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.

Discrete Math

In my years as an undergraduate, I took many classes in discrete math and math modeling. Some of the classes I took were:

Calculus 1
Calculus 2
Calculus 3 (Multivariate Calculus)
Differential Equations
Advanced Calculus
Intro to Linear Algebra
Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra
Theory of Probability
Theory of Statistics
Combinatorial Theory
Functions of A Complex Variable
2 Mathematical Models classes, Graph Theory Class

Linear Algebra

I had 2 semesters of linear algebra as an undergrad when I earned my BA in Mathematics. Then, I used it extensively when I earned my MS in Statistics.


I studied probability extensively during my work towards my BA in Mathematics and my MS in Statistics. I have worked with co-workers and private students in this field.


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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Rutgers University (Mathematics)

Rutgers University Graduate School (Master's)

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Michael will travel within 10 miles of Kendall Park, NJ 08824.

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