I love spreading my extensive knowledge of and passion for numerous subjects, including math, statistics, statistical software programming, English, and Microsoft Office programs. I think tutoring is one of the best jobs around! I find it a great privilege to help others confront and overcome their questions, fears, and misconceptions. I also have a knack for helping skeptics understand how the subject they are wrestling with (especially math), can be used to solve real world problems.
My personal approach to tutoring: To understand the student’s academic challenges and goals, I have a comprehensive initial conversation. I then work to fill in foundational gaps, understand current concepts, and move ahead in the curriculum by reviewing high-quality published material on the subject matter from my extensive set of textbooks. I then work with the student to solve problems/do exercises in the subject matter of study, focusing on teaching strategies for solving those problems. And then I assign drills – multiple problems in the subject matter - to give the student the benefit of applying what s/he has learned and to identify which types of problems are still challenging for the student. I then work with the student to expand their understanding of the aspects of the subject matter that is still difficult for them.
My tutoring experience: I’ve taught a range of students from elementary school-aged children, to teenagers, and adults for over a decade. All of that tutoring has been volunteer/unpaid; I’ve helped out a lot of classmates, friends, coworkers, and relatives. It was so enjoyable, that I didn’t even think of tutoring for money until I was urged by friends to pursue it as a job. Being a full-time graduate student, I have a lot of flexibility in my schedule so tutoring is a great fit.
My credentials/educational background: My strong aptitude for math was recognized in high school. During my sophomore year at Brooklyn Technical High School I was placed in an accelerated math program so that by my junior year, I was placed in a college-level calculus class. Later I went on to earn an undergraduate degree from Cornell University, an MA from American University, and I'm currently working on an MS in statistics at Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business. I have done a ton of coursework in calculus, matrix algebra, linear algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and statistics.
In both my graduate programs I learned to use statistical software. In addition I have worked as a data analyst for many years and as such have extensive experience programming in SAS, Stata, and SPSS.
I'm a power user of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). I've used these programs extensively in professional and academic settings since the 1990s. I've helped many coworkers, classmates, and friends boost their MS Office skills and would be happy to assist you too!
I have a great passion for the English language and extensive experience crafting many types of documents. I've excelled at writing in both academic and professional settings and enjoy helping others find and refine their voice in the English language.
Whether you are a struggling student looking for a boost, or a high-performing student who is looking to push for greater results, I can help! I look forward to working with you.
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