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I have a Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology with minors in Statistics and Computer Science (GPA 3.81/4.0). Additionally, I have undertaken recent skills updating in the Information Technology and Decision Sciences Department in the College of Business at the University of North TX (GPA 4.0/4.0). I have been awarded two graduate certificates from UNT. One graduate certificate is in Business Intelligence and the other is in Six Sigma. I will complete my third graduate certificate this semester in Information Technology (IT) Fundamentals. I have also received two certifications from the American Society of Quality in 2010. The first certificate was a Certified Manager of Quality / Operations Excellence and the second was a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
I taught for eight years at Wayne State University and Marygrove College – both in Detroit, MI. The courses included Algebra, Statistics, Introductory Psychology, Industrial Psychology, and Labor Management Relations. After obtaining my doctoral degree, I worked in industry for over 20 years as an IT professional, specializing in using statistics to solve business problems. During my career in industry, I frequently had to explain material to managers and others. I learned that using every day words to explain complex topics goes a long way. I developed a repertoire of synonyms to help in the process.
I have two children. Helping them understand their school work helped me develop the skills that make a good tutor. My daughter, who is a Ph.D. today, was not a natural in mathematics; however as soon I showed her the tricks to simplify and speed up calculations she was able to perform as if the “tricks” came naturally to her. My son was not particularly brilliant at writing; however as soon as he learned a few basic techniques, he was writing as well as his sister.
Another learning technique I capitalized on is the use of multiple sensory modalities. The more senses involved in learning, the more persistent and effective the recall of the material. Therefore, I use sight, hearing, and touch (moving hands and talking) as part of the training.
Mnemonic queues and repetition facilitate recall and are used as part of the program. It is especially important to help students develop mnemonic queues that are meaningful to them to optimize their effectiveness.
Now in my semi-retirement, I would like to share these learning tools with other bright minds. I will treat the student with respect, kindness, and quiet firmness. My goal is to help them achieve their goals.
Upon completion of my Ph.D., I took and scored very well on all sections of the ASVAB and the AFOQT. Unfortunately, a heart condition prevented me from qualifying for a position as a commissioned officer.
The Air Force Officer Qualification Test (AFOQT) is very similar to other college and graduate school exams. The additional components include spatial orientation, instrument comprehension, table reading, aviation information, hidden figures, and general science.
During my undergraduate career, I took many science classes, including: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. I picked up Geology from reading. Thus, general science is a subject matter that I am well qualified to tutor. My graduate minors are in Statistics and Computer Science. Hence, I understand and am able to explain table reading. Although I believe spatial orientation is a natural ability, I learned the ways to objectively confirm answers.
Anyone applying for a position as an officer in the Air Force is probably comfortable with aviation information and instrument comprehension. If prospective Air Force officers have weaknesses, they are likely to be in the other areas for which I am well qualified to tutor.
I have a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, which focuses on businesses and how to make them successful. I recently obtained three graduate certificates from UNT College of Business. I worked in industry for 25 years -- the last 12 years of which I provided consulting services to senior management of Fortune 500 companies to directly address and solve business problems. I received two certifications from ASQ in 2010 -- Certified Manager of Quality / Operations Excellence (CMQ/OE) and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) -- both of which focus on business improvements to improve corporate profitability and performance excellence.
I have used MS Access for over 15 years. While at EDS I designed and developed numerous Access applications, capitalizing on the interface features to provide end user access to legacy system data. Two of the applications provided the means for the respective departments (Plano IPC and Purchasing) to save the company millions of dollars. In December 2011, I created an office automation system in Access for a small business in McKinney, TX. The system included features to manage customers, employees, appointments, revenues, expenses, payroll, and taxes.
I worked with Oracle for five years while at EDS, which is now HP Enterprise Services. In addition, I have taken two graduate classes to refresh my knowledge and learn about new product enhancements.
I have played recreational poker for five years at the McKinney Senior Center. I have a cheat sheet that I give to beginning players that shows the hands in ascending value.
I also play for money at Choctaw and every other Friday night. The strategy for recreational poker and serious poker are quite different. The art is knowing when to fold.
I have used SAS for 25 years in the academic and business work areas. I recently had some skills updating at the University of North Texas on some of the newer product capabilities.
One of the products I used for capacity planning and performance analysis at EDS was the Morino product, which is written in SAS.
While at EDS I also designed and constructed many applications using SAS, which enabled the company to save millions of dollars.
While at CA, I worked with US Bank and Wells Fargo on DDA fraud. Both banks used SAS for their fraud detection algorithms.
My extensive knowledge of SQL makes me a natural when it comes to using PROC SQL.
No matter what type of Statistics class you are in, I can help you do your absolute best. I have worked with students in classes that: 1) want everything done on the TI 84, 2) use Excel to solve the problems, 3) focus on the "box," probability, and Roulette, and 4) use SPSS or SAS to solve the problems. My students have included people in high school AP Statistics, undergraduate Statistics, and graduate school Statistics courses. Don't let Statistics stand in the way of you accomplishing your career objectives. Call for help and I will be there!
Best tutor I have had! — Dr. B was awesome. She made Statistics enjoyable. Before her tutelage, I was failing miserably and having a hard time grasping concepts. With her help, not only did I grasp concepts, but also reversed my grade. Thank you! ...
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