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Do you find math confusing or difficult? Does it make you feel like you're reading a foreign language? I can help you decode and make sense of it all, from elementary math through calculus and beyond.
I have an applied mathematics degree from Columbia University. I used to tutor in high school and college, helping some of my tutees go from C students, or worse, to A students. For the past 15 years, I have worked as a consultant in the actuarial field, and have helped junior associates to study and prepare for actuarial exams, which are math-related exams required for certification in the actuarial profession. Along with explaining the math, I like to impart study skills that make the most effective use of your time, whether you're a student balancing school and extracurricular activities or someone balancing a full-time job with studying and a personal life.
In addition to explaining the concepts and the mechanics of how to solve the problems, I provide examples of how it's used in practice. I find that knowing how a math concept might be used in the real world or why it's relevant makes it easier to learn the concept. I would love to help you understand math more.
I have worked as an actuarial pension consultant for 15 years. I am certified as an Enrolled Actuary, which means I have demonstrated by understanding of actuarial concepts through exams and work experience. I have also passed at least the first 3 actuarial exams administered by the Society of Actuaries.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree is applied mathematics from an engineering school. Ordinary and partial differential equations were required courses for the major. I did very well in those courses and helped some of my fellow classmates to better understand the lessons.
As an actuary, I have used Access at work to manage and analyze data for the past 15 years. I have created tables, queries and forms, and written functions, subroutines, and macros. Most of the Access databases that I've created have defined relationships between some of the tables. I have used all the variety of queries - select, make table, append, update, cross tab, and delete. I have taught junior associates to use and master Access over the years.
I have used Microsoft Outlook at work for more than a decade to manage my emails, calendar, contacts and tasks quickly and efficiently. I have used it to view others' calendars to schedule meetings and respond to meeting invitations. I have folders and subfolders to organize and manage emails. I have created personalized signatures for outgoing and internal messages. I have marked emails with message flags to indicate its importance or urgency. I have created distribution lists so that I do not have to retype/select everyone's emails when I'm sending out a message to a team of people that I communicate with often. Most companies put an upper limit on the size of each employee's Outlook files, so I've learned to clean up my Outlook regularly so that it will not stop receiving incoming emails and run more smoothly. I've also used the Clean Up function to streamline a conversation stream. I have set up automatic conditional email responses for those times when I might be out of the office or otherwise unavailable during the day. I've set up my calendar so others may view whether I'm out of the office, busy or tentatively scheduled for an appointment. These are some of the most commonly used tools I've used in Outlook, and taught junior associates over the years, to make communication easier.
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