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I am in the midst of doctoral work at the University of Washington, having transferred from the University of Oregon, where my research interests were in experimental and behavioral economics, interdisciplinary fields that draw on knowledge from both economics and psychology. Prior to enrolling at UO, I attended the University of Puget Sound (UPS) where I studied mathematics, computer science, and economics and graduated magna cum laude. Currently I am pursuing field work in econometrics and international macroeconomics.
I have strong computer skills with programming background in JAVA, R, and MATLAB. I have used STATA, Eviews, and MiniTab for statistical projects. I also have advanced training required to fluently use Office Spreadsheet, Writing, and Presentation programs. With my strong quantitative background, I can quickly learn and use new programming languages and software packages. I have worked in teams as part of the Mathematical Competition in Modeling (MCM) for three years as an undergraduate and in two of those years have been awarded the rank of Outstanding (2007) and Meritorious (2008). In the 2008 MCM, my team was also given the Ben Fusaro award for an exemplary exposition of our solution.
I am experienced and comfortable in positions of leadership, responsibility, and education. I have worked for four years as a rowing coach for adults and high school athletes. I have worked for six years as a tutor in mathematics, computer science, and economics and three years as a teaching assistant in economics for undergraduate courses. Currently, I am training for the United States Rowing Team, having recently finished fifth place at the US Olympic Trials.
I have developed skills that permit me to effectively communicate my ideas and intentions to others. During my time as an undergraduate, I was a member of the Otis Coolidge Chapman Honors Program, an academic program that places an emphasis on writing skills across the disciplines. I have two published papers and a number of works in progress with professors and professional colleagues at Puget Sound, U of Washington, and Russell Investment Group.
Recently, I worked part-time as a rowing coach for Holy Names Academy, an all-girls Catholic school, where I helped young women develop their abilities as nationally competitive athletes.
I work with students from a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities, from middle school pre-algebra to advanced undergraduate and MBA students of analysis, computer science, and statistics.
I hope you are able to give my application serious consideration.
My master's degree in economics gives me a background in statistics and decision theory. I have taken coursework in game theory, probability and statistics, risk, information economics, and computer simulation. I have used this background as a research assistance at the financial firm Russell Investment Group.
I have tutored students in calculus for AP (both AB and BC) coursework as well as collegiate level calculus through multivariate. I have taken real analysis and graduate level topology as well as some work in differential and partial differential equations.
While an undergraduate, I studied Differential Equations for a semester and received and A. The next semester, I continued with Partial Differential Equations and received and A-. I have also studied Real Analysis (both univariate and multivariate) and received an A in the subject, giving me a theoretical grounding of the subject. While a graduate student, I studied Macroeconomics, which extensively uses advanced differential equations to model intertemporal choice problems. In these macroeconomics courses, all of my work was graded as A quality.
While an undergraduate, I studied Abstract Algebra for 1 year and received an A in my coursework. I also studied computer science for two years and again received an A in my coursework. I have studied difference equations moth in my undergraduate mathematics work and graduate economics work. I have 2 published papers using applied discrete mathematics in the Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics and its Applications.
I have completed the first year econometric sequence for doctoral students at the University of Oregon. Subjects spanned probability and statistical theory, basic econometric models, and applications of those models to real world problems.
As an undergraduate, I have studied 4 semester of computer science, receiving A-level grades. My coursework included Computer Science I and II, Optimization, and Math Modeling. I have worked for 1 summer as a research intern at Russell Investment Group where my duties involved extensive programming. My primary computer skills are in JAVA, MatLab, Mathematica, and Stata, with the ability to pick up new programming languages quickly.
I have completed linear algebra at the undergraduate level with an A- and two semesters of undergraduate abstract algebra, covering vector spaces, groups, rings, fields, and some algebraic topology. I'm confident that I can tutor students in linear algebra.
I have had six, proof-based math courses, including a geometry course that served as an introduction to logic as part of its content. I have also had two semesters of computer science, so I am able to teach and work on proofs and logic.
I have completed A-level coursework in statistical theory and probably through the first year graduate level. In addition to typical probability and statistics courses, this includes econometric work on time series, stochastic modeling, Markov chain theory, and Bayesian statistics.
I have worked with high school, undergraduate, and graduate students at various levels of skill.
Excellent Tutor. Very knowledgeable and patient. — I really appreciated having Alex tutor me in statistics. He adapted so well to my learning abilities and was incredibly knowledgeable and patient. He is an excellent tutor and friendly, as well. Thank you Alex!!!! Best to you and your endeavors. ...
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