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John B.

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Great Explainer

$40/hour

  • 3,107 hours tutoring

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I have a solid background in statistics, economics, finance and mathematics through differential calculus. I am also very conversant with American and European history. I'm good at explaining difficult concepts from a number of angles and always love to see a mind "get it." You're never too young or too old to learn!

I was raised in Montgomery, AL and attended the Montgomery Academy where I was the class valedictorian. I obtained an honors degree in Comparative Military and Diplomatic...

I have a solid background in statistics, economics, finance and mathematics through differential calculus. I am also very conversant with American and European history. I'm good at explaining difficult concepts from a number of angles and always love to see a mind "get it." You're never too young or too old to learn!

I was raised in Montgomery, AL and attended the Montgomery Academy where I was the class valedictorian. I obtained an honors degree in Comparative Military and Diplomatic History from Princeton University in 1988, and a Master's in International Economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS - School of Advanced International Studies - in 1996. I've lived overseas both in Europe and Asia while serving as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force where my background in European and military history was directly relevant. My civilian career has been centered in finance with several Fortune 500 companies (Siemens, Ernst & Young, General Electric). In these positions I have utilized my mathematical and economic training extensively in real-world business applications such as budgeting, forecasting, product development, and scenario analysis. I have often found that imparting such concepts to students becomes much more meaningful and effective when they can see actual applications. My experiences have led me to conclude that a broad education in various disciplines is the surest means to economic success and personal fulfillment.

Every child deserves the opportunities the world affords, but maximizing those opportunities requires basic skills and knowledge, whether it be mathematics or historical awareness. I bring to my tutoring sessions a host of practical applications for which mastery of the subject discipline is necessary in the real world; and, I hope, a true joy for learning for learning's sake. I've often found that having that real world example often ignites the student's interest in what would otherwise be just another dull exercise with little relation to the student's particular interests. Once the


Education

Princeton University
Comparative History
Johns Hopkins SAIS
Masters

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Subjects

Business

Econometrics,

Econometrics

I have both academic and extensive practical experience with econometric analysis. Past professional positions have required the use of generalized multiple linear regression modeling, hedonic regressions, and the analysis of time-series data with lagged variable effects and auto-correlation analysis. Specific modeling areas included investment portfolio analysis, product sales forecasting, loan and deposit modeling, project finance modeling, and country-level macroeconomic modeling.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have an extensive background in economics, both formal training and real real world application during my career as a business analyst. I currently teach the Principles courses for Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and International Economics (Trade and Monetary Theory) at Troy University in Montgomery.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have an extensive background in economics, both formal training and real real world application during my career as a business analyst. I currently teach the Principles courses for Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and International Economics (Trade and Monetary Theory) at Troy University in Montgomery.
Finance, GMAT, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Computer

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Corporate Training

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have an extensive background in economics, both formal training and real real world application during my career as a business analyst. I currently teach the Principles courses for Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and International Economics (Trade and Monetary Theory) at Troy University in Montgomery.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have an extensive background in economics, both formal training and real real world application during my career as a business analyst. I currently teach the Principles courses for Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and International Economics (Trade and Monetary Theory) at Troy University in Montgomery.
Finance, GMAT, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Statistics

History

European History, World History

Homeschool

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have an extensive background in economics, both formal training and real real world application during my career as a business analyst. I currently teach the Principles courses for Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and International Economics (Trade and Monetary Theory) at Troy University in Montgomery.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have an extensive background in economics, both formal training and real real world application during my career as a business analyst. I currently teach the Principles courses for Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and International Economics (Trade and Monetary Theory) at Troy University in Montgomery.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics

Other

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have an extensive background in economics, both formal training and real real world application during my career as a business analyst. I currently teach the Principles courses for Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and International Economics (Trade and Monetary Theory) at Troy University in Montgomery.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have an extensive background in economics, both formal training and real real world application during my career as a business analyst. I currently teach the Principles courses for Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and International Economics (Trade and Monetary Theory) at Troy University in Montgomery.
Finance

Science

Econometrics

Econometrics

I have both academic and extensive practical experience with econometric analysis. Past professional positions have required the use of generalized multiple linear regression modeling, hedonic regressions, and the analysis of time-series data with lagged variable effects and auto-correlation analysis. Specific modeling areas included investment portfolio analysis, product sales forecasting, loan and deposit modeling, project finance modeling, and country-level macroeconomic modeling.

Summer

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have an extensive background in economics, both formal training and real real world application during my career as a business analyst. I currently teach the Principles courses for Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and International Economics (Trade and Monetary Theory) at Troy University in Montgomery.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have an extensive background in economics, both formal training and real real world application during my career as a business analyst. I currently teach the Principles courses for Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and International Economics (Trade and Monetary Theory) at Troy University in Montgomery.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, GED, Geometry, SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT Math, GED, GMAT, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


John has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 19 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (1,317 ratings)
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(1,244)
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(58)
3 star
(9)
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(4)
1 star
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Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient

John has helped me so much I statistics class. He makes hard ideas easy to understand. Answers any questions. Really needed help getting through this Doctoral level class.

LAURA, 5 lessons with John

extremely helpful

Great lesson again. He explains textbook knowledge off the cuff extremely well and he had a lot of tips for remembering specific concepts. Thank you John!!

Geoffrey, 6 lessons with John

extremely helpful

John went the extra mile for me and had all of the economics problems I had questions on completed and checked before our lesson, so I could have more time reviewing the concepts with him. Had an amazing lesson and look forward to working with him again.

Geoffrey, 6 lessons with John

Very knowledgeable and patient!

John B. is very knowledgeable in the fields of statistics and econometrics, and he has already helped me tremendously after just a few sessions. Highly recommended!

Joe, 7 lessons with John

Excellent tutor

John really goes the extra mile: not only did he explain the material clearly, he reviewed specific problems I was struggling with in advance and came to our sessions prepared to walk me through them, including how to solve them using Excel.

Aaron, 4 lessons with John

Knowledgeble and pleasant tutor

John is extremely knowledgeable about the subject area. He is patient and reviews topics more than once if needed, using different approaches and perspectives to make sure the lesson sticks.

Annela, 4 lessons with John

Very Helpful!

Great at explaining the material and was patient with me. I find him to be extremely knowledgeable. He was also flexible with his time as I was able to meet with him on a moments notice. His practical Macroeconomic experience matched with his text book knowledge are a great combination.

Phillip, 3 lessons with John

Excellent AP Microeconomics Tutor

John tutored my daughter in Microeconomics. He was very responsive and accommodating when setting up the appointment. He ensured he went through the concepts thoroughly to ensure she understood it and provided helpful examples. I would recommend him as a tutor. Many thanks!

Tivin, 1 lesson with John

Knowledgeable and nice tutor

He is very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. He taught me how to use SPSS and Multiple Regression. I will recommend him to anyone looking for the best tutor. Thank you John

Ashley, 3 lessons with John
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$40/hour

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Response time: 6 hours