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John B.

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Great Explainer

$40/hour

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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 fire is lit, there are no boundaries the mind won't cross.

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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

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (888 ratings)
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(53)
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(5)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable tutor skilled in explanation.

John did a great job helping me with problem sets for my college course on international trade theory. He took the time to go through the problems and taught me some tips and tricks I didn't learn from my professor or my textbook. Highly recommend!

Elizabeth, 2 lessons with John

Fun and patient

My son enjoyed his session with John reviewing for a Statistics test. He said John is funny and explains concepts well in an easy way to follow. Definitely recommend.

Rommy, 2 lessons with John

Very passionate and professional

My tutor John B. was amazing and he was very good at explaining everything to me he gave me a better understanding of forecasting and budgeting. He's very professional you can just tell by the way he talks to you that he's very passionate about helping others. I highly recommend this tutor to students who are struggling with forecasting and budgeting and statistics or any other Financial homework.

Jeniece, 1 lesson with John

Super Patient

John was super patient with me while helping to bring complete understanding to math concepts that I struggle with. I felt really comfortable with no judgment by John. Thanks.

Cindy, 4 lessons with John

A real teacher

John was extremely helpful, explaining concepts and giving real world examples to help visualize and understand the topics for my international economics class. He had me send my course notes and syllabus before we had our online skype session. It is clear that john is a teacher and not a lecturer. He utilized online whiteboard to give me visuals for graphing concepts. I look forward to more sessions.

Debbie, 16 lessons with John

John is incredible!

I’m taking an online Mathematical Modelling course and let’s just say that the professor I have doesn’t care about his students all that much. As the others have noted, he’s more of a teacher than a tutor. If it weren’t for John’s help, I truthfully don’t know where I’d be right now. I plan to continue using John as I progress through my educational career.

Joseph, 15 lessons with John

Great teacher!

After just one session, my anxiety level about my finance class has gone down a lot. John was very patient and explained things in terms I can understand. He made me feel comfortable and not embarrassed with myself. He's really easy to work with.

Alex, 11 lessons with John

Very Knowledgeable about the subject

He explained the subject really well. I have a better understanding of Managerial Econ. He took time to answer my questions about the subject. OVerall a really nice and useful tutor. I will have him again if I need help.

Michael, 2 lessons with John

Very helpful!

John taught me everything I needed to know about international economics - it was an hour well spent! He was knowledgeable about the subject matter and patient in answering all my questions. He also went above and beyond in providing me real-life examples to explain some of the concepts that I previously found too abstract to comprehend. Thanks, John.

Miranda, 4 lessons with John
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