Alvin H.

Irvine, CA


Do you need help with SPSS, Statistics, or Math?

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/21/12
5.0 average from 25 ratings
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— Royal, Corona, CA on 11/18/13


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University of Detroit Mercy
I-O Psychology
Bowling Green State University (OH)


University of Detroit Mercy (I-O Psychology)

Bowling Green State University (OH) (Master's)

About Alvin

“Whether you think you can or can’t, you're right.”
-- Henry Ford

Your success, is my success!

I provide tutoring in Statistics and data analysis using SPSS, and Excel; including early exam preparation and practice. I aim to ensure each student progresses in their chosen subject and achieves results which reflect the best of their ability. I have an excellent track record for achieving learning goals, which is a reflection of the students' efforts and my own.

Recently, I served as the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment at Charles Drew University of Medicine. I currently serve as an associate faculty member at Riverside Community College. I am a patient and methodical person who starts by assessing the understanding and capabilities of the learner which enables me to develop a student-specific training plan. I believe in teaching and strengthening the fundamental concepts of a subject.

My teaching and leadership experience has helped students, educational institutions and corporations achieve their learning and performance goals. I bring practical, real-world experience to share with you. Please feel free to take advantage of it.

Underlying my educational philosophy is the belief that it is more important to teach learners how to think, rather than what to think. Educators should not treat learners simply as empty vessels waiting to be filled with knowledge. Rather, learners should be engaged with alternative viewpoints that challenge existing assumptions and encourage critical thinking.

My goals are to help learners think independently and to train them to articulate their ideas clearly. I find it exciting when learners are able to move beyond parroting what the textbook or professor tells them and are able to draw their own conclusions from the material.
“Whether you think you can or can’t, you're right.”
-- Henry Ford

Your success, is my success!

I provide tutoring in Statistics and data analysis using SPSS, and Excel; including early exam preparation and practice. I aim to ensure each student progresses in their chosen subject and achieves results which reflect the
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Travels within 10 miles of Irvine, CA 92614
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"A wealth of information - easy to understand"

- Royal, Corona, CA on 11/18/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Dee, Cleveland, TX on 1/9/17

"His love for the subject is shown by the ability to teach and his patience with his students"

- Gwen, Warrenton, VA on 12/21/16

"Great assistance for business help"

- Nancy, Irvine, CA on 10/17/16

"Extremely helpful and patient!"

- Briauna, Trabuco Canyon, CA on 10/5/16


- Arial, Broussard, LA on 9/11/16

"Very nice and knowledgeable person."

- ABDULLAH, Bremerton, WA on 9/10/16

"Great Session"

- Rory, Tustin, CA on 9/9/16

"Best Tutor!"

- Ben, Irvine, CA on 9/8/16


- Layla, Huntington Beach, CA on 4/28/15

"Very Informative and Patient!!"

- Zhao, Laguna Niguel, CA on 2/25/13

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Algebra 1

Students will gain proficiency in computation with rational numbers (positive and negative fractions, positive and negative decimals, whole numbers, and integers) and algebraic properties. New concepts include solving two-step equations and inequalities, graphing linear equations, simplifying algebraic expressions with exponents, i.e. nomomials and polynomials, factoring, solving systems of equations, and using matrices to organize and interpret data.

Algebra 2

Students will gain proficiency in solving linear equations, inequalities, and systems of linear equations. New concepts include solving quadratic equations and inequalities, exploring conics, investigating polynomials, and applying and using matrices to organize and interpret data. Students will also investigate exponential and logarithmic functions.


I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Psychology and a Master’s degree in Organizational Development. I have worked in both urban and rural universities, General Motors and Proctor & Gamble. I have vast experience in the business world gained from my 20 years experience in positions from manager to sales representative.


An understanding of algebra is a foundational skill to virtually all topics in higher-level mathematics, and it is useful in science, statistics, accounting, and numerous other professional and academic areas. This course builds a bridge between simple whole-number arithmetic operations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and algebra.

This course not only provides a fundamental set of algebra skills, but it demonstrates how these skills can be used to study various problems that have real-world applications.

Topic 1— Whole Numbers
Topic 2— Integers
Topic 3— Fractions
Topic 4— Decimals
Topic 5— Powers, Exponents, and Roots
Topic 6— Percent
Topic 7— Powers and Square Roots
Topic 8— Expressions and Equations
Topic 9— Ratio and Proportion
Topic 10— Geometry
Topic 11— Measurement
Topic 12— Graphing
Topic 13— Working with Monomials and Polynomials


I'm a knowledgeable and resourceful Organizational Psychology specialist with over 20 years experience in providing internal and external consulting services across the broad spectrum of Human Capital Management, employee assessment and selection, organizational assessment, and change management; developing future opportunities and acquiring new business; increasing customer satisfaction through continuous improvement and delivery of quality products and services.

I provide a comprehensive introduction to psychology. The course examines the history of psychology, the brain, the senses, hypnosis, ESP, drugs, sleep, child and adult development, language, thinking (including critical thinking), and learning, motivation, emotion, social psychology, personality, human diversity, conflict, and the diagnosis and treatment of emotional problems such as anxiety, schizophrenia, paranoia, depression, and suicide.

In addition, I also provide an introduction to research design and methodology. Topics to be covered include the logic of research, the issues that must be considered in deciding how to study various psychological phenomena, and ways to address the difficulties posed by the limitations of specific studies. Ways for assessing threats to the internal and external validity of studies will be examined. These issues will be illustrated through reference to the examples of research on various topics in psychology, sociology, education and business.

This course is intended for undergraduate and graduate students interested in understanding human. It is especially appropriate for students preparing for graduate school, applied research and “people-oriented” careers in areas such as mental health, medicine, law enforcement, rehabilitation and management careers where an understanding of people in necessary.


SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Scientists) is a comprehensive statistical and data management package for analysts and researchers. Its statistical capabilities alone range from simple percentages to complex analyses of variance, multiple regressions, and general linear models as well as to generate tabulated reports, charts and plots of distributions and trends.

SPSS makes statistical analysis more accessible for the beginner and more convenient for the experienced user. The Data Editor offers a simple and efficient spreadsheet-like facility for entering data and browsing the working data file. Most tasks can be accomplished simply by pointing and clicking the mouse!


Descriptive & Inferential Statistics

To provide an easy overview of statistics and statistical terminology through a series of practical applications. Once you've completed this course you'll be able to summarize data and interpret reports and newspaper accounts that use statistics and probability.

Topics Covered:

Mean, median, and mode; range, variance, and standard deviation
Box plots and stem-and-leaf plots and other histograms
Frequency distributions
Types of data (measurement and categorical variables)
Probability, conditional probability
Samples and populations
Random Sample
Parameters and parameter estimates
Testing via a theoretical probability distribution
Chi-squared goodness-of-fit test

University of Detroit Mercy
I-O Psychology
Bowling Green State University (OH)


University of Detroit Mercy (I-O Psychology)

Bowling Green State University (OH) (Master's)

A wealth of information - easy to understand

Alvin is a wealth of information and explains information in an easy to understand way. I am working on my doctoral study and was completely stuck and confused with the statistical analysis sections. Alvin is patient and makes confusing concepts easy to understand and apply. He has immersed himself into my study in order to provide me with assistance which is relevant to me. His method of expla

— Royal, Corona, CA on 11/18/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alvin will travel within 10 miles of Irvine, CA 92614.