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Joel V.

San Francisco, CA

$45/hour

MIT and University of Chicago Grad: Economics Tutor

10+ Hours
5.0 average from 7 ratings
A Truly Great Experience
— Sara, Half Moon Bay, CA on 8/1/17

$45/Hour


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MIT
Univ of Chicago
MBA
MA San Francisco State University
Master's

Education

MIT

Univ of Chicago (MBA)

MA San Francisco State University (Master's)

About Joel

Hello! I'm a graduate of MIT, have an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Masters in Economics from San Francisco State University. I teach Micro and Macro economics at San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco. When I was at MIT and the University of Chicago I was exposed to some of the world's best economics teachers - Milton Friedman and Paul Samuelson - but at that time I had no interest in economics. My passion for economics developed later in life as I observed people, institutions and society often making decisions at odds with the intended or unintended consequences of the options. Because of this experience I decided to focus my efforts on helping people understand economics and the "economic way of thinking". My goal is to have students understand the principles at the core of economics so they can handle standard as well as unfamiliar problems. Merely memorizing formulas lets you down when confronted with a problem that is a little different from what you have seen before. At the same time I want them to focus on thoroughly knowing key relationships and definitions so they do not waste time trying to remember them during a test.

I love economics and hope to show students that economics is fun and relevant to virtually every decision they (or anyone else) will ever make.
Hello! I'm a graduate of MIT, have an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Masters in Economics from San Francisco State University. I teach Micro and Macro economics at San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco. When I was at MIT and the University of Chicago I was exposed to some of the world's best economics Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Hourly discounts/person for a group that wants to have a tutoring session. TBD by number of people.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Francisco, CA 94127

"A Truly Great Experience"

- Sara, Half Moon Bay, CA on 8/1/17

"Effective and approachable teaching!"

- Thomas, San Francisco, CA on 10/18/16
Math:
Algebra 1,
Prealgebra
Business:
Economics

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Algebra 1

I'm a graduate of MIT, the University of Chicago (MBA) and San Francisco State (Masters/Economics). I've tutored college, high school and grade school in economics and math, including Algebra 1. My approach to ensure students understand the relationships and not just plug and crank. Understanding relationships allows them to be confident tackling new or variations of problems.

Economics

I studied economics at MIT as an undergraduate and later at The University of Chicago as part of my MBA. During my career as a high technology executive, I have used economics to manage and plan businesses. I have been studying advanced economics as a passion for many years, and learning did not stop at graduation. Just last fall, I took another Microeconomics course at SFSU for "fun."

MIT
Univ of Chicago
MBA
MA San Francisco State University
Master's

Education

MIT

Univ of Chicago (MBA)

MA San Francisco State University (Master's)

A Truly Great Experience

Joel was, in a word, incredible. I sent him problems that I didn't understand ahead of each lesson which, by the time we met, he had thoroughly solved so that he was able to help me through them step by step. Due to my own busy schedule, we met on Skype but this didn't affect his teaching ability at all. He always had a clear explanation for everything, extra sample problems if I needed them, and

— Sara, Half Moon Bay, CA on 8/1/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Hourly discounts/person for a group that wants to have a tutoring session. TBD by number of people.

Travel policy

Joel will travel within 20 miles of San Francisco, CA 94127.