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Joel V.

San Francisco, CA

$45/hour

MIT and University of Chicago Grad: Economics Tutor

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 13 ratings
Super thoughtful
— Ina, San Francisco, CA on 10/24/17

$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

"Super thoughtful"

- Ina, San Francisco, CA on 10/24/17

"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

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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.

Macroeconomics

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 technology executive, I used economic thinking to manage and plan businesses. My interest in economics and a desire to see more people understand it motivated me to go back to school after a career in high technology for a Masters in Economics. I've tutored high school and college students in micro and macro economics and currently teach at two Bay area universities.

Microeconomics

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 technology executive, I used economic thinking to manage and plan businesses. My interest in economics and a desire to see more people understand it motivated me to go back to school after a career in high technology for a Masters in Economics. I've tutored high school and college students in micro and macro economics and currently teach at two Bay area universities.

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)

Super thoughtful

Joel is one of the best tutors I've had, and really helps me to think through problems. He's great at explaining the concepts, and answers all of my questions thoroughly.

— Ina, San Francisco, CA on 10/24/17

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.