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Meritt F.

Denver, CO

$45/hour

Fun with Economics / Investments / Statistics

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Background check passed as of 8/31/13
4.8 average from 52 ratings
Meritt was extremely flexible and well prepared.
— FRANK, Louisville, CO on 12/22/15

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University of Colorado
University of Colorado
Master's

Education

University of Colorado

University of Colorado (Master's)

About Meritt

I am a perpetual student and teacher. After working in the corporate world for over 20 years in applied economics and statistics, I am back doing what I enjoy most – tutoring and teaching. For the past 7 years I have taught courses and tutored economics and statistics at the college level. I specialize in applying Microsoft Excel to solve problems in economics, finance and statistics.

In addition I enjoy tutoring and developing exam strategies for the series 7 brokerage exam and the quantitative methods section of the CFA exam.

My Master’s degree in Economics includes PhD coursework in Macroeconomic and Microeconomic theory. After completing my Master’s degree, I have pursued additional graduate level studies in Analysis of Variance, Multivariate Statistical Methods, Modern Portfolio Theory, and Derivative Securities.

I recognize that students have different learning styles and I make the connection to create an effective learning process for each student. To add to my tutoring skills, I have completed the International Tutor Program Certification for level 1. Throughout the tutoring process I create an appreciation for the subject by demonstrating why a concept is important or useful in the real world.
I am a perpetual student and teacher. After working in the corporate world for over 20 years in applied economics and statistics, I am back doing what I enjoy most – tutoring and teaching. For the past 7 years I have taught Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Individual rates are $45/hr. Group rates are $30/hr./person.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Denver, CO 80230
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Meritt was extremely flexible and well prepared."

- FRANK, Louisville, CO on 12/22/15

"Great session and knows his stuff!"

- Kari, Aurora, CO on 12/12/14

"Very Helpful"

- Jessica, Englewood, CO on 3/12/14

"Looking for a statistician! You made the right decision."

- Emy, Denver, CO on 10/30/13
Test Preparation:
CFA,
Series 7
Computer:
Microsoft Excel

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CFA

My educational background and years of experience in investing, economics, finance and statistics provide me with the tools to effectively tutor the quantitative methods section of the CFA exam. I have taught or tutored all of the models and concepts covered in the quantitative section. I also use many of the statistical methods routinely in managing investor portfolios and trading options. My Master’s degree in Economics includes PhD coursework in Macroeconomic and Microeconomic theory. For the past 7 years I have taught courses and tutored economics and statistics at the college level.

Econometrics

Econometrics is the application of statistical methods to economic data. Econometric models are used to quantify relationships within or between data sets. These relationships help economists understand both the observed behavior by individuals, businesses, industries, governments and economies and forecast future behavior.

I have completed econometrics courses in graduate school with A grades and was selected by my employer (a large telecommunications company) to take an intense 2 week course on data analysis and regression offered through Bell Labs. I have had the opportunity to apply correlation, partial correlation, semi-partial correlation and various regression analyses in a number of analytical positions. I routinely use correlation analysis in my work constructing investor portfolios.

Economics

Economics is primarily a set of tools that can be applied to any subject. Economics relies heavily on models. A model can be an explanation, a graph or an equation that facilitates our understanding of observed behavior and gives us the capability to forecast future behavior. These models are routinely applied to individuals, businesses and governments.

Finance

Finance is applied economics relating to issues around resource allocation, asset valuation and capital markets.

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a versatile tool, allowing the user to organize, display and calculate data. Excel allows the user to use graphs and/or equations to transform data into useful information.

Series 7

I am a Registered Investment Advisor in Colorado. I have been managing investor portfolios for over 15 years. I have experience teaching classes in economics, statistics, exchange traded funds, closed end funds and options. I have a copyright (June 1991) on a spreadsheet application for the valuation of put and call options and have traded options for over 30 years. My academic background includes graduate level coursework in Modern Portfolio Theory and Derivative Securities.

I have the following certifications: Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC), Certified Investment Management Consultant (CIMC), and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC).

I have experience tutoring for the series 7 and have worked and reviewed hundreds of problems with students using all of the major study guides. The series 7 exam covers many topics, including but not limited to, debt, equity, convertible securities, taxes, margin, accounting, economics and options. To make learning the key series 7 concepts more efficient than endless reviewing of the 300 page plus study guides, I have developed a set of handouts based on the different study guides and student feedback from the exam. The handouts readily correlate to exam questions with examples, concepts and equations where applicable.

Statistics

Statistics deals with data and methods for analyzing data. Any statistics problem can be solved by understanding the type of data presented and then identifying the appropriate statistical method to be applied to the data.

University of Colorado
University of Colorado
Master's

Education

University of Colorado

University of Colorado (Master's)

Meritt was extremely flexible and well prepared. — Meritt helped my daughter study for the Series 7. He went out of his way to get prepared for her lesson and was very helpful in reviewing the material. His schedule is very flexible and I would definitely use him again. ...

— FRANK, Louisville, CO on 12/22/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Individual rates are $45/hr. Group rates are $30/hr./person.

Travel policy

Meritt will travel within 15 miles of Denver, CO 80230.