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Charles B.

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Williams College
Math and Econ Double
University of Maryland
PhD

Education

Williams College (Math and Econ Double)

University of Maryland (PhD)

About Charles

I graduated from Williams College as a mathematics and economics double major. I received both thesis and Latin honors. As a mathematics and economics double major, I feel I have acquired strong analytic skills with these subjects and the ability to teach them well. While an undergraduate, I simultaneously maintained jobs as an on-call tutor for the mathematics and economics departments and a teaching assistant for the mathematics, economics or philosophy departments, all while playing on a National Championship winning varsity basketball team. I have also developed the skill of being able to convey economic concepts to interested individuals clearly and effectively. Furthermore, the many statistics classes I have taken have given me a familiarity with using a variety of statistic software packages. I was awarded the class of 1957 scholarship for my work at Williams and was a national finalist for the Rhodes scholarship out of District II in 2005.

I went on to earn a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Maryland. I won teaching awards while teaching economics classes at the University of Maryland as a graduate student. The areas I am most comfortable tutoring are micro economics, mathematics, and statistics. I am currently working as a consultant and have a faculty position at George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health.

I was also the high end math SAT prep tutor for a local SAT prep company and specialized in taking students scoring high 600's and low 700's on the math to high 700's and 800. I am confident I can help boost GRE scores in the same way.

I do particularly well with athletes. As a former college basketball player I find I can connect with athletes who have difficulty connecting with other tutors.
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Travels within 20 miles of Washington, DC 20008

"He really knows his material"

- Sara, Chevy Chase, MD on 11/29/12

"Awesome tutor!"

- Kofi, Washington, DC on 4/19/16

"Great Math SAT tutor!"

- Lorinda, Mc Lean, VA on 4/14/13

"Great tutor!"

- Sara, Washington, DC on 1/19/13

"Great tutor!"

- Grace, Clarion, PA on 12/22/12

"Most brilliant person I've ever met!"

- Allison, Baltimore, MD on 12/20/12

"Great Tutor!"

- Samson, Silver Spring, MD on 12/13/12

"Excellent Tutor"

- Elyse, College Park, MD on 12/12/12

"Great tutor"

- Andrew, Washington, DC on 11/30/12

"MicroEconomics for Executive MBA"

- Yuri, Chevy Chase, MD on 11/26/12

"Great Tutor. Highly recommend!"

- Eric, Crofton, MD on 10/6/12

"Very Helpful"

- Shane, Washington, DC on 12/11/11

"Knowledgeable and Interesting"

- Douglas, Potomac, MD on 12/11/11

"Great Tutor!"

- Laci, Takoma Park, MD on 12/8/11

"If you need a good tutor, Charles is the 1!"

- Max, Silver Spring, MD on 9/16/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Computer:
SAS,
STATA
Business:
Economics,
GRE
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Basketball

From 8 to 18 yrs old I attended then worked my father's highly successful 'Fun With Fundamentals' basketball champs held across Western, PA. He is a former college basketball coach and now a tenured Health and Physical Education professor who has written several books on how to run day and overnight sports camps. He and I follow the teachings of John Wooden as our primary influence for basketball philosophy.

I started my entire high school basketball career and was conference MVP my senior year, as well as receiving other honors. My father trained me to be a point guard but given my height I played center for my high school team.

I played power forward for Williams College, a division III perennial power. I won a National Championship.

Economics

I am getting a PhD in economics. As a graduate student I have TA'ed for introductory and intermediate microeconomics. Now that I have advanced to candidacy I teach my own 400 level Public Finance elective. The class I teach covers Game Theory, Environmental Economics, Taxes, Law and Economics, Labor Economics and Public Goods.

I am competent in macroeconomics and its sub-fields, but it is not my primary area of research.

Linear Algebra

I was a math major at Williams College one of the top undergraduate math programs in the country. I took Linear Algebra as a freshman and got an A. I use Linear Algebra regularly in my statistics courses and research.

SAS

I programmed in SAS and STATA for two years at the Brookings Institution, a top tier think tank and use it regularly for my own research as a PhD in Economics. I am primarily self taught but did take some formal certification in SAS I and II.

SAT Math

Part of what I do is help students leverage the limitations of the exam to their advantage. This is done because I know how these test questions are created and written as well as some of the limitations put on the questions. For example, the Pythagorean theorem is fair game on the SAT (x^2 + y^2 = z^2), and this can be a computational and time intensive problem. However, the SAT usually limits itself to integer solutions on this type of problem and I know from the number theory class I took in college that there are only a set number of "Pythagorean triples" (a set of three integers that can solve the above equation) If you know that and you are given two of the numbers you immediately know the third number in the set. This saves massive amounts of time and leaves more time to work on other questions.

This is the type of understanding and additional tricks I bring to the table as well as being able to teach the traditional methods of doing well on the math section of the SAT.

STATA

I programmed in SAS and STATA for two years at the Brookings Institution, a top tier think tank and use it regularly for my own research as a Ph.D in Economics. I am primarily self-taught but did take some formal certification in SAS I and II. I can write do files, clean data, and run regressions easily in STATA and am confident I can quickly figure out how to do anything a first time user would be asked to do for a class assignment.

Williams College
Math and Econ Double
University of Maryland
PhD

Education

Williams College (Math and Econ Double)

University of Maryland (PhD)

He really knows his material — My son just completed his first session with Charles. It was a wow-- Charles understands every nuance of the SAT test. Even in one session my son came away with specific and extremely useful tools for improving his score. So glad to have found him. ...

— Sara, Chevy Chase, MD on 11/29/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $225.00

Travel policy

Charles will travel within 20 miles of Washington, DC 20008.