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Duke MBA specializing in Undergrad/MBA Courses and Executive Coaching

Duke MBA specializing in Undergrad/MBA Courses and Executive Coaching

$90/hour

  • 896 hours tutoring

  • North Center Chicago, IL 60613

About Margo


Bio

I am a collaborative, results-focused coach specializing in undergraduate and MBA business coursework, especially the math-heavy subjects such as Economics, Accounting, Statistics, Marketing, and those which require knowledge of Excel, SPSS, Tableau, or other analytics software packages. I also offer career coaching and teach high-level executive communications.

Recently authored and published a new book which outlines flexible strategies for solving tough Word Problems found on the various...

I am a collaborative, results-focused coach specializing in undergraduate and MBA business coursework, especially the math-heavy subjects such as Economics, Accounting, Statistics, Marketing, and those which require knowledge of Excel, SPSS, Tableau, or other analytics software packages. I also offer career coaching and teach high-level executive communications.

Recently authored and published a new book which outlines flexible strategies for solving tough Word Problems found on the various standardized tests.

At the college and post-college levels, I provide the following services: resume writing, particularly for pre-MBA and post-MBA candidates; and advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills.

I have read hundreds of resumes from applicants across industries, for both peer review and on behalf of my employer. My peers have landed offers from top companies in a variety of industries, aided by the revisions I've suggested for their resumes and LinkedIn profiles. My resume coaching has helped increase the number of students from my alma mater successfully getting onto interview closed lists, and progressing from Round 1 to Round 2 interviews and securing offers. I can help you think through what elements of your experience should be highlighted for a specific graduate program or employer, and how to message these in order to best position yourself on paper and in the interview.

At the high school level, I provide the following tutoring services: Honors Chemistry; AP Macro and Micro Economics; ACT and SAT test preparation; and Admissions and scholarship application consulting

I trained with Kaplan Test Prep and taught multiple classes at a time over a two-year period. I have learned a variety of tools to help students learn test-taking skills, build their vocabularies, and make learning fun. For parents, though, the results speak for themselves - former students of mine gained, on average, over 225 points on the three-section SAT. Students who show an above-average commitment to their test prep homework have gained as much as 420 points on the SAT and have been accepted at colleges previously out of reach, due to their impressive score gains. For students with the aptitude to be competitive for academic scholarships, I offer admissions and scholarship applications consulting. Having attended college on a prestigious full-tuition, four-year scholarship awarded on the basis of scholarship, leadership, service and character, I know what it takes for a student to compete for highly competitive academic scholarships.

I am particularly successful as an Honors Chemistry tutor. This is a subject I love to teach. My approach breaks down the somewhat tough material in a way that students can relate to something in their day-to-day lives. I believe in teaching for understanding, not to test-and-forget, and can turn around a C+ to an A- in a matter of weeks.

I also really enjoy tutoring AP Economics. As an MBA graduate and working professional, there's a ton of case studies and real-world examples I can share to bring to life the sometimes-dry concepts and make them more concrete, tangible, and understandable for high school students. I've found that this really enlivens the session and engages my students all the more in their study of AP Economics.


Education

North Carolina State University
Marketing and Finance
Duke University (The Fuqua School of Business)
MBA

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $90
  • Rate details: Weekday evenings & weekends are peak demand. The best spots in my schedule are allocated to students who book in advance and keep their appointments.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 4 miles of Chicago, IL 60613
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/14/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

I have a Master's in Business Administration from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and graduated with honors. My professional work has spanned a variety of industries, including Management Consulting, Advertising/Publishing, Wireless Retail, Airlines, Hospitality, Higher Education, and Insurance. I've got a tremendous base of knowledge from project work related to Corporate Strategy, Marketing, Sales, CRM and Marketing Automation Systems. All of this experience means I have the ability to look at business concepts and challenges from a range of perspectives, which helps me tutor students very effectively - offering a holistic perspective of how the major Business disciplines interrelate and what methods work in the field vs. in the textbook.
Career Development,

Career Development

I have helped dozens of clients with a variety of career development activities, including writing targeted resumes and cover letters, interviewing and negotiation strategies, understanding organizational politics and writing more influential workplace communications. I've worked with clients representing a range of industries, including Consulting, Healthcare, Tech, Marketing, Education, and more.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I'm qualified to teach Economics at the AP level, College level, and Graduate / MBA level. In high school, I achieved a 5 on each of the AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics exams, and received superior grades in my college and MBA-level course work. What makes me distinctive as an Economics tutor? I use real-world examples to bring abstract concepts to life. With over 10 years of professional experience in a variety of industries, I have a wealth of knowledge around how these core Economics concepts come into play in Technology, Retail, Advertising, Insurance and Banking. These examples don't just clarify concepts and make them tangible - often, they re-energize my students' interest in the subject matter and reaffirm their desire to continue their education in Business / Economics / Finance. That's invaluable for students who are considering multiple career paths. I can show them how the concepts affect all of the business functions - even tying them to what I've done in Sales, Marketing, Pricing, New Product Development, and Operations. That "light bulb" moment is priceless to me. I get a kick out of making my students fascinated with the world of Econ and Business. Through our tutoring sessions, we can also open them up to the multitude of career paths they can explore with these disciplines. That helps ignite the drive that fuels the student through his or her studies.
Marketing,

Marketing

I have both a Bachelor's and an MBA in Marketing Strategy, backed by 10+ years of work experience in Marketing Operations, Customer Communications Strategy, Digital Marketing, eCommerce, and more.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I'm qualified to teach Economics at the AP level, College level, and Graduate / MBA level. In high school, I achieved a 5 on each of the AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics exams, and received superior grades in my college and MBA-level course work. What makes me distinctive as an Economics tutor? I use real-world examples to bring abstract concepts to life. With over 10 years of professional experience in a variety of industries, I have a wealth of knowledge around how these core Economics concepts come into play in Technology, Retail, Advertising, Insurance and Banking. These examples don't just clarify concepts and make them tangible - often, they re-energize my students' interest in the subject matter and reaffirm their desire to continue their education in Business / Economics / Finance. That's invaluable for students who are considering multiple career paths. I can show them how the concepts affect all of the business functions - even tying them to what I've done in Sales, Marketing, Pricing, New Product Development, and Operations. That "light bulb" moment is priceless to me. I get a kick out of making my students fascinated with the world of Econ and Business. Through our tutoring sessions, we can also open them up to the multitude of career paths they can explore with these disciplines. That helps ignite the drive that fuels the student through his or her studies.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I can teach you how to use Advanced Excel skills including pivot tables, VLOOKUP, nested formulas, time value of money, named ranges, and offset formulas, conditional formatting, logic and string functions, and more. My approach is to create real-world scenarios in which you would apply these formulas and techniques, such as creating financial models, progress charts, sales analyses, etc. I have helped a number of working professionals at all levels of skill improve their Excel skills. For some, it's about conquering the fear, getting started, and seeing some quick wins. For others, it's about understanding how to combine multiple techniques, or proceed through a sequence of steps, to create the desired output relatively quickly (for the boss, of course!)
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have expert-level skills in PowerPoint creation. I've created numerous presentation for corporate executives on tight timelines. I can teach you the full range of tools you'll to build attractive, polished decks and to do so quickly.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I have expert-level skills in Microsoft Word, and know all the tips & tricks for creating polished, professional documents of many types.
Finance, Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting

Computer

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I can teach you how to use Advanced Excel skills including pivot tables, VLOOKUP, nested formulas, time value of money, named ranges, and offset formulas, conditional formatting, logic and string functions, and more. My approach is to create real-world scenarios in which you would apply these formulas and techniques, such as creating financial models, progress charts, sales analyses, etc. I have helped a number of working professionals at all levels of skill improve their Excel skills. For some, it's about conquering the fear, getting started, and seeing some quick wins. For others, it's about understanding how to combine multiple techniques, or proceed through a sequence of steps, to create the desired output relatively quickly (for the boss, of course!)
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have expert-level skills in PowerPoint creation. I've created numerous presentation for corporate executives on tight timelines. I can teach you the full range of tools you'll to build attractive, polished decks and to do so quickly.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I have expert-level skills in Microsoft Word, and know all the tips & tricks for creating polished, professional documents of many types.

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I have a Master's in Business Administration from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and graduated with honors. My professional work has spanned a variety of industries, including Management Consulting, Advertising/Publishing, Wireless Retail, Airlines, Hospitality, Higher Education, and Insurance. I've got a tremendous base of knowledge from project work related to Corporate Strategy, Marketing, Sales, CRM and Marketing Automation Systems. All of this experience means I have the ability to look at business concepts and challenges from a range of perspectives, which helps me tutor students very effectively - offering a holistic perspective of how the major Business disciplines interrelate and what methods work in the field vs. in the textbook.
Career Development,

Career Development

I have helped dozens of clients with a variety of career development activities, including writing targeted resumes and cover letters, interviewing and negotiation strategies, understanding organizational politics and writing more influential workplace communications. I've worked with clients representing a range of industries, including Consulting, Healthcare, Tech, Marketing, Education, and more.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I'm qualified to teach Economics at the AP level, College level, and Graduate / MBA level. In high school, I achieved a 5 on each of the AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics exams, and received superior grades in my college and MBA-level course work. What makes me distinctive as an Economics tutor? I use real-world examples to bring abstract concepts to life. With over 10 years of professional experience in a variety of industries, I have a wealth of knowledge around how these core Economics concepts come into play in Technology, Retail, Advertising, Insurance and Banking. These examples don't just clarify concepts and make them tangible - often, they re-energize my students' interest in the subject matter and reaffirm their desire to continue their education in Business / Economics / Finance. That's invaluable for students who are considering multiple career paths. I can show them how the concepts affect all of the business functions - even tying them to what I've done in Sales, Marketing, Pricing, New Product Development, and Operations. That "light bulb" moment is priceless to me. I get a kick out of making my students fascinated with the world of Econ and Business. Through our tutoring sessions, we can also open them up to the multitude of career paths they can explore with these disciplines. That helps ignite the drive that fuels the student through his or her studies.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I'm qualified to teach Economics at the AP level, College level, and Graduate / MBA level. In high school, I achieved a 5 on each of the AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics exams, and received superior grades in my college and MBA-level course work. What makes me distinctive as an Economics tutor? I use real-world examples to bring abstract concepts to life. With over 10 years of professional experience in a variety of industries, I have a wealth of knowledge around how these core Economics concepts come into play in Technology, Retail, Advertising, Insurance and Banking. These examples don't just clarify concepts and make them tangible - often, they re-energize my students' interest in the subject matter and reaffirm their desire to continue their education in Business / Economics / Finance. That's invaluable for students who are considering multiple career paths. I can show them how the concepts affect all of the business functions - even tying them to what I've done in Sales, Marketing, Pricing, New Product Development, and Operations. That "light bulb" moment is priceless to me. I get a kick out of making my students fascinated with the world of Econ and Business. Through our tutoring sessions, we can also open them up to the multitude of career paths they can explore with these disciplines. That helps ignite the drive that fuels the student through his or her studies.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I can teach you how to use Advanced Excel skills including pivot tables, VLOOKUP, nested formulas, time value of money, named ranges, and offset formulas, conditional formatting, logic and string functions, and more. My approach is to create real-world scenarios in which you would apply these formulas and techniques, such as creating financial models, progress charts, sales analyses, etc. I have helped a number of working professionals at all levels of skill improve their Excel skills. For some, it's about conquering the fear, getting started, and seeing some quick wins. For others, it's about understanding how to combine multiple techniques, or proceed through a sequence of steps, to create the desired output relatively quickly (for the boss, of course!)
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have expert-level skills in PowerPoint creation. I've created numerous presentation for corporate executives on tight timelines. I can teach you the full range of tools you'll to build attractive, polished decks and to do so quickly.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I have expert-level skills in Microsoft Word, and know all the tips & tricks for creating polished, professional documents of many types.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I'm a master editor and 'grammar ninja'. Because of my keen eye for spelling and grammar, I have been called upon by clients, friends, professional contacts, and executives to assist with evaluating the organization, content, grammar, and spelling of their most important written communications. When I work with students, I'll track changes to their original documents so they can review and learn from the recommended changes. I also can add comments to explain the grammar rules and/or offer alternative phrasings to convey a particular idea effectively.
Statistics,

Statistics

Over the years, I've learned that students like you are most likely to grasp Statistics concepts when there are real-world examples used to make sense of "all the math." I use examples from business, marketing, finance, psychology, and public health to ensure you understand what you're doing in your Stats class and retain the information for the test.
Finance, Grammar

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have completed both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees, and have taught for a major test prep company for two years. During this time, I've worked with a number of students to map out their study plans to provide structure for how they approach the course material.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Through my lifelong love of reading, I have developed a tremendous vocabulary and an awareness of the context and connotation nuances which make each word appropriate or inappropriate. I can help you improve your vocabulary, whether it's for the SAT, ACT, or GRE, or simply to augment your ability to write and speak at a college or professional level.
Grammar

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I've got extensive experience with standardized test prep. For the ACT English section, I help students to review and master the essential grammar rules they're expected to know, recognize what errors or issues are being tested in an ACT question, and avoid choosing an answer that introduces a new or different error. Most native English speakers know 70-80% of the grammar rules being tested on the ACT, but which portion of the rules we don't know depends upon where we live. Regional dialects might commonly accept certain things which aren't technically grammatically correct. I help students figure out which portion of the English rules they'll need to brush up on, so that they can excel on this portion of the ACT. The most important thing a tutor can do to influence your student's score, is to connect with them and find a way to spark their motivation. I carefully listen to determine what motivates your student, and adapt my communication style to motivate him or her.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have 10+ years of experience helping students learn strategies and approaches to quickly improve on the ACT Reading section.
English,

English

I've mastered the craft of English grammar, literary writing, and business writing, through a combination of courses I've taken and hands-on experience writing in a professional context. I can assist high school students in any regular, honors, or AP English course. I have also worked with college students and graduate students to develop essays related to their coursework.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I'm a master editor and 'grammar ninja'. Because of my keen eye for spelling and grammar, I have been called upon by clients, friends, professional contacts, and executives to assist with evaluating the organization, content, grammar, and spelling of their most important written communications. When I work with students, I'll track changes to their original documents so they can review and learn from the recommended changes. I also can add comments to explain the grammar rules and/or offer alternative phrasings to convey a particular idea effectively.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am an experienced tutor and love working with high school students. I trained with Kaplan Test Prep and taught SAT/PSAT classes for two years. Of the 100 or so students I taught during that time, my students gained an average of 225 points. Some students achieved even greater gains than the average, of 300-400 points, driven by their willingness to complete homework and to engage with me and ask for help. I'd be happy to help you achieve this level of success in your SAT/PSAT test preparation. National Merit scholar with a 98th/99th percentile score on the SAT/PSAT Critical Reading section.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am an experienced tutor and love working with high school students. I trained with Kaplan Test Prep and taught SAT/PSAT classes for two years. Of the 100 or so students I taught during that time, my students gained an average of 225 points. Some students achieved even greater gains than the average, of 300-400 points, driven by their willingness to complete homework and to engage with me and ask for help. I'd be happy to help you achieve this level of success in your SAT/PSAT test preparation. National Merit scholar with a 98th/99th percentile score on the SAT/PSAT Writing section.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Through my lifelong love of reading, I have developed a tremendous vocabulary and an awareness of the context and connotation nuances which make each word appropriate or inappropriate. I can help you improve your vocabulary, whether it's for the SAT, ACT, or GRE, or simply to augment your ability to write and speak at a college or professional level.
Writing,

Writing

Great writing is clear, concise, compelling, and easily consumable by your intended audience. I can teach you how to enhance the impact of all types of professional writing.
Grammar

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Many parents know that success in Algebra I is critical for their student's college readiness and future success in Math. I've got 15+ years of experience teaching all types of Math, from Algebra through Pre-Calculus, as well as math-heavy courses like Economics, Accounting, and Finance. I work with students to motivate them and to help them "see" math differently, and as something they WANT to get better at.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I completed and excelled in a combined Algebra 2 / Trigonometry Honors course. I teach Algebra 2, either as part of a student's prep for standardized tests, or to help them do well in this challenging math class. I've got 15+ years of experience as a Math tutor, for all the major courses. I help students understand Algebra 2 concepts not just as "math" but as a language they will use going forward in their adult lives. By showing my students why Algebra 2 is relevant beyond the course, I create a higher level of intrinsic motivation so your student will work a bit harder, and a lot smarter, to achieve success in this class.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have tutored Chemistry (regular and honors level) for over 15 years now. I help students learn both the concepts and the mechanics of the math needed to excel in their Chemistry class. I try to de-mystify the concepts by relating them to things students already see and understand in the world around them. We work practice problems together, too, so I can observe and adjust a student's approach so that the learning "gels" and can be applied on the current and future problems. To ensure the best comprehension and retention of the material, I like to ask questions in a variety of ways to test the student's mastery over the material.
English,

English

I've mastered the craft of English grammar, literary writing, and business writing, through a combination of courses I've taken and hands-on experience writing in a professional context. I can assist high school students in any regular, honors, or AP English course. I have also worked with college students and graduate students to develop essays related to their coursework.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I'm qualified to teach Economics at the AP level, College level, and Graduate / MBA level. In high school, I achieved a 5 on each of the AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics exams, and received superior grades in my college and MBA-level course work. What makes me distinctive as an Economics tutor? I use real-world examples to bring abstract concepts to life. With over 10 years of professional experience in a variety of industries, I have a wealth of knowledge around how these core Economics concepts come into play in Technology, Retail, Advertising, Insurance and Banking. These examples don't just clarify concepts and make them tangible - often, they re-energize my students' interest in the subject matter and reaffirm their desire to continue their education in Business / Economics / Finance. That's invaluable for students who are considering multiple career paths. I can show them how the concepts affect all of the business functions - even tying them to what I've done in Sales, Marketing, Pricing, New Product Development, and Operations. That "light bulb" moment is priceless to me. I get a kick out of making my students fascinated with the world of Econ and Business. Through our tutoring sessions, we can also open them up to the multitude of career paths they can explore with these disciplines. That helps ignite the drive that fuels the student through his or her studies.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I'm qualified to teach Economics at the AP level, College level, and Graduate / MBA level. In high school, I achieved a 5 on each of the AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics exams, and received superior grades in my college and MBA-level course work. What makes me distinctive as an Economics tutor? I use real-world examples to bring abstract concepts to life. With over 10 years of professional experience in a variety of industries, I have a wealth of knowledge around how these core Economics concepts come into play in Technology, Retail, Advertising, Insurance and Banking. These examples don't just clarify concepts and make them tangible - often, they re-energize my students' interest in the subject matter and reaffirm their desire to continue their education in Business / Economics / Finance. That's invaluable for students who are considering multiple career paths. I can show them how the concepts affect all of the business functions - even tying them to what I've done in Sales, Marketing, Pricing, New Product Development, and Operations. That "light bulb" moment is priceless to me. I get a kick out of making my students fascinated with the world of Econ and Business. Through our tutoring sessions, we can also open them up to the multitude of career paths they can explore with these disciplines. That helps ignite the drive that fuels the student through his or her studies.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am an experienced tutor and love working with high school students. I trained with Kaplan Test Prep and taught SAT/PSAT classes for two years. Of the 100 or so students I taught during that time, my students gained an average of 225 points. Some students achieved even greater gains than the average, of 300-400 points, driven by their willingness to complete homework and to engage with me and ask for help. I'd be happy to help you achieve this level of success in your SAT/PSAT test preparation. National Merit scholar with a 98th/99th percentile score on the SAT/PSAT Math section. Author of "All Your Word Problems Solved," a strategy guide for the most challenging type of standardized test question...Word Problems! The most important thing a tutor can do to influence your student's score, is to connect with them and find a way to spark their motivation. I carefully listen to determine what motivates your student, and adapt my communication style to motivate him or her.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am an experienced tutor and love working with high school students. I trained with Kaplan Test Prep and taught SAT/PSAT classes for two years. Of the 100 or so students I taught during that time, my students gained an average of 225 points. Some students achieved even greater gains than the average, of 300-400 points, driven by their willingness to complete homework and to engage with me and ask for help. I'd be happy to help you achieve this level of success in your SAT/PSAT test preparation. National Merit scholar with a 98th/99th percentile score on the SAT/PSAT Critical Reading section.
Statistics,

Statistics

Over the years, I've learned that students like you are most likely to grasp Statistics concepts when there are real-world examples used to make sense of "all the math." I use examples from business, marketing, finance, psychology, and public health to ensure you understand what you're doing in your Stats class and retain the information for the test.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have completed both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees, and have taught for a major test prep company for two years. During this time, I've worked with a number of students to map out their study plans to provide structure for how they approach the course material.
Writing,

Writing

Great writing is clear, concise, compelling, and easily consumable by your intended audience. I can teach you how to enhance the impact of all types of professional writing.
Geometry

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I've developed a number of custom materials to help my students learn, retain, and use strategies for success on the Math portion of standardized tests, including the ACT. Recently, I published a book called "All Your Word Problems Solved" which explains a robust set of strategies for solving many varieties of Word Problems on standardized tests. I make math more fun by revealing the test maker's tricks and "gotchas" and sharing approaches to organizing your work so you get the right answer consistently.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Many parents know that success in Algebra I is critical for their student's college readiness and future success in Math. I've got 15+ years of experience teaching all types of Math, from Algebra through Pre-Calculus, as well as math-heavy courses like Economics, Accounting, and Finance. I work with students to motivate them and to help them "see" math differently, and as something they WANT to get better at.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I completed and excelled in a combined Algebra 2 / Trigonometry Honors course. I teach Algebra 2, either as part of a student's prep for standardized tests, or to help them do well in this challenging math class. I've got 15+ years of experience as a Math tutor, for all the major courses. I help students understand Algebra 2 concepts not just as "math" but as a language they will use going forward in their adult lives. By showing my students why Algebra 2 is relevant beyond the course, I create a higher level of intrinsic motivation so your student will work a bit harder, and a lot smarter, to achieve success in this class.
Probability,

Probability

I've got experience teaching probability & statistics for the ACT, SAT, GMAT and GRE standardized exams. I also use probability & statistics in the workplace, applied for use in both sales and marketing management.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am an experienced tutor and love working with high school students. I trained with Kaplan Test Prep and taught SAT/PSAT classes for two years. Of the 100 or so students I taught during that time, my students gained an average of 225 points. Some students achieved even greater gains than the average, of 300-400 points, driven by their willingness to complete homework and to engage with me and ask for help. I'd be happy to help you achieve this level of success in your SAT/PSAT test preparation. National Merit scholar with a 98th/99th percentile score on the SAT/PSAT Math section. Author of "All Your Word Problems Solved," a strategy guide for the most challenging type of standardized test question...Word Problems! The most important thing a tutor can do to influence your student's score, is to connect with them and find a way to spark their motivation. I carefully listen to determine what motivates your student, and adapt my communication style to motivate him or her.
Statistics,

Statistics

Over the years, I've learned that students like you are most likely to grasp Statistics concepts when there are real-world examples used to make sense of "all the math." I use examples from business, marketing, finance, psychology, and public health to ensure you understand what you're doing in your Stats class and retain the information for the test.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I completed and excelled in a combined Algebra II / Trigonometry Honors course. I've worked with students to make these complex subjects seem a little less daunting and a lot more doable. I will review their scratch work carefully to improve organization, reduce careless errors, and gain understanding of the material. I've helped my students get A's in this tough subject.
Geometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Many parents know that success in Algebra I is critical for their student's college readiness and future success in Math. I've got 15+ years of experience teaching all types of Math, from Algebra through Pre-Calculus, as well as math-heavy courses like Economics, Accounting, and Finance. I work with students to motivate them and to help them "see" math differently, and as something they WANT to get better at.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I completed and excelled in a combined Algebra 2 / Trigonometry Honors course. I teach Algebra 2, either as part of a student's prep for standardized tests, or to help them do well in this challenging math class. I've got 15+ years of experience as a Math tutor, for all the major courses. I help students understand Algebra 2 concepts not just as "math" but as a language they will use going forward in their adult lives. By showing my students why Algebra 2 is relevant beyond the course, I create a higher level of intrinsic motivation so your student will work a bit harder, and a lot smarter, to achieve success in this class.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have tutored Chemistry (regular and honors level) for over 15 years now. I help students learn both the concepts and the mechanics of the math needed to excel in their Chemistry class. I try to de-mystify the concepts by relating them to things students already see and understand in the world around them. We work practice problems together, too, so I can observe and adjust a student's approach so that the learning "gels" and can be applied on the current and future problems. To ensure the best comprehension and retention of the material, I like to ask questions in a variety of ways to test the student's mastery over the material.
English,

English

I've mastered the craft of English grammar, literary writing, and business writing, through a combination of courses I've taken and hands-on experience writing in a professional context. I can assist high school students in any regular, honors, or AP English course. I have also worked with college students and graduate students to develop essays related to their coursework.
Statistics,

Statistics

Over the years, I've learned that students like you are most likely to grasp Statistics concepts when there are real-world examples used to make sense of "all the math." I use examples from business, marketing, finance, psychology, and public health to ensure you understand what you're doing in your Stats class and retain the information for the test.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have completed both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees, and have taught for a major test prep company for two years. During this time, I've worked with a number of students to map out their study plans to provide structure for how they approach the course material.
Writing,

Writing

Great writing is clear, concise, compelling, and easily consumable by your intended audience. I can teach you how to enhance the impact of all types of professional writing.
Geometry

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

As an alumna, I volunteer to as part of the Regional Selection Committee for my university’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship program. The responsibilities include application reviews and semi-final interviews. This gives me deep insight into how young adults develop winning college admissions and scholarship applications. Professionally, I review resumes and conduct interviews for college grads, experienced hires, and MBA grads. This again gives me wide-ranging insight into what hiring managers look for, and how various skills are utilized in a range of professional jobs. Beyond traditional academics, I also advise students on how to develop themselves beyond the resume - through athletics, community service, work experiences, and relationship-building.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I'm qualified to teach Economics at the AP level, College level, and Graduate / MBA level. In high school, I achieved a 5 on each of the AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics exams, and received superior grades in my college and MBA-level course work. What makes me distinctive as an Economics tutor? I use real-world examples to bring abstract concepts to life. With over 10 years of professional experience in a variety of industries, I have a wealth of knowledge around how these core Economics concepts come into play in Technology, Retail, Advertising, Insurance and Banking. These examples don't just clarify concepts and make them tangible - often, they re-energize my students' interest in the subject matter and reaffirm their desire to continue their education in Business / Economics / Finance. That's invaluable for students who are considering multiple career paths. I can show them how the concepts affect all of the business functions - even tying them to what I've done in Sales, Marketing, Pricing, New Product Development, and Operations. That "light bulb" moment is priceless to me. I get a kick out of making my students fascinated with the world of Econ and Business. Through our tutoring sessions, we can also open them up to the multitude of career paths they can explore with these disciplines. That helps ignite the drive that fuels the student through his or her studies.
Marketing,

Marketing

I have both a Bachelor's and an MBA in Marketing Strategy, backed by 10+ years of work experience in Marketing Operations, Customer Communications Strategy, Digital Marketing, eCommerce, and more.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I'm qualified to teach Economics at the AP level, College level, and Graduate / MBA level. In high school, I achieved a 5 on each of the AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics exams, and received superior grades in my college and MBA-level course work. What makes me distinctive as an Economics tutor? I use real-world examples to bring abstract concepts to life. With over 10 years of professional experience in a variety of industries, I have a wealth of knowledge around how these core Economics concepts come into play in Technology, Retail, Advertising, Insurance and Banking. These examples don't just clarify concepts and make them tangible - often, they re-energize my students' interest in the subject matter and reaffirm their desire to continue their education in Business / Economics / Finance. That's invaluable for students who are considering multiple career paths. I can show them how the concepts affect all of the business functions - even tying them to what I've done in Sales, Marketing, Pricing, New Product Development, and Operations. That "light bulb" moment is priceless to me. I get a kick out of making my students fascinated with the world of Econ and Business. Through our tutoring sessions, we can also open them up to the multitude of career paths they can explore with these disciplines. That helps ignite the drive that fuels the student through his or her studies.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have completed both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees, and have taught for a major test prep company for two years. During this time, I've worked with a number of students to map out their study plans to provide structure for how they approach the course material.
Finance

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have tutored Chemistry (regular and honors level) for over 15 years now. I help students learn both the concepts and the mechanics of the math needed to excel in their Chemistry class. I try to de-mystify the concepts by relating them to things students already see and understand in the world around them. We work practice problems together, too, so I can observe and adjust a student's approach so that the learning "gels" and can be applied on the current and future problems. To ensure the best comprehension and retention of the material, I like to ask questions in a variety of ways to test the student's mastery over the material.
ACT Science

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have completed both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees, and have taught for a major test prep company for two years. During this time, I've worked with a number of students to map out their study plans to provide structure for how they approach the course material.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Many parents know that success in Algebra I is critical for their student's college readiness and future success in Math. I've got 15+ years of experience teaching all types of Math, from Algebra through Pre-Calculus, as well as math-heavy courses like Economics, Accounting, and Finance. I work with students to motivate them and to help them "see" math differently, and as something they WANT to get better at.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I completed and excelled in a combined Algebra 2 / Trigonometry Honors course. I teach Algebra 2, either as part of a student's prep for standardized tests, or to help them do well in this challenging math class. I've got 15+ years of experience as a Math tutor, for all the major courses. I help students understand Algebra 2 concepts not just as "math" but as a language they will use going forward in their adult lives. By showing my students why Algebra 2 is relevant beyond the course, I create a higher level of intrinsic motivation so your student will work a bit harder, and a lot smarter, to achieve success in this class.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have tutored Chemistry (regular and honors level) for over 15 years now. I help students learn both the concepts and the mechanics of the math needed to excel in their Chemistry class. I try to de-mystify the concepts by relating them to things students already see and understand in the world around them. We work practice problems together, too, so I can observe and adjust a student's approach so that the learning "gels" and can be applied on the current and future problems. To ensure the best comprehension and retention of the material, I like to ask questions in a variety of ways to test the student's mastery over the material.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I'm qualified to teach Economics at the AP level, College level, and Graduate / MBA level. In high school, I achieved a 5 on each of the AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics exams, and received superior grades in my college and MBA-level course work. What makes me distinctive as an Economics tutor? I use real-world examples to bring abstract concepts to life. With over 10 years of professional experience in a variety of industries, I have a wealth of knowledge around how these core Economics concepts come into play in Technology, Retail, Advertising, Insurance and Banking. These examples don't just clarify concepts and make them tangible - often, they re-energize my students' interest in the subject matter and reaffirm their desire to continue their education in Business / Economics / Finance. That's invaluable for students who are considering multiple career paths. I can show them how the concepts affect all of the business functions - even tying them to what I've done in Sales, Marketing, Pricing, New Product Development, and Operations. That "light bulb" moment is priceless to me. I get a kick out of making my students fascinated with the world of Econ and Business. Through our tutoring sessions, we can also open them up to the multitude of career paths they can explore with these disciplines. That helps ignite the drive that fuels the student through his or her studies.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I'm qualified to teach Economics at the AP level, College level, and Graduate / MBA level. In high school, I achieved a 5 on each of the AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics exams, and received superior grades in my college and MBA-level course work. What makes me distinctive as an Economics tutor? I use real-world examples to bring abstract concepts to life. With over 10 years of professional experience in a variety of industries, I have a wealth of knowledge around how these core Economics concepts come into play in Technology, Retail, Advertising, Insurance and Banking. These examples don't just clarify concepts and make them tangible - often, they re-energize my students' interest in the subject matter and reaffirm their desire to continue their education in Business / Economics / Finance. That's invaluable for students who are considering multiple career paths. I can show them how the concepts affect all of the business functions - even tying them to what I've done in Sales, Marketing, Pricing, New Product Development, and Operations. That "light bulb" moment is priceless to me. I get a kick out of making my students fascinated with the world of Econ and Business. Through our tutoring sessions, we can also open them up to the multitude of career paths they can explore with these disciplines. That helps ignite the drive that fuels the student through his or her studies.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am an experienced tutor and love working with high school students. I trained with Kaplan Test Prep and taught SAT/PSAT classes for two years. Of the 100 or so students I taught during that time, my students gained an average of 225 points. Some students achieved even greater gains than the average, of 300-400 points, driven by their willingness to complete homework and to engage with me and ask for help. I'd be happy to help you achieve this level of success in your SAT/PSAT test preparation. National Merit scholar with a 98th/99th percentile score on the SAT/PSAT Math section. Author of "All Your Word Problems Solved," a strategy guide for the most challenging type of standardized test question...Word Problems! The most important thing a tutor can do to influence your student's score, is to connect with them and find a way to spark their motivation. I carefully listen to determine what motivates your student, and adapt my communication style to motivate him or her.
Statistics,

Statistics

Over the years, I've learned that students like you are most likely to grasp Statistics concepts when there are real-world examples used to make sense of "all the math." I use examples from business, marketing, finance, psychology, and public health to ensure you understand what you're doing in your Stats class and retain the information for the test.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have completed both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees, and have taught for a major test prep company for two years. During this time, I've worked with a number of students to map out their study plans to provide structure for how they approach the course material.
Writing,

Writing

Great writing is clear, concise, compelling, and easily consumable by your intended audience. I can teach you how to enhance the impact of all types of professional writing.
Geometry

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I've got extensive experience with standardized test prep. For the ACT English section, I help students to review and master the essential grammar rules they're expected to know, recognize what errors or issues are being tested in an ACT question, and avoid choosing an answer that introduces a new or different error. Most native English speakers know 70-80% of the grammar rules being tested on the ACT, but which portion of the rules we don't know depends upon where we live. Regional dialects might commonly accept certain things which aren't technically grammatically correct. I help students figure out which portion of the English rules they'll need to brush up on, so that they can excel on this portion of the ACT. The most important thing a tutor can do to influence your student's score, is to connect with them and find a way to spark their motivation. I carefully listen to determine what motivates your student, and adapt my communication style to motivate him or her.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I've developed a number of custom materials to help my students learn, retain, and use strategies for success on the Math portion of standardized tests, including the ACT. Recently, I published a book called "All Your Word Problems Solved" which explains a robust set of strategies for solving many varieties of Word Problems on standardized tests. I make math more fun by revealing the test maker's tricks and "gotchas" and sharing approaches to organizing your work so you get the right answer consistently.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have 10+ years of experience helping students learn strategies and approaches to quickly improve on the ACT Reading section.
Career Development,

Career Development

I have helped dozens of clients with a variety of career development activities, including writing targeted resumes and cover letters, interviewing and negotiation strategies, understanding organizational politics and writing more influential workplace communications. I've worked with clients representing a range of industries, including Consulting, Healthcare, Tech, Marketing, Education, and more.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

As an alumna, I volunteer to as part of the Regional Selection Committee for my university’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship program. The responsibilities include application reviews and semi-final interviews. This gives me deep insight into how young adults develop winning college admissions and scholarship applications. Professionally, I review resumes and conduct interviews for college grads, experienced hires, and MBA grads. This again gives me wide-ranging insight into what hiring managers look for, and how various skills are utilized in a range of professional jobs. Beyond traditional academics, I also advise students on how to develop themselves beyond the resume - through athletics, community service, work experiences, and relationship-building.
PSAT,

PSAT

I am an experienced tutor and love working with high school students. I trained with Kaplan Test Prep and taught SAT/PSAT classes for two years. Of the 100 or so students I taught during that time, my students gained an average of 225 points. Some students achieved even greater gains than the average, of 300-400 points, driven by their willingness to complete homework and to engage with me and ask for help. I'd be happy to help you achieve this level of success in your SAT/PSAT test preparation.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am an experienced tutor and love working with high school students. I trained with Kaplan Test Prep and taught SAT/PSAT classes for two years. Of the 100 or so students I taught during that time, my students gained an average of 225 points. Some students achieved even greater gains than the average, of 300-400 points, driven by their willingness to complete homework and to engage with me and ask for help. I'd be happy to help you achieve this level of success in your SAT/PSAT test preparation. National Merit scholar with a 98th/99th percentile score on the SAT/PSAT Math section. Author of "All Your Word Problems Solved," a strategy guide for the most challenging type of standardized test question...Word Problems! The most important thing a tutor can do to influence your student's score, is to connect with them and find a way to spark their motivation. I carefully listen to determine what motivates your student, and adapt my communication style to motivate him or her.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am an experienced tutor and love working with high school students. I trained with Kaplan Test Prep and taught SAT/PSAT classes for two years. Of the 100 or so students I taught during that time, my students gained an average of 225 points. Some students achieved even greater gains than the average, of 300-400 points, driven by their willingness to complete homework and to engage with me and ask for help. I'd be happy to help you achieve this level of success in your SAT/PSAT test preparation. National Merit scholar with a 98th/99th percentile score on the SAT/PSAT Critical Reading section.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am an experienced tutor and love working with high school students. I trained with Kaplan Test Prep and taught SAT/PSAT classes for two years. Of the 100 or so students I taught during that time, my students gained an average of 225 points. Some students achieved even greater gains than the average, of 300-400 points, driven by their willingness to complete homework and to engage with me and ask for help. I'd be happy to help you achieve this level of success in your SAT/PSAT test preparation. National Merit scholar with a 98th/99th percentile score on the SAT/PSAT Writing section.
ACT Science

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Very knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Margo was very helpful for some statistics questions I had and she also helped me with some general questions about applications and analytics. She was very accommodating and prepared lesson plans as requested and was also glad to assist me with specific areas of interest to me.

Peter, 2 lessons with Margo

Above and beyond

Margo was really helpful in helping with my algebra 2 honors and chemistry honors questions. She even took one offline and worked on the problem as well. I would recommend her to anyone who needs help with those subjects!

Kim, 1 lesson with Margo

Patient & Extremely Knowledgeable

Margo is extremely patient and shares great organizational tips and short cuts--many she has developed herself--with students for whom statistics (or math of any kind) is painful.

Julie, 19 lessons with Margo
Tutor responded:

Thanks Julie! I enjoy working with you and helping you master the material in your graduate statistics course. Keep up the good work!

Case Analysis for consulting

Margo can solve any case. She explained my lesson in a straight forward manner that was very easy to follow. I'm interviewing for a few opportunities and she also provided great career advice.

Jayne, 1 lesson with Margo

Excellent College consultant

Great for undergraduate and graduate college applications!! I would definitely recommend her to anyone needing help with applications! Margo is also great with test prep.

Shashank, 6 lessons with Margo
Tutor responded:

Hi Shashank, I was so happy to hear you were admitted into your top choice MBA program. You'll enjoy it quite a bit.

Fantastic Tutor, Organizer, GMAT Expert, and Motivator

Margo is an expert in mastering the GMAT- her materials are extensive, easy to follow, and thorough, her instruction is deft and clear, and her abilities are such that she can field any question with ease . Her plan is tailored to each student and immersive, which is key for someone less organized. After being extremely anxious about test taking, I am very optimistic post-session with Margo!

Tess, 1 lesson with Margo
Tutor responded:

Tess, thanks for closing the loop and sending me an email to let me know you got a 720 on your recent GMAT! Congrats!

Terrific!

We've only met once so far, but Margo was incredibly helpful, available and thoughtful. It was late, but she went was more than willing to spend a little extra time with my daughter who was anxious about an assignment. Thank you, Margo!

Karen, 1 lesson with Margo
Tutor responded:

Thanks! I'm glad I was able to help her better understand the concepts and calculations needed for her Chemistry course.

Insightful and thorough knowledge of MBA-level Microeconomics

I hired Margot to supplement my comprehension while taking an MBA-level Microeconomics course. She served an integral role in understanding graduate level calculus, including derivatives and partial derivatives. She comes prepared and is determined to make sure you establish a level of confidence when learning the material. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a economics/math tutor.

Griffin, 7 lessons with Margo

Extremely knowledgeable

Knows all the GMAT material, teaches strategies above and beyond the book material. Can explain the material very well, makes good use of time. Would certainly recommend her.

Alex, 1 lesson with Margo
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