University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (AB, Economics)
University of Chicago Booth School (MBA)
Certificate in Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, SCS (Other)
I am a 17-year former University Lecturer--UIC, NWU, and DePaul--and a 13-year former bond trader. I taught a total of about 3000 students. I have an MBA in Finance with a lot of Accounting from Booth. I was a generalist in my teaching career and have taught: Intro to Corporate Finance; Investments; Intermediate Finance; Derivative Products; Commercial Bank Management; and Money and Banking. I taught both undergrad and grad classes.
Time Value of Money is central to almost all of finance. Need help with that? I can help you. Learning formulas may help you to a better grade-of course, you need to know the numbers--but the idea behind them is far more important for long-term success. Think of it this way, your finance/accounting job is not going to require you to grind out the formula for Standard Deviation, the Black-Scholes option pricing model, or Net Income on a financial statement. You will supply the inputs and the software pops out the answer. What does the answer mean? How does the answer change based on changes in the inputs? What if? Numbers on a page can be hard and cold without understanding them. How do they relate? I am a 17-year former University Lecturer--UIC, NWU, and DePaul--and a 13-year former bond trader. I taught a total of about 3000 students. I have an MBA in Finance with a lot of Accounting from Booth. I was a generalist in my teaching career and have taught: Intro to Corporate Finance; Investments; Intermediate Finance; Derivative Products;
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With my university finance teaching background and my right brain art studies and activities, I love the challenge of giving you a different way to look at math, including Algebra 1.
Needless to say, finance in the modern age is necessarily mathematical, including Algebra 2.
I was a generalist as a university finance lecturer. That and my Booth Finance and Accounting MBA, my bond trading experience, and my general creative nature allow me to present things in a way that you may not have thought about and that most certainly is not presented in your finance text. Need to understand the application of put-call parity? How about what it means to sell a put? (which is selling the right to sell, by the way) How about CAPM? Collars, Caps, Floors, etc.? Financial Statements and analysis? (What the heck is the statement of cash flows?) Time Value of Money is central to almost all of finance. I can help!
I am a Booth Finance and Accounting MBA. I had five Booth Accounting classes. I really enjoy tutoring the concepts of financial statements. In my Into to Corporate Finance classes I laid out different ways to look at these statements and explained how they interrelate. What do they mean? What do ratios actually tell you?