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William A.

Seasoned College Prof Tutoring Algebra, Pre-Calc, Stats and Finance

Seasoned College Prof Tutoring Algebra, Pre-Calc, Stats and Finance

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Teaching Experience: Adjunct instructor in over 100 finance, statistics and algebra courses at various universities throughout the Chicago land area. Have tutored many college and high school students in statistics, finance, pre-calculus or algebra. Have taught for more than 30 years at Northwestern University's School for Professional Studies.

Education: MBA from University of Chicago (1986), majoring in finance and statistics; BSBA from UIC (1981), majoring in quantitative methods...

Teaching Experience: Adjunct instructor in over 100 finance, statistics and algebra courses at various universities throughout the Chicago land area. Have tutored many college and high school students in statistics, finance, pre-calculus or algebra. Have taught for more than 30 years at Northwestern University's School for Professional Studies.

Education: MBA from University of Chicago (1986), majoring in finance and statistics; BSBA from UIC (1981), majoring in quantitative methods (primarily statistics). Started off as a math major at Washington University in St. Louis. Altogether, have about eight years' worth of college credits. More than 20 courses taken in statistics/econometrics. Includes many math, economics, accounting, finance and history courses.

Business Career: Worked as an actuary for more than 30 years. Made frequent use of statistical and financial concepts in monitoring company mortality and lapse experience and in pricing policies.

I have also been employed as an independent consultant in valuing various companies' inventories. I have occasionally been involved in the valuation of small companies.


Education

University of Illinois, Chicago
BSBA, Quant Methods
University of Chicago
MBA

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Business

Finance

Finance

I have taught many finance course at Northwestern University's School for Continuing Studies since September 1989 as an adjunct lecturer. I currently (at various times throughout the academic year) teach courses in the introduction to finance using M.S. Excel, investment theory, financial institutions and markets, and corporate finance. Many students with bachelor degrees (some with PhDs) have taken my courses. I have tutored many students, including graduate students, in this subject matter.

Corporate Training

Finance,

Finance

I have taught many finance course at Northwestern University's School for Continuing Studies since September 1989 as an adjunct lecturer. I currently (at various times throughout the academic year) teach courses in the introduction to finance using M.S. Excel, investment theory, financial institutions and markets, and corporate finance. Many students with bachelor degrees (some with PhDs) have taken my courses. I have tutored many students, including graduate students, in this subject matter.
Statistics

Statistics

I have two degrees with majors in statistics - one a BSBA from UIC and the other an MBA from the University of Chicago. Altogether, I have taken more than 20 courses in statistics at both the undergraduate and graduate level. One of the courses, in econometrics, was at the PhD level. I have used statistical software for these courses, but I am most comfortable with use of either M.S. Excel or Minitab. I am not proficient at the use of SPSS, although I have used it somewhat. If you need heavy use of SPSS in your course, it would be best if you found another tutor who is much more familiar with that than I. For help in pure statistics at the introductory level, I know my stuff.

Homeschool

Precalculus,

Precalculus

I started off my college career as a math major. Although that was a long time ago, I have helped several students with their pre-calculus courses. The precalculus student that I helped just last academic year went from getting Cs and Bs in her tests to As. She got an "A" in her last course, and she was extremely happy with the results. Since then, I have continued reviewing pre-calculus material and I expect to do so for a long time - it is a subject I enjoy a great deal. I am now working on learning how to use the graphing calculator (TI-84) for pre-calculus problems. I prefer that students send me copies of the problems that they are having difficulty with before we meet, so that their time and money is not wasted.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have helped various students prepare for their SAT math test by discussing with them solutions to problems they may have had difficulty with in working sample exams available through a multiple number of published sources.
Statistics

Statistics

I have two degrees with majors in statistics - one a BSBA from UIC and the other an MBA from the University of Chicago. Altogether, I have taken more than 20 courses in statistics at both the undergraduate and graduate level. One of the courses, in econometrics, was at the PhD level. I have used statistical software for these courses, but I am most comfortable with use of either M.S. Excel or Minitab. I am not proficient at the use of SPSS, although I have used it somewhat. If you need heavy use of SPSS in your course, it would be best if you found another tutor who is much more familiar with that than I. For help in pure statistics at the introductory level, I know my stuff.

Math

Finite Math,

Finite Math

I taught many Finite Mathematics courses at Lewis University. Many of the subjects in Finite Math overlap subjects covered in pre-calculus (e.g., linear equations, systems of linear equations, matrix algebra and the Gauss-Jordan method of solving a system of linear equations). Other topics covered in Finite Mathematics includes probability and statistics, which I have taught numerous time at various universities throughout the Chicagoland area. In Finite Math, there is heavy emphasis on business applications, and I have significant experience as a quantitative analyst in various positions in my business career. I also teach the use of matrix algebra and to solve systems of linear equations in my Investment Theory course at Northwestern University.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I started off my college career as a math major. Although that was a long time ago, I have helped several students with their pre-calculus courses. The precalculus student that I helped just last academic year went from getting Cs and Bs in her tests to As. She got an "A" in her last course, and she was extremely happy with the results. Since then, I have continued reviewing pre-calculus material and I expect to do so for a long time - it is a subject I enjoy a great deal. I am now working on learning how to use the graphing calculator (TI-84) for pre-calculus problems. I prefer that students send me copies of the problems that they are having difficulty with before we meet, so that their time and money is not wasted.
Probability,

Probability

I have earned credit for more than twenty courses in probability and statistics, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, I worked for more than thirty years as an actuary, where I frequently used probability concepts in pricing various life insurance policies. For these reasons, I believe that I can help you understand how to solve your probability problems.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have helped various students prepare for their SAT math test by discussing with them solutions to problems they may have had difficulty with in working sample exams available through a multiple number of published sources.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have two degrees with majors in statistics - one a BSBA from UIC and the other an MBA from the University of Chicago. Altogether, I have taken more than 20 courses in statistics at both the undergraduate and graduate level. One of the courses, in econometrics, was at the PhD level. I have used statistical software for these courses, but I am most comfortable with use of either M.S. Excel or Minitab. I am not proficient at the use of SPSS, although I have used it somewhat. If you need heavy use of SPSS in your course, it would be best if you found another tutor who is much more familiar with that than I. For help in pure statistics at the introductory level, I know my stuff.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

As mentioned earlier, I have helped many with their trig courses. Usually, the course is part of a Orr-calculus. course where the first part of the course focuses on just trig.

Most Popular

Precalculus,

Precalculus

I started off my college career as a math major. Although that was a long time ago, I have helped several students with their pre-calculus courses. The precalculus student that I helped just last academic year went from getting Cs and Bs in her tests to As. She got an "A" in her last course, and she was extremely happy with the results. Since then, I have continued reviewing pre-calculus material and I expect to do so for a long time - it is a subject I enjoy a great deal. I am now working on learning how to use the graphing calculator (TI-84) for pre-calculus problems. I prefer that students send me copies of the problems that they are having difficulty with before we meet, so that their time and money is not wasted.
Statistics

Statistics

I have two degrees with majors in statistics - one a BSBA from UIC and the other an MBA from the University of Chicago. Altogether, I have taken more than 20 courses in statistics at both the undergraduate and graduate level. One of the courses, in econometrics, was at the PhD level. I have used statistical software for these courses, but I am most comfortable with use of either M.S. Excel or Minitab. I am not proficient at the use of SPSS, although I have used it somewhat. If you need heavy use of SPSS in your course, it would be best if you found another tutor who is much more familiar with that than I. For help in pure statistics at the introductory level, I know my stuff.

Other

Finance

Finance

I have taught many finance course at Northwestern University's School for Continuing Studies since September 1989 as an adjunct lecturer. I currently (at various times throughout the academic year) teach courses in the introduction to finance using M.S. Excel, investment theory, financial institutions and markets, and corporate finance. Many students with bachelor degrees (some with PhDs) have taken my courses. I have tutored many students, including graduate students, in this subject matter.

Summer

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have helped various students prepare for their SAT math test by discussing with them solutions to problems they may have had difficulty with in working sample exams available through a multiple number of published sources.
Statistics

Statistics

I have two degrees with majors in statistics - one a BSBA from UIC and the other an MBA from the University of Chicago. Altogether, I have taken more than 20 courses in statistics at both the undergraduate and graduate level. One of the courses, in econometrics, was at the PhD level. I have used statistical software for these courses, but I am most comfortable with use of either M.S. Excel or Minitab. I am not proficient at the use of SPSS, although I have used it somewhat. If you need heavy use of SPSS in your course, it would be best if you found another tutor who is much more familiar with that than I. For help in pure statistics at the introductory level, I know my stuff.

Test Preparation

SAT Math

SAT Math

I have helped various students prepare for their SAT math test by discussing with them solutions to problems they may have had difficulty with in working sample exams available through a multiple number of published sources.

Examples of Expertise


William has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 9 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (908 ratings)
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Reviews


very patient

William was very helpful and explained everything that I had questions about in a way that I could understand. I will be using him as a tutor again in the future

Jaunita, 6 lessons with William

Great Tutor

He was great with explaining things, patient, and offered positive feedback. He reviewed my quiz and was able to show me things I could do differently. He answered my questions and made it simple and make sense to me.

Shayla, 1 lesson with William

Extremely knowledgeable and efficient

William is helping me with my college Finance course. He is extremely knowledgeable and explains the concepts clearly and efficiently. He's an excellent instructor and tutor.

Ben, 6 lessons with William

Great tutor!

Bill helped me so much with my first few lessons of my biostatistics course. He explained in detail many of the concepts I was not able to understand during my lecture. He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful! And he's very patient too, which makes a huge difference. Thank you Bill!

Camille, 1 lesson with William

Amazing !

William helped me with stock valuation for an upcoming finance test. He is great because he knows many different approaches to solving the problems. I will definitely be using him again !

Emily, 3 lessons with William

Stats

He was really helpful and made me understand the material. He was able to answer my questions and didn't mind repeat the questions when I did not understand the material.

Martica, 8 lessons with William

knowledgeable and patient tutor, excellent professor!

We discussed the solutions to a variety of problems involving conditional probabilities. These included tests for independence, conditional probabilities using tabular values, and tree or Venn diagrams.

Alexandra, 5 lessons with William

William is super helpful!

William was great, he help me prepare for my exam. I learned step by step by William. He was patience with me and took his time explaining each problem. I would recommend William to anyone that is having trouble in math. Book William I know I will! Thank you again William. :) Jalen

Jalen, 4 lessons with William

Knowledgeable and patient tutor!

William tutored my daughter in high school statistics. He was awesome! He helped explain the work so that she would understand and half way through, I could hear her getting it. Excellent!

Lisa, 5 lessons with William
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