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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

$48/hour

  • 2,125 hours tutoring

  • Wheaton, IL 60187

About William


Bio

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 twenty-nine 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 twenty-nine 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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  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $48
  • Rate details: Group rates are available.
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Wheaton, IL 60187
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
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Subjects

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

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I started off my college career as a math major at Washington University in St. Louis. I am very good at algebra and can generally be helpful to those students who are highly motivated to improve their skills in this area.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taken many math courses in my academic career, and I have helped many students get through algebra related topics. However, I am at my best with highly motivated students who seriously want to learn the subject matter.
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

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I started off my college career as a math major at Washington University in St. Louis. I am very good at algebra and can generally be helpful to those students who are highly motivated to improve their skills in this area.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taken many math courses in my academic career, and I have helped many students get through algebra related topics. However, I am at my best with highly motivated students who seriously want to learn the subject matter.
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

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I started off my college career as a math major at Washington University in St. Louis. I am very good at algebra and can generally be helpful to those students who are highly motivated to improve their skills in this area.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taken many math courses in my academic career, and I have helped many students get through algebra related topics. However, I am at my best with highly motivated students who seriously want to learn the subject matter.
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

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I started off my college career as a math major at Washington University in St. Louis. I am very good at algebra and can generally be helpful to those students who are highly motivated to improve their skills in this area.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taken many math courses in my academic career, and I have helped many students get through algebra related topics. However, I am at my best with highly motivated students who seriously want to learn the subject matter.
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.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (753 ratings)
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4 star
(26)
3 star
(4)
2 star
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1 star
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Reviews


Well prepared and very knowledgeable.

William is always prepared. He listens and understands what I want. He thinks ahead and is very thorough. Lessons are customized for me. I highly recommend William.

Roger, 23 lessons with William

Explains in more depth than teacher

William provided a deeper coverage of materials and explanation of statistical concepts. I am struggling with providing the extra details needed on exams. The math is easy, explaining is not. I need William's support to meet my instructor's requirements in the course. Thank you.

Christie, 2 lessons with William

Excellent experience

William is great! He broke down the financial concepts I was struggling with into clear and smaller segments. William was then able to show how these work together. Very appreciative of William's patience and enthusiasm. I am looking forward to meeting with him again.

RJ, 2 lessons with William

Most engaged person ever

I really like how William was very patient and knowledgeable about the material. He cleared up many parts of probability that I was confused about, and was very involved overall. Definitely would recommend!

Kamran, 10 lessons with William

Very good tutor

He really helped our son understand his statistics lesson. He would like to meet with him again. He is actually is enjoying statistics, now. Thanks so much, William!

Pam, 7 lessons with William

Knowledgeable and patient.

William is a great listener. He patiently listened to my questions. He provided the answers but gave me additional ideas on how to accomplish my goals. He is a great teacher.

Carmel, 1 lesson with William

Excellent at explaining what the professor cannot

William did a great job with a cumulative review of what I have covered in class to date to help reinforce the concepts.

Katherine, 8 lessons with William

Intelligent and patient

William is an excellent statistics tutor, he is patient and explains the materiel well, as well knows about the material without any refreshers. He cares about making sure you understand before moving on with the work

Kirsten, 6 lessons with William

Great tutor

After tutoring with Bill, my son always leaves with a clearer understanding of his Honors Alg and Trig material. He looks forward to their weekly tutor sessions.

Tracy, 15 lessons with William
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William A.

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