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William A.

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

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

$37/hour

  • 1,899 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-five 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-five 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

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $37
  • Rate details: Rate applies if you are within 15 miles of my home. If you live further away from me than that, the rate will be adjusted upwards, depending upon the distance. Group rates are available.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Wheaton, IL 60187
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/21/2015

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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.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


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

Knowledgeable and delightful tutor.

William was very prompt, friendly and professional. He was able to immediately meet my high school freshmans needs in Algebra and left my child feeling much better about the subject. I highly recommend him.

Lisa, 1 lesson with William

Great teacher!

Bill is gem! He has helped our daughter tremendously with her skills and confidence in her Pre-Calculus class. Highly recommend.

Rick, 35 lessons with William

Bill goes above and beyond!

William (Bill) goes above and beyond every time we meet. He's patient, kind, and explains things well. He's willing to explain things again and go over things repeatedly if I don't understand, or need a refresher. He is willing to look at tests/homework on his own time and emails me notes of what's right, what's wrong, etc. I am really impressed with Bill. I am so glad I choose him as my stats tutor.

Maggie, 19 lessons with William

best tutor!

He made everything so easy to understand and is really knowledgeable. Very worth it and he is one of the least expensive tutors!

Josephine, 1 lesson with William

A very kind and knowledgeable man

He taught me how to get a grip on fractions and decimals that I couldn’t in the classroom. Definitely the best math tutor I’ve ever had. I would highly recommend him because he can connect to you easily.

Alex, 1 lesson with William

SUPER HELPFUL TUTOR , VERY DEVOTED MAN

HE THOUGHT ME HOW TO INTERPRET THE P-VALE IN REGARDS TO LEVEL OF SIGNIFICANCE, HE THOUGHT ME HOW TO BREAKDOWN STATISTICAL INFORMATION IN AN ARTICLE, HE THOUGHT ME HOW TO PLOT STATISTICAL DATA IN EXCEL

Vivian, 7 lessons with William

Great tutor

Bill is a very patient and friendly tutor. He has been really good at getting my son up to speed in math. He pushes him to work hard. This is a good fit. I would definitely recommend him.

Mia, 14 lessons with William
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