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Donna I.

Teaching experience through grad Econ and undergrad Math/Statistics

Teaching experience through grad Econ and undergrad Math/Statistics

$54/hour

About Donna


Bio

I enjoy working with individual students and helping them with material that can sometimes seem less than exciting. The best reward is seeing the 'aha' moment when they understand the logic behind the material, rather than just memorizing steps. As a graduate student, I was awarded a 'teaching fellowship' for teaching excellence. I believe that my experience since then has only made me a better teacher.

I bring a combination of graduate-level education in math and economics and real-world...

I enjoy working with individual students and helping them with material that can sometimes seem less than exciting. The best reward is seeing the 'aha' moment when they understand the logic behind the material, rather than just memorizing steps. As a graduate student, I was awarded a 'teaching fellowship' for teaching excellence. I believe that my experience since then has only made me a better teacher.

I bring a combination of graduate-level education in math and economics and real-world work experience in both fields. I have experience teaching in the classroom for over ten years, but enjoy working with individual students more.

Just as I would prepare before going into a classroom to teach, I like to go into our tutoring sessions well prepared. I may ask for sample problems for me to review before we meet.


Education

Goucher College, Towson, MD
Math and Economics
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $54
  • Rate details: Online students receive a 10 percent discount off my default rate.
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/21/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Microsoft Excel

Computer

Macintosh,

Macintosh

I have been a Mac user since 2010. I have set up my Mac and friends' computers to synch with Apple iOS devices and iCloud, as well as customizing my Mac to also run Windows programs through Parallels. I have a background in computer science, first working on mainframe systems and PCs later. Before purchasing a Mac I had used PCs for 25 years and understand the pain that comes with switching, as well as the joy that comes from having done so!
SAS,

SAS

I began using SAS in 1981 and maintain a license on my computer. I have taught SAS within businesses and use it in consulting. Much of my experience is in writing SAS code, but I also have experience using and teaching SAS Enterprise Guide. I think that teaching SAS is best done by using examples. My SAS license allows me to do this.
Microsoft Excel

Corporate Training

Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Microsoft Excel, Statistics

English

English

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, English, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics

Math

Finite Math,

Finite Math

Finite math combines material from statistics, probability, algebra, linear algebra and matrices, and linear programming. I have completed full courses in these subjects. I taught finite math at Cornell University while I was working on my doctorate there and have since taught it and tutored in it. The material is often presented from a business/ finance point of view. I have degrees in both math and economics. My background in economics and experience consulting allows me to explain the course material as it pertains to the student's other studies.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have studied linear algebra at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I have also worked with linear and nonlinear programs. This work involves writing and solving large programs (thousands of variables and constraints) for businesses and an international organization.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, English, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics

Other

Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, GED, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT Math, GED, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Donna has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 6 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (1,071 ratings)
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Reviews


Ten Star Tutor!

Donna is helping me learn Excel and review statistics for a difficult graduate school class. She is a godsend! Patient, thorough, encouraging. She is a gifted teacher.

Lawrence, 6 lessons with Donna

Patient and Experienced

Donna taught me probability concepts and I felt more clear after an hour with Donna than 2 weeks with my teacher. Definitely recommend for high school, college and adult tutoring.

Rochel, 17 lessons with Donna

Amazing Tutor

Donna is amazing with my son. He called her the GOAT (greatest of all time) of tutors. Donna provides him the relief he needs to be successful and confident. I would highly recommend Donna.

Susan, 4 lessons with Donna
Tutor responded:

Thank you!

Excellent choice!

Donna is patient and great at explaining solutions in ways I could understand. She quickly identified where I could use extra help and was supportive and intuitive. We moved through my algebra homework and lessons quickly. She was also very familiar with all the tech we needed to make our online tutoring session go smoothly. I would definitely recommend her and will use her again.

Jennifer, 3 lessons with Donna
Tutor responded:

Thank you!

Excellent tutor and good communication skills.

Donna taught me how to use the "Standard Normal Distribution," how to insert and use the equation in MS Word, and how to use the Bell curve with find z score formulas. I liked Donna's flexibility and patience when I had a million questions. I liked that she was professional yet easy to communicate with. Donna helped me gain understanding enough to complete the rest of my assignments on my own.

Janice, 10 lessons with Donna
Tutor responded:

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Look no further!

Donna is awesome and knows her math and econ. She is organized and will get you through the work without rushing. I have tried many tutors and Donna was the best.

Kemal, 27 lessons with Donna
Tutor responded:

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One of the best teachers I've had!

Donna helped me with Finite Math. I have a fear towards math, but she helped me conquer it and realize that I can be good at math. She was patient, and if I didn't understand a concept the first time around, she would explain it a different way. She is truly kind, extremely knowledgeable patient, and a great teacher. Her educational background along with her ability to teach at whatever level speaks volumes about her. If you need help with Economics, Finite Math, or Statistics, I highly recommend Donna. You can't go wrong, and you'll learn a lot!

Raina, 9 lessons with Donna
Tutor responded:

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Knowledgeable and helpful

Donna has a way of breaking down complex materials to students so that they understand. I find that this is a lost art in this world. She has incredible patience and is accessible and responsive.

Brandon, 6 lessons with Donna
Tutor responded:

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EXCELLENT

Donna was very knowledgeable and organized. It is evident she is very experienced and knows what she is talking about. She was able to portray the material in a way that I could easily understand.

Alexis, 51 lessons with Donna
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