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Donna I.

Lexington, KY

$60/hour

Teaching experience through grad Econ and undergrad Math/Statistics

Background check passed as of 10/21/16
5.0 average from 368 ratings
Best Tutor
— Barrak, Lexington, KY on 9/24/16

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

Education

Goucher College, Towson, MD (Math and Economics)

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (PhD)

About Donna

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.
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Online students receive a 20 percent discount off my default rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Lexington, KY 40503
Background Check: Passed

"Best Tutor"

- Barrak, Lexington, KY on 9/24/16
Donna replied on 9/27/2016

Thank you. It's been a pleasure.

"Great!"

- Rob, Bethpage, NY on 12/7/16
Donna replied on 12/8/2016

Thank you!

"Awesome Tutor"

- Sky, Houston, TX on 12/6/16

"Knowledgeable and GREAT Tutor"

- Dana, San Luis Obispo, CA on 11/4/16
Donna replied on 11/6/2016

Thank you!

"Exceptional tutor"

- Janie, New Canaan, CT on 10/24/16
Donna replied on 10/26/2016

Thank you!

"Very knowledgeable, helpful, patient and professional tutor."

- Brett, El Dorado Hills, CA on 10/22/16
Donna replied on 10/26/2016

Thank you!

"Fabulous 1st lesson"

- Melissa, Lexington, KY on 10/18/16
Donna replied on 10/19/2016

Thank you!

"WOW, she knows her Microecon!"

- Alex, Kapolei, HI on 9/24/16
Donna replied on 9/27/2016

Mahalo Alex. I'm glad I can help.

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Cameron, Lexington, KY on 9/16/16
Donna replied on 9/20/2016

I'm glad I could help. Thank you!

"Fantastic !"

- Randy, Fort Walton Beach, FL on 8/2/16
Donna replied on 8/2/2016

Thank you!

"Economics course"

- Brandy, Frankfort, KY on 6/25/16
Donna replied on 6/26/2016

Thank you!

"No time wasted"

- Diana, Alexandria, VA on 4/25/16
Donna replied on 4/28/2016

Thank you!

"As always, 360 degrees EXCELLENT"

- K, Eden Prairie, MN on 4/19/16
Donna replied on 4/20/2016

Thank you!

"Excellent and exceeds expectations"

- PARTHIV, Normal, IL on 3/27/16
Donna replied on 3/28/2016

Thank you!

"Simply the BEST"

- Kate, Oxford, OH on 3/2/16
Donna replied on 3/2/2016

Thank you!

"Excellent, Patient, Positive"

- Kate, Pasadena, CA on 2/21/16
Donna replied on 2/22/2016

Thank you!

"Knowledgeable and Friendly"

- Ruthie, Akron, OH on 2/21/16
Donna replied on 2/22/2016

Thank you!

"Great tutor!!"

- Jessica, Cincinnati, OH on 2/16/16
Donna replied on 2/16/2016

Thank you!

"Very smart and knowledgeable!"

- Lori, Wichita, KS on 2/12/16
Donna replied on 2/16/2016

Thank you!

"Prepared and Patient Tutor"

- Will, Knoxville, TN on 2/9/16
Donna replied on 2/9/2016

Thank you!

"The best! Patient! Extremely Knowledgeable!"

- Wanda, Jackson, GA on 1/8/16
Donna replied on 1/9/2016

Thank you!

"Detailed SAS Intro"

- Rochel, Albany, NY on 12/31/15
Donna replied on 12/31/2015

Thank you! I look forward to working together.

"Experienced and Patient"

- Madison, Louisville, KY on 12/13/15
Donna replied on 12/16/2015

Thank you!

"Amazing is an understatement"

- Danielle, Gary, IN on 11/11/15
Donna replied on 11/13/2015

Thank you!

"Excellent SAS tutor"

- Steven, Mount Prospect, IL on 10/31/15

"Extremely knowledgable and Patient Tutor"

- Molly, Lexington, KY on 10/20/15
Donna replied on 10/21/2015

Thank you!

"Great explanation for online tutoring"

- Sam, Irvine, CA on 10/10/15
Donna replied on 10/12/2015

Thank you!

"Excellent Tutor"

- Buky, Burbank, CA on 9/20/15
Donna replied on 9/21/2015

Thank you!

"Excellent tutor!"

- Waleed, Weirsdale, FL on 9/20/15
Donna replied on 9/21/2015

Thank you!

"Incredibly helpful, patient and knowledgeable tutor!"

- Gretchen, San Mateo, CA on 9/17/15
Donna replied on 9/17/2015

Thank you! I look forward to working together.

"An exceptional tutor"

- Robert, Washington, DC on 9/9/15
Donna replied on 9/10/2015

Thank you!

"Excellent, very patient and helps a lot"

- Kimberly, Chicago, IL on 7/28/15
Donna replied on 7/29/2015

Thank you!

"Very knowledgable, knows how to teach for each students needs"

- Israel, Miami, FL on 7/24/15
Donna replied on 7/27/2015

Thank you!

"Donna gave me my aha moment and assured me that I would "get it". That encouragement alone spoke volumes."

- Rosanda, Bakersfield, CA on 7/12/15
Donna replied on 7/13/2015

Thank you! It was wonderful being able to see how your expression changed when the concept 'clicked!'

"Extremely knowledgable with great ability to explain lessons in an applicable manner"

- Alex, Lexington, KY on 5/31/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Econometrics, Finite Math,
Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
English
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, SAT Math
Computer:
Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel, SAS
Business:
Economics, Microsoft Excel

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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

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.

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

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.

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

Education

Goucher College, Towson, MD (Math and Economics)

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (PhD)

Best Tutor — Donna is the best tutor I've ever had in my life. She is so knowledgeable. She does her best to make sure that you understand the subject. I tried several tutor on the website, but Donna competes on a different league. She is the best. ...

— Barrak, Lexington, KY on 9/24/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Online students receive a 20 percent discount off my default rate.

Travel policy

Donna will travel within 15 miles of Lexington, KY 40503.