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Joshua B.

Economics Ph.D., B.S. in Math. Experienced math tutor.

Economics Ph.D., B.S. in Math. Experienced math tutor.

$35/hour

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Recently graduated economics Ph.D. with a bachelor's in mathematics and economics, with an actuarial science minor. Very strong quantitative reasoning skills. I have tutored undergrads across the undergraduate math curriculum as an undergrad, and have several years' experience as a graduate teaching assistant in advanced undergraduate economics courses like econometrics.

I love explaining the underlying logic behind the models and concepts presented in math and economics courses, to ensure...

Recently graduated economics Ph.D. with a bachelor's in mathematics and economics, with an actuarial science minor. Very strong quantitative reasoning skills. I have tutored undergrads across the undergraduate math curriculum as an undergrad, and have several years' experience as a graduate teaching assistant in advanced undergraduate economics courses like econometrics.

I love explaining the underlying logic behind the models and concepts presented in math and economics courses, to ensure students have a deeper understanding of the material than just the professors' lectures can provide. If you're willing to walk through mathematical proofs to grasp this sort of understanding, even if you're just taking an econ course for your business major, I'm the tutor for you.

I have plenty of experience walking students through specific problems with comprehension, and can easily get students motivated to get through a tough problem set exercise or to get through an hours-long exam cramming session. I covered a lot of ground during my undergraduate studies, having blazed through coursework as tough as differential equations, probability theory, abstract algebra, econometrics, and so on, to say nothing of prerequisite coursework like the calculus sequence, linear algebra, intro to logic, and of course the entry-level and intermediate micro econ. and macro econ. courses. I know the ins and outs of microeconomic models like utility maximization and macro models like Solow and neoclassical thanks to my graduate-level studies, built on this joint undergraduate foundation.

I have a flexible schedule and can easily slot in meeting times during most late afternoons and evenings, as well as weekend afternoons. I am used to getting the results that a student wants for a specific task within a couple of hours, though if the student is in need of more remedial tutoring it may take longer to get those results.


Education

Bridgewater State University
Math, Economics
Clark University
PhD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • Rate details: Exact rate negotiable.
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Brockton, MA 02302
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
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Subjects

Business

Econometrics

Econometrics

I have acted as a graduate teaching assistant for my university's undergraduate Econometrics course for 5 semesters, while working towards my Economics Ph.D., and took 3 semesters of graduate-level econometrics courses in that same Ph.D. program. My main responsibility as an RA was grading problem sets and exams and holding office hours, during which I would help students (usually one-on-one) improve their understanding of the material so that they could complete assignments and pass exams. I have a solid grasp of the properties of the OLS estimator and the Gauss-Markov Theorem, Student's t test, the F test, and related subjects usually covered in a first-semester econometrics course. I also had to apply some of these same econometrics principles - concerns for bias, endogeneity, etc. - to complete my own doctoral dissertation research.

Math

Logic

Logic

When I was an undergrad, math was my primary major, and I landed a tutoring job on campus in my junior year. I took both the philosophy and math departments' offered courses on logic, in which topics like venn diagrams, universal vs. existential statements, syllogisms, truth tables, modus ponens, De Morgan's laws, proofs by contradiction, contrapositive, and induction, logical fallacies, logical validity, etc. were covered. The math department's logic course was required to complete the math major and was my introduction to writing formal mathematical proofs, a skill I had to apply repeatedly to excel in most of the advanced undergraduate math courses I took (abstract algebra, analysis, topology, etc.). The logic/intro-to-proofs course and these theoretical math courses were subjects I occasionally had to tutor on a walk-in basis in my undergraduate math tutoring job.

Science

Econometrics

Econometrics

I have acted as a graduate teaching assistant for my university's undergraduate Econometrics course for 5 semesters, while working towards my Economics Ph.D., and took 3 semesters of graduate-level econometrics courses in that same Ph.D. program. My main responsibility as an RA was grading problem sets and exams and holding office hours, during which I would help students (usually one-on-one) improve their understanding of the material so that they could complete assignments and pass exams. I have a solid grasp of the properties of the OLS estimator and the Gauss-Markov Theorem, Student's t test, the F test, and related subjects usually covered in a first-semester econometrics course. I also had to apply some of these same econometrics principles - concerns for bias, endogeneity, etc. - to complete my own doctoral dissertation research.

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$35/hour

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Response time: 18 hours