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Harvard PhD, Professor: Economics, Econometrics, Stats, Game Theory
Sam R.

1,088 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $240

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Sam R.'s Photo

Harvard PhD, Professor: Economics, Econometrics, Stats, Game Theory
Harvard PhD, Professor: Economics, Econometrics, Stats, Game Theory
Sam R.

1,088 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,088 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Sam


Bio

I am a Stanford and Harvard trained economics professor (most recently at Boston College), currently focusing on tutoring and writing a textbook. I pride myself in helping students develop a deep understanding of fundamental economics and statistics concepts, and I have a proven track record for improving students' confidence and grades.

My college-level teaching includes microeconomics at every level (intro up to PhD), principles of macroeconomics, health economics, and game theory. I am...

I am a Stanford and Harvard trained economics professor (most recently at Boston College), currently focusing on tutoring and writing a textbook. I pride myself in helping students develop a deep understanding of fundamental economics and statistics concepts, and I have a proven track record for improving students' confidence and grades.

My college-level teaching includes microeconomics at every level (intro up to PhD), principles of macroeconomics, health economics, and game theory. I am also very comfortable tutoring statistics, econometrics, and macroeconomics at any level, as well as microeconomic fields like environmental economics, labor economics, behavioral economics, and public economics. Finally, I am familiar with both the AP economics and IB economics curricula and am confident tutoring students in high school as well as college and graduate school. I would love to work with you to create an individualized learning plan, help you overcome any obstacles to your learning, and impart some of the joy I find in these subjects.

Whether you are struggling with big-picture concepts or the mathematical details of economic models, I am more than happy to help. My focus is not on memorization (though some memorization is unavoidable), but on helping students understand the *why* behind economic, mathematical, and statistical techniques and results.

I also play and tutor poker on the side; if you are interested in poker tutoring, my rates are negotiable.

Please contact me here on Wyzant's platform with any questions or to schedule tutoring sessions either in person or online. I hope to meet and work with you soon!


Education

Stanford University
Human Bio, Economics
Harvard University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $240
  • Rate details: Lessons canceled less than 24 hours in advance will be charged for 30 minutes. No-shows will be charged for the full session. Hourly rate includes up to 30 minutes of prep time, free of charge.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/19/2021

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Econometrics,

Econometrics

I took 2 PhD-level econometrics courses at Harvard and have extensive experience teaching econometrics-based courses at Boston College. I am equally comfortable with econometric theory and applications of econometrics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have taught microeconomics many times, at every level (principles, intermediate, master's, and PhD). I took two semesters of PhD-level microeconomic theory at Harvard. I have extensive experience with one-on-one tutoring of microeconomics to students who are struggling.
Macroeconomics

Corporate Training

Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have taught microeconomics many times, at every level (principles, intermediate, master's, and PhD). I took two semesters of PhD-level microeconomic theory at Harvard. I have extensive experience with one-on-one tutoring of microeconomics to students who are struggling.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught multiple statistics-based courses at the college and graduate level. My training includes PhD-level courses in probability and statistics at Harvard. I am equally comfortable with proof-based statistics and applied statistical models.
Macroeconomics

Homeschool

Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have taught microeconomics many times, at every level (principles, intermediate, master's, and PhD). I took two semesters of PhD-level microeconomic theory at Harvard. I have extensive experience with one-on-one tutoring of microeconomics to students who are struggling.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught multiple statistics-based courses at the college and graduate level. My training includes PhD-level courses in probability and statistics at Harvard. I am equally comfortable with proof-based statistics and applied statistical models.
Macroeconomics

Math

Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught multiple statistics-based courses at the college and graduate level. My training includes PhD-level courses in probability and statistics at Harvard. I am equally comfortable with proof-based statistics and applied statistical models.
Probability

Most Popular

Statistics

Statistics

I have taught multiple statistics-based courses at the college and graduate level. My training includes PhD-level courses in probability and statistics at Harvard. I am equally comfortable with proof-based statistics and applied statistical models.

Other

Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have taught microeconomics many times, at every level (principles, intermediate, master's, and PhD). I took two semesters of PhD-level microeconomic theory at Harvard. I have extensive experience with one-on-one tutoring of microeconomics to students who are struggling.
Macroeconomics

Science

Econometrics

Econometrics

I took 2 PhD-level econometrics courses at Harvard and have extensive experience teaching econometrics-based courses at Boston College. I am equally comfortable with econometric theory and applications of econometrics.

Sports/Recreation

Poker

Poker

I am a solidly winning player in low-stakes cash games both online and in local casinos. I've also had good success in online multi-table tournaments. I've studied game-theory-optimal (GTO) play and am a premium member at PokerCoaching.com.

Summer

Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have taught microeconomics many times, at every level (principles, intermediate, master's, and PhD). I took two semesters of PhD-level microeconomic theory at Harvard. I have extensive experience with one-on-one tutoring of microeconomics to students who are struggling.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught multiple statistics-based courses at the college and graduate level. My training includes PhD-level courses in probability and statistics at Harvard. I am equally comfortable with proof-based statistics and applied statistical models.
Macroeconomics

Examples of Expertise


Sam has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 9 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Awesome tutor!

Did a run through of a ton of macroeconomic topics the day before my final. Quickly and simply explained topics I had previously struggled with. So helpful! 10/10 would recommend

Bella, 1 lesson with Sam

Great knowledgable in Econometrics!

I would 100% recommend Sam in Econometrics to anyone! He has deep knowledge of the material and can help explain complex concepts and problems. He is also very decent and helpful whenever you need him.

Ahmed, 8 lessons with Sam

YES!

Sam was very concerned about making sure the student ( my son) understood the material, and if not, unraveling the "why" behind that. Confident that my son is back on track.

Joan, 10 lessons with Sam

Great tutor

Sam explains the concepts the really well. He has helped my son with Advanced micro economics and International Economics. He breaks down the concepts well.

Aparna, 17 lessons with Sam

Simply the best!

My son found himself in an advanced Game Theory course in his first year at college. Several other tutors were no help. Sam was the saving grace. His knowledge is extensive and his skill for teaching is amazing. He was kind, patient, available, and supremely professional. He was able to translate very complex theoretical concepts and identify the “whys”. He added maximum value and efficiency to my son’s extremely busy schedule. It is with the highest regard that we recommend his services.

Bonny, 15 lessons with Sam

Best Tutor so far!

I have been a student of Sam for a few months, and I think we work great together! He is super understanding and great at what he does. He doesn't waste time trying to figure out problems which I really appreciate and he explains everything very thoroughly and is easy for us to understand! It always feels like he comes to class very prepared he just goes through those problems with me again to make sure I understand. It has been great working with him, and I will continue to work with him if he has the time! I feel so lucky to find the right tutor for me so soon! He is definitely the best at this!

Lauren, 5 lessons with Sam

Microeconomics

Sam is an outstanding tutor who is able to take complicated problems and explain them in a way that makes them understandable. He has cover topics including continuous strategy spaces, Nash equilibrium problems and game theory.

Shane, 10 lessons with Sam

Great tutor!

I had Sam tutor me for a difficult forecasting problem. Sam took time to listen to the problem and talk through various solutions. Great method of breaking down/digesting the problem

Jake, 1 lesson with Sam

patient and great tutor

It was such a great lesson. All my questions gor answered and I feel a lot better about the upcoming AP Exam. Macroeconomics is not as hard as I thought for the last weeks. Sam helped me understand and gave great advice and especially how to attempt the questions was shown to me.

Axinia, 3 lessons with Sam
Hourly Rate: $240
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