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Janet H.

Quincy, MA

$35/hour

MIT alum tutors Math, Writing, SAT, Sewing, Excel

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10+ Hours
3.3 average from 3 ratings

$35/Hour


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MIT Cambridge MA
Mathematics

Education

MIT Cambridge MA (Mathematics)

About Janet

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I am a retired actuary/statistician and my friends have always said I'd have been a great teacher. I majored in Mathematics at MIT and will tutor elementary, middle school and high school math students, providing homework help, reviews of tests, coaching and test practicing including SAT and MCAS. My humanities concentration (minor) was in Writing and I also like to tutor English composition and creative writing.

For adults I can tutor Microsoft Excel including Visual Basic. This is my specialty. I have decades of programming and spread-sheeting experience and I love to share this practical knowledge. Most people only know the tip of the iceberg of what can be done with Excel. I know way more, and can teach it to you. Additionally, I can provide tutoring in actuarial science, such as the use of commutation functions and coaching on actuarial math and pension exam questions, plus actuarial applications in spread-sheeting and programming.

Also, hire me as a sewing teacher! I have over 45 years of experience in machine and hand sewing and can train you in either or both, as well as knowledge about fabrics, patterns, notions, and other sewing tools.
NOTE: I will only accept tutoring jobs from students who have filed payment information with WyzAnt. Please do that prior to contacting me. Thanks.

I am a retired actuary/statistician and my friends have always said I'd have been a great teacher. I majored in Mathematics at MIT and will tutor elementary, middle school and high school
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I require payment information to be on file with WyzAnt. This is to make sure I'll get paid. If you want to hire me, please file your payment arrangements with Wyznt first, and then contact me.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Quincy, MA 02169
In-person lessons
Math:
Actuarial Science,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, GED, Geometry, Microsoft Excel, Probability, SAT Math
English:
English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Fortran,
Microsoft Excel
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Writing
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Actuarial Science

I am a retired actuary, with 14 years of experience in benefit consulting firms and 11 more years as a human resources statistician. I was an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and and Enrolled Actuary under ERISA. My actuarial specialty was defined benefit pension plans, and I have managed and trained actuarial students. I am also an MIT graduate with a degree in mathematics.

Fortran

FORTRAN seems to be a real antique among computer languages nowadays but I can tutor anyone who still wishes to use it. I started programming in FORTRAN 42 years ago while still in high school and used it extensively for 14 years when working as a pension actuary. I also often used a FORTRAN-based programming approach later on in my career, using DOS Basic and Microsoft Visual Basic, so I can also provide guidance in shifting from FORTRAN to Visual Basic.

Sewing

I have been sewing for over 45 years. I started out hand-sewing clothes for my dolls and by age 12 was sewing clothes for myself on my own sewing machine. Primarily I learned by myself from reading sewing books and gaining techniques and experience from sewing patterns. As a tutor I would teach both machine and hand sewing as well as knowledge about fabrics, patterns, notions, and other sewing tools. My all-time favorite sewing project was my own wedding gown. I still love sewing for dolls and can teach this as well as clothing and accessory sewing, depending on the interest of the student. Sewing is due for a revival, just as knitting and crocheting are enjoying, and I would love to share my passion for sewing with others.

MIT Cambridge MA
Mathematics

Education

MIT Cambridge MA (Mathematics)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I require payment information to be on file with WyzAnt. This is to make sure I'll get paid. If you want to hire me, please file your payment arrangements with Wyznt first, and then contact me.

Travel policy

Janet will travel within 10 miles of Quincy, MA 02169.