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Wilmington University (Psychology)
Saint Joseph's University (Master's)
University of Maryland, College Park (Graduate Coursework)
Thanks for taking time to review my profile. There are a lot of great tutors on WyzAnt, so I appreciate you stopping by my site to take a gander. There is a ton of detail about me below, specifically my knowledge of statistics. But if you take one thing away from this page, know this: I am completely dedicated to helping my clients reach their academic and/or professional goals. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
"Those who know, do. Those who understand, teach." ~Aristotle
"I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn." ~Albert Eistein
My academic and professional background is varied. I have a Master's in Experimental Psychology and have worked as a teaching assistant at both the undergraduate and graduate level. As a TA, I lectured for introductory statistics courses and tutored graduate students on both univariate and multivariate statistics. Professionally, I was formerly a summer camp program director and have worked with children ages 5-17, designing various outdoor adventure programs. I have even served as a lead sailing instructor for a Road Scholar sailing course that involved older, active adults. Throughout these experiences my passion has always been helping people meet their learning goals, whether they hoped to understand how to test a hypothesis or rig a sailboat.
As a doctoral student in the department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland, I have a very strong background in statistics for the social sciences. My doctoral degree will be in Human Development with a minor in Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation (at the university it is a certificate involving eight advanced statistics courses). My knowledge includes but is not limited to simple univariate statistics such as chi-square tests, t-tests, ANOVAs, bivariate correlations, multiple linear regressions, and logistic regressions. I can also help students use more advanced statistical models such as (again not an exhaustive list): structural equation models, latent class models, latent growth curve models, generalized linear models - e.g., poisson and loglinear models, principal components analysis, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, and multi-level modeling.
In terms of software, I am most comfortable with SPSS, HLM, LISREL, and AMOS, as I use these programs in much of my own work. I have also done a lot of programming in R when the software mentioned above fell short of my needs. R is a free statistics software that can be a bit cumbersome to use, but it is incredibly flexible and can do just about anything needed when it comes to analyzing and depicting data.
Here are just some of the ways I can help you:
1. Understand the normal distribution, measures of variability, and central tendencies
2. Understand the different levels of measurement and how they relate to particular sets of statistical tests/models
3. Learn the assumptions of the various statistical models typically used by researchers and how to test the assumptions of each model
4. Learn how to best screen, clean, and organize data in statistical software packages
5. Learn how to use the appropriate statistical software to set up and run a statistical model for the purpose of testing a hypothesis (or as part of a class exercise)
6. Learn how to calculate most of the univariate statistical models by hand (more commonly needed for students in introductory statistics courses).
7. Understand the results of the tests whether conducted using a computer program or by hand
8. Understand the appropriate ways to write-up a test result in accordance with APA-style reporting of hypothesis testing
Now those are not the only ways I can help students, and if you know you need help with statistics but don't see the kind of help you need listed above, feel free to contact me. I have helped current and former students do everything from learn the basics of social science statistics to analyze, interpret, and write-up complex statistical models for their own dissertations.
If you have any questions at all feel free to contact me, and best of luck in your search for a statistics tutor. Thanks for taking time to review my profile. There are a lot of great tutors on WyzAnt, so I appreciate you stopping by my site to take a gander. There is a ton of detail about me below, specifically my knowledge of statistics. But if you take one thing away from this page, know this:
Matt is an AMAZING stats tutor! He was able to explain the most complicated concepts to me in a simple, easy fashion and was extremely patient while doing so. I really appreciated him being flexible with the schedule and our meeting spots. He is such a good tutor and I look forward to working with him again in the future!
Yesterday was the first lesson in SPSS and I found him to be very knowledgeable about the software and various ways of analyzing the data.
He not only knew about statistics but microbiology. This is the second time that I work with him. I will continue working with him.
Reiterating the essential reporting/interpretation of regression analysis output in SPSS using stepwise, forward, backward and hierarchical methods. Also, correlation analysis and reporting.
Matt helped me with my Statistics with SPSS, specifically ANOVA. We went over how to perform statistical tests and how to report the result.
Matt was very patient and took the time to make sure I understood all of the concepts. I had struggled with this statistic course in the Fall semester and needed to retake it. I finished this semester with a B and couldn't be happier.
Matthew was flexible with his hours and was available to reach by email in case there wasn't enough time in a session to cover everything. He helped me understand the math behind statistics in addition to the logical side of it. Very satisfied!
Matthew is on time and very thorough in his approach to the subject. He has the ability to teach in a sometimes hectic environment, and he is very effective. He is a great tutor!
Matthew is a great, flexible tutor. He helped me with my SPSS and statistic college course. He was very reliable and helped me get through a compressed and challenging course by being a great partner and teacher. I strongly recommend him.
As an older student, Matthew was not only a breath of fresh air, but an excellent tutor. He always came prepared, was well organized, and very knowledgeable with computer programs. He was very patient and made sure the material was understood before moving forward. I have only had to reach out once by phone or email before Matthew returned my call. Extremely dependable and always called the day before to confirm the appointment. I would highly recommend Matthew for any and all statistical and organizational needs.
I had the opportunity to ask Matthew to assist me with a school project since this was the first psychology paper I have ever had to write. After I choose my topic Matthew provided an outline as a guide to writing the paper. What I really liked about his services was when I was done with the paper, I asked him to review it and suggest changes if I needed any. After revising my paper to include the recommended changes I was glad I received an A+ for my project. I strongly recommend Matthew as a tutor.
If you are looking for a statistics tutor, Matt is the best!!! He is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to this subject. He takes the time to listen to your needs and expectations, and has is very good at teaching so you understand the concepts. I recommend him highly!!!
Matthew is an excellent tutor. I recommend him to anyone having issues with SPSS. Excellent details and will go the extra mile.
Amazing tutor...a must! He is extremely efficient, comes prepared and is always willing to help. 5 out of 5. No doubt about it.
Matt is a dedicated and thorough tutor who goes the extra mile. His patience and flexibility were so valuable in my preparation for the GRE. Arithmetic is my weakest subject, and Matt's clear teaching methods were key in my improvement. Writing and vocabulary are my strongest subjects, but Matt was able to provide strategies for the test that cut down stress and increased efficiency. He provided practice materials via email and even composed some targeted material for my specific needs. Furthermore, if I needed to change an appointment, Matt was reachable and accommodating. Matt's knowledge of both verbal and quantitative areas, plus his relaxed style, definitely equals a superb tutor!
Matthew was really helpful, willing to work around my hectic schedule, and patient. He helped my to raise my scores for the GRE an exceptional amount. I would highly recommend him!
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Everyone could use an editor, even when we think we have written our very best work. I have a lot of experience helping students who have big writing projects that just need that final round of reviews to take them to the next level.
I have a Master's degree in Experimental Psychology, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and have published work related to social and developmental psychology in peer-reviewed scholarly journals. I am currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Human Development at the University of Maryland with a focus on child and adolescent social development.
I am doctoral student in the department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland. The primary focus of my studies is child and adolescent social development. However, I am also minoring in measurement, statistics, and evaluation. This minor involves completing 8 advanced graduate-level statistics courses. In addition to working through this rigorous certificate in statistics, I have previously worked as a teaching assistant for both undergraduate- and graduate-level statistics courses (responsibilities included tutoring students as well as lecturing). Throughout my recent studies and in my own published work, SPSS has been my primary software for analyzing data and testing my hypotheses. I use this program on almost a daily basis.
I am a stats geek. There, I said it. I love the idea that statistics can help explain the relationship between variables, can help identify causal relationships, and more generally can help make sense of the complexity of human behavior. That being said, my statistics training is entirely within the field of psychology and behavioral sciences. While some of the statistical models I use in my own work are used in other fields such as economics (particularly behavioral economics) and business/marketing, my expertise will most likely be useful for people who are studying some aspect of human behavior (e.g., psychology, developmental science, sociology, social work, etc.). If you aren't quite sure that I might be the right tutor for you, go ahead and contact me. I'll be happy to answer whatever questions I can even if we don't end up working together.
Do you have a big writing assignment that needs work? Do you really need to get a good grade in a class and it all comes down to the final paper? I can help provide your writing project both structure and oversight, from the planning stages through the final review. I have published several articles in scientific peer-reviewed journals as well as non-academic outlets, and I know what's needed to take a piece of writing from good to great. If you are simply looking to improve your prose, I have also worked with students over several weeks to help hone writing skills by providing a set of targeted assignments.
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