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Milton G.

Silver Spring, MD

$70/hour

Ph.D. Statistician, SPSS Tutor, Writer, and Proofreader

Background check passed as of 9/30/13
4.8 average from 183 ratings
Smart, detail-oriented tutor
— J, Silver Spring, MD on 8/4/16

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City College of New York
Psychology
Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research
Master's
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
PhD

Education

City College of New York (Psychology)

Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research (Master's)

University of Maryland, College Park, MD (PhD)

About Milton

I'm a research psychologist and Ph.D. statistician. I'm easy to work with, and have a sense of humor! I've used SPSS statistical software for a number of years and even own my own copy. I've been a luncheon speaker at a SPSS users group. I've worked on a great many applied research and program evaluation topics. These have included a wide range of topics, including: equal employment opportunity, employment discrimination, personnel research, organizational climate, and educational/training/bilingual/longitudinal program evaluation.

I am well-versed in attitude measurement, rating scale development, survey questionnaire design, not to mention a solid working knowledge of sampling methods. I know how to size up research issues, apply univariate and multivariate measurement techniques, program the analysis, set up statistical tables to display the major findings, interpret the results, and write a clear report summarizing those findings.

I've also written funding proposals for a number of consulting firms that bid on government contracts. Thus, I consider myself able to express myself and have a solid command of grammar. I've given seminars and invited luncheon speaker talks on using SPSS. For several organizations I've been a technical resource on research methods, including SPSS use, to fellow employees, and served as a methodology advisor on two doctoral dissertation committees.

On the side, I do a lot of volunteer work: I have experience singing in two choruses and have written press releases for a nonprofit organization for a number of years. I was the varsity basketball game PA announcer at City College of New York for 7 years, and for 13 years swimming/diving meet announcer summers and winters at local recreation club and high school meets. I also narrated a nationally distributed video on dealing with hate crimes. I've tutored first grade reading (to a student whose second language was English, first language Spanish). I'm proud that he definitely benefited from my working with him.
I'm a research psychologist and Ph.D. statistician. I'm easy to work with, and have a sense of humor! I've used SPSS statistical software for a number of years and even own my own copy. I've been a luncheon speaker at a SPSS users group. I've worked on a great many applied research and program Read more

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Travels within 20 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20902
Background Check: Passed

"Smart, detail-oriented tutor"

- J, Silver Spring, MD on 8/4/16
Milton replied on 8/4/2016

Junaed-- Thank you very much for this feedback: knowing that I've been able to help you so much in these three logically related yet complex topic areas makes me feel very good!

"Excellent tutor"

- Asma, Fairfax, VA on 9/7/16

"Very Knowledgeable"

- Chris, Melbourne, FL on 7/26/16

"SPSS ANALYSIS"

- Olivia (Obumneke), Laurel, MD on 6/13/16

"Helped me move forward in my goal"

- Tonya, Fort George G Meade, MD on 8/29/15

"A thoughtful, experienced, and understanding tutor"

- Dianna, Frederick, MD on 7/18/15

"Tutoring with Milton G."

- Lori, Silver Spring, MD on 6/12/15
Milton replied on 6/13/2015

Thank you very much! I guess it came through that I cared about your assignment, and wanted to help you both learn more about SPSS, AND solve the dilemma that you had with the layout of your survey data. It was a real pleasure working with you!

"Excellent, Thorough, and Friendly!"

- Meghan, Washington, DC on 10/15/14

"Very knowledgeable and responsive to follow up questions."

- Ben, Kensington, MD on 9/25/14

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Judy, Arlington, VA on 7/22/14
Milton replied on 7/23/2014

Thank you very much, Judy. I really value the role I played in helping you progress so much in completing the analyses you needed, AND that you were able to so easily understand what your results meant as evidence for testing your research hypotheses.

Yes, you're entirely right - running SPSS or other analyses is only part of the process: it's so much more important to be able to accurately interpret your findings. Yes, we got along very well, and your pleasure at accomplishing so much in a short time was contagious. (I also thank you for the compliment about my being 'charming'): if it made the learning process for you that much more effective, then it made everything worthwhile!

"Amazingly brilliant and humble tutor"

- Cynthia, Arlington, VA on 3/7/14

"Great support from a knowledgeable and effective tutor"

- Stephane, Great Falls, VA on 2/14/14

"Outstanding tutor, I would recommend Milton to others."

- Michael, Washington, DC on 9/12/13

"Very informative"

- Tatiana, Silver Spring, MD on 8/3/13

"Great tutor"

- Bernard, Riverdale, MD on 6/3/13

"Extremely Knowledgeable Tutor! SPSS Genius!"

- Tamica, Riverdale, MD on 3/6/13

"Great Tutoring Ability"

- Kim, Towson, MD on 11/28/12

"Very knowledgeable about SPSS and statistics"

- Carol, Kensington, MD on 8/9/12

"Essential dissertation advisor"

- Rob, Alexandria, VA on 7/17/12

"Great tutor!"

- Chris, Falls Church, VA on 5/1/12

"Fine man and good teacher"

- Mark, Kensington, MD on 2/5/12

"Patient, knowledgeable, approachable tutor"

- Wendy, Washington, DC on 1/19/12

"Superb Statistics and SPSS Tutor"

- Vincent, Washington, DC on 5/1/11

"Great statistics tutor and writing coach__A Good Man."

- Larry, Alexandria, VA on 4/7/11

"Strong knowledge of statistics and its application to social science research."

- Seema, Potomac, MD on 2/7/11

"Very thorough and helpful tutor"

- Nathan, Washington, DC on 11/20/10

"Excellent tutor"

- Corey, White Plains, MD on 11/10/10

"An outstanding tutor..."

- TaWanda, Washington, DC on 10/22/10

"Great tutoring – via phone!!"

- C, Odenton, MD on 10/7/10

"Great tutor!"

- Regina, Manassas, VA on 10/4/10
Math:
SPSS,
Statistics
English:
Grammar, Proofreading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
SPSS
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary

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Proofreading

Since 1999, I have been publicity coordinator for a nonprofit organization, writing press releases, and editing materials to be grammatically correct and easily readable.
Publicity coordinator for two international genealogy conferences, and in so doing wrote press releases or reviewed others' publicity materials for accurate and effective writing styles
As senior personnel statistician for the FBI for 14 years, wrote over 100 technical reports and in that role, also was periodically asked to proofread other staff members' memoranda for clarity and effectiveness, a necessity since they were likely going to the Director of the FBI.
I have experience as a Newsletter editor for two professional organizations, writing articles and proofreading others' submittals for style, grammar, conciseness, etc.
Proofreader for two nonprofit organizations, reviewing manuscripts and columns written by others for spelling, grammatical phrasing, organization, etc.
Periodically find typos in advertising materials of a choral group to which I belong, and advise that group's staff of those typos (such as spelling, incorrect choral performance site addresses, etc.).

Plus, I have consulted to marketing firms and reviewed their proposals/marketing materials/brochures for spelling, grammar, style, logical inconsistencies in text, technical terms and concepts being included, etc.

SPSS

SPSS programmer and technical expert in statistics for the FBI for 14 years; wrote 100 research reports used in litigation, and based on these analyses. Received commendations for this work. Have been luncheon speaker at a SPSS Users Group. Have analyzed about 25 trade association membership surveys over the years, developed codebooks on large scale surveys of Indian tribal court characteristics, etc.

Statistics

PhD in Statistics: well-versed in descriptive and inferential statistics, also univariate and multivariate statistics. Have conducted and tutored college, graduate, doctoral students and fellow staff in both qualitative and quantitative methods, including sampling approaches. Able to turn SPSS results and statistical jargon into research-oriented terminology that is statistically defensible and sound. Have applied research methods to a wide range of applied topics, during years of writing the methodology sections of funding proposals, technical reports, policy memoranda, and legally-admissible statistical reports.

City College of New York
Psychology
Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research
Master's
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
PhD

Education

City College of New York (Psychology)

Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research (Master's)

University of Maryland, College Park, MD (PhD)

Smart, detail-oriented tutor — Milton and I spoke about some pretty heavy statistical concepts in our first meeting. He definitely is well-versed in study design, statistics, and research methods. Being a PhD student, it's tough to find someone that knows the aforementioned concepts in addition to grant writing, but Milton seems to be that unique individual with all of these skills! ...

— J, Silver Spring, MD on 8/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Milton will travel within 20 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20902.