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David L W.

PhD Tutor in Math, Statistics and Economics and Writing

PhD Tutor in Math, Statistics and Economics and Writing

$45/hour

  • 1,829 hours tutoring

About David L


Bio

I am now a professional tutor. I have a PhD in Economics (lots of math required) and was a double major in Math and Econ, as an undergrad. I am good at math and easy to get along with. I taught at the college level but have recently been employed full-time during the day as a Minnesota Math Corps tutor, helping 4-5th graders reach their grade-level competency in Mathematics.

I've tutored extensively in mathematics, statistics and economics. I did very well on the GRE (It is how I got a...

I am now a professional tutor. I have a PhD in Economics (lots of math required) and was a double major in Math and Econ, as an undergrad. I am good at math and easy to get along with. I taught at the college level but have recently been employed full-time during the day as a Minnesota Math Corps tutor, helping 4-5th graders reach their grade-level competency in Mathematics.

I've tutored extensively in mathematics, statistics and economics. I did very well on the GRE (It is how I got a distinguished fellowship in Grad School.) and SAT Math/Verbal (It is how I became a national merit scholar semifinalist.). I'm interested in tutoring, as I also was tutored in writing while working on my dissertation in graduate school and so I know what it's like to be on the other side of the fence.

I am an extrovert and pretty empathetic. I come from a family of teachers and like to help people learn and care about my students. When tutoring for math subjects, I am good at adapting to the needs of the student, as we uncover the concepts and work on problems. I like to try to sketch out a bigger picture for a student of why a subject matters to motivate them to put some extra effort into their studies.

As a result, I tend to work best with students who are motivated to learn and are willing to go beyond just what matters for their current classwork. I know how to set a reasonable pace for tutoring and benefit from ongoing feed-back.

I like to watch movies, spend time with internationals, travel, hang with friends, play games, swim, write and hike.


Education

Bethel University
Math Economics
Michigan State University
PhD
Bethel Seminary
Masters

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Subjects

Business

Actuarial Science,

Actuarial Science

I have a background in tutoring mathematics and finance. I also have passed the first two actuarial exams. I have a shorter learning curve in learning complicated mathematical problems, which makes me a great study partner, even in areas that I have not studied or used as of late!
Econometrics,

Econometrics

I have a PhD in Economics. I did my field exam at the end of my 2nd year in Econometrics and passed on the first attempt, unlike most of the other graduate students at Michigan State University at the time. I also have taught econometrics to undergraduates and was a TA for a masters course in applied econometrics for Jeff Wooldridge, a well known econometrician and author of an econometrics textbook. I used his textbook when I taught a hands-on second course in Econometrics
GMAT,

GMAT

I am patient and very attentive with students. I work with them on whatever book they bring, using a variety of techniques for test taking. I am good at teaching simple tricks that make it easier to do calculations or to check one's work. My greatest weakness as a tutor is that sometimes my students have gotten so much better after one session, they have no longer needed any assistance ;-<
GRE,

GRE

I did very well in the GRE, passing over 90% in all three categories. I also took some GRE preps then and benefited from them. I have since then helped a lot of students prepare for the GRE, SAT or other courses with a strong math component.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have a PhD in Economics. I have taught a wide variety of undergrad level economics classes and I enjoy teaching a wide variety of subject matters in Economics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have a PhD in Economics. I have taught a wide variety of undergrad level economics classes and I enjoy teaching a wide variety of subject matters in Economics.
Finance

Computer

STATA,

STATA

I learned STATA as a PhD graduate student in Economics with an emphasis in Econometrics and used STATA as a professor and as a research analyst and tutor for years.
SPSS

Corporate Training

GMAT,

GMAT

I am patient and very attentive with students. I work with them on whatever book they bring, using a variety of techniques for test taking. I am good at teaching simple tricks that make it easier to do calculations or to check one's work. My greatest weakness as a tutor is that sometimes my students have gotten so much better after one session, they have no longer needed any assistance ;-<
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have a PhD in Economics. I have taught a wide variety of undergrad level economics classes and I enjoy teaching a wide variety of subject matters in Economics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have a PhD in Economics. I have taught a wide variety of undergrad level economics classes and I enjoy teaching a wide variety of subject matters in Economics.
Statistics,

Statistics

I first began tutoring in statistics when I was 17, the semester after I took a junior-level course in Statistics from my father who has a PhD in Mathematical Statistics. It was a really good experience. I learned to be patient and encouraging to my students and to enjoy it when they learn the material well. I still enjoy it when a student gets the material and sees its usefulness, although I understand that typically its crucial to pass the class.
Finance, SPSS

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

English

Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I took two years of Algebra in one year when I was 13. I did very well in it and have tutored folks in it many times since then. I think part of what helps me is that I value others learning the material that I tutor in. So even if it's not as "hard" as some of the stuff I had to learn, it's meaningful and a good thing for others to learn.
Calculus,

Calculus

I took two quarters of college-level Calculus in 11th grade at the University of Talented Youth Math Program. It was a hard program but it prepared me well to start as a Math major the next year. I've tutored a lot of students in Calculus and used Calculus a lot in my studies and teaching of Economics. One of my favorite jobs I got through WyzAnt was helping a talented mechanical engineer review the second year of Calculus in preparation for starting a PhD program.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have a PhD in Economics. I have taught a wide variety of undergrad level economics classes and I enjoy teaching a wide variety of subject matters in Economics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have a PhD in Economics. I have taught a wide variety of undergrad level economics classes and I enjoy teaching a wide variety of subject matters in Economics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

A lot of people struggle with pre-algebra because they have not yet truly grasped 6th grade level mathematics. This comes easily with time and effort and also some maturity and assistance from a tutor can speed things up.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I took PreCalc when I was in 9th grade. It's like a big puzzle. Most people don't need to know it, but it does show others their ability and willingness to learn how to learn and it opens a lot of doors for folks. It also reinforces the need to learn Mathematics concepts for the long-term, not just the short-term, since it builds on the earlier Algebra and Geometry classes they took. I enjoy helping HS students to learn it.
Statistics,

Statistics

I first began tutoring in statistics when I was 17, the semester after I took a junior-level course in Statistics from my father who has a PhD in Mathematical Statistics. It was a really good experience. I learned to be patient and encouraging to my students and to enjoy it when they learn the material well. I still enjoy it when a student gets the material and sees its usefulness, although I understand that typically its crucial to pass the class.
Algebra 1, Geometry, SAT Math, Writing

Math

Actuarial Science,

Actuarial Science

I have a background in tutoring mathematics and finance. I also have passed the first two actuarial exams. I have a shorter learning curve in learning complicated mathematical problems, which makes me a great study partner, even in areas that I have not studied or used as of late!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I took two years of Algebra in one year when I was 13. I did very well in it and have tutored folks in it many times since then. I think part of what helps me is that I value others learning the material that I tutor in. So even if it's not as "hard" as some of the stuff I had to learn, it's meaningful and a good thing for others to learn.
Biostatistics,

Biostatistics

I am a jack of all trades when it comes to statistical analysis and research. My background is in the social sciences, specifically Applied Economics. However, I am an evolutionary economist with significant exposure/training in Health Economics. This has helped me to assist a large number of MA in Nursing students with their research. I have a broad range of interests and have helped students with a ranging levels of comfort with statistics and mathematics. I try to keep things in perspective and practical with all of my students. I like teaching biostatistics, in part because of its growing importance as a field.
Calculus,

Calculus

I took two quarters of college-level Calculus in 11th grade at the University of Talented Youth Math Program. It was a hard program but it prepared me well to start as a Math major the next year. I've tutored a lot of students in Calculus and used Calculus a lot in my studies and teaching of Economics. One of my favorite jobs I got through WyzAnt was helping a talented mechanical engineer review the second year of Calculus in preparation for starting a PhD program.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

A lot of people struggle with pre-algebra because they have not yet truly grasped 6th grade level mathematics. This comes easily with time and effort and also some maturity and assistance from a tutor can speed things up.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I took PreCalc when I was in 9th grade. It's like a big puzzle. Most people don't need to know it, but it does show others their ability and willingness to learn how to learn and it opens a lot of doors for folks. It also reinforces the need to learn Mathematics concepts for the long-term, not just the short-term, since it builds on the earlier Algebra and Geometry classes they took. I enjoy helping HS students to learn it.
STATA,

STATA

I learned STATA as a PhD graduate student in Economics with an emphasis in Econometrics and used STATA as a professor and as a research analyst and tutor for years.
Statistics,

Statistics

I first began tutoring in statistics when I was 17, the semester after I took a junior-level course in Statistics from my father who has a PhD in Mathematical Statistics. It was a really good experience. I learned to be patient and encouraging to my students and to enjoy it when they learn the material well. I still enjoy it when a student gets the material and sees its usefulness, although I understand that typically its crucial to pass the class.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I took two years of Algebra in one year when I was 13. I did very well in it and have tutored folks in it many times since then. I think part of what helps me is that I value others learning the material that I tutor in. So even if it's not as "hard" as some of the stuff I had to learn, it's meaningful and a good thing for others to learn.
Calculus,

Calculus

I took two quarters of college-level Calculus in 11th grade at the University of Talented Youth Math Program. It was a hard program but it prepared me well to start as a Math major the next year. I've tutored a lot of students in Calculus and used Calculus a lot in my studies and teaching of Economics. One of my favorite jobs I got through WyzAnt was helping a talented mechanical engineer review the second year of Calculus in preparation for starting a PhD program.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

A lot of people struggle with pre-algebra because they have not yet truly grasped 6th grade level mathematics. This comes easily with time and effort and also some maturity and assistance from a tutor can speed things up.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I took PreCalc when I was in 9th grade. It's like a big puzzle. Most people don't need to know it, but it does show others their ability and willingness to learn how to learn and it opens a lot of doors for folks. It also reinforces the need to learn Mathematics concepts for the long-term, not just the short-term, since it builds on the earlier Algebra and Geometry classes they took. I enjoy helping HS students to learn it.
Statistics,

Statistics

I first began tutoring in statistics when I was 17, the semester after I took a junior-level course in Statistics from my father who has a PhD in Mathematical Statistics. It was a really good experience. I learned to be patient and encouraging to my students and to enjoy it when they learn the material well. I still enjoy it when a student gets the material and sees its usefulness, although I understand that typically its crucial to pass the class.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Writing

Other

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have a PhD in Economics. I have taught a wide variety of undergrad level economics classes and I enjoy teaching a wide variety of subject matters in Economics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have a PhD in Economics. I have taught a wide variety of undergrad level economics classes and I enjoy teaching a wide variety of subject matters in Economics.
Finance

Science

Biostatistics,

Biostatistics

I am a jack of all trades when it comes to statistical analysis and research. My background is in the social sciences, specifically Applied Economics. However, I am an evolutionary economist with significant exposure/training in Health Economics. This has helped me to assist a large number of MA in Nursing students with their research. I have a broad range of interests and have helped students with a ranging levels of comfort with statistics and mathematics. I try to keep things in perspective and practical with all of my students. I like teaching biostatistics, in part because of its growing importance as a field.
Econometrics

Econometrics

I have a PhD in Economics. I did my field exam at the end of my 2nd year in Econometrics and passed on the first attempt, unlike most of the other graduate students at Michigan State University at the time. I also have taught econometrics to undergraduates and was a TA for a masters course in applied econometrics for Jeff Wooldridge, a well known econometrician and author of an econometrics textbook. I used his textbook when I taught a hands-on second course in Econometrics

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I took two years of Algebra in one year when I was 13. I did very well in it and have tutored folks in it many times since then. I think part of what helps me is that I value others learning the material that I tutor in. So even if it's not as "hard" as some of the stuff I had to learn, it's meaningful and a good thing for others to learn.
Calculus,

Calculus

I took two quarters of college-level Calculus in 11th grade at the University of Talented Youth Math Program. It was a hard program but it prepared me well to start as a Math major the next year. I've tutored a lot of students in Calculus and used Calculus a lot in my studies and teaching of Economics. One of my favorite jobs I got through WyzAnt was helping a talented mechanical engineer review the second year of Calculus in preparation for starting a PhD program.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have a PhD in Economics. I have taught a wide variety of undergrad level economics classes and I enjoy teaching a wide variety of subject matters in Economics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have a PhD in Economics. I have taught a wide variety of undergrad level economics classes and I enjoy teaching a wide variety of subject matters in Economics.
Statistics,

Statistics

I first began tutoring in statistics when I was 17, the semester after I took a junior-level course in Statistics from my father who has a PhD in Mathematical Statistics. It was a really good experience. I learned to be patient and encouraging to my students and to enjoy it when they learn the material well. I still enjoy it when a student gets the material and sees its usefulness, although I understand that typically its crucial to pass the class.
Algebra 1, GED, Geometry, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

ASVAB

The math part of ASVAB is very similar to other placement exams and I've tutored enough ASVAB students that I am aware of how it is different.
GMAT,

GMAT

I am patient and very attentive with students. I work with them on whatever book they bring, using a variety of techniques for test taking. I am good at teaching simple tricks that make it easier to do calculations or to check one's work. My greatest weakness as a tutor is that sometimes my students have gotten so much better after one session, they have no longer needed any assistance ;-<
GRE,

GRE

I did very well in the GRE, passing over 90% in all three categories. I also took some GRE preps then and benefited from them. I have since then helped a lot of students prepare for the GRE, SAT or other courses with a strong math component.
ACT Math, GED, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


David L has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 15 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (593 ratings)
5 star
(500)
4 star
(64)
3 star
(15)
2 star
(8)
1 star
(6)

Reviews


Demonstrated great knowledge

David understood the subject and explained it in a very simple way. He was able to help me identify and correct any errors. The session was about econometrics: panel data, fixed effects, regression in R.

Nanou, 1 lesson with David L

Patient tutor

David is able to walk me through my homework and help me better understand the questions asked. I haven't taken a biostats class in 20 years. I was dreading this class. His assistance has decreased my anxiety.

Nicole, 3 lessons with David L

Getting an A in Microeconomics because of David!

David is the reason I’m passing (and getting an A) in my graduate level Microeconomics course. I came to grad school in my 30s after not having math since high school and I was starting math over from scratch. I was launched into a very quantitative heavy complex course my first semester back to school after a decade break! David explains stuff in a way that’s easy to understand and with tutoring I’m able to go slow and ask questions, which is something I can’t always do in my graduate course. He will break things down and explain things to you and give you time to digest new information and apply it. We’ve had about 10 sessions so far and worth every penny! It’s nice to have the tutoring and feel more confident in the classroom, and I now have the grades to show for it!

Leslie, 18 lessons with David L

Excellent Tutor 5/5

Thank you again David for your patience and Willingness to help and work with a challenging schedule. Highly recommend anyone hire David!

Lizzie, 3 lessons with David L

Excellent Tutor 5/5

David is first and foremost kind and willing to help which helped ease my anxiety. He helped me grasp Supply and Demand concepts that felt intimidating to me in my lectures. He is proficient in what he does and took the time to go over examples continuously, never once being impatient. Academia needs more David’s! I will continue to hire him, and give him the highest recommendation.

Lizzie, 3 lessons with David L

Great Tutor!

David was very knowledgeable and explained everything to me in a way that I understood. He didn't "dumb down" the material like I didn't know anything like other tutors, but explained the concepts like I was an equal and knowledgeable in the subject as well. I greatly appreciate David's help with my master's level macroeconomics homework and will definitely be reaching out to him again in the future.

Sahrah, 7 lessons with David L

Great Teacher

David is great. He’s patient, and knowledgeable about econ and other subjects. In terms of skill level, he meets students where they are. I would recommend him.

Brandi, 1 lesson with David L

Outstanding Tutor

I would highly recommend David. His knowledge of macro and micro economic principles are beyond measure. He is NFL approved. Lol.

Ben, 1 lesson with David L

Great Tutor

It was my first time using a tutoring website and I’m happy to say it was a great experience. David was very helpful. I will definitely use his services again in the future.

Ari, 2 lessons with David L
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