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Robert A.

Experienced tutor specializing in economics

Experienced tutor specializing in economics

$50/hour

  • 247 hours tutoring

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I came to teaching relatively late in life, having first spent more than 20 years representing my country overseas as a Foreign Service Officer, specializing in economic matters. I've been tutoring, both online and in-person, for about five years now, mostly in economics, math, statistics and Spanish. I've tutored clients from elementary through graduate school. Since 2017 I've been teaching economics at an urban community college and at a satellite campus of a state university. I studied...

I came to teaching relatively late in life, having first spent more than 20 years representing my country overseas as a Foreign Service Officer, specializing in economic matters. I've been tutoring, both online and in-person, for about five years now, mostly in economics, math, statistics and Spanish. I've tutored clients from elementary through graduate school. Since 2017 I've been teaching economics at an urban community college and at a satellite campus of a state university. I studied economics at the graduate level at Harvard and the London School of Economics.

My approach to tutoring is to help students learn what they need by working through problems together so that they can then solve them on their own. I think the best way to do that is to use the materials provided by their instructors, then supplement them as necessary to fill in gaps or provide reinforcement. Please note I will not do the work for you or aid and abet acts of academic dishonesty. I encourage students to ask questions and move at their own pace, and I always try to provide some real-world context whenever possible.

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Education

University of Kansas
History and Economics
London School of Economics
Masters
Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
Masters

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Subjects

Business

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have a masters from the London School of Economics and also did graduate-level work in economics at Harvard. I spent 23 years working on international economic issues with the US State Department. Since retiring from the State Department I've been teaching microeconomics and macroeconomics at a community college and tutoring students at the high school through graduate levels.
Microeconomics

Microeconomics

I have a masters from the London School of Economics and also did graduate-level work in economics at Harvard. I spent 23 years working on international economic issues with the US State Department. Since retiring from the State Department I've been teaching microeconomics and macroeconomics at a community college and tutoring students at the high school through graduate levels.

Corporate Training

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have a masters from the London School of Economics and also did graduate-level work in economics at Harvard. I spent 23 years working on international economic issues with the US State Department. Since retiring from the State Department I've been teaching microeconomics and macroeconomics at a community college and tutoring students at the high school through graduate levels.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have a masters from the London School of Economics and also did graduate-level work in economics at Harvard. I spent 23 years working on international economic issues with the US State Department. Since retiring from the State Department I've been teaching microeconomics and macroeconomics at a community college and tutoring students at the high school through graduate levels.
Spanish

Spanish

I'm not a native speaker but was qualified as having "full professional proficiency" in both spoken and written Spanish by the US State Department. I used Spanish on a daily basis in diplomatic assignments to Venezuela, Peru and Honduras and at the US Mission to the Organization of American States. I've written and delivered public speeches in Spanish and published articles in Spanish-language publications. I've also traveled extensively throughout Central America, Mexico and the Andean Region and was married to a Colombian for 20 years. I've been tutoring students and working adults in conversational Spanish for the last two years.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've been teaching economics at a community college for the last three years to students with greatly varying levels of math preparation, including recently arrived refugees from war-torn countries and students from poorly performing urban high schools. I have also been tutoring math and statistics for the last four years to students ranging in age from third grade to senior citizens at an adult daycare center, and all ages in between. As an economist rather than a math major, I approach algebra as a practical tool for solving problems rather than a theoretical discipline.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've been teaching economics at a community college for the last three years to students with greatly varying levels of math preparation, including recently arrived refugees from war-torn countries and students from poorly performing urban high schools. I have also been tutoring math and statistics for the last four years to students ranging in age from third grade to senior citizens at an adult daycare center, and all ages in between. As an economist rather than a math major, I approach algebra as a practical tool for solving problems rather than a theoretical discipline.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have a masters from the London School of Economics and also did graduate-level work in economics at Harvard. I spent 23 years working on international economic issues with the US State Department. Since retiring from the State Department I've been teaching microeconomics and macroeconomics at a community college and tutoring students at the high school through graduate levels.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have a masters from the London School of Economics and also did graduate-level work in economics at Harvard. I spent 23 years working on international economic issues with the US State Department. Since retiring from the State Department I've been teaching microeconomics and macroeconomics at a community college and tutoring students at the high school through graduate levels.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I've been teaching economics at a community college for the last three years to students with greatly varying levels of math preparation, including recently arrived refugees from war-torn countries and students from poorly performing urban high schools. I have also been tutoring math and statistics for the last four years to students ranging in age from third grade to senior citizens at an adult daycare center, and all ages in between. As an economist rather than a math major, I approach algebra as a practical tool for solving problems rather than a theoretical discipline.
Spanish,

Spanish

I'm not a native speaker but was qualified as having "full professional proficiency" in both spoken and written Spanish by the US State Department. I used Spanish on a daily basis in diplomatic assignments to Venezuela, Peru and Honduras and at the US Mission to the Organization of American States. I've written and delivered public speeches in Spanish and published articles in Spanish-language publications. I've also traveled extensively throughout Central America, Mexico and the Andean Region and was married to a Colombian for 20 years. I've been tutoring students and working adults in conversational Spanish for the last two years.
SAT Math

Language

Spanish

Spanish

I'm not a native speaker but was qualified as having "full professional proficiency" in both spoken and written Spanish by the US State Department. I used Spanish on a daily basis in diplomatic assignments to Venezuela, Peru and Honduras and at the US Mission to the Organization of American States. I've written and delivered public speeches in Spanish and published articles in Spanish-language publications. I've also traveled extensively throughout Central America, Mexico and the Andean Region and was married to a Colombian for 20 years. I've been tutoring students and working adults in conversational Spanish for the last two years.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've been teaching economics at a community college for the last three years to students with greatly varying levels of math preparation, including recently arrived refugees from war-torn countries and students from poorly performing urban high schools. I have also been tutoring math and statistics for the last four years to students ranging in age from third grade to senior citizens at an adult daycare center, and all ages in between. As an economist rather than a math major, I approach algebra as a practical tool for solving problems rather than a theoretical discipline.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've been teaching economics at a community college for the last three years to students with greatly varying levels of math preparation, including recently arrived refugees from war-torn countries and students from poorly performing urban high schools. I have also been tutoring math and statistics for the last four years to students ranging in age from third grade to senior citizens at an adult daycare center, and all ages in between. As an economist rather than a math major, I approach algebra as a practical tool for solving problems rather than a theoretical discipline.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I've been teaching economics at a community college for the last three years to students with greatly varying levels of math preparation, including recently arrived refugees from war-torn countries and students from poorly performing urban high schools. I have also been tutoring math and statistics for the last four years to students ranging in age from third grade to senior citizens at an adult daycare center, and all ages in between. As an economist rather than a math major, I approach algebra as a practical tool for solving problems rather than a theoretical discipline.
ACT Math, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've been teaching economics at a community college for the last three years to students with greatly varying levels of math preparation, including recently arrived refugees from war-torn countries and students from poorly performing urban high schools. I have also been tutoring math and statistics for the last four years to students ranging in age from third grade to senior citizens at an adult daycare center, and all ages in between. As an economist rather than a math major, I approach algebra as a practical tool for solving problems rather than a theoretical discipline.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've been teaching economics at a community college for the last three years to students with greatly varying levels of math preparation, including recently arrived refugees from war-torn countries and students from poorly performing urban high schools. I have also been tutoring math and statistics for the last four years to students ranging in age from third grade to senior citizens at an adult daycare center, and all ages in between. As an economist rather than a math major, I approach algebra as a practical tool for solving problems rather than a theoretical discipline.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I've been teaching economics at a community college for the last three years to students with greatly varying levels of math preparation, including recently arrived refugees from war-torn countries and students from poorly performing urban high schools. I have also been tutoring math and statistics for the last four years to students ranging in age from third grade to senior citizens at an adult daycare center, and all ages in between. As an economist rather than a math major, I approach algebra as a practical tool for solving problems rather than a theoretical discipline.
Spanish

Spanish

I'm not a native speaker but was qualified as having "full professional proficiency" in both spoken and written Spanish by the US State Department. I used Spanish on a daily basis in diplomatic assignments to Venezuela, Peru and Honduras and at the US Mission to the Organization of American States. I've written and delivered public speeches in Spanish and published articles in Spanish-language publications. I've also traveled extensively throughout Central America, Mexico and the Andean Region and was married to a Colombian for 20 years. I've been tutoring students and working adults in conversational Spanish for the last two years.

Other

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have a masters from the London School of Economics and also did graduate-level work in economics at Harvard. I spent 23 years working on international economic issues with the US State Department. Since retiring from the State Department I've been teaching microeconomics and macroeconomics at a community college and tutoring students at the high school through graduate levels.
Microeconomics

Microeconomics

I have a masters from the London School of Economics and also did graduate-level work in economics at Harvard. I spent 23 years working on international economic issues with the US State Department. Since retiring from the State Department I've been teaching microeconomics and macroeconomics at a community college and tutoring students at the high school through graduate levels.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've been teaching economics at a community college for the last three years to students with greatly varying levels of math preparation, including recently arrived refugees from war-torn countries and students from poorly performing urban high schools. I have also been tutoring math and statistics for the last four years to students ranging in age from third grade to senior citizens at an adult daycare center, and all ages in between. As an economist rather than a math major, I approach algebra as a practical tool for solving problems rather than a theoretical discipline.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've been teaching economics at a community college for the last three years to students with greatly varying levels of math preparation, including recently arrived refugees from war-torn countries and students from poorly performing urban high schools. I have also been tutoring math and statistics for the last four years to students ranging in age from third grade to senior citizens at an adult daycare center, and all ages in between. As an economist rather than a math major, I approach algebra as a practical tool for solving problems rather than a theoretical discipline.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have a masters from the London School of Economics and also did graduate-level work in economics at Harvard. I spent 23 years working on international economic issues with the US State Department. Since retiring from the State Department I've been teaching microeconomics and macroeconomics at a community college and tutoring students at the high school through graduate levels.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have a masters from the London School of Economics and also did graduate-level work in economics at Harvard. I spent 23 years working on international economic issues with the US State Department. Since retiring from the State Department I've been teaching microeconomics and macroeconomics at a community college and tutoring students at the high school through graduate levels.
Spanish,

Spanish

I'm not a native speaker but was qualified as having "full professional proficiency" in both spoken and written Spanish by the US State Department. I used Spanish on a daily basis in diplomatic assignments to Venezuela, Peru and Honduras and at the US Mission to the Organization of American States. I've written and delivered public speeches in Spanish and published articles in Spanish-language publications. I've also traveled extensively throughout Central America, Mexico and the Andean Region and was married to a Colombian for 20 years. I've been tutoring students and working adults in conversational Spanish for the last two years.
SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math

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Robert has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 14 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Patient tutor

I love the way he was able to teach me what I was struggling with , very patient, he knows what he says and didn’t waste anytime. Straight to the point which I like 🙌. I definitely would take more tutoring with him

Natasha, 1 lesson with Robert

Robert for AP micro economics

Robert was extremely helpful in working with my daughter to understand AP macro economics. She understands it much better after tutoring sessions with Robert and looks forward to working with him in the future.

Alan, 22 lessons with Robert

small mishap

Yesterday I got carried away with some unfortunate personal events; which led to me completely forgetting about my session with Mr Robert. I hope this does not affect my future interactions with him and I hope that we could still carry on with this session some time soon; as I was genuinely looking forward to it, whereby I enjoy all my sessions with a knowledgeable tutor such as Mr Robert. Hopefully my lack of responsibility yesterday wouldn’t put our mentorship to an end and I hope we could still make this missed session work!

N3adz, 9 lessons with Robert

Robert for AP micro economics

Robert was extremely helpful in working with my daughter to understand AP macro economics. She understands it much better after tutoring sessions with Robert and looks forward to working with him in the future.

Alan, 22 lessons with Robert

Very good teacher

Robert breaks things down and I understand them better. He draws out graphs which help me visualize concepts better and takes time to explain things

Haley, 3 lessons with Robert

Great teacher!

Robert breaks things down and I understand them better. I wish I could have him as my teacher in school. I will be coming back for help in this topic. Thank You!

Haley, 3 lessons with Robert

Robert for AP micro economics

Robert was extremely helpful in working with my daughter to understand AP micro economics. She understands it much better after a couple of tutoring sessions with Robert and looks forward to working with him in the future.

Alan, 22 lessons with Robert
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