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Robert A.

Experienced tutor specializing in economics

Experienced tutor specializing in economics

$50/hour

  • 524 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.

Contact me to set up a schedule to meet your learning needs.


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 to undergraduates and 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 to undergraduates and 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 to undergraduates and 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 to undergraduates and 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 to undergraduates and 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 to undergraduates and 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.

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.

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 to undergraduates and 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 to undergraduates and 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 to undergraduates and 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 to undergraduates and 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.

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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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Great Professor

I had a logic problem for microeconomic that my team could not solve. It took Professor Robert less than 20 minutes to solve it. He teaches with patience and a delightful sense of humor. When I felt discouraged, his enduring personality lifted me up. Book with him, right now!

Tausha, 5 lessons with Robert

A tremendous help

Robert was fantastic! He helped me tremendously with my economics paper. He was very thorough and went over all the materials all while educating me on the subject. I’m grateful to have received his help.

Teanna, 1 lesson with Robert

very patient!

Thank you for going over all of these cost curves and dead weight loss! The explanations and whiteboards have really helped my understanding of these concepts and principles. This tutoring has helped tremendously! Thank you! Pam

Pamela, 7 lessons with Robert

Awesome tutor

Robert is simply excellent in his approach to teaching. He has been my son's Macro tutor and we are so grateful for his knowledge experience and expertise. I highly recommend Robert and wish him the very best in his teaching career

Pramit, 16 lessons with Robert

great tutor for Econ

Absolutely helpful! Knowing why and how did you do wrong. Please take Robert as your ‘em on tutor! He is very helpful!

Alica, 4 lessons with Robert

Great explainer

Really helped me rationalize everything and made the problems make sense. Robert explained things to me in a way that I would understand them.

Michael, 6 lessons with Robert

Great explainer

Really helped me rationalize everything and made the problems make sense. Robert explained things to me in a way that I would understand them.

Michael, 6 lessons with Robert

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
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