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Alex C.

Fort Lee, NJ

$200/hour

Harvard/MIT Finance and Statistics Tutor

700+ Hours
5.0 average from 320 ratings
Super knowledgeable and meticulously prepared - with crystal clear explanations. Alex is simply Phenomenal.
— Lanvi, New York, NY on 4/21/15

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Mathematics
Harvard University
PhD
Harvard University
Master's

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Mathematics)

Harvard University (PhD)

Harvard University (Master's)

About Alex

Economics - Finance - Statistics

I am a PhD student at Harvard studying financial economics/finance. Prior to my PhD, I was a portfolio manager at a quantitative hedge fund focusing on options trading. I received my undergraduate degree from MIT in mathematics with minors in economics and management. I have deep expertise in programming using languages such as C++ and R. My research is focused on using statistics/econometrics to analyze empirical financial data to better understand how investors make decisions.

I am particularly interested in helping advanced students (college level and above) who are looking to understand complicated topics and develop strategies to venture into new subject areas. Previous students have asked for help with exam prep, homework and assignments at various professional jobs (data analysis, programming, web-sites, finance, investment, etc.).

If you would like to know more about how I can help, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!
Economics - Finance - Statistics

I am a PhD student at Harvard studying financial economics/finance. Prior to my PhD, I was a portfolio manager at a quantitative hedge fund focusing on options trading. I received my undergraduate degree from MIT in mathematics with minors in economics and management. I have deep expertise in programming
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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Background Check: Passed

"Super knowledgeable and meticulously prepared - with crystal clear explanations. Alex is simply Phenomenal."

- Lanvi, New York, NY on 4/21/15
Alex replied on 4/22/2015

Thank you Lanvi! It was a pleasure helping you.

"First principles of TVM"

- Derek, Orlando, FL on 8/28/17

"Super Knowledgeable"

- Zorawar, Stanford, CA on 6/9/16

"Superb Tutor"

- Lujain, New York, NY on 5/31/16

"Excellent and amiable tutor"

- Benny, New York, NY on 3/28/16

"Knowledgeable, quick to identify student's problem and designs simplified strategies to solve the problem."

- Timothy, Staten Island, NY on 2/17/16
Alex replied on 2/19/2016

Glad I could help Tim!

"Great tutor! Very nice, intelligent and easy to communicate with!"

- Elizabeth, Glen Rock, NJ on 2/2/16
Alex replied on 2/3/2016

Thanks so much for your kind words! It is my pleasure to help him.

"Alex is very knowledgeable and patient."

- Damien, New York, NY on 1/4/16
Alex replied on 1/13/2016

Thanks Damien, I enjoy helping you learn new ways to analyze data.

"Absolutely reccomended"

- Francesco Paolo, New York, NY on 12/10/15

"Exceptional Tutor"

- Gabe, Paramus, NJ on 11/29/15
Alex replied on 11/30/2015

Thanks Gabe! Good luck on your exam.

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Joanne, Brooklyn, NY on 10/22/15
Alex replied on 10/23/2015

thanks Joanne! glad you did well on your test. --Alex

"Quick and amazing job"

- Marina, New York, NY on 10/4/15
Alex replied on 10/6/2015

happy to help Marina! hope everything turned out well. --alex

"Great experience!"

- Zara, West Orange, NJ on 10/1/15
Alex replied on 10/4/2015

Happy to help Zara! -Alex

"Great knowledge of statistics"

- Daniel, New York, NY on 4/26/15
Alex replied on 4/27/2015

Thanks Dan! Glad I could help and your talk went well.

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C

I participated in computer science/programming competitions conducted in C and C++. I also coded in C++ for several years at work modeling financial options. I tutored students in C++ for a year while in high school.

C++

I participated in computer science/programming competitions conducted in C and C++. I also coded in C++ for several years at work modeling financial options. I tutored students in C++ for a year while in high school.

Computer Programming

I participated in the national computer science competition (USACO). I have extensive experience programming in R for statistical analysis as well as SAS, C, C++.

Econometrics

I have taken Foundations of Econometrics (2110), Intro to Applied Econometrics (2120), Financial Econometrics (2146), Time Series Analysis (2142), and other PhD level courses in econometrics at Harvard. I have also published original research making heavy use of statistical methods.

Economics

I have passed qualifying exams in business economics as part of my PhD.

Finance

I am currently a PhD student at HBS; previously was a portfolio manager at a large multi strat hedge fund.

Linear Algebra

I received an A in MIT linear algebra course and use it extensively for my research. I also used it during my econometrics training in graduate school.

Linux

I use Linux very frequently on the cloud for my research. Specifically, I use R on linux boxes to analyze data and run multi-process parallel analysis of large data sets. I am familiar with SLURM and LSF as job scheduling agents on linux.

MATLAB

I used Matlab as part of my coursework at Harvard for statistics. I have also used Matlab at work to analyze financial instruments and make investment decisions.

Microsoft Excel

I have used the entire MS Office package of products extensively for school and work (roughly 15 years).

SQL

I have used SQL for empirical research for many years.

Statistics

I conduct empirical research in financial economics with a significant amount of statistical rigor and sophistication. However, I am particularly good at boiling down complicated statistical math to simple intuition.

UNIX

I use a flavor of Unix to conduct empirical finance research. I am adapt at job scheduling on Unix using LSF and SLURM. I am also very skilled in using R along with various packages.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Mathematics
Harvard University
PhD
Harvard University
Master's

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Mathematics)

Harvard University (PhD)

Harvard University (Master's)

Super knowledgeable and meticulously prepared - with crystal clear explanations. Alex is simply Phenomenal.

Alex is Passionate about what he teaches and it shows in the way he adjusts his style of teaching to communicate the concepts and examples to the student - in the most effective way imaginable. He is thoughtful and unassuming despite all his achievements - which is amazing. Highly recommended - He'll definitely exceed your expectations!

— Lanvi, New York, NY on 4/21/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $200.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alex will travel within 40 miles of Fort Lee, NJ 07024.