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Kevin L.

Jersey City, NJ

$30/hour

Native Mandarin, MS in Financial Eng / Comp Sci, CFA

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50+ Hours
4.9 average from 16 ratings
Knowledgeable, Professional Tutor
— Niky, Chicago, IL on 7/16/17

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4 years The Ohio State University
Computer Engineering
Unversity of Southern California
Master's
Carnegie Mellon Iniversity
Master's

Education

4 years The Ohio State University (Computer Engineering)

Unversity of Southern California (Master's)

Carnegie Mellon Iniversity (Master's)

About Kevin

I have tutored students in math and statistics since my days at Ohio State university. I like to see my students succeed and be better prepared for their next step of education or career. I have tutored my colleagues on R, VBA, Tableau and SQL programming at workplaces as well since I have built various financial models, automation and analytics tools at the companies I worked for and earned good reputation.

Finally, I have also advised many friends on career, especially on quantitative finance and how to break into financial service industry with an IT and software engineering background. I have done it through CFA and FRM designations and master degree in computational finance from Carnegie Mellon University with years of experience at risk management and investment management firms.

In my college and graduate school education, I completed math / statistics courses such as Calculus, Differential Equation, Linear Algebra, Complex Analysis, Real Analysis, Stochastic Calculus, Probability, Stat Inference, Multivariate Regression, Time Series Analysis and Simulation. Homework assignments were often completed using either Matlab or R. In my professional career, especially at Federal Reserve Bank of New York and TIAA, my work often involved using R to do some analysis on financial data. I am currently working at a large consulting firm focusing on financial instrument valuation & modeling, big data.

I am a native Chinese speaker who grew up in Taiwan and finished high school education there. I have also frequently posted comments in Chinese on various online news outlets and shared short fictional stores in Chinese on certain forums.

I am a CFA charter holder since 2013 with more than 6 years of real financial service industry experience in risk management and investment management.

I learned SQL while I studies for my bachelor's degree in Computer Science Engineering at Ohio State University. I have used MS SQL Server and Oracle at various software, internet and financial services companies I worked.

I am here to make you succeed while making good friends or professional contacts. I am very affordable for the experience and skills I can bring to you. Feel free to contact me here!
I have tutored students in math and statistics since my days at Ohio State university. I like to see my students succeed and be better prepared for their next step of education or career. I have tutored my colleagues on R, VBA, Tableau and SQL programming at workplaces as well since I have built various financial models, automation and analytics Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Jersey City, NJ 07302
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable, Professional Tutor"

- Niky, Chicago, IL on 7/16/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Steven, New York, NY on 6/24/17
Math:
Microsoft Excel,
R,
Statistics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel,
Python,
R,
SQL, Visual Basic
Language:
Chinese

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chinese

I am a native Chinese speaker who grew up and finished high school education in Taiwan. Although I moved to the United States at the age of 17, I still use Chinese constantly to communicate with my family and friends in Taiwan and China. I read online Chinese news, watch Chinese dramas and post comments on news or events on Chinese language websites on a regular basis. Hence, I am fluent in speaking, reading and writing either traditional or simplified Chinese.

Finance

I am a CFA and FRM Charter holder and earned MS in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University. In addition, I have more than 6 years of experience in risk management and investment management including investment analyst at Carnegie Mellon Investment Office and risk analytics associate at Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Currently, I am working on investment risk and strategy team at a large investment management firm. In my spare time, I also help students prepare for CFA exam.

Microsoft Excel

I used excel extensively at work whether it is complicated INDEX / MATCH, VLOOKUP/HLOOKUP functions or excel with VBA. In addition, I have built several financial models which require passing parameters from excel to R and invoke R functions directly from excel. I also have experience building Monte Carlo simulation and constrained optimization with excel. Last but not the least, I have successfully built an alternative risk analysis reporting system for real asset classes (i.e., energy / infrastructure, agriculture/ timber and commercial real estate investment) using Tableau with excel as the data source.

Python

I have used python quite often during the last twos years. I have used Python numpy, scipy and pandas packages to re-write my proof-of-concept risk models originally written in R and put the models into production. The models are used to set limits and guideline for TIAA's $240B general account. In addition, I have tutored college students in Python via external referral.

R

During my MS in Computational Finance program at Carnegie Mellon University, R was used extensively to solve multivariate regression, machine learning, time series analysis, simulation and optimization problems. When I worked at Federal Reserve Bank of New York, I used R to develop analytical tools to monitor P/L and risk sensitivities data submitted by large banks. In addition, R was the choice of language at my current job for implementing Gaussian Copula model on credit portfolio tail loss calculation.

Visual Basic

Visual Basic was used extensively to build administrative tools while I worked at Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The reason was primarily due to the fact that most of my colleagues had a business background and were familiar with VBA, which was syntactically similar to Visual Basic. The sample modules written in Visual Basic are as follows:

1. GUI interface to interact with R functions
2. SQL database related functions: read, update, delete and write
3. File management and manipulation

4 years The Ohio State University
Computer Engineering
Unversity of Southern California
Master's
Carnegie Mellon Iniversity
Master's

Education

4 years The Ohio State University (Computer Engineering)

Unversity of Southern California (Master's)

Carnegie Mellon Iniversity (Master's)

Knowledgeable, Professional Tutor

Kevin was very prompt in helping me with my project. He kept me informed and asked questions to make sure he and I were on the same page. I am very happy with his knowledge and thoroughness as well as his continued and prompt correspondence with me during the time we worked together. I highly recommend Kevin for help with understanding graduate level quantitative portfolio analysis.

— Niky, Chicago, IL on 7/16/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kevin will travel within 5 miles of Jersey City, NJ 07302.