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Ronald D.

Albany, NY

$34/hour

Research, Statistics, Test and Measurement Professor Here to Help

5.0 average from 6 ratings
Very prepared and responsive
— Heidi, Rexburg, ID on 8/5/16

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University at Albany/SUNY
Psychology
University at Albany/SUNY
Master's
University at Albany/SUNY
PhD

Education

University at Albany/SUNY (Psychology)

University at Albany/SUNY (Master's)

University at Albany/SUNY (PhD)

About Ronald

I have been a professor at the College of Saint Rose since 2002. I have also taught adjunct courses at SUNY and Sage Graduate School. My expertise is in statistics, testing and measurement, and educational research. Although I have helped many students at the undergraduate and graduate levels learn, I have not officially tutored. However, I will be leaving my employment at the College of Saint Rose in December 2016, and plan to do statistical consultation and tutoring college students as my primary source of employment.

The best thing I love about teaching students is when they get that "I got it!" look on their faces. Many people struggle with statistics because they have been socialized to believe they are no good at math. A good part of my job in teaching students statistics is helping them to see that they can do math, and to change their false beliefs about their abilities. In other words, learning is more than just about the content; it's about believing in your ability to succeed, and I have been very successful in helping students changing their beliefs in their abilities.

I have been doing descriptive and inferential statistics since I began studying for my PhD in 1999 (which I completed in 2007). I learned on the old mainframe SPSS (which means I had to start by learning the syntax), and now consider myself a master with SPSS. Statistics is a field that varies greatly in expertise, and while I consider myself in the upper 50% when it comes to knowledge and skills, there is always more to learn. I can do most statistics that SPSS is capable of running, but have the most experience with correlations, t-tests, ANOVAs, factor analysis, and multiple regression. In my testing, measurement, and statistics courses that I teach at Saint Rose, we start from the beginning (scales of measurement, frequencies, types of distributions, etc.), and usually end up with comparison analyses (t-tests, F-tests, Chi-Square).

My undergraduate degree is in Psychology, and it was my love of psychology that motivated me to seek my PhD in Educational Psychology. Most things that we know in the social sciences fields today had their origins in the original Greek philosophers, and I have always found these original ideas in all contemporary theories of psychology. I continue to teach the basic psychology theories and principles in my Survey of Educational Psychology courses.

I am actually an expert in most Microsoft Office applications, but I use Excel extensively in both my teaching, and my private consulting work, that involve statistics. SPSS is a powerful program for conducting high-level analyses, but Excel is so much better at getting repetitive and more ordinary things done (e.g., using functions to balance your checkbook, or charts to show educational progression over time). Many people are surprised to find out how much Excel can do in terms of statistics and accounting.

Because I only teach courses a couple days a week, I am available most afternoons and evenings. I can travel in the local area, and I love decaf coffee (meaning I do most of my work in the local Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks coffee houses). I am pretty flexible, and I am patient. Students learn best by doing, not just from "lecturing," so there is always a lot of "hands'on" work when I teach. I love teaching, but I also love learning, and when I work one-one-one with students, I find learning to be more of a reciprocal process. I also have plenty of knowledge about test construction, so I can help you learn some of the ins-and-outs of studying for, and taking tests. I'm looking forward to helping you maximize your potential!
I have been a professor at the College of Saint Rose since 2002. I have also taught adjunct courses at SUNY and Sage Graduate School. My expertise is in statistics, testing and measurement, and educational research. Although I have helped many students at the undergraduate and Read more

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Travels within 40 miles of Albany, NY 12208
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"Very prepared and responsive"

- Heidi, Rexburg, ID on 8/5/16
Math:
SPSS, Statistics
Science:
Psychology
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, SPSS
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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Statistics

Teach parametric and nonparametric statistics at the undergraduate and graduate level. 14 years experience.

Study Skills

I received my PhD in Educational Psychology, where I specialized in testing and measurement. For my dissertation, I developed a self-report measure of academic self-regulation, which is defined as your learning and studying strategies. My measure was based on all existing measures and theories of academic self-regulation, and my research since has been focused on the refinement of self-regulation theory, based on my measure. I received the Presidential Distinguished Dissertation Award from the School of Education at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Furthermore, I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the College of Saint Rose as a full-time tenured professor since 2002. In addition to teaching, research, testing and measurement, and statistics courses, I teach Survey of Educational Psychology at the graduate level. This course concerns the theories and principles of educational psychology, which is defined as the study of teaching and learning. This course serves students studying to become Pre-K through 12 public school teachers in NYS.

University at Albany/SUNY
Psychology
University at Albany/SUNY
Master's
University at Albany/SUNY
PhD

Education

University at Albany/SUNY (Psychology)

University at Albany/SUNY (Master's)

University at Albany/SUNY (PhD)

Very prepared and responsive — Ronald helped clarify some statistical concepts for me in preparation for a test. I let him know beforehand what I needed help with and he came prepared to our tutoring session with charts and examples to use as we discussed the concepts. He was very quick to respond to my initial request and maintained open communication leading up to the session. I would definitely recommend Ronald! ...

— Heidi, Rexburg, ID on 8/5/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $34.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ronald will travel within 40 miles of Albany, NY 12208.