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Matt S.

I've Got Help for Your Programming, Stats, and Data Analysis Woes

I've Got Help for Your Programming, Stats, and Data Analysis Woes

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  • 220 hours tutoring

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Bio

Hi, my name is Matt. My twin passions are math and computer programming. I've incorporated those passions into engaging and enjoyable tutoring experiences. I am a summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of NYU (7th in my class of 1100) with a B.A. in math (GPA = 3.96). I was elected to Pi Mu Epsilon and also received the senior class mathematics award upon graduation. At Queens College, City University of New York, I pursued graduate studies in an applied mathematics M.A. program (GPA =...

Hi, my name is Matt. My twin passions are math and computer programming. I've incorporated those passions into engaging and enjoyable tutoring experiences. I am a summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of NYU (7th in my class of 1100) with a B.A. in math (GPA = 3.96). I was elected to Pi Mu Epsilon and also received the senior class mathematics award upon graduation. At Queens College, City University of New York, I pursued graduate studies in an applied mathematics M.A. program (GPA = 3.82), with an emphasis on statistics and numerical analysis. This coursework led me to sit for and pass five Society of Actuaries’ Associate-level exams (calculus, probability I, probability II, numerical analysis and risk theory) with no score lower than ‘8’ out of a possible ‘10’.

Mathematics subject areas in which I am proficient are algebra, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus, linear algebra, probability, mathematical statistics, and complex variables.

The programming languages in which I am conversant are Pascal, C, COBOL, mainframe Assembler, Visual Basic and C#. (Python and R are works-in-progress.) WPF and XAML are also in the mix.

The databases with which I have experience are MS SQL Server, MS Access, Sybase, Sybase IQ and MySQL.

In most recent years I have been focused on data-wrangling, analysis, and visualization, using Tableau, KNIME, Power BI, DAX, SSRS and SSIS.

I am confident that I am able to impart what I know to those whom I am tutoring because of my patience, empathy, and communication skills. Sharing knowledge and articulating it in such a way as to make it immediately accessible is what I do best.

The best way I can help YOU is for you to share your class work and any textbook(s) or other instructional resources with me so that we can determine where you are stuck, and go from there. If you are not stuck and would like to do a comprehensive review of the subject matter instead, that is perfectly fine, too.

Thanks for listening,

Matt


Education

BA at New York University
mathematics
Queens College, City University of New York
Graduate Coursework

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  • Hourly Rate: $80
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Subjects

Computer

Visual Basic

Visual Basic

I first started programming Windows desktop applications using Visual Basic 3.0 in 1994 while working at a software development consulting firm. I continued to use Visual Basic as my programming tool of choice through versions 4, 5, and 6. I became a .NET Windows programmer, command-line utility developer and Windows Service developer with the introduction of Visual Basic.NET in 2002, and have continued using VB.NET until the present day (Visual Studio 2017). I have also used Visual Basic to write numerous Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) custom scripts for the SSIS Script component. My Visual Basic.NET skills have enabled me to easily work with VBA in MS Excel and MS Word. Lastly, my VB.NET skill have served me well when creating MS SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports and dashboards.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I scored 100% on the NYS Regents exam in Algebra 1 in 1974 or 1975 or so. I later went on to major in math at New York University, where I had an overall GPA of 3.96 and a GPA in math of 3.92. I also studied numerical analysis and probability and statistics on the graduate level, where I was an A- student.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am a summa cum laude graduate of New York University with a B.A. in math, GPA 3.96 overall and 3.92 in math. I've also done graduate work in numerical analysis and calculus-based probability and statistics where I was an A- student. Even though I have worked in information technology for about 25 years, I started math tutoring last fall and find it incredibly fulfilling--I enjoy helping students get ahead and get them to understand the subject matter thoroughly.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am a summa cum laude graduate of New York University with a 3.96 overall GPA and a 3.92 GPA in math, which was my major. I also studied numerical analysis and probability and statistics on the graduate level where I had a 3.82 GPA. I find tutoring to be extremely fulfilling in that I have the opportunity to see my Wyzant students 'get' difficult concepts, including those of precalculus, which are often a stumbling block for many students. Patience is a virtue, and I have an overabundance of it. I would really like to help you out if you would be interested in working with me (please note that precalculus is one of my specialties).
SAT Math

SAT Math

I scored a 720 on the math portion of the SAT in 1977 (99th percentile) and have recent experience tutoring students in the subject (with no dissatisfied customers!) I was a math major at NYU with a GPA of 3.96 and received an award for excellence in mathematics in my senior year of college.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I scored 100% on the NYS Regents exam in Algebra 1 in 1974 or 1975 or so. I later went on to major in math at New York University, where I had an overall GPA of 3.96 and a GPA in math of 3.92. I also studied numerical analysis and probability and statistics on the graduate level, where I was an A- student.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am a summa cum laude graduate of New York University with a B.A. in math, GPA 3.96 overall and 3.92 in math. I've also done graduate work in numerical analysis and calculus-based probability and statistics where I was an A- student. Even though I have worked in information technology for about 25 years, I started math tutoring last fall and find it incredibly fulfilling--I enjoy helping students get ahead and get them to understand the subject matter thoroughly.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am a summa cum laude graduate of New York University with a 3.96 overall GPA and a 3.92 GPA in math, which was my major. I also studied numerical analysis and probability and statistics on the graduate level where I had a 3.82 GPA. I find tutoring to be extremely fulfilling in that I have the opportunity to see my Wyzant students 'get' difficult concepts, including those of precalculus, which are often a stumbling block for many students. Patience is a virtue, and I have an overabundance of it. I would really like to help you out if you would be interested in working with me (please note that precalculus is one of my specialties).
SAT Math

SAT Math

I scored a 720 on the math portion of the SAT in 1977 (99th percentile) and have recent experience tutoring students in the subject (with no dissatisfied customers!) I was a math major at NYU with a GPA of 3.96 and received an award for excellence in mathematics in my senior year of college.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I scored 100% on the NYS Regents exam in Algebra 1 in 1974 or 1975 or so. I later went on to major in math at New York University, where I had an overall GPA of 3.96 and a GPA in math of 3.92. I also studied numerical analysis and probability and statistics on the graduate level, where I was an A- student.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am a summa cum laude graduate of New York University with a B.A. in math, GPA 3.96 overall and 3.92 in math. I've also done graduate work in numerical analysis and calculus-based probability and statistics where I was an A- student. Even though I have worked in information technology for about 25 years, I started math tutoring last fall and find it incredibly fulfilling--I enjoy helping students get ahead and get them to understand the subject matter thoroughly.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I am a summa cum laude graduate of New York University with a 3.96 overall GPA and a 3.92 GPA in math, which was my major. I also studied numerical analysis and probability and statistics on the graduate level where I had a 3.82 GPA. I find tutoring to be extremely fulfilling in that I have the opportunity to see my Wyzant students 'get' difficult concepts, including those of precalculus, which are often a stumbling block for many students. Patience is a virtue, and I have an overabundance of it. I would really like to help you out if you would be interested in working with me (please note that precalculus is one of my specialties).

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I scored 100% on the NYS Regents exam in Algebra 1 in 1974 or 1975 or so. I later went on to major in math at New York University, where I had an overall GPA of 3.96 and a GPA in math of 3.92. I also studied numerical analysis and probability and statistics on the graduate level, where I was an A- student.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am a summa cum laude graduate of New York University with a B.A. in math, GPA 3.96 overall and 3.92 in math. I've also done graduate work in numerical analysis and calculus-based probability and statistics where I was an A- student. Even though I have worked in information technology for about 25 years, I started math tutoring last fall and find it incredibly fulfilling--I enjoy helping students get ahead and get them to understand the subject matter thoroughly.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I scored a 720 on the math portion of the SAT in 1977 (99th percentile) and have recent experience tutoring students in the subject (with no dissatisfied customers!) I was a math major at NYU with a GPA of 3.96 and received an award for excellence in mathematics in my senior year of college.

Test Preparation

SAT Math

SAT Math

I scored a 720 on the math portion of the SAT in 1977 (99th percentile) and have recent experience tutoring students in the subject (with no dissatisfied customers!) I was a math major at NYU with a GPA of 3.96 and received an award for excellence in mathematics in my senior year of college.

Examples of Expertise


Matt has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 7 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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excellent teacher

Matt has been crucial to the success of my Tableau projects for my Grad School course- I would have never passed this data analytics course without his assistance. I highly recommend!

Nicole , 3 lessons with Matt

Very knowledgeable, with domain expertise

Matt helped me to write a very complex algorithm. He is the rare blend of advanced mathematics (numerical methods, calculus, trig) and coding skills and can teach students of all levels

J, 1 lesson with Matt
Tutor responded:

(Just wanted to point out that the algorithm I was working on was an integral equation that had to be translated into Python using numpy. The next part of the algorithm [to which we haven't gotten, yet] is an application of scipy to perform numerical integration. Not something you see every day.)

Great teacher.

Matt was very helpful with my Tableau project. I will definitely be reaching out for future project help. Thanks again for your patience.

Nicole , 3 lessons with Matt

Matt is a great tutor

Matt was able to meet on a short notice and help prepare me for my VBA Excel exam. He is very patient and explains the material well. I've learned a lot of new VBA tricks from him and will definitely be scheduling more lessons.

Jelena, 1 lesson with Matt

Excellent Tutor! He's got skills!

I have worked with Matt twice on my SSIS project and not only is the project going well, but prior to our meeting Matt researched and found one of the requirements for the project for me! He also works thorough the assignment with you step by step, explaining everything as you go. Book Matt and you won't be disappointed!

Engrid, 9 lessons with Matt

Excellent Tableau Tutoring, patient, flexible, knowledgable... HIGHLY recommend!

Matt helped me with a Tableau presentation that I have been stuck on for a long time for a client. I was hesitant to go with paid tutoring for financial reasons but this was well worth the cost. I look forwards to taking more sessions from Matt in the very near future!

Michael, 4 lessons with Matt

Matthew is simply outstanding!

He has the rare combination of being incredibly sharp and ability to distill complex topics such as high-level programming to beginners. He helped me with a long database question which involved dozens of steps and took the time to review each fully. I appreciate all he did and can't recommend him enough!

Ramya, 1 lesson with Matt

Terrific tutor for advanced topics, he puts in the research

Matt was a terrific resource. I was struggling with a graduate level data mining course. There were not many tutors available. After speaking with several other tutors who could not help, Matt was more than capable. He was one of the only tutors with experience in the data mining software, Knime. Matt also went so far as to ask for my homework assignment before our session, he completed the homework assignment himself then walked me through it. Matt is an absolutely incredible tutor.

William, 1 lesson with Matt

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Matt was patient with me in going over the Power BI program to help me grasp the material. He went through all of the questions in detail. I could tell that he had being working with this material for a long time. I look forward to being tutored under him again.

Israel, 25 lessons with Matt
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