Edward B.

Hollis, NY


STAT/MATH/Actuarial Science/MBA/Econ/Fin. - Ivy League Exp & Prof

3000+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/23/17
4.9 average from 317 ratings
Edward is the best tutor ever!
— Lisa, New York, NY on 5/23/16


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MIT (Mathematics)

MIT (Master's)

About Edward

Holding First Class Honours Degrees in Mathematical Sciences and Psychology from Newcastle University, and an MSc. in Applied Statistics from Cambridge University, England, I became a full-time Private Mathematics Coach over ten years ago, tutoring students to undergraduate and postgraduate level. I have worked internationally with students in New York, London, Moscow, Paris, Montreal, Perth, Riyadh, Sofia, Florida and the West Indies.

Areas of expertise include Actuarial Science, Finance, Real Estate Finance (including Argus Certification), Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Singapore Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Precalculus, Calculus (AP), Linear Algebra, Differential Calculus, Complex Analysis, Discrete Mathematics, Number Theory, Financial Mathematics, Accounting and SAT Math. I can also help you prepare for NY state Regents, PSAT, SAT, ACT, SSAT, SHSAT, ISEE, GRE, SAT subject tests in Math (both IC and IIC), GED, GRE, GMAT, CLEP, LSAT or Praxis tests.

I have experience tutoring students with autism, ADD, ADHD, and other learning problems.

In preparation for any of the above math-based tests, I focus on imparting deep-level mathematical understanding, and that can only be taught with individual attention. One of my great pleasures is helping students reach moments of epiphany when the light dawns and perplexity gives way to clarity.

Throughout our sessions, I focus on making you think for yourself and develop flexible mastery. Working together, I guide you to the correct solution to difficult test questions, using a Socratic method, leading you step by step in the right direction and without giving you the answers.

Tutoring for many years has afforded me the opportunity to go through most of the available material, and I have pinpointed the techniques and strategies that work most effectively on each question type.

In a conventional classroom setting, many students are unable to keep up with the pace of the assignments or lectures, have conflicting work commitments, or simply are unable to remember the appropriate tips and tricks under the time pressure of the exam.

I’ll help you to put all of the material into perspective, and help you to better understand the tips and tricks that you have learned, so that you will be able to apply the appropriate technique to each new problem that is presented.

I will tailor our sessions together to reflect your abilities, goals, and time-constraints. I also provide much more individual feedback than could be possible in a large classroom, so you will find that time spent with me is much more productive.

Whether you have taken a class before, or if you have just been working on your own--or even if you have not yet begun to study, I can help you improve your score. With guidance and practice, the examination becomes a challenge you can meet with a level head. When you walk into the test center, feeling confident and prepared, you know you will do your very best.
Holding First Class Honours Degrees in Mathematical Sciences and Psychology from Newcastle University, and an MSc. in Applied Statistics from Cambridge University, England, I became a full-time Private Mathematics Coach over ten years ago, tutoring students to undergraduate and postgraduate level. I have worked internationally with students in New Read more

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Travels within 40 miles of Hollis, NY 11423
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"Edward is the best tutor ever!"

- Lisa, New York, NY on 5/23/16

"Patient Tutor"

- Krsta, Little Neck, NY on 10/18/17

"Superior teaching ability and highly intellectual"

- Dylan, Woodmere, NY on 9/17/17

"Good fit"

- Kiley, New York, NY on 9/17/17

"Great Tutor for Real Estate Finance"

- Daniel, Brooklyn, NY on 7/12/17

"Excellent tutor"

- Ben, New York, NY on 5/30/17

"Great Tutor"

- Taylor, Colleyville, TX on 11/27/16

"tough but necessary"

- Matt, New York, NY on 6/29/16

"Very Patient"

- Nicholas, New York, NY on 6/1/16

"Helped me feel more prepared."

- Taj, White Plains, NY on 5/24/16

"Really helpful and patient"

- Matt, Fresno, CA on 3/12/16

"Excellent tutor, excellent grasp of subject material, keeps kids engaged"

- Nina, Allendale, NJ on 11/8/15

"Charismatic, personable, and highly motivating. Edward has all the special ingredients that make a great tutor awesome!"

- Barry, Los Gatos, CA on 7/28/15

"Great first session for my 9 year old"

- Yasmeen, New York, NY on 9/13/14

"Elite tutor with Meticulous skills"

- Fallaj, Flushing, NY on 11/18/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Paul, Brooklyn, NY on 7/30/13

"Excellent! Best Math Tutor Ever"

- Student, Rye, NY on 10/23/12

"Great Tutor! Helped me pass within just a few weeks!"

- Jordana, Waltham, MA on 1/31/12

"A great tutor"

- Mildred, Bayside, NY on 10/19/11

"Great Actuarial tutor for P"

- Jonathan, New York, NY on 10/3/11

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- Ryan, Greenlawn, NY on 9/28/11
ACT Math, Actuarial Science,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Common Core, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Econometrics,
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Financial Accounting, Finite Math, GED, Geometry, GMAT, GRE, Linear Algebra, Logic, Managerial Accounting, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, R, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
ACT Science, Astronomy, Biostatistics,
Elementary Science, Epidemiology, Physics, Praxis, PSAT, Psychology
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB,
Career Development, CBEST, CLAST, Common Core, COOP/HSPT, GED, GMAT, GRE, ISEE,
LSAT, MTLE, NCLEX, Praxis, PSAT, Regents, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Series 63, Series 7, SSAT, TOEFL
Microsoft Excel, R, SAS, SPSS, STATA
ESL/ESOL, French, Reading, TOEFL, Writing
Special Needs:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Homeschool, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Career Development, ESL/ESOL, Finance, Financial Accounting, GMAT, GRE, Macroeconomics, Managerial Accounting, Marketing, Microeconomics, Microsoft Excel, Series 7, Writing

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Actuarial Science

Over the past 6 years, I have been successfully tutoring students in the early Society of Actuary and Casualty Actuarial examinations. I am close to reaching Associate status with the SOA. Current students are taking Exam S for the CAS.

Most students find that passing P1 and FM are sufficient to gain an actuarial trainee position by which time their education is fully funded. I can advise on getting that coveted first actuarial job.

I also tutor candidates for the VEE portion - Corporate Finance, Economics and Linear Regression. I can also help you get up to speed in the necessary calculus, finance, statistics and probability background if you are a little rusty.

I have a long background in Finance, mathematics and statistics. My early background was working as a Chartered Certified Accountant. I reached a fellowship status in 2006. I qualified with KPMG, working as Audit Manager in the Caribbean.


During my time as a mathematics and test preparation tutor, I have worked extensively with ADD students of all ages from 8 to 26. Indeed, my first undergraduate thesis as a Psychology major focused specifically on the aetiology underlying ADD, then termed ADHD.

My current Student with ADD is progressing nicely through his MBA at Fordham.


I've been tutoring all aspects of the ASVAB for over 6 years. Many of my students score well enough to enter at Officer level. My help can continue once in the military. I recently helped a Navy Officer obtain his degree in Engineering from SUNY Maritime College.

I have found my knowledge of advanced mathematics, English and other standardized tests directly applicable on helping potential students achieve their goals in this test. I break down the exam into efficient and effective test taking strategies so that each student has the best chance of succeeding on exam day.


I tutor students in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Columbia Medical School. My current student is about to finish his Masters. Most of our work is performed using SAS.

I have also taught statistics and regression in many other applications for several years. Applications include Psychology, Nursing, Marketing, Business Statistics for Managers, Actuarial Science, MBA, Economics and Econometrics to name just a few.


In addition to an extensive background in Accounting - I qualified as an Audit manager with KPMG on an overseas secondment in the Caribbean - I have focused my tutoring business in getting students through the demanding statistics/accounting and corporate finance programs administered as part of the Executive MBA courses. Some of my recent successful students are graduating imminently from the prestigious engineering MBA offered at Wharton University of Penn.


I tutor undergraduate and graduate students in advanced economics from Columbia University, Columbia Business School and NYU.

I also tutor econometrics, most of the quantitative MBA courses including financial economics, accounting, statistics and corporate finance.


I have been teaching ISEE and the SSAT for entry into prestigious private schools such as Horace Mann ( ranked number 2 in the US) for several years. Some students come from as far afield as Moscow, such is the demand for an experienced tutor in these tests.

I also teach all follow up standard tests such as the SAT, Sat math level 1 and 2, the GRE and GMAT. The tests are very similar and predictable.

Recent successes include an 11 year old being accepted into Horace Mann, a 9 year old scoring at grade 8 and 9 level in all sections of the ISEE and a 17 year old that scored a perfect 800 in Sat math level 2 and has been accepted into the University of Pennsylvania.

I am currently preparing my own children, grades 5 and 6, for the fall exams.



MIT (Mathematics)

MIT (Master's)

Edward is the best tutor ever!

Now that I am meeting with Edward, I absolutely love statistics. His explanations always make me curious to know more. And, at the same time, I feel my understanding of statistics deepens with every lesson.

— Lisa, New York, NY on 5/23/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $150.00

Travel policy

Edward will travel within 40 miles of Hollis, NY 11423.