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Andrew F.

Helping students crack the GMAT and ace B-school once they're in

Helping students crack the GMAT and ace B-school once they're in

$60/hour

  • 2,104 hours tutoring

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My name is Andrew, and I'm a PhD student studying business and economics at Cornell University. As a researcher, my interests include corporate strategy, game theory, finance, and general management. As a tutor, my expertise broadly covers 4 subject areas: Business/Finance/Economics, French Language and Literature, Flute Lessons, and Standardized Test Prep.

BUSINESS/FINANCE/ECONOMICS:
As a PhD student in Business at Cornell's Johnson School of Management and a graduate of the MBA program at...

My name is Andrew, and I'm a PhD student studying business and economics at Cornell University. As a researcher, my interests include corporate strategy, game theory, finance, and general management. As a tutor, my expertise broadly covers 4 subject areas: Business/Finance/Economics, French Language and Literature, Flute Lessons, and Standardized Test Prep.

BUSINESS/FINANCE/ECONOMICS:
As a PhD student in Business at Cornell's Johnson School of Management and a graduate of the MBA program at MIT (Sloan), I have spent ample time thinking about how to be a more effective student and analyst. This has led me to an approach aimed at both mastering technical subjects (as such Finance and Accounting), and breaking down case studies more generally.

With regards to Finance and Accounting, these tend to be intimidating students to even the sharpest MBAs. To help my clients tackle them, I focus on organizing and linking core concepts in these fields, synthesizing technical material into concrete processes that students can understand and replicate, and understanding how and when to apply key concepts and formulas. I also work with my clients to develop organized study guides and "cheat sheets" to keep track of the (seemingly endless) pantheon of factors and terms required of any Corporate Finance course. My results have been encouraging so far, and students have both earned the grades they've hoped for and/or earned certifications necessary for them to progress as professionals.

When it comes to case studies, MBA students are often torn: on the one hand, they want to exercise the creative judgement and critical reasoning that has helped them succeed in life to solve case prompts. On the other, however, they may find that their grades suffer if they don't incorporate sufficient theoretical and/or quantitative analysis in their briefs. I aim to bridge this gap with students, helping them break cases down into their most relevant data and key events, pair this data with theoretical concepts and frameworks, and ultima


Education

Oberlin Conservatory/Oberlin College
BM Flute BA French Literature
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
MBA
Cornell University - Johnson School of Management (Business & Economics; minor in Statistics)
PhD

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

I was previously a strategy consultant for a boutique advisory firm in Louisiana where I consulted both for-profit and non-profit companies on their most pressing issues. I recently graduated with an MBA from MIT Sloan's new Asia School of Business in Kuala Lumpur.
Marketing,

Marketing

I earned an MBA from MIT (Sloan) as a President's scholar (top 5%) where I earned a concentration in marketing. Moreover, I worked as a consultant with major blue chip CPG companies including Proctor and Gamble and Johnson and Johnson on projects involving new market development, customer segmentation, and "tactical" issues such as branding and developing an online presence (eg. SEO, adwords, surveys, etc.). I am very familiar with both the theoretical foundations of marketing (eg. segmentation and customer profiling, pricing and price elasticity, customer buying paths, etc.) and the technical tactics used by marketers to execute sound strategies (eg. SEO, adwords, survey methodology, etc.). I hope to share some of this knowledge with aspiring marketers here!
Finance

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I was previously a strategy consultant for a boutique advisory firm in Louisiana where I consulted both for-profit and non-profit companies on their most pressing issues. I recently graduated with an MBA from MIT Sloan's new Asia School of Business in Kuala Lumpur.
French,

French

I have been tutoring French for as long as I can remember! The language and its constituent arts/artists are my second passion in life after music and I hold a second bachelors degree in French from Oberlin College as well as credits towards a French masters from La Sorbonne - Universite de Paris IV. In terms of subject matter, my particular foci are the early writings of the enlightenment and lineage of French painting after David. Je voudrais tellement parler avec vous!
Finance, Grammar

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

When approaching reading, whether it be basic skills or literary analysis, I always find it best to be sure that the student understands that such a skill is a very ENJOYABLE one to have. Ergo, when I tutor such students, I try to be as relaxed as possible while always finding creative ways to focus on the basics as well as development of syntax skills. Additionally, it is my experience that the link between skills in writing and reading go hand-in-hand so I try to provide as much mental "cross-training" as possible. I myself hold a bachelors degree (BA) in french with a focus on literature from Oberlin College as well as graduate credits in francophone and comparative literature/art history from La Sorbonne - Université de Paris IV and am currently pursuing my masters at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

When approaching reading, whether it be basic skills or literary analysis, I always find it best to be sure that the student understands that such a skill is a very ENJOYABLE one to have. Ergo, when I tutor such students, I try to be as relaxed as possible while always finding creative ways to focus on the basics as well as development of syntax skills. Additionally, it is my experience that the link between skills in writing and reading go hand-in-hand so I try to provide as much mental "cross-training" as possible. I myself hold a bachelors degree (BA) in french with a focus on literature from Oberlin College as well as graduate credits in francophone and comparative literature/art history from La Sorbonne - Université de Paris IV and am currently pursuing my masters at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.
English, Grammar, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History

Homeschool

French,

French

I have been tutoring French for as long as I can remember! The language and its constituent arts/artists are my second passion in life after music and I hold a second bachelors degree in French from Oberlin College as well as credits towards a French masters from La Sorbonne - Universite de Paris IV. In terms of subject matter, my particular foci are the early writings of the enlightenment and lineage of French painting after David. Je voudrais tellement parler avec vous!
Piano,

Piano

I have been teaching piano for about 5 years now and pursued piano as a minor during my time at the Oberlin Conservatory. I currently maintain an active piano studio of all levels and ages and we do extensive work on methodology and theory while also tackling repertoire.
Reading,

Reading

When approaching reading, whether it be basic skills or literary analysis, I always find it best to be sure that the student understands that such a skill is a very ENJOYABLE one to have. Ergo, when I tutor such students, I try to be as relaxed as possible while always finding creative ways to focus on the basics as well as development of syntax skills. Additionally, it is my experience that the link between skills in writing and reading go hand-in-hand so I try to provide as much mental "cross-training" as possible. I myself hold a bachelors degree (BA) in french with a focus on literature from Oberlin College as well as graduate credits in francophone and comparative literature/art history from La Sorbonne - Université de Paris IV and am currently pursuing my masters at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.
English, Writing

Language

French

French

I have been tutoring French for as long as I can remember! The language and its constituent arts/artists are my second passion in life after music and I hold a second bachelors degree in French from Oberlin College as well as credits towards a French masters from La Sorbonne - Universite de Paris IV. In terms of subject matter, my particular foci are the early writings of the enlightenment and lineage of French painting after David. Je voudrais tellement parler avec vous!

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French,

French

I have been tutoring French for as long as I can remember! The language and its constituent arts/artists are my second passion in life after music and I hold a second bachelors degree in French from Oberlin College as well as credits towards a French masters from La Sorbonne - Universite de Paris IV. In terms of subject matter, my particular foci are the early writings of the enlightenment and lineage of French painting after David. Je voudrais tellement parler avec vous!
Piano,

Piano

I have been teaching piano for about 5 years now and pursued piano as a minor during my time at the Oberlin Conservatory. I currently maintain an active piano studio of all levels and ages and we do extensive work on methodology and theory while also tackling repertoire.
Reading,

Reading

When approaching reading, whether it be basic skills or literary analysis, I always find it best to be sure that the student understands that such a skill is a very ENJOYABLE one to have. Ergo, when I tutor such students, I try to be as relaxed as possible while always finding creative ways to focus on the basics as well as development of syntax skills. Additionally, it is my experience that the link between skills in writing and reading go hand-in-hand so I try to provide as much mental "cross-training" as possible. I myself hold a bachelors degree (BA) in french with a focus on literature from Oberlin College as well as graduate credits in francophone and comparative literature/art history from La Sorbonne - Université de Paris IV and am currently pursuing my masters at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.
English, Writing

Music

Ear Training,

Ear Training

I always like to use fixed Do when teaching ear-training - i.e, "Do" is always "C" and "la" is always "A", regardless of which tonality we may be in. I like to work with a keyboard and the Bitsch singing études and use scale degrees or numbers to provide helpful pitch resolution techniques (do, re, mi become 1, 2, 3, for example. This is helpful because 2[re] will want to resolve to 1[do] and 7[si] will want to resolve up to 1[do], for example).
Flute,

Flute

I have a Bachelor of Music in Flute performance from the Oberlin Conservatory as a student of former Orchestra of Paris principal flutist, Michel Debost, and am currently pursing pursuing my master of music at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University as a full-scholarship student of renowned international flute soloist, Marina Piccinini. I believe strongly that a sound playing technique and good ear are the keys to being proficient on an instrument. To this end, I have my students master their scales and intervals while concurrently working on repertoire for solo and ensemble competitions, auditions, and regional festivals. I have been teaching flute for years at institutions and organizations such as Musika LLC, The Oberlin Conservatory, The New Jersey School of Music, and the Avon School of Music (OH). I love to teach what I love and have had students from ages 6-60!
Piano,

Piano

I have been teaching piano for about 5 years now and pursued piano as a minor during my time at the Oberlin Conservatory. I currently maintain an active piano studio of all levels and ages and we do extensive work on methodology and theory while also tackling repertoire.
Sight Singing,

Sight Singing

Teaching sight-singing is much like teaching to read any language (as music in fact should be categorized as a language itself). I first like to establish that a student can indeed read music fluently, and after that there is a large overlap with ear-training in strengthening a students ear and, subsequently, his or her ability to sing an unprepared piece from a page. Internalization of intervals and resolution tones are integral, and then a mastery of chromaticism and modulation will prove to be the final building block in total musical fluency.
Music Theory

Other

Marketing,

Marketing

I earned an MBA from MIT (Sloan) as a President's scholar (top 5%) where I earned a concentration in marketing. Moreover, I worked as a consultant with major blue chip CPG companies including Proctor and Gamble and Johnson and Johnson on projects involving new market development, customer segmentation, and "tactical" issues such as branding and developing an online presence (eg. SEO, adwords, surveys, etc.). I am very familiar with both the theoretical foundations of marketing (eg. segmentation and customer profiling, pricing and price elasticity, customer buying paths, etc.) and the technical tactics used by marketers to execute sound strategies (eg. SEO, adwords, survey methodology, etc.). I hope to share some of this knowledge with aspiring marketers here!
Finance

Summer

French,

French

I have been tutoring French for as long as I can remember! The language and its constituent arts/artists are my second passion in life after music and I hold a second bachelors degree in French from Oberlin College as well as credits towards a French masters from La Sorbonne - Universite de Paris IV. In terms of subject matter, my particular foci are the early writings of the enlightenment and lineage of French painting after David. Je voudrais tellement parler avec vous!
Piano,

Piano

I have been teaching piano for about 5 years now and pursued piano as a minor during my time at the Oberlin Conservatory. I currently maintain an active piano studio of all levels and ages and we do extensive work on methodology and theory while also tackling repertoire.
Reading,

Reading

When approaching reading, whether it be basic skills or literary analysis, I always find it best to be sure that the student understands that such a skill is a very ENJOYABLE one to have. Ergo, when I tutor such students, I try to be as relaxed as possible while always finding creative ways to focus on the basics as well as development of syntax skills. Additionally, it is my experience that the link between skills in writing and reading go hand-in-hand so I try to provide as much mental "cross-training" as possible. I myself hold a bachelors degree (BA) in french with a focus on literature from Oberlin College as well as graduate credits in francophone and comparative literature/art history from La Sorbonne - Université de Paris IV and am currently pursuing my masters at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.
Writing

Test Preparation

SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (110 ratings)
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Reviews


The Absolute Best Tutor!!!

Andrew has helped me in Finance with both interviews and courses in my MBA program. He is so knowledgeable in both academia and real life applications of the topic, and has the wisdom and experience to guide you in what Professors would be looking for vs interviewers and employers. He is able to simplify complex problems so well, and has such a talent when it comes to teaching. He is incredibly professional, sincere, and so enjoyable to speak with. Some of the topics I work on are quite dense, yet he always brings positivity, laughter, and an energetic demeanor to the "classroom".

Alexa, 8 lessons with Andrew

Knowledgeable and Patient

Andrew is able to clarify concepts for their practical application. He is patient in accommodating to different levels which promotes the learning of the material.

Pat, 3 lessons with Andrew

Patient and Breaks It Down

Andrew is patient and professional. When I first started my Corporate Finance course I was a bit overwhelmed with the information and how to organize it to where it needs to go. Andrew was not only able to help me create a great habit of breaking down the information, but he also was patient with me when questions were much more simple than I was making them. 10/10 would recommend.

Sara, 2 lessons with Andrew

Great teacher!

Andrew is patient. He provide a whole view on financial analysis. He’s has helped me to have a better understanding of understand P&L line items. He is punctual and always on time.

Farrah, 12 lessons with Andrew

Knowledgeable

Andrew will give you time to explain the areas you need help for. He was very supportive to strengthen my paper in terms of quality. He will tell you his subject strengths and certainly capable of handling marketing in a good way.

Khalifah, 1 lesson with Andrew

Excellent tutor

Andrew does a great job at explaining concepts in an easy to understand manner. I will be receiving tutoring from him every week for the rest of this semester. Excellent tutor and highly recommend!

Andrew, 14 lessons with Andrew

Super friendly and helpful!

Andrew was great at explaining what I thought to be complex subject matter. He is patient, thorough, and makes sure you are understanding the lesson. I will definitely ask for him in the future!

Tressa, 1 lesson with Andrew

Professional and helpful

Andrew is very respectful, helpful, intelligent, and kind. ☺️ He is able to understand areas in which I need help and help translate thoughts onto paper. Highly recommend!

Rita, 5 lessons with Andrew

Knowledgeable, versatile, and patient tutor

Andrew is extremely patient and does an excellent job of translating complex business topics across a range of disciplines into digestible pieces of information that even people from non-business or non-quantitative backgrounds like myself can understand. He is flexible in his teaching style and will 'meet you where you are' both in terms of your prior subject knowledge and specific learning style. Would highly recommend.

Amy, 456 lessons with Andrew
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