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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

  • 265 hours tutoring

  • Ithaca, NY 14853

About Andrew


Bio

My name is Andrew, and I'm a PhD student in 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...

My name is Andrew, and I'm a PhD student in 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 ultimately generate recommendations that draw from both. This leads to both a detailed, systematic reading of the case and a strong understanding of the theory behind it.

FRENCH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE:

Before going into business, I earned my BA in French Literature from Oberlin College as a distinguished Dean's Scholar. During this time, I also studied extensively abroad in France and Quebec. As a result, I am familiar with both the fastidious academic approach necessary for learning a language well and the real-life pressures to "learn on the fly". My goal is always to leverage these skills to help meet students wherever their needs are, which might include acing AP exams, passing placement tests, or simply preparing for an upcoming trip.

FLUTE LESSONS:

Before business school, I earned a Bachelor of Music (BM) from the Oberlin Conservatory as a Dean's Talent Grant and a Master of Music (MM) as a full-scholarship student at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University. After school, I played as a flutist in the Louisiana Philharmonic and have maintained an active teaching studio of students at all levels ever since!

My approach to teaching emphasizes two core elements of study that appear to be universal for students of all ambitions and skill levels. The first is building a solid technical foundation upon which students may progress on their own. This includes how to create a beautiful sound, play with fast and even technique, and, of course, articulate with precision and speed. The second is understanding how to interpret and analyze music (as well as just to enjoy what we're playing!). Apart from the instrument, we have to make decisions as performers and understand what is required of us from our sheet music. Being able to phrase creatively or understanding how to bring life experiences to the music we play, for instance, are keys to "unlocking" a compelling musical interpretation. In sum, I try to help students understand both the musical decisions they need to make and equip them with the technical skills necessary to realize them.


Education

Oberlin Conservatory/Oberlin College
BM Flute BA French Literature
Massachussets Institute of Technology
MBA
Cornell University - Johnson School of Management (Business & Economics)
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!

Most Popular

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

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Great tutor

Andrew has been helping me with my financial management class and has done a great job. During our sessions he breaks down each problem and makes the material more clearer to understand and learn.

John, 13 lessons with Andrew

The obvious choice of tutor in quantitative mathematics

Andrew provided his expertise in marketing math. He helped me with what seemed like an insurmountable amount of information. It was simplified into terms I could understand. Andrew is obviously best-in-class in his craft. He made me feel as though I always had the potential to "get it." Thank you, Andrew!

Pearl, 5 lessons with Andrew

Phenomenal!

Andrew is truly a life saver! Initially after hiring a tutor who was apprehensive and unassertive, Andrew came in and saved the day!!! Highly recommended!

ashley, 2 lessons with Andrew

Knowledgeable, Calm, Funny, Full of Energy Tutor

This was my first online lecture, since I’m from Indonesia where online lecturing is still an uncommon thing, but Andrew proved that online lecturing is fun and easy to understand!!! He helped me with the case competition and it was great!!!

Prajamukti Adhidewa, 2 lessons with Andrew

Great listener. Quickly identified what I need to hear and what to focus on right before my final exam.

Andrew is a great listener and has the natural intuition to identify what was standing in my way with finance. I used the tools and recommendations that Andrew gave me and saw noticeable improvements to the way I was approaching my finance questions and study habits right before my final exam. I do recommend connecting with him well before an exam so you can implement changes sooner than I did.

Jennifer, 2 lessons with Andrew

Very Patient!

I think Andrew is a wonderful instructor. He is very patient with me even when I do get a little upset with myself. I love playing my flute and Andrew makes sure that I won't give up. He is very encouraging. Thank you Andrew.

Lolita, 8 lessons with Andrew
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Andrew F.

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