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Michael F.

Harvard/MIT Tutor: Accounting, Finance, Economics, Career, Admissions

Harvard/MIT Tutor: Accounting, Finance, Economics, Career, Admissions

$269/hour

  • 3,018 hours tutoring

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-Top 2% Wyzant Tutor 2019 (ranked among 75,000+ Wyzant tutors nationwide)

-"Best Tutor I've Ever Had" -Louis B., George Washington University

-98% student satisfaction rating, including 500+ 5-star ratings in 2,500+ hours of tutoring on the Wyzant platform.

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MATH - ECONOMICS - FINANCE - ACCOUNTING - STATISTICS - EXCEL - CAREER DEVELOPMENT - WRITING - ADMISSIONS COACHING

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Hi All!

My name is Mike F., and I'm here because I love teaching.

Prior to becoming a private tutor, I was...

-Top 2% Wyzant Tutor 2019 (ranked among 75,000+ Wyzant tutors nationwide)

-"Best Tutor I've Ever Had" -Louis B., George Washington University

-98% student satisfaction rating, including 500+ 5-star ratings in 2,500+ hours of tutoring on the Wyzant platform.

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MATH - ECONOMICS - FINANCE - ACCOUNTING - STATISTICS - EXCEL - CAREER DEVELOPMENT - WRITING - ADMISSIONS COACHING

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Hi All!

My name is Mike F., and I'm here because I love teaching.

Prior to becoming a private tutor, I was an economics and writing curriculum consultant with the MBA program at HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, a research assistant in psychology at MIT, and a financial training specialist at IBM. (I'm also currently earning a graduate degree from COLUMBIA'S SCHOOL of EDUCATION.)

My services really fall into three buckets:

(1) TECHNICAL/BUSINESS SUBJECTS: Economics, Finance, Accounting, Statistics, MS Excel, Financial Modeling, Math

(2) WRITING COACHING: Editing, Proofreading, etc. (I was a writing tutor and editor at Harvard.)

(3) ADMISSIONS & CAREER COUNSELING: College & Graduate School Applications, Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interview Coaching

My practice began when I tutored my first undergraduate economics student at Harvard in 2012. Realizing I had a passion for helping others by breaking down complex concepts into simple, digestible principles, I began tutoring a host of subjects (economics, accounting, finance, statistics and writing) to high-school, college, MBA, and graduate students—as well as professionals in finance, law, marketing, tech, and a half-dozen other sectors. My practice has grown to offer a full range of tutoring, customized courses, and training to over 300 individual and institutional clients. They include:

-COLLEGE, MBA, and GRADUATE students from Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, NYU, Oxford, USC, Boston University, and some 40 others worldwide...

-HIGH-SCHOOL students from Horace Mann, Trinity, The United Nations International School, and more...

-PROFESSIONALS, such as c-level executives,


Education

American University
Economics, Finance
London School of Economics
Other
(2) Columbia University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $269
  • Rate details: Ask me about discounts for 10 hours or more.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/24/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Business

Business,

Business

Most recently, I worked at Harvard Business School under an MBA-program professor for whom I did research, writing, editing, Excel, generated PowerPoints and helped her teach her ideas. I also tutored students in economics, finance, accounting, statistics, marketing, operations management and business strategy. I have a degree in Economics from American University, including a minor in Finance from the Kogod School of Business. I have also worked in corporate finance and management consulting for two years IBM. I have also managed several private ventures, including free-lance market research and writing for the credit card industry, an economics blog, and coaching published business writers. Most of all, I love teaching and delivering ideas in ways that actually MAKE SENSE, as opposed to just throwing techno babble in your face. If you're a common-sense type person, we should be a good match!
Career Development,

Career Development

Over the past five years I’ve made it my job (literally) to test career strategies. I’ve worked for a consulting firm, a bank, and the business schools at Harvard and MIT, before becoming a private MBA tutor, consultant, and career coach. In my experiences interviewing with Wall Street money managers, the biggest hedge fund in the world, Harvard Business School, the Sloan School of Management, Dow Jones, a handful of major consulting firms, and IBM, I’ve learned about what it takes optimize your probability of getting hired, but more on that later. I have coached clients through career transitions in IT, management consulting, political management/public policy, and sports management. I’ve worked with COOs, writers, MBAs, JDs, MDs, professors at Harvard and MIT, and newly-minted liberal arts students prepping for interviews with investment banks.
Finance,

Finance

You need help in finance. There’s a reason Harvard Business School hired me in 2013 to help re-design their curriculum to be more approachable to students from non-finance backgrounds. When you’re looking for a finance teacher or tutor, you should look for two things: (1) someone who *knows* finance (2) someone who knows how to *teach* finance. Unfortunately, most business professors are hired because they’re experts in their subject matter (finance, accounting, etc.), but not necessarily expert *teachers*. (I know because I’ve worked at three business schools—Harvard, MIT, and American University.) Well, I’m an expert *finance teacher*. Here’s why: Over the past six years—teaching finance to students from Harvard, Yale, Columbia, NYU/Stern, and about 40 others—I’ve developed a method that differs from what you normally get from professors and textbooks, both of which use an overly-technical approach that ignores what you *don’t* know. Let me also be clear about something: IF YOU DON'T LEARN FROM ME, I DON'T CHARGE YOU. That is, if you are not 100% satisfied with your lesson, tell me within 24 hours and I will refund the entire lesson charge. Moreover, I teach and tutor everything you’ll cover in a introductory- or intermediate corporate finance course, including: ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS/FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS FINANCIAL RATIOS (Profitability, Liquidity, Debt, Activity) CASH FLOW ANALYSIS THE TIME VALUE OF MONEY (PV, FV, NPV, IRR, N, I/YR) BONDS (YTM, interest rates, coupons) STOCK PRICING CAPITAL BUDGETING PORTFOLIO THEORY CASH FLOW PROJECTIONS VALUATION (DCF) FINANCIAL MODELING/EXCEL Having received over 500 5-star ratings from my WyzAnt clients (98% satisfaction rate), I encourage you to read the reviews my clients have left, so you can get a sense of how they feel about working with me (reviews can be found on my profile). (Outside of my work with WyzAnt, I’ve trained investment bankers, hedge fund analysts, real estate professionals, private investors, and c-level executives, prior to which I wo
Financial Accounting,

Financial Accounting

Right now I'm offering a FREE TRIAL SESSION to new students—no obligation to continue after the free session--just a chance for you to try me out with no risk :) As a former teaching assistant at Harvard Business School, and a former accountant at IBM and the Royal Bank of Scotland, I can tell you that there is a *big* difference between knowing financial accounting, and knowing how to *teach* it. Here’s a secret that your university isn’t telling you: most accounting professors are not hired because they’re expert teachers, they’re hired because they’re expert accountants. They tend to teach using industry jargon that makes sense to *them*, but not to the average beginner. What you need is someone who can break accounting down into plain English and teach you step-by-step, starting with easier and more familiar concepts, and building on top of those. I’ve used this method successfully over the past eight years with some 500 students—both MBA and undergraduate—at schools ranging from small community colleges to top-tier business schools like Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, Oxford, and about 40 others. I’ve also worked privately with managers, c-level executives, attorneys, doctors, entrepreneurs, investors, and other professionals in finance, real estate, tech, healthcare, and more. My goal is to de-mystify this material into something that you can understand, and to do so better than your professor or textbook. Let me also make something very clear: IF YOU DON'T LEARN FROM ME. I DON'T CHARGE YOU. That is, if you are not satisfied with any session that we’ve had, just message me within 24 hours and I will happily refund the charges. In terms of financial accounting, I teach and tutor concepts including: • How to Read the Major Financial Statements • Balance Sheet • Income Statement • Statement of Cash Flows • Statement of Retained Earnings/Stockholders’ Equity • Revenues, Expenses and Net Income • Assets, Liabilities, and Stockholders’ Equity • Debits & Credits, T-Accounts, and Journal Ent
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

Right now I'm offering a FREE TRIAL SESSION to new students—no obligation to continue after the free session—just a chance for you to try me out with no risk :) As a former economics teaching assistant at Harvard, I can tell you that there is a *big* difference between knowing macroeconomics, and knowing how to *teach* macroeconomics. Here’s a secret that your university isn’t telling you: most economics professors aren’t hired because they’re expert teachers, they’re hired because they’re expert economists, researchers, and statisticians. They tend to teach using mathematical jargon that makes sense to *them*, but not to the average beginner. What you need is someone who can break macroeconomics down into plain English and teach you step-by-step, starting with easier and more familiar concepts, and building on top of those. I’ve used this method successfully over the past eight years, with some 500 students at schools ranging from small community colleges to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, Oxford, and about 40 others. My goal is to de-mystify this material into something that you can understand, and to do so better than your professor or textbook ever could. Let me also make something very clear: IF YOU DON'T LEARN FROM ME. I DON'T CHARGE YOU. That is, if you are not satisfied with any session that we’ve had, just message me within 24 hours and I will happily refund the charges. In terms of macroeconomics, I teach and tutor: • National Income, Real and Nominal GDP • Inflation and Price Level • Consumption (C), Investment (I), Government Spending (G), and Net Exports (NX) • Inflation and the CPI • Unemployment • Supply and Demand • The Cobb-Douglas Production Function (Y = AKL) • The Solow Growth Model • Monetary & Fiscal Policy • The Money Supply • The Multiplier • Interest Rates • Loanable Funds Markets • Taxation, National Savings, and Private Savings • Long-Run Aggregate Supply (LRAS) • The IS/LM Model • Keynesian Cross • …and much more In terms of meeting logistics, I meet
Managerial Accounting,

Managerial Accounting

Right now I'm offering a FREE TRIAL SESSION to new students—no obligation to continue after the free session--just a chance for you to try me out with no risk :) As a former teaching assistant at Harvard Business School, and a former accountant at IBM and the Royal Bank of Scotland, I can tell you that there is a *big* difference between knowing managerial accounting, and knowing how to *teach* it. Here’s a secret that your university isn’t telling you: most accounting professors are not hired because they’re expert teachers, they’re hired because they’re expert accountants. They tend to teach using industry jargon that makes sense to *them*, but not to the average beginner. What you need is someone who can break accounting down into plain English and teach you step-by-step, starting with easier and more familiar concepts, and building on top of those. I’ve used this method successfully over the past eight years with some 500 students—both MBA and undergraduate—at schools ranging from small community colleges to top-tier business schools like Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, Oxford, and about 40 others. I’ve also worked privately with managers, c-level executives, attorneys, doctors, entrepreneurs, investors, and other professionals in finance, real estate, tech, healthcare, and more. My goal is to de-mystify this material into something that you can understand, and to do so better than your professor or textbook. Let me also make something very clear: IF YOU DON'T LEARN FROM ME. I DON'T CHARGE YOU. That is, if you are not satisfied with any session that we’ve had, just message me within 24 hours and I will happily refund the charges. In terms of managerial accounting, I teach and tutor concepts including: • Fixed and variable costs • Direct labor and material costs, and manufacturing overhead • Product and period costs • Conversion costs • Job-order costing • Process costing • Cost-volume-profit relationships • Activity-based costing • Profit planning • Budget and performance analysis • Standard c
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

Right now I'm offering a FREE TRIAL SESSION to new students—no obligation to continue after the free session—just a chance for you to try me out with no risk :) As a former economics teaching assistant at Harvard Business School, I can tell you that there is a *big* difference between knowing microeconomics, and knowing how to *teach* microeconomics. Here’s a secret that your university isn’t telling you: most economics professors aren’t hired because they’re expert teachers, they’re hired because they’re expert economists, researchers, and statisticians. They tend to teach using mathematical jargon that makes sense to *them*, but not to the average beginner. What you need is someone who can break microeconomics down into plain English and teach you step-by-step, starting with easier and more familiar concepts, and building on top of those. I’ve used this method successfully over the past eight years, with some 500 students at schools ranging from small community colleges to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, Oxford, and about 40 others. My goal is to de-mystify this material into something that you can understand, and to do so better than your professor or textbook ever could. Let me also make something very clear: IF YOU DON'T LEARN FROM ME. I DON'T CHARGE YOU. That is, if you are not satisfied with any session that we’ve had, just message me within 24 hours and I will happily refund the charges. In terms of microeconomics, I teach and tutor: • Comparative Advantage & Gains from Trade • Opportunity Cost • Supply & Demand: Price, Quantity and Equilibrium • Elasticity • Substitutes, Complements, and Inferior Goods • Taxes, Price Floors & Ceilings, Deadweight Loss • Consumer & Producer Surplus • Externalities & Public Goods • Costs of Production: Fixed Cost, Variable Cost, Marginal Cost, etc. • Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Oligopoly, and Monopolistic Competition • Consumer Theory: Indifference Curves, Budget Constraints, and Optimization • Producer Theory: Isoquant & Isocost Curves • Ga
Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

I train academics, students, and working professionals in Microsoft Excel, with clients from: Harvard Business School, The Yale Graduate School of Management (SOM), IBM, JP Morgan, The Royal Bank of Scotland, George Washington University Hospital, and more. I can either customize our lessons to your specific needs, OR I offer a comprehensive 3-hour course that includes: ·      Hotkeys & Shortcuts ·      Formulas and Functions (VLOOKUPs, HLOOKUPs, INDEX, MATCH, etc.) ·      PIVOT TABLES ·      INDEX and MATCH functions ·      Charts ·      Counting, summing and averaging, based on criteria ·      Conditional Formatting ·      Applications to finance, modeling, scenario testing (“What if…?”), operations, etc. ·      Goal-seeking (“What would annual revenue need to be in order for net income to equal $20MM?”) More broadly, my clients have included investment bankers, hedge fund managers, attorneys, physicians, entrepreneurs, c-level executives and MBA students from Harvard, Yale, Columbia, NYU, Oxford, Georgetown and about 40 other universities worldwide. I am available virtually every day, including nights and weekends and am generally available to meet in person or online via Skype or WyzAnt's online tutoring platform. Both online platforms have screen-sharing, so I can see your Excel workbook and vice versa, so I can coach you in real time as we step through the various spreadsheet and hotkey drills in my curriculum.

Computer

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

I train academics, students, and working professionals in Microsoft Excel, with clients from: Harvard Business School, The Yale Graduate School of Management (SOM), IBM, JP Morgan, The Royal Bank of Scotland, George Washington University Hospital, and more. I can either customize our lessons to your specific needs, OR I offer a comprehensive 3-hour course that includes: ·      Hotkeys & Shortcuts ·      Formulas and Functions (VLOOKUPs, HLOOKUPs, INDEX, MATCH, etc.) ·      PIVOT TABLES ·      INDEX and MATCH functions ·      Charts ·      Counting, summing and averaging, based on criteria ·      Conditional Formatting ·      Applications to finance, modeling, scenario testing (“What if…?”), operations, etc. ·      Goal-seeking (“What would annual revenue need to be in order for net income to equal $20MM?”) More broadly, my clients have included investment bankers, hedge fund managers, attorneys, physicians, entrepreneurs, c-level executives and MBA students from Harvard, Yale, Columbia, NYU, Oxford, Georgetown and about 40 other universities worldwide. I am available virtually every day, including nights and weekends and am generally available to meet in person or online via Skype or WyzAnt's online tutoring platform. Both online platforms have screen-sharing, so I can see your Excel workbook and vice versa, so I can coach you in real time as we step through the various spreadsheet and hotkey drills in my curriculum.

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

Most recently, I worked at Harvard Business School under an MBA-program professor for whom I did research, writing, editing, Excel, generated PowerPoints and helped her teach her ideas. I also tutored students in economics, finance, accounting, statistics, marketing, operations management and business strategy. I have a degree in Economics from American University, including a minor in Finance from the Kogod School of Business. I have also worked in corporate finance and management consulting for two years IBM. I have also managed several private ventures, including free-lance market research and writing for the credit card industry, an economics blog, and coaching published business writers. Most of all, I love teaching and delivering ideas in ways that actually MAKE SENSE, as opposed to just throwing techno babble in your face. If you're a common-sense type person, we should be a good match!
Career Development,

Career Development

Over the past five years I’ve made it my job (literally) to test career strategies. I’ve worked for a consulting firm, a bank, and the business schools at Harvard and MIT, before becoming a private MBA tutor, consultant, and career coach. In my experiences interviewing with Wall Street money managers, the biggest hedge fund in the world, Harvard Business School, the Sloan School of Management, Dow Jones, a handful of major consulting firms, and IBM, I’ve learned about what it takes optimize your probability of getting hired, but more on that later. I have coached clients through career transitions in IT, management consulting, political management/public policy, and sports management. I’ve worked with COOs, writers, MBAs, JDs, MDs, professors at Harvard and MIT, and newly-minted liberal arts students prepping for interviews with investment banks.
Finance,

Finance

You need help in finance. There’s a reason Harvard Business School hired me in 2013 to help re-design their curriculum to be more approachable to students from non-finance backgrounds. When you’re looking for a finance teacher or tutor, you should look for two things: (1) someone who *knows* finance (2) someone who knows how to *teach* finance. Unfortunately, most business professors are hired because they’re experts in their subject matter (finance, accounting, etc.), but not necessarily expert *teachers*. (I know because I’ve worked at three business schools—Harvard, MIT, and American University.) Well, I’m an expert *finance teacher*. Here’s why: Over the past six years—teaching finance to students from Harvard, Yale, Columbia, NYU/Stern, and about 40 others—I’ve developed a method that differs from what you normally get from professors and textbooks, both of which use an overly-technical approach that ignores what you *don’t* know. Let me also be clear about something: IF YOU DON'T LEARN FROM ME, I DON'T CHARGE YOU. That is, if you are not 100% satisfied with your lesson, tell me within 24 hours and I will refund the entire lesson charge. Moreover, I teach and tutor everything you’ll cover in a introductory- or intermediate corporate finance course, including: ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS/FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS FINANCIAL RATIOS (Profitability, Liquidity, Debt, Activity) CASH FLOW ANALYSIS THE TIME VALUE OF MONEY (PV, FV, NPV, IRR, N, I/YR) BONDS (YTM, interest rates, coupons) STOCK PRICING CAPITAL BUDGETING PORTFOLIO THEORY CASH FLOW PROJECTIONS VALUATION (DCF) FINANCIAL MODELING/EXCEL Having received over 500 5-star ratings from my WyzAnt clients (98% satisfaction rate), I encourage you to read the reviews my clients have left, so you can get a sense of how they feel about working with me (reviews can be found on my profile). (Outside of my work with WyzAnt, I’ve trained investment bankers, hedge fund analysts, real estate professionals, private investors, and c-level executives, prior to which I wo
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

Right now I'm offering a FREE TRIAL SESSION to new students—no obligation to continue after the free session—just a chance for you to try me out with no risk :) As a former economics teaching assistant at Harvard, I can tell you that there is a *big* difference between knowing macroeconomics, and knowing how to *teach* macroeconomics. Here’s a secret that your university isn’t telling you: most economics professors aren’t hired because they’re expert teachers, they’re hired because they’re expert economists, researchers, and statisticians. They tend to teach using mathematical jargon that makes sense to *them*, but not to the average beginner. What you need is someone who can break macroeconomics down into plain English and teach you step-by-step, starting with easier and more familiar concepts, and building on top of those. I’ve used this method successfully over the past eight years, with some 500 students at schools ranging from small community colleges to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, Oxford, and about 40 others. My goal is to de-mystify this material into something that you can understand, and to do so better than your professor or textbook ever could. Let me also make something very clear: IF YOU DON'T LEARN FROM ME. I DON'T CHARGE YOU. That is, if you are not satisfied with any session that we’ve had, just message me within 24 hours and I will happily refund the charges. In terms of macroeconomics, I teach and tutor: • National Income, Real and Nominal GDP • Inflation and Price Level • Consumption (C), Investment (I), Government Spending (G), and Net Exports (NX) • Inflation and the CPI • Unemployment • Supply and Demand • The Cobb-Douglas Production Function (Y = AKL) • The Solow Growth Model • Monetary & Fiscal Policy • The Money Supply • The Multiplier • Interest Rates • Loanable Funds Markets • Taxation, National Savings, and Private Savings • Long-Run Aggregate Supply (LRAS) • The IS/LM Model • Keynesian Cross • …and much more In terms of meeting logistics, I meet
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

Right now I'm offering a FREE TRIAL SESSION to new students—no obligation to continue after the free session—just a chance for you to try me out with no risk :) As a former economics teaching assistant at Harvard Business School, I can tell you that there is a *big* difference between knowing microeconomics, and knowing how to *teach* microeconomics. Here’s a secret that your university isn’t telling you: most economics professors aren’t hired because they’re expert teachers, they’re hired because they’re expert economists, researchers, and statisticians. They tend to teach using mathematical jargon that makes sense to *them*, but not to the average beginner. What you need is someone who can break microeconomics down into plain English and teach you step-by-step, starting with easier and more familiar concepts, and building on top of those. I’ve used this method successfully over the past eight years, with some 500 students at schools ranging from small community colleges to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, Oxford, and about 40 others. My goal is to de-mystify this material into something that you can understand, and to do so better than your professor or textbook ever could. Let me also make something very clear: IF YOU DON'T LEARN FROM ME. I DON'T CHARGE YOU. That is, if you are not satisfied with any session that we’ve had, just message me within 24 hours and I will happily refund the charges. In terms of microeconomics, I teach and tutor: • Comparative Advantage & Gains from Trade • Opportunity Cost • Supply & Demand: Price, Quantity and Equilibrium • Elasticity • Substitutes, Complements, and Inferior Goods • Taxes, Price Floors & Ceilings, Deadweight Loss • Consumer & Producer Surplus • Externalities & Public Goods • Costs of Production: Fixed Cost, Variable Cost, Marginal Cost, etc. • Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Oligopoly, and Monopolistic Competition • Consumer Theory: Indifference Curves, Budget Constraints, and Optimization • Producer Theory: Isoquant & Isocost Curves • Ga
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I train academics, students, and working professionals in Microsoft Excel, with clients from: Harvard Business School, The Yale Graduate School of Management (SOM), IBM, JP Morgan, The Royal Bank of Scotland, George Washington University Hospital, and more. I can either customize our lessons to your specific needs, OR I offer a comprehensive 3-hour course that includes: ·      Hotkeys & Shortcuts ·      Formulas and Functions (VLOOKUPs, HLOOKUPs, INDEX, MATCH, etc.) ·      PIVOT TABLES ·      INDEX and MATCH functions ·      Charts ·      Counting, summing and averaging, based on criteria ·      Conditional Formatting ·      Applications to finance, modeling, scenario testing (“What if…?”), operations, etc. ·      Goal-seeking (“What would annual revenue need to be in order for net income to equal $20MM?”) More broadly, my clients have included investment bankers, hedge fund managers, attorneys, physicians, entrepreneurs, c-level executives and MBA students from Harvard, Yale, Columbia, NYU, Oxford, Georgetown and about 40 other universities worldwide. I am available virtually every day, including nights and weekends and am generally available to meet in person or online via Skype or WyzAnt's online tutoring platform. Both online platforms have screen-sharing, so I can see your Excel workbook and vice versa, so I can coach you in real time as we step through the various spreadsheet and hotkey drills in my curriculum.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

A BIT ABOUT ME: ACADEMICS: I've supported the work of both graduate and undergraduate students with thesis papers, term papers and admissions essays, for the following institutions: -Harvard University -Columbia University -The London School of Economics -Georgetown University -Johns Hopkins University -George Washington University -New York University (NYU) BUSINESS PUBLICATIONS: I am a freelance writer, having appeared in a recently published personal finance book (Stuff About Money: No BS Financial Advice for Regular People), I launched my own social science blog in 2011, which I've been writing for ever since. My writing has also appeared on various websites, mostly discussing issues in personal finance and business strategy. OTHER BUSINESS EXPERIENCE: In addition to tutoring and writing support, I have worked for the following institutions since 2007: IBM RBS/Citizens Bank American University The Massachusetts House of Representatives
Statistics

Statistics

If you’re looking for a statistics tutor, you should be looking for two things: i) Someone who knows statistics well ii) Someone who knows HOW TO TEACH statistics well Here’s a secret your school probably isn’t telling you (but you may have noticed): statistics professors are hired because they’re good statisticians, not necessarily excellent teachers. Your professor and I are both great at statistics, but our goals are different. Your professor’s goal is to get through the curriculum. My goal is to get you to UNDERSTAND the curriculum. Over the last seven or so years, I'VE DEVELOPED A DIFFERENT METHOD TO TEACHING STATISTICS. My style is different from your professor’s or your textbook’s because it’s built on the psychology of how human beings learn. (Besides statistics, psychology is my other area of expertise.) Your professor is an expert at DOING statistics (which really means researching). I think of myself as an expert at TEACHING statistics. Let me make one thing very clear: IF YOU DON’T LEARN FROM ME, I DON’T CHARGE YOU. And so you have an idea of my background/experience with stats: I’ve worked as an research assistant on some eight different statistical studies at Harvard Business School, MIT and American University in Washington, DC. I have a degree in Economics & Finance from American University and have had coursework at the London School of Economics. I have worked on statistics for: -IBM -MIT Sloan School of Management -Harvard Business School -Citizens Bank/Royal Bank of Scotland -The US Navy -The Harvard Program on US-Japan Relations For seven years, I’ve tutored business stats to students at (and this is just some of them): -Harvard Law School -Harvard Kennedy School of Government -MIT -Boston College – Carroll School of Management -Boston University – School of Management -George Washington University

Elementary Education

Study Skills

English

Proofreading,

Proofreading

A BIT ABOUT ME: ACADEMICS: I've supported the work of both graduate and undergraduate students with thesis papers, term papers and admissions essays, for the following institutions: -Harvard University -Columbia University -The London School of Economics -Georgetown University -Johns Hopkins University -George Washington University -New York University (NYU) BUSINESS PUBLICATIONS: I am a freelance writer, having appeared in a recently published personal finance book (Stuff About Money: No BS Financial Advice for Regular People), I launched my own social science blog in 2011, which I've been writing for ever since. My writing has also appeared on various websites, mostly discussing issues in personal finance and business strategy. OTHER BUSINESS EXPERIENCE: In addition to tutoring and writing support, I have worked for the following institutions since 2007: IBM RBS/Citizens Bank American University The Massachusetts House of Representatives
Writing

Writing

If not developed correctly, writing can be deceptively cumbersome—even for the smartest of people. Learning a few simple steps can DRAMATICALLY improve your material’s style, flow, and voice (how your audience perceives you). Of course, I don’t neglect teaching editing and proofreading either (this is actually a big chuck of what many students neglect). Having served as an editor for Harvard Business School, I now coach published authors as well as students—graduate and undergraduate (and occasionally high-school). I have launched and written for two blogs, am a featured expert in a 2012 book on personal finance, and have coached applicants writing admissions statement to Harvard, Boston College, Columbia, NYU, The University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown, George Washington U, King’s College, and The London School of Economics. Here are a few examples of what I teach students: -Write your first draft, then immediately go through and delete unnecessary words. -Next, go through and delete intensifiers like “very” and “extremely”. (A friend’s law-school professor told him, “The word ‘very’ is very un-useful.”) -Keep sentences short. Use small words rather than big words. Psychology research shows that readers regard writing as LESS intelligent when big words are used unnecessarily! I will teach you how to implement these and the five other rules I’ve developed from my experience as an author, editor, proofreader and writing coach. *I’ll also proofread your work, provided you have permission from your school in the case that you’re a student.

Homeschool

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

Right now I'm offering a FREE TRIAL SESSION to new students—no obligation to continue after the free session—just a chance for you to try me out with no risk :) As a former economics teaching assistant at Harvard, I can tell you that there is a *big* difference between knowing macroeconomics, and knowing how to *teach* macroeconomics. Here’s a secret that your university isn’t telling you: most economics professors aren’t hired because they’re expert teachers, they’re hired because they’re expert economists, researchers, and statisticians. They tend to teach using mathematical jargon that makes sense to *them*, but not to the average beginner. What you need is someone who can break macroeconomics down into plain English and teach you step-by-step, starting with easier and more familiar concepts, and building on top of those. I’ve used this method successfully over the past eight years, with some 500 students at schools ranging from small community colleges to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, Oxford, and about 40 others. My goal is to de-mystify this material into something that you can understand, and to do so better than your professor or textbook ever could. Let me also make something very clear: IF YOU DON'T LEARN FROM ME. I DON'T CHARGE YOU. That is, if you are not satisfied with any session that we’ve had, just message me within 24 hours and I will happily refund the charges. In terms of macroeconomics, I teach and tutor: • National Income, Real and Nominal GDP • Inflation and Price Level • Consumption (C), Investment (I), Government Spending (G), and Net Exports (NX) • Inflation and the CPI • Unemployment • Supply and Demand • The Cobb-Douglas Production Function (Y = AKL) • The Solow Growth Model • Monetary & Fiscal Policy • The Money Supply • The Multiplier • Interest Rates • Loanable Funds Markets • Taxation, National Savings, and Private Savings • Long-Run Aggregate Supply (LRAS) • The IS/LM Model • Keynesian Cross • …and much more In terms of meeting logistics, I meet
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

Right now I'm offering a FREE TRIAL SESSION to new students—no obligation to continue after the free session—just a chance for you to try me out with no risk :) As a former economics teaching assistant at Harvard Business School, I can tell you that there is a *big* difference between knowing microeconomics, and knowing how to *teach* microeconomics. Here’s a secret that your university isn’t telling you: most economics professors aren’t hired because they’re expert teachers, they’re hired because they’re expert economists, researchers, and statisticians. They tend to teach using mathematical jargon that makes sense to *them*, but not to the average beginner. What you need is someone who can break microeconomics down into plain English and teach you step-by-step, starting with easier and more familiar concepts, and building on top of those. I’ve used this method successfully over the past eight years, with some 500 students at schools ranging from small community colleges to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, Oxford, and about 40 others. My goal is to de-mystify this material into something that you can understand, and to do so better than your professor or textbook ever could. Let me also make something very clear: IF YOU DON'T LEARN FROM ME. I DON'T CHARGE YOU. That is, if you are not satisfied with any session that we’ve had, just message me within 24 hours and I will happily refund the charges. In terms of microeconomics, I teach and tutor: • Comparative Advantage & Gains from Trade • Opportunity Cost • Supply & Demand: Price, Quantity and Equilibrium • Elasticity • Substitutes, Complements, and Inferior Goods • Taxes, Price Floors & Ceilings, Deadweight Loss • Consumer & Producer Surplus • Externalities & Public Goods • Costs of Production: Fixed Cost, Variable Cost, Marginal Cost, etc. • Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Oligopoly, and Monopolistic Competition • Consumer Theory: Indifference Curves, Budget Constraints, and Optimization • Producer Theory: Isoquant & Isocost Curves • Ga
Statistics,

Statistics

If you’re looking for a statistics tutor, you should be looking for two things: i) Someone who knows statistics well ii) Someone who knows HOW TO TEACH statistics well Here’s a secret your school probably isn’t telling you (but you may have noticed): statistics professors are hired because they’re good statisticians, not necessarily excellent teachers. Your professor and I are both great at statistics, but our goals are different. Your professor’s goal is to get through the curriculum. My goal is to get you to UNDERSTAND the curriculum. Over the last seven or so years, I'VE DEVELOPED A DIFFERENT METHOD TO TEACHING STATISTICS. My style is different from your professor’s or your textbook’s because it’s built on the psychology of how human beings learn. (Besides statistics, psychology is my other area of expertise.) Your professor is an expert at DOING statistics (which really means researching). I think of myself as an expert at TEACHING statistics. Let me make one thing very clear: IF YOU DON’T LEARN FROM ME, I DON’T CHARGE YOU. And so you have an idea of my background/experience with stats: I’ve worked as an research assistant on some eight different statistical studies at Harvard Business School, MIT and American University in Washington, DC. I have a degree in Economics & Finance from American University and have had coursework at the London School of Economics. I have worked on statistics for: -IBM -MIT Sloan School of Management -Harvard Business School -Citizens Bank/Royal Bank of Scotland -The US Navy -The Harvard Program on US-Japan Relations For seven years, I’ve tutored business stats to students at (and this is just some of them): -Harvard Law School -Harvard Kennedy School of Government -MIT -Boston College – Carroll School of Management -Boston University – School of Management -George Washington University
Writing,

Writing

If not developed correctly, writing can be deceptively cumbersome—even for the smartest of people. Learning a few simple steps can DRAMATICALLY improve your material’s style, flow, and voice (how your audience perceives you). Of course, I don’t neglect teaching editing and proofreading either (this is actually a big chuck of what many students neglect). Having served as an editor for Harvard Business School, I now coach published authors as well as students—graduate and undergraduate (and occasionally high-school). I have launched and written for two blogs, am a featured expert in a 2012 book on personal finance, and have coached applicants writing admissions statement to Harvard, Boston College, Columbia, NYU, The University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown, George Washington U, King’s College, and The London School of Economics. Here are a few examples of what I teach students: -Write your first draft, then immediately go through and delete unnecessary words. -Next, go through and delete intensifiers like “very” and “extremely”. (A friend’s law-school professor told him, “The word ‘very’ is very un-useful.”) -Keep sentences short. Use small words rather than big words. Psychology research shows that readers regard writing as LESS intelligent when big words are used unnecessarily! I will teach you how to implement these and the five other rules I’ve developed from my experience as an author, editor, proofreader and writing coach. *I’ll also proofread your work, provided you have permission from your school in the case that you’re a student.
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Math

Statistics

Statistics

If you’re looking for a statistics tutor, you should be looking for two things: i) Someone who knows statistics well ii) Someone who knows HOW TO TEACH statistics well Here’s a secret your school probably isn’t telling you (but you may have noticed): statistics professors are hired because they’re good statisticians, not necessarily excellent teachers. Your professor and I are both great at statistics, but our goals are different. Your professor’s goal is to get through the curriculum. My goal is to get you to UNDERSTAND the curriculum. Over the last seven or so years, I'VE DEVELOPED A DIFFERENT METHOD TO TEACHING STATISTICS. My style is different from your professor’s or your textbook’s because it’s built on the psychology of how human beings learn. (Besides statistics, psychology is my other area of expertise.) Your professor is an expert at DOING statistics (which really means researching). I think of myself as an expert at TEACHING statistics. Let me make one thing very clear: IF YOU DON’T LEARN FROM ME, I DON’T CHARGE YOU. And so you have an idea of my background/experience with stats: I’ve worked as an research assistant on some eight different statistical studies at Harvard Business School, MIT and American University in Washington, DC. I have a degree in Economics & Finance from American University and have had coursework at the London School of Economics. I have worked on statistics for: -IBM -MIT Sloan School of Management -Harvard Business School -Citizens Bank/Royal Bank of Scotland -The US Navy -The Harvard Program on US-Japan Relations For seven years, I’ve tutored business stats to students at (and this is just some of them): -Harvard Law School -Harvard Kennedy School of Government -MIT -Boston College – Carroll School of Management -Boston University – School of Management -George Washington University

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Statistics,

Statistics

If you’re looking for a statistics tutor, you should be looking for two things: i) Someone who knows statistics well ii) Someone who knows HOW TO TEACH statistics well Here’s a secret your school probably isn’t telling you (but you may have noticed): statistics professors are hired because they’re good statisticians, not necessarily excellent teachers. Your professor and I are both great at statistics, but our goals are different. Your professor’s goal is to get through the curriculum. My goal is to get you to UNDERSTAND the curriculum. Over the last seven or so years, I'VE DEVELOPED A DIFFERENT METHOD TO TEACHING STATISTICS. My style is different from your professor’s or your textbook’s because it’s built on the psychology of how human beings learn. (Besides statistics, psychology is my other area of expertise.) Your professor is an expert at DOING statistics (which really means researching). I think of myself as an expert at TEACHING statistics. Let me make one thing very clear: IF YOU DON’T LEARN FROM ME, I DON’T CHARGE YOU. And so you have an idea of my background/experience with stats: I’ve worked as an research assistant on some eight different statistical studies at Harvard Business School, MIT and American University in Washington, DC. I have a degree in Economics & Finance from American University and have had coursework at the London School of Economics. I have worked on statistics for: -IBM -MIT Sloan School of Management -Harvard Business School -Citizens Bank/Royal Bank of Scotland -The US Navy -The Harvard Program on US-Japan Relations For seven years, I’ve tutored business stats to students at (and this is just some of them): -Harvard Law School -Harvard Kennedy School of Government -MIT -Boston College – Carroll School of Management -Boston University – School of Management -George Washington University
Writing,

Writing

If not developed correctly, writing can be deceptively cumbersome—even for the smartest of people. Learning a few simple steps can DRAMATICALLY improve your material’s style, flow, and voice (how your audience perceives you). Of course, I don’t neglect teaching editing and proofreading either (this is actually a big chuck of what many students neglect). Having served as an editor for Harvard Business School, I now coach published authors as well as students—graduate and undergraduate (and occasionally high-school). I have launched and written for two blogs, am a featured expert in a 2012 book on personal finance, and have coached applicants writing admissions statement to Harvard, Boston College, Columbia, NYU, The University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown, George Washington U, King’s College, and The London School of Economics. Here are a few examples of what I teach students: -Write your first draft, then immediately go through and delete unnecessary words. -Next, go through and delete intensifiers like “very” and “extremely”. (A friend’s law-school professor told him, “The word ‘very’ is very un-useful.”) -Keep sentences short. Use small words rather than big words. Psychology research shows that readers regard writing as LESS intelligent when big words are used unnecessarily! I will teach you how to implement these and the five other rules I’ve developed from my experience as an author, editor, proofreader and writing coach. *I’ll also proofread your work, provided you have permission from your school in the case that you’re a student.
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Other

Finance,

Finance

You need help in finance. There’s a reason Harvard Business School hired me in 2013 to help re-design their curriculum to be more approachable to students from non-finance backgrounds. When you’re looking for a finance teacher or tutor, you should look for two things: (1) someone who *knows* finance (2) someone who knows how to *teach* finance. Unfortunately, most business professors are hired because they’re experts in their subject matter (finance, accounting, etc.), but not necessarily expert *teachers*. (I know because I’ve worked at three business schools—Harvard, MIT, and American University.) Well, I’m an expert *finance teacher*. Here’s why: Over the past six years—teaching finance to students from Harvard, Yale, Columbia, NYU/Stern, and about 40 others—I’ve developed a method that differs from what you normally get from professors and textbooks, both of which use an overly-technical approach that ignores what you *don’t* know. Let me also be clear about something: IF YOU DON'T LEARN FROM ME, I DON'T CHARGE YOU. That is, if you are not 100% satisfied with your lesson, tell me within 24 hours and I will refund the entire lesson charge. Moreover, I teach and tutor everything you’ll cover in a introductory- or intermediate corporate finance course, including: ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS/FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS FINANCIAL RATIOS (Profitability, Liquidity, Debt, Activity) CASH FLOW ANALYSIS THE TIME VALUE OF MONEY (PV, FV, NPV, IRR, N, I/YR) BONDS (YTM, interest rates, coupons) STOCK PRICING CAPITAL BUDGETING PORTFOLIO THEORY CASH FLOW PROJECTIONS VALUATION (DCF) FINANCIAL MODELING/EXCEL Having received over 500 5-star ratings from my WyzAnt clients (98% satisfaction rate), I encourage you to read the reviews my clients have left, so you can get a sense of how they feel about working with me (reviews can be found on my profile). (Outside of my work with WyzAnt, I’ve trained investment bankers, hedge fund analysts, real estate professionals, private investors, and c-level executives, prior to which I wo
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

Right now I'm offering a FREE TRIAL SESSION to new students—no obligation to continue after the free session—just a chance for you to try me out with no risk :) As a former economics teaching assistant at Harvard, I can tell you that there is a *big* difference between knowing macroeconomics, and knowing how to *teach* macroeconomics. Here’s a secret that your university isn’t telling you: most economics professors aren’t hired because they’re expert teachers, they’re hired because they’re expert economists, researchers, and statisticians. They tend to teach using mathematical jargon that makes sense to *them*, but not to the average beginner. What you need is someone who can break macroeconomics down into plain English and teach you step-by-step, starting with easier and more familiar concepts, and building on top of those. I’ve used this method successfully over the past eight years, with some 500 students at schools ranging from small community colleges to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, Oxford, and about 40 others. My goal is to de-mystify this material into something that you can understand, and to do so better than your professor or textbook ever could. Let me also make something very clear: IF YOU DON'T LEARN FROM ME. I DON'T CHARGE YOU. That is, if you are not satisfied with any session that we’ve had, just message me within 24 hours and I will happily refund the charges. In terms of macroeconomics, I teach and tutor: • National Income, Real and Nominal GDP • Inflation and Price Level • Consumption (C), Investment (I), Government Spending (G), and Net Exports (NX) • Inflation and the CPI • Unemployment • Supply and Demand • The Cobb-Douglas Production Function (Y = AKL) • The Solow Growth Model • Monetary & Fiscal Policy • The Money Supply • The Multiplier • Interest Rates • Loanable Funds Markets • Taxation, National Savings, and Private Savings • Long-Run Aggregate Supply (LRAS) • The IS/LM Model • Keynesian Cross • …and much more In terms of meeting logistics, I meet
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

Right now I'm offering a FREE TRIAL SESSION to new students—no obligation to continue after the free session—just a chance for you to try me out with no risk :) As a former economics teaching assistant at Harvard Business School, I can tell you that there is a *big* difference between knowing microeconomics, and knowing how to *teach* microeconomics. Here’s a secret that your university isn’t telling you: most economics professors aren’t hired because they’re expert teachers, they’re hired because they’re expert economists, researchers, and statisticians. They tend to teach using mathematical jargon that makes sense to *them*, but not to the average beginner. What you need is someone who can break microeconomics down into plain English and teach you step-by-step, starting with easier and more familiar concepts, and building on top of those. I’ve used this method successfully over the past eight years, with some 500 students at schools ranging from small community colleges to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, Oxford, and about 40 others. My goal is to de-mystify this material into something that you can understand, and to do so better than your professor or textbook ever could. Let me also make something very clear: IF YOU DON'T LEARN FROM ME. I DON'T CHARGE YOU. That is, if you are not satisfied with any session that we’ve had, just message me within 24 hours and I will happily refund the charges. In terms of microeconomics, I teach and tutor: • Comparative Advantage & Gains from Trade • Opportunity Cost • Supply & Demand: Price, Quantity and Equilibrium • Elasticity • Substitutes, Complements, and Inferior Goods • Taxes, Price Floors & Ceilings, Deadweight Loss • Consumer & Producer Surplus • Externalities & Public Goods • Costs of Production: Fixed Cost, Variable Cost, Marginal Cost, etc. • Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Oligopoly, and Monopolistic Competition • Consumer Theory: Indifference Curves, Budget Constraints, and Optimization • Producer Theory: Isoquant & Isocost Curves • Ga
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Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

Right now I'm offering a FREE TRIAL SESSION to new students—no obligation to continue after the free session—just a chance for you to try me out with no risk :) As a former economics teaching assistant at Harvard, I can tell you that there is a *big* difference between knowing macroeconomics, and knowing how to *teach* macroeconomics. Here’s a secret that your university isn’t telling you: most economics professors aren’t hired because they’re expert teachers, they’re hired because they’re expert economists, researchers, and statisticians. They tend to teach using mathematical jargon that makes sense to *them*, but not to the average beginner. What you need is someone who can break macroeconomics down into plain English and teach you step-by-step, starting with easier and more familiar concepts, and building on top of those. I’ve used this method successfully over the past eight years, with some 500 students at schools ranging from small community colleges to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, Oxford, and about 40 others. My goal is to de-mystify this material into something that you can understand, and to do so better than your professor or textbook ever could. Let me also make something very clear: IF YOU DON'T LEARN FROM ME. I DON'T CHARGE YOU. That is, if you are not satisfied with any session that we’ve had, just message me within 24 hours and I will happily refund the charges. In terms of macroeconomics, I teach and tutor: • National Income, Real and Nominal GDP • Inflation and Price Level • Consumption (C), Investment (I), Government Spending (G), and Net Exports (NX) • Inflation and the CPI • Unemployment • Supply and Demand • The Cobb-Douglas Production Function (Y = AKL) • The Solow Growth Model • Monetary & Fiscal Policy • The Money Supply • The Multiplier • Interest Rates • Loanable Funds Markets • Taxation, National Savings, and Private Savings • Long-Run Aggregate Supply (LRAS) • The IS/LM Model • Keynesian Cross • …and much more In terms of meeting logistics, I meet
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

Right now I'm offering a FREE TRIAL SESSION to new students—no obligation to continue after the free session—just a chance for you to try me out with no risk :) As a former economics teaching assistant at Harvard Business School, I can tell you that there is a *big* difference between knowing microeconomics, and knowing how to *teach* microeconomics. Here’s a secret that your university isn’t telling you: most economics professors aren’t hired because they’re expert teachers, they’re hired because they’re expert economists, researchers, and statisticians. They tend to teach using mathematical jargon that makes sense to *them*, but not to the average beginner. What you need is someone who can break microeconomics down into plain English and teach you step-by-step, starting with easier and more familiar concepts, and building on top of those. I’ve used this method successfully over the past eight years, with some 500 students at schools ranging from small community colleges to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, Oxford, and about 40 others. My goal is to de-mystify this material into something that you can understand, and to do so better than your professor or textbook ever could. Let me also make something very clear: IF YOU DON'T LEARN FROM ME. I DON'T CHARGE YOU. That is, if you are not satisfied with any session that we’ve had, just message me within 24 hours and I will happily refund the charges. In terms of microeconomics, I teach and tutor: • Comparative Advantage & Gains from Trade • Opportunity Cost • Supply & Demand: Price, Quantity and Equilibrium • Elasticity • Substitutes, Complements, and Inferior Goods • Taxes, Price Floors & Ceilings, Deadweight Loss • Consumer & Producer Surplus • Externalities & Public Goods • Costs of Production: Fixed Cost, Variable Cost, Marginal Cost, etc. • Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Oligopoly, and Monopolistic Competition • Consumer Theory: Indifference Curves, Budget Constraints, and Optimization • Producer Theory: Isoquant & Isocost Curves • Ga
Statistics,

Statistics

If you’re looking for a statistics tutor, you should be looking for two things: i) Someone who knows statistics well ii) Someone who knows HOW TO TEACH statistics well Here’s a secret your school probably isn’t telling you (but you may have noticed): statistics professors are hired because they’re good statisticians, not necessarily excellent teachers. Your professor and I are both great at statistics, but our goals are different. Your professor’s goal is to get through the curriculum. My goal is to get you to UNDERSTAND the curriculum. Over the last seven or so years, I'VE DEVELOPED A DIFFERENT METHOD TO TEACHING STATISTICS. My style is different from your professor’s or your textbook’s because it’s built on the psychology of how human beings learn. (Besides statistics, psychology is my other area of expertise.) Your professor is an expert at DOING statistics (which really means researching). I think of myself as an expert at TEACHING statistics. Let me make one thing very clear: IF YOU DON’T LEARN FROM ME, I DON’T CHARGE YOU. And so you have an idea of my background/experience with stats: I’ve worked as an research assistant on some eight different statistical studies at Harvard Business School, MIT and American University in Washington, DC. I have a degree in Economics & Finance from American University and have had coursework at the London School of Economics. I have worked on statistics for: -IBM -MIT Sloan School of Management -Harvard Business School -Citizens Bank/Royal Bank of Scotland -The US Navy -The Harvard Program on US-Japan Relations For seven years, I’ve tutored business stats to students at (and this is just some of them): -Harvard Law School -Harvard Kennedy School of Government -MIT -Boston College – Carroll School of Management -Boston University – School of Management -George Washington University
Writing,

Writing

If not developed correctly, writing can be deceptively cumbersome—even for the smartest of people. Learning a few simple steps can DRAMATICALLY improve your material’s style, flow, and voice (how your audience perceives you). Of course, I don’t neglect teaching editing and proofreading either (this is actually a big chuck of what many students neglect). Having served as an editor for Harvard Business School, I now coach published authors as well as students—graduate and undergraduate (and occasionally high-school). I have launched and written for two blogs, am a featured expert in a 2012 book on personal finance, and have coached applicants writing admissions statement to Harvard, Boston College, Columbia, NYU, The University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown, George Washington U, King’s College, and The London School of Economics. Here are a few examples of what I teach students: -Write your first draft, then immediately go through and delete unnecessary words. -Next, go through and delete intensifiers like “very” and “extremely”. (A friend’s law-school professor told him, “The word ‘very’ is very un-useful.”) -Keep sentences short. Use small words rather than big words. Psychology research shows that readers regard writing as LESS intelligent when big words are used unnecessarily! I will teach you how to implement these and the five other rules I’ve developed from my experience as an author, editor, proofreader and writing coach. *I’ll also proofread your work, provided you have permission from your school in the case that you’re a student.
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Test Preparation

Career Development

Career Development

Over the past five years I’ve made it my job (literally) to test career strategies. I’ve worked for a consulting firm, a bank, and the business schools at Harvard and MIT, before becoming a private MBA tutor, consultant, and career coach. In my experiences interviewing with Wall Street money managers, the biggest hedge fund in the world, Harvard Business School, the Sloan School of Management, Dow Jones, a handful of major consulting firms, and IBM, I’ve learned about what it takes optimize your probability of getting hired, but more on that later. I have coached clients through career transitions in IT, management consulting, political management/public policy, and sports management. I’ve worked with COOs, writers, MBAs, JDs, MDs, professors at Harvard and MIT, and newly-minted liberal arts students prepping for interviews with investment banks.

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Easy to follow and understand a complex course of study.

He will ensure you grasp the concepts. You will not be disappointed in working with him. I have utilized him for statistics/ accounting courses and I have complaints whatsoever!

Spears, 5 lessons with Michael

Another example of “you get what you pay for”

Michael was great. I was in a panic over getting university level intermediate economics homework done in time. There was math that was previously incomprehensible to me and by the end it seemed obvious. Contacted several other tutors and they all said that they weren’t comfortable teaching at this level so he was a really lucky find.

Anna, 2 lessons with Michael

Inventory

As usual, Mike has made everything simple and allowed me to talk through the problems. He has helped with my confidence in completing the problems and getting the problems correctly. He is truly outstanding.

Spears, 5 lessons with Michael

Second session

Very patient. Worked diligently to ensure I understood the problem. I am looking forward to my next session with Mr. Friedmann.

Spears, 5 lessons with Michael

Cares that you understand.

He ensures you grasp the why! Very patient and caring. I feel so confident after working with him. He is worth the investment for sure.

Spears, 5 lessons with Michael

Very helpful tutor!

Michael helped me understand some basic concepts for my upcoming Corporate Finance exam including time value of money and wacc. He was really great in explaining these in easy terms. We then spent some time on some of my sample exam questions, which covered capital budgeting (FCF, debt, equity, levered and unlevered beta, etc.). The last part of the sample question was pretty advanced and although we spent a long time trying to figure it out, we were unable to do so. Michael was kind enough not to charge for that time, which I highly appreciate and speaks greatly for him! I can definitely recommend him to anyone who is struggling with their quantitative courses!

Luisa, 1 lesson with Michael

Very talented tutor

My high school age daughter said that Mike is a "very talented tutor" and "super helpful". He also was very quick to respond when contacted and very conscientious when it came to reviewing materials prior to their session.

Pete, 1 lesson with Michael

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

My lesson was well worth the investment to learn corporate finance concepts and also business analytics. He is very knowledgeable and knows how to teach conceptually as well.

Tiffany, 2 lessons with Michael

Very thorough and thoughtful

Michael was able to go through a bond exercise with me in a lot of detail while also laying out the bigger-picture concepts. Feeling much more confident having worked with him.

Manuela, 1 lesson with Michael
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