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Yang X.

New York, NY

$225/hour

Penn Triple Major - Finance / Excel / Chinese / Writing

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
5.0 average from 24 ratings
Extremely knowledgeable and patient
— Robert, New York, NY on 10/17/16

$225/Hour


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University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School
Economics and French

Education

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School (Economics and French)

About Yang

Hi!

I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with three majors: Economics (concentrating in Finance), International Studies, and French.

You could say that I'm a reformed investment banker. After three years in that business, I want to give something back to the community. I've had the privilege of a diverse education and bounced around Wall Street for nine years, so I can offer tutoring in these areas:

- Finance / Accounting / Excel: I majored in Finance from Wharton, I'm a CFA charterholder, and I have worked on more Excel spreadsheets than you can shake a stick at. I can address a wide range of topics, including how to read financial statements, corporate finance and valuation, what the heck is a VLOOKUP function, and personal finance.
- Spoken Mandarin Chinese: I was born in China, speak Chinese with my parents, and go back to China often to see extended family, so I've kept up my Beijing Chinese accent despite being in New York all these years.
- English / reading / writing / SAT verbal and writing: I scored an 800 on the SAT verbal, the SAT II Writing, and the SAT II Literature tests. Even though I work in finance, I'm still an avid reader and love rereading classics like Wuthering Heights from time to time. I'm also a grammar stickler.
- French: I majored in French and spent a whole year in Paris during my junior year.

So there you have it. I am more than happy to set up a pre-lesson call to understand your tutoring needs and work out a plan so that you get the most out of your time and money.

Best,
Yang
Hi!

I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with three majors: Economics (concentrating in Finance), International Studies, and French.

You could say that I'm a reformed investment banker. After three years in that business, I want to give something back to the community. I've had the privilege of a diverse education
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of New York, NY 10035
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Extremely knowledgeable and patient"

- Robert, New York, NY on 10/17/16

"Phenomenal!!"

- Tracy, New York, NY on 3/11/13
Math:
SAT Math
Science:
Chemistry
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Chinese,
French
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting,
Business,
Economics,
Finance,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Accounting

I received a BS in Economics with a concentration in Finance from Wharton. I have spent nine years in the finance industry and have worked in asset management and investment banking. I am also a CFA charterholder, and passing the three exams necessary to become a charterholder involves a deep understanding of corporate finance, accounting, portfolio construction, and economics.

Business

I received a BS in Economics with a concentration in Finance from Wharton. I have spent nine years in the finance industry, including one year at BlackRock, three years at boutique investment bank Gleacher & Company, three years at CIFC Asset Management, and two years at a specialty finance company based in Bermuda. At my jobs I learned to value fixed income and equity securities, build three-statement models, and be able to make a case for investments to senior management. I am also a CFA charterholder, and passing the three exams necessary to become a charterholder involves a deep understanding of corporate finance, accounting, portfolio construction, and economics.

Chinese

I was born in China and grew up speaking Mandarin. Even after my family moved to New York, I still had to speak Chinese at home and never lost my Beijing Chinese accent. A friend picked me to officiate her wedding because of my fluency in both Mandarin and English.

Economics

I received a BS in Economics with a concentration in Finance from Wharton. During my time at Penn, I took classes in fixed income security valuation, foreign exchange, and both financial and corporate accounting. I have spent nine years in the finance industry and have worked in asset management. At my current job I constantly evaluate the impact of macroeconomic data and developments on individual company performance. I am also a CFA charterholder, and passing the three exams necessary to become a charterholder involves a deep understanding of corporate finance, accounting, portfolio construction, and economics.

English

While I learned English after I learned Chinese, I consider it my first language. I have always loved to read and write and would love to pass that passion on. In terms of qualifications, I have scored 800 on the SAT Verbal, and the SAT II exams in Literature and Writing. I also scored a 5 on the AP English Literature exam. My high school was very rigorous on essay construction and developing a point clearly and persuasively through writing, which prepared well for college and beyond, and I would be happy to teach those same methods and tips to others.

Finance

I received a BS in Economics with a concentration in Finance from Wharton. I have spent nine years in the finance industry and have worked in asset management and investment banking. At my current day job I routinely analyze financial statements and sometimes build my own financial models to predict future performance, particularly as it relates to cash flow, a crucial metric for both fixed income and equity investors. I also have extensive experience using Capital IQ to pull financials into Excel and identify competitors for a given company. I am also a CFA charterholder, and passing the three exams necessary to become a charterholder involves a deep understanding of corporate finance, accounting, portfolio construction, and economics.

French

I received a BA in French Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. I also spent an entire year at Sciences Po, one of the Grandes Ecoles, in Paris during my entire junior year. There I took classes in French with French students.

Grammar

My high school is a very traditional grammar school in many ways and really drilled the rules of grammar into me. Grammatical errors can create a hard-to-reverse first impression -- recruiters will even stop reading resumes and toss them upon finding grammatical errors. I am more than happy to help instill a sense of what is grammatically correct and a habit of writing correctly and concisely. I also took Latin for a number of years, which helped me think even more about phrasing and word choice in English. In terms of qualifications, I have scored 800 on the SAT Verbal, and the SAT II exams in Literature and Writing. I also scored a 5 on the AP English Literature exam.

Literature

Simply put, I love to read, and I believe that a lifelong desire to read and write is good not just for SAT verbal sections. Developing and honing reading and writing habits will also help advance your career, and will increase the respect others have for you. In terms of qualifications, I have scored 800 on the SAT Verbal, and the SAT II exams in Literature and Writing. I also scored a 5 on the AP English Literature exam. I still love to read and go through dozens of news articles a day, and occasionally reread a classic or two. I especially like to reread older English literature, so if you are stuck on a passage in Shakespeare, Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, or Frankenstein, or anything else, I would be more than happy to walk through key quotations and characters.

Microsoft Excel

I have spent nine years and counting in the finance industry and have worked on more spreadsheets than you can shake a stick at. I am able to build live three-statement models and also teach good Excel etiquette and rules such as formula and reference construction, and organization of inputs and outputs to make your spreadsheets accessible to others.

Microsoft Outlook

I have been using Outlook in the workplace for nine years. During this time, I've picked up skills such as keyboard shortcuts, ways to quickly set up contacts and appointments, and good habits such as a vast array of rules to help me organize the hundreds of emails that I receive every day.

Public Speaking

I recently officiated a wedding for a close friend in both English and Chinese for close to a hundred guests. At my current job, I frequently submit and defend investment ideas to a committee of senior research analysts and portfolio managers.

Reading

Simply put, I love to read, and I believe that a lifelong desire to read and write is good not just for SAT verbal sections. Developing and honing reading and writing habits will also help advance your career, and will increase the respect others have for you. In terms of qualifications, I have scored 800 on the SAT Verbal, and the SAT II exams in Literature and Writing. I also scored a 5 on the AP English Literature exam. I still love to read and go through dozens of news articles a day, and occasionally reread a classic or two.

SAT Reading

In terms of qualifications, I have scored 800 on the SAT Verbal, and the SAT II exams in Literature and Writing. I also scored a 5 on the AP English Literature exam. I still remember most if not all of the words I had to learn for the Verbal section. I have also been taking tests all my life (SAT, college exams, CFA exams) and would also be happy to share tips about test-taking, since these tests are not just about knowing the topics, but also about using the time given to get the maximum number of points.

SAT Writing

In terms of qualifications, I have scored 800 on the SAT Verbal, and the SAT II exams in Literature and Writing. I also scored a 5 on the AP English Literature exam. I still love to read and go through dozens of news articles a day, and occasionally reread a classic or two. I've also sat through many essay exams and would be more than happy to share tips about how to understand an essay prompt, formulate a thesis, and write in a clear, organized way under time pressure.

Vocabulary

I have always loved to read and write, and actually still remember most if not all of the words I learned for the SAT verbal. I go through dozens of news articles a day, and occasionally reread a classic or two to help build and maintain my vocabulary. I am happy to pass on tips about how to remember large quantity of words and also how to eliminate incorrect choices on a test even if you are not sure of what the right answer could be. In terms of qualifications, I have scored 800 on the SAT Verbal, and the SAT II exams in Literature and Writing. I also scored a 5 on the AP English Literature exam.

Writing

In terms of qualifications, I have scored 800 on the SAT Verbal, and the SAT II exams in Literature and Writing. I also scored a 5 on the AP English Literature exam. I've sat through many essay exams and would be more than happy to share tips about how to understand an essay prompt, formulate a thesis, and write in a clear, organized way under time pressure, whether the essay is for an SAT exam, a history class, or a college application essay.

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School
Economics and French

Education

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School (Economics and French)

Extremely knowledgeable and patient

Yang was great at helping me understand the concepts I needed to master. I felt comfortable asking him to go over the same thing a few times so that I made sure I understood the theories. Just 2 hours and I am much, much better at financial modelling. Would highly recommend Yang.

— Robert, New York, NY on 10/17/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $225.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Yang will travel within 8 miles of New York, NY 10035.