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Kathryn V.

New York, NY

$55/hour

Technical PhD Tutor

Background check passed as of 10/12/16
4.3 average from 8 ratings
Great experience!
— Mariana, Brooklyn, NY on 10/14/16

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Columbia University
Mathematics and Econ
University of Maryland
PhD

Education

Columbia University (Mathematics and Econ)

University of Maryland (PhD)

About Kathryn

I received my PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Maryland, with a focus on development economics and experimental design.

I received my BA in Math and Economics from Columbia University and returned to Columbia for a postdoc at Columbia University’s Earth Institute (2013-2016). For the Fall 2014 I was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse at the Toulouse School of Economics. I am a Principal Investigator on several funded studies at Columbia University. I have worked in over 15 countries and traveled to over 30.

I have developed and taught courses Statistics at the US Naval Academy and Columbia University (2011 and 2014). I have developed and taught courses on micro-economics at Columbia University (2014). I teach computer programming for a NGO called Girls Who Code, which includes Python, Pygame, C++, Arduino and Robotics, and Web development in Html/Css/Javascript. I developed and taught a course on SQL and R for Statistics.com for several years. Lastly, I have taught dance (ballet) to all ages.

Having been a professional ballet dance in my teens and early 20's, there was a significant amount of learning that I needed to complete to start a BA in Math at Columbia University. That was even more true when I embarked on a PhD. Over the years, I've seen how in the field of math (including programming and statistics) there are too many concepts that teachers gloss over. In learning concepts myself, I knew when I was confused but not why. I aim to carry the student forward without rushing. I have years of experience teaching technical subjects from high school students to graduate students studying at top schools (from Brooklyn Tech to Columbia University). My own peer reviewed research uses all of the tools on a daily basis, from programming and econometrics, to advanced mathematical modeling and derivations.

I have a unique background, in which I've succeeded to the very top of two separate career paths in the arts and in STEM. I have a passion for passing my knowledge down, because I believe that anything can be learned and mastered with the proper amount of breakdown and focus.
I received my PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Maryland, with a focus on development economics and experimental design.

I received my BA in Math and Economics from Columbia University and returned to Columbia
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Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New York, NY 10025
Background Check: Passed

"Great experience!"

- Mariana, Brooklyn, NY on 10/14/16

"Very helpful and flexible"

- Julia, New York, NY on 9/14/16

"intro to stata - super helpful!"

- Madeline, New York, NY on 8/29/16
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Econometrics,
Elementary Math, Linear Algebra, R, Statistics
Music:
Salsa Dancing
Art:
Ballroom Dancing,
Salsa Dancing
English:
Proofreading
Computer:
Computer Programming, HTML, Python,
R, SQL, STATA
Language:
Russian
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Economics
Sports/Recreation:
Ballet,
Ballroom Dancing,
Fitness, Salsa Dancing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Ballet

I studied at the School of American Ballet, performing with New York City Ballet as a child and teenager. I was also coached by Leonid Kozlov, principal dancer and defector of the Bolshoi Ballet. I was then accepted into the San Francisco Ballet Company at the age of 15, and performed at the War Opera Memorial House for 5 years. While at SFB I created soloist roles in Helgi Tomoasson’s Simple Sympony and Ricardo Bustamente’s Baroque Divertissement. Among the first cast to restage the late Leonid Jacobson’s Pas de Quatre under Irina Jacobson’s direction outside of Russia. Was featured in works by choreographers such as Mark Morris and David Bintley, and in principal roles in Symphony in C, Serenade, and the Nutcracker. I am featured in Marty Sohl's "Sohl of Dance" 2005 calendar of stars and up and coming dancers in the US at SFB, ABT, and PNB.

After leaving SFB, I danced with more modern groups, including works with principal dancers and teachers of the Martha Graham Dance Company, including Katherine Crockett and Virginie Mecene. I danced in a re-staging of Steps in the Street under Yuriko’s direction.

Ballroom Dancing

I competed in the Amateur Latin Pre Champ Collegiate Ballroom circuit in Jive, Rumba, Cha Cha and Samba. I placed as a finalist in several Collegiate competitions.

Econometrics

My Phd is in applied economics, and I have over 5 years of advanced course work in Statistics, and particularly econometrics. The University of Maryland has one of the most rigorous econometrics courses that is taken across the engineering and physical sciences, taught by Anna Alberini. My applied work peer reviewed work as well as my theoretical work on inverse problems demonstrate my abilities in this field. I have particular expertise in causal inference, and recently completed teaching a course at Columbia University that dove into impact evaluation and causality.

Python

I have been programming in Python now for the last 5 years. I first used Python during my dissertation for social network analysis in networkx. I liked the language so much I continued to use it to perform web scraping, access APIs, write algorithms in statistics, and perform statistical analysis in Pandas.

I'm currently teaching Python for 7 weeks as an instructor for Girls Who Code. In addition, I frequently give tutorials and workshops in Python for Python NY and Pyladies NY, for which I am a co-organizer.

STATA

I have over 12 years of using Stata as a PhD Economist with a focus on applied statistics and econometrics. I have used Stata in my classrooms, such as when I developed and taught a course on Intermediate Statistics and Causal Inference at the US Naval Academy.

My peer reviewed papers in Economics are empirical and use advanced econometrics performed in Stata. This is a language I have significant fluency in, because it is so crucial to my profession.

Columbia University
Mathematics and Econ
University of Maryland
PhD

Education

Columbia University (Mathematics and Econ)

University of Maryland (PhD)

Great experience! — She helped me analyze data from a randomized impact evaluation. Kathryn was thoughtful and patient and with a solid knowledge of Stata. ...

— Mariana, Brooklyn, NY on 10/14/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kathryn will travel within 10 miles of New York, NY 10025.