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Joshua T.

Philadelphia, PA

$60/hour

Biostatistics/Statistics and Math Tutor

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/21/13
4.7 average from 10 ratings

$60/Hour


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Duquesne University
The University of Pittsburgh
Master's

Education

Duquesne University

The University of Pittsburgh (Master's)

About Joshua

I am a statistician with several years professional experience in areas of clinical trials, health insurance research, and educational testing. I completed my Master of Science degree in biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh. While in graduate school, I received merit-based appointments to serve as a teaching assistant for 3 separate courses offered by the biostatistics department - two were core introductory biostatistics courses, the other an advanced professional-level course in clinical trials research methodology. I was then awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship, which gave me exposure to several different areas of biostatistical research.

I taught general mathematics, algebra, and business statistics part-time at Robert Morris University for one academic year before relocating to Philadelphia in 2008. I count several years of experience using statistical software packages, particularly those regularly used in industry and academia for data management and analysis: SAS, SPSS, and Stata. Additionally, I have completed 4 courses at the SAS Institute in Philadelphia and a Terradata SQL course at LearnQuest. Finally, I also have a firm grasp of the Microsoft Office Suite.

I prefer a hands-on approach to teaching and tutoring, an approach developed and polished during office hours as a TA and adjunct mathematics faculty. I find one-to-one tutoring most effective and personally rewarding.
I am a statistician with several years professional experience in areas of clinical trials, health insurance research, and educational testing. I completed my Master of Science degree in biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh. While in graduate school, I received merit-based appointments to serve as a teaching assistant for 3 separate Read more

Policies
Cancellation
16 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19127
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, GED, Geometry, GRE, Logic,
Prealgebra, Probability, SPSS, Statistics
Science:
Biostatistics,
Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
Music:
Guitar
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, Career Development, College Counseling, GED, GRE
Computer:
SAS,
SPSS, SQL, STATA
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Career Development, GRE
Sports/Recreation:
Chess, Fitness,
Football, Track & Field

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Biostatistics

I have a masters degree in biostatistics from the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. I was a TA for 3 graduate-level courses.

Fitness

I am a physically fit individual. I run 6-10 miles per week and, in addition, weight train or practice yoga 2-3 times a week. I can still fit into the clothes I wore in high school 20 years on. I swim, bike, and hike regularly. I won a Presidential Physical Fitness award back when the standards were still pretty tough (1984) and the only person to score higher than me in the entire school was a future NFL football player by the name of Mike Logan.

I also have extensive knowledge of topic related to diet and nutrition.

Guitar

I have been studying and playing guitar for 15+ years. I know the basic elements of several styles of music: classical, blues, rock and jazz included. I took music classes and studied piano as an undergrad and thus have knowledge of music theory.

Logic

In addition to completing a master's degree in a mathematical science and a minor in mathematics as an undergraduate, which tests one's hold on one aspect of logical thinking, I satisfied the requirements for a minor in philosophy that included a course in formal logic. I have applied logic in writing research papers and proposals, and arguments as a student and professional. I have studied the writings of analytic philosophers and logicians such as Wittgenstein and Quine.

SAS

I used SAS throughout my graduate training in biostatistics and in my subsequent professional experiences. I have completed 4 courses at the SAS Institute in Philadelphia.

Duquesne University
The University of Pittsburgh
Master's

Education

Duquesne University

The University of Pittsburgh (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joshua will travel within 10 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19127.