Vanderbilt Econ Instructor Looking to Help You Learn!
Vanderbilt Econ Instructor Looking to Help You Learn!
I am a fifth year Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt in Economics, with four years experience as a TA in courses from intermediate to graduate. I was also selected to be one of just five graduate student instructors over the summer of 2018, designing and teaching an intro to economics course. You don't have to take my word for it- you can see all of my teaching evaluations, totally unedited, at MatKnudson.com/teaching . Aside from my experience, I also have formal training. I completed a semester of...
I am a fifth year Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt in Economics, with four years experience as a TA in courses from intermediate to graduate. I was also selected to be one of just five graduate student instructors over the summer of 2018, designing and teaching an intro to economics course. You don't have to take my word for it- you can see all of my teaching evaluations, totally unedited, at MatKnudson.com/teaching . Aside from my experience, I also have formal training. I completed a semester of tutor training at Temple University's Math and Science Resource Center, and I completed a Certificate in College Teaching at Vanderbilt.
Thanks to my Ph.D. courses, I have a richer understanding of economics topics than you can get at the bachelor's or master's level. This means I can answer the questions of "why?" as well as the questions of "how?" in a way that other tutors can't. I thoroughly enjoy tutoring, whether it's a traditional college student trying to adapt to Micro 101, or a working professional trying to finish their MBA after work each day. I like knowing that I can really help people to achieve their goals, and that along the way, I can equip them with powerful economic tools.
I hope I can help you to learn whatever it is you want to know! Contact me if you want to work with an experienced, professional tutor who will work with you from any level of understanding.
***I am happy to help with homework and to help you prepare for exams- I am not willing to do them for you. That is a flagrant violation of the Wyzant terms of service and clear-cut cheating. ***
Mathew has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 6 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Great session with Mathew this morning!
In a short amount of time, Mathew was able to clarify several concepts and worked patiently to translate those concepts to ideas that I was able to understand and apply. I also appreciated his flexibility in scheduling around my busy work calendar. Already have my next session booked!Jennifer, 2 lessons with Mathew
Organized, excellent teacher
Helped me learn easily and was very effective at explaining concepts--I was very happy. Very prepared and professional. Considerate of my needs, learning style. Great tutor!!Lona, 3 lessons with Mathew
Knowledgeable Statistics Tutor with great teaching skills- HIGHLY recommend!
I have met with Mat for the full first semester of my MBA program, as he has supported my learning development in Statistics, Economics, and Marketing. I entered into my MBA program without much of a quantitative background, so when it came time for my required Statistics class I was nervous. Mat has an uncanny ability to take complex, number-heavy concepts and turn them into digestible bite-sized pieces of information. Not only did he take the time to get to know my learning style (I'm detail-oriented and like lists!) but he specifically taught to my learning style by breaking down key concepts (hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, etc) into clear step by step instructions and study guide materials. I was blown away by how quickly Mat was able to catch me up to speed with the rest of my Statistics class-- after meeting with Mat for tutoring, not only did I land an 87 on my Midterm (above average) but I received a high pass as my final grade, as well, because of my mastery of the material after our sessions. Now, Mat is supporting me with tutoring for Economics-- and yet again, is helping to translate difficult concepts into real, concrete, examples that bring ideas like "adverse selection" to life". Since working with Mat in economics, I have maintained a B+/A average throughout the semester. I've also appreciated Mat's flexibility in setting meetings that work with my quickly changing schedule. I would highly recommend Mat to anyone looking for a statistics tutor either online or in person-- beyond having an extremely firm (PhD level) mastery of the material, Mat is patient and uniquely able to adapt material to meet student learning needs. Set up a meeting- you won't regret it!Amy, 33 lessons with Mathew
Mathew is very knowledgeable on the topic of macroeconomics at the college level. He explained the topics clearly so they were easy to understand. Instead of dreading my test, I’m looking forward to it.Leah, 3 lessons with Mathew
Explained the material thoroughly and clearly.
Mathew did a great job explaining my Intermediate Macroeconomics material. I am a student at the University of Pennsylvania and he was able to explain the questions in ways that were superior to my TAs at school. I highly recommend his tutoring services.Erik, 6 lessons with Mathew
Professional and Reliable
Matthew may charge on the higher end of the price range, but once you get tutored by him you realize that it's well deserved. I found this website to cram for a final, and the first hour I had was with someone cheap who taught me absolutely nothing, slowly, and without expertise. I ended up feeling hopeless after it. My second hour was with Matthew and he gave me exactly what I needed, a college level education taken seriously for the time paid. I suggest you simply get the job done with Matthew than take it anywhere else, his knowledge of Macroeconomics is no joke.Brandon, 2 lessons with Mathew
Knowledgeable and patient!
Mathew was great! Helped explain any macro or micro concepts I asked about and was patient with my questions. He was very thorough and really made a difference in my understanding.Verina, 1 lesson with Mathew
Mathew is great at breaking down complex equations into manageable steps and explaining the concepts behind each. He has been a lifesaver for the Econ class in my MBA program!Nicole, 6 lessons with Mathew
Explained and simplified complex material!
Matthew was patient and answered all of my questions regarding exchange rates and macroeconomic policy. Highly recommend! I feel more confident going into my final exam!Jerica, 1 lesson with Mathew
Extremely knowledgeable tutor in Game Theory.
Mathew has helped me understand Game Theory in under two lessons. He brings the concepts back to the basics, which gave me the confidence to work independently.Justin, 12 lessons with Mathew
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