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Chris J.

Reston, VA

$60/hour

Actuary with Consulting Skills

4.8 average from 40 ratings
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— Tony, Atlanta, GA on 2/4/16

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Pennsylvania State University
Actuarial Science

Education

Pennsylvania State University (Actuarial Science)

About Chris

I am the son of a teacher, and have tutored friends and peers while in high school, college and also after college. Both having a teacher for a mother and also working with friends has reinforced the following reality: teachers are people too. These experiences taught me that the teacher is a friend or a partner in the challenge of attaining new knowledge. Accordingly, I want students to conquer unknown material by acquiring knowledge facilitated by my energetic, fun, patient, persistent, and open-minded personality.

In light of my appreciation for humanizing the educational process, I describe how my professional experience applies to teaching. Much of my knowledge comes from attaining actuarial credentials, consulting, majoring in actuarial science and minoring in mathematics. Applying the credentials in consulting has involved providing expert advice and communicating technical matters to varying audiences and clients. This experience reinforced the importance of breaking big ideas into smaller digestible pieces and finding a reasonable starting point, something someone does know. I earned the actuarial credential, Associate of the Society of Actuaries, by learning statistics and mathematical principles and demonstrating mastery of them on curved exams.

For more detail on my academic background, attaining credentials taught me Calculus & Linear Algebra and also Probability & Statistics. Because each exam required hundreds of preparation hours, I have discovered efficient learning methods for subjects like these. As my identical major and minor grade point averages of 3.8/4.0 may suggest, I graduated with highest honor. Some of these degrees’ relevant courses include Calculus and Analytic Geometry I & II and also Introductions to both Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics. In high school, I scored 780 out of 800 on the SAT’s math portion and now, will only attempt tutoring subjects with which I am comfortable.
I am the son of a teacher, and have tutored friends and peers while in high school, college and also after college. Both having a teacher for a mother and also working with friends has reinforced the following reality: teachers are people too. These experiences taught me that the teacher is a friend or a partner in the challenge of attaining new Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Reston, VA 20190
Background Check: Passed

"Great Tutor"

- Tony, Atlanta, GA on 2/4/16

"Chris is very knowledgeable and extremely easy to work with"

- Tim, Roswell, GA on 6/14/15
Math:
Actuarial Science,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry,
Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Grammar, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Computer:
Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Actuarial Science

I am a credentialed actuary, majored in the subject in school, and worked with the department head while there. I am the son of a teacher and may have better communication skills than many in the actuarial field. I have both self-studied and worked with teachers to learn that which was not in my college coursework.

Algebra 2

As my profile shows, I scored 780 out of 800 on the SAT’s math portion. I am also a credentialed actuary and earned 100% on WyzAnt's qualifying exams collectively for Algebra 2 and SAT Math. I find that the practical applications of this subject to be both exciting and also motivating.

Geometry

Though some may find Geometry daunting, I find its visual component provides transparency thereby enhancing its digestibility. As my profile shows, I scored 780 out of 800 on the SAT’s math portion. I am also a credentialed actuary and almost earned 100% on WyzAnt's qualifying exams collectively for Geometry and SAT Math.

Linear Algebra

I am a credentialed actuary. I majored in the subject in school, and I worked with the department head while there. I may have better communication skills than many in this field, as I am the son of a teacher. As my Free Response shows, I passed the Society of Actuaries exam covering Linear Algebra. I elaborate here that I passed on my first try with a "7", which is 110%-120% of the minimum passing score.

Microsoft Access

I have been using Microsoft Access since I entered the workforce in the 90's and appreciated it for its compatibility with other Microsoft applications. I am still using it and its Forms, Queries, Reports, and Tables for data work is a routine part of my field. I also use it for non-work applications even though Excel has been adding data functionality.

SAT Math

As my profile shows, I scored 780 out of 800 on the SAT’s math portion. I am also a credentialed actuary and almost earned 100% on WyzAnt's qualifying exams collectively for Algebra 2, Geometry and SAT Math. As an actuary, I have developed understanding for both effective test taking strategy and also the importance of efficient learning.

Pennsylvania State University
Actuarial Science

Education

Pennsylvania State University (Actuarial Science)

Great Tutor — Chris is the best! Not only is he very clear in explaining concepts... he makes a point to come prepared to each session with a understanding of what I hope to accomplish. I have tried several tutors on WyzAnt and highly recommend Chris. ...

— Tony, Atlanta, GA on 2/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Chris will travel within 35 miles of Reston, VA 20190.