I help develop self confidence and test-taking skills. My tutoring approach is based on working with a student to determine his or her strengths and then figuring out how to build upon that student's confidence with the subject matter. I think utilizing analogies can be a powerful tool to make the learning process more personal. My background and qualification cover a wide array of subjects; which I believe is helpful to finding such strengths in others. I can help students even when they ... [more]

Algebra 1

Algebra 2

American History

Biology

Calculus

I have minors in Math and Stats including 4 semesters of Calculus plus linear algebra and differential equations.

Chemistry

Vocabulary

Grammar

Microsoft Excel

European History

Geometry

Prealgebra

Precalculus

I studied math through college including 4 semesters of calculus plus linear algebra and differential equations. I like math and more importantly can explain tricky issues from a very helpful dynamic. Math can be overwhelming so having confidence with one's abilities in math is a good foundation for dealing with struggles. My style of teaching math including precalcluls is dependent on where the student is on the self confidence scale with the more self doubt the more one needs to go back to easy to digest building blocks.

Reading

Trigonometry

Statistics

I started studying statistics as an undergraduate economics major and further studied it as a part of MBA. I have continued working towards mastering this material and most recently passed the FRM, which has a significant amount of statistics embedded into the program. I am very strong at explaining and teaching the subject.

Geography

English

Government & Politics

SAT Math

Literature

World History

Finance

I have studied various disciplines of Finance as an Economics undergraduate at Rutgers and Finance student at NYU graduate school. My courses have included money and banking, corporate finance, global banking, international finance, securities analysis and fixed income. I can calculate annuities, mortgages, interest, IRR, break-even analysis and NPV very easily and can make the material understandable for the student. I enjoy tutoring because it keeps my skills up to date and also allows me to help others learn the material.

GRE

Law

GED

SAT Reading

GMAT

Probability

I became interested in studying probability in Algebra 2 in high school. Our teacher brought up the idea that in our class of 25, there was greater than a 50% chance that 2 kids had the same birth date. After class, I asked him to show me the math behind the example. He gave me some further homework of a similar vantage point. In college and then graduate school, I went on to study more probability course work. Most recently I studied probability as part of risk management certification. In financial risk, probability helps determine in likelihood and magnitude of losses.

PSAT

ACT Reading

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Science

Elementary Math

Teaching Elementary Math is more complicated because of the common core requirements but the value with using this process is that is very standardized between all the schools and it does work. For many parents that have not had the exposure, the common core can be overwhelming. When we couple this with a child that is struggling, it becomes very stressful. My goal is to alleviate the stress of both the child and the parent. Once the stress starts to fade away, the benefits of the common core kick in and kids become much stronger at Math.

Elementary Science

Managerial Accounting

I enjoy accounting and taxation. Accounting for me is similar to math. There is a logical set of rules that one applies to balance an equation. Assets always equal Liabilities + Equity, even when one of these numbers is negative. Also sum of Debits must equal the sum of credits.

Financial Accounting

I enjoy accounting and taxation. Accounting for me is similar to math. There is a logical set of rules that one applies to balance an equation. Assets always equal Liabilities + Equity, even when one of these numbers is negative. Also sum of Debits must equal the sum of credits.

Macroeconomics

Economics is a passion of mine and I am very good at making complicated subject matter easier to digest.

Microeconomics

Economics is a passion of mine and I am very good at making complicated subject matter easier to digest.

Business

I studied for a Masters in Business Administration at NYU's Stern school of Business. It was a generalized 2 year program and covered a variety of disciplines including: management. accounting. finance, economics, marketing, taxation, quantitative methods and computer technology. Additionally I have worked in the business world for 25 years and try to incorporate the academic world into the business environment.

Econometrics

I was an economics undergraduate major and had 4 courses directly related to econometrics. Additionally in graduate school I developed a focus on quantitative methods and modeling which use econometrics techniques. Econometrics also involves Math, Stats and computer familiarity, which i also have substantial background in.

Social Studies

Social Studies became one of my favorite classes in elementary school and I avidly studied it in middle and high school. In college and graduate school, my Economics and then Finance majors incorporated social studies into the curriculum; I also pursued many elective courses that bolstered my knowledge in the social studies area. Altogether, I have had 17 post high school classes that have built upon my social studies interests. In tutoring the subject, I will share with the student that U.S. American National Council for the Social Studies defines it as the "integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence". I will then look tap into the student's strength in either history, reading or the sciences to build such student's confidence in this field.

Political Science

I have had at least 15 courses involving political science in high school, college and graduate school, including: American Government, Comparative Politics, Images of Women in History and Literature, Political Science 101, International Economics, International Dimensions of Business, Modern Civics, History of California, Marxist Economics, Western Civilizations, International Banking and World history. Beyond the above, I actively read the paper and websites relating local and international political events and have also traveled extensively to over 30 countries. I understand the different forms of government utilized throughout the world and always interpreted in learning more. I love tutoring Political Science and have done so since high school.