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Mr. Marc A.

Masters in Economics · specializes in Statistics, Economics · 41-50 years old male

"Experienced, dedicated, expert tutor specializing in Statistics, Economics, Finance, applied Math, any Math, or logic sections of test preps. I'm friendly, patient, eager to help you succeed - and I am confident you won't find anyone else as helpful, anywhere (exceptions always possible). Unlike most other tutors, I tutor full-time and entirely independently (although I am new to tutoring more...

"Experienced, dedicated, expert tutor specializing in Statistics, Economics, Finance, applied Math, any Math, or logic sections of test preps. I'm friendly, patient, eager to help you succeed - and I am confident you won't find anyone else as helpful, anywhere (exceptions always possible). Unlike most other tutors, I tutor full-time and entirely independently (although I am new to tutoring agencies, I have been tutoring full time since 2003): working with me is like working with a personal trainer or an expert consultant, not just another teacher. In fact, around half of my students come to me after being tutored by other tutors. MY education: I went to University of Virginia, where I earned B.S. degree in Engineering and a minor in Statistics and a Masters degree in Economics. My academic interests are far-ranging and span most of 19th- and 20-century intellectual and cultural history, especially the history of Statistical analysis, odds Games, and economics. That's a fancy way of saying that I love to learn about anything and everything. MY experience: Before I became a full time tutor I used to be a financial analyst, then an Actuary. I have thousands of hours of professional teaching, tutoring, and mentoring experience - mostly in the Boston metro area. I've worked with hundreds of students, both one-on-one and in classrooms, of ALL ages, backgrounds, and ability levels - from those in high school to Harvard and MIT undergraduate and graduate students (especially executive MBA students) and adults in their forties. MY philosophy: My overarching goal in all the subjects I tutor is to help my students achieve real mastery. That means my focus is always on creative and critical thinking, not rule-following or rote memorization or ad hoc "strategies" (a word invented by the test-taking industry to sell products and fool you into thinking you're being told something useful). At the end of the day, the only thing I try to teach, no matter the subject, is that the kind of work it takes to learn something is very different from the kind of work involved in looking up a fact or memorizing a rule: it is a kind of work on oneself. It involves learning how to talk, how to tell a story, how to have a conversation, how to generate ideas on your own, how to let something matter to you - and so much more. Of course all of these things require much more labor than memorization or rule-following. But, as the exercise gurus like to say, "No pain, no gain." And that's why we call memorization and rule-following "mechanical," after all: they can be done by a machine. True learning, and true teaching, is always humane, exciting, and transformative - never mechanical. MY STYLE: My sessions are relaxed, fun, and very conversational: the emphasis, always, is on interaction - on your ability to exchange ideas about what we're doing (whether it's solving a problem, writing a paper, or simply trying to make sense of a new concept). That sort of meta-awareness - thinking about HOW you think - will help you in any subject! By sharpening your ability to explain, my students not only refine their problem-solving skills and learn to ace exams, but also develop deep and lasting understanding, and could learn new system/method in certain cases. " less...

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fee: $45 (for 60 min)
years of tutoring: 5-10
students tutored: 100 and more
travel distance: 10 miles
tutoring method: in-person and online
member for: 4 years and 2 months
rating: Green Apple
references: I have several years of teaching and tutoring (1 on 1) and group tutoring experience in different settings. Below is the phone numbers of some of my previous/current students of mine: Charlene: David Hemingway: Joe: Rene: Richard Costello: Kaitlynd O'Doherty Feel free to ask them, Marc

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Education and Qualifications

school: University of Virginia

I have an Engineering degree, followed by a Masters degree in Economics. I have a very strong quantitative ability, I can tutor any Math and its derivatives . My experience includes working as an Actuary for Boston Mutual in Canton-Ma., and a financial analyst for Bear Sterns in New york city.

Somerville, MA 02143
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