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Dr. Brian A.

Ph.D. in Statistics · specializes in Statistics, Finance · 51-60 years old male

"There are three important things that seem very simple that I have learned about tutoring. a) Everyone is scared So much of learning is about dealing with these really harmful notions of self-doubt. I know a guy with a Nobel prize - really, a made in Sweden genuine Nobel prize and he claims that he wrestles with self-doubt when he learns something new. Sometimes my job as tutor is just to get rid of the more...

"There are three important things that seem very simple that I have learned about tutoring. a) Everyone is scared So much of learning is about dealing with these really harmful notions of self-doubt. I know a guy with a Nobel prize - really, a made in Sweden genuine Nobel prize and he claims that he wrestles with self-doubt when he learns something new. Sometimes my job as tutor is just to get rid of the self-doubt and assure you that you are making progress towards understanding. b)Most of the learning takes place in these short "Aha!" moments and they might be only seconds away. Teaching is really about facilitating learning. The key to good teaching is to find the obstacles, misunderstandings, irrelevancies, etc that are stopping you from the moment of clarity when the subject opens up and you say "That's it?". Sometimes people quit trying when they are literally a couple of seconds from that moment of clarity. c) The amount to be learned is never as great as might be supposed The more you study a field the smaller it becomes. I have taught intro stats so many times that I have inadvertently memorized Z-tables. But the total amount of what I know about Intro Stats seems very small to me because I just know these 10 canonical things that cover the whole course. I have had some really great success teaching the highly motivated about the canonical approach to tests, courses, skills like debate, and others. This is my teaching technique for people who want perfect scores on tests and want to win championships. It's tough but I have some students with some serious prizes from the process." less...

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fee: $60 (for 60 min)
years of tutoring: 10 and more
students tutored: 100 and more
travel distance: 10 miles
tutoring method: in-person and online
member for: 12 months
rating: Green Apple
references: I would be happy to provide tutoring references in whatever subject you would like as I have 100's of successful students.

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email: on file
phone: on file

Education and Qualifications

school: University of Norh Carolina

I have an undergraduate degree in math from Middlebury College and a Ph.D. in Statistics from UNC-Chapel Hill. I was a college math professor for many years at Lafayette College. I switched to finance and was a risk manager for several multi-billion dollar hedge funds and earned a CFA Charter in 2000 (one of my favorite tutoring topics). I have tutored or taught many different subjects for 30+ years including statistics, math, probability, mathematical finance, actuarial studies, and more.

Stamford, CT 06905
full address is on file

Subjects Tutored

Math
CalculusGeometry
Linear AlgebraNumerical Analysis
ProbabilityStatistics
Business
Actuarial ScienceEquities
FinanceFinancial Markets
FINRA Series 6Investing
Risk Management
Computer & Internet
C++Microsoft Access
Microsoft ExcelmySQL
PascalSAS
SPSS SQL
STATA
Test Prep
ACTACT English
ACT MathACT Reading
GMATGRE
LSATPSAT
SAT ISAT II
SAT MathSAT Reading
SAT WritingSSAT
Additional Subjects
CFA Exams