I have earned an A in Financial Accounting (including with an online component via McGraw-Hill’s Connect). Using these concepts, I have completed additional private training on Discounted Cash Flow and Comparatives Analysis with Training the Street. Further, I have worked in accounting for a year at a major international French corporation and proposing and have lead financial data-driven projects to drastically increase company profits at a market leader. This background means I can explain key US accounting principles (GAAP, double-entry, accrual), their relation to financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statements, and retained earnings statement), their vital importance to real businesses, and their relation to common investment bank valuation methodologies. While accounting can seem like a different language when you begin, I can help you achieve fluency (even in French). My objective is to do what it takes to help you reach your goals.
I have a certificate in Supervisory and Administrative Management, having completed coursework in Business Economics (Industrial-Organizational Economics), Human Relations in Applied Management, Human Resource Management, Independent Study in Management, and Principles of Management. I have completed additional extensive coursework related to business, including Financial Accounting, additional legal and finance classes, Intermediate Microeconomics, and forecasting econometrics. I have learned discounted cash flow and comparative analysis valuation methods through additional training by Training the Street. Finally, I have applied business coursework across businesses, including advancing from the mailroom to the executive conference room of a multimillion dollar international corporation within three days and have tutored MBA students who have described my tutoring as “fantastic”.
I have successfully completed Computer Science for Engineers, Computer Science 2: Object-Oriented C++, and Computer Science 3: Design Patterns and Algorithms. All three were in C++ and earned me an A. Exceptionally, I have also completed Heterogenous Parallel Programming in the related CUDA programming language with distinction.
Having studied at five very different universities in three different countries (i.e., Oxford, LSE, William and Mary, in France, and ECC), I can offer unique insight into the college planning process. What is the hidden weaknesses of applying to a community college with the intent to transfer? (it’s not what you think.) What are the advantages and disadvantages of the British system? Or of attending college in France? What college’s professors present the best original research at academic conferences? What can you do now to strengthen your application? When I originally applied to colleges, I had no clue what to look for. Now I know and can share the knowledge I have learned with you.
My economics background includes completing advanced 400-level coursework across macroeconomics and microeconomics and such graduate-level coursework as Time-Series Econometrics and Cross-Section Econometrics. While earning my BA in Economics with Honors from the College of William and Mary, I tutored microeconomics and macroeconomics and worked for the Department of Economics TA-ing Econometrics and Applied Financial Derivatives, the hardest rated economics class at the College. Helping teach these classes, I graded assignments and exams and helped students like you successfully complete their homework, develop original research projects, and discover how fun and useful economics truly is. In addition to having read hundreds of original research articles, I have completed dozens of economics projects using advanced concepts from micro and macro theory and econometrics, culminating in my honors thesis. Further, I have attended PhD-level conferences in which leading academics, including Nobel prize winners and eminent textbook authors (e.g. Wooldridge and Hamilton), have presented original research. Because of my own academic studies, tutoring experience, and awareness of advanced technical aspects, I understand how difficult economics can be at the beginning, know how useful economics is, and how to make it a delight.
My academic studies, personal experience, and professional passion combine to assist you in gaining English fluency. Academically, I have studied at the Center of Applied Linguistics in Besancon, France. The CLA is arguably the most prestigious language school in France. Over the course of a year, these intensive studies ranged across all aspects of second language acquisition, including grammar, syntax, and phonetics and have led native French speakers to exclaim, “I have lived in the United States for 8 years, and my English is nowhere near as good as your French!” My additional language studies include accents, accent reduction, and additional classroom study in Spanish, German, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Turkish. Via private tutoring, I have helped students from native Spanish, French, Chinese, and Arabic speaking backgrounds. Still, what truly sets me apart–aside from having learned a foreign language fluently as an adult–is my sensitivity and affinity for language–acquired over years of riveted study of the great grammar guides (e.g. Fowlers, MLA, Chicago, the Economist, Bierce, Stunk and White), growing up loving the most eminent dictionary in the English tongue (i.e. the Oxford English) and dozens of quotations books that exemplify these concepts in the best way to have ever graced the ear of anglophone-kind. I understand personally the challenges of learning a new language and expressing it with perfection. For these reasons, I can understand and explain language better than other ESL practitioners. So contact me today, and perhaps you will be able to speak perfect English proverbially tomorrow.
I have earned As in International Finance, Financial Accounting (including with an online component via McGraw-Hill’s Connect), and Applied Financial Derivatives, and have completed additional private training on Discounted Cash Flow and Comparatives Analysis with Training the Street. Professionally, I have worked as an Assistant Financial Manager at a major international French corporation and proposing and have lead financial data-driven projects to drastically increase company profits at a market leader. I have attended over 100 finance industry conferences and events, including those hosted by the American Finance Association, the Society for Financial Econometrics, Federal Reserve Bank banking conferences, and others that focus on a industry niches from quantitative finance and high-frequency trading to fundamental investing and analysis.
My academic studies, personal experience, and personal passion combine to assist you in helping you to speak French, la belle langue, like a native. Academically, I have studied at the most prestigious language school in France, the Center of Applied Linguistics in Besancon, France. Over the course of a year, these intensive French-language immersed studies ranged across all aspects of second language acquisition, including grammar, syntax, and phonetics, enabling me to teach French better than natives who lacks this knowledge, and culminated in my earning the Advanced DELF French Language Studies Diploma from the French Ministry of Education, resulting in skills that have led native French speakers to exclaim, “I have lived in the United States for 8 years, and my English is nowhere near as good as your French!” Via private tutoring, I have helped English-speaking students learn written and spoken French impeccably. Having learned a foreign language fluently as an adult, I still remember the challenges of learning a new language and trying to express it with perfection, which helps me better help and understand you. So if you think French has a certain je ne sais quoi and wish to learn to find le mot juste, then contact me today, and perhaps you will be able to speak French impeccably tomorrow.
I scored well within the top 4% on the GMAT total category, corresponding to a score of 730. (According to ETS, my GRE score is comparable to a GMAT score of 770). In addition, I have written practice standardized tests for a professional test-prep company and have learned many GMAT tips and tricks.
I have completed multiple paralegal classes (e.g. Introduction to Paralegal, Business Law) and Jurisprudence at Oxford.
I have won local speech and case competitions, served as the president of Federal Reserve Board Toastmasters, earned my Toastmasters Competent Communicator certification, taken courses in Public Speaking and Argumentation and Debate and numerous courses in acting, performed professional Shakespeare, and have a repertoire of prepared technical and general speeches and customizable speeches available on request. Contact me if you want a professional speaker at your event or speech coaching to polish your presentation.
Having completed six statistics classes, including graduate-level Time-Series Analysis and Cross-Section Econometrics, I have tutored dozens of students on statistical concepts and helped them craft their own original statistical research projects. I have conducted original statistical research in Experimental Psychology, Government Research Methods, and Economics/Finance, including my honors thesis forecasting economic crises using international panel data. (Exceptionally complex panel data combines observations from different places and times.) As a TA and tutor of two Econometrics classes at the College of William and Mary and as a WyzAnt tutor, I have helped dozens of students design their own research and analyze their results in STATA. For personal interest, I have advanced my statistical skills by attending academic conferences hosted by the American Statistics Association, the Econometric Society, the Society for Financial Econometrics, and STATA and might even have met and discussed statistics with the author of your textbook. Through this, I have gained familiarity with many statistical software packages (e.g. SPSS, STATA, EViews, and MATLAB) and various statistical programming languages. While I can mention my statistical qualifications, students totally make my day when they write: “Great tutor, knows his material. Lewis is a tremendous tutor. He makes certain of your comprehension of the material. He sends a nice summary of the lesson after. Well worth it! Thanks Lewis.” (MFin, Time-Series Forecasting) If you would like any help with statistics, I would be delighted to be of service.