ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
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”.
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.
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.
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.
For the GRE, I have scored in the top 2% quant and top 5% verbal. In addition, I have written practice standardized tests for a professional test-prep company and have also learned many tips and tricks. Being familiar with test takers’ and test writers’ perspective and with GRE tips and tricks, I can help you understand GRE tests, answer test questions correctly, and speed accurately through the test.
I have completed multiple paralegal classes (e.g. Introduction to Paralegal, Business Law) and Jurisprudence at Oxford.
Professionally, I have experience leading quantitative web marketing (SEO, SEM) campaigns, have written copy, and have marketed businesses online. Well-rounded, I also have additional British political PR experience. In addition to a BA in Economics, I have completed 5 courses and a certificate focused in business and additional familiarity with quantitative statistical, time-series, and cross sectional methods to evaluate marketing campaigns. I have also tutored a NYU student in an MS in Integrated Marketing quantitative methods class including various statistical and ANOVA research designs.
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.