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. These students have included Nursing Statistics students and others. 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:
Having completed two years of Honors Chemistry, I would be happy to help you review the basics.
In addition to majoring in Economics and International Relations, I have completed the equivalent of a major in philosophy, including Introductory Philosophy, Logic, Honors Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Contemporary Analytic Philosophy, Non-Western Humanities, and have completed a self-designed honors independent study in Theoretical Cosmology studying under a PhD in Philosophy of Science. At Oxford, I completed courses (or called there “read papers”) in Jurisprudence (i.e. Philosophy of Law), Social Theory (i.e. Philosophy of Politics), and Philosophy of Mind (i.e. Philosophy of Psychology). With this background, I can help you avoid the informal fallacies, perfect the techniques of Aristotilian and Boolean logic, enhance your Millian and Benthamite utility and Kantian deontology, evaluate the logic of St. Anselm’s arguments, make wise Pascalian wagers about the existence of God, find the virtuous Nichomachean mean between two vices, and understand like Nagel “What is it like to be a bat”. The primary challenge to philosophy is ensuring that all your arguments are indisputably logical according to the mathematical laws of logic so that while meaningfully testable no professor can falsify your statements in the Popperian sense. Then, in an ideal world of forms, you have to express your ideas eloquently. As the tutor Aristotle did for Alexander the Great, I can help you achieve logical rigor and verbal eloquence assisting you on your path to becoming a Platonic philosopher-king.
I have an extensive background in psychology, including Honors Intro, Social Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Child Psychology, Adult Psychology, Marriage and Family, additional training with Dr. Ekman’s Micro-Expressions Training Tool and Subtle Expressions Training Tool, and extensive personal reading. This familiarity includes the conceptual elements and the statistical concepts. Exceptionally, I can offer a unique interdisciplinary understanding having examined many psychological topics using the tools not only of controlled psychological experiments but also using social statistics and analytic microeconomic and political science models analyzing individual psychology.