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Dr. Geoff A.

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Master Stats with an empathetic PhD with 20+ years of happy students!

Sample, ... normal distribution, ... hypothesis tests ... fewer words have struck more fear in the hearts of learners. If you have the Statistics blues, have no fear -- I've been teaching and tutoring Stats for over 20 years. In a typical session, I ask lots of questions rather than do a lot of lecturing. I feel like questions help me to understand your thinking process and your habits of mind. Since I know which Stats concepts will be covered in your course, I can help shape your thinking so that you can crush those problems when you get to them. I have found that using the shared whiteboard on Zoom works awesome for doing math problems together, especially if you have a tablet that you can write on too. Since I am on an iPad, it is a little awkward using video, so I typically conduct sessions using audio only. Feel free to use your own textbook - just please send me a few pictures or screenshots of the type of material you would like to cover. And we can use specific problems you select, or I can often make up my own problems. Whether you feel completely lost or just need a bit of help on some of the more challenging statistics questions, I'm happy to be your guide!
About Dr. Geoff A.

Hello! My name is Dr. Geoff A., and I have been helping students (dare I say) enjoy math for over 20 years. While I may be new to TakeLessons, I am definitely not new to teaching, tutoring, mentoring, and encouraging. About 20 years ago after receiving my PhD in Math, I became a professor and taught just about every math course offered - from Algebra to Statistics to advanced proof courses along with graduate level courses. My students consistently commented on how approachable I was and how I was able to make difficult topics easy to understand and complete. While there I even tutored a gifted elementary school student, helping her master 8th grade math while she was in 3rd grade! After about 10 years, my wife and I wanted to volunteer our time to help with relief work abroad. Unfortunately, this meant I had to give up my position at the university, but the joys were definitely worth it :) While abroad, I began tutoring math online - helping both high school and college students. They too commented on how I made them feel less nervous about math and how I gave them the confidence they needed to ace their exams. I even helped those with special needs to reach their goals. In short, I love math and really enjoy helping people understand it at all levels. I've worked successfully with student of all different backgrounds and comfort levels with amazing results. I hope to work with you next!

Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

Teaching since 1999

MS Mathematics

Age: 5+

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Instructor details
Subject: Statistics
ACT Math
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
AP Calculus
AP Statistics
Basic Math
Common Core Math
Discrete Math
Elementary Math
Linear Algebra
Pre Algebra
Pre Calculus
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
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Teacher's studio

I've been taking lessons from Dr. Geoff since 2015 to prepare for actuarial exams. He has helped me tremendously with understanding not only how to work actuarial problems, but also the theory behind the process. Dr. Geoff is very patient and knows how to explain problems in different ways to make sure students have a clear understanding. I would highly recommend Dr. Geoff!

Posted Apr 7, 2022
Teacher's studio

Dr. Geoff is the go to person if you are looking to improve mathematical comprehension. He has mastered not only the complex application of numbers and equations, but the art of teaching material to students in a way that suites each individuals unique needs. I used Dr. Geoff for two years while studying for the preliminary actuarial exams and I successfully passed with great marks. I continue to pass along his information to anyone I encounter that is looking for the extra boost, because his methods are worth every penny spent!! I am so grateful for finding Dr. Geoff and I know others will feel the same

Posted Apr 3, 2022
Teacher's studio

Dr. Geoff is an absolute legend and I highly recommend him. He helped me with studying for Exam FM, an actuarial exam that focuses on advanced financial mathematics. The exam was highly focused on applied techniques and I come from a background of theoretical math, so it was difficult for me to grasp concepts from an applied approach. He was able to put things into a theoretical perspective for me and he taught me to think about the material in a new way. He never once made me feel stupid or inadequate. He simply asked lots of questions to get a feel for my skill level and learning style and he was then able to adapt his teaching style to my needs. Math can be a brutal subject but Dr. Geoff is very good at making it approachable and even enjoyable. Again, I cannot recommend him enough and I will absolutely be going to him for help on future exams.

Posted Apr 1, 2022
Tutor and Mentor
Sep 2013 - Present
Actuary Exam Tutor
I helped many students conquer their fears of math and pass their exams!
Associate Professor
Aug 2003 - May 2013
Aurora University
Here I taught the following courses: - Algebra - Finite Mathematics - Math for Elementary Teachers I, II - Statistics - PreCalculus - Calculus I, II, III - Theory of Interest - Linear Algebra - Differential Equations - Introduction to Proofs - Number Theory - Abstract Algebra While here, I consistently had among the highest student satisfaction and achievement scores!
Teaching Assistant
Aug 1999 - May 2003
Northern Illinois University
Worked with many different students on various levels of mathematics, also taught some courses with full responsibility.
MS Mathematics
Aug 1999 - Aug 2001
Northern Illinois University
PhD Mathematics
Aug 1999 - Dec 2005
Northern Illinois University
Aug 1995 - May 1999
Millikin University
BS Computer Science
Aug 1995 - May 1999
Millikin University
R. Ostberg Award
May 2002
Northern Illinois University

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