Lewis Wilkins, CFA
Students and parents! With my CFA charter and BA in Economics with Honors from the College of William & Mary, successfully completing record-breaking triple course loads, quickly earning about 12 years of college credit, and Federal Reserve Board (America's central bank) policy and research experience, I tutor all levels of economics, finance, mathematics, test prep, and almost all subjects:
* Economics: Including Macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics
- Undergraduate-level (100 to 400-level courses)
- Some PhD, working professionals, and high-school (depending on the situation)
* Finance: CFA Exam (All Levels), Quantitative Finance, Derivatives, Engineering Finance, Risk and Portfolio Management, and Introductory
* Mathematics: Calculus 1-3, Differential Equations (ODEs, PDEs, and SDEs), and Advanced and Introductory Statistics
* Test Prep: GRE/GMAT/SAT/ACT/CFA, Study Skills, and College Advising
* With 12 years of university credit...much, much more...
My advanced academic studies, personal enthusiasm, and teaching experience combine to assist you in helping you to find economics and math not just easy but fun. A couple of years ago, I was in your shoes. Economics and math seemed hard; yet once you understand, it becomes really easy. Today, I still remember how to take those ideas and communicate them the way I had wished they had been communicated. No matter how basic or advanced your objectives, I am entirely focused on helping you achieve your goals.
My economics and finance background includes financial economic research and policy experience at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (America's central bank), completing advanced 400-level coursework across macroeconomics and microeconomics and such graduate-level coursework as Time-Series Econometrics and Cross-Section Econometrics. I have also advanced to being a CFA charterholder. Beyond Macro and Micro, I have tutored MBA and MFin students, economics and finance undergraduates in special topics like Derivatives and Game Theory and Auction Market Design (including with an eminent Clark medalist professor), masters and honors thesis authors, CFA and actuarial exam candidates, and classes of students as an advanced data science instructor and as a TA for Econometrics and Applied Financial Derivatives--the hardest rated economics class at the College of William and Mary. 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 microeconomic and macroeconomic 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), and 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 mathematics background includes coursework through Multivariate Calculus 3, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, advanced Numerical Linear Algebra, and graduate-level Statistics, most recently at a top-ranked applied mathematics program. Through grade school, my math performance included multiple first place math prizes in city-wide math competitions (e.g. MathCounts, Math Olympiad) and more recently includes work in stochastic partial differential equations, programming numerical solutions to mathematical problems, and original research involving panel data statistical analysis. A strong foundation in mathematics is tremendously useful and makes many other fields much easier, and I would be delighted to help you achieve your goals.
My statistics background includes undergraduate and very advanced graduate-level topics. My undergraduate experience includes Statistics, Econometrics, Political Research Methods, Experimental Psychology, and Nursing Statistics tutoring. My graduate-level background includes Time-Series and Cross Section Econometrics, artificial neural networks, Bayesian statistics (e.g. shrinkage, conditional probabilities, entropy pooling), global optimization (e.g. genetic algorithms, simulated annealing), multivariate statistics geometry (e.g. copulas, Mahalanobis, various advanced distributions), and Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computing (including complex superpositioned probability).
Online tutoring is also really fun, which I discovered originally at a student's request. With Skype, email, and other online tutoring tools, I have taught students economic concepts, mathematics problems and derivations, and Time-Series Forecasting in STATA and Excel. Even if you don't have a webcam, I can still teach you what to learn to get the grade or complete your work project whether you based around Washington, DC or located or traveling worldwide.
My experiences have also included serving in the British Parliament, studying at Oxford University, the London School of Economics, and the top linguistics school in France, and helping businesses and financial institutions make sense of their data to increase profits. Through these experiences, I have discovered that one of the things I love most is learning and helping students understand new concepts and succeed in-person and online.
Thank you for considering my services. Slots are filling fast. Contact me with questions or to schedule an appointment today!