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Javier E

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Subjects I teach

Statistics up to undergraduate level
Econometrics up to undergraduate level
Applied computer programming up to undergraduate level in:
Stats&Maths-related software: MATLAB, STATA and R.
Data management: MS Access (including Macros) and SQL.
MS Excel (including Visual Basic coding).
Mathematics up to undergraduate level
Finance up to undergraduate level
Spanish up to A-Level

My Experience

I have been involved in teaching since 2007. At the beginning I was a Teaching Assistant in Universidad de Santiago de Chile, one of the top three national level universities. A couple of years later I started to work as a Lecturer in the same university and also in Universidad de las Américas, one of the biggest private universities in the country. In these universities, I have taught Statistics, Econometrics, Economics, Introduction to Finance, and Accounting and Costs. In fact, during my PhD studies at UCL I still go back to Chile and give lectures on Statistics and Econometrics.

In addition to mathematics, another common factor among these subjects is the use of some software packages to solve practical problems. Therefore, I have taught classes using MATLAB, STATA, R, MS Access, SQL, and MS Excel. For example, I have worked as an Assistant in the workshop “Statistics with STATA” in the Institute of Neurology of University College London.

I also have experience in one-to-one education. My vast work experience in universities has given me the opportunity of helping people not only in groups, but also individually.

My Qualifications

PhD student in Statistical Science, University College London.

“Dean’s List” for outstanding academic performance in the MSc in Computational Statistics and Machine Learning programme, University College London.

Graduated with distinction from the MSc in Financial Economics, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

BSc in Business Administration, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.
Scholarships for Academic Merit:

“Becas Chile”, awarded by the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) in 2016 to study the MPhil/PhD in Statistical Science programme at UCL.

“Becas Chile”, awarded by the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) in 2014 to study the MSc in Computational Statistics and Machine Learning programme at UCL.

My Approach to Private Tuition

In contrast to lecturing to large groups of students, private tutoring has the great advantage of being much more flexible, adapting each next step to the specific needs of the student in a dynamic way. In addition to technical knowledge, paying special attention to the student’s interests and identifying the gap between actual understanding and expected knowledge must be considered as one of the main attributes of the tutor in order to develop tailor made teaching methodologies, finding the best mix of theory and practice, and reaching the expected learning outcomes.

I really enjoy the whole process of teaching, but the most valuable part is when I see my students reaching new levels of knowledge based on a solid understanding of what they have been taught. I know that achieving higher qualifications is great for any student, but when it happens together with attaining a deep understanding in areas of difficulty, it becomes truly self-rewarding.

Fun fact

I play the guitar and I love composing instrumental songs for my children. However, they still prefer “twinkle twinkle little star” and “row row row your boat”!