I enjoy teaching and find it as a way to thank society for the opportunities I have received. I have a Ph.D. in Economics and a Masters degree in Global Political Economy and Finance from the New School for Social Research in New York City. My other Masters degree is in Economic Theory and Policy from Universidad Nacional de Colombia (South America). I also attended an international advanced program on economic development at the University of Cambridge, England. I have teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate levels here in the U.S. and abroad. I have worked in Wall Street and as a consultant for United Nations. My current consulting services include business, financial, market and economic analyses. Now, I realize that I started tutoring since I was in high school. I enjoyed that because we studied in group, shared more time with classmates, and got good results usually. Over the last few years, I have volunteered as a teacher at an elementary-middle school and home-schooled high school students. My favorites subjects to tutor are Economics (macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, etc.), Math (algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, etc.), Statistics and Spanish. I feel comfortable with Finance, World History and Geography, too. I think that tutoring involves teaching, guiding, empowering and counseling. It is about shaping persons and natures for a better future. I enjoy reading; follow topics related to sciences, philosophy, world events and trends; and try to get a balanced spiritual life. I like soccer and fishing.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Universidad Externado de Colombia - Bachelors, Economics
Graduate Degree: The New School - PHD, Economics
Interests: reading, sciences, philosophy, world events and trends, and spiritual issues. Hobbies: soccer and fishing.
Q & A
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I'd ask questions in different ways, giving additional questions, and allowing her/him to verify answers.
What is your teaching philosophy?
I think that tutoring involves teaching, guiding, empowering, and counseling. It is about shaping persons and natures for a better future, based on an independent, rigorous, and critical thinking. I'm interested in giving a student not only some particular academic knowledge or answers, but also in providing methods/tips to inquire, find, and solve any academic topic by her/his own effort and resources. Moreover, teaching/tutoring methods/means should be adapted to the particular conditions of the student in order to improve, shape, and exploit better her/his academic capabilities and potential without losing intellectual rigorousness.