Université Capitole 1, 2010, Ph.D. in Economics and Applied Statistics; perfect score on GRE Quantitative Section; Harvard University, 2003, major in Economics, graduated Cum Laude with Departmental Honors, recipient of the Duesenberry Fellowship; National Merit Scholar, 1999; AP Scholar with Distinction: score of 5 on AP exams in U.S. History, French Language, English Language; 760 on French SAT Subject Test; 4th in State of NJ, 1998, on National Spanish Exam.
Ruby is a lifelong academic: after graduating Harvard, she studied Multivariate Calculus and Linear Algebra in addition to pure mathematics including Sets, Groups, Topology and Real Analysis. She has also mastered graduate level Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics, Numerical Analysis and Stochastic Calculus.
Ruby has over 10 years of teaching experience: at Harvard, she was a peer tutor for Economics, Calculus and French with the Bureau of Study Counsel. She also tutored low-income students in Roxbury, MA with the Philips Brooks House Association. After graduating college, Ruby was a private tutor for both a national tutoring agency and a boutique tutoring service in the New York area. She helped students with Algebra, Calculus, Geometry and Trigonometry. She also tutored the Quantitative section of the GRE and French.
Ruby enjoys tutoring individuals and small groups to customize the approach to the needs of the student. A unique aspect of her teaching is that she asks questions and follow-up questions to lead students to the correct reasoning or answer. She finds this active style creates links between theory and application and the students can soon implement techniques independently because they have developed confidence and become intuitive regarding their studies.
When teaching quantitative subjects, Ruby encourages students to derive theorems and relationships rather than rely on memorization. Past students have appreciated her ability to create simple, basic examples to illustrate technical concepts.
When helping students with language, she favors learning in context rather than with algorithms. Contextualizing vocabulary and grammar facilitates retention.
Outside of tutoring, Ruby writes narrative non-fiction testing the extent to which natural boundaries affect the rate of change in population settlement patterns. She also keeps up with foreign film.