Statistics

At Solve It!, we produce the best, most long-lasting results for statistics students.

• We focus on deep intuitive understanding of the material, rather than pure memorization. Because of our teaching philosophy, we have found that the longer students work with us, the stronger their foundation in math becomes, and so their results only get better with time.

• Statistics is one of the most profoundly useful areas of math, with applications across all industries. The problem with statistics classes, more so than any other high school math class, is that it is taught in a memorization-based way. The sad truth is that almost all of statistic classes are taught as a confused, jumbled mess of bloated formulas. As a result, students struggle to memorize everything, do not know what formula to use when, certainly don’t develop an appreciation of the profound usefulness and applicability of the field of statistics, and tend to forget the material quickly. It is true that a few of the formulas in statistics are genuinely difficult to explain intuitively--but only a few. The rest can be easily derived with a strong intuitive grasp of the basic statistical principles. In reality, statistics is an elegant and coherent theory.

Our solution is to teach the underlying principles of statistics so that students can derive most other formulas and logically understand when and why to apply each concept. When you learn statistics the right way, you can learn it in a fraction of the time that it takes in school math classes while having a much better grasp and appreciation for the real value that it offers.

For example, Amanda was a student from Clayton High School who wanted to take statistics but didn’t have time in her busy schedule. Igor taught her all of AP statistics start to finish during 10 lessons over the course of her two-week school break. As a result of their work together, Amanda was able to score a 5 on her AP exam.

• We encourage students to be self-sufficient and teach good study habits because we know that they have to also put in their own time and effort to master the material if they want consistent, lasting success.

 Just as coal is transformed into diamonds when put under tremendous pressure for long periods of time, so have Igor's teaching methods evolved to perfection over the last 15 years.

• We use a simple but highly effective note-taking system. Each student has a notebook containing a "problems section" and a "concepts section." We write detailed notes on every instructive problem that the student struggled on in the "problems section." For every concept which the student is weak in, we write detailed notes deriving that concept and providing the necessary examples for the student to master it in the "concepts section." It is always the student's responsibility to re-solve from scratch all of the problems in the "problems section" and re-derive/re-solve all of the concepts and examples in the "concepts section" as many times as necessary until he or she has developed a deep intuitive understanding of the material. In this way, our tutors only need to explain each problem type or concept once, which saves parents lots of money and teaches students a lot more material per tutoring hour. This organizational system is especially useful because it efficiently fills in gaps in students' knowledge. The points that they had been losing in their classes because of these gaps all of their lives will never be lost again!

 Igor has tutored 1150+ students, often under high-pressure to produce dramatic increases in knowledge in short periods of time. All the while, Igor has been meticulously developing and tirelessly perfecting his best practice teaching methods. As a result, the teaching methods our tutors uses today are like nothing you've ever seen before! See our amazing teaching methods for yourself in the demo video below!

•  It is very common for us to teach statistics from scratch and to discourage students from taking it in school, simply because we can teach it with a fraction of the effort and pain. We use a complete AP exam-based curriculum. Our students learn the material better than if they had taken the class in school, are able to score a 5 on the AP exam, and can impress colleges with their initiative to take statistics on their own and achieve success.

• We provide a comprehensive textbook-based curriculum for students, so that they are ready to accelerate to the next year in school math with no gaps in their prerequisite knowledge.

• We offer complete supplementary curricula for gifted math students. Because of Igor's years of experience coaching students for math competitions, he has developed his own intensive "math on steroids" curricula (banned from the Math Olympics). A natural result is that our students easily get A+'s in their school math classes, receive perfect scores on all of their standardized math tests, and more often than not, skip grades.

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