Project Road Training
Bill has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University. He worked in the aerospace defense industry for nine years, doing stress and vibration analysis of flight-weight hardware. After business school, he worked in the IT industry: Product marketing at Anixter, Sales Engineering at MCI, Engineering Design as Telecommunications Practice Lead at OWP/P (an A&E firm now part of Cannon Design), and Data Center Strategic Planning at UBS AG. Project management was an overlay skill that Bill applied in many of his different roles.
Bill's primary business is teaching project management to adults to help in their career advancement.
Bill tutored math on the side in undergraduate school at Stanford, while at Columbia Business School, and he has ramped-up the tutoring in the past few years because he loves it.
His linkedIn profile is here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wfbaxter3rd/
His business website is here: https://www.project-road.com
He have many glowing course reviews at:
I enjoy the satisfaction of helping a student gain confidence in their abilities. I've worked with slow learners and super-sharp fast learners, and I get great satisfaction in either scenario. I really love it when my students tell me that the time we spend together is helping them. Course reviews for my project management training can be found here:
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I will meet with the student and ask how they feel they are doing in school, and where they feel they need help. I'll ask them to show me what they are currently working on at school (text book and assignments). I may pick an exercise to do with them. Within a few minutes I can start to get a sense of where they are in their studies, and where they need help.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, then stress and vibration analysis in the aerospace defense industry for nine years... strong quantitative skills.
Love teachimg math -- very good at explaining things in different ways until my students 'get it'.
Good soft skills / coaching / leadership -- through my more recent project management experience.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Regular rate: $60 / hr
How did you get started teaching?
After high school, but before college, I tutored a very bright kid who wanted to push ahead faster with his math.
In college I tutored some kids who were struggling with their math (including the football coach's son).
In business school, I helped my classmates with game theory, and tutored a disadvantage kid from East Harlem through the 'East Harlem Tutorial Society'
i've tutored several kids through this Tutors.com platform and enjoy the activity.
My father was a law professor, and I think I got my love for teaching from him.
What types of students have you worked with?
Fast, Average and Slower learners; High-school aged except for one 13 year old who was in an accelerated program.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Hearing a student do well in a job interview after I coached him for it.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Trust your instincts
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Think about where they are struggling, or wanting to press ahead of the rest of class.