General Student Resources

M.A. Help Room

The Department of Statistics offers a help-room service for MA Statistics students. The purpose of the help-room is to supplement and not replace the regular teaching assistant and faculty office hours with peer-to-peer tutoring.

Please note, for advanced classes, particularly in machine learning and mathematical finance, tutors cannot assist with course specific homework problems and such questions will be relegated to office hours of the respective TA’s at the tutor’s discretion.
 
**Click for more about the M.A. Help Room.

Resources for R Programming

If you are looking to sharpen your programming skills we have listed below a number of resources that you might find helpful. Please be aware we do not monitor the quality of these resources, but we do hope that some of the information may be helpful to students.

Online Videos/Courses for R Programming

  • Computing for Data Analysis (Coursera): A 4-week, free online course that is about learning the fundamental computing skills necessary for effective data analysis. You will learn to program in R and to use R for reading data, writing functions, making informative graphs, and applying modern statistical methods.
  • Videos on Data Analysis with R: An introductory through advanced source of videos for the R student.
  • Try R (CodeSchool): A free, interactive, introductory course for R beginners.

Downloads

CU library has several resources you can make use of, like R workshops:

  • All of the library’s past newsletters are available HERE
  • Or go to library.columbia.edu > Locations > Science & Engineering Library and clicking on the link for Newsletters

Resources for Python

Online Videos/Courses for Python

Download

Recommended Websites

  • Kaggle – hosts free problems for hundreds of universities around the globe. Engages students with an opportunity to apply machine learning to real problems.
  • Stack Overflow – community of programmers where you can ask questions and look for jobs.

Private Tutoring by Columbia Mathematics Graduate Students

There are Math graduate students that offer tutoring services on a private, one-on-one basis. They tend to have significant tutoring experiences and the hourly fees vary from student to student, depending on the number of hours needed and the topics to be covered. If you are interested in finding out more, please  send an email to tutoring20145@math.columbia.edu. In order to find an appropriate tutor, please include in your email a description of your situation, topics to be covered, hours per week, days available, etc. Typically you will receive a response within a few days. However, note that if no graduate students can meet your criteria, or are not accepting new tutees, you may not receive a response. Please note that the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Statistics, and Columbia University bear no responsibility for the tutoring services, their content, or outcome.