Online Finance Tutor Bruce

Bruce

Bruce

Maths, Finance, Investment Management, Financial Planning, Geography [Human Geography/Demography] 2012

5.0

$52/hr

I am ideally suited to tutoring people studying finance for the first time or where their maths has not been their main strength. I am a qualified actuary and have directed training of actuaries in finance and investment and I was a senior consultant in an international investment consulting firm. I relate well to young poeple as was acknowledged within the consulting firm for my role mentoring junior consultants and during my role as an on-campus tutor at Macquarie University.

I am very responsive to your messages prior to Classes and prepare well for Classes. I am available for Classes 7 days a week between 7am and 10pm Sydney time and mornings and evenings European time. I offer the first Class free for new clients, to discuss specific needs and study plans and to help familiarize you with Spires systems. I only offer tutoring through the Spires platform.

Bruce
5.0
187 classes

Institute of Actuaries (London) - Maths, Finance, Investment Management, Financial Planning, Geography [Human Geography/Demography] - 2012

I am ideally suited to tutoring people studying finance for the first time or where their maths has not been their main strength. I am a qualified actuary and have directed training of actuaries in finance and investment and I was a senior consultant in an international investment consulting firm. I relate well to young poeple as was acknowledged within the consulting firm for my role mentoring junior consultants and during my role as an on-campus tutor at Macquarie University.

I am very responsive to your messages prior to Classes and prepare well for Classes. I am available for Classes 7 days a week between 7am and 10pm Sydney time and mornings and evenings European time. I offer the first Class free for new clients, to discuss specific needs and study plans and to help familiarize you with Spires systems. I only offer tutoring through the Spires platform.

Recent Students: 7
Total Hours: 192
Last Online:
All-time Students: 42
Total Classes: 187
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About Me

My business career was most recently advising pension funds and university endowment funds on investment, working in a global consulting firm. In earlier years I was providing advice on more traditional actuarial issues.

Comments made by the leader of the global consulting firm on my retirement, included "Bruce would represent all of the attributes of the 'trusted advisor', a level of relationship to which all professional service firms would have their consultants aspire" and "It is Bruce's informal role in the development and mentoring of our people that arguably has been of the greatest value to our firm in the latter part of his career". These comments encouraged me to consider tutoring, particularly in topics I have a passion for.

In my three years recently tutoring at Macquarie University in Demographic Fundamentals and Consumer Demographics, I particularly enjoyed helping students with the more challenging aspects of these courses. Some students found that the mathematics and critical thinking components required some individual tutoring, which I happily provided.

I am a patient listener, seeking to find exactly where a student is at in a course and how I can best build their understanding and watch their capabilities grow to find solutions for themselves – the ultimate joy of teaching! I have enjoyed working side by side with people of many cultural backgrounds, in both business and educational settings.

I have continued to keep up with the latest technology in all aspects of my work. I have recently taken a course in Learning to Teach Online. My time tutoring at Macquarie University involved several online systems for delivering lectures, interacting with students and recording marks. I am really looking forward to tutoring students around the world at a time when the need is so great everywhere.

Tutor Experience

I am ideally suited to tutoring people studying finance for the first time or where their maths has not been their main strength. I am a qualified actuary and have directed training of actuaries in finance and investment and I was a senior consultant in an international investment consulting firm. I relate well to young poeple as was acknowledged within the consulting firm for my role mentoring junior consultants and during my role as an on-campus tutor at Macquarie University.

I am very responsive to your messages prior to Classes and prepare well for Classes. I am available for Classes 7 days a week between 7am and 10pm Sydney time and mornings and evenings European time. I offer the first Class free for new clients, to discuss specific needs and study plans and to help familiarize you with Spires systems. I only offer tutoring through the Spires platform.

Topic Expertise

Investment Management (quantitative methods, private equity, endowment funds, efficient portfolios,ESG), Corporate Finance (time value of money, risk models, regression, WACC, Case Studies, Project Analysis), Financial Planning (Needs Analysis, Insurance, Estate Planning, Superannuation, Age Pension), Population Projections, Human Geography, Demography

Client Reviews

Bruce is great, always so prepared for our classes with helpful formulas and examples ready to go!

- Finance

Bruce has been so helpful in explaining stuff to me and keeping it very simple. This has been a great experience for me. It has reduced my anxiety levels around finance as this is a mandatory module in my MBA

- Finance

This has been extremely helpful and has clarified a lot of stuff for me. Bruce was very patient as I struggled with finance.

- Finance

Very helpful with a nice conversation to keep you focused and entertained!

- IoA

The class was good, Bruce had done some pre-work to help prepare for the area I needed help with.

- Finance

Great class. I know what i need to do until the next class

- Statistics

Group discussion method that would be usable to a team corporate work environment

- Finance

Excellent.

- Finance

Provide additional insights on becoming a professional, versatile and always willing to go beyond for his students.

- Finance

I cannot thank Bruce enough for all that he has helped me with! He has been willing to take the time with me to help me understand the key concepts and successfully complete a massive Corporate Finance stock report. His attitude towards learning is unmatched and his teaching style is flawless. More teachers should aim to teach the way Bruce does. Thank you Bruce

- Finance

Testimonials

Unsolicited recommendation recieved in May 2023 from a recent student for whom I provided tutoring from beginning to end of an MBA Finance unit. The student achieved 85% in the final exam:

"Bruce was fantastic as a tutor for Managerial Finance (MBA UWA). He was well-prepared for sessions, provided a very useful structure for me to work within and was patient, responsive and empathetic. I highly recommend Bruce! Jianele G J"

From: Head of Business at Mercer, November 2009

Subject: Bruce

To all our Australian and New Zealand IC staff:

With over 40 years in the superannuation and investment industry, and following the last 12 years' loyal service with Mercer and its predecessor organisations, Bruce Gregor has announced his intention to retire in mid 2010.

Bruce has played a key role in the success of Mercer's investment consulting business in Australia, leading some of our most demanding client relationships, and in advancing our reputation in the endowment and foundation sector. In addition, his research in the private equity space has been critical to our ability to offer a truly comprehensive investment advisory service to clients in this market.

Bruce's contribution to the superannuation industry and actuarial profession over his career must also be recognised including his involvement in the development of the investment strategy covenants of the SIS Act, arguably one of the most important factors in the success of the Australian superannuation system and the innovation we have seen in the institutional investment industry in the past decade.

There are however two aspects of Bruce's professional life that I particularly want to highlight. The first is his unerring commitment to our clients. He has forged strong client relationships over the years based on a reputation for delivering high quality, honest, and value-adding advice. To many of these clients, there's no doubt Bruce would represent all of the attributes of the "trusted advisor", a level of relationship to which all professional service firms would have their consultants aspire. Consistent with his dedication to clients and his professionalism, Bruce has carried out detailed planning to ensure client transitions to new consultants in the coming six months are successful.

But it's Bruce's informal role in the development and mentoring of our people that arguably has been of the greatest value to our firm in the latter part of his career. He is always generous with his time and has gone out of his way to help newcomers to our business at all levels understand what it takes to be an investment consultant. He is a source of wise counsel for us all.

For all of this we owe Bruce a significant debt of gratitude.


Mercer
Darling Park Tower 3, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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Qualifications

Certificate in Finance & Investment – Institute of Actuaries(UK)
Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia
Certificate for Foundations in Teaching & Learning Macquarie University
Certificate in Learning to Teach Online University of New South Wales

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