Not too long ago, I came to learn of yet another individual from my field starting a statistics tutoring business.

I have toyed with the idea before. After all, quite a huge proportion of people from my field of social science are absolutely terrified of statistics. Some of them have even shared with me that their choice of major was predicated on the fact that the fields of arts, social sciences, and humanities lacked mathematics (and concomitantly, its sister subject, statistics). Well, their hopes were dashed since statistics is a course requirement. :P

Come assignment/thesis-submission and statistics exam time, panic-stricken faces are a ubiquitous sight in campus. Lecturers and tutors will have their timetable filled to the brim with students’ request for help. For those who are a step too late in approaching the lecturers and tutors, stats nerds like yours truly will experience a sudden spike in friendliness from …