Sebastian E. - Former exam question writer (Wiley's) - former trader & PM.

Cal Tech Sebastian E. Tutors California Institute of Technology Students in Pasadena, CA
$140 / hr
Greenwich, CT
(186)
40 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
I currently write exam questions for Wiley's efficient Learning. I am obsessed with teaching students exam techniques and how to actually pass the exam. This is a rewarding role, which has allowed me to help dozens of people pass their exams.

I have previously passed 5 license exams: the Series 7, 63, 65, 86 & 87. I hold the Chartered Alternative Investment (CAIA) and Financial Risk Management (FRM) designations and I am a level 3 CFA candidate. I'm a former trader, analyst, invest...
Reviews
Sebastian is a great tutor. He is a very professional and fun person to work with! He is very knowledgeable of both the FRM and CFA exam. I have taken two lessons with him. Highly recommended!
- Manni G. from Chicago, IL
Sebastian was great in teaching me bond information to prep for the sie and series 7! He was extremely passionate and also ensured that i wasnt lost or not engaged. I appreciate his teaching style and will absolutely use him again for more topics for my exam prep!!!!!!
- Melanie A. from New York, NY
Sebastian is not only an incredible source of information, but he is also a gifted and passionate teacher who passes along his vast knowledge of the subject matter in an easy to understand way. I would rate him over 5 stars if Wyzant allowed for it. You are in good hands with this tutor!
- Joseph K. from Grosse Pointe, MI
I was struggling with test taking skills. I knew the material for the most part but had horrible test taking skills. Seb gave me the confidence I needed to pass! Looking forward to using Seb again for the Series 7!
- Scott H. from Syosset, NY
Sebastian did it again. He stayed up late after getting up so early and working on other things, just so he could help me. Thanks Sebastian!!
- Karin M. from O Fallon, IL
Sebastian is absolutely amazing! He is truly an inspiration! So upbeat, encouraging, and definitely relatable. I "interviewed" 2 other people before Sebastian, but I didn't think they were the right type of personality to teach me. Within 5 min of talking with Seb, I knew right away he was the best choice! I told him my situation...I'm taking SIE this Wed and I was struggling so bad, so I definitely wanted to hire him for Series 7. He gladly accepted and even offered to help me as much as he could for my SIE until Wednesday. I just had my first lesson, and he was awesome! He put things in real situations that help me understand so much more than a "dry" textbook. He's offered his services anytime for me until my exam, and just his positive energy and boost of confidence in me alone, could
- Karin M. from O Fallon, IL
I came to Sebastian needing help on passing my Series 7 exam. I have already failed it previously by a few points and needed his help to get me across the passing score. We instantly hit it off well and his teaching style is exactly what I needed. He helped me understand options and bond math (my two biggest weak points) by starting from the beginning and building step by step so there absolute certainty that I understood the content. He was also extremely helpful with suitability questions and just overall test taking skills and technique to help during the exam. Without him, I don't know if I would've passed. I would highly recommend Sebastian to anyone who needs help on options, bonds, or other Series 7 related content. He is an absolute asset for helping you pass this exam.
- Matt B. from Westport, CT
Sebastian is a good teacher for teaching FRM. He explains every learning objective every detail. Also, he teachs me very patiently. I highly recommended choosing Sebastian to tutor FRM.
- Yuanhao C. from Jamaica, NY
I just passed the series 66 on my first try and my review with Sebastian definitely helped me. Not only did Sebastian help me learn the concepts, he helped me so much with test taking strategy. I did a lesson with him before my series 7 as well and he helped a lot. While knowing the content is essential to passing any exam, test taking strategy is equally as important. Sebastian's ability to explain what to look for in questions is unmatched. He helps you understand what questions are actually asking, what to avoid, and many other tricks to help you pass and save you time when taking the exams. I highly recommend Sebastian for anyone who is serious about passing. Thank you Sebastian!
- Jack A. from West Hartford, CT
Sebastian has what it takes to teach you how to tackle SIE questions. He helped me focus on aspects that most people oversee on the exam and those small things can make you or break you. He is smart, determined and passionate about teaching the approach to the SIE questions. Great teacher!
- Hikmat S. from Boston, MA
just passed the 65 this am. SEbastian was really great with advice on how to attack the test and what areas to focus on. He is great on Bonds and Options as he can walk you through the math and make it simple.
- Jon O. from Roslyn, NY
just passed the 65 this am. SEbastian was really great with advice on how to attack the test and what areas to focus on. He is great on Bonds and Options as he can walk you through the math and make it simple.
- Jon O. from Roslyn, NY
I was struggling with NPV and IRR, Sebastian illustrated these concepts in a way that made perfect sense. There were at least 3 questions on the exam that dealt with this topic and I felt confident in my answers By the way, I passed! Thank you, Sebastian!
- Leslie B. from Lake Worth, FL
I just passed the series 7 on my first try and my review with Sebastian definitely helped me. Not only did Sebastian help me learn the concepts, he helped me so much with test taking strategy. While knowing the content is essential to passing any exam, test taking strategy is equally as important. Sebastian's ability to explain what to look for in questions is unmatched. He helps you understand what questions are actually asking, what to avoid, and many other tricks to help you pass and save you time when taking the exams. I highly recommend Sebastian for anyone who is serious about passing. Thank you Sebastian!
- Jack A. from West Hartford, CT
Simply put, he is the best tutor I have ever encountered. He takes his time to explain every single concept you ask him and is an extremely nice guy! Certainly recommend!
- Orlando F. from Washington, DC
Sebastian provides a great level of experience as well as personal stories to help simplify the material. My first time taking the test, I was not confident in my abilities because I did not understand the concepts as much as I would have liked. Sebastian helps build that confidence. Excellent tutor with Muni and Options. Sebastian really cares whether or not you pass your exam. If you are looking for someone who is compassionate and is willing to put in an equal amount of effort into your preparation of your studies, then he will help you get there. Thank You Sebastian!
- Alex F. from Dumont, NJ
Sebastian really takes the time to help you understand each topic. He is so intelligent and helped me understand topics on such a deep level, making me feel confident in my abilities. I am feeling more optimistic already for my upcoming exam. I highly recommend!!
- Hali L. from Larchmont, NY
After my first session with Sebastian, I knew I had found the right tutor. Sebastian was very friendly and very knowledgeable about the series 7 and the material that would show up on actual exam. He took his time to pick apart each subject that I struggled with and made sure by the end of each session that I had the material needed to answer each question with ease. Sebastian did not hesitate to go above and beyond to make sure I had the information and confidence needed to pass the series 7. He gave me equation to use on the test and also taught me how to pick apart each question to get past the trickiness of the test writers. Im very glad that I found Sebastian and I couldn't have done it without him!
- Collin S. from Saint Louis, MO
Sebastian laid out the foundations and fundamentals very well to help me get off to studying on the right foot. He clarified some of the more confusing items and put them in simplistic and understandable terms for me
- Cory S. from Wayne, PA
Had my first meeting with Sebastian and already looking forward to my next meeting. He is very concerned on how you are understanding the material. extremely personable and nice. Can't wait till my next class with him - we reviewed options for my series exam and he explained it in the most simple terms!
- Gigi M. from Asbury Park, NJ
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