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Art:
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Elementary Education:
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Music:
Trumpet
History:
American History
Geography
Government & Politics
Religion
Social Studies
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Language:
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Science:
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Math:
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Accounting

I passed the CPA exam, and have worked as a CPA licensed in several states. I don't currently do accounting for an occupation, but I am happy to help Accounting students and CPA candidates with challenging questions. Email me for details.

ACT English

I can share some tips and techniques that will help you get a higher score on the ACT READING and ENGLISH sections. For example, a few tricks that make it much easier to "rule out" similar, but INCORRECT, multiple choice answers.

Also, I will share other READING and ENGLISH "rules" that will help you get more correct answers in those sections. Since the SCIENCE section also has a lot of reading in it, your science score may benefit too.

ACT Math

As you can probably tell, math is one of my strongest subjects. The ACT MATH section includes Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry. I can help you concentrate on the areas where you need the most help, and make it much easier for you.

ACT Reading

I can share some tips and techniques that will help you get a higher score on the ACT READING and ENGLISH sections. For example, a few tricks that make it much easier to "rule out" similar, but INCORRECT, multiple choice answers.

Just these simple tricks alone have brought up students' scores by 4 points or MORE on the ACT READING section. I will share other READING and ENGLISH "rules" that will help you get more correct answers. Since the SCIENCE section also has a lot of reading in it, your science score may benefit too.

ACT Science

When I took the ACT exam, my highest score was in SCIENCE. I also did very well in math, reading, and English, so my overall score was in the top one percent in the nation.

The ACT SCIENCE section covers three basic areas, which I like to call "Charts, Tables, and Graphs," (interpretation), "Experiments--causes and effects," and "Opposing Theories--aka Fighting Scientists." Some of the questions can be rather tricky.

The GOOD NEWS is that you DON'T have to be good at science. All the information is given to help you answer the questions. I can help you learn how to understand and interpret the information given, so that you get a better score on the ACT SCIENCE section. With my help, you can jump to the right conclusions, and not the wrong ones.

ADD/ADHD

If you, or someone you love, suffers with A.D.D. (or A.D.H.D), please read this! For many years, I have been studying A.D.D. and brain function, and how diet, exercise, medication, and lifestyle habits can help the learning and memory processes. I have read dozens of books on these subjects, and continue to keep up with the latest research, by reading articles, subscribing to newsletters, and communicating with doctors and specialists in Brain Health.

Even though I have A.D.D. myself, I made excellent grades in school. I graduated at the top of my high school class, and graduated college with high honors. My A.C.T. score was in the top 1% in the nation.

I have several family members (two of my own children, and one of my parents) who have A.D.D. or A.D.H.D. As a result of all this experience with A.D.D./A.D.H.D., I know some things that help a lot with the symptoms, and unique challenges, faced by a person with A.D.D. I can share what I have learned with you, and also share some of the resources and helpful secrets that can make a positive difference in your life.

It helps to have every advantage... why not give yourself that gift? Please email me and let's talk soon!

Algebra 1

Algebra I and Algebra II are my top specialties. When I was in high school, I entered the statewide HIGH SCHOOL MATH CONTESTS, and I placed in the top 10 each year for Algebra and Geometry.

While I was in High School, one of the math teachers asked me to help tutor students who were struggling with math, so I tutored Math for several years in High School, and continued tutoring in College.

I added more subjects each year, and tutored Math, Science, Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Nursing, and Business students while I was in College. Like Forrest Gump, I just can't stop!

I love seeing the "lightbulb" come on, when I am helping someone master a difficult math or science concept, and they "get it."

Algebra 2

Algebra II was one of my favorite classes in High School. Maybe it is because I had a great teacher--Mr. Cornell--whose ancestors founded Cornell University.

I entered the statewide HIGH SCHOOL MATH CONTEST, and I placed in the top 10 each year for Algebra I and II, and Geometry.


I love seeing the "lightbulb" come on, when I am helping someone master a difficult math or science concept, and they "get it."

Aspergers

During my years of teaching in the public school systems, I did a lot of work with special needs students, and gifted students. In addition to my experience, there is one very important factor that makes all the difference: I love working with these precious children!

Here is a review from Dr. Becky Senicz, who is the parent of one of my autistic students:

"Paul has been an excellent tutor for my son, who has Asperger's Syndrome. Paul very quickly picked up on how best to tutor him, what his strengths and weaknesses are, and how best to help him improve. My son has enjoyed every minute working with him, and we are both amazed at the degree of progress he has made. Paul has gone out of his way to customize his work to especially meet my son's needs. I can't imagine finding a better tutor for my son."

ASVAB

I have several years of experience tutoring for success on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test. As you probably know, this is the entrance exam for all branches of the U.S. military. Starting with the basics from Math Knowledge and Arithmetic Reasoning, to Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, and General Science, the test moves into more technical areas, such as Electronics Information, Auto and Shop Information, etc.

I have some textbooks and study guides that have proven to be greatly helpful in preparing for this test. I would be happy to work with you to help you get a score that can help improve your chances of getting into your dream job (Military Occupational Specialty), and also improve your chances of getting a good sign on bonus (Enlistment bonus), based on your test scores.

Please take a moment to set up your WyzAnt account, and we can give you all the details, and get you on your path to success on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test.

If you follow this study program, I guarantee that you will be happy with the results.

Autism

I have worked with Autistic and other special needs students for about 5 years, and I really enjoy helping to make a positive difference in the lives of these wonderful students. My youngest niece is Autistic, so our entire family is very understanding and supportive. Also, we have wonderful resources in the Birmingham area for Autistic individuals. Please contact me for additional information. I'm always glad to help!

Here is a quote from a parent of one of my special needs students:

"Paul very quickly picked up on how best to tutor him, what his strengths and weaknesses are, and how best to help him improve. My son has enjoyed every minute working with him, and we are both amazed at the degree of progress he has made. Paul has gone out of his way to customize his work to especially meet my son's needs. I can't imagine finding a better tutor for my son."

Business

I have several college degrees in business. I was the owner of a very successful business for over 10 years, and I started that business from scratch. In addition to my Business degrees, I have many years of experience helping Business owners as a CPA. I also taught University-level Business Courses.

I have always enjoyed helping people improve their businesses, and knowledge of business accounting and information systems.

You are welcome to contact me any time for help with Business Planning, Profitability Improvement, Quickbooks, Budgeting, Financial Analysis, Accounting, Business Statistics, Business Strategy, Management and Staffing issues, and anything else related to BUSINESS.

For an easy way to reach me, you can click on the email link on this webpage:

www.wyzant.com/tutors/MakingMathEasy

Career Development

Working in conjunction with a public university career center, I helped students write and improve resumes, prepare for interviews, and create and develop presentations and speeches. I have also helped with design of multi-media video projects, and proofread 2 books and numerous articles and research papers prior to publication.

Computer Science

I have several college degrees in Business and Computer Science. For several years, I was a Quickbooks-Certified Instructor for Quickbooks, in addition to being a CPA.

You are welcome to contact me any time for help with any COMPUTER issues.

Elementary (K-6th)

I would be happy to work with you (or your student) to help with any subject covered in Kindergarten through 6th grade. I have been a substitute teacher for several years, teaching all grades from Kindergarten through the 12th grade. I have worked with gifted students and special needs students, and I enjoyed working with all those groups. I also was a student teacher when I was in college and in graduate school, and I taught college level accounting courses as well.

I specialize in math and science courses, but I have taught all basic elementary and middle school subjects as well as computer courses for grades 4, 5, and 6.

Geometry

Geometry is one of my top specialties. When I was in high school, I entered the statewide HIGH SCHOOL MATH CONTESTS, and I placed in the top 10 in Geometry.

One of the math teachers asked me to help tutor students who were struggling with Geometry, so I tutored for several years in High School, and continued tutoring in College.

Many people struggle with PROOFS in Geometry, and I can help make them easier to understand and master. I love seeing the "lightbulb" come on, when I am helping someone master difficult Geometry concepts, and they "get it."

GMAT

The GMAT is different from many other tests, because some questions are intentionally designed to be "trickier" than on other tests like the ACT or the SAT, for example.

When I took the GMAT exam, my score was in the top 10% in the whole United States. I can help you avoid some of the common pitfalls, and help you find the correct answers that will bring your score up to where it represents your very best work.

The time and energy that you dedicate to bringing up your GMAT score should PAY OFF by helping you get accepted to a better school, or schools, and ultimately will increase your earning potential for life. GMAT preparation is worth the effort, and your dedication will be rewarded well.

GRE

Congratulations on being one of the elite who is preparing for the GRE.

The time and energy that you dedicate to bringing up your GRE score should PAY OFF by helping you get accepted to a better school, or schools, and ultimately will increase your earning potential for life. GRE exam preparation is worth the effort, and your dedication will be rewarded well.

You deserve the best education, so why not give yourself the best tutoring?

I can help you study more efficiently, and we can work together to focus on the areas where you can improve the most.

Photography

I took every class in photography offered at my high school and 4-year college, and got A's in all of my photography classes. I also worked for a professional photographer in Birmingham, Alabama for 3 years, and I have used most formats of cameras, including all film and digital media, and software applications for editing.

My brother is a full-time professional photographer, and I have also worked with him--as his assistant--during the last 10 years.

Praxis

I have ALL of the study guides for the Praxis exams. Also I have taken Praxis II exams, and scored in the top 10 percent in the nation (United States).

I will be glad to help you with Praxis exams in any subject, and I can share current study guides with you, in addition to any study materials you may have.

Public Speaking

After taking public speaking classes myself, I have had opportunities to coach students on public speaking, with good results.

My experience also includes helping to proofread speeches and presentations, revising content to improve effectiveness and clarity of communication.

Years ago, my father was pastor and a professor at a Christian University, where he taught young men and women (who were entering the ministry) how to prepare and present their sermons, and other helpful presentations on health, wellness, financial fitness, and other relevant topics.

You might say that my experience with public speaking started at an early age, since I started attending some of my dad's college lectures when I was around 5 or 6 years old.

I enjoyed watching and listening to the students as they practiced delivering their sermons and other presentations.

QuickBooks

For several years, I was a QUICKBOOKS-CERTIFIED Instructor for Quickbooks, in addition to being a CPA.

I have always enjoyed helping people improve their businesses, and knowledge of business accounting and information systems.

You are welcome to contact me any time for help with Quickbooks.

Series 63

I would be happy to help you study and prepare for the Series 63 exam.

I passed the Series 63 exam a few years ago, and I have degrees in Business and Computer Science. In addition to my undergraduate work, I have also taken graduate level courses in Business, and continuing education courses for professional certification.

Please email me anytime, and let me know when you'd like to get started on your path to Series 63 success!

Series 7

I would be happy to help you (or your student) to study and prepare for the Series 7 exam. I passed the Series 7 exam a few years ago myself, and I have degrees in Business and Computer Science. In addition to my undergraduate work, I have also taken graduate level courses in Business as well as continuing education courses for professional certification.



Sociology

I have taken sociology classes, and gotten A's in them. I also spent two full years helping a special needs student so she could graduate with a 4-year college degree in Sociology from a public college. During the time we worked together, we brought her GPA up from the low 2.0 range to an ending GPA over 3.0 at her graduation.

Special Needs

Several years ago, I started working more and more with special needs students, and I really loved it. In a short time, the students I worked with began to show more motivation and more desire to learn.

My mom worked with many special needs students during her teaching career, and it seems that I inherited from her a natural talent and love for working with special needs students. For example, one little boy who would never speak for anyone but his parents started talking when I was working with him.

Other students also showed better-than-expected progress in my classroom, and I found it to be very rewarding. I'd love to help you--or your son or daughter--to succeed in school, and in life. Please drop me an email, and let's talk soon!

Study Skills

Each of us have different strengths and weaknesses when it comes to learning. Some students learn best by SEEING, others learn best by HEARING, and others learn best by a "HANDS-ON" LEARNING approach. I can tailor our lessons to the areas you are stronger in, and help you improve in areas that are not your dominant learning style. This first step will help your general STUDY SKILLS.

In addition to that, we can work together to improve general study skills such as organization, time management and scheduling, and TEST TAKING skills. I also help with ways to beat "test anxiety," and help you stay focused on what works the best for you.

My main subjects are math and science, but I can also help with reading, English, writing, and many other STUDY SKILLS.

Tax Preparation

I have over 10 years of experience as a tax professional and CPA. I have prepared every kind of personal and business tax return that is used by the I.R.S., and tax returns from many states too. In addition to income taxes, I can also help with State of Alabama BUSINESS Privilege taxes, Sales taxes, tax disputes, and other tax issues.

If you need help with your Individual Form 1040, or AL 40, or any business, corporation, LLC, or partnership tax returns, please feel free to contact me for assistance.

Even though I am now "retired" from being a CPA, I keep up with all of the tax updates and take tax classes every year, so I can stay current on all of the latest tax laws and tax-saving techniques for individuals and businesses.

Please let me know how I can help you with your tax questions or tax problems.

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