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Christopher S.

Mesa, AZ

$50/hr

Accounting Tutor - Bilingual CPA

Background check passed as of 12/3/13
Usually responds in about 7 hours

Accounting Tutor - Bilingual CPA

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I enjoy teaching accounting skills. Accounting is the language of business. All business students must learn this language. However, it appears most colleges and universities are trying to teach accounting online, or with some class time, but there is very little face-to-face, interactive education being provided. That just doesn't work for most students and the results are dismal.

I am a CPA with more than 25 years experience as a chief accountant in small- to medium-sized businesses. I was still an accounting student at ASU when I accepted my first full-charge accounting role in a Phoenix-based construction company. I held that job for 6 years until the company was sold. I use Excel spreadsheets extensively in my work and teach my students to use them as well. I use QuickBooks accounting software daily and have been certified as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

I am a graduate of Arizona State University (School of Accountancy) in 1986.

I am a CPA, licensed in Arizona since 1991.

I have over 25 years of experience as an accounting manager or controller for many small businesses - mostly construction companies.

My teaching experience includes one and one-half years teaching software application skills for Versyss, Inc. This was a customer-service/product-specialist position in which I taught new users of Versyss software products how to perform all accounting functions using Versyss software applications. This included classroom and on-site instruction.

I am bilingual: English and Spanish. I lived in Colombia (South America) for 2 years as a teacher of religion. This teaching was done entirely in Spanish.

My style is patient, yet persistent - making sure basic principles are learned and reinforced by using real-life examples and constant review. I ask questions designed to help students become comfortable with what they already know; then we build on top of that base.

Testimonials

"Great tutor."

- Anthony, Tempe, AZ on 2/9/14
Christopher replied on 2/12/2014

Thank you very much, Anthony. I work some long hours to help my students do well in their classes. It really feels good to be appreciated!

"Awesome tutor"

- Lauren, Tempe, AZ on 9/30/13

"Awesome Tutor! Quite Helpful!"

- Sarah, Phoenix, AZ on 6/11/13
Christopher replied on 6/11/2013

Sarah has a top-notch attitude about her studies. In this case, Sarah, like many others, chose to further her education during the summer with an online accounting class. The problem? An Accounting Principles class is about the hardest thing to learn online! My advice to every first-year accounting student is take the class live! But if you must choose an online class, find a qualified tutor. Accounting is fundamental to all of your other business classes. Accounting is "the language of business." Poor accounting knowledge will have a negative effect on every other business class you take.

Language:
Spanish
Homeschool:
Accounting,
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Accounting

I am a CPA who enjoys teaching my skills to students of accounting in the evenings and on weekends.

Business

I am a certified public accountant with over 25 years of business experience. I have a business/accounting degree from Arizona State University. I have successfully tutored many students through WyzAnt in the areas of accounting, QuickBooks, and Excel. It makes sense that I should also tutor business classes.

General Computer

The computer is an important business tool. In my career as a CPA, I use the computer daily to run accounting software like Quickbooks, to create Excel spreadsheets, and to do research on the internet. These are the skills I am most prepared to teach.

Microsoft Excel

I am a CPA and have used Excel heavily throughout my 25-year career.

QuickBooks

I am a CPA and a daily user of Quickbooks.

Spanish

I studied Spanish in school and then spent 2 years in Colombia, South America, speaking Spanish daily as a teacher of religion.

Arizona State University
Accounting

Education

Arizona State University (Accounting)

Great tutor. — Chris is a great tutor and big help. I will definitely continue to have him help me throughout this semester . ...

— Anthony, Tempe, AZ on 2/9/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

1 hour minimum on all sessions.

Travel policy

Christopher will travel within 20 miles of Mesa, AZ 85203.


About Christopher

I enjoy teaching accounting skills. Accounting is the language of business. All business students must learn this language. However, it appears most colleges and universities are trying to teach accounting online, or with some class time, but there is very little face-to-face, interactive education being provided. That just doesn't work for most students and the results are dismal.

I am a CPA with more than 25 years experience as a chief accountant in small- to medium-sized businesses. I was still an accounting student at ASU when I accepted my first full-charge accounting role in a Phoenix-based construction company. I held that job for 6 years until the company was sold. I use Excel spreadsheets extensively in my work and teach my students to use them as well. I use QuickBooks accounting software daily and have been certified as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

I am a graduate of Arizona State University (School of Accountancy) in 1986.

I am a CPA, licensed in Arizona since 1991.

I have over 25 years of experience as an accounting manager or controller for many small businesses - mostly construction companies.

My teaching experience includes one and one-half years teaching software application skills for Versyss, Inc. This was a customer-service/product-specialist position in which I taught new users of Versyss software products how to perform all accounting functions using Versyss software applications. This included classroom and on-site instruction.

I am bilingual: English and Spanish. I lived in Colombia (South America) for 2 years as a teacher of religion. This teaching was done entirely in Spanish.

My style is patient, yet persistent - making sure basic principles are learned and reinforced by using real-life examples and constant review. I ask questions designed to help students become comfortable with what they already know; then we build on top of that base.

Testimonials

"Great tutor."

- Anthony, Tempe, AZ on 2/9/14
Christopher replied on 2/12/2014

Thank you very much, Anthony. I work some long hours to help my students do well in their classes. It really feels good to be appreciated!

"Awesome tutor"

- Lauren, Tempe, AZ on 9/30/13

"Awesome Tutor! Quite Helpful!"

- Sarah, Phoenix, AZ on 6/11/13
Christopher replied on 6/11/2013

Sarah has a top-notch attitude about her studies. In this case, Sarah, like many others, chose to further her education during the summer with an online accounting class. The problem? An Accounting Principles class is about the hardest thing to learn online! My advice to every first-year accounting student is take the class live! But if you must choose an online class, find a qualified tutor. Accounting is fundamental to all of your other business classes. Accounting is "the language of business." Poor accounting knowledge will have a negative effect on every other business class you take.

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Education

Arizona State University
Accounting

Education

Arizona State University (Accounting)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required

1 hour minimum on all sessions.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Mesa, AZ 85203

Christopher’s Subjects

Language:
Spanish
Homeschool:
Accounting,
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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