Search 72,471 tutors
Over 5 tutoring hours

Don B.

Don - Helping Students to Realize Their Potential

Oakland, CA (94611)

Travel radius
30 miles
Hourly fee
Email Don B.

You don't pay for tutoring
unless you find a good fit!

Background Check Status for Don B.

Don B. passed a background check on 11/20/12. The check was ordered by Don through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

After sending a message to Don, you will be able to order a new background check for $7.99. As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.

I am a skilled business professional with years of experience in the corporate working environment. My education includes an undergraduate degree in Engineering and a Masters degree in finance. My teaching experience includes tenure as an adjunct professor instructing graduate-level students at a John F. Kennedy University's graduate business school. I also have 13 years of experience as a Junior Achievement Economics Counselor working with high school students.

My teaching philosophy is that I succeed by making my students successful. I believe that a viable instruction program requires a good working relationship between the student and teacher that takes advantage of the student's desire to learn, and the teacher's skill in understanding the student's needs, capabilities an aspirations. This relationship is based on mutual trust and confidence that both teacher and student are aligned on the learning goals and the performance requirements and effort investment needed to meet those goals.

My tutoring method is to develop an understanding the student's objectives, to assess their current knowledge of the subject area and to cooperatively prepare a unique learning plan that allows the student to progress from where they are to where they would like to be. This approach allows the learning process to be flexible and tailored to the student's learning style. It then becomes a matter of equipping the student with the knowledge and tools to progress in the subject area.

Once the objectives are clear for the student, the task is one of continually evaluating the student's progress toward agreed upon objectives and ensuring that the student is comfortable with the pace of learning. I also work with students to develop milestones that enable them to understand and measure their progress toward their goals rather than waiting until late in the process for evaluations.

My specific areas of expertise include Accounting and Finance, and the Microsoft Office Suite of products including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. I am also skilled in other business skills related areas.

Email Don

Don’s subjects

General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word
Business, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Corporate Training:
Business, General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word


I am a career business professional with more than 15 years of working experience for major corporations including AT&T and AAA. I have a MBA in finance and an undergraduate degree in engineering. My working background includes assignments in finance, marketing, customer service, and business and market strategy. I have business teaching experience gained as an adjunct professor instructing graduate business students in competitive analysis and business strategy.

Microsoft Project

I have several years of experience using Microsoft Project as a planning and tracking application for work projects in assignments with Fortune 100 corporations. I am completely familiar with MS Project's features and capabilities for managing small and medium sized projects. My teaching approach involves creating a simple example project to help students to become familiar with basic functionalities and to expand the project based on the student's need and desire to use more advanced features.

Read all subject qualifications ยป

Email Don

back to top


US Merchant Marine Academy

Golden Gate University (MBA)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Don will travel within 30 miles of Oakland, CA 94611.

Email Don

Usually responds in about 13 hours

Send Don a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Don or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

(ex: algebra, chemistry)
Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive Responses From Additional Tutors

If selected, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.