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Irene H.

Palo Alto, CA

$50/hr

Accounting, Finance, and Financial Modeling Specialist

Background check passed as of 10/13/14
Usually responds in about 6 hours

Accounting, Finance, and Financial Modeling Specialist

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I'm a native English speaker with over 15 years of experience in accounting and finance. I began my career in investment banking on Wall Street in New York. Without any prior experience whatsoever in either accounting or finance, I initially struggled with accounting, finance, and financial modeling when I first started working. About a year later, I had my "ah-ha!" moment and then thought, "You know, this stuff is not that difficult. Why do they teach it in a way that's so hard to learn?"

I teach people finance, accounting, and Excel financial modeling that is more intuitive and use everyday examples that anyone can relate to. I love helping people get to their "ah-ha!" moment, because I remember how it felt for me.

I was a teaching assistant for graduate level accounting and financing courses, for both the full-time and executive programs, at Columbia University where I earned my Master's degree; I received very positive feedback from students for breaking down accounting and finance concepts in a way that is easy for non-quantitative people to understand. Professionally, I have worked on financial transactions ranging from several million to several billion dollars. I am currently developing a website called Blogmentaries to help entrepreneurs learn faster.

I will review your questions and materials (if any) prior to each session, so that you will get the most out of each tutoring hour. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

English:
Public Speaking
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Business:
Accounting, Career Development,
Finance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Accounting
Test Preparation:
Career Development
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Career Development,
Finance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Career Development

I have been providing career development guidance for many years and in a variety of ways.

I hold workshops related to career development including one on salary negotiations. I also do this for other educational organizations, but it's for their own students and not publicly publicized.

I have also managed departments and have been responsible for hiring, promoting, and otherwise managing my employees. I have also guided my staff on determining what they want to do with their careers and ensuring that they received the appropriate training. One of the employees who reported to me at my recent company wrote a LinkedIn recommendation about me.

And finally, I have provided career development advice to professional women regarding jobs as well as how to communicate with and manage current or potential employers. So much so that people have suggested that I become an executive coach; I have been looking into the certification of that.

Barnard College, Columbia University
Economics
Columbia University
Master's

Education

Barnard College, Columbia University (Economics)

Columbia University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Irene will travel within 30 miles of Palo Alto, CA 94301.


About Irene

I'm a native English speaker with over 15 years of experience in accounting and finance. I began my career in investment banking on Wall Street in New York. Without any prior experience whatsoever in either accounting or finance, I initially struggled with accounting, finance, and financial modeling when I first started working. About a year later, I had my "ah-ha!" moment and then thought, "You know, this stuff is not that difficult. Why do they teach it in a way that's so hard to learn?"

I teach people finance, accounting, and Excel financial modeling that is more intuitive and use everyday examples that anyone can relate to. I love helping people get to their "ah-ha!" moment, because I remember how it felt for me.

I was a teaching assistant for graduate level accounting and financing courses, for both the full-time and executive programs, at Columbia University where I earned my Master's degree; I received very positive feedback from students for breaking down accounting and finance concepts in a way that is easy for non-quantitative people to understand. Professionally, I have worked on financial transactions ranging from several million to several billion dollars. I am currently developing a website called Blogmentaries to help entrepreneurs learn faster.

I will review your questions and materials (if any) prior to each session, so that you will get the most out of each tutoring hour. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Education

Barnard College, Columbia University
Economics
Columbia University
Master's

Education

Barnard College, Columbia University (Economics)

Columbia University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Palo Alto, CA 94301

Irene’s Subjects

English:
Public Speaking
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Business:
Accounting, Career Development,
Finance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Accounting
Test Preparation:
Career Development
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Career Development,
Finance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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.


Background Check Status for Irene H.

Irene H. passed a background check on 10/13/14. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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