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Mark M.

Experienced Polymathic Professional in San Fernando Valley

West Hills, CA (91308)

Travel radius
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Tutoring offers me a chance to learn as well as to teach. If done well, tutoring expands and strengthens current knowledge by focusing on specific situations through discussion, theory, and application. Additionally, personal chemistry, that is, the ability to communicate clearly and smoothly between individuals over time is also a key success factor. It is important that a student select the tutor with the "best fit" as well as the tutor selecting the student with the "best attitude".

Learning involves new things and change. For some folks, change is very difficult. For others, change is exciting because the new information unlocks new potential areas of interest and competencies. As an architectural learner, I am constantly trying to leverage what I know in one field and apply to another field in order to understand the fundamentals quicker. In some cases, this ability also brings new insights to a situation. In addition, I am an intuitive thinker that is able to evaluate quickly. For me, knowing my own learning style is an important step in my own education and training. As a potential student of mine, I will expect you to know yourself enough to communicate to me your learning style so that we can get started quickly and efficiently. As a suggestion, I recommend taking a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) evaluation prior to contacting your first tutor. Check the internet for evaluations. The results of this will help both you and your tutor to understand how you see and interact with the world around you.

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Mark’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Sports/Recreation:
Ballroom Dancing, Cooking
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 2, Economics, French, Physics, Prealgebra, Reading, Spanish
Art:
Ballroom Dancing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
French, Spanish
Science:
Physics
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Accounting

I have an MBA in International Business with a BS in International Finance.

My accounting classwork includes, so far to date:
Introduction to Accounting 1 and 2
Management Cost Analysis
Managerial Financial Accounting
International Accounting
International Finance

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits:
Tax
Accounting
Audit
IFRS

Algebra 2

I have an MBA, International Business from CSUN and a BS, International Finance from USC. Each degree required abilities in Mathematics up to, and including, Calculus. In addition, I have experience as an Adjunct Professor at DeVry teaching undergraduate business courses.

Business

I hold an MBA, International Business from California State University, Northridge, as well as a BS, Business Administration, International Finance from the University of Southern California.

Economics

I have an MBA, taught undergraduate Economics as an Adjunct Professor, and took Economics classes for both my MBA in International Business and BS in International Finance.

My Economics classwork included:
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Economic Analysis of Business Decisions
Graduate level Economic Topics.

Finance

I have an MBA, International Business from CSUN and a BS, International Finance from USC with many years of professional experience in Finance, Accounting, and IT.

My Accounting and Finance coursework includes:
Intro Accounting 1
Intro Accounting 2
Business Finance
Management Cost Analysis
International Finance
Managerial Financial Accounting
Finance Survey
Financial Theory and Policy
International Finance
International Accounting
Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

General Computer

I have experience with computers in a business environment using Finance/Accounting applications and a creative environment using music and sound applications.

My operating system experience includes Windows, Macintosh, and Ubuntu. My applications experience is varied and includes (but is not limited to) Word, WordPerfect, Excel, Lotus, Filemaker Pro, Access, SQL Server, Visual Basic, PowerPoint, PhotoShop, HTML, Q4BIS, MS Office, Star Office, AppleWorks, Enterprise Software, ESSBASE, Oracle, SAP, Great Plains, Macola, J.D. Edwards, Hyperion, Attachmate, Accpac, PeachTree, Quickbooks, Quicken, Ease, MediaWeb, and Filmtrack.

General Music

I currently play trumpet and flugelhorn on a regular basis for the marching band that I direct as well as for my church. I started playing trumpet in junior high school and continued through high school to play with the University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band (USC-TMB) as First Trumpet. My trumpet experience includes the 1984 Olympics (opening/closing ceremonies, and venue bands), Fleetwood Mac ("TUSK", video and in concert), local community theater, merit badge counselor (Music, and Bugling), and Bugler (Taps and other bugle calls). I am also a Marching Band Director for Venture Crew 440 (Canoga Park) and currently perform with my church Chancel Choir, Praise Band, and Bell Choir.

My general music background began at the age of 6 when I started piano lessons and played in a recorder choir at church. I took piano lessons for about 5 years. Starting at 11, I took trumpet lessons for the next 8 eight years through about 3 different instructors. During this time, I was the principal tuba player in my junior high orchestra, and in high school doubled on sousaphone and trumpet. After high school, I played in jazz bands, community orchestras, and ensembles until I graduated from USC. After graduation, I played in the Laker Band, the Olympic Band, USC Alumni Band, and some community theater work. In that time, I picked up the flugelhorn, electric bass, banjo, soprano and alto recorders, melodica, electric keyboards, and harmonica.

Currently, as a regular contributor in the music program at church, I have written and arranged some music. As marching band director, I must be able to read, write, perform, and communicate in addition to leading a group. As a Music and Bugling merit badge counselor, I have to know and have experience in music, music history, music performance, instrument types, and lead songs around a campfire.

Though I am not degreed in music, I feel that studying, playing, and performing music for more than 40 years means that I know a little about music. If you would like to speak with my references or see/hear me perform, please request a reference or next performance venue.

Microsoft Excel

I have many years of experience with Excel, Lotus 1-2-3, and VisiCalc in professional and educational settings. I received 100% on the accreditation test for WyzAnt tutors.

Microsoft PowerPoint

My PowerPoint experience includes professional, job related presentations as well as academic, graduate (MBA) school classes and functioning as a Panel Judge for the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business International Case Competition (USC-MICC).

At home, I use a Macintosh and have MS Windows emulators for compatibility tests. At work, I have experienced mostly MS Windows. On either operating system platform, I recommend free open source as an alternative to MS PowerPoint.

Prealgebra

Understanding math at this time helps with understanding and creating formulas, making meaningful spreadsheets, personal budgets, food preparation, growing plants, and even creating hot chocolate recipes.

QuickBooks

I have used Quickbooks and Quicken in my professional career on both Macintosh and Windows operating systems. In addition, I can provide exposure to open source and linux based similar software. I hold an MBA as well as a BS in Business Administration.

Spanish

I have an MBA in International Business and a BS in International Finance.

My Spanish classwork included:
Spanish 2 through 5 - high school
Spanish 1 - college (for review of fundamentals)
Conversational Spanish - college

I have used Spanish in a work setting as well as a casual setting.

Trumpet

I currently play trumpet and flugelhorn on a regular basis for the marching band that I direct as well as for my church. I started playing trumpet in junior high school and continued through high school to play with the University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band (USC-TMB) as First Trumpet. My trumpet experience includes: the 1984 Olympics (opening/closing ceremonies, and venue bands), Fleetwood Mac (video and in concert), local community theater, merit badge counselor (Music, and Bugling), and Bugler (Taps and other bugle calls). I am also a Marching Band Director for Venture Crew 440 (Canoga Park) and currently perform with my church Chancel Choir, Praise Band, and Bell Choir.

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Education

University of Southern California (International Financ)

California State University, Northridge (CSUN) (MBA)

Continuing Professional Education ()

Hourly fee

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Mark will travel within 15 miles of West Hills, CA 91307.

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