I have been in the accounting profession for a few decades including senior management positions at the VP and controller level. This has given me the unique ability to teach junior staff as well as get involved with the day to day preparation of financial statements and reporting.
Additionally, I am a CPA with an active license and practice in the field.
In addition to having tutored the ACT and SAT English sections, I have also taken the ACT exam recently as an adult and scored in the top tiers. That means that I possess exam savvy in addition to knowing the content of the exam per the study books!
I have 10+ years of experience working with 6th through 8th graders on beginning and intro to Algebra through the end of Algebra 1. I have worked with student on homework problems, Regents preparation as well as test questions for specialized high school admission exam which naturally include many algebra questions as well as word problems.
I have worked with many ASVAB students over the past several years in all areas of the test; but specialize particularly in mathematics. Many of my students need a refresher in prealgebra, algebra, word problems and basic operations which may have been forgotten over the years. Since mathematical knowledge is cumulative, I have no problem whatsoever in starting from the beginning and the simple and working our way up the chain to the more complex!
I am an experienced financial manager with more than 20 years of supervisory accounting and finance experience with world class Fortune 500 international firms. Having managed groups of diverse individuals of 5 – 25 employees, I have successfully trained junior staff, rotated employees into new roles and streamlined operations when necessary to meet budgetary and strategic objectives. During my career I have had a successful track record of introducing new products and services, new reporting tools and reports and coordinating projects with other groups within the organization.
My academic credentials include an MBA in Finance as well as a post MBA certificate in accounting from Pace University in New York. Additionally, I am a licensed CPA, certified forensic accountant and notary public. As I consider it important to keep up to date with changing interpretations and trends, I take advantage of continuing education both internally in my firm as well as with external providers. My credentials have recently been recognized by the AICPA with a Certification in Financial Forensics and am a fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners
Have over 10+ years of working with students of all age groups on elementary mathematical concepts and applications. These topics include fractions, ratios, area, percentages, word problems, probability and many others, It is important to build from a solid foundation prior to going on to advanced mathematical applications in algebra, geometry, trigonometry and precalculus. My work with so many students has helped to give them this solid underpinning and understanding of how to effectively perform these applications by example after example.
I have been working with students in geometry for many years; particularly on Regents preparation and review studies. Since Geometry is such a comprehensive course, it is necessary to review many theorems and postulates that come up during the course. Often, the work takes us back to Algebra as well and using some of the concepts learned in earlier grades.
I have had considerable experience tutoring students for the ISEE examination over the past couple of years. I have tutored students at all three levels of the examinations- lower level, intermediate level and upper level. I have worked with them on all parts of the examination including the verbal sections as well as the mathematics sections. Having worked with a variety of practice problems, I am familiar with all of the preparation materials and the strategies necessary for successful examination scores.
I have considerable experience with grade school, middle school and high school students with prealgebra, algebra and other mathematical concepts in preparation for end of year testing, specialized schools admission and Regents exams. I will cover any and all subject matter including basic mathematical applications, ratios, percentages, graphs, areas, probability, word problems and many others.
I have been tutoring for over seven years in subjects that include algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, integrated algebra for grades 5-8. My tutoring has included test preparation for all of the Regents exams, as well as statewise tests given in NY.
I have great familiarity with the scope and content of these exams and have worked with my students on the course content that comprises the entire scope of the Regents examinations. I am well prepared to work with Wyzant students on Regents examinations.
I have a BA degree, an MBA and a CPA as well.
I have been tutoring SAT/ACT test preparation for many years on both a long term and short term basis. After giving my students diagnostic questions, I can quickly ascertain those areas that are weak and require further review, practice and tracking. We will work on questions with different levels of difficulty drawn from all areas of mathematics that are typical SAT practice questions.
I have been tutoring the SHSAT examination for the past four years and am very familiar with most of the test preparation materials as well as the literature on test taking strategies. My experience has enable me to quickly identify students' weaknesses to work on those areas requiring the most attention.
I am qualified to teach study skills since I have tutored for many of the Regents examinations in grades 6-10, the ISEE examination, the SHSAT and SSAT examinations as well as the SAT, ACT, ASVAB and GED. My experience totals approximately 10 years. Additionally, I have a CPA license, MBA degree and BA degree.
To tutor these exams, I typically work with prepared study materials from Kaplan, Peterson, Mcgraw Hill and other sources.