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Kofi O.

I breakdown complex problems into simple, real-life concepts

New York, NY (10012)

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My greatest strengths are my enthusiasm and positive attitude. I relish a challenge, and I have a gift for coming up with explanations to help people relate to complicated and technical information.

I have tutoring experience in the following accounting and finance courses:
- Introduction to Financial Accounting
- Intermediate Accounting 1 and 2
- Managerial Accounting
- Investment Analysis
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Statement Analysis

If you are having difficulty in any of these subjects and need a person to breakdown complex, hard-to-understand theories and problems into simple, real-life concepts - Look no further. I e-tutor anywhere in the world using instant messaging, googledocs, and Desktop sharing through Skype.

I have a master's degree in Accounting from Iowa State University and two undergraduate degrees: (1) Finance - Iowa State University and (2) Management - Luther College (Iowa).

I have 5+ years of experience with a broad range of accounting, finance, and business start-up skills and would like to share my work experiences to help you better understand the concepts in the books.

Specialty: Tax & Financial Planning, Business Plan Development, Financial Modeling, Business and Equity Valuations, Serial CFO, E-MBA/MBA tutoring.

I have logged hundreds of hours of one-on-one sessions with students from respectable MBA programs including Columbia University, the Wharton Executive MBA program, Rutgers Executive MBA program, the NYU Executive MBA program, the Zicklin MBA program, the Babson MBA program, the Keller MBA program, and the Thunderbird School of Management just to name a few.

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Kofi’s subjects


Basic understanding the Chart of Accounts Difference between a Balance Sheet and Income Statement
How the Balance Sheet and Income Statement are connected
How the account codes connect to the Balance Sheet and Income Statement
The difference between a debit and credit
The appropriate use of a debit or credit in transaction analysis
Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and the formation of the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement.
Current and non-current liabilities, accounting adjustments and stockholder's equity
Cost accumulation
Decision making and control.


I have 5+ years of experience, 2 Bachelor's degrees in Finance and Management, and a Master of Accounting degree.

I have worked with multiple business start-ups, from refining their idea to inception, and have also been retained on multiple projects for business investment valuations.


An overview of the modern market economy as a system for dealing with the problem of scarcity. The analysis of relationships among such variables as national income, employment, inflation and the quantity of money. The roles of government expenditure, taxation and monetary policy; international finance; economic development.

Theory of consumer choice, the theory of the firm and market power, and market structure.
Firm behavior (firm pricing, strategies
such as entry deterrence and advertising) in these markets.
Factor markets and vertical integration, asymmetric information, contracts and moral hazards.


Corporate financing and investment decision making, time value of money, asset valuation, capital budgeting decision methods, cash budgeting, and financial markets.
Analysis of environment in which financial decisions are made; applications of analytical techniques to financial management problems.
Mechanics of trading, behavior of security prices, corporate stocks and bonds, mutual funds, individual asset and portfolio selection techniques, and performance evaluation.
Valuation of fixed income securities, including pricing conventions, term structure of interest rates, default, duration, and hedging of interest rate risk. Analysis of active and passive investment strategies for managing fixed income portfolios.
The pricing and use of derivative market instruments.

Microsoft Excel

Monte Carlo analysis with applications to option pricing and insurance mechanism design, portfolio analysis using existing standard spreadsheet software and add-ons, dynamic programming tools for inventory management and sequential decisions, discrete choice modeling and statistical bootstrapping, and financial performance evaluation using excel.

Microsoft PowerPoint

This course is designed to provide you the skills necessary to create professional presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. If you need to share information with colleagues or provide training to clients, PowerPoint can be a powerful tool.


Have worked with students in the past tackle various concepts including: Variable types, surveys and sampling, categorical and quantitative data, correlation, linear regression, randomness and probability

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Iowa State University Ames Iowa (Finance)

Iowa State University (Master's)

A Gifted Instructor! Kofi has a wealth of experience and industry knowledge, but more impressive is his ability convey that knowledge in a manner that makes arcane concepts relatable. We covered a lot in each session and the experience was enlightening rather than overwhelming. Kofi is also very pleasant, patient and prepared. Time was used efficiently and flew quickly. Finally, his selection of meeting point was ex ...

— Tricia from Brooklyn, NY on 7/6/12);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $69.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I charge $45/person per hour for groups of 2 or more.

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Kofi will travel within 15 miles of New York, NY 10032.

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