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I am a recently retired accountant and financial analyst, having worked with several well-known Pittsburgh area firms. Although accountants are frequently dull and have a difficult time communicating, I am an exception to the rule. I love numbers, and my enthusiasm is contagious.
I believe Excel is the single greatest piece of software ever written. I use it for everything from simple record keeping to complex financial modeling. I love to show people how to get the most out of this wonderful tool. Whether you are a novice or a sophisticated Excel user, I can help you use Excel to make better sense of all the data that surrounds us. If you want help balancing your checkbook, comparing interest rates on loans, or even just managing large quantities of data, Excel is probably the tool for you. I can show you how.
My teaching style is student-focused. We will determine what you want to learn, and our lessons will be tailored to help you achieve your specific goals. We will work at a pace that suits you, and we will never move on from one topic to the next until you are satisfied.
I recently retired after a thirty-year career in Accounting and Financial Analysis. I thoroughly understand Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and their application in the real world. My distinctive specialty is helping to explain accounting concepts to people who are not financial experts – to translate the jargon of “accounting speak” into plain language that everyone can understand. If you have questions about accounting, I can help you understand what you need to know.
I have worked for thirty years in corporate finance and accounting for major Pittsburgh corporations. My work history includes both direct “hands-on” and managerial-level experience in areas of responsibility including financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, budgeting and controllership. I have an MBA with a concentration in finance from Carnegie Mellon University. I would be very happy to work with you to help you understand financial concepts and practices, from both an academic and a real-world perspective.
I have used Excel extensively in both my professional and in my personal life. I have also taught continuing education classes in Excel. Whether you are a novice or an expert, there are always new features of this program that you can discover. Learning Excel requires a hands-on approach. You will work at a computer, and I will guide you through the process of setting up new Excel spreadsheets and/or modifying your existing Excel spreadsheets to accomplish your goals. I am well versed in all versions of Excel.
PowerPoint is the industry standard tool for generating business presentations. Like other Microsoft products, it is powerful but very easy to use. I have been using PowerPoint for over twenty years to produce presentations, and I am very familiar with its capabilities. More importantly, as an experienced teacher, I can explain PowerPoint in a language that makes things easy to understand. I can help you learn to use PowerPoint to make effective business presentations that will dazzle your audience.
Microsoft Word is the industry standard for word processing. It is a straightforward application that is powerful and very easy to use. I have been using Word for over twenty years, and I am very familiar with its capabilities. More importantly, as an experienced teacher, I can explain computer applications in language that makes things easy to understand. I will help you learn to use Word either on its own or as part of a family of products that will contribute to your overall productivity.
Extremely Good Teacher — I am an adult and had no previous experience with a tutor and was anxious about getting good help. I had the most relaxing time with the three hours I spent with Rick learning everything that I needed, plus more, with no stress. He was very prepared and communicated the lesson well adapting to my learning style. I have worked with trainers throughout the years in a professional environment, and I ...
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