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Brian D.

Carrollton, TX

$40/hr

Brian, Math and Accounting Tutor

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Background check passed as of 12/10/13
4.4 Avg. Rating
 
 
229 Ratings
 
 
4hrs Response Time
Outstanding Tutor.
— Gary, Dallas, TX on 4/18/15

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The University of Northern Colorado
Mathematics
University of Hartford
Master's

Education

The University of Northern Colorado (Mathematics)

University of Hartford (Master's)

About Brian

To help you meet your academic goals, I will help you to learn more effectively and more efficiently. I ask what-if questions to check for understanding and help you see the relationships between concepts. I include strategies for studying, taking tests, and coping with the stress that students encounter. Between sessions, I will happily answer short questions off the clock by phone or by email.

For math students, I will help you translate the English in word problems into mathematical expressions that can be solved. You will improve your ability to use formulas and to know which formula to use. As needed, I will show you how to use the graphing calculator, Excel or both.

For accounting and finance students, I will walk you through how data flows through the accounting records from transactions to financial statements, how to analyze transactions so you can correctly record them, and how to interpret and analyze financial statements. As needed, I will show you how to use the financial calculator, Excel or both.

I have a bachelor's degree in math and a master's degree in accounting. I hold a Texas Lifetime Teacher Certificate in Secondary Math (grades 6 -12). I taught high school math in DeSoto, TX and Denver, CO. I taught supplemental math classes in the Dallas ISD in grades 3-6 for the nonprofit agency, Project SEED.

I have tutored students from grade 4 through graduate business school. I have been a private tutor in North Texas and Denver as well as a tutor at a community college and a university.

I am a certified public accountant with over ten years experience in public, commercial, nonprofit, and government accounting. I have taught accounting at the college level and bookkeeping in a non-credit adult education program.
To help you meet your academic goals, I will help you to learn more effectively and more efficiently. I ask what-if questions to check for understanding and help you see the relationships between concepts. I include strategies for studying, taking tests, and coping with the stress that students encounter. Between sessions, I will happily answer… Read more

Policies

I charge for actual face-to-face time with no charge for travel.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Carrollton, TX 75006
Background Check: Passed

"Outstanding Tutor."

- Gary, Dallas, TX on 4/18/15

"Life is Good Again, Thanks to Brian D!"

- Diane, Flower Mound, TX on 3/5/15

"Exceptional teacher and tutor"

- Henry, Dallas, TX on 5/20/14

"Accounting for Managers - Great Tutor! "

- Kamiel, Dallas, TX on 10/28/13

"Excellent tutor! "

- Alexandra, Southlake, TX on 6/11/13

"Great tutor! A walking book."

- Carolyn, Cedar Hill, TX on 6/5/13

"He is all into listening what you have to say"

- Mary, Carrollton, TX on 4/1/13

"Excellent"

- Wendi, Plano, TX on 3/19/13

"Fine Man"

- Marshall, Carrollton, TX on 2/20/13

"Thorough and encouraging"

- Robert, Flower Mound, TX on 1/8/13

"Very knowledgeable"

- Christi, Arlington, TX on 11/25/12

"He gets results"

- Blake, Euless, TX on 9/3/12

"Better understanding"

- Jeannette, The Colony, TX on 4/27/12

"Great teacher "

- Peter, The Colony, TX on 4/2/12

"Brian D. is a helpful tutor."

- Daniel, Irving, TX on 3/20/12

"Perfect"

- Lauri, Dallas, TX on 2/26/12

"So happy!"

- Cheri, Mesquite, TX on 1/15/12

"Brilliant Tutor"

- Jeffrey, Carrollton, TX on 10/23/11

"Hit and Miss"

- Matt, Irving, TX on 7/21/11
Brian replied on 9/11/2011

Matt was offered a refund and declined it. He seemed to have spent little time actually studying; he had questions on most of the problems on his written assignments. His course used ALEKS software. Equations that were easily graphed with a Texas Instruments graphing calculator presented problems in with the ALEKS graphing feature. I referred him to his professor.

"Great tutor."

- Ryan, Flower Mound, TX on 4/8/11
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ESL/ESOL
Computer:
QuickBooks
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Accounting, Business,
GMAT, GRE, QuickBooks,
Tax Preparation
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, ESL/ESOL,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Business,
ESL/ESOL,
GMAT, Statistics

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Business

I was a Business Consultant for the University of Colorado Business Advancement Center for two years. I helped businesses prepare business plans, apply for business loans, and set up both automated and manual accounting systems. I have over 10 years experience as an accountant in all sectors of accounting including public accounting. I have a Masters of Science in Accounting from the University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT.

ESL/ESOL

From October 2009 through May 2011, I was a volunteer one on one ESL tutor at the Richardson Adult Literacy Council in Richardson, Texas. From September 2011 to the present, I have been a volunteer teacher of a weekly 90 minute ESL class at the Richardson Adult Literacy Council. I have worked with students from Mexico, Guatemala, China, Iran and Iraq.

QuickBooks

I have used QuickBooks for over ten years. I was a Business Consultant for the University of Colorado Business Advancement Center for two years. I helped businesses prepare business plans, apply for business loans, and set up both automated and manual accounting systems. I have over 10 years experience as an accountant in all sectors of accounting including public accounting. I have a Masters of Science in Accounting from the University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT.

Tax Preparation

I earned a master's degree in Accounting at the University of Hartford. I have been a paid income tax preparer for over 20 years. I have completed annual continuing professional education courses in both taxes and accounting during that time. I have prepared tax returns for federal and state income tax returns for individuals, sole proprietors, partnerships, S corporations, C corporations, estates, and trusts.

The University of Northern Colorado
Mathematics
University of Hartford
Master's

Education

The University of Northern Colorado (Mathematics)

University of Hartford (Master's)

Outstanding Tutor. — Brian did a tutoring session last week with me and I was very satisfied with the result. He was polite, knowledgeable, patient, and was concerned with my situation. I was very happy with the amount of effort and attention he provided. I highly recommend him. ...

— Gary, Dallas, TX on 4/18/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

I charge for actual face-to-face time with no charge for travel.

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 30 miles of Carrollton, TX 75006.

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