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Ivan W.

Aliso Viejo, CA



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Background check passed as of 4/14/15
4.8 average from 20 ratings
Great tutor
— Christina, Laguna Niguel, CA on 2/21/13

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University of Waterloo


University of Waterloo

About Ivan

Hi there,

My name is Ivan. I have an extensive background (over 17 years) in teaching/training various subjects which include Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, General computing, Accounting, Piano, and Sunday school.

I have an accounting degree from a top university and presently work as a Finance Manager in my full time job creating complex financial models, reports, and analysis for executives and management. Hence, I am a very advanced Excel user and I have been using Excel every day in my full time job for the past 17 years.

I am very proficient at using Excel (2013, 2010, 2007, 2003) and literally know hundreds of shortcuts and formulas. Many of my colleagues and friends come to me for help in Excel. I create very complex spreadsheets with complicated formulas, and can teach you much of the same.

If you are a beginner or novice user, I can teach you the in's and out's of Excel and how it will assist you in your school work or job. If you are an intermediate user, I can teach you formulas, shortcuts, macros, and how to be much more proficient using Excel in your job and shine amongst your co-workers. If you need help with an existing model or need consultation, I also have experience in that.

I am very patient and will go at your pace and answer any questions - no question is a stupid question!

Please contact me if you are looking to learn or improve your Excel skills or need consulting in creating, fixing, or improving your own financial models. Rate is negotiable. Thanks!

***I believe my rate is a extremely reasonable and actually under market for what I will teach you. I am extremely confident with the instruction I will provide you, confident enough that I will give you a refund if you don't learn from me what you're wanting to learn and more, hence you won't waste your time wondering if you're going to get a good tutor or not if you go with others - ALL my reviews are 5 star reviews. Rate is negotiable as well depending on your circumstances***

I also can tutor Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, general computer, and basic Financial Accounting.

Look forward to helping you and strengthening your Excel skill in whatever situation you require them for.

Kindest Regards,

Some feedback from previous/current students that have hired me in the past.

"Beginner to Advanced Instructor, very patient!"
I have used Excel before but was really rusty at it when I met with Ivan. I had a job interview and needed to prep for it.
I have always been afraid of Excel, why I don't know other than you have to change your way of looking at things. Ivan explained each tab on the toolbar (ribbon) so that I could easily understand and differentiate the commands. Answered Questions but still had a clear, concise format in which to follow along easily. Thanks Ivan !! I couldn't have done it without you!

"Ivan, I thought your instruction was perfect for me. You were patient and it was helpful for me to try to figure out my errors. When I went back into the sheet, I was able to recall most of what you had taught me, and even was able to translate quite a bit of it to the ’03 format. Thanks, look forward to our session next week."

"Thanks so much for helping me with my Excel model yesterday, your formulas fixed my problem and saved me so much time and stress. Your first formula you helped me with made the entire 3 hours worth every penny! My boss will be impressed. I appreciated you showing me the shortcuts and helping me create a few macros to make my job faster! I need to digest & apply what you taught me and will call you a week or two to continue...this is great...Thanks!"
Hi there,

My name is Ivan. I have an extensive background (over 17 years) in teaching/training various subjects which include Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, General computing,
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Travels within 25 miles of Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor"

- Christina, Laguna Niguel, CA on 2/21/13

"Patient and knowledgable tutor"

- Neda, Irvine, CA on 7/2/16

"Very knowledgeable yet able to break down the steps"

- DIANA, Laguna Hills, CA on 8/26/15

"Excellent Tutor"

- Jonathan, Santa Ana, CA on 4/26/13

"Excellent communicator"

- Mary, Laguna Niguel, CA on 10/19/12

"Beginner to Advanced Instructor, very patient!!"

- Michelle, Aliso Viejo, CA on 8/9/11
Test Preparation:
Career Development
General Computer,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Accounting, Career Development,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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Career Development

I have helped numerous friends, family, and colleagues write cover letters and resumes from scratch, many of which obtained new jobs as a result of my assistance. I have also coached people with and helped them prepare for interviews and have many interview techniques and books to share with them (such as, Knock-'em Dead).

I also tutor Excel and other Microsoft Office applications and several of the students I've tutored were preparing for interviews for a job or for a promotion and several did get the promotion and/or job and thanked me gratefully for my tutoring and coaching them.

I am a Senior Financial Analyst, and interview people as well for positions at my company.

General Computer

I am extremely proficient in using PC-based computers in Windows 7 and Windows XP environment as I have been working with computers in my full-time job for over 16 years, as well as computers being a hobby of mine. I know many shortcuts, and can teach you how to manage windows so you feel comfortable and are not getting frustrated while navigating through your computer.

I am proficient at several email programs, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, all internet browsers as well as other common programs.

I am very patient and you will never feel pressured or uncomfortable learning from me. Thanks.

Microsoft Excel

I am an advanced Excel tutor with patience at every level (Beginner, intermediate, Advanced). I can help with Consulting and Financial Model building as well.

Microsoft Outlook

I use Outlook every day in my full time job from emailing, to scheduling meetings, to updating contacts etc... I've taught Outlook to people in the past, and being that I use it every day at my full-time job, I am very proficient with it.

University of Waterloo


University of Waterloo

Great tutor — I started a new job and my excel skills needed improvement. Ivan has been great at helping me with improving my skills and works on my reports with me to make them more efficient. He's very patient and his schedule is very flexible. He will make it work. ...

— Christina, Laguna Niguel, CA on 2/21/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Travel policy

Ivan will travel within 25 miles of Aliso Viejo, CA 92656.