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Paul K.

Mission Viejo, CA


Accounting Tutor (Including Managerial Accounting)

In-person lessons
4.9 average from 79 ratings
150% worth your time and money
— Hailey, Trabuco Canyon, CA on 11/11/14

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Poli Sci Econ


UCLA (Poli Sci Econ)


About Paul

I'm a CPA with 30 years aerospace and electronics industry manufacturing finance and accounting experience. I scored all 90's on the CPA exam and 94 on Robert Half's Accounting test--also and 96 on its Excel test. Hence, I can help you with with problems or projects requiring Excel (e.g., trial balance and financial statements). I am kind, caring, persistent, patient, and responsive. I don't throw a ton of info at you... I find out where you need help the most and focus on that first.

I taught 4 college courses including, managerial accounting, business taxation, cash flow concepts, and stockholder equity concepts. I am very strong in financial accounting (including all the adjusting and closing entries) and managerial / cost accounting as well as financial statement analysis and capital budgeting. I help you with homework and on-line tests. I prefer to teach you the concepts, but I understand when you mostly just want to get the tests and homework done / passed.

Many of my students noted I am able to very quickly dive into their curriculum and understand and explain how to derive the (right) answers.

Several of my testimonials are for cost / managerial accounting. Some of my students said they tried other tutors who often were not fluent in cost / managerial accounting.

Please consider giving me a try as soon as you feel you are falling behind in your class. Some students wait until they are way behind or have already struggled on exams--hence making it tough to recover.
I'm a CPA with 30 years aerospace and electronics industry manufacturing finance and accounting experience. I scored all 90's on the CPA exam and 94 on Robert Half's Accounting Read more

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Travels within 20 miles of Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"150% worth your time and money"

- Hailey, Trabuco Canyon, CA on 11/11/14
Paul replied on 11/11/2014

THANK YOU Hailey. You are a joy to tutor - very engaged - you even got ahead of me a few times.
You are committed to learning.

"Excellent tutor!"

- SUSAN, Anaheim, CA on 4/3/15
Paul replied on 4/7/2015

I am glad you hired me. It has been very meaningful to see you grasp these difficult concepts. You are very committed to doing well in this last accounting class towards your B.A. I truly hope we can get you through to the end of your journey...

"Great Tutor "

- Jessica, Norwalk, CA on 4/2/15
Paul replied on 4/3/2015

Thanks Jessica--
I enjoy tutoring students like you who are engaged and motivated. I hope I can help you reach your goals!

"Excellent and Very Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Meg, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA on 12/21/14
Paul replied on 12/22/2014

Thanks for your kind words. It was a pleasure helping you create an Excel model to handle the demanding accounting / budget exercise.

"The Best Accounting Tutor Around... Hands Down."

- Sandra, Irvine, CA on 12/2/14
Paul replied on 12/3/2014

It has been fun tutoring you in both financial and managerial accounting.

"Excellent tutor for my son"

- Bill, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA on 11/9/14
Paul replied on 11/11/2014

Thanks Bill for the kind words. So glad to help your son get the grades he desires. He is a fun guy to tutor as well.

"Great Tutor"

- Ryan, Irvine, CA on 10/10/14
Paul replied on 10/11/2014

Thanks so much Ryan for this great feedback. You are a pleasure to tutor.

"On time and professional."

- Alicia, Aliso Viejo, CA on 12/11/13
Paul replied on 12/11/2013

It is always a pleasure tutoring someone like you who is trying hard to learn financial accounting.

"Very knowledgeable."

- David, Costa Mesa, CA on 12/4/13
Paul replied on 12/13/2013

Thanks for the kind words David. My pleasure. Thanks for providing much insight into my tutoring.

"Best accounting tutor."

- Mohamed, Irvine, CA on 11/17/13
Paul replied on 12/3/2013

Thanks so much Mohamed. Looking forward to our next session on managerial accounting. Glad to hear you did so well on both exams.

"Very knowledgeable in managerial accounting!"

- Kay, Anaheim, CA on 10/10/13
Paul replied on 10/14/2013

Thank you so very much for your kind words as well as your business. I am glad I could help you resolve some of the other issues. Your Managerial Accounting course was so unique and complex, I am glad we could figure out what the prof wanted.

Follow-up. So glad to hear from you that you did so well on both tough assignments.

"Great Teacher!"

- Jessica, Santa Ana, CA on 10/7/13
Paul replied on 12/18/2013

Thanks Jessica---pleasure is mine. As I told you, it is so much more rewarding for me when students are as engaged as you.

Follow-up... Your final managerial accounting test was tough and very short on time allowed. I am glad you were satisfied with result.

"An excellent teacher, accounting master."

- Ahmad, Irvine, CA on 9/25/13
Paul replied on 11/28/2013

Ahmad, I greatly appreciate your kind words and also that you continue to retain me. I am so glad you did so well on your last exam.

"Great Tutor!!! "

- Cody, Laguna Beach, CA on 4/13/13
Paul replied on 11/17/2013

Thanks Cody for the kind words. It was a true pleasure helping you improve your grades from prior year attempts at managerial accounting.

"Very Knowledgeable"

- Courtney, Irvine, CA on 2/26/13
Paul replied on 11/16/2013

Thank you so much. I work for your satisfaction.

"Great Tutor"

- William, Capistrano Beach, CA on 1/29/13
Paul replied on 11/19/2013

Thank you very much, William. It was a pleasure helping you with your managerial accounting case study.

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CPA from Big 4 Firm. Also scored 94 on Robert Half Agency's accounting exam.
Worked another 28 yrs in Aerospace Accounting and Financial Analysis.

Very good in Financial and managerial accounting.

Poli Sci Econ


UCLA (Poli Sci Econ)


150% worth your time and money — Paul is really a one of a kind tutor. He is very responsive with scheduling times that work best for the both of you. His hours are very flexible! He is the kind of tutor who gets invested in his students and wants to see them succeed. He is extremely knowledgeable about accounting and it shows while you are working with him. He is very hands on when he teaches and likes to break open the problems ...

— Hailey, Trabuco Canyon, CA on 11/11/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $48.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 20 miles of Mission Viejo, CA 92691.

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