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Christine M.

Free First Session in QuickBooks Software®

Free First Session in QuickBooks Software®

$150/hour

  • 808 hours tutoring

About Christine


Bio

Would you like to set up your QuickBooks software® properly the first time?

Would you like to become more self-sufficient in your accounting system and save time and money?

Are you experienced in the complexities of QuickBooks software, accounting, and business, and how they all come together with your particular business in our QuickBooks company file, but need some quick answers to use your file properly or more fully?

I've helped thousands of business owners become more self-sufficient...

Would you like to set up your QuickBooks software® properly the first time?

Would you like to become more self-sufficient in your accounting system and save time and money?

Are you experienced in the complexities of QuickBooks software, accounting, and business, and how they all come together with your particular business in our QuickBooks company file, but need some quick answers to use your file properly or more fully?

I've helped thousands of business owners become more self-sufficient in QuickBooks software® and their overall accounting system and save a lot of time and money in the process.

I've specialized in short term setup, training and support for all types of businesses using QuickBooks software® since 2002, so you can learn from an expert familiar with all versions of the software and all types of businesses using it.

I've designed and led college and private courses in QuickBooks software® for the College of Marin in Marin County, California and for QuickBooks Users® throughout the United States, so you can be confident that you're learning from a trusted expert.

I've been awarded many advanced and specialized certifications in QuickBooks software® from Intuit Inc®, and have earned additional related software, accounting, and bookkeeping certifications, so you can be confident that you're getting support from someone who understands your needs and the appropriate features and other solutions for reaching your goals.

My best clients are those who are experience in the complexities of QuickBooks®, accounting and business, or also those who are eager to learn. Those who are experienced tend to appreciate the complexities of accounting in QuickBooks software® for businesses, so that rather than focusing on me being a messenger of challenging news, we focus on growing their business. It typically takes people an average of a year or two with multiple bookkeepers to set up their QuickBooks® files. Even then it often needs changes. I provide QuickBooks® setup and training properly the first time, ty


Education

Sonoma State University
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $150
  • Rate details: Free first consultation including assessment and recommendations. Please call anytime for details. Available days, evenings and weekends.
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/10/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

I've worked directly with thousands of business owners to set up their businesses. This typically starts with assisting the business owner in becoming more self-sufficient in their accounting system. Since setting up an accounting system often requires connecting many aspects of a business, my customers and I commonly work with integrating departments and setting up organizational systems that work well with the accounting system. This has given me a tremendous amount of behind-the-scenes experience in accounting, computer hardware, software and networking, business plan development (including marketing plan development), sales and marketing. In the course of my work, I've had the opportunity to do some interesting things such as learn how a naturopath makes her own B-12 shots, or assist with a photo shoot. But typically my work is more focused on accounting and how it connects to areas of a business. I started my first business when I was eight years old raising and selling animals on my family's ranch, and have enjoyed working with artists, architects, attorneys, acupuncturists, academics, and many additional types of business owners for over fifteen years.
Managerial Accounting,

Managerial Accounting

I've specialized in business accounting since 2002 guiding business owners in setting up their Chart of Accounts and other features of their accounting system using QuickBooks (R) software. I enjoy assisting students of accounting when they need tutoring in managerial accounting using QuickBooks (R) software.
QuickBooks

QuickBooks

I help business owners be more self-sufficient in QuickBooks software ®, allowing you to save time and increase profits. Since 2002, I've specialized in setup, training, and related services in QuickBooks software ®, of which I'm well-versed in all versions and subscription levels. I'm a QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program Member ® and have earned many advanced and specialty certifications in the software. I've designed and led courses in QuickBooks software ® for the College of Marin in Marin County, California, as well as private seminars and webinars in QuickBooks software ® for QuickBooks Users ® throughout the United States. I provide professional, customized setup, training and related services in QuickBooks software ® for business owners, accountants, bookkeepers and others. My clients have included medical and naturopathic doctors, real estate developers, general contractors, sub-contractors, accountants, bookkeepers and others. I offer a free first consultation which is customized for each customer. The free session typically includes free assessments, free training, free customized recommendations, and more. Assessments in the free session are typically brief partial assessments to focus on the immediate need and may include an assessment of your accounting and software needs, a technical assessment of any existing QuickBooks software ® file or profile and your overall accounting system, and an assessment of the proficiency of the QuickBooks User ® in using the program. I also offer assistance in defining my customer's goals in QuickBooks ® and accounting, an important step in reaching those goals. I generally provide additional project planning assistance to help you develop an action plan for meeting those goals. The free first consultation sometimes includes assistance selecting, obtaining and installing the appropriate QuickBooks software ® (I don't sell the software nor make a commission on it, but because I'm a QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program Member, my customers typically get a large discount thr

Computer

General Computer,

General Computer

I completed courses in computing, learning strategies, and other topics related to computer tutoring while earning my bachelor's degree from Sonoma State University where I graduated with distinction. I'm experienced in Windows (R), Mac (R), Microsoft Office (R) including Word (R) and Excel (R), QuickBooks (R) software and other computer programs. I've built websites Shopify (R) and other web hosting programs, and incorporating PayPal (R), Facebook (R) and additional third-party software. This experience allows me to, for example, quickly and properly design and customize your e-commerce store's accounting system to efficiently enter data into QuickBooks (R) software in order to get the reports you need.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

I've provided services for Mac (R) users in QuickBooks (R) software since 2002. These services typically include the basics as needed for using QuickBooks (R) software.
Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

I've provided tutoring in QuickBooks (R) software for Windows (R) users since 2002. I tutor new and experienced Windows (R) users on how to use the Windows (R) operating system, assisting Mac (R) users in converting to Windows (R) in order to use a desktop version of QuickBooks (R) software for their businesses, learn basic maintenance of Windows (R) computers, downloading, backing up, restarting to resolve issues, and more. I've studied Windows (R) computers at Sonoma State University, and organized documents on them to coordinate with digital accounting systems and paper systems to streamline business practices. I regularly use both Windows (R) and Mac (R) operating systems in tutoring on how to use QuickBooks (R).
QuickBooks

QuickBooks

I help business owners be more self-sufficient in QuickBooks software ®, allowing you to save time and increase profits. Since 2002, I've specialized in setup, training, and related services in QuickBooks software ®, of which I'm well-versed in all versions and subscription levels. I'm a QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program Member ® and have earned many advanced and specialty certifications in the software. I've designed and led courses in QuickBooks software ® for the College of Marin in Marin County, California, as well as private seminars and webinars in QuickBooks software ® for QuickBooks Users ® throughout the United States. I provide professional, customized setup, training and related services in QuickBooks software ® for business owners, accountants, bookkeepers and others. My clients have included medical and naturopathic doctors, real estate developers, general contractors, sub-contractors, accountants, bookkeepers and others. I offer a free first consultation which is customized for each customer. The free session typically includes free assessments, free training, free customized recommendations, and more. Assessments in the free session are typically brief partial assessments to focus on the immediate need and may include an assessment of your accounting and software needs, a technical assessment of any existing QuickBooks software ® file or profile and your overall accounting system, and an assessment of the proficiency of the QuickBooks User ® in using the program. I also offer assistance in defining my customer's goals in QuickBooks ® and accounting, an important step in reaching those goals. I generally provide additional project planning assistance to help you develop an action plan for meeting those goals. The free first consultation sometimes includes assistance selecting, obtaining and installing the appropriate QuickBooks software ® (I don't sell the software nor make a commission on it, but because I'm a QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program Member, my customers typically get a large discount thr

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I've worked directly with thousands of business owners to set up their businesses. This typically starts with assisting the business owner in becoming more self-sufficient in their accounting system. Since setting up an accounting system often requires connecting many aspects of a business, my customers and I commonly work with integrating departments and setting up organizational systems that work well with the accounting system. This has given me a tremendous amount of behind-the-scenes experience in accounting, computer hardware, software and networking, business plan development (including marketing plan development), sales and marketing. In the course of my work, I've had the opportunity to do some interesting things such as learn how a naturopath makes her own B-12 shots, or assist with a photo shoot. But typically my work is more focused on accounting and how it connects to areas of a business. I started my first business when I was eight years old raising and selling animals on my family's ranch, and have enjoyed working with artists, architects, attorneys, acupuncturists, academics, and many additional types of business owners for over fifteen years.
General Computer

General Computer

I completed courses in computing, learning strategies, and other topics related to computer tutoring while earning my bachelor's degree from Sonoma State University where I graduated with distinction. I'm experienced in Windows (R), Mac (R), Microsoft Office (R) including Word (R) and Excel (R), QuickBooks (R) software and other computer programs. I've built websites Shopify (R) and other web hosting programs, and incorporating PayPal (R), Facebook (R) and additional third-party software. This experience allows me to, for example, quickly and properly design and customize your e-commerce store's accounting system to efficiently enter data into QuickBooks (R) software in order to get the reports you need.

Elementary Education

Study Skills

Study Skills

I love supporting people in the learning process and helping them to improve their study skills. Some of my favorite study skills topics to tutor in include critical thinking, time management, goal development and accomplishment based on extensive research published in the "academic literature"), and personal and business organizing. I completed a course in learning strategies at Sonoma State University and a variety of time management exercises from two of my psychology professors while studying at SSU. SSU allowed me to design and complete some of my own courses, and the skills I learned and applied in the process helped me graduate with distinction. I especially enjoy helping people succeed including using goal achievement principles supported in "academic literature." Let's develop your goals and make a plan including easy, enjoyable things you can do now in less than five minutes to improve your learning and overall success immediately and for the rest of your life.

Homeschool

Study Skills

Study Skills

I love supporting people in the learning process and helping them to improve their study skills. Some of my favorite study skills topics to tutor in include critical thinking, time management, goal development and accomplishment based on extensive research published in the "academic literature"), and personal and business organizing. I completed a course in learning strategies at Sonoma State University and a variety of time management exercises from two of my psychology professors while studying at SSU. SSU allowed me to design and complete some of my own courses, and the skills I learned and applied in the process helped me graduate with distinction. I especially enjoy helping people succeed including using goal achievement principles supported in "academic literature." Let's develop your goals and make a plan including easy, enjoyable things you can do now in less than five minutes to improve your learning and overall success immediately and for the rest of your life.

Most Popular

Study Skills

Study Skills

I love supporting people in the learning process and helping them to improve their study skills. Some of my favorite study skills topics to tutor in include critical thinking, time management, goal development and accomplishment based on extensive research published in the "academic literature"), and personal and business organizing. I completed a course in learning strategies at Sonoma State University and a variety of time management exercises from two of my psychology professors while studying at SSU. SSU allowed me to design and complete some of my own courses, and the skills I learned and applied in the process helped me graduate with distinction. I especially enjoy helping people succeed including using goal achievement principles supported in "academic literature." Let's develop your goals and make a plan including easy, enjoyable things you can do now in less than five minutes to improve your learning and overall success immediately and for the rest of your life.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I love supporting people in the learning process and helping them to improve their study skills. Some of my favorite study skills topics to tutor in include critical thinking, time management, goal development and accomplishment based on extensive research published in the "academic literature"), and personal and business organizing. I completed a course in learning strategies at Sonoma State University and a variety of time management exercises from two of my psychology professors while studying at SSU. SSU allowed me to design and complete some of my own courses, and the skills I learned and applied in the process helped me graduate with distinction. I especially enjoy helping people succeed including using goal achievement principles supported in "academic literature." Let's develop your goals and make a plan including easy, enjoyable things you can do now in less than five minutes to improve your learning and overall success immediately and for the rest of your life.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I love supporting people in the learning process and helping them to improve their study skills. Some of my favorite study skills topics to tutor in include critical thinking, time management, goal development and accomplishment based on extensive research published in the "academic literature"), and personal and business organizing. I completed a course in learning strategies at Sonoma State University and a variety of time management exercises from two of my psychology professors while studying at SSU. SSU allowed me to design and complete some of my own courses, and the skills I learned and applied in the process helped me graduate with distinction. I especially enjoy helping people succeed including using goal achievement principles supported in "academic literature." Let's develop your goals and make a plan including easy, enjoyable things you can do now in less than five minutes to improve your learning and overall success immediately and for the rest of your life.

Summer

Study Skills

Study Skills

I love supporting people in the learning process and helping them to improve their study skills. Some of my favorite study skills topics to tutor in include critical thinking, time management, goal development and accomplishment based on extensive research published in the "academic literature"), and personal and business organizing. I completed a course in learning strategies at Sonoma State University and a variety of time management exercises from two of my psychology professors while studying at SSU. SSU allowed me to design and complete some of my own courses, and the skills I learned and applied in the process helped me graduate with distinction. I especially enjoy helping people succeed including using goal achievement principles supported in "academic literature." Let's develop your goals and make a plan including easy, enjoyable things you can do now in less than five minutes to improve your learning and overall success immediately and for the rest of your life.

Examples of Expertise


Christine has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1 question submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.6 (187 ratings)
5 star
(156)
4 star
(12)
3 star
(6)
2 star
(5)
1 star
(8)

Reviews


Excellent instructor

She broke everything down in prefer for me to understand and I was able to understand the function in QuickBooks desktop. I’m glad I chose her to teach me. You won’t be disappointed:)

Donna, 1 lesson with Christine

Thorough and explanative

Christine taught me that setting up QB correctly is extremely important. I learned how QB can be utilized to generate information that I need quickly. I look forward to my next lesson!

Jill, 1 lesson with Christine
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Jill! I'm glad to know the tutoring is going well for you. :)

Knowledgeable

Christine is very knowledgeable and explains everything in detail, so happy with her. She is helping me set up QuickBooks and payroll. Thank you very much for your help.

Veronica, 7 lessons with Christine

Extremely knowledgeable and very nice.

Help to go over basics and build on that to make quickbooks so that I can understand what the numbers are telling me. Excellent in all phases. Quite enjoyable to work with. 5 stars.

William, 2 lessons with Christine

Knowledgeable and complete- packed a lot in.

To make a decision to use QuickBooks Desktop version, or use QuickBooks on line is complex and different for every business. However, before switching to online, my desktop version needs to be clean- free of errors, updated, and current. Christine took me through the parts of QB Desktop that I rarely need to look at, including Chart of accounts, and item lists and clean backups. There are errors that need housekeeping to make a non-compounding crescendo of errors in EITHER CHOICE. So, more time is needed- and we have scheduled for more work. Her in-depth knowledge is evident as she Speaks -her-thoughts out loud in our session- cuing me to intercede with questions when necessary. A necessary clean up in any case. This is far beyond the service offered by QB on line as I have experienced so far. QB is actually too busy to respond on a timely basis. Very Good work, Christine.

Jim, 2 lessons with Christine

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Quickbooks online review of reconciling to bank statements, vendor input, paying with checks, merging duplicate vendors as well as reviewing basics.

Nancy, 1 lesson with Christine

Extremely satisfied client

I hired Christine to help me understand quickbooks a little better. After reviewing her teaching background, I knew she was the tutor for me. I’ve been using quickbooks for my business for a few years now but have always had a bookkeeper reviewing, editing, and reconciling the work for me. Having to depend on someone else to review my work was becoming very frustrating. Especially when I was in need of updated financials. So I decided to hire someone that would sit down and teach me how to do what I was paying someone else to do for me. And I’m so happy that I did. Even happier that I found someone that has the patience to teach me well. I’ve now been working with Christine for more than 3 months and I am absolutely thrilled with what I've learned. I am now able to catch my errors and print out updated financial reports without having to wait on someone else. She is extremely flexible with hours and is also available on the weekends. I HIGHLY recommend working with Christine. You will not regret it.

Gloria, 25 lessons with Christine

A True Quick Books Expert

Chrisitine gave me a comprehensive orientation to Quick Books and help me catch up work that had previously been done by someone else. She has built a detailed and structured series of lessons. If you want to learn all the in's and out's of Quick Books, Christine is your tutor!

Craig, 1 lesson with Christine
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your feedback, Craig! Courses are highly customized for each person according to platform (Windows, Mac, Online, or all three), version (e.g. QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Premier, or QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions), edition (e.g. Contractor, Retail, Manufacturing, or Professional), industry, specific accounting needs of the business and individual using QuickBooks, goals, and more. Example course descriptions are available. To readers becoming familiar with my services, completing the entire course typically takes about one and one half hours when done in one session, and offers you the foundation to setup or clean up your QuickBooks file, enter data into it, reconcile it and create reports from it, as well as complete other tasks. This includes offering you the basic QuickBooks and accounting terminology needed in your particular situation, such as entering your own data or hiring and managing someone else to do so. During training we typically click buttons so that you end up with a more properly set up and working file that you understand, with data entered into it, reports created from it, and more. When needed, we even cover such topics as which QuickBooks software is right for you. Covering the basic topics offers you a foundation for using most areas of QuickBooks. Getting this foundation is the fastest way to meet most people's QuickBooks learning goals. However, I'm very flexible and happy to much further customize the course or toss it out all together in your specific case. Just let me know what you would like as we go along and we can switch directions, tutoring styles, speed and more all along the way! Back to you, Craig -- thanks again for your feedback. It is much appreciated and I learned a lot from you! I look forward to working with you again in the future!

Knowledgeable about QuickBooks Desktop, but did not appear to be as knowledgeable about QuickBooks Online

Christine knows a lot about QuickBooks Desktop, but didn't seem to know too much about QuickBooks Online, the version I’m using. She was constantly surprised by differences between QBO and QBD. She doesn’t seem to know the accounting equation, or which accounts are debit and which credit. To me this is like a racing car driver knowing nothing about engines. Technically not necessary to know, but one would really expect it. Christine often went on tangents that, to me, didn’t seem to further my goal of learning QuickBooks and setting up my accounting system. For example, we started with QuickBooks Desktop, and later switched to QuickBooks Online. Even though I was no longer using QuickBooks Desktop, it would create an error message when I started my computer. Christine recommended removing QuickBooks desktop, which I did, and it solved the problem. But then, and here’s where the tangent comes in, she insisted on calling Intuit, and discussing the (now non-existent) problem with them. I insisted that we don’t call them. Christine tried to call them a number of times after that, even though the problem was no longer occurring, and I had to dissuade her each time. Christine seemed unnecessarily critical at times during our classes. For example, I once wrote a message to my customers in a memo field. "HAPPY DRIVING !!" Christine informed me there shouldn't be a space before the first exclamation mark. I need someone with knowledge of accounting, not punctuation. Christine, while controlling my computer remotely, ended up in private areas of my computer, again and again. I kept reprimanding her, asking her to *please* confine herself to the QuickBooks screen, but somehow we ended up in my favorites list, my file listings, my email. A picture of me playing the saxophone suddenly popped up. This was extremely irritating to me.

Mark, 72 lessons with Christine
Tutor responded:

I really don't know how to respond to this other than that I saw things very differently. I'm sorry this customer seemed in the review to not be completely satisfied with my services.

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