Over 200 tutoring hours

Dean L.

Santa Monica, CA

$90/hour

Academic Tutor and Organizational Consultant

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 1/18/11
5.0 average from 57 ratings
Incredibly gifted tutor!!
— Allie, New York, NY on 10/2/10

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University of California, Los Angeles
Business Economics

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (Business Economics)

About Dean

I graduated from UCLA magna cum laude with college honors. I possess a Bachelor’s degree in economics as well as a specialization in business and a minor in accounting. As a full-time academic and professional educator I am uniquely qualified to help you or your student achieve success in your endeavors as well as develop effective learning and organizational habits that will continue to benefit you well into the long-term. I have seven years of experience as an educator including tutoring students at the graduate, undergraduate, high school, and middle school levels as well as working as a drum and percussion instructor.

After completing university with honors, I worked full time for the largest of the ‘Big Four’ global public accounting firms while simultaneously studying for and successfully passing all four sections of the CPA exam with an average score of 94%. I ultimately decided to leave my career with Deloitte and Touche, LLP behind and began my teaching career, which is my greatest passion in life. My rigorous professional work experience and the balance I had to achieve between working upwards of 55 hours per week and studying, have allowed me to further hone the organizational skills that I picked up as a student. In addition to tutoring students in specific subjects, I am often consulted to help students with organization, planning, time management, test prep and test-taking strategies, and effective study habits so that they can succeed in rigorous academic and professional environments. Of course, I am more than happy to work with you solely on content if you prefer. My lessons are always custom-tailored to your specific needs and preferences.

I have been able to help my students with the following: Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; AP Economics and Statistics test prep; Statistics; Business Law; Business Calculus; English (grammar, literature, essay composition, research papers, and graduate level writing); Accounting (beginning, intermediate, advanced financial, audit, intermediate tax); CPA Exam Preparation (all sections); Math (high school and undergraduate level); Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint; Quickbooks and Turbotax; as well as organization, test preparation, projects, oral and power point presentations, group work, and effectively communicating with teachers.

In addition, I offer discounted pricing based on demonstrated financial need. I am also sometimes able to offer discounts depending on when and where we meet. Please feel free to inquire for more information.

CPA EXAM PREPARATION

I have been able to help students plan and prepare to successfully pass the CPA Exams. Having an overall strategy, sticking to your plan, being organized, managing your time, and employing effective study methods are important aspects of preparing for the exam that are often overlooked. Other critical elements of successfully preparing to pass the exam include breaking up the material into sizable chunks and reviewing it repeatedly along the way as the vast scope of the exam can be overwhelming in its totality. Learning proper test taking strategies and working through an extensive amount of practice problems, simulations, and practice exams are also critical for success. I am also highly familiar with various CPA Review programs out there including Becker, Roger, Wiley, Yaeger, and CPAExcel. Please feel free to contact me for more information and customized help.
I graduated from UCLA magna cum laude with college honors. I possess a Bachelor’s degree in economics as well as a specialization in business and a minor in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I am sometimes able to offer discounts depending on the time and location of tutoring. Please feel free to ask me for more information.

Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Santa Monica, CA 90404
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Incredibly gifted tutor!!"

- Allie, New York, NY on 10/2/10

"Very Helpful and straight to the point"

- Paul, Sherman Oaks, CA on 9/25/11

"AMAZING TUTOR VERY HELPFULL!"

- Erik, Northridge, CA on 4/27/11

"DEAN L"

- Danny, Moorpark, CA on 12/4/10

"Highly Recommended!"

- Sepehr, Sherman Oaks, CA on 4/19/10
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Statistics
Music:
Drums,
Music History
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks
History:
American History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, Business, Career Development, Economics, Finance, Law, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Drums

I have been a drummer and percussionist for over 12 years, have worked as a drum instructor for over five years, and have played live with bands and recorded in the studio. I work with each student to create an individualized music curriculum based on the student's goals as a drummer and musician as well as the student's musical influences. I have taught students at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. I have been able to successfully help my students with their hand and foot technique, coordination and independence, tempo, dynamics, feel, playing in different styles, and odd time signatures. I am also available to help students learn to play percussion instruments such as the djembe, doumbek/darbuka, and auxiliary percussion.

University of California, Los Angeles
Business Economics

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (Business Economics)

Incredibly gifted tutor!! — Dean is the most patient, gifted, accommodating, consistent tutor you can find! He has a great sense of humor, a strong ability to solidify the basics and most of all, he genuinely cares about the student's success. You cannot find a better tutor than Dean! ...

— Allie, New York, NY on 10/2/10

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $90.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I am sometimes able to offer discounts depending on the time and location of tutoring. Please feel free to ask me for more information.

Travel policy

Dean will travel within 12 miles of Santa Monica, CA 90404.