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Dean L.

Santa Monica, CA

$120/hour

UCLA Grad Highly Effective Academic and Business Tutor

In-person lessons
300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/18/11
5.0 average from 62 ratings
Incredibly gifted tutor!!
— Allie, New York, NY on 10/2/10

$120/Hour


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University of California, Los Angeles
Business Economics and Accounting

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (Business Economics and Accounting)

About Dean

Hi, I’m Dean. I have helped hundreds of students succeed in their classes and pass their tests with flying colors, and I look forward to helping you succeed on your academic and professional journey. I graduated with college honors from UCLA where I studied Business Economics and 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 highly effective learning and organizational habits. I have over 10 years of experience as an educator which includes tutoring students at the professional, graduate, undergraduate, high school, and middle school levels as well as teaching drums and percussion.


My lessons are always custom-tailored to fit your specific needs and preferences so that your learning is maximized. And, your satisfaction is guaranteed! If you are in any way not completely happy with your lesson, you will not be charged for it.


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 passing all four sections of the CPA exam with an average score of 94. My rigorous professional work experience and the balance I had to achieve between working overtime and studying, have allowed me to develop highly effective methods for studying and organization. Today, I am able to use everything I learned to help you successfully prepare for your tests and classes, and to help you develop highly effective studying and organizational habits. 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 skills so that they can succeed in rigorous academic and professional environments.



I have successfully helped students with many subjects including: Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics, AP Economics, AP Statistics, Business Law, Business Calculus, English (grammar, literature, essay composition, research papers, and graduate level writing), Audit, Personal Taxation, Corporate Taxation, CPA Exam Preparation (all sections), Math (high school and college), Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Quickbooks, Turbotax, organization, test preparation, projects, oral and power point presentations, group work, and effectively communicating with teachers.


I am also sometimes able to offer discounted pricing based on financial need and the time and location of our tutoring sessions. 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.
Hi, I’m Dean. I have helped hundreds of students succeed in their classes and pass their tests with flying colors, and I look forward to helping you succeed on your academic and professional journey. I graduated with college honors from UCLA where I studied Business Economics and Accounting. As a full-time academic and professional educator, I am 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

"Best tutor ever"

- Jonathan, Los Angeles, CA on 2/9/17

"Awesome Tutor"

- Mary, Los Angeles, CA on 6/30/16

"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, Financial Accounting,
Managerial Accounting,
Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Statistics
Music:
Drums,
Music History
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks
Language:
Hebrew, Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Business, Career Development, Economics, Finance, Financial Accounting,
Law, Managerial Accounting,
Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, QuickBooks, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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.

Financial Accounting

I have several years of extensive experience successfully helping college and university students with their accounting courses as well as CPA exam preparation for working professionals.

I have a degree in Business Economics and Accounting from UCLA where I completed a total of 62 units of accounting courses including intermediate and advanced accounting. And, I have experience working for one of the big four CPA firms, Deloitte and Touche, and have passed all sections of the CPA exam with an average score of 94%.

Managerial Accounting

I have several years of extensive experience successfully helping college and university students with their accounting courses as well as CPA exam preparation for working professionals.

I have a degree in Business Economics and Accounting from UCLA where I completed a total of 62 units of accounting courses including intermediate and advanced accounting. And, I have experience working for one of the big four CPA firms, Deloitte and Touche, and have passed all sections of the CPA exam with an average score of 94%.

University of California, Los Angeles
Business Economics and Accounting

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (Business Economics and Accounting)

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 rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $120.00

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.