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Fernando M.

Sierra Madre, CA


Writing, Speaking, and Thinking in English, and in Business

5.0 average from 12 ratings
Patient and Kind
— May, Sierra Madre, CA on 4/22/16

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California State University


California State University (Accounting)

About Fernando

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University, Los Angeles. I have a B.S. Business Administration, Option in Accounting. I owned and operated my own business for 5 years and counting. I've tutored students in English (comprehension, reading, and expression), Statistics, Accounting, Business, and Economics.

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As an example, when teaching language, especially English, we bombard our students with terms like “past-progressive infinitive” or “present participle,” which are terms that, to 99% of my previous students, held very little meaning, if any at all. Yet, these students used these parts of speech multiple times a day. By bridging the gap, by eliminating the rift between their daily language and the topic they were learning, the students were able to internalize the material and learn in a way that suited their understanding. As a result of the material becoming more accessible through their change in perception, the students’ performance improved.

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I graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University, Los Angeles. I have a B.S. Business Administration, Option in Accounting. I owned and operated my own business for 5 years and counting. I've
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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Sierra Madre, CA 91024

"Patient and Kind"

- May, Sierra Madre, CA on 4/22/16

"Fernando is extremely knowledgeable and understands how to communicate effectively in clear "non-math" speak"

- Kevin, Pasadena, CA on 8/11/15
Elementary Math
General Music, Music Theory, Piano
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Public Speaking

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I graduated CSULA with a B.S. in business administration; option in accounting (basically means an accounting major). Furthermore, I received “summa cum laude” honors, as 1 of 3 out of 940 graduates in the college of business, and 1 of 20 out of 2500+ graduates in the entire university.

I have also run my own business for five years, specializing in bookkeeping, internal controls analysis, organization, file systems, local compliance, and building paperless systems.


I have run my own business for 5 years and graduated from California State University: Los Angeles, summa cum laude, with a B.S. in Business Administration with an option in Accounting and a minor in economics.

I helped tutor many other students while doing my coursework by showing them multiple perspectives on the same coursework and relating the theory to real experiences both in current events and in the students' own experiences (such as relating the explanations for the importance of internal controls to the job functions that the students in question held and the restrictions that came with their position, ex., why a manager needs to count the cash for a cashier and report it to HQ before a new cashier begins).

California State University


California State University (Accounting)

Patient and Kind — Fernando is teaching my 9 year old spanish. She is slow to catch on but he has been so patient. He praises her when she accomplishes something and encourages her with more . She loves working with him. ...

— May, Sierra Madre, CA on 4/22/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Fernando will travel within 10 miles of Sierra Madre, CA 91024.