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Rick N.

PhD Accounting Professor with 25 Years of Teaching Experience

PhD Accounting Professor with 25 Years of Teaching Experience

$50/hour

  • 289 hours tutoring

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I decided to start tutoring after helping my son with his Principles of Financial Accounting course. I enjoyed explaining concepts to him in ways that are different than explanations typically found in textbooks. For example, borrowing money from the bank is like renting an apartment. When you rent an apartment for a year you pay rent in exchange for using the apartment. When the rental period is done, you return the apartment to the landlord. With a bank loan, you pay interest (rent) in...

I decided to start tutoring after helping my son with his Principles of Financial Accounting course. I enjoyed explaining concepts to him in ways that are different than explanations typically found in textbooks. For example, borrowing money from the bank is like renting an apartment. When you rent an apartment for a year you pay rent in exchange for using the apartment. When the rental period is done, you return the apartment to the landlord. With a bank loan, you pay interest (rent) in exchange for using the money. When the loan period is done, you return the money to the bank. I so enjoyed every time my son had another “aha” moment that I decided to help others understand accounting too.

I am a recently retired Accounting professor. I taught Principles of Financial and Managerial Accounting throughout my 25 years of university teaching. I also regularly taught Cost/Managerial Accounting, Accounting Systems at the undergraduate and graduate level, Individual Taxation, Business Taxation, Information Systems (MIS), and Business Computing (Microsoft Office Suite).

I often taught accounting courses where most of the students were not accounting majors. The biggest impediment to my students’ success was that they did not understand how accounting applied to their majors or to their lives. I was able to use my broad educational and teaching background to make that connection and relate the course material to all of my students, both business and non-business majors.

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
In financial accounting, instead of just focusing on debits and credits, I ask students to reason their way through the following questions. What are the underlying events that make up a transaction? Why is it necessary for a business to record the information? What accounts are affected? How does the information affect the financial reports? How can companies use the information to make better decisions? If you can answer these questions, the related journal entries will make intuitive sense.

MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
For managerial


Education

University of Florida
Finance
University of Miami - Taxation
Masters
University of Miami - Accounting
PhD

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Business

Financial Accounting,

Financial Accounting

I taught financial accounting throughout my 25 years as a university accounting professor. In financial accounting, instead of just focusing on debits and credits, I ask students to reason their way through the following questions. What are the underlying events that make up a transaction? Why is it necessary for a business to record the information? What accounts are affected? How does the information affect the financial reports? How can companies use the information to make better decisions? If you can answer these questions, the related journal entries will make intuitive sense.
Managerial Accounting,

Managerial Accounting

I taught managerial and cost accounting for the past 11 years of my 25-year career as a university professor. In my managerial and cost accounting courses, we begin by establishing why a company would benefit from gathering information of interest in the first place. Then, instead of applying formulas that students have to memorize, we reason our way through the problem. We establish the information that we know and identify what we need to solve for. We then use logic and simple algebra to solve for the unknowns. That way, we derive the formulas instead of memorizing them. This method helps students to solve related problems even if they look different than the problems in class.
Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

I incorporated Excel into all of the courses I taught throughout my 25 years as a university accounting and computer information systems professor, even in courses that did not have a specific Excel component. The best way to learn Excel is to use it to solve problems relevant to you. For example, in my accounting courses I show students how to set up their homework problems in Excel and often create templates that they can use for these problems. These templates incorporate best design practices, such as separating data from formulas. Students can easily reuse the same worksheet to solve several problems by creating formulas that refer to the data cells instead of just typing numbers.

Computer

Microsoft Access,

Microsoft Access

I co-authored two editions of a Microsoft Access textbook. I taught MS Access extensively in my undergraduate and graduate Accounting Systems courses, including an eight-week database design and implementation project that I created. I taught MS Access in my Information Systems (MIS) course where students completed six basic MS Access assignments. Additionally, I conducted many conference workshops in MS Access for Accounting Information Systems faculty.
Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

I incorporated Excel into all of the courses I taught throughout my 25 years as a university accounting and computer information systems professor, even in courses that did not have a specific Excel component. The best way to learn Excel is to use it to solve problems relevant to you. For example, in my accounting courses I show students how to set up their homework problems in Excel and often create templates that they can use for these problems. These templates incorporate best design practices, such as separating data from formulas. Students can easily reuse the same worksheet to solve several problems by creating formulas that refer to the data cells instead of just typing numbers.

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Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

I incorporated Excel into all of the courses I taught throughout my 25 years as a university accounting and computer information systems professor, even in courses that did not have a specific Excel component. The best way to learn Excel is to use it to solve problems relevant to you. For example, in my accounting courses I show students how to set up their homework problems in Excel and often create templates that they can use for these problems. These templates incorporate best design practices, such as separating data from formulas. Students can easily reuse the same worksheet to solve several problems by creating formulas that refer to the data cells instead of just typing numbers.

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great teacher!

Very patient with me would not be able to get through this course with out him! went over content really well

Lindsey, 3 lessons with Rick

great teacher!

Very patient with me would not be able to get through this course with out him! went over content really well

Lindsey, 3 lessons with Rick

Great understanding of issue

Its very unsettling to delete relationships in Access for fear of the unknown. Rick helped me make the change and got me through it. Would not hesitate to use again!

Mark, 3 lessons with Rick

Great understanding of issue

Its very unsettling to delete relationships in Access for fear of the unknown. Rick helped me make the change and got me through it. Would not hesitate to use again!

Mark, 3 lessons with Rick

great teacher

Very informative and provides a great breakdown of all the principles of accounting and shows step by step how to solve any accounting problem

Alane, 3 lessons with Rick

Great Teacher, Patient and Knowledgeable

Rick took the time to go over my case analyses, input the information in Excel and explain it to me step-by-step. I feel a lot more comfortable with the material for my final exam and I’m excited to schedule many more sessions with him!

Cathy, 4 lessons with Rick

great teacher

Very informative and provides a great breakdown of all the principles of accounting and shows step by step how to solve any accounting problem

Alane, 3 lessons with Rick

Very Knowledgable

Rick was excellent. Within a very short space of time he had created a sample solution to my problem. He was very polite and supportive which helped me regain some confidence in my understanding of accounting methods. Would strongly recommend him to anyone.

Dudley 'Spike', 1 lesson with Rick

Another great lesson with Rick!

We went over indirect methods and using it to create an indirect cash flow. I look forward to scheduling another session with him in preparation for my examination.

Lauren, 8 lessons with Rick
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$50/hour

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Response time: 34 minutes