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Michael B.

Economic/Financial Professional

Economic/Financial Professional

$40/hour

  • 251 hours tutoring

  • Riverview, FL 33579

About Michael


Bio

I am a financial professional with over 15+ years of experience with emphasis in accounting, finance, economic analysis and forecasting. Additionally, a graduate degree in economics with minor in accounting has afforded me a varied background in subjects such as macroeconomics, microeconomics, money and banking, finance and accounting. I am also a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, certified in Pro, Premier and Enterprise Solutions.

Personal philosophy regarding tutoring is to be prepared and keep it...

I am a financial professional with over 15+ years of experience with emphasis in accounting, finance, economic analysis and forecasting. Additionally, a graduate degree in economics with minor in accounting has afforded me a varied background in subjects such as macroeconomics, microeconomics, money and banking, finance and accounting. I am also a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, certified in Pro, Premier and Enterprise Solutions.

Personal philosophy regarding tutoring is to be prepared and keep it simple. I am excellent at explaining economic and financial concepts in basic terms by utilizing various visual examples. I enjoy the one-to-one interaction between Student and Tutor. I have always enjoyed a phone call from a student to tell me that they got an "A" rather than a lower grade after tutoring. Looking forward to being your Tutor.


Education

SUNY Buffalo
Economics
CUNY-Brooklyn College
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Riverview, FL 33579
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

The objective is to use the Advance Functions in Excel to perform Financial, Business and Data Analysis. The Focus will on the following but not limited to: Creating Formulas, Using Functions, Creating Conditional Formulas, Retrieval of Row & Column Figures, Using VLOOKUP, Using Financial Functions, Rate of Returns, Depreciation, Present & Future Values, Using Statistical Functions & Tools, Organizing Worksheet Data, Custom Sort, Complex Filters, Using PivotTables, Charting Data, Working Data, Using Data Analysis Tools & Techniques, Working with External Data, Automating with Macros, Importing a Database, Performing "What-If Analysis", Optimizing Goal Seek, and Using Solver.
Financial Accounting,

Financial Accounting

Financial and managerial accounting and concepts will be utilized to assist the students to acquire the knowledge to achieve their objectives. After having tutored many students over many hours at the undergraduate and graduate level, this is the most difficult for non-accounting majors and for first-time college students. As such, I have developed a methodology to calm student fears regarding the subject by utilizing very early in any discussion, the basic accounting equation analysis, the accrual versus cash basis accounting and matching principle concept, the use of the double entry system and the concept of debits and credits. The stage will be set for the student to move on the other topics and concepts that rely on this foundation. Concepts and topics includes but not limited to: the accounting process, the balance sheet, the income statement and the statement of cash flows, profitability analysis, time value of money, inventories, property plant and equipment, intangible assets, investment, current & long-term liabilities, bonds, accounting for income Taxes, pensions, shareholders' equity, accounting for changes & errors, leases, job order costing, process costing and activity-based costing. I will make sure the student achieves the highest level of understanding of the interrelationships of the various statements both from the bottom-up and top-down approach. Additionally, I will review ethical issues with students about the integrity of the accounting data and the importance of such data to the end-users. How does one achieve success in this or any other subjects? Do the homework. The more you do the more you reinforce the concepts. And as such, the more you learn. I have and always will remind my students repeatedly of this fact. Doing is learning.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

There are three main reasons to study economics, which are (1) to help one understand the world (2) to become a better active citizen in the economy and (3) to gain a better understanding of the potential and limitation of certain economic policies, at least on the macro level. Therefore, it is my objective to utilize my expertise to assist students by way of explaining the various economic concepts and theories in a manner that will be easily understood. Areas of concentration includes but not limited to macroeconomics, microeconomics and money and banking. Concepts include but are not limited to the principles of economics, how to think like an economist, the circular flow model, how markets work, principle comparative advantage and the importance to trade and protectionism, markets and competition, elasticities, competition vs monopoly, producer and consumer surplus, market efficiency, demand concepts and analyses, international trade, analyses of macroeconomic data, GDP - Real vs nominal, long-run and short-run equilibrium, the role of financial institutions, the Federal Reserve and the banking system, demand and supply of funds, aggregate demand and aggregate supply in the long run, monetary theory and growth and inflation. Additionally, I have and will continue to tutor high school students in IB and AP economic courses. I especially enjoy teaching this subject since most students at high school level are not familiar with the subject or the importance regarding their role in the economy.
Managerial Accounting,

Managerial Accounting

Financial and managerial accounting and concepts will be utilized to assist the students to acquire the knowledge to achieve their objectives. After having tutored many students over many hours at the undergraduate and graduate level, this is the most difficult for non-accounting majors and for first-time college students. As such, I have developed a methodology to calm student fears regarding the subject by utilizing very early in any discussion, the basic accounting equation analysis, the accrual versus cash basis accounting and matching principle concept, the use of the double entry system and the concept of debits and credits. The stage will be set for the student to move on the other topics and concepts that rely on this foundation. Concepts and topics includes but not limited to: the accounting process, the balance sheet, the income statement and the statement of cash flows, profitability analysis, time value of money, inventories, property plant and equipment, intangible assets, investment, current & long-term liabilities, bonds, accounting for income Taxes, pensions, shareholders' equity, accounting for changes & errors, leases, job order costing, process costing and activity-based costing. I will make sure the student achieves the highest level of understanding of the interrelationships of the various statements both from the bottom-up and top-down approach. Additionally, I will review ethical issues with students about the integrity of the accounting data and the importance of such data to the end-users. How does one achieve success in this or any other subjects? Do the homework. The more you do the more you reinforce the concepts. And as such, the more you learn. I have and always will remind my students repeatedly of this fact. Doing is learning.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

There are three main reasons to study economics, which are (1) to help one understand the world (2) to become a better active citizen in the economy and (3) to gain a better understanding of the potential and limitation of certain economic policies, at least on the macro level. Therefore, it is my objective to utilize my expertise to assist students by way of explaining the various economic concepts and theories in a manner that will be easily understood. Areas of concentration includes but not limited to macroeconomics, microeconomics and money and banking. Concepts include but are not limited to the principles of economics, how to think like an economist, the circular flow model, how markets work, principle comparative advantage and the importance to trade and protectionism, markets and competition, elasticities, competition vs monopoly, producer and consumer surplus, market efficiency, demand concepts and analyses, international trade, analyses of macroeconomic data, GDP - Real vs nominal, long-run and short-run equilibrium, the role of financial institutions, the Federal Reserve and the banking system, demand and supply of funds, aggregate demand and aggregate supply in the long run, monetary theory and growth and inflation. Additionally, I have and will continue to tutor high school students in IB and AP economic courses. I especially enjoy teaching this subject since most students at high school level are not familiar with the subject or the importance regarding their role in the economy.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

The focus here is to assist the student in the a general overview of Excel an it's various uses. This includes but not limited to: Tour of the Excel Window, Exploring the Ribbon, Using the Mini Toolbar, Entering Data, Uploading Files, Formatting Cells & Numbers, Adding Borders, Adding Background Color, Hide Columns & Row, Aligning Data, Cut, Copy & Paste, Find & Replace, Move & Copy Worksheets, Freeze Worksheet Titles, Understanding Formulas, Linking Worksheets, and Creating Basic Formulas.
QuickBooks

QuickBooks

As a Certified Advanced QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop ProAdvisor, I will and have utilized many years of accounting expertise in the various aspect of the QuickBooks programs to assist students in reaching their required knowledge base. The QuickBooks software is designed for the Small Business market and as such, the Small Business owner does not have to know much, if any, accounting. The accounting takes place behind the scenes. The objective therefore, is for me to provide one with enough knowledge about how the software works within the framework of their business. Thus, providing important information about the business at any time. I have accomplished this by executing an overview process to get the student to visualize how QuickBooks works within the framework of accounting, but without having to know accounting. To that end, topics will include but not limited to: determining the correct version of QuickBooks to use, setting up QuickBooks file for the first time, setting-up users, passwords and preferences, setting-up bank feeds, setting-up customers & vendors, the connections between lists and the chart of accounts, setting-up payroll, correcting errors, recording various transactions, accounts receivables, accounts payables, job costing, banking overview, reporting in QuickBooks, resolving issues between reports, year-end procedures, processing payroll, importing & exporting data, troubleshooting & special consideration and analysis and reconciliations. Additionally, the more advance topics such as inventory control or desktop to online conversions can be a challenge to the student, but the joy comes when it works and you get the immediate feedback that the objective has been accomplished.

Computer

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

The focus here is to assist the student in the a general overview of Excel an it's various uses. This includes but not limited to: Tour of the Excel Window, Exploring the Ribbon, Using the Mini Toolbar, Entering Data, Uploading Files, Formatting Cells & Numbers, Adding Borders, Adding Background Color, Hide Columns & Row, Aligning Data, Cut, Copy & Paste, Find & Replace, Move & Copy Worksheets, Freeze Worksheet Titles, Understanding Formulas, Linking Worksheets, and Creating Basic Formulas.
QuickBooks

QuickBooks

As a Certified Advanced QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop ProAdvisor, I will and have utilized many years of accounting expertise in the various aspect of the QuickBooks programs to assist students in reaching their required knowledge base. The QuickBooks software is designed for the Small Business market and as such, the Small Business owner does not have to know much, if any, accounting. The accounting takes place behind the scenes. The objective therefore, is for me to provide one with enough knowledge about how the software works within the framework of their business. Thus, providing important information about the business at any time. I have accomplished this by executing an overview process to get the student to visualize how QuickBooks works within the framework of accounting, but without having to know accounting. To that end, topics will include but not limited to: determining the correct version of QuickBooks to use, setting up QuickBooks file for the first time, setting-up users, passwords and preferences, setting-up bank feeds, setting-up customers & vendors, the connections between lists and the chart of accounts, setting-up payroll, correcting errors, recording various transactions, accounts receivables, accounts payables, job costing, banking overview, reporting in QuickBooks, resolving issues between reports, year-end procedures, processing payroll, importing & exporting data, troubleshooting & special consideration and analysis and reconciliations. Additionally, the more advance topics such as inventory control or desktop to online conversions can be a challenge to the student, but the joy comes when it works and you get the immediate feedback that the objective has been accomplished.

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

The objective is to use the Advance Functions in Excel to perform Financial, Business and Data Analysis. The Focus will on the following but not limited to: Creating Formulas, Using Functions, Creating Conditional Formulas, Retrieval of Row & Column Figures, Using VLOOKUP, Using Financial Functions, Rate of Returns, Depreciation, Present & Future Values, Using Statistical Functions & Tools, Organizing Worksheet Data, Custom Sort, Complex Filters, Using PivotTables, Charting Data, Working Data, Using Data Analysis Tools & Techniques, Working with External Data, Automating with Macros, Importing a Database, Performing "What-If Analysis", Optimizing Goal Seek, and Using Solver.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

There are three main reasons to study economics, which are (1) to help one understand the world (2) to become a better active citizen in the economy and (3) to gain a better understanding of the potential and limitation of certain economic policies, at least on the macro level. Therefore, it is my objective to utilize my expertise to assist students by way of explaining the various economic concepts and theories in a manner that will be easily understood. Areas of concentration includes but not limited to macroeconomics, microeconomics and money and banking. Concepts include but are not limited to the principles of economics, how to think like an economist, the circular flow model, how markets work, principle comparative advantage and the importance to trade and protectionism, markets and competition, elasticities, competition vs monopoly, producer and consumer surplus, market efficiency, demand concepts and analyses, international trade, analyses of macroeconomic data, GDP - Real vs nominal, long-run and short-run equilibrium, the role of financial institutions, the Federal Reserve and the banking system, demand and supply of funds, aggregate demand and aggregate supply in the long run, monetary theory and growth and inflation. Additionally, I have and will continue to tutor high school students in IB and AP economic courses. I especially enjoy teaching this subject since most students at high school level are not familiar with the subject or the importance regarding their role in the economy.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

There are three main reasons to study economics, which are (1) to help one understand the world (2) to become a better active citizen in the economy and (3) to gain a better understanding of the potential and limitation of certain economic policies, at least on the macro level. Therefore, it is my objective to utilize my expertise to assist students by way of explaining the various economic concepts and theories in a manner that will be easily understood. Areas of concentration includes but not limited to macroeconomics, microeconomics and money and banking. Concepts include but are not limited to the principles of economics, how to think like an economist, the circular flow model, how markets work, principle comparative advantage and the importance to trade and protectionism, markets and competition, elasticities, competition vs monopoly, producer and consumer surplus, market efficiency, demand concepts and analyses, international trade, analyses of macroeconomic data, GDP - Real vs nominal, long-run and short-run equilibrium, the role of financial institutions, the Federal Reserve and the banking system, demand and supply of funds, aggregate demand and aggregate supply in the long run, monetary theory and growth and inflation. Additionally, I have and will continue to tutor high school students in IB and AP economic courses. I especially enjoy teaching this subject since most students at high school level are not familiar with the subject or the importance regarding their role in the economy.
Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

The focus here is to assist the student in the a general overview of Excel an it's various uses. This includes but not limited to: Tour of the Excel Window, Exploring the Ribbon, Using the Mini Toolbar, Entering Data, Uploading Files, Formatting Cells & Numbers, Adding Borders, Adding Background Color, Hide Columns & Row, Aligning Data, Cut, Copy & Paste, Find & Replace, Move & Copy Worksheets, Freeze Worksheet Titles, Understanding Formulas, Linking Worksheets, and Creating Basic Formulas.

Homeschool

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

There are three main reasons to study economics, which are (1) to help one understand the world (2) to become a better active citizen in the economy and (3) to gain a better understanding of the potential and limitation of certain economic policies, at least on the macro level. Therefore, it is my objective to utilize my expertise to assist students by way of explaining the various economic concepts and theories in a manner that will be easily understood. Areas of concentration includes but not limited to macroeconomics, microeconomics and money and banking. Concepts include but are not limited to the principles of economics, how to think like an economist, the circular flow model, how markets work, principle comparative advantage and the importance to trade and protectionism, markets and competition, elasticities, competition vs monopoly, producer and consumer surplus, market efficiency, demand concepts and analyses, international trade, analyses of macroeconomic data, GDP - Real vs nominal, long-run and short-run equilibrium, the role of financial institutions, the Federal Reserve and the banking system, demand and supply of funds, aggregate demand and aggregate supply in the long run, monetary theory and growth and inflation. Additionally, I have and will continue to tutor high school students in IB and AP economic courses. I especially enjoy teaching this subject since most students at high school level are not familiar with the subject or the importance regarding their role in the economy.
Microeconomics

Microeconomics

There are three main reasons to study economics, which are (1) to help one understand the world (2) to become a better active citizen in the economy and (3) to gain a better understanding of the potential and limitation of certain economic policies, at least on the macro level. Therefore, it is my objective to utilize my expertise to assist students by way of explaining the various economic concepts and theories in a manner that will be easily understood. Areas of concentration includes but not limited to macroeconomics, microeconomics and money and banking. Concepts include but are not limited to the principles of economics, how to think like an economist, the circular flow model, how markets work, principle comparative advantage and the importance to trade and protectionism, markets and competition, elasticities, competition vs monopoly, producer and consumer surplus, market efficiency, demand concepts and analyses, international trade, analyses of macroeconomic data, GDP - Real vs nominal, long-run and short-run equilibrium, the role of financial institutions, the Federal Reserve and the banking system, demand and supply of funds, aggregate demand and aggregate supply in the long run, monetary theory and growth and inflation. Additionally, I have and will continue to tutor high school students in IB and AP economic courses. I especially enjoy teaching this subject since most students at high school level are not familiar with the subject or the importance regarding their role in the economy.

Other

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

There are three main reasons to study economics, which are (1) to help one understand the world (2) to become a better active citizen in the economy and (3) to gain a better understanding of the potential and limitation of certain economic policies, at least on the macro level. Therefore, it is my objective to utilize my expertise to assist students by way of explaining the various economic concepts and theories in a manner that will be easily understood. Areas of concentration includes but not limited to macroeconomics, microeconomics and money and banking. Concepts include but are not limited to the principles of economics, how to think like an economist, the circular flow model, how markets work, principle comparative advantage and the importance to trade and protectionism, markets and competition, elasticities, competition vs monopoly, producer and consumer surplus, market efficiency, demand concepts and analyses, international trade, analyses of macroeconomic data, GDP - Real vs nominal, long-run and short-run equilibrium, the role of financial institutions, the Federal Reserve and the banking system, demand and supply of funds, aggregate demand and aggregate supply in the long run, monetary theory and growth and inflation. Additionally, I have and will continue to tutor high school students in IB and AP economic courses. I especially enjoy teaching this subject since most students at high school level are not familiar with the subject or the importance regarding their role in the economy.
Microeconomics

Microeconomics

There are three main reasons to study economics, which are (1) to help one understand the world (2) to become a better active citizen in the economy and (3) to gain a better understanding of the potential and limitation of certain economic policies, at least on the macro level. Therefore, it is my objective to utilize my expertise to assist students by way of explaining the various economic concepts and theories in a manner that will be easily understood. Areas of concentration includes but not limited to macroeconomics, microeconomics and money and banking. Concepts include but are not limited to the principles of economics, how to think like an economist, the circular flow model, how markets work, principle comparative advantage and the importance to trade and protectionism, markets and competition, elasticities, competition vs monopoly, producer and consumer surplus, market efficiency, demand concepts and analyses, international trade, analyses of macroeconomic data, GDP - Real vs nominal, long-run and short-run equilibrium, the role of financial institutions, the Federal Reserve and the banking system, demand and supply of funds, aggregate demand and aggregate supply in the long run, monetary theory and growth and inflation. Additionally, I have and will continue to tutor high school students in IB and AP economic courses. I especially enjoy teaching this subject since most students at high school level are not familiar with the subject or the importance regarding their role in the economy.

Summer

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

There are three main reasons to study economics, which are (1) to help one understand the world (2) to become a better active citizen in the economy and (3) to gain a better understanding of the potential and limitation of certain economic policies, at least on the macro level. Therefore, it is my objective to utilize my expertise to assist students by way of explaining the various economic concepts and theories in a manner that will be easily understood. Areas of concentration includes but not limited to macroeconomics, microeconomics and money and banking. Concepts include but are not limited to the principles of economics, how to think like an economist, the circular flow model, how markets work, principle comparative advantage and the importance to trade and protectionism, markets and competition, elasticities, competition vs monopoly, producer and consumer surplus, market efficiency, demand concepts and analyses, international trade, analyses of macroeconomic data, GDP - Real vs nominal, long-run and short-run equilibrium, the role of financial institutions, the Federal Reserve and the banking system, demand and supply of funds, aggregate demand and aggregate supply in the long run, monetary theory and growth and inflation. Additionally, I have and will continue to tutor high school students in IB and AP economic courses. I especially enjoy teaching this subject since most students at high school level are not familiar with the subject or the importance regarding their role in the economy.
Microeconomics

Microeconomics

There are three main reasons to study economics, which are (1) to help one understand the world (2) to become a better active citizen in the economy and (3) to gain a better understanding of the potential and limitation of certain economic policies, at least on the macro level. Therefore, it is my objective to utilize my expertise to assist students by way of explaining the various economic concepts and theories in a manner that will be easily understood. Areas of concentration includes but not limited to macroeconomics, microeconomics and money and banking. Concepts include but are not limited to the principles of economics, how to think like an economist, the circular flow model, how markets work, principle comparative advantage and the importance to trade and protectionism, markets and competition, elasticities, competition vs monopoly, producer and consumer surplus, market efficiency, demand concepts and analyses, international trade, analyses of macroeconomic data, GDP - Real vs nominal, long-run and short-run equilibrium, the role of financial institutions, the Federal Reserve and the banking system, demand and supply of funds, aggregate demand and aggregate supply in the long run, monetary theory and growth and inflation. Additionally, I have and will continue to tutor high school students in IB and AP economic courses. I especially enjoy teaching this subject since most students at high school level are not familiar with the subject or the importance regarding their role in the economy.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Good tutor

Michael walked me through material to review for an upcoming exam. He walked me through the answers and explained some of the confusing concepts.

David, 4 lessons with Michael

Reliable and knowledgeable

We are almost finished with what was the goal in 2014. Michael has done a fantastic job and I know I could not have done it without him helping and guiding the work. A toast to Michael.

Sharon, 4 lessons with Michael

Excellent Finance Coach!

Michael helped me understand basic and complex concepts in a graduate level finance class. My background is not focused in finance and he was able to clearly explain and teach me finance concepts starting from a rudimentary level up to highly advanced corporate finance scenarios. His teaching methodology made the material resonate with me and grasp previously unfamiliar concepts. I highly recommend Michael.

Jackie, 8 lessons with Michael

Super Tutor

Michael was eager and ready to help me at the last minute, just when I was drowning is a sea of Economics frustration. He is really easy to talk to and made the point to make sure I got what I needed from the session.

Jennifer, 10 lessons with Michael

Good guy, very knowledgable and helpful.

Michael is an extremely helpful and knowledgeable tutor. Outside of being a huge help with homework and grasping concepts, he puts in time outside of a lesson to further familiarize himself with the topic. That way he can provide the adequate knowledge to his students. He is a very friendly, likable guy and will not bore one to death during lessons. I would recommend him to anyone seeking help in any type of accounting or economic classes.

Kyle, 25 lessons with Michael

I have and will continue to recommend others to Michael

Michael is a valuable resource that I am planning to utilize again during my MBA program and my own consulting business.

Clinton, 1 lesson with Michael

Very good and explains the subject thoroughly.

He was a very good tutor, it was a hard subject for my daughter. They would go over a specific subject and then he explains it to her. She just got her grade back and she got a B+.

Nancy, 7 lessons with Michael
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