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Michael B.

Riverview, FL

$40/hour

Economic/Financial Professional

In-person lessons
4.9 average from 31 ratings
Great tutor. Quick to get a hold of. Very clear and concise.
— Jacob, Naples, FL on 1/3/14

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SUNY Buffalo
Economics
CUNY-Brooklyn College
Master's

Education

SUNY Buffalo (Economics)

CUNY-Brooklyn College (Master's)

About Michael

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.
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Riverview, FL 33579
In-person lessons

"Great tutor. Quick to get a hold of. Very clear and concise."

- Jacob, Naples, FL on 1/3/14

"Good tutor"

- David, Tampa, FL on 7/1/15

"Reliable and knowledgeable"

- Sharon, Riverview, FL on 1/13/15

"Excellent Finance Coach!"

- Jackie, Tampa, FL on 5/16/14

"Super Tutor"

- Jennifer, Apollo Beach, FL on 2/4/14

"Good guy, very knowledgable and helpful."

- Kyle, Tampa, FL on 12/29/13

"I have and will continue to recommend others to Michael"

- Clinton, Valrico, FL on 8/27/13

"Very good and explains the subject thoroughly."

- Nancy, Garden City, NY on 1/23/13
Business:
Accounting,
Business,
Economics,
Microsoft Excel,
QuickBooks,
Tax Preparation

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.

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.

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.

Economics

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

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

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.

SUNY Buffalo
Economics
CUNY-Brooklyn College
Master's

Education

SUNY Buffalo (Economics)

CUNY-Brooklyn College (Master's)

Great tutor. Quick to get a hold of. Very clear and concise.

I was able to work with Michael on material for my graduate level managerial economics class semester. Our sessions together proved to be most helpful. I was able to work through problems with him and simultaneously gain a clear understanding of the subject matter. He was very quick to respond to my emails and was as readily available to communicate via text. I was very appreciative of the fact th

— Jacob, Naples, FL on 1/3/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 25 miles of Riverview, FL 33579.