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SUNY Buffalo (Economics)
CUNY-Brooklyn College (Master's)
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 Read more
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 that he truly vested an interest in my success and was able to invest some of his own time to clear up any frustrations I had with the problems sets. I would strongly recommend Michael and most likely will return with more questions this semester.
Michael walked me through material to review for an upcoming exam. He walked me through the answers and explained some of the confusing concepts.
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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.
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.
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.
Michael is a valuable resource that I am planning to utilize again during my MBA program and my own consulting business.
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+.
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Basic and financial accounting concepts will be utilized to assist the students to acquire the knowledge to achieve their objectives. Concepts and topics includes but not limited to: The Accounting Process, The Balance Sheet, The Income Statement and Statement of Cash Flows, Profiatbility Analysis, Time Value of Money, Inventories, Property Plant and Equiptment, Intangible Assets, Investment, Current & Longterm Liabilities, Bonds, Accounting for Income Taxes, Pensions, Shareholders' Equity, Accounting for Changes & Erros and Leases.
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.
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 of certain economic polices, 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 Ecomonics, The Circular Flow Model, how Markets work, Principle Comparative Advantage, Markets and Competition, Elasticities, Competition vs Monopoly, Market Efficiency, Demand Concepts and analyses, International Trade, Analysis 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.
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.
As a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor I will utilize my expertise in the various aspect of the Quickbooks programs to assist students in reaching their required knowledge base. 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 customers & vendors, the connections between lists and the chart of accounts, setting-up payroll, correcting errors, recording various transactions, A/R, A/P, 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.