Over 1000 tutoring hours

Cliff C.

Chicago, IL

$90/hour

Finance, Accounting, CFA, & Related Subjects

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 10/25/14
5.0 average from 229 ratings
Simply put. Worth it.
— Brian, Chicago, IL on 10/23/11

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Tulane University
Finance
Tulane University - Accounting
Master's
CFA Charterholder
Other

Education

Tulane University (Finance)

Tulane University - Accounting (Master's)

CFA Charterholder (Other)

About Cliff

WHAT I DO:

I tutor MBA/undergrads, corporate executives, and CFA candidates. I cover finance, accounting, the CFA exam material, statistics, excel modeling, and other related areas. I have also covered FAR material on the CPA. On a referral basis, I have worked with individuals as far away as Europe (Turkey, Germany, etc.) and Asia (India, Australia, etc.).

WHY YOU SHOULD CONTACT ME:

I'm probably the best accounting/finance tutor in Chicago. I am not the cheapest option, but I am typically one of the highest quality options that will help you effectively understand the material or problem you are trying to solve. I have been frequently referred to by former students as better than the average professor at Northwestern, DePaul, etc., and it is not uncommon for people to tell me that I am the best teacher they have ever had.

I have a very strong mix of real world and academic experience experience. I focus on taking people beyond basic formulas or academic example exercises to understanding contextually why certain analysis matter and how they relate to real world scenarios in the global economy / financial markets framework.

MY EDUCATION BACKGROUND:

I've an MS in accounting and a BS in finance from Tulane University. I am a CFA Charterholder. I passed every exam on the first attempt. I have extensive experience in modeling and statistical analysis in R and Excel.

MY WORK EXPERIENCE BACKGROUND:

I have eight years working experience at multiple investment partnerships (hedge fund and venture capital). I was a generalist/special situations analyst and venture capitalist primarily focused on the technology sector.

In private/venture capital, I have boardroom experience and worked on situations ranging from distressed restructurings to start-ups with nothing more than IP and a powerpoint slidedeck. Firms I’ve invested in and worked with have been sold to Oracle, Intel, as well as taken public (IPO). I've funded companies with well known C-level executives.

In public company/hedge fund work, I've worked on various accounting frauds/restatements, special situations (spin-offs, etc.) and other equity generalist situations. I am more of an equity person than a debt person. However, I have done a bit of distressed debt work.


MY TUTORING EXPERIENCE:

I've tutored people off and on as a personal hobby. It’s expanded more in recent years, largely through referrals. I have tutored people from many organizations including:

Wharton, Duke, Creighton, Notre Dame, Northwestern, DePaul, New York University, Columbia, Stanford, Univ of Wisconsin, and Univ of Chicago (Booth). I have worked with executives from major companies such as Chicago Mercantile Exchange, UBS, JPMorgan Chase, Medtronic, Takeda, Northern Trust, a couple hedge funds, and other well known institutions.

PLEASE NOTE:

- Consulting work is separate from tutoring/teaching.

- If you contact me – PLEASE BE AS DETAILED AS POSSIBLE: Tell me what you are trying to accomplish and any other pertinent data (materials, topics, etc.).
WHAT I DO:

I tutor MBA/undergrads, corporate executives, and CFA candidates. I cover finance, accounting, the CFA exam material,
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

1 hour minimum. Each additional student (group setting) is 1/2 the base rate. 24 notice of cancellation required.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Chicago, IL 60640
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Simply put. Worth it."

- Brian, Chicago, IL on 10/23/11

"Great Tutor"

- Stacey, Northbrook, IL on 1/18/16

"Professional & knowledgeable"

- Karin, Oak Park, IL on 9/21/15

"Thanks"

- Collin, Bloomingdale, IL on 8/26/15

"Really knows his stuff!"

- Michael, Chicago, IL on 7/27/14

"Financial Management Made Easy"

- Tom, Evanston, IL on 4/15/14

"Helped me with Bayes' Theorem"

- Julie, Chicago, IL on 11/13/13

"Very patient"

- Shelia, Chicago, IL on 10/12/13

"He is very good!! Go for him!"

- WEN, Chicago, IL on 11/9/12

"Great tutor"

- Bobby, Chicago, IL on 8/5/12

"Great tutor"

- Ami, Skokie, IL on 3/5/12

"Very patient! Very Knowledgeable"

- Carolina, Chicago, IL on 11/7/11

"I've seen the light!"

- Christine, Chicago, IL on 8/14/11
Math:
Statistics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Business:
Accounting,
Business, Economics, Finance,
Microsoft Excel

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Accounting

I have a masters degree in accounting and have seen at least 8 different accounting textbooks at all different levels. I explain accounting in a unique, easy-to-remember way that makes all transactions understandable (debits/credits). I've experience working with people from basic financial accounting 101 through complicated IFRS/GAAP merger and acquisition analysis. I can cover any accounting material except tax. I do not tutor for the CPA exam, only for college-level coursework and the CFA exam.

Finance

I've experience in all areas of finance including: basic college/MBA finance coursework, all major standardized tests (CFP, Series 7/65, CFA, CAIA), most derivatives, executing venture capital transactions, modeling LBOs/debt/equity recapitalizations, corporate finance scenarios (build/buy analysis), long/short hedge fund, and cap structure arbitrage.

In venture capital, companies I have funded have been sold to Intel, Oracle, Mtekvision, and taken public (Opentable.com).

I'm probably the #1 finance tutor in the greater Chicagoland area.

Tulane University
Finance
Tulane University - Accounting
Master's
CFA Charterholder
Other

Education

Tulane University (Finance)

Tulane University - Accounting (Master's)

CFA Charterholder (Other)

Simply put. Worth it. — If corporate finance or accounting is troubling you then Cliff is your man. Correlating case study examples with theory, I found his explanations very easy to follow. Now I don't consider myself a person that is exceptionally capable of swiftly grasping concepts, but if you ever feel like he's going too fast then just tell him to slow down (and trust me, he WILL slow down and make sure you underst ...

— Brian, Chicago, IL on 10/23/11

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $90.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

1 hour minimum. Each additional student (group setting) is 1/2 the base rate. 24 notice of cancellation required.

Travel policy

Cliff will travel within 40 miles of Chicago, IL 60640.