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University of Notre Dame (Accountancy)
University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) (MBA)
I've tutored over 75 MBA and undergraduate college students in financial accounting, managerial accounting, and corporate finance over the past three years.
I taught financial accounting on a part-time basis for 10 years as an adjunct instructor at the University of St. Thomas. My financial management experience includes positions as CFO, Treasurer, and Controller with responsibility for accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, and financial analysis. I'm a long time member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Minnesota Society of CPAs.
My tutoring style is collaborative and interactive based on learning through dialogue. I help students understand and apply accounting/finance principles for solving quantitative problems—with results often exceeding their initial expectations.
Students describe me as knowledgeable, patient, helpful, and professional. They appreciate that I focus on meeting their specific needs and accommodating their learning style. Please refer to the Student Feedback page for other positive comments.
My tutoring schedule is flexible. I’m available in the afternoon or evening on weekdays and Sundays, and in the morning or afternoon on Saturdays.
I look forward to working with you! I've tutored over 75 MBA and undergraduate college students in financial accounting, managerial accounting, and corporate finance over the past three years.
I taught financial accounting on a part-time basis for 10
My standard hourly fee for Finance courses is $45. My group rate (2 students) for Accounting courses is $45/hr.
Kari tells me William is very knowledgeable and her sessions are very much worth her time. He also comes prepared to teach her and has materials for her to work from.
Tutor is very knowledgeable and prepared. Experienced in tutoring and various subject authors. Flexible with schedules and willing to work with you.
What a wonderful and awesome tutor. I went from being an accounting troglodyte to a semi-advanced, accounting humanoid. But seriously, I feel like everything makes A LOT more sense now.
Bill is a very qualified tutor that has helped me in my finance classes in the Carlson School of Management. He is very patient, and makes great use of the time you spend with him. He has always helped me to understand concepts and excel in my classes. He is a great guy too!
I was given a very difficult review from my Accounting teacher, however William really helped piece everything together! Great understanding of the material, and helped me learn it on my own with his assistance, instead of teaching at me.
William is very nice and knowledgeable, he knows what he is talking about, and is very respectful. We only met one time for tutoring at the last minute of my homework deadline. He came to help me with a last minute request, it was very nice of him. I know if I had a longer time tutoring, he would help me more.
Finance is simply a class that I struggle with. I don't know what I would do without Bill's tutoring assistance. He is so patient and knowledgeable.
Bill is a very thoughtful and caring tutor. He has always been very accommodating with my schedule, and I have enjoyed his tutoring all along. He is very knowledgeable of the subject and I highly recommend him.
I just want to say that I really enjoyed working with Bill this semester on my Financial Accounting course. I had never taken Accounting before but it was required for my Master's in Business Communications degree at the University of St. Thomas. He was with me every step of the way. I don't think I could have got through this course without him. He was patient, understanding and never thought any of my questions were elementary. I truly started from scratch with this course and by the end Bill and my professor thought I worked hard and went a long way.
Bill was flexible with scheduling or rescheduling when I needed to and only charged me for the actual time he was tutoring me. He was very fair and reasonable.
Thank you Bill for your patience and understanding through it all. I wish you tutored Statistics. That's my next hurdle to overcome.
Oh, I just received my grade and I passed!!!
All the Best!
Bill is a very very very knowledgeable accounting tutor, he has helped me immensely! I am going to school part time, and I am usually behind. Bill has helped me catch up and do much better on the exams then I should have. Bill prepares beforehand on his own time which makes the time you spend with him even more useful. I would recommend Bill to everyone!
William D is very professional and has a good understanding of the topic. I am happy to work with him and hope to learn from his vast knowledge.
Bill was very helpful during our tutoring sessions. Working step by step with him really increased my understanding of the problems.
I needed help. I was a in a master's in communications management program and managerial finance was a required course. I struggled to properly apply the concepts, and found William on WyzAnt. We met four times. I sent problems in advance of our sessions, William solved the problems on his own time and came to the tutoring session prepared to compare answers and walk through approach. William was patient, explained concepts in an easy-to-understand language, and I learned a lot about sustainable and actual growth rates and future and present value. I received an A in the course! I could not have done it without William. He is a great tutor and I highly recommend him.
Bill was a great help in getting through my financial accounting MBA course. He was very easy to reach and schedule appointments, always on time, and accommodating to my learning style. The questions we were asked were quite complex, and Bill spent his own time (which I was not billed for) in order to figure out the answers ahead of time so that our time together could be spent entirely on my education. I ended up with an A in the course, and that was in no small part thanks to Bill. I highly recommend him!
I strongly recommend William D. as a tutor for MBA level financial coursework.
I started out trying to "go it alone" with my MBA level financial accounting and found myself really struggling. William D. was able to help me get up to speed with the course by patiently and clearly explaining the complicated financial concepts to me in a way that made sense and that I was able to retain. William D's tutoring made all the difference to my success in the course and I definitely couldn't have done it without him. I finished with an A in financial accounting, which was great. William D. was able to work with my schedule, was very friendly, extremely knowledgeable and overall was great to work with. Again, I would wholeheartedly recommend working with William D. if you need help with MBA level financial coursework.
William is a great tutor. He helped me get an 80% on an exam in one of the toughest college courses i've ever taken. I strongly encourage you to contact him if your looking for help with accounting.
He was really able to help me with a project for my Corporate Finance class! Very patient, and explains things very well. He was also very easy to reach and pretty flexible with scheduling!
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I have taught or tutored MBA and undergraduate students in the following Accounting courses: Financial Accounting, Principles of Accounting I & II, Intermediate Accounting I & II, Financial Statement Analysis, Advanced Accounting, Managerial/Management Accounting, Cost Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, and Taxation.
Financial Accounting topics include: accrual accounting terminology, principles, assumptions and methods; analyzing and recording financial transactions; accounting cycle; valuation of assets, liabilities and equity; revenue and expense recognition; balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows; financial statement analysis.
Management Accounting topics include: cost concepts, terms, classifications and behavior; contribution margin; cost-volume-profit and break-even analysis; variable costing; profit planning; cost allocation and variance analysis; flexible budgets; capital budgeting; product costing methods; relevant costs and incremental analysis.
I have tutored undergraduate and graduate students in the following Finance courses: Corporate Finance, Managerial Finance, Financial Management, Financial Modeling, and Strategic Financial Analysis.
Finance topics include: management of financial resources; investing and financing decisions; time value of money; discounted cash flow analysis; interest rates; bond pricing; stock valuation; capital budgeting; risk and return; cost of capital; capital structure and leverage; financial planning and forecasting; financial modeling and pro-forma analysis; internal and sustainable growth rates; free cash flow and business valuation.
I have used Microsoft Excel 2010 (for Windows) and 2011 (for Mac).
I have an Intermediate level of Excel proficiency with: linking worksheets and workbooks; advanced formatting; outlining and consolidating data; subtotals; sorting and filtering data; creating and formatting tables; hyperlinks; e-mailing workbooks; chart formatting; formula auditing; templates; pivot tables and pivot charts.
I have completed an Advanced Excel course (ILT Series, Microsoft approved) covering: financial functions; displaying formulas; lookup functions; data tables; data validation; retrieving data from Access data bases; goal seek; scenarios; conditional formatting.
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