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Michael A.

Exceptional Excel expert and VBA programming Tutor

Exceptional Excel expert and VBA programming Tutor

$75/hour

  • 194 hours tutoring

About Michael


Bio

I am a tutor and consultant focusing on Excel and VBA programming. I will take on students/clients with all levels of Excel/VBA programming abilities and aspirations. I have tutoring experience as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Economics where I created and executed graduate student training on advanced programming in Excel. My strengths lie in creative and comprehensive financial modeling and financial database design and implementation.

In addition to holding a Master’s degree in...

I am a tutor and consultant focusing on Excel and VBA programming. I will take on students/clients with all levels of Excel/VBA programming abilities and aspirations. I have tutoring experience as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Economics where I created and executed graduate student training on advanced programming in Excel. My strengths lie in creative and comprehensive financial modeling and financial database design and implementation.

In addition to holding a Master’s degree in Finance, I have 5 years’ experience as a corporate Financial Consultant for a major health insurance company. I was also an Energy Sector Analyst for an Investment Fund where I created and maintained sophisticated (Excel based) financial models of energy companies.

My VBA experience includes the conceptualization and creation of a VBA based macro driven workbook for a major health insurance company which automatically harvested and validated benefit and cost data from over 100 capital programs (each of which had over $2 million in lifetime spend).


Education

Kenyon College
Economics
University of St. Thomas
MBA

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $75
  • Rate details: Cancellation fee of $45 may be assessed for meetings cancelled with less than 8 hrs notice.
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Financial Accounting, GMAT, Macroeconomics, Managerial Accounting, Microeconomics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Computer

Visual Basic,

Visual Basic

Drove the effort to capture benefit and cost data from capital programs across a major health insurance company. The effort included the conceptualization and creation of a VBA based macro driven workbook which automatically harvested and validated benefit and cost data from 125 large capital programs and integrated the data into an Essbase database for analysis and reporting.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Corporate Training

GMAT, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

English

Writing

Homeschool

Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Writing

Most Popular

Writing

Other

Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Summer

Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Writing

Test Preparation

GMAT

Examples of Expertise


Michael has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 13 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Insightful proposals to revive my small business

I’m a small business owner and hired Michael to teach me about capital forecasting, provide an introduction to visual basic macros and to consult with him on ways to reduce costs in response to a precipitate drop in business resulting from COVID-19. Meeting with Michael was the best business investment I’ve ever made! He blew me away with his expertise in capital forecasting, VBA programming and his holistic review of my business supply chain and both current and potential customer market. He not only proposed compelling ways to reduce overhead and certain variable costs but also identified potential new revenue opportunities for my business. I’m so grateful he shared his insights and expertise with me!

Marcus, 8 lessons with Michael

Wizard of Excel!

I am a finance manager for a large department of an enormous organization. I consider myself proficient in Excel having expertise in creating budgets, forecasting, pricing models, valuations, and other ad hoc analysis in Excel. I know all about V/H Lookups, Matching, Sumproduct, Logic, Pivot Tables, Index, Charts, Graphs, Macros, What Ifs, and a variety of other functions. I can nearly get by on shortcuts rarely having to touch a mouse (ALT+M+D saves me!). Not to toot my own horn, but I create great value in my role with my Excel expertise. However, the problem lies for someone like me to get guidance when I just can't quite figure out an optimal way to summarize a large data set. Most people I work with claim I'm the Excel guru and that I can figure it out. Chasing down YouTube tutorials and searching MrExcel only can do so much for your unique situation. Enter Michael A. An item that was causing me some time, energy, and grief was resolved by Mike in under an hour. He was professional, prepared, patient, and taught to my level of understanding. I sincerely thank you for all your assistance and may need to take you up on further lessons as needed. Cheers!

Kevin, 1 lesson with Michael

Hidden gem of a consultant

In my capacity as a Director of Admissions for a small university, I engaged Michael’s services to review and streamline our admissions process data management. Not only did he create a robust Excel/ VBA based tool to merge the data from our common applications and online applications, but he also proposed and implemented a solution for integrating data from our paper applications. Our admissions team had been manually inputting paper application data into our database and I had not even considered the possibility of automating and digitizing this process. He also delivered this comprehensive solution in remarkable time and we had the new tool up and running on our system within a week!

Oliver, 4 lessons with Michael

Very knowledgeable and patient

I came to Michael for VBA assistance in Excel and I definitely got my money's worth. He was exceptional! He is great at problem solving and was able to handle all of my questions.

Aaron, 1 lesson with Michael

Talented, patient and a subject matter expert

I’m an IT Project manager and was quite impressed with Michael’s knowledge of IT project management, the agile software development lifecycle, Operations Management and his background in capital management of largescale IT projects at a health insurance company. He was able to construct a model for me which automatically charts out the software development critical activity path. This model also acts as a project dashboard and includes an attractive and intuitive GUI (graphical user interface). He is also a talented and patient teacher. Not only would I highly recommend his consulting services, but I’d also hire him to be on my team fulltime if it was up to me!

Syed, 5 lessons with Michael

Very helpful. Quick to solve issues and had suggestions.

We worked on fine-tuning some of my Excel reports for work. We did scoring, sorting, averages, adding columns and formulas. This was useful and I feel more confident using this for my reports at work. I will use again. Shawn

Shawn, 1 lesson with Michael

Innovative, holistic & unique approach to financial modeling

A portfolio optimization project which I had been struggling with for months, Michael was able to knock out of the park in just a few sessions. I am very impressed with the way he approaches a complex project like this as well as his application of a blend of innovative valuation methods none of which I had previously considered. The fact that he was able to create a polished finished product using his unique approach with such a clean and intuitive end-user interface so quickly is phenomenal!

Stephan, 4 lessons with Michael

Data-driven, detail-oriented and dapper

Michael was professional, quite dapper and on fleek with his coordinated tie, dress shirt and cufflinks.  He was able to transform a hot mess of data in a hot minute into a kind of awesome data analysis tool which I can now leverage in my new role as a Real Estate investment analyst. His Excel wizardry, attention to detail and data conceptualization capabilities are beyond amazing. He’s also a phenomenal and patient teacher!

Lisa, 8 lessons with Michael

Exceptionally intelligent, gifted, creative, professional and visionary

Michael is exceptionally intelligent, gifted, creative, professional and visionary and was a pleasure to work with. He was able to quickly implement an elegant solution to a longstanding and complex data and process issue that our company was experiencing. The visual basic Excel tool he created communicates with several other data sources within our company at the click of button and then validates processes, organizes, analyzes and charts that data into polished and professional looking printable reports. This custom built tool is invaluable and not only saves me countless hours of processing time at work but also produces better and more accurate reports. Michael’s combination of talents is quite rare and the fact that he was so personable, fast, accurate and affordable means I will be leaning on him again in the near future. It was also convenient that we could meet at his amenity filled office (which offered fresh fruit flavored waters, snacks and even had a complimentary craft beer bar) for our meetings. Craft beer and VBA is always a great combination just as Michael’s combination of talents is so great.

Damian, 1 lesson with Michael
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$75/hour

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Response time: 3 hours