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High Point University (Business)
Gardner Webb University (MBA)
University Tulsa, OK (Other)
In order to be an effective and successful tutor, one has to have the true desire to share knowledge and thoroughly enjoy the process of learning. It has been my great fortune to possess both of those qualities. In my several years of being in the classroom as a student, I always strived to be involved in the conversation and to contribute as much as possible to my learning process as well as to that of other students. To me, learning is like building an interesting puzzle. First, to get started you should have an appreciation of what the end result will be; the pictured puzzle. I think that is one of the reasons we should keep the box in view while your working to construct the puzzle. As you get each piece in place you see the progress unfold right before your very eyes! Some pieces are so VERY DIFFICULT to find and place...but with diligence, you'll find each of them and the puzzle will be completed. If you've built a beautiful puzzle before, you know exactly what I mean.
I was an electrical sales engineer in my previous career. It was my job to provide technical solutions to manufacturing problems. Each time, I had to research the symptoms of the problem, select what I felt would provide the best solution, then present that technical product in a way the plant manager would understand. The most important part of the solution was that the customer understood the whys and how this product would solve the problem. I bring the same concept, the same frame of mind to the tutoring challenge. It's my job to present my understanding of the subject matter in a format where you can understand it, grasp it, dissect it and put it in its place...just like the puzzle, it all comes together!
My undergraduate in Business Administration was completed at High Point University, High Point, North Carolina. My final GPA in graduating was a 3.87. I transferred in a two year degree from a Junior college in Florida, with a 2.75 GPA and brought that average up to a very respectable GPA. I was on the Dean's list for eight consecutive semesters. In one of my core classes at HPU I was required to construct a marketing/promotional plan for a business. It just so happened I was in the process of actually opening up a small specialty coffee shop. So, I used the promotional plan for my shop as my Senior year project in this marketing class. I received a 4.0 in the class, but not only that. The PhD. professor told me my project was of such high caliber, he would use it to teach and provide an example in future classes.
As I went through my MBA program at Gardner Webb University, all of the classes just seemed to "click". Managerial Economics, Managerial Finance, Managerial Accounting, International Business, Quantitative Analysis, it all seemed to just fall into place. Why? It's simple. To me, it was important to learn. That's what I got off on....learning...understanding...it's like an ego thing. Once it starts to "click" for you....once you "get it", it all comes together. My utmost desire and goal as a tutor is to get it to the point where it "first clicks" for the student. Anyone can do it. I was a horrible student in high school. But when I got the learning bug, it all changed. Don't ever forget. "Knowledge is Power".
My academic credentials:
High Point University, Bachelor Business Administration, Concentration Marketing, 3.87 GPA
Gardner Webb University, Master Business Administration, 4.0 GPA, Delta Mu Delta International Honors Society
Gardner Webb University, Master Business Administration Plus Certificate, Accounting-Taxation, 4.0 GPA
University Tulsa, Tulsa Oklahoma, Master of Accounting- Taxation, GPA 3.60
I am licensed as an Enrolled Agent with the U.S. Federal Treasury to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service
I am the owner of local Accounting and Tax Business located in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
I'm probably a little different than most other tutors. I don't have a very formal tutoring background. I did tutor a student at Winston Salem State University in a Senior Level Financial Accounting Class. I was taking the class as a warm up and this young man was struggling. We were able to get him through the class, but he struggled with discipline in studying. You've got to study, don't kid yourself. Without going into detail about my younger years and struggles in school, if you have the drive to succeed, can apply the discipline of studying, we can break the subject language down to a level where it can be understood and learned, actually learned quite well.
Send an email asking about my services, rates and availability. I'd be honored to contribute to your final success! In order to be an effective and successful tutor, one has to have the true desire to share knowledge and thoroughly enjoy the process of learning. It has been my great fortune to possess both of those qualities. In my several years of being in the classroom as a student, I always strived to be involved in the conversation and to contribute as much
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I have completed my MBA Advanced at Gardner Webb University in Acct/Taxation. I have a Masters Of Science Taxation from University Tulsa, and am an Enrolled Agent with the U.S. Treasury Department. I am a professional tax preparer with a U.S. Treasury PTIN number and own an Accounting/Tax business in Winston Salem, North Carolina