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Philip W.

Freehold, NJ

$60/hour

Patient, Thorough CPA tutoring Tax, Accounting, Quickbooks & Excel

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 11/15/14
4.9 average from 11 ratings
Very Patient
— John, Middletown, NJ on 4/3/15

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The College of Staten Island
Accounting
Baruch College
Master's

Education

The College of Staten Island (Accounting)

Baruch College (Master's)

About Philip

Accounting can be overwhelming. Whether you are taking intro-level classes as requisites for an alternative business degree, or you find yourself in the thick of an intense upper level course which requires a high score to be counted towards your Accounting B.A...a well rounded understanding of all concepts is necessary to survive and succeed...trust me I know this from experience. For almost a decade I have been experiencing this on both an academic as well as a professional level.

I am new to the private tutoring world, however, I have countless hours of teaching other accounting professionals in dealing with traditional challenge areas as well as updating them on industry specific developments, particularly in the area of taxation.

It is my goal to help as many students as I can master the many different areas of Accounting as I have been able to do, ideally while opening doors to employment in the process. I have been through the gauntlet so far in my career facing a historically bad economy, increased CPA licensure requirements, and "David vs Goliath " type competition considering I earned both my Bachelor's and Masters' degrees from city schools. Nonetheless, I have been employed with prestigous firms everyday since my first internship while studying for my Bachelor's and would love to advise future and present graduates on how to pull this off themselves.
Accounting can be overwhelming. Whether you are taking intro-level classes as requisites for an alternative business degree, or you find yourself in the thick of an intense upper level course which requires a high score to be Read more

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Cancellation
5 hours notice required

Opened to discounted group rates as well as special pricing for bulk hour sessions.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Freehold, NJ 07728
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very Patient"

- John, Middletown, NJ on 4/3/15

"Great Tutor"

- Alexis, Saint Petersburg, FL on 12/3/14
Business:
Accounting, Microsoft Excel,
QuickBooks,
Tax Preparation

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Microsoft Excel

I use Microsoft Excel on an hourly basis at work and have been for ten years. I have also taken excelled in multiple courses and had a lot of success tutoring as well.

QuickBooks

Similar to tax preparation, I am thoroughly educated and experienced using QuickBooks for bookkeeping, financial statement preparation and financial statement analysis. I was trained meticulously through my Bachelor's program to use QuickBooks efficiently and effectively and was among the top of my class while doing so. I later utilized my knowledge of QuickBooks during my first internship as a junior accountant intern and throughout my career ever since.

Tax Preparation

I am thoroughly qualified to tutor in the subject of taxation. I have the education, certification, professional background, and teaching experience necessary to translate its curriculum to potential students.

From an education stand point, I earned my Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the College of Staten Island with a GPA of 3.5. I also have a Masters degree in Taxation from Baruch College also with a 3.5 GPA. Also, I am a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.

As far as my experience professionally, I have almost 10 years of public accounting experience, more than half of that time period with a "big four," multi-national firm.
Throughout my career I've taught weekly "lunch and learns" on various tax topics and updates while working with the big four but also have always been prone to educate those around me in the work environment. I also tutored multiple undergraduate students in various tax classes while studying for my Masters degree.

When tutoring I am very focused on building a strong foundation of the general concepts before dissecting certain aspects. Given the complexity of the subject area it is my experience that a strong and confident grasp on a given concept is vital before it can be thoroughly analyzed or used in practical examples. Sometimes unique rationalizations are needed in order to achieve this, which is where I feel I thrive and can be separated from the average tutor.

The College of Staten Island
Accounting
Baruch College
Master's

Education

The College of Staten Island (Accounting)

Baruch College (Master's)

Very Patient — Excellent session. Very knowledgeable, quick, and understanding. Returned my e-mail same day with a plan on how to help. Excellent tutor. Will look you up next term. ...

— John, Middletown, NJ on 4/3/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Opened to discounted group rates as well as special pricing for bulk hour sessions.

Travel policy

Philip will travel within 30 miles of Freehold, NJ 07728.