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John D.

New York, NY


Excel/Accounting and Writing Tutor

In-person lessons
4.8 average from 46 ratings
Great teacher, very patient!
— Karen, New York, NY on 4/25/16

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SUNY Old Westbury


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About John

I would be an ideal tutor for any student in an accounting course or if you need help with popular software packages such as Word or Excel. I am confident you will enjoy my charismatic style and genuine desire to help the student learn the subject matter.

I have been a professional for over 10 years working with the technicalities of accounting and related software.

In addition to accounting and related software, I am also experienced helping students complete their essays. Having taken several literary courses and professional correspondence being a good chunk of my responsibilities, I can help you write a well flowing cohesive paper.
I would be an ideal tutor for any student in an accounting course or if you need help with popular software packages such as Word or Excel. I am confident you will enjoy my charismatic style and genuine desire to help the student Read more

12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of New York, NY 10019
In-person lessons

"Great teacher, very patient!"

- Karen, New York, NY on 4/25/16

"Accounting help"

- Richard, New York, NY on 2/15/16

"Nice Teacher"

- Syeda, East Elmhurst, NY on 6/17/14

"Very persistent and great tutor"

- Sally, Brooklyn, NY on 11/4/11

"John D. as a Tutor"

- Manuel, New York, NY on 7/13/11
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math,
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Mathematica, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
American History, Criminal Justice, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Career Development, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

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I have over 10 years experience as an accountant. As with any other subject, accounting tutoring provides students with an opportunity to ask questions and a chance to review various calculations and rules at their own pace.

During a lecture session, it is easy to fall behind because your professor will move at a pace that makes it possible to go over all the material of their lesson plan. Rules on why an entry is debited or credited can be very tricky. That is one of many problems faced by new accounting students.

Oftentimes, I will break the material down into small steps and have my client do one or two problems to gauge their comprehension before we move forward. It is essential to master the earlier lessons to move forward with the more complicated problems.


My business background has encompassed many years in a professional capacity. Having worked as a tutor for the past couple of years, I have not only advised tutees on the mechanics of accounting and related software, but effective correspondence as well. Clarity of expression with your colleagues and clients can be as useful towards building your business or marketing your skills as a fancy logo design or catchy slogan.

Elementary Math

I have found that my years of working as an accountant and the rewards of helping all students have combined nicely to be an effective math tutor. All teaching requires patience, but it is most important when working with elementary school children.

Math can be an intimidating subject for many youths. A knowledgeable guide to help reduce anxiety is key to building the confidence needed to understand and enjoy this subject.


Good grammar is essential to a well composed paper. Please see my full description under Writing.

Microsoft Excel

I have taught hundreds of clients how to improve their spreadsheet skills and have developed methods that are designed to give my clients plenty of exposure and practice, especially with complicated formulae. My teaching style is patient and relaxed.

The feedback I receive is usually very positive with an added compliment of being told that I taught something the client never knew existed. I will patiently, clearly and thoroughly explain the concepts of Excel and would feel very disappointed if you walked away without learning anything.

Contact me for a full run down of how I can help. Let’s discuss your previous exposure with Excel and I will tailor a lesson to fit your needs. I am launching 2016 with a full array of new lessons specifically designed to make you very efficient. Make an appointment, and feel a lot better about creating a spreadsheet or taking an employment screening Excel test afterwards!

My goal is to have a private one-on-one lesson that is as informative and comprehensive as possible while keeping my rate competitive. I want you the client to feel as if you contacted a top instructor in the NYC area and did not have to break the bank to do so. Contact me today and let’s explore the ways I can help you!

Microsoft Windows

I have extensive experience with Microsoft products, especially Office applications such as Excel and Word. The new Windows 8 has posed challenges to users that were accustomed to Windows 7 or earlier. I can apply my patient style of teaching and challenge my clients to become more efficient and ultimately computer literate.


I have helped students write essays for many years reviewing mechanics such as grammar and sentence structure. I meticulously read through each sentence to look for ways to spruce up the wording of any correspondence or assignment.

Simple grammar mistakes are often the result of English errors that are common in spoken lingo put into written word. Other mistakes can cause readers to lose focus when the paragraph does not flow properly. As a result, your entire point may be lost on them.

This is especially true when writing a resume or cover letter; recruiters go through reams of applicants eager to narrow the results and more often than not one grammatical error will eliminate you from further consideration.

Another common mistake for a writer to make is awkward wording. The writer knows what message they are trying to convey; however the point may get lost on the reader because he/she did not quite understand the sentence. This can be critical for college students submitting an essay.

Your professor may have assigned the same task to several classes and will basically read the same paper over a hundred times. As educators they want to ensure their students not only did research, but understood the topic being taught. Poorly worded sentences frequently result in readers not fully comprehending the author’s argument or message.

In other situations, there might be a mistake as simple as omitting a word. Professors in this case usually deduct points!

In short, proofreading can be critical for a variety of reasons. As long as you are going to have something proofread, why not pick up a few pointers along the way?

TIP: Almost all word processing software applications feature spell check- utilize it!

SUNY Old Westbury


SUNY Old Westbury

Great teacher, very patient! — Really helped me to do the project. He is very patient and friendly. I will continue contact with him. Thanks. ...

— Karen, New York, NY on 4/25/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 20 miles of New York, NY 10019.