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Christine M.

Free First Session with Tutoring in QuickBooks

Free First Session with Tutoring in QuickBooks

$100/hour

  • 694 hours tutoring

  • Olympia, WA 98507

About Christine


Bio

Hello, and thank you for your interest in my services.

I'm an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and I've specialized in QuickBooks setup and training for businesses for over fifteen years. I help business owners, bookkeepers and accountants to be as self-sufficient as possible in QuickBooks while setting up and cleaning up their QuickBooks files.

I offer tutoring in QuickBooks on the following subtopics: choosing the correct QuickBooks software, taking advantage of significant...

Hello, and thank you for your interest in my services.

I'm an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and I've specialized in QuickBooks setup and training for businesses for over fifteen years. I help business owners, bookkeepers and accountants to be as self-sufficient as possible in QuickBooks while setting up and cleaning up their QuickBooks files.

I offer tutoring in QuickBooks on the following subtopics: choosing the correct QuickBooks software, taking advantage of significant QuickBooks discounts, creating QuickBooks company files and accounts, customizing QuickBooks files and accounts to suit your unique needs, connecting bank and other software to QuickBooks in order to download transactions and automate other tasks, assisting in bringing your data current, reconciling, creating and customizing reports, troubleshooting, completing additional tasks and addressing additional topics as needed, and providing you with training all along the way. Please note that these are tutoring services on the above topics, but that while you receive training you can click the buttons to set up your QuickBooks file or QuickBooks account.

I hold multiple QuickBooks certifications from Intuit, Inc., the makers of QuickBooks including advanced and specialized QuickBooks certifications in QuickBooks desktop and QuickBooks Online versions. I support users of all QuickBooks desktop versions including QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Premier (all editions), QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions (all editions), and QuickBooks for Mac. I also support QuickBooks advanced inventory features, QuickBooks Point of Sale (POS) software which I’m certified in by Intuit, and additional Intuit and QuickBooks software that integrates with QuickBooks. When customers hire me, they also typically get access to Intuit’s Diamond Level Support through me at no additional charge.

I earned a bachelor's degree from Sonoma State University where I completed courses in computers, statistics, learning strategies, small business tax accounting and bookkeeping, and graduated with distinction. I performed bookkeeping services for CPA firms and many businesses.

I've designed a QuickBooks community college courses for the College of Marin in Marin County, California and led a separate QuickBooks course for the college. I’ve also designed and led hundreds of individual and group QuickBooks seminars and webinars for participants throughout the United States. My students say they learn QuickBooks very efficiently and properly from me and retain the information very well.

Clients have often included health care practitioners offering services and sometimes products, attorneys needing to account for retainers and use various other types of accounting, general contractors and subcontractors needing progress invoicing and job costing features, manufacturers needing advanced inventory features, retailers using POS, and many other combinations of accounting needs and types of businesses, new and established. I also assist nonprofits with grant tracking and individuals using QuickBooks for personal accounting.

I'm from both Marin County and Sonoma County (my childhood home was on the county line), in California’s beautiful San Francisco Bay Area and I provide services both in person and throughout the United States remotely. I set up entire QuickBooks files, train people how to use them, and perform the other services either way.

I offer a free first QuickBooks consultation. Typically this is done both over the telephone and online, and allows us to both view either your QuickBooks file or one of mine, and share control of your cursor (sharing cursor control is optional and customers can easily just click to get control back).

The free first consultation often includes a needs analysis to determine which is the best QuickBooks software program for you and your business, significant discounts on QuickBooks software, assistance with purchasing, downloading and installing QuickBooks software or setting up your QuickBooks Online account, and customized training and recommendations.

These are highly customized sessions and I encourage you to take advantage of a free first consultation whether or not you plan to hire me. It is best done early on to make sure you’re on the right track in your QuickBooks project.

Please note that through Wyzant, a tutor is allowed to offer tutoring but not additional services. All of my work with my WyzAnt students is done through Wyzant.

Call anytime. I'm available during the week, other times by appointment, and on a "drop in" basis. I hope to hear from you soon!

Best regards,

Christine M.
QuickBooks Consultant and Instructor
Intuit Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
Intuit Diamond-Level ProAdvisor Program Member


Education

BA Sonoma State University
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $100
  • Rate details: Free first consultation typically includes file analysis and results, strategy session and sample training. Rates for individual and group sessions may vary. Please call for details.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Olympia, WA 98507
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/10/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

I've worked directly with thousands of business owners, bookkeepers and accountants in setting up their accounting systems, which typically includes assisting in or integrating other aspects of their businesses. This has given me a tremendous amount of behind-the-scenes experience in business, including in accounting (especially), computer hardware, software and networking, assisting in writing business plans including marketing plans, assisting in preparing legal contracts for business owners to submit to their attorneys for review, assisting in setting up physical offices to help business owner and staff to work as efficiently and effectively as possible, guiding business owners through creating templates for everything from sales calls to payroll time sheets, and even sometimes answering phone calls or helping with something less common such as assisting with a photo shoot. I started my first business when I was eight years old raising and selling animals on my family's ranch, and have enjoyed working with artists, architects, attorneys, acupuncturists, academics, and many additional types of business owners for over fifteen years.
Financial Accounting,

Financial Accounting

I've specialized in business accounting for over fifteen years. I guide business owners in setting up their Chart of Accounts and other features of their accounting system using QuickBooks. I've passed multiple accounting and bookkeeping exams with flying colors including a controller exam.
Managerial Accounting,

Managerial Accounting

I've specialized in business accounting for fifteen years. I guide business owners in setting up their Chart of Accounts and other features of their accounting system using QuickBooks. I've passed multiple accounting and bookkeeping exams with flying colors including a controller exam.
QuickBooks

QuickBooks

I've designed and led QuickBooks community college courses for the award-winning College of Marin in Marin County, California, and QuickBooks seminars and webinars for participants throughout the United States for many years. Participants have consistently reviewed the content and presentation of my tutoring and courses with five out of five stars and report retaining and using the information very well. I've tutored CPAs, bookkeepers, small business owners and others in QuickBooks, performed accounting and business consulting for CPA firms, and have a Bachelor's degree from Sonoma State University where I graduated with distinction. Please contact me for details and your free QuickBooks sessions, which we can usually do in the same day you call!

Computer

Computer Science,

Computer Science

The majority of my computer science skills and experience are probably in database management. This includes creating and maintaining QuickBooks files on both Windows and Mac computers, and creating and maintaining QuickBooks Online files. I've also routinely assisted in setting up and managing computer networks, though typically I would call experts in to handle this on projects I'm managing or assisting in managing. I've also had some additional computer science experience such as programming in Mac and HTML.
General Computer,

General Computer

I completed courses in computing, learning strategies, and other topics related to computer tutoring while earning my bachelor's degree from Sonoma State University where I graduated with distinction. I'm experienced in Windows, Mac, Microsoft Office including Word and Excel, QuickBooks accounting software and other computer programs. I've built websites Shopify and other web hosting programs, and incorporating PayPal, Facebook and additional third-party software. This experience allows me to, for example, quickly and properly design and customize your e-commerce store's accounting system to efficiently enter data into QuickBooks in order to get the reports you need. I received mostly A's in high school and college courses. I continue to study computer programs on my own to stay current with the latest business computing trends.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

I've provided QuickBooks for Mac services since 2002. This has often involved working with the Mac operating system, identifying if Mac and QuickBooks are properly "talking to each other," tutoring new and experienced Mac users on how to use Mac, and more. We often cover downloading programs, backing up files, and more. I've studied Mac programming in high school (though that experience likely won't come into play for Mac tutoring here on WyzAnt), used Macs for decades, and taken computer courses using Mac computers. I use a Mac computer on a daily basis and have to admit that it's easy to become dependent on it.
Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

I've provided QuickBooks for Windows services since 2002. This has often involved working with the Windows operating system, identifying if Windows and QuickBooks are properly "talking to each other," tutoring new and experienced Windows users on how to use Windows, assisting committed Mac users in learning Windows for their QuickBooks programs, and much more. I'm familiar with many standard business programs that run on Windows systems, and I've reformatted several Windows hard drives. I often walk QuickBooks for Windows customers through downloading programs, backing up files, and much more, and even get to enjoy helping some new users learn how to cut, copy and paste. I've studied Windows computers at Sonoma State University, used Windows computers for decades, set them up and maintained them myself, and organized documents on them to coordinate with digital accounting systems and paper systems when assisting in setting up offices. I regularly use a Windows computer to provide tutoring to customers on how to use QuickBooks for Windows, and how to use Windows in general.
QuickBooks

QuickBooks

I've designed and led QuickBooks community college courses for the award-winning College of Marin in Marin County, California, and QuickBooks seminars and webinars for participants throughout the United States for many years. Participants have consistently reviewed the content and presentation of my tutoring and courses with five out of five stars and report retaining and using the information very well. I've tutored CPAs, bookkeepers, small business owners and others in QuickBooks, performed accounting and business consulting for CPA firms, and have a Bachelor's degree from Sonoma State University where I graduated with distinction. Please contact me for details and your free QuickBooks sessions, which we can usually do in the same day you call!

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I've worked directly with thousands of business owners, bookkeepers and accountants in setting up their accounting systems, which typically includes assisting in or integrating other aspects of their businesses. This has given me a tremendous amount of behind-the-scenes experience in business, including in accounting (especially), computer hardware, software and networking, assisting in writing business plans including marketing plans, assisting in preparing legal contracts for business owners to submit to their attorneys for review, assisting in setting up physical offices to help business owner and staff to work as efficiently and effectively as possible, guiding business owners through creating templates for everything from sales calls to payroll time sheets, and even sometimes answering phone calls or helping with something less common such as assisting with a photo shoot. I started my first business when I was eight years old raising and selling animals on my family's ranch, and have enjoyed working with artists, architects, attorneys, acupuncturists, academics, and many additional types of business owners for over fifteen years.
General Computer

General Computer

I completed courses in computing, learning strategies, and other topics related to computer tutoring while earning my bachelor's degree from Sonoma State University where I graduated with distinction. I'm experienced in Windows, Mac, Microsoft Office including Word and Excel, QuickBooks accounting software and other computer programs. I've built websites Shopify and other web hosting programs, and incorporating PayPal, Facebook and additional third-party software. This experience allows me to, for example, quickly and properly design and customize your e-commerce store's accounting system to efficiently enter data into QuickBooks in order to get the reports you need. I received mostly A's in high school and college courses. I continue to study computer programs on my own to stay current with the latest business computing trends.

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.6 (160 ratings)
5 star
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4 star
(10)
3 star
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Reviews


Knowledgeable about QuickBooks Desktop, but did not appear to be as knowledgeable about QuickBooks Online

Christine knows a lot about QuickBooks Desktop, but didn't seem to know too much about QuickBooks Online, the version I’m using. She was constantly surprised by differences between QBO and QBD. She doesn’t seem to know the accounting equation, or which accounts are debit and which credit. To me this is like a racing car driver knowing nothing about engines. Technically not necessary to know, but one would really expect it. Christine often went on tangents that, to me, didn’t seem to further my goal of learning QuickBooks and setting up my accounting system. For example, we started with QuickBooks Desktop, and later switched to QuickBooks Online. Even though I was no longer using QuickBooks Desktop, it would create an error message when I started my computer. Christine recommended removing QuickBooks desktop, which I did, and it solved the problem. But then, and here’s where the tangent comes in, she insisted on calling Intuit, and discussing the (now non-existent) problem with them. I insisted that we don’t call them. Christine tried to call them a number of times after that, even though the problem was no longer occurring, and I had to dissuade her each time. Christine seemed unnecessarily critical at times during our classes. For example, I once wrote a message to my customers in a memo field. "HAPPY DRIVING !!" Christine informed me there shouldn't be a space before the first exclamation mark. I need someone with knowledge of accounting, not punctuation. Christine, while controlling my computer remotely, ended up in private areas of my computer, again and again. I kept reprimanding her, asking her to *please* confine herself to the QuickBooks screen, but somehow we ended up in my favorites list, my file listings, my email. A picture of me playing the saxophone suddenly popped up. This was extremely irritating to me.

Mark, 72 lessons with Christine
Tutor responded:

This is a fake review.

First Tutor Lesson

Very Knowledgable and Understanding of the material. Explanations are very thorough. Homework assignments are very helpful. Learned how to get around the QuikBooks software.

Gary, 6 lessons with Christine

Experienced tutor

Christine helped with what I had asked of her whilst broadening my knowledge on the general concept of quickbooks and accounting. She was extremely attentive and continued to ask how he session was going if the pace she wa smoking at was okay for me.

Marisa, 1 lesson with Christine
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Marisa! I'm not sure if you meant the pace I "was moving" at, or that the pace was "smoking," but either way I'm glad you liked it! You were an excellent student, as well! I appreciate when someone is truly trying to learn, and I try to reward the effort! Congratulations on your progress! I look forward to hearing how things go!

Christine is a knowledgeable and patient online tutor

Christine is great. I am gaining the knowledge I will need to comfortably set up and use QuickBooks for our company. I started with no background in accounting or QB. I definitely recommend Christine no matter what your previous level is with QB.

Brenda, 10 lessons with Christine
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Brenda, for the recommendation! It's been exciting to be part of your journey and to see you make such solid and extensive progress in learning both accounting and QuickBooks! Great work! I look forward to us completing the final stages of your project!

Knowledgeable and patient. It's obvious she loves teaching.

Christine immediately understood what I asked to learn and then kept me focused on the important tasks to get me there. I am very much looking forward to our next lesson.

Donna, 6 lessons with Christine

Knows her stuff and has a plan!

She has a great overall program and is well informed on all of the specifics. She was very helpful for my personal situation. I will use her again. Thanks Christine. Thumbs up!

Steve, 2 lessons with Christine

A Professional Educator

So far, helped put the realities of the software into a meaningful perspective for my application. She knows her subject and how to communicate it. She seems to have the "gift"/problem solving skills, empathy.

Kirt, 12 lessons with Christine

Amazing tutor

Christine is efficient, thorough and extremely knowledgeable. She covered all the basics and I look forward to working with her on the advanced features. Extremely organized teaching. If you want to understand quickbooks, she is THE person to go to. Highly recommended!

Minha, 9 lessons with Christine
Tutor responded:

Excellent work, Minha! Congratulations! You finished everything and it looks beautiful! It was a great pleasure to work with you! Thank you again for your thoughtful review. As always, feel free to call with any questions!

Teaching me exactly what I needed to know

Christine is teaching me how to set up and run my Quickbooks. If you want to make efficient use of your learning time Christine is the way to go. I'm learning capabilities in Quickbooks that you wouldn't dream were there from studying books and watching youtube videos

Duncan, 7 lessons with Christine
Tutor responded:

Thank you for the great review, Duncan! I'm glad to hear you're learning a lot more out of your time with me compared to learning from QuickBooks books and videos. Also glad we can focus on only what you need so you can save time that way, too!

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