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Christopher M.

Experienced tutor in accounting, math, and German.

Experienced tutor in accounting, math, and German.

$40/hour

  • 2,406 hours tutoring

  • Tacoma, WA 98405

About Christopher


Bio

I have a been tutoring for most of my life, from kindergarten-aged children up to college and university-level classes. I mainly tutored accounting classes for five years at Green River Community College and Washington State University. I tutored students in introductory and intermediate financial and managerial accounting classes one-on-one the entire time and learned how to convey the information so that it could be easily understood. Later, I started teaching classes that would review what...

I have a been tutoring for most of my life, from kindergarten-aged children up to college and university-level classes. I mainly tutored accounting classes for five years at Green River Community College and Washington State University. I tutored students in introductory and intermediate financial and managerial accounting classes one-on-one the entire time and learned how to convey the information so that it could be easily understood. Later, I started teaching classes that would review what students had been taught in class and also helped them to study for quizzes, exams, and finals. My reviews were very positive and I was often thanked by students for making a confusing subject understandable.

During my time tutoring at Green River Community College, I also often tutored students in basic arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, and number theory. I worked hard to make sure that the students were picking up the information and gave them as much time as they needed.

I also have a strong background in speaking, writing, and teaching German. Throughout high school, I took German classes and then afterwards spent a brief time in Germany. When I got back and went to Washington State University, I minored in German. My professor also recruited me to work as her assistant for the introductory class and to teach the junior-level conversational German class. I understand the rules of German and know how to get them across to a student.

Because of the time I spent intensively learning German, I also learned the rules of English and am very capable in teaching and helping to explain the rules.

My tutoring methods consist of finding out what the student already knows, figuring out what they need to know, and trying to find the easiest way to help them get there. I like to start off by explaining the necessary concepts and having the student explain back to me what I just told them and WHY it's done that way. This helps to ensure that they not only can they parrot back what I'm saying, but that they have to think about it too. Next, we do sample problems that they either have in their books or ones that I can make up. I let the student try out the problems as far as they feel comfortable. If they feel unsure, I push them to try to reason out an answer. If the answer is wrong, I ask them if they remember why it was wrong and help them answer it if they cannot remember. I believe strongly that in order to learn the material, students need to make errors and mistakes and to be gently guided to think for themselves how they would solve the problem.

I love helping people learn and am always committing to doing whatever I need to to make sure that the student has all the help they need to succeed.

I'm not seeing responses after accepting requests, so it'd be easier to communicate via text after submitting payment information.


Education

Washington State University
Accounting

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: If I need to drive outside of a 25-mile radius or other fees, I may add a few dollars to the rate to cover the cost. Longer sessions help reduce these costs.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Tacoma, WA 98405
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/16/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Christopher hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

I graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. I have been studying business theory for several years and tutor in many different business classes already. I also have some business experience, as well.
Financial Accounting,

Financial Accounting

I can cover the introductory to intermediate accounting classes. I make sure that you understand the concepts involved by asking what you understand and filling in the gaps. I also make up examples and questions based on the scenario. I cover debits, credits, the financial statements, journal entries, assets, liabilities, equity, revenue, expenses, and many more topics, as needed.
Managerial Accounting,

Managerial Accounting

I can cover the introductory to intermediate accounting classes. I make sure that you understand the concepts involved by asking what you understand and filling in the gaps. I also make up examples and questions based on the scenario. I cover debits, credits, the financial statements, journal entries, assets, liabilities, equity, revenue, expenses, and many more topics, as needed.
Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. I have been studying business theory for several years and tutor in many different business classes already. I also have some business experience, as well.
German, Grammar, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored students of differing mathematical abilities for years and know how to gradually help students understand the concepts they need to understand. I like to push my tutees to try to figure it out when they feel like they can't do it and then show them that they can do it, even if it seems difficult at first. Building up their confidence in themselves is my main priority.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have helped many students with algebra 2.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored many students in math classes from pre-algebra to business calculus and take my time to explain the content and ensure that the student gets and can retain the material.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I've helped many students with precalculus, both through this site and privately.
Geometry, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Reading, Spelling

Language

German

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored students of differing mathematical abilities for years and know how to gradually help students understand the concepts they need to understand. I like to push my tutees to try to figure it out when they feel like they can't do it and then show them that they can do it, even if it seems difficult at first. Building up their confidence in themselves is my main priority.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have helped many students with algebra 2.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored many students in math classes from pre-algebra to business calculus and take my time to explain the content and ensure that the student gets and can retain the material.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I've helped many students with precalculus, both through this site and privately.
Geometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored students of differing mathematical abilities for years and know how to gradually help students understand the concepts they need to understand. I like to push my tutees to try to figure it out when they feel like they can't do it and then show them that they can do it, even if it seems difficult at first. Building up their confidence in themselves is my main priority.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have helped many students with algebra 2.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored many students in math classes from pre-algebra to business calculus and take my time to explain the content and ensure that the student gets and can retain the material.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I've helped many students with precalculus, both through this site and privately.
Geometry, Reading

Other

Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored students of differing mathematical abilities for years and know how to gradually help students understand the concepts they need to understand. I like to push my tutees to try to figure it out when they feel like they can't do it and then show them that they can do it, even if it seems difficult at first. Building up their confidence in themselves is my main priority.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have helped many students with algebra 2.
Geometry, German, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Reading

Test Preparation

ASVAB

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (378 ratings)
5 star
(349)
4 star
(21)
3 star
(5)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(2)

Reviews

Helpful!

He was knowledgeable in the subject of accounting and helped me work out the problems that I was having! He was patient and helpful. He showed me what I was doing wrong as well as what I was doing correct. I would use his services again!

Kris, 1 lesson with Christopher

Knowledgeable and organized

With Christopher I learn everything from Assets and Liabilities - Intermediate Accounting I. The lessons with him help me make progress in this course. The way he asked questions made me think and learn. I won't forget some concepts anymore. When I didn't understand he came with the explanation at the level I was. I am thankful for the boards saved that I can easily review.

Estera, 10 lessons with Christopher

Knowledgeable

Studied Accounting. L-O-C-O-M, impairments due to natural disasters, direct method, indirect method. I had a positive experience.

Brandon, 21 lessons with Christopher

Very Knowledgeable

Christopher is very patient. He challenged me with similar problems or scenarios. He was able to explain the concepts to my understanding. I plan on using him again.

Demisha, 1 lesson with Christopher

Financial Accounting

Christopher is very knowledgeable in financial accounting. During our session, he exercised patient and worked with me to understand the material. I was supposed to create a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statements (direct and indirect). I feel really good about my level of understanding from this session with him.

Neil, 4 lessons with Christopher

Great educator, very knowledgeable

Christopher helped me visualize (and thereby internalize) the connections between the various financial statements and the where to gather the information and related it all back to the accounting equation. I've probably seen something similar in earlier classes, but his method I think will make it "stick" in my brain. Awesome! I look forward to our next session.

Carol, 12 lessons with Christopher

Great Teacher

Christopher is very patient. Always willing to go the extra mile to make sure I understand the information. Very knowledgeable of financial math.

Tayo, 1 lesson with Christopher

Patient and Understanding

Christopher has been awesome! He has been very thorough in explaining and patient with me through my frustration and has not given up on me. Working with Christopher this past week has been a great experience and helped me to understanding the material needed to pass my course.

Christina , 30 lessons with Christopher

Excellent Tutor

In several sessions Christopher and I reviewed a study guide for the final in my Managerial Accounting course. Christopher very patiently pinpointed the areas I was weak in and walked me through practice problems. Each step of the way he explained the concepts behind the steps, stressed important parts, and gave helpful tricks to remember these important parts. Despite my previous struggles with this course, after a week with Christopher I passed my final with no problem.

Christian, 5 lessons with Christopher

Help with Algebra I

Christopher was able to simplify and easily explain Alegbra to our 8th grade son. We feel lucky and so will you! As parents, our anxiety was reduced knowing someone could help our son with a school subject that is a challenge for us.

BIll, 10 lessons with Christopher
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$40/hour

Christopher M.

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