Paul C.


Paul C.

Tutor

Birmingham, AL 35243

Will travel 40 miles

$89 per hour.

4.97 731 ratings

"ACE" your Accounting, ACT/GRE/GMAT/SAT, Algebra, Statistics, Chem...

You deserve the best possible education, so why not give yourself the best possible tutoring? Like they say, A GOOD EDUCATION REALLY PAYS YOU -- FOR LIFE! It always makes my day when my students get higher scores on exams than they ever thought possible, and they master a subject that used to be difficult, so that it becomes easy for them. (My students appreciate the fact that I often give free bonus hours of tutoring, so they can get extra help when needed, without having to worry about ... [more]


Algebra 1

Algebra I and Algebra II are my top specialties. When I was in high school, I entered the statewide HIGH SCHOOL MATH CONTESTS, and I placed in the top 10 each year for Algebra and Geometry. While I was in High School, one of the math teachers asked me to help tutor students who were struggling with math, so I tutored Math for several years in High School, and continued tutoring in College. I added more subjects each year, and tutored Math, Science, Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Nursing, and Business students while I was in College. Like Forrest Gump, I just can't stop! I love seeing the "lightbulb" come on, when I am helping someone master a difficult math or science concept, and they "get it."


Algebra 2

Algebra II was one of my favorite classes in High School. Maybe it is because I had a great teacher--Mr. Cornell--whose ancestors founded Cornell University. I entered the statewide HIGH SCHOOL MATH CONTEST, and I placed in the top 10 each year for Algebra I and II, and Geometry. I love seeing the "lightbulb" come on, when I am helping someone master a difficult math or science concept, and they "get it."


American History


Biology


Chemistry

I am a chemistry teacher, and I have been tutoring chemistry since 2010. Most of my tutoring students get A's and B's in their classes. I will be happy to help you succeed in reaching your educational goals.


Vocabulary


Grammar


Microsoft Excel


General Computer


Geometry

Geometry is one of my top specialties. When I was in high school, I entered the statewide HIGH SCHOOL MATH CONTESTS, and I placed in the top 10 in Geometry. One of the math teachers asked me to help tutor students who were struggling with Geometry, so I tutored for several years in High School, and continued tutoring in College. Many people struggle with PROOFS in Geometry, and I can help make them easier to understand and master. I love seeing the "lightbulb" come on, when I am helping someone master difficult Geometry concepts, and they "get it."


Microsoft Word


Microsoft PowerPoint


Prealgebra


Precalculus


Reading


Trigonometry


Writing


Statistics

I have been tutoring statistics classes for over 10 years, with most of my students getting A's and a few B's, coming up from D's and F's. I'll do my best to flex with your schedule, and make statistics classes easier for you.


Geography


English


Psychology


SAT Math


Finance

I have been tutoring college and graduate level finance classes since 2010. Most of the students that I work with get A's and B's in their finance classes. I can help you understand some of the complex concepts, so that you can master the topics covered in most finance classes. You're welcome to call or text me any time--I'm always glad to help.


GRE

Congratulations on being one of the elite who is preparing for the GRE. The time and energy that you dedicate to bringing up your GRE score should PAY OFF by helping you get accepted to a better school, or schools, and ultimately will increase your earning potential for life. GRE exam preparation is worth the effort, and your dedication will be rewarded well. You deserve the best education, so why not give yourself the best tutoring? I can help you study more efficiently, and we can work together to focus on the areas where you can improve the most.


Proofreading


Physical Science


GMAT

The GMAT is different from many other tests, because some questions are intentionally designed to be "trickier" than on other tests like the ACT or the SAT, for example. When I took the GMAT exam, my score was in the top 10% in the whole United States. I can help you avoid some of the common pitfalls, and help you find the correct answers that will bring your score up to where it represents your very best work. The time and energy that you dedicate to bringing up your GMAT score should PAY OFF by helping you get accepted to a better school, or schools, and ultimately will increase your earning potential for life. GMAT preparation is worth the effort, and your dedication will be rewarded well.


ASVAB

I have several years of experience tutoring for success on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test. As you probably know, this is the entrance exam for all branches of the U.S. military. Starting with the basics from Math Knowledge and Arithmetic Reasoning, to Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, and General Science, the test moves into more technical areas, such as Electronics Information, Auto and Shop Information, etc. I have some textbooks and study guides that have proven to be greatly helpful in preparing for this test. I would be happy to work with you to help you get a score that can help improve your chances of getting into your dream job (Military Occupational Specialty), and also improve your chances of getting a good sign on bonus (Enlistment bonus), based on your test scores. Please take a moment to set up your WyzAnt account, and we can give you all the details, and get you on your path to success on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test. If you follow this study program, I guarantee that you will be happy with the results.


Probability


Spelling


Elementary Math


Elementary Science


Managerial Accounting

I passed the CPA exam, and have worked as a CPA licensed in several states. I don't currently do accounting for an occupation, but I am happy to help Accounting students and CPA candidates with challenging questions. Email me for details.


Financial Accounting

I passed the CPA exam, and have worked as a CPA licensed in several states. I don't currently do accounting for an occupation, but I am happy to help Accounting students and CPA candidates with challenging questions. Email me for details.


Macroeconomics


Microeconomics


Elementary (K-6th)

I would be happy to work with you (or your student) to help with any subject covered in Kindergarten through 6th grade. I have been a substitute teacher for several years, teaching all grades from Kindergarten through the 12th grade. I have worked with gifted students and special needs students, and I enjoyed working with all those groups. I also was a student teacher when I was in college and in graduate school, and I taught college level accounting courses as well. I specialize in math and science courses, but I have taught all basic elementary and middle school subjects as well as computer courses for grades 4, 5, and 6.


Study Skills

Each of us have different strengths and weaknesses when it comes to learning. Some students learn best by SEEING, others learn best by HEARING, and others learn best by a "HANDS-ON" LEARNING approach. I can tailor our lessons to the areas you are stronger in, and help you improve in areas that are not your dominant learning style. This first step will help your general STUDY SKILLS. In addition to that, we can work together to improve general study skills such as organization, time management and scheduling, and TEST TAKING skills. I also help with ways to beat "test anxiety," and help you stay focused on what works the best for you. My main subjects are math and science, but I can also help with reading, English, writing, and many other STUDY SKILLS.


Business

I have several college degrees in business. I was the owner of a very successful business for over 10 years, and I started that business from scratch. In addition to my Business degrees, I have many years of experience helping Business owners as a CPA. I also taught University-level Business Courses. I have always enjoyed helping people improve their businesses, and knowledge of business accounting and information systems. You are welcome to contact me any time for help with Business Planning, Profitability Improvement, Quickbooks, Budgeting, Financial Analysis, Accounting, Business Statistics, Business Strategy, Management and Staffing issues, and anything else related to BUSINESS. For an easy way to reach me, you can click on the email link on this webpage: www.wyzant.com/tutors/MakingMathEasy


QuickBooks

For several years, I was a QUICKBOOKS-CERTIFIED Instructor for Quickbooks, in addition to being a CPA. I have always enjoyed helping people improve their businesses, and knowledge of business accounting and information systems. You are welcome to contact me any time for help with Quickbooks.


Career Development

Working in conjunction with a public university career center, I helped students write and improve resumes, prepare for interviews, and create and develop presentations and speeches. I have also helped with design of multi-media video projects, and proofread 2 books and numerous articles and research papers prior to publication.


ADHD

If you, or someone you love, suffers with A.D.D. (or A.D.H.D), please read this! For many years, I have been studying A.D.D. and brain function, and how diet, exercise, medication, and lifestyle habits can help the learning and memory processes. I have read dozens of books on these subjects, and continue to keep up with the latest research, by reading articles, subscribing to newsletters, and communicating with doctors and specialists in Brain Health. Even though I have A.D.D. myself, I made excellent grades in school. I graduated at the top of my high school class, and graduated college with high honors. My A.C.T. score was in the top 1% in the nation. I have several family members (two of my own children, and one of my parents) who have A.D.D. or A.D.H.D. As a result of all this experience with A.D.D./A.D.H.D., I know some things that help a lot with the symptoms, and unique challenges, faced by a person with A.D.D. I can share what I have learned with you, and also share some of the resources and helpful secrets that can make a positive difference in your life. It helps to have every advantage... why not give yourself that gift? Please email me and let's talk soon!


Biostatistics

Biostatistics is a very important part of scientific research, and healthcare quality assurance, marketing, and product development, just to name a few. I have about 7 years of experience in tutoring Biostatistics, and I can help to translate it from biostatistical "Greek" to English and make it understandable for you. Many of my students bring grades up from D's and F's to A's and B's. I got A's in all of my statistics classes, and i would be honored to help you get A's in your Biostatistics class, or review your research, etc. You are welcome to contact me any time. I'm always glad to help!


Computer Science

I have several college degrees in Business and Computer Science. For several years, I was a Quickbooks-Certified Instructor for Quickbooks, in addition to being a CPA. You are welcome to contact me any time for help with any COMPUTER issues.


Praxis

I have ALL of the study guides for the Praxis exams. Also I have taken Praxis II exams, and scored in the top 10 percent in the nation (United States). I will be glad to help you with Praxis exams in any subject, and I can share current study guides with you, in addition to any study materials you may have.


Sociology

I have taken sociology classes, and gotten A's in them. I also spent two full years helping a special needs student so she could graduate with a 4-year college degree in Sociology from a public college. During the time we worked together, we brought her GPA up from the low 2.0 range to an ending GPA over 3.0 at her graduation.


Tax Accounting

I have over 10 years of experience as a tax professional and CPA. I have prepared every kind of personal and business tax return that is used by the I.R.S., and tax returns from many states too. In addition to income taxes, I can also help with State of Alabama BUSINESS Privilege taxes, Sales taxes, tax disputes, and other tax issues. If you need help with your Individual Form 1040, or AL 40, or any business, corporation, LLC, or partnership tax returns, please feel free to contact me for assistance. Even though I am now "retired" from being a CPA, I keep up with all of the tax updates and take tax classes every year, so I can stay current on all of the latest tax laws and tax-saving techniques for individuals and businesses. Please let me know how I can help you with your tax questions or tax problems.


ACT Reading

I can share some tips and techniques that will help you get a higher score on the ACT READING and ENGLISH sections. For example, a few tricks that make it much easier to "rule out" similar, but INCORRECT, multiple choice answers. Just these simple tricks alone have brought up students' scores by 4 points or MORE on the ACT READING section. I will share other READING and ENGLISH "rules" that will help you get more correct answers. Since the SCIENCE section also has a lot of reading in it, your science score may benefit too.


ACT English

I can share some tips and techniques that will help you get a higher score on the ACT READING and ENGLISH sections. For example, a few tricks that make it much easier to "rule out" similar, but INCORRECT, multiple choice answers. Also, I will share other READING and ENGLISH "rules" that will help you get more correct answers in those sections. Since the SCIENCE section also has a lot of reading in it, your science score may benefit too.


ACT Math

As you can probably tell, math is one of my strongest subjects. The ACT MATH section includes Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry. I can help you concentrate on the areas where you need the most help, and make it much easier for you to reach your goal scores.


ACT Science

When I took the ACT exam, my highest score was in SCIENCE. I also did very well in math, reading, and English, so my overall score was in the top one percent in the nation. The ACT SCIENCE section covers three basic areas, which I like to call "Charts, Tables, and Graphs," (interpretation), "Experiments--causes and effects," and "Opposing Theories--aka Fighting Scientists." Some of the questions can be rather tricky. The GOOD NEWS is that you DON'T have to be good at science. All the information is given to help you answer the questions. I can help you learn how to understand and interpret the information given, so that you get a better score on the ACT SCIENCE section. With my help, you can jump to the right conclusions, and not the wrong ones.