I use a Hybrid, or blended style. I follow an integrated approach to teaching that blends the my personality and interests with my students’ needs and curriculum-appropriate methods. This enables me to tailor my styles to my students' appropriate subject matter.
I am a former associate with the national accounting firm, Deloitte & Touche, where I was trained in Audit Procedures and Tax consultation. I passed both the California CPA and Bar exams on my first try. I operated my own Accounting and Legal practice for several years. I am currently retired. I have previously tutored students in Math, English, Accounting, Tax and Legal matters.
Detail oriented legal and financial professional with 20+ years of experience in legal documentation, client representation with respect to probate and guardianship matters, financial statement generation, bookkeeping, and individual, business and corporate taxation. Individually implemented and conducted corporate audits. Supervised and trained subordinates. Skilled in overall office management.
APRIL JOHNSON, ESQ, North Hollywood, CA
Opened and operated an Accounting and Law Office providing general accounting and specialized legal services to the community. Interviewed and counseled clients in financial and legal affairs. Implemented marketing strategies to grow the practice. Performed overall office management duties.
Prepared individual financial and estate plans
Drafted and executed legal documents regarding probate and guardianship matters
Provided individual money management and investment counseling, accounting and bookkeeping services and individual, business and corporate tax compliance
DELOITTE & TOUCHE, San Francisco, CA
4th Year Tax Consultant
Assisted in the development of staff accountants and evaluated staff performance. Interviewed clients to determine relevant issues and proper tax procedures to be performed. Prepared individual, corporate, partnership, not-for-profit and estate tax returns. Performed research regarding tax issues.
Rose to the level of 4th year consultant within 1 ½ years as a result of excellent analytical, problem solving and supervisory skills
Individually implemented and completed corporate compliance audits. Participated in group projects. Counseled corporate clients regarding strategies to improve their operations more effectively.
Attained senior level as a result of advanced levels of auditing skills which allowed for the auditing of clients on an individual rather than group basis
Earned Certified Public Accountant status in ¼ of the time generally required
CITY NATIONAL BANK, Los Angeles, CA
2nd Year Auditor
Reporting to senior management, organized tasks for audit projects. Supervised the examination of bank, department and branch functions, operational procedures and internal controls. Assisted in the development of assistance auditors. Prepared comprehensive audit reports to management, corporate board members and the federal government.
Conducted examinations of bank, department and branch functions, operational procedures and internal controls. Prepared comprehensive audit work papers to document analysis and conclusions of audit projects.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
1995 – University of San Francisco, M.B.A. - Investments, San Francisco, CA
1995 - Attorney At Law Certification, State of California
1994 - Hastings School of Law, J.D. - Law, San Francisco, CA
1988 - CPA Certification, State of California
1985 - UC Santa Barbara, B.A. - Economics/Accounting, Santa Barbara, CA
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