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Qualifications & Experience

Esther Kim, CPA, MPP. TUTORING EXPERIENCE: Esther Kim has over 15 years of experience in tutoring various subjects and students. She has successfully taught high ability students that tested several years above grade level, as well as helped students get out of academic probation and onto the honor roll. She believes in individualizing her instruction to tailor it to the students' needs and providing a holistic approach. Her desire to be a part of the students' success remains at the cornerstone of her teachings. EDUCATION: Esther Kim pursued a variety of academic endeavors in attempts to continually learn at the highest levels available at UCLA and Cal State Universities. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA with a triple major in Economics, East Asian Studies and Sociology. She holds a Master of Arts in Humanities from California State University Northridge, and also obtained a Master of Public Policy degree while working full time as a forensic accountant. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Professionally, Esther Kim is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Financial Forensic, Chartered Global Management Accountant, and Certified Information Technology Professional. She held professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, California Society of CPAs, and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Esther possesses the academic and professional background in integrating complex theories within real-world settings. She believes that this strength in juxtaposing real world experience with academia is what sets her apart from the rest. She has extensive experience in taking and passing rigorous tests and developed effective study skills to tackle many subjects efficiently and effectively. SUBJECT SPECIALIZATIONS: Esther Kim specializes in several subjects including finance and accounting, writing, social sciences, standardized testing such as the SAT, GMAT and GRE, math, business and more. Esther developed her quantitative math skills primarily through her economics major and her occupation as a forensic accountant. She successfully passed the CPA exams, among other rigorous exams within the professional sector requiring a mastery of mathematical material. Qualitatively, Esther majored in Sociology and East Asian Studies during her undergrad at UCLA, and Humanities and Public Policy for graduate school. Esther acquired the skills for effective, technical and convincing writing that were required for success throughout her academic and professional career. She has the ability to adapt to various subjects through study skill techniques and convey these skills to a student. This is due to her experience with many teachers and students in a wide array of subjects and settings.

Education

2007

University of California - Los Angeles

Economics, East Asian Studies, Sociology

2011

California State University - Northridge

Public Policy

2010

California State University - Northridge

Humanities

Awards & Honors

2010

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

2007

Dean's List

2010

Distinction for high GPA

Subjects

Math

Algebra 1 Algebra 2 Common Core Econometrics Elementary Math Prealgebra Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT Writing ACT Math ACT Reading College Counseling GED GMAT GRE PSAT SAT Math SAT Reading SAT Writing

English

English (K-8) High School Level English College Level English ESL/ESOL Essay Writing Grammar Literature Reading & Comprehension Phonics Proofreading Study Skills Vocabulary

Language

ESL/ESOL English Korean Public Speaking Reading

Science

Psychology Sociology

Social Studies

Psychology Bible Studies Classics Criminal Justice Government & Politics Music History Political Science Religion World History

Business

Public Speaking Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Word QuickBooks Accounting Business Business Coach Career Development Finance Law Macroeconomics Marketing Online Marketing Microeconomics Project Management Tax Preparation

Music

Music History

Computer

Microsoft Excel Microsoft Outlook Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Word QuickBooks

Other

ADD/ADHD Homeschool

Esther ’s Rating

5.0
5.0
Articulation
5.0
Proficiency
5.0
Punctuality

Reviews

Jane L.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

I had Esther as a tutor and mentor from high school through college. I cannot say enough great things about her. She is very thorough in her explanations and gave me a lot of guidance. With her help, I was able to attend my dream school, UCLA! I went through a lot of tutors growing up, and I can tell there was a big difference in quality.

9 months ago

Nancy S.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Esther was the best tutor I ever had! I needed a lot of help in my accounting class. She broke down each concept and explained it to me in a simple way. She is very knowledgeable and patient. I went from a C- in the beginning of the quarter to an A at the end. I would highly recommend her!!!

10 months ago

Victor C.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Esther was terrific with my kids. I have a daughter and a son. My son was struggling in math and writing, so Esther helped him improve by making him do extra work. My daughter was doing fine in school, but she went from a couple of Bs to straight As.

11 months ago

Carissa H.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Esther was a great overall tutor for my daughter in third grade. She taught her for several years and now she is above grade level in most subjects like math, English, etc. She really cares for the student.

a year ago