Business

Helping students master business concepts

Smarthinking’s tutors work through problems with students online, using a virtual whiteboard. Students can schedule an appointment in advance or request a drop-in session. Students can also submit questions offline anytime and a tutor will respond within 24 hours.

Smarthinking’s Business tutors do not solve problems but rather help students learn underlying concepts to handle future assignments on their own. Tutors provide understanding, not answers.

A variety of subjects— from basic to advanced

Tutors are available to help with the following topics in Business:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Statistics

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Kathy Adams McIntosh

Kathy Adams McIntosh

Senior Lead Tutor, Advanced Accounting

Kathy Adams McIntosh earned her Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin and her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Business Administration from Lakeland College. She is a Certified Management Accountant and serves on the board of her local chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. Her experience includes working in higher education, business consulting, accounting, employee training and leadership.

 

Steve Bartorillo

Steve Bartorillo

Tutor, Introduction to Finance

Steve joined the Pearson family in January of 2015. Steve is married with three children and lives in Pennsylvania. Steve studied Mathematics at Lock Haven University and furthered his education by receiving a MBA Villanova University. Steve spent many years at Vanguard and more recently joined the management team at SEIC.com, an investment management company specializing in wealth management. Steve is also an adjunct professor. For fun, Steve enjoys spending time with his family and coaching his children.

 

Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett

Tutor, Advanced Accounting

Mike Bennett joined Pearson in 2013, after retiring from a NASDAQ-traded manufacturing company, where he served as CFO for more than 20 years. His earlier experience included auditing with Price Waterhouse. He holds an undergraduate accounting degree as well as an MBA. Mike has been a tutor since his undergraduate college years, and briefly taught Introduction to Accounting as an adjunct at Indiana University. He continues helping students conquer their confusion more quickly than he did as an undergraduate.

 

Steve Carter

Steven Carter

Tutor, Introductory Accounting

Stephen taught accounting for 23 years at Lone Star Community College in the Houston area. He held a CPA certificate for over 25 years and maintained a CPA practice for over 20 years. He developed the first online accounting course at the college. Stephen created an accounting tutorial for both online and classroom courses and developed a pre-test quizzer. After retirement, he created a website on which he developed an accounting tutorial using Adobe Director. He joined Smarthinking in 2010.

 

Brenda Douglas

Brenda Douglas

Director, Business Studies

Brenda holds a Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a minor in Psychology, and 36 credit hours of Accounting. She spent three years serving in the military, 13 years with corporations gaining finance and accounting experience. Brenda has been teaching college/university level courses in Accounting and Computer Information Systems both in person and online since 2000. Joining Smarthinking in 2002, she has enjoyed participating and leading improvements through the years.

 

Susan Handley

Susan Handley

Lead Tutor, Introductory Accounting

Susan is responsible to oversee the tutors of Introductory Accounting. Susan joined Smarthinking in 2007. She was an adjunct instructor at State Fair Community College, teaching various accounting subjects. Prior to her academic experience, Susan spent 20 years as a corporate controller; most recently as a consultant training accounting professionals. Susan received a B.A. from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and an M.B.A from Northcentral University.

 

Farrokh Kahnamoui

Farrokh Kahnamoui

Tutor, Introductory Economics

Farrokh Kahnamoui has a PhD in economics with specialization in international trade and development. Farrokh has taught at various colleges and universities since 1994 and is currently a visiting assistant professor of economics. His teaching interests include macroeconomics, microeconomics, international trade and finance both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interests are macroeconomics, finance and international trade. Farrokh is currently working on a paper about the causes of the financial crisis of 2008-2009.

 

Jim Triplett

Jim Triplett

Lead Tutor, Introduction to Finance

Jim Triplett is the lead tutor for Introduction to Finance at Smarthinking, a professor of finance, a self-employed risk management consultant, and an author. He holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance), a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, a Master of Arts in Instructional Design Technology, is ABD toward a PhD in Organization and Management (Leadership) and is currently pursuing an EdD in Educational Technology. His most recent book is Surviving Introduction to Finance.