Business Tutoring

Online tutoring for accounting, finance, and economics

Taking an accounting, finance, or economics class at UNT Dallas but can't seem to make it to the Math Lab during times that work with your schedule? Smarthinking offers online tutoring for students in accounting, finance, and economics. By scheduling a session (appointment) with expert tutors, students can get help in areas such as:

  • individual income tax
  • payroll
  • auditing
  • coporate tax
  • government/not-for-profit accounting 
  • advanced accoutning 


Detailed list of business topics covered

The chart below provides a detailed overview of the topics with which Smarthinking tutors are qualified to assist:


Topic/Course Areas Covered
Introductory Accounting

Broad or basic overview of the following topics:

  • Accounting Cycle
  • Journal Entries and T-Accounts
  • Creation of Financial Statements
  •  Merchandise Inventory Valuation
  •  Depreciation
  • Long-Term Liabilities
  •  Capital Stock Transactions
  •  Financial Ratios
  •  Job and Process Costing
  •  Cost-Volume-Profit (CVP) Analysis
  •  Budgeting and Variance Analysis
Introductory Economics

Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics include:

  • Demand, Supply, Markets, Consumer Choice, Production
  •  Marginal Analysis,
  • Market Structure, Public Choice, Market Failure,
  • National Income Accounting
  •  Macroeconomic Goals and Problems
  •  Money and Product Markets
  •  Economic Fluctuations
  •  Federal Reserve
  •  Government Economic Policy
  •  International Trade and Finance
Introductory Finance
  • Analysis of Financial Statements and Financial Performance
  • Bonds and their valuation
  • Capital Budgeting, Including Cash Flow Estimation, Decision Criteria, and Risk Analysis
  • Capital Structure and Leverage
  • Cost of Capital
  • Distributions to Shareholders: Dividends and Share Repurchases/Treasury Stock
  • Financing Current Assets/Managing Current Liabilities
  • Financial Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting
  • Managing Current Assets/Working Capital
  • Review of the Four Basic Financial Statements
  • Risk and Rates of Return
  • Role and Objective of Financial Management
  • Stocks and Their Valuation
  • The Financial Environment: Markets, Institutions, Interest Rates, and Taxes
  • Time Value of Money
Intermediate Accounting 
  • Accounting Errors
  • Accounting for Income Taxes
  • Financial Statement Elements in depth
  • Income Measurement
  • Investments, Contingencies
  • Leases
  • Pensions
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Share-Based Compensation
  • Time Value of Money Concepts
Advanced Accounting
  • Consolidated Financial Statements
  • Foreign Currency Financials
  • Intercompany Transactions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Segment and Interim Financial Reporting
  • Stock Investments
Cost Accounting
  • Allocating Costs
  • Forecasting and Budgeting
  • In-depth Management Accounting Focus
  • Job and Process Costing
  • Variance and CVP Analysis
Individual Income Tax
  • Accounting Periods and Methods
  • Alternative Minimum Tax
  • Capital Gains/Losses
  • Employee Business Expenses
  • Gross Income Inclusion and Exclusions
  • Itemized Deductions
  • Investor Losses
  • MACRS Depreciation
  • Tax Credits
Payroll Accounting
  • Preparation of Payroll Tax Forms and Corresponding Journal Entries
  • Wage Computation
  • Descriptive Statistics:
    • Measures of Central Tendency
    • Measures of Dispersion
    • Graphical Data Display
    • Summary Statistics
  • Inferential Statistics:
    • Confidence Intervals (means, proportions, variance, standard deviation)
    • Hypothesis testing (z tests, t tests, F tests, chi-squared tests, one-way ANOVA)
    • Sample size estimation
  • Probability:
    • Counting
    • Fundamental Principles of Probability
    • Discrete and Continuous Probability Distributions
    • Normal Probabilities
    • Central Limit Theorem
  • Process and Quality Control:
    • Control Charts
  • Relationships between Variables:
    • Linear Correlation
    • Simple Linear Regression
  • Understanding Data:
    • Variable Types
    • Populations and Samples
    • Sampling Techniques


**AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST via prescheduled sessions

  • Ethics
  • GAAS
  • Industry Standards
  • Procedures and Responsibilities
  • Reports
  • Risk
  • Sampling
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Corporate Tax

**AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST via prescheduled sessions

  • Basic Introduction to S Corporations and Partnerships
  • Elections and Liquidations
  • Tax Effects of Distributions

Governmental/Not-for-Profit Accounting 

**AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST via prescheduled sessions

  • Budget Procedure
  • Financial Statement Preparation
  • Fund Accounting
  • Fund and Government Financial Statements
  • GASB vs. FASB
  • Inter-Funds
  • Revenue Accounting