This class was tough.
I really struggled in this class and it solidified that tax was not for me. Dirienzo is very scattered and not a great teacher. She is a former tax partner and a great professional but not a teacher. Very nice woman, if you are on her good side, so make sure you go to class and make a good impression.
In my opinion, examples and lessons given were at a beginner's level (as they should be because it's an intro class and tax is very different from accounting). However, tests had extremely hard problems unlike anything we were prepared for. There is a project where you have to fill out a tax return by hand that you are not taught how to complete or prepared for in the slightest. However someone said you can find an old one online and pay for access but I don't know that for sure.
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Advice for students:
Do every bit of work given for this class: read, do extra problems, the homework, go to office hours. Or just take a different teacher if you can.