All of your instructors are Enrolled Agents who’ve passed the EA Exam – they know what you’re going through. All are degreed, some have Master’s Degrees, and lots of other experience and training. All our instructors have had teaching or training experience. We’ve all been practicing longer than we’d care to admit.


Eva revived and restructured the EA Exam Review course at UCLA Extension, then taught it through Eva’s Tax Class for several years.
Eva earned an BA in accounting and MBA in International Business, Eva was trained in national and (then) Big-8 CPA firms, and has been in private practice for decades.
Publisher of one of the most popular and accessible tax websites – – Eva and Team TaxMama® have answered thousands of questions for taxpayers over the years – as a free community service.
Eva has been trouble-shooting businesses and representing taxpayers at audits and with collections issues for decades. Eva is the go-to girl for tax pros who can’t resolve audit or collections problems. She usually sees a quick and equitable solution.
Author of best-selling books and hundreds of articles, Eva wrote a nationally syndicated tax column for Dow Jones’ MarketWatch for nearly 15 years. You can find her current articles all over the WWW.

SUSAN Holtgrefe, EA

Susan is a TaxMama® Graduate, VITA instructor/coordinator, Certifying Acceptance Agent, owner of Year-Round Mobile Tax Service, LLC.
Susan is a former Captain for the U.S. Air Force, and a University of Oklahoma graduate with a B.S. in Meteorology.
More importantly, Susan is a wife and a ‘stay at home’ mom who is constantly on the go for her four redheaded children.
A true tax nerd; Susan discovered she enjoyed doing taxes in high school when she was required to file the 1040 long form because of her Alaska Permanent Fund income.
Years later, after her youngest daughter started kindergarten, Susan volunteered for to work with VITA. Now she is helping others to pass the difficult Special Enrollment Exams, training VITA volunteers to gain their certification, helping taxpayers file their tax returns at VITA locations, and growing her own tax business.
Currently she is pursuing the NAEA’s National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI) Fellow program.
Susan resides in northwest Pennsylvania and holds an Orange Belt in Combat Hapkido.
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Mark Phipps, EA

Mark is a high school math teacher living in Mesa, AZ.


He loves his four kids, his sidekicks Luna and Mango, and running.

He believes that fitness and taking care of yourself is important and that you should appreciate your own hard work and be proud of whatever you do.


Mark was in class with many of you last year!


Mark Phipps, EA

LG is a man of many dimensions


– a top tax authority, a walking encyclopedia of the Internal Review Code and Manual, a composer, musician, singer and a loving family man.


And more than that – he is our favorite instructor


Note: We reserve the right to add or change instructors as needed to accommodate schedules and subjects.