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Don L.

Alleviate Math Anxiety and Computer Programming Tutor

Glendale, CA (91208)

Travel radius
20 miles
Hourly fee
$35.00
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As a dedicated instructor for over 20 years, I am passionate about alleviating the fear of the subject of math and computer courses that are experienced by students. I take pride in watching the transformation in attitude toward problematic material to material which is confidently conquered. I especially enjoy assisting in the progress in mastering these subjects to develop a logical reasoning
process that will definitely open up career possibilities throughout the student's lifetime.

My career has spanned both teaching and working for industry as a software developer in a number of areas based on a Bachelors in Math and a Masters in Engineering from UCLA. As a result, I bring knowledge beyond the theory typically taught in the classroom to include practical applications in the real world. As such, I hold a "Instructors Credential" issued from the State of California to teach math and computer programming courses at the college level and have taught for DeVry University and University of Phoenix. I am also a Microsoft Certified Professional with certificates in Visual Studio .NET web and windows development as well as competent in database design, transactional SQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Classic ASP and ASP.NET using Visual Basic and C#.

I am flexible in facilitating the learning process with one-on-one tutoring offline that can be supplemented with online lessons. My approach is to tailor the subject matter to align with the goals of the student so that both teacher and student are mutually benefited by the tutoring experience. My tact is to eliminate math/computer anxiety by incrementally building on a student's previous knowledge to master new material.

I invite you to contact me to setup an appointment to discuss your math or computer tutoring requirements. Thanks for the opportunity to serve you.

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Don’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ASP.NET, HTML, SQL, Web Design
Computer:

Algebra 1

Whether your Algebra 1 requirements involve solving equations, polynomials, exponents, word problems, etc., I have assisted students with these areas and more. I would be honored for the opportunity to facilitate the learning experience for you.

Algebra 2

Whether your concern is solving quadratic equations, graphing, solving linear systems, matrices, function evaluation, etc., I can facilitate the Algebra 2 learning process. I have provided individual and class assistance in these areas and I am confident that I can successfully achieve your goals.

ASP.NET

I have developed web applications for Forest Lawn in Glendale, CA using ASP.NET C#. This involves web service, front end interfacing with SQL Server database, and Ajax partial postbacks. I believe that this actual real world application development experience can assist to better relate the material to the student because it can convey what he/she might experience in an employment setting.

HTML

I have industry experience in website design using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and a number of scripting languages. Let me help tutor these concepts.

JavaScript

Through web development in industry of real world examples over the past 10 years, I have integrated the JavaScript language to provide user interaction with HTML controls as well as Ajax of content with partial postbacks. More recently, I have incorporated jQuery to facilitate and enhance these JavaScript capabilities. This background allows me to convey to the student how JavaScript can be incorporated in web development as a tool in practical applications as part of my tutoring approach.

Prealgebra

Whether the subject matter is numbers, equations, variables, fractions, other concepts that are an issue, I can alleviate the fear of math through each tutoring session. I have provided individual and class assistance in these areas and I am confident that I can successfully achieve your goals.

SQL

I have dealt with ANSI Standard SQL with MySQL, SQL Server to develop databases including tables, stored procedures, functions. I have incorporated scripting languages of PHP and ASP to interface with these databases. I know that I have the experience to assistance you to attain your tutoring goals.

Visual Basic

I have experience in Visual Basic development through a number of avenues: VBA for applications in MS Office apps Excel and Access, VBScript as part of classic ASP web projects, and VB.NET in ASP.NET and Windows apps. I am a Microsoft Certified Professional with passed certificate exams in VB.NET in web apps, Windows, and web services. This real world experience qualifies as a background to successfully tutor students and give them a sense of accomplishment by relating to real world examples.

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Education

UCLA (Math)

UCLA (Master's)

Dependable! Don L. is a great tutor! He gets the point across clearly while also helping you understand the subject better. He's always on time and very understanding. I would certainly seek his assistance again if needed. ...

— Mohammed from Burbank, CA on 4/15/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Don will travel within 20 miles of Glendale, CA 91208.

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