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David G.

Novato, CA

$45/hr

Computer Programming & Math Tutoring from an Experienced Teacher!

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Background check passed as of 7/25/13

Computer Programming & Math Tutoring from an Experienced Teacher!

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Hi! My name is Dave. While I am relatively new to tutoring, I have been a high school teacher since 1993. I have an undergraduate degree in computer science and mathematics, and a master's degree in counseling. Working with young people is what I am trained to do, and it is a profession that I have enjoyed for two decades.

If there's one incontrovertible fact that I've learned over the years, it's that having an aptitude for certain types of tasks does not necessarily mean having the ability to teach those same skills to others. Yes, there are a number of people who are good at computer programming and solving math problems, but not all of them will be able to teach those skills to you (or your son/daughter) in an effective, clear manner.

As a teacher, I work extensively with larger groups, but my classes are usually small enough that I am able to spend considerable time working one-on-one with my students, helping them to better understand the concepts that they are being taught. I am dedicated to my profession and very results-oriented. I am skilled in many computer programming languages, as well as a variety of levels of mathematics.

Personally, I enjoy downhill skiing, tennis, watching movies, and exploring new places. I have a great sense of humor (if I may say so myself) and a wonderful rapport with the many students that I see every day.

If you have any specific requests or questions for me, please feel free to ask.

"Great Teacher. Very Responsive."

- Lydia, Pinole, CA on 10/5/14

"Great tutor! Very knowledgable and patient."

- Alice, Novato, CA on 8/27/13
Math:
Geometry, Prealgebra
Homeschool:
Geometry, Prealgebra
Corporate Training:
C++,
General Computer,
Java

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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C++

I currently teach C++ to computer programming students. And, for many years, before the College Board changed their base language from C++ to Java, I taught Advanced Placement Computer Programming using C++.

Having been using and teaching C++ for quite some time, I am experienced with the syntax of C++, control, loop, & decision structures, sorting & searching techniques, arrays, recursion, binary trees, and linked lists.

If you have a C++ programming project that is giving you trouble, or if you would simply like some instruction on how to write computer programs using C++, I'm the one who can help you.

Computer Programming

For the past 21 years I have been a high school Computer Programming teacher for students in grades 9 through 12. The subjects that I teach include Visual Basic 6, Visual Basic 10, C++, and Java. I teach introductory Programming classes, as well as an Advanced Placement Computer Science course.

In addition to teaching Computer Programming, I have also written a number of Web-based applications for my school district, many of which are currently in use.

I have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, so if you have a programming project with which you need help, or if you simply need to learn or improve your programming skills with one of the above languages, please contact me. I can help.

Computer Science

I currently teach computer classes to high school students every day, convering concepts from basic computer usage through computer programming. With my students I discuss the history and evolution of computers and technology. This includes operating systems, the Internet, cloud computing, and computer ethics.

If you have a computer topic that you want or need to learn more about, or if you are taking a computer-related class or have an assignment that involves computer software, let me know. Chances are I can help you.

DOS

I have been using DOS for about 30 years, almost as long as it has been around. Even in an age of Windows and graphic user interfaces, I often prefer to use a DOS command prompt, since I can often execute commands more quickly by using only the keyboarding (instead of the mouse), which is what DOS is all about.

For anyone who wants to learn DOS command and understand what DOS is all about, I'm the one who can teach that to you.

General Computer

As a high school computer instructor, I have been working with both young people and computer for many years. I have watched as computers have evolved from large machines filling rooms to personal desktop machines to laptop computers to the hand-held mobile devices that many (if not most) of us use today. My courses cover computer programming, operating systems, computer ethics, and a wide variety of applications. If you have a computer-related question or need training or practice or instruction in the area of Windows-based computers, I can almost certainly help you.

Java

As a teacher of both high school introductory computer classes and computer programming classes, I have been using and teaching a variety of programming languages over the years. For me, Java is the newest of those languages, and I began using it several years ago in my APCS class when the College Board switched over from C++ to Java. I now also teach Java to my second-semester computer programming students.

The syntax of Java is similar to the syntax of C++, but Java is much more of an object-oriented language. Java has the benefit of being used on all sorts of devices (not just computers), and also being able to run on a variety of platforms. And, writing graphical applications with Java is relatively easy, especially when compared with some of the other languages that are more text-based.

Rochester Institute of Technology
CS and Math
CSU East Bay, Hayward
Master's
Dominican College
Other

Education

Rochester Institute of Technology (CS and Math)

CSU East Bay, Hayward (Master's)

Dominican College (Other)

Great Teacher. Very Responsive. — David is a life saver for our son. Without David, our son was failing and would have had to drop the AP Computer Science class. ...

— Lydia, Pinole, CA on 10/5/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 20 miles of Novato, CA 94947.


About David

Hi! My name is Dave. While I am relatively new to tutoring, I have been a high school teacher since 1993. I have an undergraduate degree in computer science and mathematics, and a master's degree in counseling. Working with young people is what I am trained to do, and it is a profession that I have enjoyed for two decades.

If there's one incontrovertible fact that I've learned over the years, it's that having an aptitude for certain types of tasks does not necessarily mean having the ability to teach those same skills to others. Yes, there are a number of people who are good at computer programming and solving math problems, but not all of them will be able to teach those skills to you (or your son/daughter) in an effective, clear manner.

As a teacher, I work extensively with larger groups, but my classes are usually small enough that I am able to spend considerable time working one-on-one with my students, helping them to better understand the concepts that they are being taught. I am dedicated to my profession and very results-oriented. I am skilled in many computer programming languages, as well as a variety of levels of mathematics.

Personally, I enjoy downhill skiing, tennis, watching movies, and exploring new places. I have a great sense of humor (if I may say so myself) and a wonderful rapport with the many students that I see every day.

If you have any specific requests or questions for me, please feel free to ask.

Testimonials

"Great Teacher. Very Responsive."

- Lydia, Pinole, CA on 10/5/14

"Great tutor! Very knowledgable and patient."

- Alice, Novato, CA on 8/27/13

Education

Rochester Institute of Technology
CS and Math
CSU East Bay, Hayward
Master's
Dominican College
Other

Education

Rochester Institute of Technology (CS and Math)

CSU East Bay, Hayward (Master's)

Dominican College (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Novato, CA 94947

David’s Subjects

Math:
Geometry, Prealgebra
Homeschool:
Geometry, Prealgebra
Corporate Training:
C++,
General Computer,
Java

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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