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Alyssa K.

Software Engineering Mentor

San Francisco, CA (94105)

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I have extensive experience teaching computer science and software engineering to novices, and have a long background of mentoring junior software engineers. I'm passionate about computer science and its foundational mathematics and logic, as well as software engineering best practices, and work hard to inspire that passion in my students. Many people whom I have worked with have remarked on my ability to break down complicated algorithmic analysis concepts in a way that is engaging and easy to digest.

I have over 10 years of experience building large scale systems, with a focus on high performance, stability, and scalability. Most of my systems process millions of transactions a day and perform complex analysis over terabytes of working storage.

I am passionate about understanding the tradeoffs inherent in large systems, and teaching those who wish to hone this wonderful craft we call software engineering.

I also provide interview practice. I've given almost 1,000 hours of technical interviews as a lead developer and a team manager. I offer interview practice sessions to sharpen technical skills.

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Alyssa’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Java, SQL

Computer Programming

I have almost 15 years of experience in engineering back-end, big data systems. I focus on software engineering best practices outside of computer programming itself, which I believe lends students valuable insight into the craft. As a computer programmer, I have a firm foundation in imperative/procedural, functional, and object oriented programming, and am a contributor to open source projects in a variety of languages, including JavaScript (Node.js), Python, Ruby, Java, and C#.

Computer Science

I have almost 15 years of experience engineering back-end, big data systems. This involves applied research in data structures and algorithms, mostly in the area of search. I'm self taught as a software engineer, which provides an unique perspective not often found in course materials or the classroom.

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Boston University (Management Studies)

Probably the best tutor I've ever had. — I have nothing but positive things to say about Alyssa. Her knowledge of the topic we were going over (JavaScript) was incredible. She's got a great understanding of the bigger picture of web development, from the actual code to the inner workings of deeper fundamental CS concepts. She was able to translate these nebulous bits into a language that I could understand with ease. But I think what sep ...

— Brandon, Miami, FL on 7/7/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

$10/hr off for sessions at my location in SoMa. $5/hr off for multiple hour sessions.

Travel policy

Alyssa will travel within 20 miles of San Francisco, CA 94105.

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