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Dan W.

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Peyton, CO (80831)

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I currently teach Computer Science at a local college for students who have been out of school for a number of years or have had little computing background. I have taught networking, C#, C++, JavaScript, HTML, Computer Hardware, and database development topics.

I am also a "life coach" so interacting with people who are dealing with ADHD, having social anxiety issues, and those who have a hard time learning in a traditional environment have been those that I can work with.

The key questions you might be thinking are:

1. What is the goal of tutoring?
2. What does success look like for you?
3. In what areas are you currently challenged?

If you are looking for a way to overcome obstacles, learn technology or advance your current skills I do have the background to work with you.

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Dan’s subjects

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra
C, C#, Computer Engineering, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Fortran, General Computer, HTML, Java, Linux, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Perl, PHP, UNIX, Web Design
Elementary Education:
Special Needs:
Career Development, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Study Skills
Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling, General Computer, HTML, Java, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Web Design


I currently coach adults with ADHD/ADD to cope with ADHD symptoms. I work with college students who live with ADHD and need a supportive and encouraging environment with the discipline to make good progress.

With ADHD there needs to be a balance of support as well as rigor in creating the positive habits the brain needs. Improving executive memory function is an important part of ADHD management.


I have taught the "C" language and have programmed it for a number of years, 1983-2000.

My background is in computer science, with programming background in C, C++, C#. I have taught these subjects at the college level.

Career Development

I work with individuals to discover their career objectives by understanding "who", "what" and then the "how's" to achieve a desired objective.

College Counseling

I have been trained as a Career Services Specialist for adults which includes resume' writing, career search techniques, social media tactics, networking, determining interests, strengths, desires and how to create a brand (what do you stand for).

I also do adult career services which includes career search, transition, job search, resume, cover letters, 90 day plans, interview techniques (what is legal and what isn't), interviewing strategies and more.

My background includes being a hiring manager and hiring a number of people in technical roles.

Computer Programming

I've been programming computers (up to language parsing, language development -> compiler, operating systems, computer internals - microcode , and more).

Computer Science

I currently teach Computer Science at a local college and am fluent in many aspects of computing technologies, Operating Systems, programming languages, software design and engineering.


FORTRAN was my first programming Language. I started in FORTRAN IV and went to FORTRAN 77. The new features of FORTRAN have made some of the original limitations of FORTRAN fall by the wayside.

FORTRAN was designed to do mathematical equations easily and there is a wide body of support of math functions that can be used.

General Computer

I have been working with Computers for over 40 years - TRS-80, analog computers to the present notebooks using Linux or MS OS.

I teach A+ certification classes (classes that could be used to get an A+ certification).


I have used Linux in Commercial operations. I have used RedHat, Ubuntu, Knoppix, and a number of smaller Linux releases. If you want to learn shell scripting, bash, ksh, awk, sed or learn how to pipe commands together,or tweak the .profile or if you want to know how the OS works and what it can do I've done that.

Microsoft Project

If you are interested in learning MS Project so that you can setup a WBS structure, use the tool to manage a project then we can do that.

Gantt Charts, Network Charts, resource allocation and balancing can all be done.


Perl is probably my favorite language as it is a very good way to parse information from any ASCII type of file. Perl used to be the dominant server side "CGI" scripting language. It is a great language to learn computing algorithms and basic programming constructs.


PHP is a great language to do client side scripting. You'll need a server side component so that you can create and process requests. PHP is very good for creating dynamic webpages and linking to a MySQL database.


I have taught classes at college and in the corporate settings that are related to public speaking. One course was called "Communications for Results" and was based on active listening skills, thought patterns, creating speech, active speech and getting results (requests, commitments, ...).

I have used Theory U out of MIT for digging deeper into the creative aspects of communications.

Study Skills

I teach computer science, algebra and other topics that require the student to work in a Socratic environment of Question and Answer.

From a study skills perspective I use research from Duke University as well as using information from "Faculty Focus" to constantly improve delivery of material as well as helping students find ways to absorb the material in better ways.

That includes peer review, in-class Q&A, and deeper discussions on the topic being discussed.


I started using Unix in 1983 and I consider it one of the best OS's available. The Android application dev. platform is based on the UNIX framework. If you are interested in learning UNIX to move into phone application development this is a great place to start.

Web Design

Learn how to use CSS and create dynamic web content on the client side while developing a great web presence. The combination of HTML and CSS can be used to build a very good site. For graphics manipulation GIMP provides the tools to develop great graphics.

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University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Duquense University (Master's)

Dan W.: Awesome I have two words for Dan W, Inspiring and Transformational. First, he made himself available within the frantic time requirements of a student late with homework and ignorant of the key points in order to complete it. Second, he was a great teacher, guiding me through the logic I needed to understand the material. Lastly, and most importantly, he transformed my attitude. I was feeling incompetent ...

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Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

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Dan will travel within 20 miles of Peyton, CO 80831.

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