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Vince M.

Framingham, MA

$55/hr

Math, Physics, Computer Programming Tutor

Background check passed as of 4/21/13
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Math, Physics, Computer Programming Tutor

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I am a Math, Physics, and Computer Programming Tutor (Java, C++, C#, C). I have taught my own children, and I tutored students in math and physics during high school and during college. I am able to create customized lesson plans, and test preparation lessons, structured specifically for you. I am able to create special sessions to review homework, and to review test answers. I am able to use computer software to illustrate math and physics problems.

I am a tutor who will never just look up an answer. I always strive for my students to understand their answers and their homework problems.

I am able to connect with students of all ages and backgrounds, but in particular I connect with those students who need a teacher who is patient and who can "start from scratch". We will learn, together.

I have a Masters Degree in Computer Science. I also have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. I have worked for over 25 years as an Engineer. If you have the passion to make this year your best year ever, and you are willing to take the first step, I will be here to answer your call.

I have used these languages in high tech companies (Robotics, Electrical Engineering, Computer vision). I desire to teach C#, C++, and C. I have also programmed in Pascal, Lisp, Fortran, and assembly language.

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor. Understands complexity and explains it plainly"

- Gene, Watertown, MA on 7/22/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Deb (for Jacob), Littleton, MA on 11/1/14

"Great tutor!"

- Blanca, Brewster, NY on 10/19/14

"Knowledgeable and Extremely Patient"

- Linda, Clinton, MA on 10/5/14

"Super knowledgeable - amazing tutor!"

- Ethan, Brookline, MA on 11/9/13

"Amazing."

- Mike, Stoughton, MA on 10/2/13

"Thorough!"

- Cory, Somerville, MA on 9/29/13

"Personalized "

- Douglas, East Walpole, MA on 5/4/13

"Amazing Tutor"

- Deema, Boston, MA on 5/1/13
Science:
Physics
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Corporate Training:
C++,
Java,
Networking (Computer)

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.

Algebra 1

I have tutored my own children in algebra. I was an Algebra tutor during high school. I am able to explain algebra by illustrating problems with modern tools, such as Microsoft Excel. I also use software such as Microsoft Mathematics and Libre Office to help explain topics such as algebra 'Word Problems'.

Algebra 2

The Algebra 2 student is often asked to solve math problems with unfamiliar concepts such as 'e', log, pi, and 'imaginary' numbers. I have experience explaining these strange numbers by describing these topics to students with real-life applications and meaningful graphs. For example, did you know that 'e' was first put to practical use over 400 years ago for accounting purposes? Or, that pi was discovered to be 'about' three (3), more than 5,000 years ago? I can show you how Algebra 2 can help prepare you for a foundation in pre-calc and physics.

C

I am a professional programmer. I have been steadily employed in this field for over 25 years. I have used these languages in high tech companies (Robotics, Electrical Engineering, Computer vision). I desire to teach C#, C++, and C. I have also programmed in Pascal, Lisp, Fortran, and assembly language.

C#

I am a professional programmer. I have written programs in C# dot NET, and the Windows Communication Framework (WCF). I have mentored new programmers who are writing in C#. I have developed C# testing frameworks in three different companies. I understand the object model of C#, and why the object model is different from C++. I understand the how C# is applied in Robotics, because I have worked in C# in two companies with robots. I have written C# interfaces that used lower level C++ libraries, so I understand and have applied Object orientated wrappers in commercial applications. I have debugged C# applications using commercial and corporate C# libraries. I have created custom C# interfaces, as well for corporate (commercial) companies.

C++

I am a professional programmer. Since the inception of C++ language, I have written programs in C++ and also C++ dot NET. I used the earliest C++ compilers, including cfront, which was a C to C++ multipass compiler. I have also used modern compilers. I have extensive experience in debugging multi-threaded C++ environments. I have written programs in C++ that captured data and analyzed statistical data from the human iris. I have integrated C++ software communication drivers and servos (analog motors) in two different companies. I understand the object model of C++, and how it was based on SmallTalk and Simula67. I understand how to interface C++ to lower level embedded C firmware, because I have done this in several companies that work in the embedded (cross-development) commercial application space. I have debugged C++ at the assembly, interface, and register level.

Computer Engineering

I am a professional programmer. I have created specialized test networks for engineering and software applications. I am employed in this field for over 25 years. I have assembled computers from scratch. I am experienced in setting up networks, hardware firewalls, and network debugging.

Computer Programming

I have a Master's Degree in Computer Science, and I have professionally programed in many different commercial languages, proprietary languages, and specialized languages.

Computer Science

I have a Master's Degree in Computer Science, and I am professionally employed in this field, for over 25 years.

Discrete Math

While working at a company that simulates electronic circuits, I developed and coded an unique electrical algorithm that simulated bidirectional open collector logic and also was able to predict power consumption. This algorithm had to trace logic levels from simulated electrical components, and then combine (combinatorics) these voltages in unique ways for the BIOC logic to work correctly. This was the first time that BIOC logic was combined with power level calculations. For my examination during my master's degree in Computer Science, I combined two different searching and sorting algorithms and optimized the performance by creating a hybrid algorithm, To do this, I sensed the performance of the algorithm to automatically find the switch-over point. (C++) I have applied graph theory to solve problems in neural network learning. (This was my Master's thesis). I created software models in a language called STEP. I built a hybrid analog/digital model of a ground based radar system and then mathematically evaluated the discrete error paths. I applied a guided Monte Carlo simulation to make sure that I covered all the error paths in the radar circuitry.

Java

I work with Java all day!

Linux

I am a professional programmer. I worked with Linux since Linux was started, in the early 90s. I have also programmed in bash, perl, and have written customized programs for robotics applications.

Networking (Computer)

I have created specialized test networks for Engineering and software applications. I have assembled computer networks from scratch. I have created subnetworks and specialized routes inside of SoHo and commercial routers such as SONICWall and Cisco routers. I have customized routers by flashing the firmware inside the router and applying secure, firewalled routes inside of the router that made the corporate WAN secure, but has allowed the local LAN to look like a VPN network. I am experienced in setting up Linux networks, and debugging network traffic by using tools like WireShark (now Etherreal) to determine network bottlenecks and discontinuity.

Perl

I am a professional programmer. I worked with Perl since version 4.0, and have written Perl 5.0 applications professionally since 1996. I do not use Perl v 6. I could probably learn Perl v 6 quickly. I have also written COM objects in Perl, and I have used Perl to automate Microsoft applications.

Physics

I have a lifelong passion for physics. I have direct experience with the mathematical concepts of physics while working with companies that process information for robotics, signal waveforms, and vision. I have experience explaining these
topics to students with real-life applications. For example, did you know that you can observe the physical 'wave' property of light, discovered in 1801, just by sitting in a sunny room with a paper window shade? If you are looking to work faster in physics, let's talk.

Prealgebra

I am a math and computer science major. I use visual teaching techniques for teaching algebra, math, and physics. For example, I can illustrate 'word problems' and also 'ratio problems' with charts and graphs that the student can use to understand the reasoning behind these 'word problems'.
I think that it is important to teach not only the techniques needed for prealgebra, but also help form the foundation for the math that the student will encounter next year, as well.

Study Skills

I have a Master's Degree in Computer Science. I also have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. I have been a successful student and a successful tutor. My students have told me that I prepare lessons well, and give myself totally to the student. I do not believe in memorization or rote learning. Instead, I believe that it is more important to communicate and listen to the needs of the student, and then prepare lessons that are specific to that student.
To that end, I prepare information for lessons that are about to be taught, I summarize the important details of past lessons and always make it clear to the student what is needed for the next lesson. I can give these materials to WyzAnt, upon request, so they can see what my screenshots and PowerPoint materials look like.
In addition to visual demonstrations, I also use remote desktop software effectively. I prepare diagrams, often on-the-fly with the students, and have used student input to complete the diagrams. I help students with homework, without giving the answer away. I have taken many exams, so I have the ability to help students with time management, organizational management on exams.

UNIX

I have used UNIX for many professional applications. Specifically, I have used Ubuntu, BSD, SunOS, SUSE, SCO, and Ultrix. I have used both commercial and customized UNIX applications professionally. I am still employed in this field, for over 25 years.

Stevens Institute of Technology
EECS
Fitchburg State College for Education
Master's

Education

Stevens Institute of Technology (EECS)

Fitchburg State College for Education (Master's)

Excellent tutor. Understands complexity and explains it plainly — Vince knows his stuff and doesn't talk down. He's punctual and professional using the whiteboard to draw programming concepts so it feels like you are "live" with him. I learned a lot in just one session. I definitely would recommend him to anyone seeking help on complex subjects like C++ and in understanding memory, arrays, and structures. He uses great examples to explain points and draws point ...

— Gene, Watertown, MA on 7/22/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Talk to me about a rate for your first introductory lesson. Talk to me about a rate for multiple subjects.

Travel policy

Vince will travel within 20 miles of Framingham, MA 01701.


About Vince

I am a Math, Physics, and Computer Programming Tutor (Java, C++, C#, C). I have taught my own children, and I tutored students in math and physics during high school and during college. I am able to create customized lesson plans, and test preparation lessons, structured specifically for you. I am able to create special sessions to review homework, and to review test answers. I am able to use computer software to illustrate math and physics problems.

I am a tutor who will never just look up an answer. I always strive for my students to understand their answers and their homework problems.

I am able to connect with students of all ages and backgrounds, but in particular I connect with those students who need a teacher who is patient and who can "start from scratch". We will learn, together.

I have a Masters Degree in Computer Science. I also have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. I have worked for over 25 years as an Engineer. If you have the passion to make this year your best year ever, and you are willing to take the first step, I will be here to answer your call.

I have used these languages in high tech companies (Robotics, Electrical Engineering, Computer vision). I desire to teach C#, C++, and C. I have also programmed in Pascal, Lisp, Fortran, and assembly language.

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor. Understands complexity and explains it plainly"

- Gene, Watertown, MA on 7/22/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Deb (for Jacob), Littleton, MA on 11/1/14

"Great tutor!"

- Blanca, Brewster, NY on 10/19/14

"Knowledgeable and Extremely Patient"

- Linda, Clinton, MA on 10/5/14

"Super knowledgeable - amazing tutor!"

- Ethan, Brookline, MA on 11/9/13

"Amazing."

- Mike, Stoughton, MA on 10/2/13

"Thorough!"

- Cory, Somerville, MA on 9/29/13

"Personalized "

- Douglas, East Walpole, MA on 5/4/13

"Amazing Tutor"

- Deema, Boston, MA on 5/1/13
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Education

Stevens Institute of Technology
EECS
Fitchburg State College for Education
Master's

Education

Stevens Institute of Technology (EECS)

Fitchburg State College for Education (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Talk to me about a rate for your first introductory lesson. Talk to me about a rate for multiple subjects.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Framingham, MA 01701

Vince’s Subjects

Science:
Physics
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Corporate Training:
C++,
Java,
Networking (Computer)

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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