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My name is Brian. I am a freelance iOS developer and tutor in the Boston/North Shore area of Massachusetts. I have been building software professionally since I graduated college, and have been tutoring students in various subjects for about two years. I love helping both clients and students achieve their goals - whether it be by building custom software or helping my students learn their subject and test efficiently on exams.
I graduated from Boston College in 2012 with a degree in Business and Computer Science. I am passionate about helping others achieve their goals, and look to tutoring to help me accomplish that.
I scored a 32 on the ACT English section during my senior year of high school. I scored a 32 overall on my exam. English has always been one of my strong courses - I also placed out of several english requirements in college due to my taking and excelling in AP English in high school.
I scored a 34 in math on my ACT, senior year of high school. After high school, I attended Boston College where I studied Business and Computer Science. Both fields rely heavily on math, and require the taking of courses such as: statistics, discrete mathematics, math for management, etc.
I have been designing art on Photoshop since the beginning of college, where I took several graphic design courses. Since graduating college, I have been designing software and user interfaces with Photoshop professionally. Many of my designs are featured on apps sold in Apple's App Store.
I design software and write complex algorithms for a living. That being the case, I use algebra daily to write and solve equations, and integrate them into my programs. In high school, I was an honors student in math, taking and receiving top marks in: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and AP Calculus. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus exam in High School, and then went on to college to take more advanced subjects such as: Discrete Math, Abstract Math, and Math for Management. Though my understanding of algebra blossomed a long time ago, it is still prevalent in my day to day life.
In high school, I took and received A's in several high level math courses, including: Honors Algebra I, Honors Algebra II, Honors Precalculus, and AP Calculus. In college, I continued to take difficult math courses such as: Discrete Math, Abstract Math, and Math for Management. All of the classes require algebra as a prerequisite - my coursework reflects an great understanding of the subject.
I am qualified to teach in this area because I went to school for Computer Science. I was a CS minor and took 11 courses on the topic. I have been a software developer since graduation, working first at PayPal, then a start up in Boston, and, most recently, in my own consulting company, where I build and design applications for clients.
In High School, I took Honors Geometry, and received an "A" in the course. Though I went on to take other math topics such as Pre-Calculus and Calculus, geometry is still much so part of my repertoire. In preparing to go to college, I took the ACT where geometry concepts are included, scoring a 34 in the math section. After college, I took the GRE, and scored a 690 on the math section, which tests some aspects of geometry as well.
I took several HTML based programming classes in college, including Web Apps and Advanced Web Apps. Since graduating college, I have worked on and built several HTML and PHP based websites, both professionally and leisurely. I have also built robust sites that integrate complex CSS, the styling language for HTML.
I am qualified to teach Java because of my long history learning and using the programming language. I took several courses on Java in college including: intro to computer science, data structures, object oriented design, and computer organization. I feel that my knowledge of the subject is vast - I have dealt with everything from java software patterns, to abstract methods, to interfaces, etc.
I have owned and used Macintosh computers for the past 10 years or so. I write programs for both the mac desktop operating system and the mobile OS, iOS. I have much experience with many of the most commonly used programs on the mac, and am comfortable using the terminal to take care of tasks that the UI is less friendly for. I have modded a few of my macs over the years, opening them and changing the memory, battery, and hard drives to better suit my needs.
In high school, I took AP Psychology. I received an "A" in the class and scored a 5/5 on the AP exam. In college, I took several Psychology courses including: Psychology as a Social Science, Psychology as a Natural Science, and The Psychology of Happiness. Since school, I have kept up with my psychology by reading the works of and related to the great psychologists such as: Sigmund Freud and B.F. Skinner.
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