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Kevin B.

Silver Spring, MD

$50/hr

Computer Networking Professional

Background check passed as of 6/25/14
Usually responds in about 12 hours

Computer Networking Professional

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As a technology professional currently working in the DC metropolitan area, I have had the privilege of working with a variety of individuals. The two character traits common among everyone that has made my career such a pleasure so far has been an insatiable curiosity and a willingness to learn. My desire is to do everything I can to assist those who wish to learn and to provide advice that will last them well into their future careers.

I received my Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an engineering school renowned for its thorough curriculum and challenging subject matter. Within my chosen field, I was exposed to topics as far ranging calculus and linear algebra to programming languages and computer networking. If the topic involves technology and mathematics, I will likely have worked with it directly.

I seek to provide an enriching learning environment that is focused on not just thorough understanding of the topics at hand, but the ability to provide the critical thinking necessary to use those new skills on real world problems. The focus isn't just on what is being taught but also why is it being taught. I heavily encourage questions to be asked and conversations to be had to promote thought and learning.

I am extremely flexible with my time and location. While I live in Southern Maryland, I work in Northern Virginia and neither location is out of the way. As long as scheduling is performed ahead of time, most hours of the day will suffice for lessons.

If you have any questions, please let me know and I look forward to hearing from you!

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!"

- Kimberly, Silver Spring, MD on 12/12/14

"Awesome teacher!!"

- Isaiah, Odenton, MD on 9/2/14

"Great tutor! Very knowledgeable and ALWAYS prepared! "

- Brian, Washington, DC on 7/6/14
Kevin replied on 7/7/2014

Thanks Brian! Really appreciate the amazing feedback!

"Amazing knowledge"

- Christine, Silver Spring, MD on 6/26/14
Kevin replied on 6/29/2014

Thanks for the amazing feedback, Christine! I greatly appreciate it and I look forward to future collaborations.

Math:
Discrete Math, Linear Algebra, SAT Math
Homeschool:
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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C

I am a professional software developer with an M.S. in Computer Science. My Master's thesis involved low-level development within a Linux kernel. This involved a great deal of familiarity with C.

C++

I am a professional software developer with an M.S. in Computer Science. I am proficient in several object-oriented programming languages including C++ and Java.

Computer Programming

I am a professional programmer with a Masters of Science in Computer Science. I am proficient and knowledgeable in several different programming languages with a multitude of applications.

Computer Science

I possess a Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Professionally, I am involved in the full spectrum of Information Technology from systems/network administration to software development. I am proficient in the theory of computation and its practical applications.

General Computer

I am a professional software developer with a Masters in Computer Science. I have professional experience in systems administration with Linux and Windows servers. I am also experienced in the design, implementation, and optimization of computer networks and possess several Cisco networking certifications.

HTML

I am a professional software developer with a Masters in Computer Science. The core of my professional development experience involves the development and maintenance of web-based applications. This requires a proficiency in HTML, CSS, and numerous Javascript libraries including jQuery and Backbone.js.

JavaScript

I am a professional programmer that is currently developing a front-end application that is written in Javascript. I have also worked on several Javascript projects during my time in school.

Linux

In addition to software development, I have two years of professional experience in systems administration. The majority of systems that I have administered have been Linux, primarily Ubuntu and RedHat. I have installed and configured a variety of servers on them, including LDAP, RADIUS, DHCP, and DNS. I have also been a primary point of contact for troubleshooting when issues have arisen.

Networking (Computer)

I am qualified to tutor on the topic of computer networking as I currently hold several Cisco networking certifications. These include the CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CCNA Wireless, CCDA, CCNP, and the CCNP Security. I can not only discuss networking basics, but also delve into the topics of VoIP, network design, and security best practices.

PHP

I am a professional software developer with an M.S. in Computer Science. I am proficient in web technologies, including PHP, Javascript/jQuery, HTML, CSS, amongst others.

Python

I am a professional software developer with an M.S. in Computer Science. I am proficient with the use of scripting languages including Python and Perl.

Web Design

I am a professional software developer with a Masters in Computer Science. I have had academic experience in a full spectrum of web design related technologies. These include Javascript, HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL, and Python. Professionally, I've worked on web applications utilizing the above-mentioned technologies and have become more acquainted with libraries such as jQuery, Node.js, Chart.js, _.js, amongst others.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Computer Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Master's

Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Computer Science)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Master's)

Great Tutor! — Whether its help with studying for an exam or help with a project or homework, Kevin provides great assistance in whatever help is needed and has flexible hours! I'd definitely recommend him for anyone that needs tutoring in Computer Science ! ...

— Kimberly, Silver Spring, MD on 12/12/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kevin will travel within 25 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20902.


About Kevin

As a technology professional currently working in the DC metropolitan area, I have had the privilege of working with a variety of individuals. The two character traits common among everyone that has made my career such a pleasure so far has been an insatiable curiosity and a willingness to learn. My desire is to do everything I can to assist those who wish to learn and to provide advice that will last them well into their future careers.

I received my Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an engineering school renowned for its thorough curriculum and challenging subject matter. Within my chosen field, I was exposed to topics as far ranging calculus and linear algebra to programming languages and computer networking. If the topic involves technology and mathematics, I will likely have worked with it directly.

I seek to provide an enriching learning environment that is focused on not just thorough understanding of the topics at hand, but the ability to provide the critical thinking necessary to use those new skills on real world problems. The focus isn't just on what is being taught but also why is it being taught. I heavily encourage questions to be asked and conversations to be had to promote thought and learning.

I am extremely flexible with my time and location. While I live in Southern Maryland, I work in Northern Virginia and neither location is out of the way. As long as scheduling is performed ahead of time, most hours of the day will suffice for lessons.

If you have any questions, please let me know and I look forward to hearing from you!

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!"

- Kimberly, Silver Spring, MD on 12/12/14

"Awesome teacher!!"

- Isaiah, Odenton, MD on 9/2/14

"Great tutor! Very knowledgeable and ALWAYS prepared! "

- Brian, Washington, DC on 7/6/14
Kevin replied on 7/7/2014

Thanks Brian! Really appreciate the amazing feedback!

"Amazing knowledge"

- Christine, Silver Spring, MD on 6/26/14
Kevin replied on 6/29/2014

Thanks for the amazing feedback, Christine! I greatly appreciate it and I look forward to future collaborations.

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Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Computer Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Master's

Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Computer Science)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20902

Kevin’s Subjects

Math:
Discrete Math, Linear Algebra, SAT Math
Homeschool:
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

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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