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Armin S.

Math, Science And German Tutor

Math, Science And German Tutor

$40/hour

About Armin


Bio

I have a 25-year background in IT, which has provided me with deep insights in both applied mathematics and sciences as well as experience in explaining new and seemingly complicated subjects to those for whom they are new territories. Having trained varied age groups from teenagers to retirees in anything from the use of smart phones and the Internet at large to programming, I have built a broad knowledge of how to relate information in an understandable fashion.

My education includes...

I have a 25-year background in IT, which has provided me with deep insights in both applied mathematics and sciences as well as experience in explaining new and seemingly complicated subjects to those for whom they are new territories. Having trained varied age groups from teenagers to retirees in anything from the use of smart phones and the Internet at large to programming, I have built a broad knowledge of how to relate information in an understandable fashion.

My education includes completion of the highest tier of the German secondary school system, mastering in mathematics and physics (1986), as well as graduating from the Control Data Institute in Frankfurt/Main with a degree in Computer Science / COBOL Programming (1990).

My recent tutoring experience spans several years, including local freelance work (Craigslist/Backpage; 2010-2016) and work with a local company, specializing in tutoring for high school and college student with learning disabilities (HD Education; 2014-2016).

In these past years I have worked with students ranging in age from 15-26 and tutored subjects ranging from geometry and physics over algebra I and II and trigonometry to calculus. Additionally, I have trained adults in the use of computers (Windows, Mac O/S, IOS, Android), the use of common on-line business tools (Google AdWords, Apps, Webmaster Tools, Analytics) and the use of standard business software (MS Office, QuickBooks).

Prior to this I have spend several years tutoring college students and other adults in German, incl. conversational German, German business writing. I have also freelanced as a translator for German-English and English-German translations of marketing materials and technical manuals.

My tutoring style is different: As a result of my work in IT - programming, designing, infrastructure - I can not only explain the theory of math and science topics, but also show concrete applications of the learned material. I also rely less on memorization than on understanding, showing students to build on their existing knowledge and derive from it - connecting the dots.


Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: $40 per hour with discounts for block times.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Photoshop

Business

QuickBooks,

QuickBooks

I have used and trained on QuickBooks since 2002. I used QuickBooks to run my own bookkeeping. I have also set up QuickBooks for several other companies. Most recently I set up an Avondale RV rental company with QuickBook on-line.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I have worked in IT for over 25 years. I learned to program at age 14 (1980) on a hand-held Sharp computer and have worked with computers ever since. I have programmed in Basic, VB, VBS, APS, PHP, JavaScript, etc, created web sites, administered networks, and taught others how to use them. In short, when people say "computer geek", they're talking about me.
Computer Science,

Computer Science

In my 25+ years in IT, I have programmed in Basic, VB, VBS, APS, PHP, JavaScript, etc, created web sites, administered networks. I have taught students and employees how to use computers (PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android) as well as the software running on them, ranging from productivity tool to network analyzers. I have also taught Basic, JavaSript ans SQL.
JavaScript,

JavaScript

I have worked in IT for more than 25 years and in web design and development since the 1990s. I started using JavaScript in the late 1990s and have built dozens of websites using JavaScript as an integral part of my user interface design. With the advent of DHTML I have been using jQuery as well as javascript.
Microsoft Access,

Microsoft Access

I have used Microsoft Access since Office 2000 became available. Over the years I have used it as database for smaller websites, as a platform to create a baggage deliver tracking and billing system and to analyze data from various other sources. Currently I am operating 5 web sites based on it as well as two application I wrote for local small businesses.
Microsoft Outlook,

Microsoft Outlook

I have used Outlook myself for over 16 years and having installed and maintained/troubleshot it for various colleagues and clients. I am versed in the use of Folders/Rules, Signatures, RSS, archiving strategies, PST repair, etc.
Networking (Computer),

Networking (Computer)

Having worked in IT for over 25 years, I have build and managed networks since the 1990s. From basic home to office networks to VPNs, WiFi WANs (w/ repeaters), and from simple work groups to Active Directory domains. Additionally, I have maintained several computers and networks in data centers for the purpose of hosting websites and services, incl. virtual networking (VMWare) for the last 5 years.
QuickBooks,

QuickBooks

I have used and trained on QuickBooks since 2002. I used QuickBooks to run my own bookkeeping. I have also set up QuickBooks for several other companies. Most recently I set up an Avondale RV rental company with QuickBook on-line.
Web Design,

Web Design

I have been working in IT in general for the last 25 years and in web design and development for the last 18 years. In the late 1990s, I created the initial web presence for a local Phoenix publishing company, including a dozen of their niche market magazines. In the early 2000s I worked for a Tempe study abroad company to redesign their site, optimize the work flow and to improve their search engine rankings. I currently maintain my own servers and a total of just under 100 web sites for clients in AZ, CA and NJ.
Adobe Photoshop, General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SQL

Corporate Training

German,

German

I am a native German speaker. Having spent the first half of my life in Germany and the time since then in the USA, I have developed the ability to not just teach the language, but also relate the culture and the differences in both.
Networking (Computer),

Networking (Computer)

Having worked in IT for over 25 years, I have build and managed networks since the 1990s. From basic home to office networks to VPNs, WiFi WANs (w/ repeaters), and from simple work groups to Active Directory domains. Additionally, I have maintained several computers and networks in data centers for the purpose of hosting websites and services, incl. virtual networking (VMWare) for the last 5 years.
Web Design,

Web Design

I have been working in IT in general for the last 25 years and in web design and development for the last 18 years. In the late 1990s, I created the initial web presence for a local Phoenix publishing company, including a dozen of their niche market magazines. In the early 2000s I worked for a Tempe study abroad company to redesign their site, optimize the work flow and to improve their search engine rankings. I currently maintain my own servers and a total of just under 100 web sites for clients in AZ, CA and NJ.
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SQL

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Geometry

Language

German

German

I am a native German speaker. Having spent the first half of my life in Germany and the time since then in the USA, I have developed the ability to not just teach the language, but also relate the culture and the differences in both.

Math

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Geometry

Science

Biology

Summer

German,

German

I am a native German speaker. Having spent the first half of my life in Germany and the time since then in the USA, I have developed the ability to not just teach the language, but also relate the culture and the differences in both.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, GED, Geometry

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

ASVAB

With a background in computers, math and science, I have spent the last year tutoring ASVAB test prep in Phoenix. Having analyzed the patterns I saw in the ASVAB I can not only relay the math and science, but also valuable test-taking strategies.
GED

Examples of Expertise


Armin has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 104 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (751 ratings)
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Reviews


Kind and Knowledgeable Tutor

He was able to walked me through each question showing me my mistakes and how to fix them. I really enjoyed the session and felt stronger in the subject afterwards.

Nick, 1 lesson with Armin

Knowledge and skillful in teaching material

I had scored a 60 on the practice asvab at the recruiters office, Armin helped me study and recap the information for 9 hours. I was able to score a 92 on the asvab. His teaching style and enthusiasm for teaching are unmatched. Thank you again.

Nick, 3 lessons with Armin

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Armin has taught me about HTML and some quick notes on CSS. I look forward to working with him until my 10 hours are up. He knows his stuff and he can judge or sense the style and speed of learning or teaching that he needs to do with a person.

Rodney, 3 lessons with Armin

Very Knowledgeable and patient

We are working on some basic math for an upcoming test--so far GREAT!!! I have two more weeks before the test and already I'm feeling confident. Armin explains all sides of the problems so I understand much better.

Robert, 11 lessons with Armin

Knowledgeable/Patient/Relatable

In a warm, friendly tone, Armin taught a subject to me, that I could not grasp on my own (HTML). His educational approach to this topic enabled me to understand and gain confidence in my ability to code.

Pam , 2 lessons with Armin

Great Session!

Armin is very helpful I feel more confident taking my test that is coming up soon. I recommend him definitely!

Darrion, 7 lessons with Armin

Patient tutor

Reviewing for the ASVAB exam for the US Navy. He’s helping me prepare for the military. He’s very patient and concerned that I do my best. My weak areas are science and math. He is taking his time with ensuring that I have a true grasp of the information. Also, he is helping me with test taking skills.

Denise, 26 lessons with Armin

Cool Tutor, knows his stuff

Worked with Armin to help me figure out a couple of homework queries that needed to be coded a certain way due to me being a newbie and required to follow the lesson plan. Armin allowed me to talk through how I understood the problem and then would assist with guidance. Great tutor.

Gloria, 2 lessons with Armin

Great Windows and Vbox tutor

Very patient and knowledgeable in IT training. Broke down different 902 concepts to help me study exam and set up a Vbox to prepare. Explained in detail what Software as a service is (SAAS). Furthermore, broke down key window concepts on different ways to back up data using Windows system recovery options.

Joseph , 11 lessons with Armin
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$40/hour

Armin S.

$40/hour

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