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Armin S.

Math, Science And German Tutor

Math, Science And German Tutor

$40/hour

  • 3,090 hours tutoring

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 exis


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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 112 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (1,223 ratings)
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Reviews


Great tutor!

Armin was very knowledgeable and clear. After our session, I had a better understanding of the topic. I will be going to him whenever I have assignments that I am unclear about.

Allison, 2 lessons with Armin

Inspiring German Tutor

I have been taking German lessons with Armin for 3 months and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an uplifting tutor. Armin quickly identified my weaknesses and approached them with a professional rigor while keeping the lessons fun. I was able to practice speaking about a wide range of issues and be understood thanks to his deep appreciation of multiple fields, and it's wonderful to make thoughtful observations about the world in an unfamiliar language - which even my prior university classes somewhat lacked.

Allie, 28 lessons with Armin

Very helpful, professional, and understanding

Pretty much had a midterm I couldn't figure out in an online class, Armin walked me through the assignment and explained everything I needed to know for it and more succinctly and quickly. In one hour I learned an entire chapter worth of material and now fully understand it. Would recommend to a friend.

William, 2 lessons with Armin

SQL Databases

Armin is one of a kind, if you need assistance with any college courses in the Information Technology field, I would highly recommend him as the TOP tutor online.

Shaun, 9 lessons with Armin

great teacher, patient and very knowledgeable!

He took his time to help me understand the topics he was helping me with. He’s very patient and knowledgeable and a very nice guy! I would recommend!

Ryan, 2 lessons with Armin

Great tutor

Armin is very knowledgeable and helpful with the material. Armin was a great tutor with lots of experience. I will definitely be using him for future needs. Thank you Armin

Andrew, 2 lessons with Armin

great teacher, patient and very knowledgeable!

He took his time to help me understand the topics he was helping me with. He’s very patient and knowledgeable and a very nice guy! I would recommend!

Ryan, 2 lessons with Armin

Excellent value - very knowledgeable and great human being

I was admittedly a bit nervous about my first session with Armin, because we're going over material I know very little about. To my pleasant surprise, not only was the session bearable, but Armin made it extremely enjoyable! Interspersed in the tons of valuable material I learned, there were nuggets of humor, and lots of real-world experience to back everything up. I certainly plan to start doing sessions with him to learn more. Do yourself a favor, go with Armin!

Byron, 2 lessons with Armin

Experienced and Patient Tutor

Armin was amazing. He is patient and very knowledgeable in the subject of Computer Networking. He took the time to thoroughly explain my assignment and was willing to back up if I was not comprehending. I didn’t feel rushed at all. I would definitely reach out to him again.

Nedra, 2 lessons with Armin
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