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Armin S.

Math, Science And German Tutor

Math, Science And German Tutor

$40/hour

  • 4,196 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 LANs (w/ repeaters), and from simple work groups to Active Directory domains. Additionally, I have maintained computers, servers and networks in data centers for the purpose of hosting websites and services, incl. virtualization and virtual networking (VMWare) for the last 8 years. I am also familiar with Cisco products and the use of Packet Tracer.
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

Having worked in IT in general for the over 25 years and in web design and development for the over 20 years, I am fluent in HTML (incl. HTML 5), CSS (incl. CSS3), PHP, ASP, Python, as well as SQL (MSSQL & MySQL/MariaDB), JavaScript, and also the design part of it, using Photoshop, etc. Major projects include: Building the initial web presence for a Phoenix, AZ publishing company, including a dozen of their 10+ niche market magazines, and site redesign for a Tempe, AZ based, travel abroad company, optimizing the work flow and to improve 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 LANs (w/ repeaters), and from simple work groups to Active Directory domains. Additionally, I have maintained computers, servers and networks in data centers for the purpose of hosting websites and services, incl. virtualization and virtual networking (VMWare) for the last 8 years. I am also familiar with Cisco products and the use of Packet Tracer.
Web Design,

Web Design

Having worked in IT in general for the over 25 years and in web design and development for the over 20 years, I am fluent in HTML (incl. HTML 5), CSS (incl. CSS3), PHP, ASP, Python, as well as SQL (MSSQL & MySQL/MariaDB), JavaScript, and also the design part of it, using Photoshop, etc. Major projects include: Building the initial web presence for a Phoenix, AZ publishing company, including a dozen of their 10+ niche market magazines, and site redesign for a Tempe, AZ based, travel abroad company, optimizing the work flow and to improve 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 114 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (1,638 ratings)
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Reviews


A tutor with common sense and intelligence

Armin S. is teaching me good plain German. He communicates well, he understands what I am trying to say, and when I make a mistake he offers the most natural way of saying it. I like this teacher because he teaches what I need to know to communicate efficiently. We mostly converse and do not review grammar books, but this is my choice. He also gives tutoring on computer-related topics and I am sure that as a logical and straightforward-thinking person he is good at that too. He's a computer nerd, but in a very positive way. He has given me some good advice (in German), such as installing my printer and even concerning my kitchen equipment. He is knowledgeable about a lot of things from pop music... you name it. I think you will enjoy interacting with him and I recommend him without hesitation.

Mario, 55 lessons with Armin

Very knowledgeable,patient and a great sense of humor

Airmin is a person with extensive knowledge and experience in assisting students with their assignments and his patients is very appreciative very friendly and understanding.

Robert , 21 lessons with Armin

Patient and knowledgable.

Armin has helped me with a complex html/css project for instructing engineers on navigating our GUI. Difficult scenarios were thrown at Armin, but without hesitation, he resolved the issues. Everything is working, I can breathe now.

Joe, 3 lessons with Armin

Microsoft RD App on iPhone to Windows Pro 8/15/21

Excellent tutor, great information and willing to work with me while I had computer hardware and software bug issues. As well as use recommended software to conference due to feature issues.

Evan, 1 lesson with Armin

Excellent teacher

Armin explained to me cryptography, converting binary to ascaii text, steganography, finding hidden code/ text in pictures and more in an easy way to understand. I will definitely hit him up if i need help in the future. I highly recommend as a tutor.

Kurt, 1 lesson with Armin

Extremely helpful and patient

I'm taking a Networking class and Armin helped me get a better understanding of areas of an assignment. I have already booked a second session with him for a longer block of time to make sure we have plenty of time to go into detail on areas I'm struggling. Based on my experience after only one session, I highly recommend Armin if you need help understanding Networking concepts.

Ron, 5 lessons with Armin

Knowledgeable and professional tutor

Helped me through my networking assignment. Will definitely recommend. He’s very patient and knows his stuff: Took his time to explain all procedures in a timely manner. Double checked all the assignments I had done to make sure it was all good before submitting.

FRANCI, 13 lessons with Armin

Knows networking like the back of his hand

Passed a graduate school final thanks to Armin's help. Couldn't have done it without him, so happy I did, kept my GPA from taking a big hit as I ended up getting an A- in the class. Thank you so much, Armin!

Eric, 2 lessons with Armin

Knowledgable and patient

Armin was very patient in guiding me through the search of an answer to my question. He is very knowledgable and pleasant to work it. I would recommend Armin as a tutor for anyone needs help with HTML and javascript.

Jing, 1 lesson with Armin
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