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Armin S.

Math, Science And German Tutor

Math, Science And German Tutor

$40/hour

  • 1,383 hours tutoring

  • Phoenix, AZ 85013

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
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85013
  • 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

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (456 ratings)
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Reviews

Very knowledgeable and greatest tutor

Armin is most patient, most knowledgeable tutor ever i had. Because of him i passed my 3 claases with straight A. Especially this semester i have hardest class ever and because of him i am on top of my class. I can not express enough my gratitude towards him. I really wish all the professors anf tutors be exactly like him. He has this incredible great ability to explain hardest details in easy manner . Thank you!!!

Nino, 31 lessons with Armin

ASVAB

Where do I even begin? My lessons with Armin have been amazing. He really showed me all the tricks and kicks to knock this test out. I saw a drastic improvement in my work within the first few sessions and he even helped with my confidence! The Arithmetic word problems was my greatest fear and now I feel pretty invincible towards them. He was understanding and super patient. When I felt like I didn't know how to work out a problem, Armin knew and believed that I could before I even tried. I'd definitely recommend Armin to anyone, especially if you need help with the ASVAB! I'll be knocking out this test pretty soon and I've never been more prepared!

Alycia, 14 lessons with Armin

Great German Tutor

Armin is a great teacher. There are certain goals that I wanted to meet. Armin is working with me on my goals. If I do not have any more questions or planned material, Armin has plenty of material. For the past year, I have learned a lot: an increase of vocabularies; sentence structures; the German culture and history; reading comprehension; and pronunciation. Armin makes the session fun and enjoyable to learn German.

Stan, 167 lessons with Armin

Very good at teaching and makes it fun!!

Armin is able to adjust lessons on the fly and knows how to explain hard concepts in multiple ways. He makes the lessons fun and is very patient when teaching.

Gabriel, 18 lessons with Armin

Very patient tutor

Armin helped to understand more about triggers in SQL Server, I was totally not getting it before our lesson. He walked me through various steps and helped me to overcome the issues along the way. Thanks for your help Armin!

Kevin , 7 lessons with Armin

Great Tutor!

Armin has helped me expand upon my German speaking skills and helped prepare me for a job interview. He is willing to focus on whatever you want, while also helping to work with you on overall speaking skills.

Matthew, 16 lessons with Armin

Very knowledgeable tutor. A perfect fit.

Armin and I studied a C1 level document. The lesson for me was positively challenging which I enjoyed immensely. I feel that after a few lessons, I am making significant progress. I think Armin for me is the perfect fit.

Paul, 35 lessons with Armin

Great a tailoring lessons to my needs!

I am learning German for use in my job. Armin has done an excellent job working with my schedule and focusing on vocabulary specific to Engineering. He is always prepared and on time for each lesson.

Kaylan, 42 lessons with Armin

Very nice teacher

Mr. Armin has patience,and is very knowledgeable for language and computer technique. Good German teacher. If you want to learn German,Mr. Armin is very good.

Chunyuan, 2 lessons with Armin

Great at explaining items

We went through an article from the internet explaining a current event in the news. We spent the last set of lessons building a foundation of the parts of speech and grammar. We also went through how to dissect a statement quickly and efficiently. We then went through the article listening first to see what I understood, then we went through each sentence. After each paragraph, I had to answer in German a couple questions asked in German.

Daniel, 12 lessons with Armin
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$40/hour

Armin S.

$40/hour

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