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David S.

Expert Math and Computer Science Tutor

Expert Math and Computer Science Tutor

$60/hour

  • 1,651 hours tutoring

About David


Bio

I am a professional software engineer who really enjoys teaching math and science. I have a BS in computer science and a minor in computational math from Arizona State University. I have previous experience tutoring through Huntington Learning Center where I worked for several years in my free time and as a tutor at Arizona State University while I was working on my undergraduate degree. I have also done private one on one and group tutoring.

My goal as a tutor is to make subject material...

I am a professional software engineer who really enjoys teaching math and science. I have a BS in computer science and a minor in computational math from Arizona State University. I have previous experience tutoring through Huntington Learning Center where I worked for several years in my free time and as a tutor at Arizona State University while I was working on my undergraduate degree. I have also done private one on one and group tutoring.

My goal as a tutor is to make subject material easy, understandable, and retain-able. I do this by teaching in the learning style best suited to a particular student rather than forcing them to learn my way, and by making material interesting and applicable rather than just listing formulas and rules to follow without any reason behind them.

Thank you for your consideration in working with me as a tutor; I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Dave


Education

Arizona State University
Computer Science

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: Will discuss discounts for group lessons.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/3/2019

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I have extensive experience with Microsoft Word, from versions 2003 all the way up to 2010. I use this application every day at work both as a consumer of data and as an author of technical papers. I am familiar with all aspects of Word, from the basics of how to format paragraphs, pages, and columns to the intermediate steps of creating a table of contents, index, headers, and footers to the more advanced steps of adding dynamic links to content throughout the document and creating a navigation pane. Because the MS Office suite of products is not as difficult to tutor as college mathematics and science, I do offer a discounted rate for this service.
Microsoft Excel

Computer

C,

C

As an embedded avionics software engineer I use C and C++ for most of my software design. I am familiar with the important concepts of C, including the concept of references and pointers that most students struggle with, and am familiar with all important concepts of C++, including object oriented design. I have a BS in Computer Science from Arizona State University and tutored C and C++ classes while I was a student there.
C++,

C++

As an embedded avionics software engineer, I use C and C++ for most of my software design. I am familiar with the important concepts of C, including the concept of references and pointers that most students struggle with, and am familiar with all important concepts of C++, including object oriented design. I have a BS in Computer Science from Arizona State University and tutored C and C++ classes while I was a student there.
Computer Engineering,

Computer Engineering

As an embedded avionics software engineer, I have extensive experience in all aspects of computer engineering, from low level hardware and FPGA design to assembly language and software programming. I have a BS in Computer Science from Arizona State University.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

As an embedded avionics software engineer, I have extensive experience in multiple software programming languages. From day to day I use C and C++, as well as Java and the scripting languages Python and Perl. I also have some experience with C#.
Computer Science,

Computer Science

I have a BS in computer science from Arizona State University. I have taken classes and have professional experience in object oriented analysis and design, data structures and algorithms, the design of compilers, the implementation of operating systems, and Von Neumann architecture. My area of specialty is embedded software, but I have also done work with GUI design, networking, and application level programming.
General Computer,

General Computer

I am very passionate about computers and teaching people computer literacy. I have had a computer since I was a young child and have a degree in computer science. It is especially satisfying to help people without computer experience learn how to use a computer and open up understanding of something that many people find as difficult to learn as a foreign language.
Java,

Java

I am a professional software engineering with a degree in computer science from Arizona State University. Most of ASU's computer science classes are taught in Java, and I also use Java frequently in my career. I have also tutored Java at ASU while I went to school there, and have a lot of experience with all important aspects of Java, from how to right functions and algorithms to designing an object oriented program and using packages.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I have extensive experience with Microsoft Word, from versions 2003 all the way up to 2010. I use this application every day at work both as a consumer of data and as an author of technical papers. I am familiar with all aspects of Word, from the basics of how to format paragraphs, pages, and columns to the intermediate steps of creating a table of contents, index, headers, and footers to the more advanced steps of adding dynamic links to content throughout the document and creating a navigation pane. Because the MS Office suite of products is not as difficult to tutor as college mathematics and science, I do offer a discounted rate for this service.
Microsoft Excel

Corporate Training

C++,

C++

As an embedded avionics software engineer, I use C and C++ for most of my software design. I am familiar with the important concepts of C, including the concept of references and pointers that most students struggle with, and am familiar with all important concepts of C++, including object oriented design. I have a BS in Computer Science from Arizona State University and tutored C and C++ classes while I was a student there.
General Computer,

General Computer

I am very passionate about computers and teaching people computer literacy. I have had a computer since I was a young child and have a degree in computer science. It is especially satisfying to help people without computer experience learn how to use a computer and open up understanding of something that many people find as difficult to learn as a foreign language.
Java,

Java

I am a professional software engineering with a degree in computer science from Arizona State University. Most of ASU's computer science classes are taught in Java, and I also use Java frequently in my career. I have also tutored Java at ASU while I went to school there, and have a lot of experience with all important aspects of Java, from how to right functions and algorithms to designing an object oriented program and using packages.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I have extensive experience with Microsoft Word, from versions 2003 all the way up to 2010. I use this application every day at work both as a consumer of data and as an author of technical papers. I am familiar with all aspects of Word, from the basics of how to format paragraphs, pages, and columns to the intermediate steps of creating a table of contents, index, headers, and footers to the more advanced steps of adding dynamic links to content throughout the document and creating a navigation pane. Because the MS Office suite of products is not as difficult to tutor as college mathematics and science, I do offer a discounted rate for this service.
Microsoft Excel

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a minor in computational math to go along with my computer science degree. I really enjoy teaching the fundamentals of math like algebra because it is so important to understand the basics before moving on to more advanced subjects. I especially pride myself on being able to explain things in a manner that are understandable by people who do not have an affinity for math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a minor in computational math to go along with my computer science degree. I really enjoy teaching the fundamentals of math like algebra because it is so important to understand the basics before moving on to more advanced subjects. I especially pride myself on being able to explain things in a manner that are understandable by people who do not have an affinity for math.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is an important section of math that many people struggle with. As a tutor with many years of math experience I find there are two common areas people struggle with when it comes to geometry. The first is visualizing the problem and understanding how to create an equation from the given problem, and the second struggling with previous algebra skills that may have become weak from time or lack of use. It is important for a tutor to address both these areas, and once they are, geometry can be very fun and interesting to learn.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is such an important part of math. It is the fundamental building block of all advanced mathematics. Without a strong understanding of prealgebra, all other math is much more difficult. As an engineer with a minor in computational math, I have a very strong understanding of math, and pride myself on being able to explain math concepts in a way that are accessible to people who do not have a strong affinity towards math.
Calculus, Precalculus

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a minor in computational math to go along with my computer science degree. I really enjoy teaching the fundamentals of math like algebra because it is so important to understand the basics before moving on to more advanced subjects. I especially pride myself on being able to explain things in a manner that are understandable by people who do not have an affinity for math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a minor in computational math to go along with my computer science degree. I really enjoy teaching the fundamentals of math like algebra because it is so important to understand the basics before moving on to more advanced subjects. I especially pride myself on being able to explain things in a manner that are understandable by people who do not have an affinity for math.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is an important section of math that many people struggle with. As a tutor with many years of math experience I find there are two common areas people struggle with when it comes to geometry. The first is visualizing the problem and understanding how to create an equation from the given problem, and the second struggling with previous algebra skills that may have become weak from time or lack of use. It is important for a tutor to address both these areas, and once they are, geometry can be very fun and interesting to learn.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is such an important part of math. It is the fundamental building block of all advanced mathematics. Without a strong understanding of prealgebra, all other math is much more difficult. As an engineer with a minor in computational math, I have a very strong understanding of math, and pride myself on being able to explain math concepts in a way that are accessible to people who do not have a strong affinity towards math.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is a very special part of math, in that is is the student's first real introduction to calculating angles. It requires a different type of thinking than most other math subjects. I recognize this, and teach accordingly. I have many tools that can help students learn to think in this new way, from using acronyms to remember trig functions to teaching the unit circle, to understanding the difference between degrees and radians. Seeing the "light" click on in a student's head once they learn trig is not intimidating and is just another form of math is very satisfying.
Calculus, Precalculus

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a minor in computational math to go along with my computer science degree. I really enjoy teaching the fundamentals of math like algebra because it is so important to understand the basics before moving on to more advanced subjects. I especially pride myself on being able to explain things in a manner that are understandable by people who do not have an affinity for math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a minor in computational math to go along with my computer science degree. I really enjoy teaching the fundamentals of math like algebra because it is so important to understand the basics before moving on to more advanced subjects. I especially pride myself on being able to explain things in a manner that are understandable by people who do not have an affinity for math.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is an important section of math that many people struggle with. As a tutor with many years of math experience I find there are two common areas people struggle with when it comes to geometry. The first is visualizing the problem and understanding how to create an equation from the given problem, and the second struggling with previous algebra skills that may have become weak from time or lack of use. It is important for a tutor to address both these areas, and once they are, geometry can be very fun and interesting to learn.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is such an important part of math. It is the fundamental building block of all advanced mathematics. Without a strong understanding of prealgebra, all other math is much more difficult. As an engineer with a minor in computational math, I have a very strong understanding of math, and pride myself on being able to explain math concepts in a way that are accessible to people who do not have a strong affinity towards math.
Calculus, Precalculus

Science

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering

As an embedded avionics software engineer, I have extensive experience in all aspects of computer engineering, from low level hardware and FPGA design to assembly language and software programming. I have a BS in Computer Science from Arizona State University.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a minor in computational math to go along with my computer science degree. I really enjoy teaching the fundamentals of math like algebra because it is so important to understand the basics before moving on to more advanced subjects. I especially pride myself on being able to explain things in a manner that are understandable by people who do not have an affinity for math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a minor in computational math to go along with my computer science degree. I really enjoy teaching the fundamentals of math like algebra because it is so important to understand the basics before moving on to more advanced subjects. I especially pride myself on being able to explain things in a manner that are understandable by people who do not have an affinity for math.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is an important section of math that many people struggle with. As a tutor with many years of math experience I find there are two common areas people struggle with when it comes to geometry. The first is visualizing the problem and understanding how to create an equation from the given problem, and the second struggling with previous algebra skills that may have become weak from time or lack of use. It is important for a tutor to address both these areas, and once they are, geometry can be very fun and interesting to learn.
Calculus

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (627 ratings)
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Reviews


Very knowledgeable on difficult subject matters

Would highly recommend, was very helpful and very accommodating. He helped my son with Assembly language programming, and was highly knowledgeable on the subject matter.

Michele, 4 lessons with David

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

David helped me get started with the game of reversi using an MVC design pattern. He also helped me understand how the game worked as well. I appreciated all his help!

Arianna, 2 lessons with David

Learned and Patient

I learn as much if not more from David as I do in my actual classes. He is a huge help and is great at explaining challenging concepts. He is also great at diagnosing and explaining problems in code. I would recommend him to anyone who is struggling with computer science topics and coding conventions used in the real world.

Aaron, 4 lessons with David

Very knowledgeable and helpful

David has been helping me understand and comprehend the different topics I am currently learning in COSC Data Structure. We now have weekly sessions where he will answer any questions I may have and mostly importantly explains and assists with understanding assignments.

Zakaria, 17 lessons with David

Great tutor, impressive and fast results !

David is an outstanding tutor, and my son has seen impressive and fast improvements in his grades after each tutoring session. David helped my son immensely with his mid terms. I highly recommend David to anyone.

Suzin, 9 lessons with David

Has great expertise

David is a very knowledgeable networks/CS tutor, who also finds the way to solve any particular issue going on with an assignment or task presented, highly recommend him.

Santiago, 1 lesson with David

Excellent help

David helped immensely with a final CS project. Very helpful and knowledgeable of programming subjects. He was able to simplify the explanation and provide me with the tools I needed to receive an outstanding CS course grade.

Nicole, 3 lessons with David

Assembly language

David aided tremendously with a college level assembly language assignment. He was consistently helpful and patient. This was another assignment that a different assembly language tutor turned down due to its complexity.

Gordon, 19 lessons with David

Great Java tutor

Very knowledgeable and easy to follow if you need help with Java I recommend using David. He was able to help me get all of my Java homework done and better understand it.

David, 6 lessons with David
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$60/hour

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