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William L.

Alameda, CA

$40/hr

Tutor of Mathematics and Computer Science

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— Nannette, Castro Valley, CA on 1/16/14

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BS San Francisco State University (SFSU)

Education

BS San Francisco State University (SFSU)

About William

Mathematical concepts have always come easy to me. It is a talent I was born with and enjoyed every subject from arithmetic, to geometry and trig, algebra and calculus, linear algebra and real analysis. It was an easy transition to computer science. My career took me from database programming to web development and continues to evolve.

I have found that the most common problem a student has with any higher mathematical concept is a building block that was missing or overlooked. My responsibility as a tutor is to recognize what’s missing and reinforce those steps needed to comprehend the problem at hand.

Volunteering as a tutor at the College of Alameda brought rewards I had felt when I tutored disabled students while studying at SF State. I have worked with foreign students and students with speech and visual disabilities. I am now paid to tutor at the college and extended to community centers and private sessions.

I received a BS in Computer Science and a BA in Mathematics from San Francisco State University.
Mathematical concepts have always come easy to me. It is a talent I was born with and enjoyed every subject from arithmetic, to geometry and trig, algebra and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Alameda, CA 94501

"Improved Grade"

- Nannette, Castro Valley, CA on 1/16/14

"Personable and knowledgeable tutor"

- Paul, San Francisco, CA on 6/16/15
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry
Computer:
Computer Programming,
Computer Science,
Fortran,
General Computer, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Linux,
Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Windows,
PHP,
SQL, Visual Basic
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics
Corporate Training:
General Computer, HTML, Java, Microsoft Excel, SQL, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Computer Programming

I have received a BS degree in Computer Science from San Francisco State University. Course work included the study and use of Fortran, Cobol, Lisp, Pascal, and Assembly. Throughout my career I have used many languages in business. These include Assembly Language, Fortran, Visual Basic, C++, and PHP. I have developed programs involving database programming, data entry forms, and complex mathematical calculations.

Computer Science

I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. I have also spent 30 years as a computer programmer/analyst. I was incorporated as a business in contract application development and have contracted with several financial corporations including Visa,USA, Citicorp, and Pac Bell (now AT&T). I currently maintain several servers on the internet including a Web Site, and a cloud service.

Fortran

I received a BS degree in Computer Science at San Francisco State University. All basic programming course work used Fortran as the language. Further, my first 8 years employed as a computer programmer I used Fortran as the primary programming language. The programs I wrote involved actuary science theories and pension plan maintenance.

Linear Algebra

During my time at San Francisco State University I took several courses in Linear Algebra including an upper level class. Since I have been tutoring at the College of Alameda I have had several chances to refresh my understanding of the subject. I feel I am very comfortable with the subject.

Linux

I have been using Linux for many years as a client as well as a server. I currently maintain a web server, a mySQL server, and a virtual machine. Maintenance includes installation and upgrading systems, backups, networking, printer setups, and shell scripting.
I have passed the Linux Professional Institute's Linux Certification examination Part 1 and expect to complete Part 2 shortly.

Microsoft Access

Having a BS in Computer Science gives me a solid basics in all programming languages. My entire career has been involved with database development. I am secure with most applications that use a database substructure from Paradox, Foxpro, Transaction SQL, and MS Access. Several applications I have developed were based entirely on Access.

Microsoft Windows

In my thirty years as a database programmer I have used Microsoft Windows exclusively. Many jobs required me to install Windows. I am familiar with all versions from Windows '95 to Windows 8.

PHP

I have been developing web sites using PHP for 10 years. I use PHP in conjunction with MySQL to create database applications. Since I have been tutoring I have helped several students in their PHP programming classes.

Visual Basic

I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. I have had several projects with Visa, USA that involved Visual Basic programming. This included manipulating Microsoft Office applications as well as MS-SQL database programs.

BS San Francisco State University (SFSU)

Education

BS San Francisco State University (SFSU)

Improved Grade — Rusty has been great for my son. He is flexible when we run into scheduling difficulties. He is willing to put in extra time when a test is coming up. My son's grade in pre-calc has gone up since starting his sessions with Rusty. ...

— Nannette, Castro Valley, CA on 1/16/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

William will travel within 10 miles of Alameda, CA 94501.

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