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Mark B.

Dedicated and Patient Tutor for Computer Programming and Math

Dedicated and Patient Tutor for Computer Programming and Math

$75/hour

  • 804 hours tutoring

About Mark


Bio

I studied Engineering and Computer Science at UCLA, then worked full-time for Citibank as a Programmer and Designer for over 25 years before becoming an independent contractor.

At my job I taught programming classes and mentored new employees. I traveled to several countries to install software and train users, so I have worked with a variety of cultures and personalities.

I am patient and strive to see the world from the viewpoint of the student, and I never talk down to anyone.

I am...

I studied Engineering and Computer Science at UCLA, then worked full-time for Citibank as a Programmer and Designer for over 25 years before becoming an independent contractor.

At my job I taught programming classes and mentored new employees. I traveled to several countries to install software and train users, so I have worked with a variety of cultures and personalities.

I am patient and strive to see the world from the viewpoint of the student, and I never talk down to anyone.

I am dedicated to my students and I am there for them when they need me.

I prepare for lessons by looking over the chapter or assignment, sometimes working problems or writing code myself so I can teach and advise in the most helpful and efficient way.

I can be light and silly when appropriate, because learning these subjects should be creative and fun!

I am married and live in West Los Angeles with my wife and our Australian Labradoodle.

I will do my very best to help you succeed with your studies and meet your goals!


Education

UCLA Bachelor's of Science and Engineering
Engineering
UCLA Master's of Computer Science
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $75
  • Travel policy: Within 37 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90035
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/5/2010

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

C,

C

While working at Citibank, the company sent me to a class on the newly developed C language which we began using for our ATM's, internal tools, and server side components, such as network messaging. Besides designing and programming these components, I also taught an in-house class on C programming for other staff members. We began developing on the Unix based Solaris operating system on Sun servers with the gcc compiler, and later developed C programs for Microsoft servers using Visual Studio. I have tutored C here at WyzAnt, where you can find feedback from a student who learned with the "C by Discovery" textbook.
C++,

C++

I designed, programmed, and tested software in C++ and other object oriented languages (like java) for several years using both Microsoft and Unix operating systems, while working at a major corporation.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I have designed, programmed and tested software in several programming languages and on various platforms and devices for over 25 years. I started in high school, continued in college, in a major corporation, and on my own, and have tutored several software and math related subjects.
Computer Science,

Computer Science

I studied computer science at UCLA and have worked for over 25 years in the field.
DOS,

DOS

I worked with DOS for many years and have experience with command line usage, arguments, as well as batch script programming and testing.
Java,

Java

I've programmed in Java for company and freelance work and tutored students in High School and College. I work with students taking Java for the first time as well as more advanced students.
JavaScript,

JavaScript

I studied JavaScript online at w3schools, udemy, youTube and others. I've tutored a few private students in Web Development which included JavaScript. I have used JavaScript on websites that I have created or modified.
Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

Although I also use Apple systems and devices, most of my years of professional and personal experience has been with Microsoft software and programs running on Windows. Besides being familiar with the operating system, I've worked with the Microsoft server, languages and used most Microsoft products.
Visual Basic

Visual Basic

I studied and used Visual Basic when I was working at Citibank. I've attended Visual Basic developer conferences. I have tutored Visual Basic.

Corporate Training

C++,

C++

I designed, programmed, and tested software in C++ and other object oriented languages (like java) for several years using both Microsoft and Unix operating systems, while working at a major corporation.
Java

Java

I've programmed in Java for company and freelance work and tutored students in High School and College. I work with students taking Java for the first time as well as more advanced students.

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Math

Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Summer

Algebra 1

Examples of Expertise


Mark has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 23 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (159 ratings)
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Reviews


Really excellent tutor and explains things so clearly

Had my first session with Mark, and it really opened up my mind and helped things to click... he’s patient, explains things in detail at my pace, and really cares to make sure I understood everything we went over. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs help and to truly learn something that they are struggling with. He’s very clear and gives great examples. Highly recommend.

Jason, 4 lessons with Mark

AMAZING TUTOR! going to have him as my teacher throughout the rest of my CS courses.

Currently taking a data structures class using c++ and was completely lost, was about to drop the course till i found Mark! Not only did he teach me the subject better than my professor, but he followed up with me frequently to make sure I’m doing okay and would ask if i have any questions. He truly cares about his students success. Thanks to his help i was able to raise my grade up to an A. I can now confidently say i know what I’m doing in programming thanks to Mark! Thank you!

Nicole, 1 lesson with Mark

Great tutor, very patient

Mark is currently helping me with my software development class...very good tutor and takes time to prepare for the session. Recommend him for anyone that needs assistance with a programming language.

Mohamed, 4 lessons with Mark

Knowledgeable, Great Teacher

Mark was exactly what we’d hoped for in a tutor. He knows his subject matter well and was able to explain it clearly to a student who was encountering it for the first time. Thank you Mark.

Kirk, 3 lessons with Mark

Fantastic Tutor - patient and reliable

After just a couple of lessons with Mark, my daughter got a 100 on a quiz in her AP Computer Science class. Mark is very thoughtful about his approach to planning his tutoring sessions and clearly wants my daughter to be the best she can be.

Kaye, 9 lessons with Mark

Knowledgeable Tutor

Mark is worth every dime spent. He is very patient with you and also very knowledgeable about the subject he is tutoring. I would highly recommend him for future sessions. He helped me in the areas I was struggling in and guided me threw the lessons allowing me do do the work on my own with assistance when needed. He was exactly what I was looking for.

Robert, 1 lesson with Mark

Expert and nice tutor

Mark was very helpful preparing my son for his AP Java exam. Mark reviewed relevant books and practice tests, and made great recommendations. He helped my son cover the material he missed on the practice exam, and helped him think about the word problems on the test.

Audrey, 1 lesson with Mark

Knowledgeable Pic10A Tutor

I had never coded before taking Pic10A at UCLA and I truly would not have gotten through this class if it wasn't for Mark. He has so much experience in this subject and knew the class curriculum very well. He had his own material and practice exams to help me study for the final as well. He was also fast to respond whenever I needed help outside of sessions. Would highly recommend!

Vienna, 8 lessons with Mark

Incredibly Intelligent and Caring Tutor (PIC20A - UCLA)

Mark helped me with my PIC20A (Java) course at UCLA. I was amazed by the work he put in to both prior to and during our tutoring sessions, both on explaining lecture material and covering any homework problems I was confused about. Most importantly, I gained more and more confidence in working on my own and understanding how to solve problems. I would recommend Mark to anyone who feels stuck or confused. Trust me, his hourly rate is very much worth the time and help you will receive!

Matt, 2 lessons with Mark
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