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Mark B.

Los Angeles, CA

$75/hour

Dedicated and Patient Tutor for Computers and Math

400+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/5/10
5.0 average from 95 ratings
Outstanding Computer Science Tutor
— R, Los Angeles, CA on 7/13/17

$75/Hour


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

Education

UCLA Bachelor's of Science and Engineering (Engineering)

UCLA Master's of Computer Science (Graduate Coursework)

About Mark

UPDATE: Now helping students with Harvard CS50! (for credit, or self paced online at EDX)

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!
UPDATE: Now helping students with Harvard CS50! (for credit, or self paced online at EDX)

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
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Lower rates for math, ask me

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90035
Background Check: Passed

"Outstanding Computer Science Tutor"

- R, Los Angeles, CA on 7/13/17

"Super Easy and Informative!"

- Denzel, Sherman Oaks, CA on 10/13/17

"Sparks greater interest in students"

- Maria, Sherman Oaks, CA on 8/25/17

"Amazing Computer Science Tutor!"

- German, Los Angeles, CA on 8/18/17

"Great cs50 Tutor"

- Stacy, Independence, LA on 8/18/17

"Great tutor"

- Deborah, Los Angeles, CA on 5/26/17

"Knowledgeable and patient Tutor"

- Jaqueline, Los Angeles, CA on 4/1/17

"Intelligent, supportive and dedicated"

- Paul, West Hollywood, CA on 2/21/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Spencer, Beverly Hills, CA on 2/20/17

"He is one of the best Tutor's I have ever had"

- Sherman, Los Angeles, CA on 12/10/16

"Great tutor!"

- Justin, Los Angeles, CA on 11/9/16

"Awesome Tutor"

- Chad, Marina Del Rey, CA on 9/26/16

"Very Prepared And Great Understanding Of Programming/Coding"

- Matt, Los Angeles, CA on 8/12/16

"Engaging and relaxed"

- Olivia, Los Angeles, CA on 7/3/16

"Very helpful for finals prep"

- Maureen, Sherman Oaks, CA on 5/22/16

"Amazing Tutor, highly recommended for all levels !"

- Fidan, Los Angeles, CA on 1/31/16

"Excellent, prepared, and patient"

- Jason, Los Angeles, CA on 11/15/15

"Mark is very knowledgable and helpful. He is also very patient."

- Cindy, Redondo Beach, CA on 8/19/15

"Excellent java tutor"

- Gary, Los Angeles, CA on 6/17/15

"Patient, and great tutor!"

- Adriana, Los Angeles, CA on 5/13/15

"Teaches Code and Confidence in Your Ability to Code"

- Sarah, Los Angeles, CA on 5/9/15

"Excellent Tutor"

- John, Los Angeles, CA on 5/16/14

"Changed a likely C- into a solid A"

- Brian, Los Angeles, CA on 4/15/14

"Very Knowledgeable!!"

- Arsames, Marina Del Rey, CA on 2/5/14

"Great Computer Science Tutor!"

- Melissa, Sherman Oaks, CA on 12/4/13

"Organized and prepared tutor!"

- Jay, Santa Monica, CA on 9/29/13

"Excellent tutor"

- Gemma, Los Angeles, CA on 4/28/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Karen, Los Angeles, CA on 2/14/13

"Awesome Tutor"

- Santos, Pacoima, CA on 12/19/12

"Very responsive on time and will prepared."

- Kim, Los Angeles, CA on 10/23/12

"He is a great programming tutor and very easy to contact!"

- Peter, Santa Monica, CA on 8/21/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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++

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Education

UCLA Bachelor's of Science and Engineering (Engineering)

UCLA Master's of Computer Science (Graduate Coursework)

Outstanding Computer Science Tutor

Mark is an outstanding computer science tutor. I am taking the Harvard online course CS50 and he has been invaluable in guiding me through challenging areas and explaining difficult concepts. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient, kind and reliable. For anyone interested in Harvard's CS50 course (or related courses) you could not do any better than with Mark's guidance. A+++

— R, Los Angeles, CA on 7/13/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Lower rates for math, ask me

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90035.