Over 50 tutoring hours

Alyssa K.

Oakland, CA

$75/hr

Software Engineering Mentor

In-person lessons
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Background check passed as of 4/10/14
5.0 Avg. Rating
 
 
33 Ratings
 
 
1 day Response Time
Excellent resource for a programming student
— Brittney, La Jolla, CA on 6/16/14

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Boston University
Management Studies

Education

Boston University (Management Studies)

About Alyssa

I have extensive experience teaching computer science and software engineering to novices, and have a long background of mentoring junior software engineers. I'm passionate about computer science and its foundational mathematics and logic, as well as software engineering best practices, and work hard to inspire that passion in my students. Many people whom I have worked with have remarked on my ability to break down complicated algorithmic analysis concepts in a way that is engaging and easy to digest.

I have over 10 years of experience building large scale systems, with a focus on high performance, stability, and scalability. Most of my systems process millions of transactions a day and perform complex analysis over terabytes of working storage.

I am passionate about understanding the tradeoffs inherent in large systems, and teaching those who wish to hone this wonderful craft we call software engineering.

I also provide interview practice. I've given almost 1,000 hours of technical interviews as a lead developer and a team manager. I offer interview practice sessions to sharpen technical skills.
I have extensive experience teaching computer science and software engineering to novices, and have a long background of mentoring junior software engineers. I'm passionate about computer Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required

$10/hr off for sessions at my location in SoMa. $5/hr off for multiple hour sessions.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Oakland, CA 94606
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent resource for a programming student"

- Brittney, La Jolla, CA on 6/16/14

"Probably the best tutor I've ever had."

- Brandon, Miami, FL on 7/7/14
Computer:
Computer Programming,
Computer Science,
Java, SQL
Corporate Training:
Java, SQL

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Computer Programming

I have almost 15 years of experience in engineering back-end, big data systems. I focus on software engineering best practices outside of computer programming itself, which I believe lends students valuable insight into the craft. As a computer programmer, I have a firm foundation in imperative/procedural, functional, and object oriented programming, and am a contributor to open source projects in a variety of languages, including JavaScript (Node.js), Python, Ruby, Java, and C#.

Computer Science

I have almost 15 years of experience engineering back-end, big data systems. This involves applied research in data structures and algorithms, mostly in the area of search. I'm self taught as a software engineer, which provides an unique perspective not often found in course materials or the classroom.

Boston University
Management Studies

Education

Boston University (Management Studies)

Excellent resource for a programming student — I have not been a student for several years. Learning how to discipline myself and relearn how to learn was a challenge. Every time I approached a new programming problem, I became very nervous. Alyssa has taught me how to break down a problem and use what I know about a specific language. She has made this learning experience enjoyable again. Alyssa is very responsive to my questions and has set ...

— Brittney, La Jolla, CA on 6/16/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

$10/hr off for sessions at my location in SoMa. $5/hr off for multiple hour sessions.

Travel policy

Alyssa will travel within 20 miles of Oakland, CA 94606.

Background Check Status for Alyssa K.

Alyssa K. passed a background check on 4/10/14. The check was ordered by Alyssa through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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