Kevin N.

Torrance, CA


Computer Programming, Web Development, and Design

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/4/15
4.8 average from 51 ratings
Great tutor who cares!
— Steve, San Gabriel, CA on 2/5/16


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Cal State University at Northridge


Cal State University at Northridge (Communications)

About Kevin

I am no stranger to teaching, both in groups and one-to-one. In various roles I have taught Yoga, and coding classes for a community nonprofit, and math subjects ranging from basic Algebra to Trigonometry. In my current job as social media manager I am responsible for leading training workshops on digital content production.

I tutored for 2 years at Santa Monica College, for the department of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems. The subjects I work with and the students I work with are diverse. The subjects I tutor range from C language to PHP/mysQL, and from Adobe Dreamweaver to Wordpress. Although my main focus in learning is web programming, I have kept myself familiar with many general purpose languages such as C, Visual Basic, and Java as I also help students frequently with these subjects.

I consider code debugging to be a crucial skill, and this is something I have worked hard to attain. over my work in assisting students faced with 'bugs' in code. I devised a set of techniques to troubleshoot programming code, which many students over the semesters used with much success - whether to Visual Basic, or to Java, or javascript. Some of the problem solving techniques are effectively done on pen marker and paper and not merely on the computer screen. I like to teach the use of native tools such as Google Chrome Developer which offer - once familiar - an excellent and fast tool to solve problems with web source code and css that can't be as easily solved with text editors such as Dreamweaver (my favorite web authoring tool), Aptana Studio, or Expression Web, or advanced search tools including search tools on the web.

I am a believer in the Socratic approach, emphasizing my essential role as ultimately showing students how important it is to formulate quality questions as the key to quality answers or solutions. Thus by asking the right question or questions, I can empower the student to find their own solutions.

I am willing to travel up to 6 mile radius from Downtown / mid-Wilshire area. I try to be flexible with my time, and offer a 24 hour cancellation policy.

I look forward to hearing from you and working with you to succeed in your studies!
I am no stranger to teaching, both in groups and one-to-one. In various roles I have taught Yoga, and coding classes for a community nonprofit, and math subjects ranging from basic Algebra to Trigonometry. In my current job as social media manager I am responsible for leading training workshops on digital content production.

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Travels within 7 miles of Torrance, CA 90502
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"Great tutor who cares!"

- Steve, San Gabriel, CA on 2/5/16

"Quick and Proficient Personable Tutor"

- Amanda, Marina Del Rey, CA on 5/29/17

"Knowledgeable, patient, and understanding tutor"

- Emineh, Glendale, CA on 4/28/17

"Great 1st Lesson"

- Leona, Hacienda Heights, CA on 3/6/17

"Outstanding Teacher"

- John, Los Angeles, CA on 2/14/17

"Such a great tutor."

- Naif, Norwalk, CA on 3/5/16

"Excellent intuition and patient teacher"

- Don, Los Angeles, CA on 12/26/15

"Good tutor."

- Spencer, Manhattan Beach, CA on 8/23/15

"Kevin was patient and made sure that I understood how to do things."

- Cristina, Torrance, CA on 6/20/15

"Very good tutor!"

- Chris, Torrance, CA on 2/12/15

"Really Great Tutor"

- Eli, Beverly Hills, CA on 2/3/15
Algebra 1
Adobe Photoshop
Public Speaking
Adobe Photoshop, C,
Computer Programming,
General Computer, HTML, Java, JavaScript,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, PHP, Visual Basic, Web Design
Microsoft PowerPoint, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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I have tutored this subject for 2 semesters with great success, and have been familiar with this language for over 3 years. I am currently a tutor at Santa Monica College and the subjects I tutor range from intro and advanced Java, C, C++, web development languages, Visual Basic, PHP, mySQL, and more.
I am also currently a student at the college and working toward my Web Programmer certificate

Computer Programming

Classes I currently tutor at Santa Monica College are C, Visual Basic, C++, Java (intro and advanced), PHP, advanced web scripting, Dreamweaver I and II, Javascript, and web design with HTML5/CSS.
I emphasize the use of pencil, paper, and marker to map out and plan the programming solutions (including pseudocode and mind mapping) as a first step to make the coding more efficient, structured, and trial-and-error-free. I learned from my experience in tutoring that certain habits applied makes programming not only more manageable, but also much less intimidating to the student, thus leading to more confidence in the student. I also emphasize leading the student more with questions, to help them better discover their own answers.


I took Dreamweaver I and II at Santa Monica College. I have been using Dreamweaver CS6 for 2 years, and recently switched to Creative Cloud, which the Dreamweaver II class focused on. I am very familiar with Dreamweaver (both versions) and have tutored numerous students in my tutoring job at the Santa Monica College computer lab.


I have taken courses in web programming at Santa Monica College. I also tutored for 2 years there in subjects ranging from C to C++, html and css to WordPress, Java to, PHP to Javascript and Advanced Web Scripting (a class covering front-end and back-end programming including MySQL and PHP). I have 3 years of subsequent experience tutoring privately, my main concentration between Java and web programming. I also have tutored in specific areas, such as jQuery and Bootstrap.

For beginners:
I will empower students with debugging techniques, including the use of the Javascript console and Chrome Developer tools. I will teach by creating a foundation of Javascript coding syntax using active programming tasks, including
conditionals and loops,
inline versus external scripts.
For intermediate students: I cover
the Browser Object Model,
the DOM,
event handling,
the form object,
anonymous functions, and
dynamic HTML via CSS and Javascript.
For advanced students I cover:
callback functions,
communicating with a web server by AJAX, JSON, and XML
Object-Oriented features of Javascript including the
Object Prototypes,
the “this” keyword.

Public Speaking

I took numerous courses in college in public speaking to overcome my initial fear of public speaking. I majored in Communication Studies for my undergrad program, during which I participated in an internship teaching a workshop in public speaking to a group of K-12 students. I have also taught numerous workshops in social media in my later work. I am always an avid learner on rhetoric, its context to the digital age, and the ways in which visual aids can be optimized for presentations.

Web Design

I am familiar with Javascript, html5, css, and jQuery. I have extensive experience using Adobe Dreamweaver and also proficient in Photoshop CC, as it is an essential tool in developing web pages. I also am very familiar with Wordpress development. I have 1 1/2 years experience tutoring for the Computer Science and Information Systems department at Santa Monica College, where I tutored in subjects ranging from Java,, to web programming languages including PHP/MySQL.

Cal State University at Northridge


Cal State University at Northridge (Communications)

Great tutor who cares!

Kevin is a methodical tutor who prepares well-beforehand of a class to make sure you as the student get the most out of the class. He uses different approaches depending on the student's needs and understanding of the material. This means he will customize his methods to your needs and knowledge level on your subject material. He cares about his students and puts in the much appreciated time and e

— Steve, San Gabriel, CA on 2/5/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kevin will travel within 7 miles of Torrance, CA 90502.