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Jacob M.

Astrophysicist turned software engineer

Astrophysicist turned software engineer

$60/hour

  • 386 hours tutoring

About Jacob


Bio

I'm an experienced educator excited to help you reach those "light bulb" moments.

As a grad student I taught math, physics, astronomy for 5 years as a tutor, TA, and lecturer. More recently I've been tutoring and mentoring programming bootcamp students. I've taught students of all ages and backgrounds, attending college, bootcamps, college prep, etc

I always focus on developing an understanding of material, rather than just memorization of key words and topics.

I'm currently a software...

I'm an experienced educator excited to help you reach those "light bulb" moments.

As a grad student I taught math, physics, astronomy for 5 years as a tutor, TA, and lecturer. More recently I've been tutoring and mentoring programming bootcamp students. I've taught students of all ages and backgrounds, attending college, bootcamps, college prep, etc

I always focus on developing an understanding of material, rather than just memorization of key words and topics.

I'm currently a software engineer with experience in Ruby, Python, and JavaScript (as well as some Java, C++, and FORTRAN).

I live in Denver and work in Boulder, Colorado--for those of you looking for in-person tutoring, anywhere in between is doable.

Get in touch and we'll get you to the top of your class!


Education

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Physics, Astrophysic
University of Colorado - Boulder
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: In-person rate will include an extra 30 min for drive time if I am coming to you
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

Ruby,

Ruby

I am a software engineer with 2 years of experience developing in Ruby on Rails. It is my most fluent language, with Python (already approved) being my second. I am extremely comfortable developing in Ruby and have created multiple apps from scratch for work and for fun.
JavaScript, Python

Homeschool

Physics

Physics

Grad degree

Math

Physics

Physics

Grad degree

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Physics

Physics

Grad degree

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Physics

Physics

Grad degree

Summer

Physics

Physics

Grad degree

Examples of Expertise


Jacob has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 9 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (138 ratings)
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Great Ruby tutor

Jacob helped me with my Ruby on Rails project. He is so knowledgeable and patient. He explained concepts very clearly and taught me some debug skills. He understood my problems so quickly and gave me valuable advice. I definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to learn Ruby on Rails!

Helen, 3 lessons with Jacob

Patient, communicative and friendly

Jacob delivered the best tutoring experience I have had in my entire undergrad for CS. He explains the how and why behind the code and not only helped me finish an assignment but went above and beyond to show me better programming practices to save me time when I am programming in the future. If you are shy about asking for help, Jacob is non-judgmental and friendly. He will save your grade and really teach you how to program. I will definitely be booking again in the future. Thanks again Jacob!

Jasmine, 1 lesson with Jacob

Best tutor I've ever had

He helped me weekly for a semester on python. Very patient and knowledgable in many different categories. He helped me grasp a general understanding of python. I definitely recommend him to anyone who may be struggling with coding.

Addison, 28 lessons with Jacob

Easy to work with

Jacob helped me with a Ruby on Rails project. He was very easy to work with, he ramped up quickly to understand my problem and was able to give me meaningful recommendations for my code.

Michael, 1 lesson with Jacob

Such an awesome Tutor!

I went through other tutors before Jacob and he is by far the best! He's super kind, patient and explains everything really well. I wouldn't go to anyone else, he's helped me out on two big projects already and if I need future help I know I'm good in hands coming back to him.

Illiana, 2 lessons with Jacob

Knowledgable and dedicated

Jacob is very knowledgable and a good teacher. He worked hard to help me with my Python program assignment and did an excellent job of explaining the concepts to me. Not only did I successfully complete my program assignment, but now I have a much better understanding of Python.

Deborah, 3 lessons with Jacob

Helpful and knowledgeable!

I had two lessons with Jacob. He helped me work on a project in Python 3 for my college class. I was really stumped on it before he helped me, but he was quick to identify problems and solutions and careful in explaining them. Not only do I feel a lot better about my ability to get a good grade on this project- I also have a much better understanding of the material.

Carly, 2 lessons with Jacob

He was knowledgeable and patient

Jacob helped me with a Python assignment. The Covid environment is a challenging one to learn in and a I need the extra time to master the material. Jacob provided me with it.

Bill, 1 lesson with Jacob

Great teacher!

Jacob did a great job of helping me better understand the material in a concise and efficient manner. Was able to learn a lot in a very short amount of time

Zack, 17 lessons with Jacob

Jacob was awesome! Very good at explaining things!

Jacob was very down to earth and I am definitely coming back to him for more lessons. He helped me get past some back-end hurtles that I was having some real problems with and he explained it to me every step of the way.

Jon, 1 lesson with Jacob
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$60/hour

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