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Central Connecticut State University (Computer Science)
I am a Computer Science Tutor for Central Connecticut State University. And I have been tutoring for an year now with topics ranging from HTML tags to advanced object-oriented programming concepts, such as recursion and polymorphism, implemented in Java programs. My main goal is to help students understand the basic underlying concepts about the problem they are facing, and then also give them tips about how to approach the problem in a more efficient manner. This also helps me with making sure I know the concepts perfectly as well as students who come for help mostly have questions which I would have never thought by myself. Of course, the "aha" moment when everything clicks in their mind is an awesome moment to see every time as well!
I consider myself a huge fan of video games (and I do NOT believe in any discrimination between PC gamers and console gamers!) I had finally stopped watching Netflix, but had to start again when the new seasons for House of Cards, and Daredevils came out. Yeah Punisher! Being a Computer Science major I, of course, love technology and have tech posts show up on my Facebook feed to the point where I rarely see a post from my friends. I wished to do something outside of my classes and do something other than CS. My answer: get myself more involved in CS by becoming the CS Club's Vice President at my university, and mentoring local middle school students so that they can learn more about CS as a field, and specific parts of it before they have to make a decision of which field they want to focus on in high school and college.
Over the course of one year of being a CS Tutor at CCSU, I have helped people who had no idea of what they were supposed to do on a project. And by the time we finished their project, they thought that their project was the easiest thing to do in the world -- until they had a new project due! I get to learn a lot from people that I tutor everyday at my university. As I focus on how they are trying to grasp a concept that I just explained, I see their reactions and accordingly change my strategies. Whether it be giving them a small example which then they have to use in the solution, or just ask them basic questions and lead them from there.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions you have regarding me, my passion for CS (and video games), or to talk about a project that you have to do for your classes! I am a Computer Science Tutor for Central Connecticut State University. And I have been tutoring for an year now with topics ranging from HTML tags to advanced object-oriented … Read more
I like working with someone on my individual level instead of a class setting where you have to keep up with the pack. I remember the classroom environment as a 'sink/swim' situation. Sometimes some students are embarrassed to ask questions.
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I've done projects in Java which print out "Hello World!" to full scale application (a copy of Napster) created with a GUI to make it easier to navigate and use the application. Other projects that I've done are Android apps, and a framework which takes any type of data and sort and store it in the best way possible to do the most efficient operations (such as search, insert, delete, etc.) on it.