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Chris S.

Crazy Engineer Specializing in CS, C++, Cyber, Linux and Electronics

Crazy Engineer Specializing in CS, C++, Cyber, Linux and Electronics

$55/hour

  • 45 hours tutoring

About Chris


Bio

I build stuff. Whether I'm manufacturing circuit boards, doing home remodeling, designing new computers chips, programming apps and games from scratch or researching cyber security, I'm always inventing something new. If you want to build stuff, you will need to use Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Computer Science, Chemistry and/or Physics every day. Many teachers and tutors can only TALK about concept applications, but I BUILD them. Feel free to message me if you or your student wants help...

I build stuff. Whether I'm manufacturing circuit boards, doing home remodeling, designing new computers chips, programming apps and games from scratch or researching cyber security, I'm always inventing something new. If you want to build stuff, you will need to use Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Computer Science, Chemistry and/or Physics every day. Many teachers and tutors can only TALK about concept applications, but I BUILD them. Feel free to message me if you or your student wants help with STEM homework, course planning, or custom projects/research, and is tired of teachers that teach from books and slides that make no sense. Have dyslexia or ADHD? Get taught by an Ivy League student who lives, works and studies with both of them.

I entered high school behind in formal math classes, and as a starting player on our basketball team, my less athletic classmates loved to make fun of me for it. By pushing myself and taking summer courses, I eventually surpassed them in math. I became the first student in my high school to complete Calculus I with a 100%, and won first place in the Old Dominion Advanced Math Competition. Math and science are now second nature to me, and I use these skills in scores of projects. I've tutored in math for three years now, focusing on giving students a tool belt of skills to use instead of teaching to a test.

Are you taking Chemistry or Physics (General, AP, College-Level)? I've been there, done that, got the t-shirt. You can learn a ton in Chemistry and Physics class. From quantum mechanics to stoichiometry and spectroscopy, I've got you covered.

When you see that piece of paper on test day, you are the teacher, and that piece of paper is the student. In the age of 'show your work,' I will transform your student into a teacher, who doesn't just know STEM, but knows how to teach STEM to others and on test day.

Sincerely,

Crazy Chris


Education

Cornell University
ECE

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $55
  • Rate details: You can cancel within four hours, but you must book with some notice so I can adjust my work schedule. I may charge a cancellation fee of 50% of the lesson's total cost, or $20, whichever is greater.
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

C++,

C++

From small microcontrollers programs to custom operating system and desktop applications, I work with companies to develop fast and powerful systems in C/C++. Throughout my time at Hiovita, I have written firmware for key projects such as the Infinity UPC motor controller, and spearheaded development of the Infinity Portal app. I specialize in deploying OpenGL, Vulcan and embedded Linux applications on STM32, SAM, AVR, and ARM Cortex architectures.
Computer Science,

Computer Science

As the CINO of a D.C. startup that specializes in researching and designing novel semiconductor and computer systems, I develop algorithms, abstractions and interfaces to bring our designs to the market. I manage full stack embedded development, which means I oversee development of software that runs on cloud servers, desktop computers, browsers, and IoT devices like 3D printers and coffee makers. I program in C/C++, Javascript, PHP, Python and several assembly languages. I began tutoring early in high school as a peer tutor for Computer Science Principles and went on to be a TA in Robotics I, Robotics II and Advanced Computer Science. When I'm not working at Hiovita, I educate college students and software developers in cybersecurity, IoT, and SaaS development.
Linux,

Linux

Hiovita's servers run on Debian. Although shared business website hosting manages resources much more efficiently than setting up a physical box for every website, many of our services rely on advanced technologies like web sockets, reverse proxy routing, subnets and large databases. Where these solutions are needed, we use a Virtual Private Linux Server (VPS). Because our servers are in the cloud, all configuration must be done through a virtual Secure Shell (SSH). My computer science background gave me an early opportunity to experiment with building, running and assembling applications in C/C++ and x86 assembly on Linux. Ubuntu is an essential part of my programming workflow, and has become my preferred development environment for desktop application and backend development. Many professors teach their classes using Linux, which can be confusing for someone who has never seen it before. I'll help you on your way to becoming a Linux pro in just a few lessons, and if you're getting tired of virtual machines, I'll show you how to dual boot your computer and get a native Kali, Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, or Elementary experience for your corporate or educational needs
Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows

I have installed Windows on more computers than I can count. When I was a freshman in high school, I kickstarted my computer support career by installing Windows 10 pro on a student's old Macbook that no one in our school IT department could get to work. Since then, I have installed Windows 7, 8 and 10 for friends, teachers, IT departments and my company. I'm an expert in file recovery, registry configurations, Windows group policy deployment and driver troubleshooting. Many Windows system repairs and installations fall short because technicians do not know how to manually set up specialized drivers correctly. Whether it's a hard disk that doesn't show in the file manager, a corrupted system, missing drivers, a glitchy app, or a new Windows installation that needs attention, my clients know they can trust me to get it fixed.

Corporate Training

C++

C++

From small microcontrollers programs to custom operating system and desktop applications, I work with companies to develop fast and powerful systems in C/C++. Throughout my time at Hiovita, I have written firmware for key projects such as the Infinity UPC motor controller, and spearheaded development of the Infinity Portal app. I specialize in deploying OpenGL, Vulcan and embedded Linux applications on STM32, SAM, AVR, and ARM Cortex architectures.

Math

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

I tutor students and engineers at startups on filters, potential pumps, DACs, ADCs, PWM, Mosfets, BJTs, and passives as they seek to bring their electrical designs to life. When existing circuit boards fall short, I build custom PCBs and have them manufactured. You are likely to find me in my workshop with a soldering iron replacing a capacitor, assembling a whole new board, or upgrading something to USB-C!

Science

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

I tutor students and engineers at startups on filters, potential pumps, DACs, ADCs, PWM, Mosfets, BJTs, and passives as they seek to bring their electrical designs to life. When existing circuit boards fall short, I build custom PCBs and have them manufactured. You are likely to find me in my workshop with a soldering iron replacing a capacitor, assembling a whole new board, or upgrading something to USB-C!

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Great tutor!

This wasn’t my first time working with Chris. We met again and continued working on my lab. Chris was very helpful in explaining the material without having to spend too much time on it, as requested. I appreciate his help and would totally recommend him as a tutor!

Munyrah, 3 lessons with Chris

Knowledgeable and professional

Chris went above and beyond to install the required software and library to walk me through a few very difficult machine programming problems. Well paced and good communicator!

Cyrus, 1 lesson with Chris

Patient Tutor

Chris taught me the RTM (Requirement Traceability Matrix). He knew how to break it down in layman terms. Before I spoke to Chris I had know idea about how to do RTM

Obi, 1 lesson with Chris

Flowchart for Industrial Power Monitoring System

He taught me everything in details and he made it very easy for me to understand the materials. He is very patient and kind and easy to talk to. Most importantly, he respond QUICK! I enjoy working with Chris a lot.

Pz, 1 lesson with Chris

Great tutor

Before starting on the lab assignment, Chris helped me better understand some of the basic operating system concepts, like kernel/drivers, etc. all of which tie up with the lab. So, if you’re a curious person and like to learn more about the ins and outs of a system that you’re working on, Chris is your guy!

Munyrah, 3 lessons with Chris

Amazing tutoring

The tutoring was amazing and it had a lot of information. A lot of understandable words that the tutor has been saying I would give this tutor a 10 star if I could. Amazing, so easy to understand and not too slow and not too fast. (Sorry if the text is not really great. English is my second language)

Azeez, 2 lessons with Chris
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$55/hour

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Response time: 3 hours