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Kevin B.

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Experienced Computer Tutor Available

$35/hour

  • 22 hours tutoring

  • Jasper, FL 32052

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Bio

I spent 23 years in the computing field prior to starting to teach fulltime at the college level. My industry experience was in both programming and database development. I began programming in FORTRAN and worked in the pharmaceutical industry doing scientific programming. I also learned how to be a database designer and administrator at my first job. Later I programmed in C and C++ for the telecommunications and grocery industries. Those jobs also required the use of various relational...

I spent 23 years in the computing field prior to starting to teach fulltime at the college level. My industry experience was in both programming and database development. I began programming in FORTRAN and worked in the pharmaceutical industry doing scientific programming. I also learned how to be a database designer and administrator at my first job. Later I programmed in C and C++ for the telecommunications and grocery industries. Those jobs also required the use of various relational databases like Oracle, Sybase, and SQL Server. My final job in industry involved the use of C++ and databases to create projects like a “print on demand” system for IBM, movie special effects software for Kodak, and a contract management system for Xerox.

I had spent much of the time while I was in industry teaching as an adjunct at local universities. I was approached by a former professor to join the information technology (IT) department at Rochester Institute of Technology. My prior experience was a good match for their program, so I ended up teaching various programming and database courses. When the IT department split into two separate groups, I went with the Interactive Games and Media program. I still teach programming and other computer related courses, but now these classes are geared towards the creation of video games. I also teach some game design classes.

Most of the teaching I have done has been at the college level. The majority of my students are freshmen. I do work with students one on one during office hours. This is when students come in with specific issues with the course content or with the assignments in the course. In general I like to have the students do some type of programming as part of the session. I view programming as being very similar to learning a musical instrument. If you just read about playing the violin, you won’t be able to actually do it. Programming works the same way. Unless you actually write code you really don’t know how to program. I also like to tie computing concepts back to events or activities the students may encounter daily. I've had a lot of success with these approaches over the years.


Education

SUNY at Geneseo
Chemistry
Cornell University
Masters
Rochester Institute of Technology
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Jasper, FL 32052
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/24/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

C,

C

I spent 5 years working in C in a telecommunications firm in a UNIX environment. During that time, I developed a variety of programs, including some trouble ticket programs and a system for tracking annoyance calls that was used by our local phone company for many years. I also developed a check validation system for our local grocery chain in C.
C#,

C#

I taught programming at RIT for 16 years as a professor and still teach as an adjunct. (I retired last year.) Courses have ranged from the introduction to programming up to advanced programming concepts, like distributed application development. I am proficient in several programming languages and it's not unusual for me to teach in several different languages on any given day.
C++,

C++

I taught programming at RIT for 16 years as a professor and still teach as an adjunct. (I retired last year.) Courses have ranged from the introduction to programming up to advanced programming concepts, like distributed application development. I am proficient in several programming languages and it's not unusual for me to teach in several different languages on any given day. I developed the C++ course that is still used at RIT.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I taught programming at RIT for 16 years as a professor and still teach as an adjunct. (I retired last year.) Courses have ranged from the introduction to programming up to advanced programming concepts, like distributed application development. I am proficient in several programming languages and it's not unusual for me to teach in several different languages on any given day.
Computer Science,

Computer Science

I have a computer science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. My main focus was on application development. I spent 23 years as a programmer and software engineer. After leaving industry I taught at RIT as a professor for 16 years, until I retired in 2017. I'm still teaching at RIT as an adjunct, teaching introductory programming and an artificial intelligence course. I also teach math and Python programming at a local high school.
Java,

Java

I taught programming at RIT for 16 years as a professor and still teach as an adjunct. (I retired last year.) Courses have ranged from the introduction to programming up to advanced programming concepts, like distributed application development. I was part of the team that developed the Java curriculum used in the IT department at RIT.
Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

I have been using Windows since version 3.1 came out. I am very familiar with the way the operating system works. Some of my graduate courses gave me the opportunity to see the underlying structure of the operating system.
General Computer, SQL

Corporate Training

C++,

C++

I taught programming at RIT for 16 years as a professor and still teach as an adjunct. (I retired last year.) Courses have ranged from the introduction to programming up to advanced programming concepts, like distributed application development. I am proficient in several programming languages and it's not unusual for me to teach in several different languages on any given day. I developed the C++ course that is still used at RIT.
Java,

Java

I taught programming at RIT for 16 years as a professor and still teach as an adjunct. (I retired last year.) Courses have ranged from the introduction to programming up to advanced programming concepts, like distributed application development. I was part of the team that developed the Java curriculum used in the IT department at RIT.
General Computer, SQL

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I teach math classes ranging from prealgebra to precalculus at a local high school. My prior background as both a chemist and software engineer gave me a solid background in the use of math ranging from prealgebra up through calculus and differential equations. Prior to retiring, I taught programming and database courses as a professor at RIT, so I have experience explaining math and computer science concepts.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I teach algebra 2 at a local high school, so I have had experience with the subject. In addition to covering the topics, I developed quizzes and test questions for my class. Prior to retiring, I taught programming and database courses as a professor at RIT, so I have experience explaining math and computer science concepts.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I teach prealgebra at a local high school. Because of my background, I'm able to show where the prealgebra concepts are going to be used in real life. Prior to retiring, I taught programming and database courses as a professor at RIT, so I have experience explaining math and computer science concepts.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I teach precalculus at a local high school. I our curriculum we went through a variety of topics ranging from trigonometry and linear algebra up through limits. Prior to retiring, I taught programming and database courses as a professor at RIT, so I have experience explaining math and computer science concepts.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I teach math classes ranging from prealgebra to precalculus at a local high school. My prior background as both a chemist and software engineer gave me a solid background in the use of math ranging from prealgebra up through calculus and differential equations. Prior to retiring, I taught programming and database courses as a professor at RIT, so I have experience explaining math and computer science concepts.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I teach algebra 2 at a local high school, so I have had experience with the subject. In addition to covering the topics, I developed quizzes and test questions for my class. Prior to retiring, I taught programming and database courses as a professor at RIT, so I have experience explaining math and computer science concepts.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I teach prealgebra at a local high school. Because of my background, I'm able to show where the prealgebra concepts are going to be used in real life. Prior to retiring, I taught programming and database courses as a professor at RIT, so I have experience explaining math and computer science concepts.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I teach precalculus at a local high school. I our curriculum we went through a variety of topics ranging from trigonometry and linear algebra up through limits. Prior to retiring, I taught programming and database courses as a professor at RIT, so I have experience explaining math and computer science concepts.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I teach a variety of math courses at a local high school. In our curriculum trigonometry is a part of precalculus. However, when I was a student, trig was a year long course. In addition to teaching trig at the high school level, I had to teach it at the college level as part of an algorithms course for video game development students. Prior to retiring, I taught programming and database courses as a professor at RIT, so I have experience explaining math and computer science concepts.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I teach math classes ranging from prealgebra to precalculus at a local high school. My prior background as both a chemist and software engineer gave me a solid background in the use of math ranging from prealgebra up through calculus and differential equations. Prior to retiring, I taught programming and database courses as a professor at RIT, so I have experience explaining math and computer science concepts.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I teach algebra 2 at a local high school, so I have had experience with the subject. In addition to covering the topics, I developed quizzes and test questions for my class. Prior to retiring, I taught programming and database courses as a professor at RIT, so I have experience explaining math and computer science concepts.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I teach prealgebra at a local high school. Because of my background, I'm able to show where the prealgebra concepts are going to be used in real life. Prior to retiring, I taught programming and database courses as a professor at RIT, so I have experience explaining math and computer science concepts.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I teach precalculus at a local high school. I our curriculum we went through a variety of topics ranging from trigonometry and linear algebra up through limits. Prior to retiring, I taught programming and database courses as a professor at RIT, so I have experience explaining math and computer science concepts.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I teach math classes ranging from prealgebra to precalculus at a local high school. My prior background as both a chemist and software engineer gave me a solid background in the use of math ranging from prealgebra up through calculus and differential equations. Prior to retiring, I taught programming and database courses as a professor at RIT, so I have experience explaining math and computer science concepts.
Algebra 2

Algebra 2

I teach algebra 2 at a local high school, so I have had experience with the subject. In addition to covering the topics, I developed quizzes and test questions for my class. Prior to retiring, I taught programming and database courses as a professor at RIT, so I have experience explaining math and computer science concepts.

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Great tutor

Excellent explanations and very helpful for tough topics that are tough to grasp. Kevin's patient and walks you through problems you may need help understanding.

Mike, 8 lessons with Kevin
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