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Jeffrey K.

Mathematic Fanatic and Computer Tutor

Mathematic Fanatic and Computer Tutor

$48/hour

  • 94 hours tutoring

About Jeffrey


Bio

As a teacher, the most rewarding moment is when you see that "light bulb" go on for the student: after showing the same concept in multiple different ways, you finally hit upon the methodology that "clicks" for him/her. The student's face brightens, eyes widen, and smile blossoms; in that moment, he/she feels smart--proud to have the potential to do things that seemed impossible before. It's a moment of empowerment and accomplishment, for both teacher and student. And that's what I love...

As a teacher, the most rewarding moment is when you see that "light bulb" go on for the student: after showing the same concept in multiple different ways, you finally hit upon the methodology that "clicks" for him/her. The student's face brightens, eyes widen, and smile blossoms; in that moment, he/she feels smart--proud to have the potential to do things that seemed impossible before. It's a moment of empowerment and accomplishment, for both teacher and student. And that's what I love most about teaching.

I have over 25 years of teaching experience in varying capacities. When I was in high school, I was a tutor for other students and a camp counselor over the summer. As an undergraduate college student, I was a "master tutor" for the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Upon obtaining my degree with a double-major in Mathematics and Computer Science, I received a Graduate Teaching Assistantship and was granted the unique opportunity to teach a college course all on my own.

After college, I was registered as a substitute teacher in Broward County. Since then, during the 20 years I've spent as a software engineer for major international technology companies, I have been a leader and mentor of junior engineers, a trainer for customers, and a lecturer/presenter for colleagues in the industry. Most of all, as a father of a blended family of five children, opportunities to impart my knowledge and experience present themselves on a regular basis.

My teaching style focuses on concepts and developing a foundational understanding. I believe that you need to learn the "why" along with the "what" in order to be able to fully grasp a subject and have the ability to extend that to learning new concepts. It's not enough to just teach what a student needs to know to pass a class or finish an assignment; the student needs to have a deep enough understanding to be able to apply that knowledge to related applications and evolution of the subject matter, and to be able to "figure things out" for him/herse


Education

University of Miami
Math and Comp. Sci.
University of Miami
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $48
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of West Palm Beach, FL 33414
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/24/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

The GRE involves basic math and verbal skills with which I am very well-versed.

Computer

C,

C

I started programming in C over 25 years ago, writing online multi-user games for bulletin board systems (before the Internet). In my current capacity as a software engineer, I continue to develop C/C++ applications regularly.
C++,

C++

I have been coding in C++ for many years, and in my current capacity as a software engineer, I continue to develop C++ applications regularly.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I have been programming computers for almost 30 years, from the days of TRS-80 and Apple II. I have developed numerous commercial software packages, as well as hobby projects. I'm currently a research engineering manager for a major international software company. I'm mostly proficient with C/C++, but I have extensive experience with Java, BASIC, and many other languages.
Computer Science,

Computer Science

I have a BS in Computer Science, and also attended graduate school towards an MS in Computer Science. Before finishing that degree, however, I started working for a major technology company and have been doing corporate software development for the past twenty years.
Java

Java

I wrote plugins in Java for the Eclipse framework for 9 years, and was one of the founders of an open source project using Java and Eclipse.

Corporate Training

C++,

C++

I have been coding in C++ for many years, and in my current capacity as a software engineer, I continue to develop C++ applications regularly.
Java

Java

I wrote plugins in Java for the Eclipse framework for 9 years, and was one of the founders of an open source project using Java and Eclipse.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and have particular expertise with Algebra. When I was in high school, I placed 1st nationally in the Intellitest Algebra II division, and placed 2nd in the state of Florida on both the American High School Math Exam and the Florida Math League.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and have particular expertise with Algebra. When I was in high school, I placed 1st nationally in the Intellitest Algebra II division, and placed 2nd in the state of Florida on both the American High School Math Exam and the Florida Math League.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a Bachelor's of Science degree with a double-major in Mathematics and Computer Science. I have been tutoring in all levels of higher math from Algebra through Calculus for over two decades.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and have particular expertise with Geometry. When I was in high school, I placed 1st nationally in the Intellitest Geometry division.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and placed 1st in my school in the Continental Calculus League during the 1984-1985 school year.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and have been tutoring in Math for many years. When I was in high school, I scored 800 on the math portion of the SAT when I was in high school. I even scored a 650 on the math portion of the SAT when I was in middle school, and was invited to an award ceremony at Duke University.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have a Bachelor's degree in mathematics, and a lot of experience with test preparation in general.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and have particular expertise with Algebra. When I was in high school, I placed 1st nationally in the Intellitest Algebra II division, and placed 2nd in the state of Florida on both the American High School Math Exam and the Florida Math League.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and have particular expertise with Algebra. When I was in high school, I placed 1st nationally in the Intellitest Algebra II division, and placed 2nd in the state of Florida on both the American High School Math Exam and the Florida Math League.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a Bachelor's of Science degree with a double-major in Mathematics and Computer Science. I have been tutoring in all levels of higher math from Algebra through Calculus for over two decades.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and have particular expertise with Geometry. When I was in high school, I placed 1st nationally in the Intellitest Geometry division.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and placed 1st in my school in the Continental Calculus League during the 1984-1985 school year.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and have been tutoring in Math for many years. When I was in high school, I scored 800 on the math portion of the SAT when I was in high school. I even scored a 650 on the math portion of the SAT when I was in middle school, and was invited to an award ceremony at Duke University.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and earned 1st place in Trig-Star in 1986.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and have particular expertise with Algebra. When I was in high school, I placed 1st nationally in the Intellitest Algebra II division, and placed 2nd in the state of Florida on both the American High School Math Exam and the Florida Math League.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and have particular expertise with Algebra. When I was in high school, I placed 1st nationally in the Intellitest Algebra II division, and placed 2nd in the state of Florida on both the American High School Math Exam and the Florida Math League.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a Bachelor's of Science degree with a double-major in Mathematics and Computer Science. I have been tutoring in all levels of higher math from Algebra through Calculus for over two decades.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and have particular expertise with Geometry. When I was in high school, I placed 1st nationally in the Intellitest Geometry division.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and placed 1st in my school in the Continental Calculus League during the 1984-1985 school year.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and have particular expertise with Algebra. When I was in high school, I placed 1st nationally in the Intellitest Algebra II division, and placed 2nd in the state of Florida on both the American High School Math Exam and the Florida Math League.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and have particular expertise with Algebra. When I was in high school, I placed 1st nationally in the Intellitest Algebra II division, and placed 2nd in the state of Florida on both the American High School Math Exam and the Florida Math League.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a Bachelor's of Science degree with a double-major in Mathematics and Computer Science. I have been tutoring in all levels of higher math from Algebra through Calculus for over two decades.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and have particular expertise with Geometry. When I was in high school, I placed 1st nationally in the Intellitest Geometry division.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and have been tutoring in Math for many years. When I was in high school, I scored 800 on the math portion of the SAT when I was in high school. I even scored a 650 on the math portion of the SAT when I was in middle school, and was invited to an award ceremony at Duke University.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have a Bachelor's degree in mathematics, and a lot of experience with test preparation in general.
GRE,

GRE

The GRE involves basic math and verbal skills with which I am very well-versed.
PSAT,

PSAT

The PSAT covers basic math and verbal skills with which I am well versed.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and have been tutoring in Math for many years. When I was in high school, I scored 800 on the math portion of the SAT when I was in high school. I even scored a 650 on the math portion of the SAT when I was in middle school, and was invited to an award ceremony at Duke University.

Examples of Expertise


Jeffrey has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 11 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (23 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient

He was not only knowledgeable and patient but also shared real world experience of how things are practiced on the job. Great teacher of c++.

Adam, 3 lessons with Jeffrey

Great Tutor

Jeffrey came to my son's tutoring session equipped with extremely helpful material. He made the tutoring sessions fun and my son said they went by really quickly! I highly recommend Jeffrey.

Liz, 2 lessons with Jeffrey
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$48/hour

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Response time: 21 hours