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Owen Y.

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$80/hour

Computer Science and Math Teacher and Tutor

400+ Hours
5.0 average from 77 ratings
Excellent Tutor
— Ketan, Ann Arbor, MI on 10/10/15

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Computer Science Engineering

Education

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Computer Science Engineering)

About Owen

I received a B.S.E. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan's College of Engineering and currently work as a software developer for a trading company in Chicago. Throughout the past several years I have tutored many students in various computer, math, and science subjects, including Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics from Algebra I to Calculus II, Chemistry, Physics, and more. I always emphasize understanding of the underlying concepts over memorization or simple problem recognition and have helped most students significantly improve their grasp of the subjects we work in.

While I may not have the certifications that many teachers have earned, I am confident in my qualifications to tutor and teach in my subject areas. I graduated with a 3.86 GPA (summa cum laude) at Michigan after taking primarily upper level EECS classes. I also gained teaching experience as an Instructional Aide for EECS 482 (Introduction to Operating Systems) in which I led discussion sections and held office hours. In high school, I maintained a 4.0 GPA while taking a heavy AP course load.

For any college students familiar with UM's course numbers, I am specifically familiar with tutoring the following courses. If your course isn't on here or you're not sure about course equivalencies with the school you attend, simply ask and I'll let you know if I'm qualified to help you with your class!

EECS 183, 280, 281, 381, 482, 485
ENGR 101, 151
STATS 250, 412
MATH 115, 116

For high school students, I have experience tutoring the following courses:
Math up to AP Calculus BC
Statistics up to AP Statistics
Programming up to AP Computer Science

In addition to my experience in industry and college, I have also written several iOS applications and embarked on various other software projects over the years in my free time. These projects have allowed me to gain experience in aspects of application development and design not emphasized in school.

For those of you looking for a tutor for your student, I hope that you will see my relative youth as a positive quality, since I am often able to relate to younger students more easily than older teachers can, and I genuinely understand which concepts frustrate them (and why).

I look forward to meeting you!

Owen
I received a B.S.E. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan's College of Engineering and currently work as a software developer for a trading company in Chicago. Throughout the past several years I have tutored many students in various computer, math, and science subjects, including Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics from Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required

Cancellations within 8 hours notice will be charged half the lesson price. Cancellations within 1 hour will be charged the full lesson price. Group rates are available upon request.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60610

"Excellent Tutor"

- Ketan, Ann Arbor, MI on 10/10/15
Owen replied on 10/11/2015

Thanks for your feedback Ketan! You were great to work with and I'm glad I was able to help. I look forward to working with you again!

"Patient and understanding tutor"

- Nadine, Ann Arbor, MI on 3/27/17
Owen replied on 3/28/2017

Thanks for your feedback Nadine! You've been great to work with and you often understand more than you think :)

"Outstanding Statistics Tutor"

- Natalie, Ann Arbor, MI on 4/30/16
Owen replied on 5/17/2016

Thanks for your feedback Natalie! I'm always happy to hear I was able to help and that my teaching style fit your needs. Best of luck to you!

"Patient and Knowledgeable"

- Jordan, Ann Arbor, MI on 4/27/16
Owen replied on 4/27/2016

Thanks for the feedback Jordan. You were great to work with and I'm glad I helped clear things up for you!

"Awesome tutor, very thorough!"

- Serena, Ann Arbor, MI on 3/14/16
Owen replied on 3/15/2016

Thanks for the feedback Serena. I'm glad I've been able to help clear up some pretty difficult concepts!

"Smart and helpful"

- Alex, Ann Arbor, MI on 12/3/15
Owen replied on 12/4/2015

Thanks for the feedback Alex. Looking forward to working with you again!

"Owen the wise"

- Richard, Ann Arbor, MI on 11/8/15
Owen replied on 11/10/2015

Thanks for the feedback Richard! Finishing in just an hour would have been quite an ambitious goal :)

"Organized and efficient."

- Ian, Ann Arbor, MI on 9/11/15
Owen replied on 9/12/2015

I'm really glad I could get you started and on your way. I look forward to working with you again!

"Very Helpful!"

- Jerry, Utica, MI on 4/14/15

"Great Tutor"

- Sofia, East Lansing, MI on 2/28/15
Owen replied on 3/1/2015

Thanks for your feedback! I'm glad my teaching style works for you and that I was able to help. I wish you the best of luck!

"Great Tutor, Knows the Material, Accommodating, Well Prepared"

- Bill, Livonia, MI on 4/1/14
Owen replied on 4/2/2014

Thank you Bill for your feedback. I'm glad you had a smooth experience and that I was able to help your daughter clear up the confusion she had on some very challenging concepts. I look forward to working with her again!

"Very helpful"

- Joshua, Garden City, MI on 3/6/14
Owen replied on 3/9/2014

Thank you very much for your review. I'm glad you found our session helpful and that I was able to explain concepts clearly. I definitely look forward to meeting with you in the future!

"Excellent tutor, Very helpful at explaining difficult calculus concepts!"

- Lyn, Ann Arbor, MI on 10/26/13

"Helpful tutor"

- Denise, Canton, MI on 10/7/13
Owen replied on 10/9/2013

I appreciate the positive feedback and am glad I was able to help you understand some confusing concepts. I am happy that I was able to accommodate your scheduling needs and hope to continue doing so in the future. I look forward to working with you more!

"Very responsive."

- Cristina, Westland, MI on 8/5/13
Owen replied on 8/5/2013

Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad I was able to nudge you in the right direction, and you picked things up very quickly. I enjoyed our session as well and look forward to working with you in the future!

"Really helpful tutor!"

- Valerie, West Bloomfield, MI on 7/12/13
Owen replied on 8/5/2013

Thanks Valerie for your feedback! I have had a great time working with you and look forward to doing so in the future. See you around campus :)

"Great tutor!"

- Ted, Ann Arbor, MI on 7/8/13
Owen replied on 7/8/2013

Thank you so much for your review. I am happy to hear I was able to spark curiosity in your kids and that they are enthusiastic about learning more. I look forward to working with you more in the future.

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus,
Elementary Math,
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science,
Elementary Science, Physical Science, PSAT
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
C,
C++,
Computer Engineering,
Computer Programming, Computer Science,
General Computer, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Linux, Macintosh,
MATLAB,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Python, SQL, Swift, UNIX, Web Design
Language:
Chinese, ESL/ESOL, Reading, TOEFL, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

My best official ACT English score was a 35 on a test in which I scored a 35 composite. I have taken the test only twice, the first of which I scored a 33 composite. I understand very well exactly what the ACT English section tests on and what is needed to perform well on the test.

ACT Math

My best official ACT math score was a 36 on a test in which I scored a 35 composite. I have taken the test only twice, the first of which I scored a 33 composite. I understand very well exactly what the ACT math section tests on and what is needed to perform well on the test.

I also have many ACT resources I would love to share with students to help them prepare.

ACT Reading

My best official ACT reading score was a 33 on a test in which I scored a 35 composite.

I also have many ACT resources I would love to share with students to help them prepare.

ACT Science

My best official ACT science score was a 36 on a test in which I scored a 35 composite. I have taken the test only twice, the first of which I scored a 33 composite. I understand very well exactly what the ACT science section tests on and what is needed to perform well on the test.

I also have many ACT resources I would love to share with students to help them prepare.

Algebra 1

I completed Algebra 1 in the 7th grade. Afterwards, I have gone on to take many more math courses up to and through Calculus III. But all further math is based on the foundation of Algebra, with which I am extremely familiar.

C

I have developed two iOS applications and have been involved in several other software projects. I have experience in C, Objective-C, MATLAB, Macro Express, and TradeStation's EasyLanguage, as well as limited experience in several other programming languages.

Much of my work has been in MATLAB's Simulink/Stateflow and the code generation process. Currently, I am a student at the University of Michigan's College of Engineering.

C++

I have several years of C++ experience and have taken numerous computer science classes that rely on C++ as the primary programming language. I am very familiar with the Standard Library (including the various components that make up the Standard Template Library) and am comfortable with concepts that range from simple user I/O to complex and abstract object-oriented programming ideas.

For University of Michigan students, I have personally taken: ENGR 151, EECS 280, EECS 281, EECS 370, EECS 373, EECS 482, EECS 483, EECS 485, and EECS 381.

I also have significant tutoring experience for EECS 183.

Calculus

I have completed Calculus I, II, III, and IV and earned As in all courses. I regularly apply calculus principles to real world applications, such as in financial modeling of derivatives.

I have worked with many students in various calculus courses and have helped them achieve a better understanding of the fundamental calculus concepts underlying the problems you encounter. My passion for math and engineering ensures I will find the best possible method to convey these important, albeit often difficult, concepts of Calculus!

Computer Engineering

I am a junior studying Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan's College of Engineering. I have taken many computer engineering courses including EECS 483 (Compiler Construction), EECS 373 (Design of Microprocessor-Based Systems), EECS 370 (Introduction to Computer Organization), and more.

Computer Science

I am currently a software developer at a financial firm in Chicago. I graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S.E. in Computer Science.

I've worked with many students in courses ranging from introductory CS classes to advanced topics like operating systems or web development. For anyone familiar with University of Michigan EECS courses, I've worked with students in EECS 183, 280, 281, 381, 482, 485, and more.

I'm familiar with C/C++, Java, Python, Swift, Objective-C, Javascript, HTML/CSS, MATLAB, and a variety of other languages as well.

As far as practical experience, I currently work as a software developer at a financial company responsible for improving and developing automated trading systems. I have interned at two other companies and have worked on a variety of projects ranging from web backend to mobile development. In addition, I've been involved in the development of two iOS applications as well as a MATLAB Simulink/Stateflow model for day trading stocks.

Elementary Math

I have had experience in teaching Elementary Math in my position as a Math Olympiads coach. My Math Olympiads team included both elementary and middle school children, who attended weekly meetings where they learned key mathematical concepts and subsequently participated in five competition tests throughout the year. Several students even achieved perfect scores!

Macintosh

I have used a Mac for several years and am very familiar with its user interface. I am also a registered Apple developer and am involved in developing several iOS apps.

MATLAB

I have developed two iOS applications and have been involved in several other software projects. I have experience in C, Objective-C, MATLAB, Macro Express, and TradeStation's EasyLanguage, as well as limited experience in several other programming languages.

Much of my work has been in MATLAB's Simulink/Stateflow and the code generation process. Currently, I am a student at the University of Michigan's College of Engineering.

Statistics

Statistics is a subject that I have a particular interest in tutoring because I've found that while students with a vast array of interests need to know it, most students are focused on trying to complete practice/homework problems without understanding the fundamental principles in stats. For example, in hypothesis testing, it's useful to memorize the formula for calculating a p-value, but what does this value intuitively mean and why is it useful? I've found that once students understand these principles, they end up with a much better grasp on solving problems and the subject as a whole.

As far as qualifications, I have taken several stats classes (and received As) throughout earning my computer science degree, where I most often applied their principles to CS problems like machine learning. Nowadays, I regularly find applications of stats in the financial industry such as in modeling derivatives pricing.

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Computer Science Engineering

Education

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Computer Science Engineering)

Excellent Tutor

I was having trouble in my advanced programming class and Owen was able to break down the large task into smaller tasks. He was able to explain complex ideas in an understandable ways and clearly knows the material. I would recommend Owen for anyone who is looking to get a tutor for programming.

— Ketan, Ann Arbor, MI on 10/10/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Cancellations within 8 hours notice will be charged half the lesson price. Cancellations within 1 hour will be charged the full lesson price. Group rates are available upon request.

Travel policy

Owen will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60610.