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University of Illinois at Chicago (Computer Science)
University of Illinois at Chicago (Master's)
I am a life-long Chicagoan who earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science at UIC. I have 10 years of professional experience as a Software Engineer, and a true passion for teaching. I specialize in tutoring Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Discrete Math, Finite Math, core Java, Java Spring, C#, .NET, Python, Linux, and HTML.
My tutoring career began as an undergraduate, when I helped students at Harper College and UIC with introductory programming classes. Over time, my repertoire expanded to include HS and undergraduate level mathematics and a wide range of programming languages and frameworks.
I am easygoing, organized, focused and goal oriented. I enjoy helping my students succeed and exceed their expectations in courses they previously struggled with. Breaking down complex concepts and making them easier to understand is what I pride myself on as a tutor. I also like to keep sessions fun!
I enjoy spending my free time developing mobile apps, listening to NPR, going to concerts, watching SNL, and hanging out with my wife and son. I am a life-long Chicagoan who earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science at UIC. I have 10 years of professional experience as a Software Engineer, and a true passion for teaching. I specialize in tutoring … Read more
I am currently an undergrad studying computer science, and although I love the material, it seems to fly by a little too fast. I decided to ask Jason for some help, and he was able to very clearly demonstrate the concepts to me. On our first session, he asked me my preferred way of learning, and I explained to him that I need to be able to visualize what is going on conceptually to fully understand the material. He was able to draw up diagrams and charts during our sessions, which helped immensely. In addition, he was able to quickly analyze code he had never seen before, and suggest more efficient methodologies to generate the same result. There was no time wasted on his part by "figuring out" what is going on in my assignments, and he always came prepared. For any programming related (dealing specifically with code) tutoring that you may require, I would strongly recommend Jason to you.
Jason did an excellent job with helping me understand the curriculum in my assignments. I highly recommend him as a tutor.
I was having trouble understanding Java for a Data Structures class but I wasn't sure exactly what I couldn't understand. Jason went over my homework with me and helped me understand how all the pieces fit together. He was very patient and helped me break down big problems into easier to handle smaller problems. I learned helpful new skills that weren't taught in class, such as how to use a debugger and ways to minimize the amount of code. He also helped me plan and study for my midterm and final exams. I saw Jason for seven sessions and I definitely feel that I learned a lot from each one. I highly recommend Jason for anyone studying Java.
I worked with Jason for merely 8 hours. He based our session on my needs as I requested, which was working on solving problems and coding programs. He used this to instruct me through the coding process. He is a cordial tutor, knowledgeable, and organized. I liked working with him, he taught me a lot and I will not hesitate working him again.
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I have worked on ASP.NET projects in college and professionally.
I have a Master's in Computer Science from UIC and 10+ years experience as a Software Engineer.
Java a great language to learn. The Java language is the foundation of many desktop, Android and server applications. Java is a great skill to have when entering college or the workforce. If you are struggling with Java programming concepts, object-oriented design or debugging practices I would be excited help.
My website is written in PHP. I recommend it for small to medium sized websites. PHP is fun to learn and you can get results right away.
Python is great for scripting and file processing. I have used it to build a real-time traffic congestion map. If you want to work as a systems admin, DBA or data analyst it is a valuable tool.
SQL is a great way to SELECT, UPDATE and INSERT data on your desktop, mobile device or server. I enjoy sharing my knowledge about this powerful query language. SQL has been a critical skill in all my professional roles.
UNIX/LINUX comes standard with many powerful command line tools, that can be used for file processing, scheduling and networking. I use CENT OS (a version of Linux) at my current position and I tutored students on Solaris (a version of UNIX) at UIC.
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