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Tenzin P.

Niles, IL

$75/hour

Experienced Web Development and Programming Tutor

4.7 average from 21 ratings
Very knowledgeable, great at explaining the basic concepts
— Dan, Chicago, IL on 8/22/16

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About Tenzin

I am an experienced tutor with a true passion for web development, chess, math, and guitar. I have been tutoring professionally for over three years and have had great results with kids ranging from 5 to 15 years of age to adults as well as non-traditional students.

I am a web developer by the day. I built web applications and websites with html5, css3, javascript, jquery, bootstrap, Angular js, ruby on rails, PHP and so on. I have been programming for many years. I learned HTML and CSS when I was in 4th grade. I wrote my first line of code 7 years ago in C++ for a simple "hello, world" program. Every since then I have programmed in various programming languages from java and c to web languages like javascript to database languages such as SQL. I have experience building and deploying apps to the apple's Appstore as well as Android play store. Built many industry standard websites and dynamic web apps following responsive design principle. Throughout the years I have been programming, I have also tutored over hundreds of students. These students include middle school children writing their first "Hello, world" program to high school and college students taking various computer science courses to adults and professionals changing careers and entering the world of software development.

I learned how to play the guitar when I was 16 and haven't stopped playing since. Growing up, life was never easy but the one thing that I had was my guitar and the freedom to play it. Through the times of getting bullied in school to the unfortunate circumstances having to depart from my own mother, I strummed my way to positiveness and happiness. Every time I had a bad day, I would pick up my guitar and instantly feel like there is nothing else going on in the world; all there was was me and the guitar. And I want to have my students to have the same freedom and ability to play the guitar and have one more reason to be happy and stay positive. I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by.

No matter what culture we're from, what tradition we have, or what race we are, everyone loves music.

Similarly to guitar, I learned how to play the chess when I was just 14, and have fallen in love with the game ever since. I find it fascinating that two individuals can sit through hours battling with their minds without saying a single word. I believe that everyone should learn to play chess, especially for kids as it helps their learning ability, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

As the once Chess World Champion and political leader, Garry Kasparov, said himself, "Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment." And this the reason I love teaching chess.

- Programming and Math | Over 6 years of work and 4 years of teaching experience
- Guitar | Over 7 years of play and 3 years of teaching experience
- Chess | Over 8 years of play and 2 years of teaching experience
I am an experienced tutor with a true passion for web development, chess, math, and guitar. I have been tutoring professionally for over three years and have had great results with Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Niles, IL 60714
Background Check: Passed

"Very knowledgeable, great at explaining the basic concepts"

- Dan, Chicago, IL on 8/22/16

"Terrific mentor in a challenging subject"

- Sam, Chicago, IL on 5/15/16

"Great Tutor"

- Aren, Evanston, IL on 4/18/16

"Motivating and knowledgeable!"

- Vincent, Calabasas, CA on 4/1/16

"Honest"

- Ed, Glenview, IL on 2/28/16

"Very Helpful JavaScript and Ruby Review!"

- Megan, New York, NY on 2/23/16

"Knowledgable and Insightful Tutor"

- Briana, Bowie, MD on 2/18/16
Music:
Guitar
Computer:
C,
Computer Programming,
Computer Science,
General Computer, HTML,
JavaScript,
Linux,
Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, PHP,
Python,
Web Design
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

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.

C

I work as a web developer. I have been building web and general applications for many years now. C was one of my first languages, and I have taught C, C#, Java, and many of the lower level languages to countless students.

Chess

I have been playing chess since I was in 5th grade. Growing up, I always taught friends and families how to play chess. I also give private lessons to adults right now. I have also worked professionally as a Chess and Guitar instructor at Chess Scholars and Afterschool Enrichment Solutions.

Computer Programming

I am well versed in many different programming languages. I have programmed for many years. I currently work as a web developer. Some of the languages I know include javascript, python, ruby, php, java, C , R and so on.

Computer Science

I am a web developer by the day. To become a good programmer, one must first have a strong core understanding of computer science. I have taught many high school and college students the principles of computer science.

Guitar

I have played guitar for more than 8 years. I have taught guitar to everyone from little kids to elderlies including my grandmother. I also worked as a Chess and Guitar instructor at Chess Scholars and Afterschool Enrichment Solutions for more than a year. I taught in classrooms of 8 to 16 students of age ranging from 5 to 15 years old. I also teach adults privately at the moment.

HTML

I tutor web design and development. I enjoy computer science and programming in general, and I love teaching it even more! I also teach chess to beginners and intermediate players.

JavaScript

I am a web developer. I have been programming and teaching programming for the last 5 years. Being a developer requires you to know multiple languages and 1 to 3 languages in great depth. Javascript is my core language since html, css, and javascript are the three core languages of the web.

Linux

I use Windows and Linux(UBUNTU dist) simultaneously depending on my projects on a regular basis. I have a deep understanding of the command line in Linux, and I love the fact that everything is doable and faster in the command line. I try to have my programming students install Linux to learn how beautiful the command line and the CLI language BASH is.

Macintosh

I own a macintosh laptop 2014 model with el capitan. I use it time to time for projects involving swift programming language. Since I use Linux on a regular, I am familiar with all of the concepts in Unix as well. I have a deep understanding of the operating system including the mac's command line AKA -- the terminal as well.

Microsoft Windows

I work on a Windows 10 operating system. I have used windows for more than 15 years. I also have deep knowledge in the operating system not only for general computing but also from using the command line to creating my own applications do some tasks for me.

PHP

I am a web developer. I use PHP on a daily basis for contact forms and rapid prototypes of dynamic interactivity on my websites. PHP is also a high-level language which means it's very easy to get started for beginning programmers and web developers to learn. I teach PHP to students who at least know a little bit of html, css, and javascript.

Python

I have been a web developer for many years. I have worked in python and flask to create web applications. I have also tutored python to many beginning programmers since python is a high level language and it is easy to learn.

Web Design

Being a web developer first requires you to be familiar with common web design concepts. I have experience designing graphics and PSD templates for websites in Photoshop and illustrator and later code it into a real website. I also design logos, brochures, business cards, flyers, etc. on a regular basis.

Very knowledgeable, great at explaining the basic concepts — Tenzin quickly understood how much knowledge I had with JS and where he needed to start to keep me moving forward. The homework assignments he gave were tough, which gave me an idea of what areas I need to focus on while we're not meeting and what we need to go over when we do meet for a tutoring session. Looking forward to learning more with Tenzin! ...

— Dan, Chicago, IL on 8/22/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tenzin will travel within 25 miles of Niles, IL 60714.