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Alec K.

Palatine, IL

$50/hour

Alec: Math, Physics, ACT, and Computer Science/Engineering tutor

Background check passed as of 11/7/12
4.9 average from 25 ratings
Very smart tutor
— Liana, Palatine, IL on 5/2/12

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University of Illinois
Computer Engineering

Education

University of Illinois (Computer Engineering)

About Alec

I have finished my third year as a computer engineering major at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Prior to starting there, however, I have done several years of coursework in high school relating to computer programming, as well as other subjects, including but not limited to: Math up to and including Calculus BC, Advanced Placement/College Physics, ACT preparation courses, and Spanish. On top of having learned 5 years worth of coursework in Spanish, I am also fluent in Russian.

I believe that an integral part of learning and retaining the subject matter is to be able to teach it. If one can teach a subject matter, that is the true test of whether or not that individual understands it.
This is in part why I started tutoring. Not only is it rewarding to be able to pass on my knowledge and help students understand their own studies, but it also keeps me in top mental shape in understanding these subjects.
I have finished my third year as a computer engineering major at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Prior to starting there, however, I have done several years of coursework in high school relating to computer Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Palatine, IL 60074
Background Check: Passed

"Very smart tutor"

- Liana, Palatine, IL on 5/2/12

"Great Help"

- Leyla, Northbrook, IL on 3/6/13

"Very Easy to Work With"

- Dan, Lake Forest, IL on 3/6/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
English:
Grammar
Test Preparation:
ACT Math
Computer:
Computer Programming,
Computer Science,
General Computer, Java, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Computer Programming

I am proficient in java with 5 years experience. I understand object oriented programming as well as syntax in creating applications as well as applets. I am also very knowledgeable with other programming languages such as Basic (for computers and other devices such as graphing calculators), C++, Assembly, and most other object-oriented languages.

Computer Science

I am proficient in Java with 5 years experience. I understand object oriented programming as well as syntax in creating applications as well as applets. I am also very knowledgeable with other programming languages such as Basic (for computers and other devices such as graphing calculators), C++, Assembly, and most other object-oriented languages.

Microsoft Windows

I have been using Windows since the earlier versions dating back to Windows 95. I can get around the OS pretty quickly to suit my needs and change most settings and/or access any programs that I need to. Also I understand how to speed up the computer, install/uninstall software, and determine which software is unnecessary and can be harmful to the computer.

University of Illinois
Computer Engineering

Education

University of Illinois (Computer Engineering)

Very smart tutor — We got 2 lessons with Alec and both times after lesson my son was the happiest boy in the world. He got help not only for his school assignments, but for his own program that he wanted to do by himself. The lessons were pretty dynamic and full of new information and very detailed. Alec demonstrated deep knowledge of JAVA and great ability to present material and to teach. ...

— Liana, Palatine, IL on 5/2/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alec will travel within 15 miles of Palatine, IL 60074.