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Jacob B.

Baton Rouge, LA

$40/hour

Experienced Math and Computer Science Tutor

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20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/20/15
5.0 average from 24 ratings
Very knowledgeable and very patient.
— Victoria, Baton Rouge, LA on 12/19/16

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Lousiana State University
Industrial Engineering
Louisiana State University
Master's

Education

Lousiana State University (Industrial Engineering)

Louisiana State University (Master's)

About Jacob

I teach and tutor two broad topics: math and computer science. Math is mostly logic driven and the specific subjects I teach are Calculus (all levels), Trigonometry, Geometry, Algebra, and basic arithmetic. Furthermore, I teach computer programming in computer science based on Windows operating systems. These topics include teaching Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, SQL Server, Visual Studio), object oriented programming (C languages and Visual Basic), ASP.NET framework, web development and markup languages (HTML, Javascript, etc), and database scripting languages (T-SQL).

My goal is to assist students understand the concepts in the math and computer subjects I tutor. I am results driven. In other words, I want you to obtain higher grades on tests and courses or higher scores on the math portions of standardized tests. However, if you just want to learn a subject not associated with a specific course, I can teach you the essentials to develop those necessary skills. I believe understanding is achieved by observing first how the student learns and then using appropriate building of concepts to understand the material. I do not push simple memorization, although certain basic concepts may need to be memorized for speed on tests.

At our first session, I will develop an individualized plan based on the goals of the student. This plan will include topics to be discussed at future sessions with performance based benchmarks to measure progress and a frequency of appointments which could be weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly depending on the individual student's needs. The sessions can be scheduled as 1 hour or 2 hour sessions.

Satisfaction is guaranteed, so if you are not satisfied, you do not pay. I hope to serve you and help you to achieve your goals!
I teach and tutor two broad topics: math and computer science. Math is mostly logic driven and the specific subjects I teach are Calculus (all levels), Trigonometry, Geometry, Algebra, and basic arithmetic. Furthermore, I teach computer programming in computer science based on Windows operating systems. These topics include teaching Microsoft Read more

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Cancellation
36 hours notice required

Standard rate: $40 / student / hour Group Rates: - 2-9: $20 / student / hour -10+: $15 / student / hour

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very knowledgeable and very patient."

- Victoria, Baton Rouge, LA on 12/19/16
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Elementary Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Bible Studies
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math
Computer:
ASP.NET,
C,
C#,
C++,
Computer Programming,
Computer Science,
General Computer, HTML, JavaScript,
Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, SQL, Visual Basic,
Web Design
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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 Math

I am quite knowledgeable in the ACT math section and can prepare for the types of questions and the speed required to do well. The ACT math section is like an endurance marathon test where students have to answer 60 questions in 60 minutes. I can offer expert tutoring in the following concepts covered on the test. The ACT is not like a typical math test given as part of a course. Instead, there is far more questions and less time, putting you through more stress. Learning how to take the test is the key, which includes good prep in understanding how to answer the questions in a fast pace, but also being able to make good decisions such as knowing how to skip harder questions to return later if time permits. All questions are worth the same, so answering as many easy questions up front and then going back through the harder questions will maximize the score. My tutoring focuses on these two keys: (1) improving your knowledge of each problem type to increase chance of getting right answer and (2) getting a better overall score by taking the test the right way and going for the easy points first.

Algebra 1

I am quite knowledgeable in all subtopics of algebra 1. Most algebra 1 courses cover broad topics from algebra. I can offer expert tutoring in the following concepts from this subject including: Review of Arithmetic, Fundamental Operations, Equations, Solving Word Problems, Exponents and Powers, Polynomials, Factoring, Graphs and Linear Equations, Rational Expressions, Systems of Equations, Inequalities, Radicals, and Quadratic Equations. If you have any difficulty understanding any of these topics, I can teach techniques to better understand them and get a grasp on the concepts, many of which build upon each other to more advanced topics.

Algebra 2

I am quite knowledgeable in all subtopics of algebra 2. Most algebra 2 courses cover broad topics from advanced algebra. I can offer expert tutoring in the following concepts from this subject including: Systems of equations and inequalities, Functions and their graphs, Polynomial and rational functions, Rational expressions
Exponential and logarithmic functions, Logarithms, Imaginary and complex numbers, Conic sections, and Matrices. If you have any difficulty understanding any of these topics, I can teach techniques to better understand them and get a grasp on the concepts, many of which build upon each other to more advanced topics.

ASP.NET

I have 5 years professional programming experience, mostly using ASP.NET framework for web design. ASP.NET is a server-side framework for developing web applications and rendering webpages using server-driven programming. I can teach the various programming languages used for this server-side framework (C#, C++, and Visual Basic) and I can teach programmer students how to set up the server environment using config files and Internet Information Services (IIS). I am very familiar with all of the major concepts associated with understanding how ASP.NET websites are developed, managed, maintained, and deployed.

Bible Studies

I have studied the Old and New Testament both in academic setting and through my local church. I have read the entire Bible in the NIV, TNIV, and KJV versions multiple times and am familiar with all of the major stories, passages, and organization of messages. The Bible is a vast work of 66 books that takes lots of reading and guided discussion to understand each topic. I can teach students at any level of experience or understanding. For students only interested in one book or one section of books, I can get into a great level of detail and analysis including understanding the historical significance and background of the events that take place in the stories. For students interested in a comprehensive survey of the Bible, I teach in an organized, ordered way that follows a logical way to understand both the history of the people in the Bible as well as the messages it teaches. I teach topics in the following order: (1) book of Genesis, (2) the Gospels, (3) finish the remainder of the Pentateuch (first 5 law books), (4) historical books, (5) wisdom books and Psalms, (6) Acts and epistles, (7) prophet books and Revelations.

C

C is an introductory object-oriented programming (OOP) language. I often will try to teach this language as an introduction because of the similarities of the syntax to other C-based languages, which are more standard. I do not program in C as a standard language since it is largely depreciated, but it is a useful language for learning programming as a step towards more applicable languages such as C++ and C# as well as Java. In my undergraduate years, I took 2 courses in C and am quite familiar with the syntax and features. Most OOPs have very similar features and concepts including key words, syntax, types, variables, constants, classes, instantiation, objects, properties, methods, and functions/routines. These features are used in the language to accomplish various programmatic tasks for an application and I can teach these topics in a logical order to explain how to program from the very basic of tasks to more complicated applications that re-use code and follow conventional programming standards.

C#

I teach C#, which is a widely used programming language in many major and popular applications. I have 4 years of personal professional experience in programming using C# on a number of projects in my professional career. C-based languages fall into a category of programming languages known as object-oriented programming (OOP). Most OOPs have very similar features and concepts including key words, syntax, types, variables, constants, classes, instantiation, objects, properties, methods, and functions/routines. These features are used in the language to accomplish various programmatic tasks for an application and I can teach these topics in a logical order to explain how to program from the very basic of tasks to more complicated applications that re-use code and follow conventional programming standards.

C++

I teach C++, which is a widely used programming language in many major and popular applications. I have 8 years of personal professional experience in programming using C++ on a number of projects in my professional career. C++ is a C-based language that is quite similar to C# and would be an easy transition between C# or C. C-based languages fall into a category of programming languages known as object-oriented programming (OOP). Most OOPs have very similar features and concepts including key words, syntax, types, variables, constants, classes, instantiation, objects, properties, methods, and functions/routines. These features are used in the language to accomplish various programmatic tasks for an application and I can teach these topics in a logical order to explain how to program from the very basic of tasks to more complicated applications that re-use code and follow conventional programming standards.

Computer Programming

I have taken 3 object oriented programming (OOP) courses covering C++, C#, and Visual Basic while an undergrad at LSU so I am very familiar with all OOP concepts. Most OOPs have very similar features and concepts including key words, syntax, types, variables, constants, classes, instantiation, objects, properties, methods, and functions/routines. These features are used in the language to accomplish various programmatic tasks for an application and I can teach these topics in a logical order to explain how to program from the very basic of tasks to more complicated applications that re-use code and follow conventional programming standards. In addition to OOP, I am very experienced in T-SQL for database programming, and HTML and JavaScript for web interface development.

Computer Science

Computer science is a broad area of study that includes programming, software development and design, understanding hardware and drivers, operating systems, and applications software. I am skilled in all of these topics and my undergraduate and graduate degrees focused on different aspects of computer science.

I have taken 3 object oriented programming (OOP) courses while an undergrad at LSU so I am very familiar with all OOP concepts. Most OOPs have very similar features and concepts including key words, syntax, types, variables, constants, classes, instantiation, objects, properties, methods, and functions/routines. These features are used in the language to accomplish various programmatic tasks for an application and I can teach these topics in a logical order to explain how to program from the very basic of tasks to more complicated applications that re-use code and follow conventional programming standards.

In addition to OOP, I am very experienced in T-SQL for database programming, HTML and JavaScript for web interface development. I am also quite knowledgeable of Windows Operating systems, and Microsoft based software tools (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc), as well as major hardware components (mouse, keyboard, touch interface, printers, speakers, web cams, etc) including setup, installation, and updates to driver software.

Elementary Math

I am quite knowledgeable in all subtopics of elementary math. Most elementary math courses cover most or all of basic math topics. I can offer expert tutoring in the following concepts from this subject including: Introduction to Numbers (Number Line, Place Value, Ordering Numbers, Powers of 10, Roman Numerals, Whole Numbers); Using Numbers (Multiplication Tables, Adding and Subtracting Positive and Negative Numbers, Multiplying Negatives, Equal, Less and Greater Than, Long Division, Associative, Commutative and Distributive Laws, Rounding Numbers); Number Theory (Common Number Patterns, Pascal's Triangle, Prime and Composite Numbers, Prime Numbers Chart, Prime Factorization, Divisibility Rules, Squares and Square Roots); Fractions; Decimals; Percentages; Graphs (Equation of a Straight Line, Straight Line Graph, Cartesian Coordinates, Interactive Cartesian Coordinates, Polar and Cartesian Coordinates, Bar Graph); Geometry; Transformations (symmetry, reflection, rotation, point symmetry); Elementary Algebra; Lengths, Areas and Volumes (How to Convert Lengths, Area and Perimiter Calculation, How to Convert Areas, How to Convert Volumes, Converting Temperatures, Accuracy and Precision); and Time (clocks, Time AM/PM vs 24 Hour Clock, Adding and Subtracting Time, World Time Zones, Earth's Orbit and Daylight, Leap Years). If you have any difficulty understanding any of these topics, I can teach techniques to better understand them and get a grasp on the concepts, many of which build upon each other to more advanced topics.

JavaScript

In my undergrad studies, I took 2 courses on web development and scripting languages including JavaScript, and other applications of JavaScript such as JQuery, JSON, and AJAX. JavaScript is a scripting language loosely based on Java or C-based programming syntax, although it is a scripting language rather than an object-oriented programming language. It executes on a client machine rather than a server based on what the client user does on a given web page. I can teach students how to write JavaScript including proper syntax and standards, how to reference JS files in HTML, and how to create really cool and dynamically interactive webpages using this tool.

Microsoft Access

In my undergrad studies, I took a database design course that focused on MS Access and am very familiar with this tool. MS Access is a simple relational database management system (DBMS). It is similar to MS SQL Server except that it is simpler and more user friendly to less tech-savvy users. The T-SQL language is used in addition to built-in wizards to allow users to create queries for obtaining and modifying data in the database or creating reports or input forms. This tool is often used by small businesses with limited data security needs and data volume. I can teach students or employees who would need to manage such a database how to use the tool.

Microsoft Outlook

MS Outlook is a special software used to manage email, calendars, and task lists. This is a tool often used by professionals, businesses, and students for managing their day-to-day activities and I am quite familiar with it's features as I use it regularly for my own job as a software engineer. I can teach interested students or employees of businesses how to use this tool and maximize its capabilities.

Microsoft Windows

In my professional career of software development I regularly use Windows operating systems and have to manage and maintain the settings of this operating system for development of applications that work on this OS. I know how to troubleshoot most common problems, set up security and firewall, manage passwords and user accounts, install/uninstall programs, set up networks, set up environments and user settings, etc. I can teach these topics to students interested in learning more on the Windows OS in a logical way.

Prealgebra

I am quite knowledgeable in all subtopics of pre-algebra. Most pre-algebra courses cover most or all of basic math topics. I can offer expert tutoring in the following concepts from this subject including: Introduction to Numbers (Number Line, Place Value, Ordering Numbers, Powers of 10, Roman Numerals, Whole Numbers); Using Numbers (Multiplication Tables, Adding and Subtracting Positive and Negative Numbers, Multiplying Negatives, Equal, Less and Greater Than, Long Division, Associative, Commutative and Distributive Laws, Rounding Numbers); Number Theory (Common Number Patterns, Pascal's Triangle, Prime and Composite Numbers, Prime Numbers Chart, Prime Factorization, Divisibility Rules, Squares and Square Roots); Fractions; Decimals; Percentages; Graphs (Equation of a Straight Line, Straight Line Graph, Cartesian Coordinates, Interactive Cartesian Coordinates, Polar and Cartesian Coordinates, Bar Graph); Geometry; Transformations (symmetry, reflection, rotation, point symmetry); Elementary Algebra; Lengths, Areas and Volumes (How to Convert Lengths, Area and Perimiter Calculation, How to Convert Areas, How to Convert Volumes, Converting Temperatures, Accuracy and Precision); and Time (clocks, Time AM/PM vs 24 Hour Clock, Adding and Subtracting Time, World Time Zones, Earth's Orbit and Daylight, Leap Years). If you have any difficulty understanding any of these topics, I can teach techniques to better understand them and get a grasp on the concepts, many of which build upon each other to more advanced topics.

Precalculus

I am quite knowledgeable in all subtopics of pre-calculus. Most pre-calculus courses cover broad topics from algebra and trigonometry. I can offer expert tutoring in the following concepts from this subject including: Sets, Real numbers, Complex numbers, Solving inequalities and equations, Properties of functions, Functions and their inverses, Composite functions, Polynomial functions, Rational functions, Trigonometry, Trigonometric functions and their inverses, Trigonometric identities, Conic sections, Exponential functions, Logarithmic functions, Sequences and series, Binomial theorem, Vectors, Parametric equations, Polar coordinates, Matrices and determinants, Mathematical induction, and Limits. If you have any difficulty understanding any of these topics, I can teach techniques to better understand them and get a grasp on the concepts, many of which build upon each other to more advanced topics.

Visual Basic

I am very knowledgeable of the syntax, keywords, and best practices of programming in Visual Basic. I have 10 years of professional experience including 2 courses in graduate school focused on this language. Visual Basic is an object-oriented programming (OOP) language. Most OOPs have very similar features and concepts including key words, syntax, types, variables, constants, classes, instantiation, objects, properties, methods, and functions/routines. These features are used in the language to accomplish various programmatic tasks for an application and I can teach these topics in a logical order to explain how to program from the very basic of tasks to more complicated applications that re-use code and follow conventional programming standards.

Web Design

I have 4 years of web development experience, having worked for Louisiana State University College of Business as the webmaster (1 year) and my current job as a software engineer for Technology Engineers, Inc. (TEI). I have developed web forms based applications and am familiar with N-tier web design. I can develop mobile sites and models/views/controllers (MVC) sites as well. I am familiar with all .NET programming languages including C# and Visual Basic, which are most popular. I am also familiar with JavaScript and HTML5 for front-end interface development.

Lousiana State University
Industrial Engineering
Louisiana State University
Master's

Education

Lousiana State University (Industrial Engineering)

Louisiana State University (Master's)

Very knowledgeable and very patient.

Very knowledgeable and very patient. My son has learned a lot! Jacob cares about his students. I highly recommend him. We will continue to use Jacob throughout the school year.

— Victoria, Baton Rouge, LA on 12/19/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Standard rate: $40 / student / hour Group Rates: - 2-9: $20 / student / hour -10+: $15 / student / hour

Travel policy

Jacob will travel within 20 miles of Baton Rouge, LA 70817.