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Stephen V.

Williamstown, MA

$60/hour

Professional Tutor for Computer Science, Math, and Physics

2250+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/21/15
5.0 average from 595 ratings
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Williams College
Computer Science
The Pennsylvania State University
Enrolled

Education

Williams College (Computer Science)

The Pennsylvania State University (Enrolled)

About Stephen

I am currently a graduate student pursuing a masters degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Penn State University, and I am completing my degree remotely while living in Williamstown, MA. During my undergraduate and graduate enrollment, I have had several years experience teaching and tutoring undergraduate math and science courses. My undergraduate major at Williams College was Computer Science and I have spent a summer as a software development intern for Microsoft, so I am very comfortable tutoring both computer science in addition to engineering and math. I have received great feedback from students and supervisors in both in the teaching and tutoring of these topics, with many students meeting me regularly as they find themselves continuously improving their understanding.

In addition to my practical experience teaching, I have had held a graduate assistantship at Penn State's teacher development center, where I have learned and taught theory about being an effective teacher and tutor. I realize the importance of listening to what a student knows, how they learn, and what their goals are so as to effectively lead them to those goals. In engineering and the sciences I implement these ideas often by using lots of relevant problems and examples to both engage and motivate students all while teaching them the concepts they need to succeed.

As an interdisciplinary graduate student in an engineering discipline, I have a broad but thorough knowledge of math and sciences, and I believe my teaching and tutoring experience allows me to share that knowledge with students so that they might reach their goals. If you are looking for some assistance with your own study, please contact me so that we can discuss how I can help!
I am currently a graduate student pursuing a masters degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Penn State University, and I am completing my degree remotely while living in Williamstown, MA. During my undergraduate and graduate enrollment, I have had several years experience teaching and tutoring undergraduate math and science courses. My Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Williamstown, MA 01267
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"A++ tutor"

- Cameron, Santa Monica, CA on 3/10/17

"Highly knowledgeable, coherent and patient tutor"

- Che, Chicago, IL on 9/16/17

"Computer Science Master to The Rescue!"

- Micia, Ozark, AL on 8/25/17

"Amazing!"

- Mary, Auburn, AL on 8/3/17

"The last tutor you'll ever need"

- Matthew, Sugar Land, TX on 6/11/17

"Great Java Tutor"

- Heidi, Kimberly, AL on 5/3/17

"Best tutor I've ever had"

- Tom, Columbia, SC on 3/17/17

"It was pretty good"

- Bill, Lees Summit, MO on 2/18/17

"Great Job"

- Abbie, Auburn, AL on 2/7/17

"ROC curve"

- Claudia, New York, NY on 1/23/17

"Computer Science Initial Lesson with Stephen"

- Jen, Glenview, IL on 1/19/17

"Very helpful"

- Fritz, New York, NY on 12/29/16

"Knowledgeable and fun to work with"

- Emily, Kansas City, MO on 12/16/16

"Smart, knowledgeable, responsive and clear."

- Suzanne, Oak Park, IL on 12/13/16

"Friendly and helpful! Knows his stuff!"

- Jay, Far Rockaway, NY on 12/12/16

"Great teacher"

- Zachary, Auburn, AL on 12/6/16

"Excellent teacher"

- Fallon, Auburn University, AL on 12/4/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- John, Gouldsboro, PA on 11/29/16

"Stephen is a great teacher!"

- Fernando, Rochester, NY on 11/11/16

"Great with teenagers"

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"Great lesson"

- Thomas, Huntsville, AL on 10/21/16

"Great"

- Alex, Dayton, OH on 10/21/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor on AP Physics"

- LANA, Fullerton, CA on 10/20/16

"Great Tutor!"

- JC, Auburn University, AL on 10/20/16

"Very helpful!"

- Kinneret, Sherman Oaks, CA on 10/17/16

"Excellent Tutor"

- Ed, Matthews, NC on 10/14/16

"Helpful & Honest"

- Reem, Dayton, OH on 10/14/16

"Great with students having difficulty with understanding statistical strategys."

- Michelle, Arlington, VA on 10/7/16

"911 needed help quickly"

- Lorrie, Auburn, AL on 9/18/16

"Amazingly Patient and has Deep Knowledge on Statistics"

- Jenyl, Arlington, VA on 9/13/16

"Very helpful!"

- Regina, Auburn, AL on 9/10/16

"Knowledgeable and great tutor"

- S, Davis, CA on 9/10/16

"Very Patient and Smart"

- Anthony, Southington, CT on 7/27/16

"Super Helpful"

- Kathryn, Chapman, AL on 7/24/16

"Excellent tutor"

- Kevin, Mableton, GA on 4/30/16

"Awesome tutor"

- Sitara, Jacksonville, FL on 4/19/16

"Amazing, patient, and extremely knowledgeable"

- Caroline, North Hollywood, CA on 4/12/16

"Great first lesson!"

- Diane, Manassas, VA on 4/4/16

"Great at explaining hard concepts!"

- Sheena, Suwanee, GA on 3/25/16

"Very knowledgeable and thorough tutor."

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"Very good tutor"

- Walt, Auburn University, AL on 2/25/16

"No Less Than Exemplary!"

- Jonathan, Auburn, AL on 2/11/16

"Help with Matlab"

- Sean, Baltimore, MD on 1/10/16

"Amazing Instructor!!!!"

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"The Best"

- Drew, Auburn, GA on 11/17/15

"Thanks!"

- Darrell, Auburn, AL on 10/26/15

"AP Computer Science"

- Patricia, Alpharetta, GA on 10/14/15

"Great Tutor!"

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"Knowledgeable and breaks everything down."

- Jun, Roslyn Heights, NY on 10/3/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations, Discrete Math,
Geometry, GRE, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, R, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Physics,
PSAT
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Computer:
C,
C#, C++,
Computer Engineering, Computer Programming, Computer Science,
General Computer, Java,
Linux, MATLAB,
Python, R, UNIX
Special Needs:
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Business:
GRE
Sports/Recreation:
Track & Field

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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C

I received a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, and several of the courses in the major relied on using C (as well as the extensions of C++ and C#) to implement programs.

C++

I have a bachelor's degree in computer science where many courses required programming in C++. I have industry experience as an intern at Microsoft and also as a freelance developer for research applications. I have been tutoring in computer science courses since 2006, and I am familiar with a broad range of computer programming topics.

Calculus

I have been tutoring college level math since 2006, and I have experience tutoring in pure math calculus courses as well as applied courses, such as calculus-based physics and statistics courses. While in high school, I scored a 5 on both the AP Calculus AB and BC exams, and I have taken collegiate and graduate math courses as part of my training toward a master's degree in engineering.

Computer Science

I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Williams College, and I have one summer of work experience as a software development intern at Microsoft. At Williams, I was a peer tutor for 3 semesters in freshman/sophomore college level courses (Data Structures and Advanced Programming, Computer Organization), tutoring most often in project-based courses with assistance in writing of programs to solve problems.

Discrete Math

Discrete math was a core course I took for my bachelor's degree in computer science. After completing the course with a grade of 'A', I was hired by the Math department as a peer tutor to assist other students taking the course. I worked as a peer tutor for two years, and have worked with students in both math and computer science to help understand concepts from the course including set theory, probability, graph theory, and writing proofs.

Java

I have a bachelor's degree in computer science where many courses required programming in Java, and as a high school student I also took the AP Computer Science A and AB exams, which were Java based. I have tutored several college and high school level computer science courses which included Java in labs and projects, so I am familiar with both the theory as well as the application of the computer science concepts into Java-coded programs.

Linear Algebra

As preparation for my graduate work in engineering, I took undergraduate math courses up through linear algebra and differential equations. During my undergraduate and graduate enrollment, I have had several years experience teaching and tutoring undergraduate math and science courses.

MATLAB

I am a 7th year graduate student in Engineering, and over that time have used MATLAB daily for numerical modeling of natural systems for my thesis research. I have tutored students who are seeing MATLAB for the first time as well as students using MATLAB for applications of numerical methods. In either type of MATLAB course, I focus on guided programming practice to ensure that the student understands the course concepts as well as develops their programming skill.

Physics

As a graduate student in engineering, I have taught and assisted teaching Physics-based engineering courses for undergraduates, such as Statics and Mechanics. As a high school student I took the AP Physics C exam, and scored a 5, so I am familiar with the subject material and the AP test content. When tutoring physics, I use examples to help clarify concepts, and then I focus as much time as possible on working through practice problems to ensure that the students understand both the concepts as well as the applications.

Study Skills

I have experience throughout my academic career working as an academic and ensuring work is completed on time and at high quality. I can help students learn the important study skills, including prioritizing work items, planning ahead, managing time, and best practices in completing and preparing for assignments/tests. We can work together to ensure that the student can fit their academic work into their daily life while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Track & Field

I have competed as a distance runner in cross country and indoor/track and field since elementary schools through high school, undergrad and after, for a total of 20+ years. I competed on my college's DIII NCAA team, and was senior year captain for my college and high school teams, often serving as a mentor for newer runners. I have self-coached successfully since graduating, running sub-elite competitive times at distances 5K through half-marathon.

Williams College
Computer Science
The Pennsylvania State University
Enrolled

Education

Williams College (Computer Science)

The Pennsylvania State University (Enrolled)

A++ tutor

I cannot say enough good things about my experience working with Stephen. He was very prompt and flexible in terms of scheduling. In terms of his ability to teach the material, he was spot on in helping me out. He quickly digested my problems and didn't just provide me outcomes, he actually walked me through options and had me determine what we were after together (super patient!). I came out

— Cameron, Santa Monica, CA on 3/10/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 5 miles of Williamstown, MA 01267.