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Blane W.

Bel Air, MD

$40/hour

Math, Engineering, Programming Tutor. Even Jazz Piano & ESL

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Stanford University
Electrical Eng.
Stanford University
Master's

Education

Stanford University (Electrical Eng.)

Stanford University (Master's)

About Blane

I am a recent graduate from Stanford University, and I have always had a passion for teaching. I spent two years as a one-on-one math tutor through Stanford CTL (Center for Teaching and Learning) and two years as a (CA) course assistant in Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus, leading a section of 15-20 students from underrepresented backgrounds.

At Stanford, I also was heavily involved in Habla!, a student-run organization that offered free ESL classes for janitorial workers. I tutored twice a week and worked with visiting Palo Alto Adult School teachers to design curriculum geared towards practical needs of the students. In 2013, I also spent a summer teaching Critical Reading/Writing SAT prep for low-income high school students, who have gone on to raise their test scores and successfully enroll in college upon graduation.

Subjects Areas: Pre-calculus, Calculus (single-variable, multivariable), linear algebra, differential equations, programming Languages (C, C++, Java, Python)

I took the ACT in high school, so I am most familiar with these questions. I have lots of experience teaching math through being a tutor and course assistant at Stanford.

I have taken numerous programming classes, and have helped many students with programming related questions.

I have over 15 years of piano experience. I have taught one-one-one lessons during high school. I'm very passionate about jazz piano and have worked with many friends in college to teach jazz improvisation on piano. Studied six months under Murray Low (Grammy-nominated latin jazz pianist).

I have spent the past 7 years teaching or tutoring in some capacity, and I want to continue helping others succeed. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. Looking forward to working with you!
I am a recent graduate from Stanford University, and I have always had a passion for teaching. I spent two years as a one-on-one math tutor through Stanford CTL (Center for Teaching and Learning) and two years as a (CA) course assistant in Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus, leading a section of 15-20 students from underrepresented Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Bel Air, MD 21014
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Linear Algebra,
Microsoft Excel, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Music:
Piano
English:
ESL/ESOL
Test Preparation:
ACT Math
Computer:
C,
C++,
Java, Microsoft Excel, Python
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Microsoft Excel

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 took CS 107, one of the hardest introductory CS courses at Stanford, which taught us systems level programming in C. This was however, one of my favorite courses. I wrote a heap allocator in C with a partner, which achieved about 80% throughput and 65% utilization compared to the standard library functions.

C++

Took CS 106B, which was the secondary introductory programming class, and later took CS 109, Introduction to Probability for Computer Scientists . Most recently, used C++ for the CS 109 final project, where I wrote a MLE (maximum likelihood estimator) to classify various datasets with binary mappings.

Electrical Engineering

I have a Bachelor's and Master's in this subject. During my two years as a math tutor, I also answered questions for students taking introductory electronics classes. I find for this subject, the best way to teach is beginning with simpler examples and asking conceptual questions leading the student to the answer.

Linear Algebra

This is probably my favorite math subject to teach. I spent both years in my Master's program as a course assistant for Math 51, an introductory math course in linear algebra and multivariable calculus. During this time, I created handouts, held sections and office hours, and attended trainings, where I sought better techniques to teach the class, including the Socratic Method.

Piano

I have over 15 years of piano experience. I was classically trained and I switched to jazz 9 years ago. I taught piano lessons for a summer in high-school. In college, I started The Stanford Jazz Consortium, which advocates for jazz and student musicians. I have mentored many aspiring jazz players through that program.

Python

Have a strong background in Python. Did an audio encoding and machine learning project in this language.

Ask to see my link to the audio encoding project paper, a Python-built audio encoder that compressed WAV audio files into 128kbps format.

Stanford University
Electrical Eng.
Stanford University
Master's

Education

Stanford University (Electrical Eng.)

Stanford University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Blane will travel within 20 miles of Bel Air, MD 21014.