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Owen Y.

Ann Arbor, MI

$60/hour

Computer Science and Math Teacher and Tutor

5.0 average from 63 ratings
Excellent Tutor
— Ketan, Ann Arbor, MI on 10/10/15

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Computer Science Engineering

Education

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Computer Science Engineering)

About Owen

I am currently a senior at the University of Michigan's College of Engineering pursuing a B.S.E. in Computer Science. Throughout the past several years I have tutored many students in various computer, math, and science subjects, including Computer Science, Web Design, Statistics, math from Algebra I to Calculus II, Chemistry, Physics, and more. I always emphasize understanding of the underlying concepts over memorization or problem recognition and have helped most students significantly improve their grasp of the subjects we work in.

While I may not have the certifications that many teachers have earned, I can assure you that I am well qualified in my subject areas. I currently maintain a 3.85 GPA at Michigan, taking primarily upper level EECS classes. I also maintained a 4.0 GPA in high school while taking a heavy AP course load.

For UM students, I am specifically familiar with tutoring the following courses:
EECS 183, 280, 281, 381, 482, 485
ENGR 101, 151
STATS 250, 412
MATH 115, 116

For high school students, I have experience tutoring the following courses:
Math up to AP Calculus BC
Statistics up to AP Statistics
Programming up to AP Computer Science

If your course isn't on here or you're not sure about course equivalencies with the college you attend, simply ask and I'll let you know if I'm qualified to help you with that class!

In addition to taking computer science courses in college, I have also written several iOS applications and embarked on various other software projects over the years in my free time, gaining significant experience in many aspects of computer programming and application design. I also worked as a software developer intern at USAA, GEICO, and Optiver during the summers of 2014, 2015, and 2016, respectively.

For those of you looking for a tutor for your student, I hope that you will look at my youth as a positive quality, as I can often relate to younger students more easily than older teachers can and I genuinely understand which concepts frustrate them (and why).

I look forward to meeting you!
I am currently a senior at the University of Michigan's College of Engineering pursuing a B.S.E. in Computer Science. Throughout the past several years I have tutored many students in various computer, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required

Cancellations within 8 hours notice will be charged half the lesson price. Cancellations within 1 hour will be charged the full lesson price. Group rates are available upon request.

Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Ann Arbor, MI 48109

"Excellent Tutor"

- Ketan, Ann Arbor, MI on 10/10/15
Owen replied on 10/11/2015

Thanks for your feedback Ketan! You were great to work with and I'm glad I was able to help. I look forward to working with you again!

"Outstanding Statistics Tutor"

- Natalie, Ann Arbor, MI on 4/30/16
Owen replied on 5/17/2016

Thanks for your feedback Natalie! I'm always happy to hear I was able to help and that my teaching style fit your needs. Best of luck to you!

"Patient and Knowledgeable"

- Jordan, Ann Arbor, MI on 4/27/16
Owen replied on 4/27/2016

Thanks for the feedback Jordan. You were great to work with and I'm glad I helped clear things up for you!

"Awesome tutor, very thorough!"

- Serena, Ann Arbor, MI on 3/14/16
Owen replied on 3/15/2016

Thanks for the feedback Serena. I'm glad I've been able to help clear up some pretty difficult concepts!

"Smart and helpful"

- Alex, Ann Arbor, MI on 12/3/15
Owen replied on 12/4/2015

Thanks for the feedback Alex. Looking forward to working with you again!

"Owen the wise"

- Richard, Ann Arbor, MI on 11/8/15
Owen replied on 11/10/2015

Thanks for the feedback Richard! Finishing in just an hour would have been quite an ambitious goal :)

"Organized and efficient."

- Ian, Ann Arbor, MI on 9/11/15
Owen replied on 9/12/2015

I'm really glad I could get you started and on your way. I look forward to working with you again!

"Very Helpful!"

- Jerry, Utica, MI on 4/14/15

"Great Tutor"

- Parmeda, East Lansing, MI on 2/28/15
Owen replied on 3/1/2015

Thanks for your feedback! I'm glad my teaching style works for you and that I was able to help. I wish you the best of luck!

"Great Tutor, Knows the Material, Accommodating, Well Prepared"

- Bill, Livonia, MI on 4/1/14
Owen replied on 4/2/2014

Thank you Bill for your feedback. I'm glad you had a smooth experience and that I was able to help your daughter clear up the confusion she had on some very challenging concepts. I look forward to working with her again!

"Very helpful"

- Joshua, Garden City, MI on 3/6/14
Owen replied on 3/9/2014

Thank you very much for your review. I'm glad you found our session helpful and that I was able to explain concepts clearly. I definitely look forward to meeting with you in the future!

"Excellent tutor, Very helpful at explaining difficult calculus concepts!"

- Lyn, Ann Arbor, MI on 10/26/13

"Helpful tutor"

- Denise, Canton, MI on 10/7/13
Owen replied on 10/9/2013

I appreciate the positive feedback and am glad I was able to help you understand some confusing concepts. I am happy that I was able to accommodate your scheduling needs and hope to continue doing so in the future. I look forward to working with you more!

"Very responsive."

- Cristina, Westland, MI on 8/5/13
Owen replied on 8/5/2013

Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad I was able to nudge you in the right direction, and you picked things up very quickly. I enjoyed our session as well and look forward to working with you in the future!

"Really helpful tutor!"

- Valerie, West Bloomfield, MI on 7/12/13
Owen replied on 8/5/2013

Thanks Valerie for your feedback! I have had a great time working with you and look forward to doing so in the future. See you around campus :)

"Great tutor!"

- Ted, Ann Arbor, MI on 7/8/13
Owen replied on 7/8/2013

Thank you so much for your review. I am happy to hear I was able to spark curiosity in your kids and that they are enthusiastic about learning more. I look forward to working with you more in the future.

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus,
Elementary Math,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science,
Physical Science, Physics
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
C,
C++,
Computer Engineering,
Computer Programming,
Computer Science, General Computer, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Linux, Macintosh,
MATLAB,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, UNIX, Web Design
Language:
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

My best official ACT English score was a 35 on a test in which I scored a 35 composite. I have taken the test only twice, the first of which I scored a 33 composite. I understand very well exactly what the ACT English section tests on and what is needed to perform well on the test.

ACT Math

My best official ACT math score was a 36 on a test in which I scored a 35 composite. I have taken the test only twice, the first of which I scored a 33 composite. I understand very well exactly what the ACT math section tests on and what is needed to perform well on the test.

I also have many ACT resources I would love to share with students to help them prepare.

ACT Reading

My best official ACT reading score was a 33 on a test in which I scored a 35 composite.

I also have many ACT resources I would love to share with students to help them prepare.

ACT Science

My best official ACT science score was a 36 on a test in which I scored a 35 composite. I have taken the test only twice, the first of which I scored a 33 composite. I understand very well exactly what the ACT science section tests on and what is needed to perform well on the test.

I also have many ACT resources I would love to share with students to help them prepare.

Algebra 1

I completed Algebra 1 in the 7th grade. Afterwards, I have gone on to take many more math courses up to and through Calculus III. But all further math is based on the foundation of Algebra, with which I am extremely familiar.

C

I have developed two iOS applications and have been involved in several other software projects. I have experience in C, Objective-C, MATLAB, Macro Express, and TradeStation's EasyLanguage, as well as limited experience in several other programming languages.

Much of my work has been in MATLAB's Simulink/Stateflow and the code generation process. Currently, I am a student at the University of Michigan's College of Engineering.

C++

I have several years of C++ experience and have taken numerous computer science classes that rely on C++ as the primary programming language. I am very familiar with the Standard Library (including the various components that make up the Standard Template Library) and am comfortable with concepts that range from simple user I/O to complex and abstract object-oriented programming ideas.

For University of Michigan students, I have personally taken: ENGR 151, EECS 280, EECS 281, EECS 370, EECS 373, EECS 482, EECS 483, EECS 485, and EECS 381.

I also have significant tutoring experience for EECS 183.

Calculus

I have completed Calculus I, II, and III (Calculus I and II were completed as part of an AP Calculus BC course) and earned As in all courses. I also scored a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam.

I have assisted many friends and other students in the subject, and have helped them achieve better grades on their subsequent tests. My passion for math and science ensures I will find the best possible method of ensuring you understand the important, although sometimes difficult concepts of Calculus.

Computer Engineering

I am a junior studying Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan's College of Engineering. I have taken many computer engineering courses including EECS 483 (Compiler Construction), EECS 373 (Design of Microprocessor-Based Systems), EECS 370 (Introduction to Computer Organization), and more.

Computer Programming

I have developed two iOS applications and have been involved in several other software projects. I have experience in C/C++, Objective-C, Java, MATLAB, Macro Express, and TradeStation's EasyLanguage, as well as limited experience in several other programming languages.

Much of my work has been in iOS development as well as MATLAB's Simulink/Stateflow code generation process. Currently, I am a student at the University of Michigan's College of Engineering.

Elementary Math

I have had experience in teaching Elementary Math in my position as a Math Olympiads coach. My Math Olympiads team included both elementary and middle school children, who attended weekly meetings where they learned key mathematical concepts and subsequently participated in five competition tests throughout the year. Several students even achieved perfect scores!

Macintosh

I have used a Mac for several years and am very familiar with its user interface. I am also a registered Apple developer and am involved in developing several iOS apps.

MATLAB

I have developed two iOS applications and have been involved in several other software projects. I have experience in C, Objective-C, MATLAB, Macro Express, and TradeStation's EasyLanguage, as well as limited experience in several other programming languages.

Much of my work has been in MATLAB's Simulink/Stateflow and the code generation process. Currently, I am a student at the University of Michigan's College of Engineering.

Physics

I have taken two years of physics, one year of honors high school physics and one year of AP Physics C. I scored 5's on both the Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism AP tests. I have a strong interest in the sciences and my passion for sharing that is reflected in my tutoring.

Statistics

I have taken STATS 412 at the University of Michigan and AP Statistics in high school, receiving an A in both classes and a 5 on the AP test. I am very comfortable with not only the statistical concepts covered in first year statistics courses, but also the logical thinking necessary to understand them, which I will use to my advantage in ensuring my students fully grasp the subject.

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Computer Science Engineering

Education

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Computer Science Engineering)

Excellent Tutor — I was having trouble in my advanced programming class and Owen was able to break down the large task into smaller tasks. He was able to explain complex ideas in an understandable ways and clearly knows the material. I would recommend Owen for anyone who is looking to get a tutor for programming. ...

— Ketan, Ann Arbor, MI on 10/10/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Cancellations within 8 hours notice will be charged half the lesson price. Cancellations within 1 hour will be charged the full lesson price. Group rates are available upon request.

Travel policy

Owen will travel within 2 miles of Ann Arbor, MI 48109.