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Owen Y.

Computer Science and Math Teacher and Tutor

Computer Science and Math Teacher and Tutor

$80/hour

  • 475 hours tutoring

  • Ann Arbor, MI 48109

About Owen


Bio

I received a B.S.E. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan's College of Engineering and currently work as a software developer for a trading company in Chicago. Throughout the past 5 years I have tutored many students in various computer, math, and science subjects, including Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics from Algebra I to Calculus II, Physics, Chemistry, and more. I always emphasize understanding of the underlying concepts over memorization or simple problem...

I received a B.S.E. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan's College of Engineering and currently work as a software developer for a trading company in Chicago. Throughout the past 5 years I have tutored many students in various computer, math, and science subjects, including Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics from Algebra I to Calculus II, Physics, Chemistry, and more. I always emphasize understanding of the underlying concepts over memorization or simple problem recognition, and have helped most students significantly improve their grasp of the subjects we work in.

For Michigan students, I am specifically familiar with tutoring the courses listed below. If your course isn't on here or you're not sure about course equivalencies with the school you attend, simply ask and I'll let you know if I'm qualified to help you with your class!

EECS 183, 280, 281, 381, 482
ENGR 101, 151
STATS 250, 412
MATH 115, 116

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

I may not have official teaching certifications, but I am very confident in my qualifications to tutor and teach effectively in my subject areas. I graduated with a 3.86 GPA (summa cum laude) at Michigan after taking primarily upper level EECS classes. I also augmented my teaching experience by serving as an Instructional Aide for EECS 482 (Introduction to Operating Systems) in which I led discussion sections and held office hours. I've been tutoring ever since high school, where I maintained a 4.0 GPA while taking a heavy AP course load.

At work, I develop, maintain, and improve our high frequency automated trading systems. I work on a team of talented developers and have had the fortune of learning a lot from them and their experiences; I hope to take this and share as much of the knowledge with you as possible.

In addition to my experience in college and industry, I have worked on several personal projects (iOS and web applications) and embarked on various other self learning projects over the years during my free time. Both industry and personal experience have given me a lot of insight into aspects of application development and design (unfortunately) not strongly emphasized in school.

Finally, I've had a love for teaching for as long as I can remember. I hope you'll see that while I'm doing my best to help you improve a skill, learn a new concept, or brush up on forgotten fundamentals, you are giving me the opportunity to do something I'm passionate about.

I look forward to meeting you!

Owen


Education

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Computer Science Engineering

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $80
  • Rate details: 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.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Ann Arbor, MI 48109
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

C,

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++,

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.
Computer Engineering,

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,

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.
Computer Science,

Computer Science

I am currently a software developer at a financial firm in Chicago. I graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S.E. in Computer Science. I've worked with many students in courses ranging from introductory CS classes to advanced topics like operating systems or web development. For anyone familiar with University of Michigan EECS courses, I've worked with students in EECS 183, 280, 281, 381, 482, 485, and more. I'm familiar with C/C++, Java, Python, Swift, Objective-C, Javascript, HTML/CSS, MATLAB, and a variety of other languages as well. As far as practical experience, I currently work as a software developer at a financial company responsible for improving and developing automated trading systems. I have interned at two other companies and have worked on a variety of projects ranging from web backend to mobile development. In addition, I've been involved in the development of two iOS applications as well as a MATLAB Simulink/Stateflow model for day trading stocks.
Macintosh,

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,

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.
General Computer, HTML, Java, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Python, SQL

Corporate Training

C++,

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.
Statistics,

Statistics

Statistics is a subject that I have a particular interest in tutoring because I've found that while students with a vast array of interests need to know it, most students are focused on trying to complete practice/homework problems without understanding the fundamental principles in stats. For example, in hypothesis testing, it's useful to memorize the formula for calculating a p-value, but what does this value intuitively mean and why is it useful? I've found that once students understand these principles, they end up with a much better grasp on solving problems and the subject as a whole. As far as qualifications, I have taken several stats classes (and received As) throughout earning my computer science degree, where I most often applied their principles to CS problems like machine learning. Nowadays, I regularly find applications of stats in the financial industry such as in modeling derivatives pricing.
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, HTML, Java, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, SQL

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

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!
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

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 Reading,

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.
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

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.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have completed Calculus I, II, III, and IV and earned As in all courses. I regularly apply calculus principles to real world applications, such as in financial modeling of derivatives. I have worked with many students in various calculus courses and have helped them achieve a better understanding of the fundamental calculus concepts underlying the problems you encounter. My passion for math and engineering ensures I will find the best possible method to convey these important, albeit often difficult, concepts of Calculus!
Statistics,

Statistics

Statistics is a subject that I have a particular interest in tutoring because I've found that while students with a vast array of interests need to know it, most students are focused on trying to complete practice/homework problems without understanding the fundamental principles in stats. For example, in hypothesis testing, it's useful to memorize the formula for calculating a p-value, but what does this value intuitively mean and why is it useful? I've found that once students understand these principles, they end up with a much better grasp on solving problems and the subject as a whole. As far as qualifications, I have taken several stats classes (and received As) throughout earning my computer science degree, where I most often applied their principles to CS problems like machine learning. Nowadays, I regularly find applications of stats in the financial industry such as in modeling derivatives pricing.
Algebra 2, English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

Math

ACT Math,

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.
Algebra 1,

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.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have completed Calculus I, II, III, and IV and earned As in all courses. I regularly apply calculus principles to real world applications, such as in financial modeling of derivatives. I have worked with many students in various calculus courses and have helped them achieve a better understanding of the fundamental calculus concepts underlying the problems you encounter. My passion for math and engineering ensures I will find the best possible method to convey these important, albeit often difficult, concepts of Calculus!
MATLAB,

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.
Statistics,

Statistics

Statistics is a subject that I have a particular interest in tutoring because I've found that while students with a vast array of interests need to know it, most students are focused on trying to complete practice/homework problems without understanding the fundamental principles in stats. For example, in hypothesis testing, it's useful to memorize the formula for calculating a p-value, but what does this value intuitively mean and why is it useful? I've found that once students understand these principles, they end up with a much better grasp on solving problems and the subject as a whole. As far as qualifications, I have taken several stats classes (and received As) throughout earning my computer science degree, where I most often applied their principles to CS problems like machine learning. Nowadays, I regularly find applications of stats in the financial industry such as in modeling derivatives pricing.
Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

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.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have completed Calculus I, II, III, and IV and earned As in all courses. I regularly apply calculus principles to real world applications, such as in financial modeling of derivatives. I have worked with many students in various calculus courses and have helped them achieve a better understanding of the fundamental calculus concepts underlying the problems you encounter. My passion for math and engineering ensures I will find the best possible method to convey these important, albeit often difficult, concepts of Calculus!
Statistics,

Statistics

Statistics is a subject that I have a particular interest in tutoring because I've found that while students with a vast array of interests need to know it, most students are focused on trying to complete practice/homework problems without understanding the fundamental principles in stats. For example, in hypothesis testing, it's useful to memorize the formula for calculating a p-value, but what does this value intuitively mean and why is it useful? I've found that once students understand these principles, they end up with a much better grasp on solving problems and the subject as a whole. As far as qualifications, I have taken several stats classes (and received As) throughout earning my computer science degree, where I most often applied their principles to CS problems like machine learning. Nowadays, I regularly find applications of stats in the financial industry such as in modeling derivatives pricing.
Algebra 2, English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

Science

ACT Science,

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.
Computer Engineering,

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.
Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

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.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have completed Calculus I, II, III, and IV and earned As in all courses. I regularly apply calculus principles to real world applications, such as in financial modeling of derivatives. I have worked with many students in various calculus courses and have helped them achieve a better understanding of the fundamental calculus concepts underlying the problems you encounter. My passion for math and engineering ensures I will find the best possible method to convey these important, albeit often difficult, concepts of Calculus!
Statistics,

Statistics

Statistics is a subject that I have a particular interest in tutoring because I've found that while students with a vast array of interests need to know it, most students are focused on trying to complete practice/homework problems without understanding the fundamental principles in stats. For example, in hypothesis testing, it's useful to memorize the formula for calculating a p-value, but what does this value intuitively mean and why is it useful? I've found that once students understand these principles, they end up with a much better grasp on solving problems and the subject as a whole. As far as qualifications, I have taken several stats classes (and received As) throughout earning my computer science degree, where I most often applied their principles to CS problems like machine learning. Nowadays, I regularly find applications of stats in the financial industry such as in modeling derivatives pricing.
Algebra 2, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English,

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,

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,

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,

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.
GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


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Patient and understanding tutor

Owen is helpful with understanding broad concepts and ideas that make it easier to piece together the concepts your working with. He is very thorough in his explanations and is clearly very knowledgeable on the subject matter.

Nadine, 13 lessons with Owen
Tutor responded:

Thanks for your feedback Nadine! You've been great to work with and you often understand more than you think :)

Outstanding Statistics Tutor

I met with Owen five times during a four week period, preceding the end of an online Statistics Course that I was barely maintaining an acceptable grade in. Meeting with Owen was exactly what I needed in order to understand the very challenging concepts. He was very patient and clear in his explanations. He gave great examples if I wasn't fully understanding something, and utilized a chalk board to draw out examples -- which was exactly like being in a "real" class. He also made sure we didn't waste a minute of time. If we had a few extra minutes at the end, instead of leaving early he would review concepts that we covered that session to reinforce the subject matter. Owen was worth every penny, and had I not met with him I would not have gotten the grade I needed. He is exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly, and thoughtful. I highly recommend him if you need help with Statistics!

Natalie, 5 lessons with Owen
Tutor responded:

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

Owen is great! He simplified all of the topics I was having trouble with in Stats 250 by helping me really understand the concepts. He not only taught me how to solve the problems, but also explained why I was solving the problems the way I was, and explained the importance of each step in the problem-solving process. He uses clear, easy-to-grasp examples every step of the way.

Jordan, 4 lessons with Owen
Tutor responded:

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!

Owen is able to explain things in simpler terms to make things more understandable. He teaches the concepts of statistics so you are better able to apply it to all statistics questions.

Serena, 15 lessons with Owen
Tutor responded:

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

Smart and helpful

Owen is very helpful with explaining problems until you understand. He also is very educated on the material making his teaching ability much stronger.

Alex , 3 lessons with Owen
Tutor responded:

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

Owen the wise

Owen is a very patient guy and an excellent programming tutor. He really helped me when I was in a bind and stayed for longer than an hour. I will be contacting him again.

Richard, 2 lessons with Owen
Tutor responded:

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

Organized and efficient.

Owen taught me the basics of Matlab in an organized and efficient way, suitable to my level of knowledge. Thank you.

Ian, 1 lesson with Owen
Tutor responded:

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

Very Helpful!

Owen was very helpful, timely and accommodating. He responded and scheduled very quickly. Know his material. I highly recommend him.

Jerry, 2 lessons with Owen

Great Tutor

Owen explains the math in a way that it is easy to understand. He is very helpful and patient. I have worked with him in both Statistics and Calculus and he helped me improve my grade. Highly recommend him as a math tutor.

Sofia, 9 lessons with Owen
Tutor responded:

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!

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Owen Y.

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