Computer Science and Math Teacher and Tutor
Computer Science and Math Teacher and Tutor
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!
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, 34 lessons with OwenTutor responded:
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!
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 OwenTutor 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 OwenTutor 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 OwenTutor 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 OwenTutor 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 OwenTutor 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 OwenTutor 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 OwenTutor responded:
I'm really glad I could get you started and on your way. I look forward to working with you again!
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
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 OwenTutor 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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