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Owen Y.

Experienced Software Engineer with a Passion for Teaching

Experienced Software Engineer with a Passion for Teaching

$99/hour

  • 493 hours tutoring

About Owen


Bio

Hi, I'm Owen!

I graduated summa cum laude with a B.S.E. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan and currently work in Chicago as a software developer at a proprietary trading firm.

Throughout the past 8 years, I have tutored students across many STEM subjects including Computer Science, Statistics, Math, Physics, Chemistry, and more. I also served as an Instructional Aide at UM for EECS 482 (Introduction to Operating Systems) where I led classroom discussions and worked 1-on-1...

Hi, I'm Owen!

I graduated summa cum laude with a B.S.E. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan and currently work in Chicago as a software developer at a proprietary trading firm.

Throughout the past 8 years, I have tutored students across many STEM subjects including Computer Science, Statistics, Math, Physics, Chemistry, and more. I also served as an Instructional Aide at UM for EECS 482 (Introduction to Operating Systems) where I led classroom discussions and worked 1-on-1 with students during office hours. In my teaching philosophy, I always emphasize developing a solid understanding of the underlying concepts instead of encouraging rote memorization or problem recognition, which has helped students significantly improve their grasp of the subjects we work on beyond just completing school assignments.

At work, I work on a team of talented developers who improve and maintain our high-frequency automated trading systems, and have had the fortune of learning from my colleagues. Outside of work, I also frequently spend free time embarking on personal and open-source projects that pique my interest. All of these experiences influence my teaching greatly and have given me a lot of insight into the important aspects of development and design that (unfortunately) just aren't emphasized enough in school.

Finally, I've loved teaching for as long as I can remember! I hope you'll see that, as I do my best to help you improve a skill, learn a new concept, or brush up on forgotten fundamentals, you also give me the opportunity to pursue my passion.

I look forward to meeting you!

P.S.

Below are some specific courses that I have experience tutoring. If you aren't sure about course equivalencies at your school, simply ask and I'll let you know if I'm qualified to help with your class!

University of Michigan:
EECS 183, 280, 281, 370, 381, 482
ENGR 101, 151
STATS 250, 412
MATH 115, 116

High School:
Math through AP Calculus BC
Statistics through AP Statistics
Computer Science through AP Computer Science


Education

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Computer Science Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduate Coursework

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Subjects

Business

GMAT, 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++

My undergraduate and graduate degrees are both in the wonderful world of Computer Science! I'm familiar with C, C++, Python, Java, Swift, Objective-C, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, MATLAB, and more. At work, I primarily use C++ and am responsible for building our high-frequency automated trading systems, which interact with exchanges around the world and make hundreds of trades every second. In this industry, strong software engineers with a knack for good design use high-performance language like C++ to make sure our systems are reliable and profitable every single day. I've worked with many students in courses ranging from introductory CS classes to advanced topics like operating systems or networking. For anyone familiar with University of Michigan EECS courses, I've worked with students in EECS 183, 280, 281, 381, 482, 485, and more.
Computer Engineering,

Computer Engineering

My undergraduate and graduate degrees are both in computer science. Since college, I've worked as a software engineer in finance, where I build high-frequency automated trading systems. These systems interact with exchanges around the world to make hundreds of trades every second. I work with both software and hardware engineers to build high-performance, low-latency applications that are reliable and profitable every single day. As an educator, I work with students in many courses ranging from introductory programming, to computer architecture, to advanced topics like operating systems or networking.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

My undergraduate and graduate degrees are both in computer science. I've since worked as a computer programmer for years, primarily in finance where I build high-frequency automated trading systems, which interact with exchanges around the world and make hundreds of trades every second. My team and I focus on building high-performance applications that are reliable and profitable every single day. I've worked with students in courses ranging from introductory programming to advanced topics like operating systems or networking.
Computer Science,

Computer Science

My undergraduate and graduate degrees are both in computer science, and I've since worked as a software engineer in finance. At work, I collaborate with software and hardware engineers to build high-frequency, reliable, and profitable automated trading systems that interact with exchanges around the world to make hundreds of trades every second. As an educator, I've worked with students in courses ranging from introductory programming to computer architecture and advanced topics like operating systems or networking.
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.
Python,

Python

My undergraduate and graduate degrees are both in the wonderful world of Computer Science! I'm familiar with C, C++, Python, Java, Swift, Objective-C, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, MATLAB, and more. At work, I'm responsible for building our high-frequency automated trading systems, which interact with exchanges around the world and make hundreds of trades every second. In this industry, strong software engineers with a knack for good design are imperative in making sure our systems are reliable and profitable every single day. We use Python every day to analyze massive amounts of data and improve our trading systems. I've worked with many students in courses ranging from introductory CS classes to advanced topics like operating systems or networking. For anyone familiar with University of Michigan EECS courses, I've worked with students in EECS 183, 280, 281, 381, 482, 485, and more.
General Computer, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, SQL

Corporate Training

C++,

C++

My undergraduate and graduate degrees are both in the wonderful world of Computer Science! I'm familiar with C, C++, Python, Java, Swift, Objective-C, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, MATLAB, and more. At work, I primarily use C++ and am responsible for building our high-frequency automated trading systems, which interact with exchanges around the world and make hundreds of trades every second. In this industry, strong software engineers with a knack for good design use high-performance language like C++ to make sure our systems are reliable and profitable every single day. I've worked with many students in courses ranging from introductory CS classes to advanced topics like operating systems or networking. For anyone familiar with University of Michigan EECS courses, I've worked with students in EECS 183, 280, 281, 381, 482, 485, and more.
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, GMAT, 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, Spelling

English

English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Spelling, TOEFL

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, SAT Math, Spelling

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

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

My undergraduate and graduate degrees are both in computer science. Since college, I've worked as a software engineer in finance, where I build high-frequency automated trading systems. These systems interact with exchanges around the world to make hundreds of trades every second. I work with both software and hardware engineers to build high-performance, low-latency applications that are reliable and profitable every single day. As an educator, I work with students in many courses ranging from introductory programming, to computer architecture, to advanced topics like operating systems or networking.
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, SAT Math

Test Preparation

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 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.
GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


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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