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Bryan A.

Canton, MI

$39/hour

Double Bachelor for Math and Computer Science Tutoring

Background check passed as of 5/21/15
4.9 average from 27 ratings
Very knowledgable
— Hawra, Dearborn, MI on 9/26/16

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Bachelor's degree
Mathematics Comp Sci

Education

Bachelor's degree (Mathematics Comp Sci)

About Bryan

Hi, thanks for looking at my profile! Currently I'm tutoring at a math lab facility as a general math and statistics tutor, I've worked at a few different success centers, working on helping with topics of different fields. A lot of my work revolves around mathematics and computer science, but I often mix in different fields for the topics I work on, such as physics, chemistry, and statistics to make things more fluid among topics.
For specifics on methods that I go about tutoring with, I've worked with walk-in tutoring, class tutoring, supplemental instruction, and private tutoring. When I work with a student, I prefer to gauge how the student will do in the topic they're working on, often with a pre-test for the topic that they're working on. If the student is in a class, I often work side by side with their syllabus, as to prepare them for the content that they are and will be seeing. Supplemental instruction often helps with this, as I am able to sit in the class and take my own notes and make my tutoring as relevant as possible to the class.
As for strengths of my tutoring, I often like to start with the ground up with ideas and pictures that a student is able to conceptually grasp. For mathematics, this might involve something around drawing out the unit circle and just chatting about what we can do with it, and computer science might be something around pictures showing steps of data sorting and whatnot. I've had College Reading and Learning Association training up to master level, which helps me find a student's preferred method of learning and tutor around it. I often like to start with a story problem, find a way to model said problem as to solve it, and turn it back into sentences that someone can understand easily, as to make it understandable to work with a story problem and make sense of what the student is trying to accomplish.

I have had plenty of practice in lab with helping students learning math concepts, review, and solidifying questions that might not get covered elsewhere. I've been in classes as a supplemental instructor for classes ranging from developmental math to calculus II. Marker boards often help with a student as errors are shown to be accepted more often than on paper, which is all part of the learning process. I've worked with students with disabilities ranging from dyslexia, speech impediments, non-traditional students, and ESL students over math concepts that would often be difficult to understand in a class setting or from a book.

I've done much programming in my past few years in java, but I'm proficient in other languages as well, ranging from C++, Python, Haskell, and HTML/JavaScript. I've gone from explaining topics such as methods, classes, objects, and data flow. I excel where drawing pictures of what a student might be working with is difficult, and also can help with making code look neat and legible. I also love to help debug code and show resources that a student can use to debug in the various languages. Projects I've worked on and helped with involve building the micro architecture and architecture for a CPU, building a program to do anonymous bank transactions, and student record databases. Students I work with often find that starting with the code is always tricky, and I help them draw out the pictures and flow of data that help them block their code to understand later down the road.

If you're interested in what I have to offer, great! Locations for me would often revolve around Eastern Michigan Campus, but I can travel to Ann Arbor if necessary. As of recent, I have also moved to the Canton area, so I can assist in this new area as well! I can work with students that are in middle school, high school, college, or just wanting to learn or review topics that I can help with. I must thank you for reading through my entire bios and if you're interested, have questions or insights, please contact me!
Hi, thanks for looking at my profile! Currently I'm tutoring at a math lab facility as a general math and statistics tutor, I've worked at a few different success centers, working on helping with topics of different fields. A lot of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Rates are cheaper if you would like a group session, $20 for each additional student in the group.

Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Canton, MI 48187
Background Check: Passed

"Very knowledgable"

- Hawra, Dearborn, MI on 9/26/16

"Great teacher!"

- LaJuan, Livonia, MI on 10/16/16

"Great tutor."

- Fatemeh, Dearborn, MI on 10/4/16

"Excellent tutor!"

- Amani, Dearborn, MI on 10/3/16

"BEST TUTOR EVER"

- Raylon, South Pasadena, CA on 6/11/15

"EXCELLENT, EXCELLLENT, EXCELLENT, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND COMMUNICATES PERFECTLY"

- Eric, Ypsilanti, MI on 6/10/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math,
Elementary Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GED, GRE, SAT Math
Computer:
C#, C++,
Computer Programming,
Computer Science,
General Computer, HTML, Java, JavaScript,
Mathematica,
MATLAB,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Python
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

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Algebra 1

I currently tutor already for math classes ranging from pre-algebra and up, and have worked very closely with students on homework, study, test prep, and test corrections to help students understand how to improve what they missed.

C++

I have taken classes in C++ for my undergraduate classes, and have worked with a few projects in the language. I have often worked with the teacher of the class, helping students that would fall behind in the syllabus to help catch them back up. I often enjoy doing mock programs in the language, and have competed in competitions regarding the programming language.

Computer Programming

I have worked with several programming languages by now, and enjoy showing all the different ways to accomplish the same task in a language. I have worked with students working on all different fields of programming languages, ranging from R, C++, Java, Python, HTML, and Maple, to help them with implementing the ideas they have on paper. Often topics that can be difficult for a student are what I like to focus on, such as understanding the compiler, debugger, and using an oracle to help find what commands a student may be looking to use in their project.

Computer Science

I have worked with several students from either in classes that I have been in, or classes have already taken in the past. I often work with the student regardless of what programming language they work in. Some of the topics I focus very heavily on is how to properly comment and block code to make it easier for others to understand, and also flow of data and logic that often causes errors that wouldn't normally crash a compiler.

Discrete Math

I have taken several classes now in discrete mathematics, ranging from introduction to proofs, basic Boolean logic, to set theory. I have had lots of practice with the topic in my fields of study in statistics, mathematics, and computer science. One of the ways I really enjoy tutoring this field is relating a student's major to another field they might not be familiar with, as to help expand understanding of the topic at hand.

JavaScript

I have experience in Java, and because JavaScript isn't too far from Java itself, the concepts are often inter exchangeable. I enjoy tutoring this class along with the HTML/CSS topics, as I often help a tutee understand how the three fields work together and use them to build a website of their own.

Logic

I have plenty of practice in logic, especially in the fields of algebra, set theory, Boolean algebra, probability, and geometry. I enjoy working with people where I can ask them a question to ponder over for a while, and then use that question to build into a concept that they can work with when I'm finished working with them. I have had experience in this topic working in a math lab tutoring mathematics, probability, and computer science data flow.

Mathematica

Being a math major, you're often required to learn multiple programming languages. Mathematica is no exception, but being a computer science major as well, I have learned and practiced the language to work with students who have no programming experience. I have worked in a math lab to help explain this programming language to both math students and computer science students, helping them in both fields where they might be having difficulties.

MATLAB

Being a math major, you're often required to learn multiple programming languages. MATLABis no exception, but being a computer science major as well, I have learned and practiced the language to work with students who have no programming experience. I have worked in a math lab to help explain this programming language to people of varying skills of programming experience.

Microsoft Windows

I have worked with this operating system for my whole life now, and have worked on all sorts of varying topics of the operating system. Although I have worked on the operating systems ranging from Windows 2000 all the way to Windows 7. I have helped students establish servers, client virtualization, firewall rules and exceptions, and even tutored on making encryption algorithms for media and public/private keys for a local network.

Python

Python was one of the first languages that I had learned outside of Java and C++, and it was an interesting time learning it too. The class I had taken it in would require randomly selecting students to present on the topic of that day, assuming we read ahead. This practice helped me further understand how to explain a programming language that was rather new to me, and since then I've been helping students with syntax, data flow, and general I/O of the Python operating system.

Bachelor's degree
Mathematics Comp Sci

Education

Bachelor's degree (Mathematics Comp Sci)

Very knowledgable — I learned a lot from Bryan he really knows what hes talking about and knows how to explain material. Very highly recommended for beginners coding. ...

— Hawra, Dearborn, MI on 9/26/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $39.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Rates are cheaper if you would like a group session, $20 for each additional student in the group.

Travel policy

Bryan will travel within 7 miles of Canton, MI 48187.