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David K.

Grand Rapids, MI

$25/hour

Adjunct Professor and Professional Tutor at Davenport University

50+ Hours
4.9 average from 34 ratings
Great Experience!
— Rick, Grand Rapids, MI on 3/16/14

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Davenport University
Game Design and Simulation
Full Sail University
Master's

Education

Davenport University (Game Design and Simulation)

Full Sail University (Master's)

About David

I am currently an Adjunct Professor and Professional Tutor in Technology at a local university, where I received my Bachelor's degree in Game Design and Simulation. Recently I received my Master's degree in Game Design. My Associate's degree in is Computer Information Systems: Programming. I am currently working on my PHD in Information Technology. I am well versed in most programming languages, computer hardware and software, and web technologies. I have been a Professional and Peer Tutor for the past 10 years for a local Community College and University. I been been a computer user and programmer for almost 30 years. I am currently an Adjunct Professor and Professional Tutor in Technology at a local university, where I received my Bachelor's degree in Game Design and Simulation. Recently I received my Master's degree in Game Design. My Associate's degree in is Computer Information Systems: Programming. I am currently working on my PHD in Information Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

I raised my rate to cover fuel usage and travel time.

Travel Radius
Travels within 4 miles of Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Background Check: Passed

"Great Experience!"

- Rick, Grand Rapids, MI on 3/16/14

"He is a patient tutor and he knows what he is teaching."

- Ricardo, Avenel, NJ on 7/2/17

"extremely patient and understanding"

- Mike, Appleton, WI on 6/13/17

"Knows his stuff"

- Mark, Columbus, OH on 5/28/17

"Efficient Learning sessions"

- John, Chicago, IL on 5/18/17

"Knowledgeable and patient, explains clearly."

- andrea, Pooler, GA on 12/3/16

"David is very knowledgeable with great connections"

- Robin, Grand Rapids, MI on 5/24/16

"Great first lesson"

- Jeffrey, Grand Rapids, MI on 4/5/14

"Good tutor for a fair price"

- Eric, Grand Rapids, MI on 3/21/14
Math:
Microsoft Excel
Computer:
ASP.NET,
C,
C#,
C++,
Computer Engineering,
Computer Gaming,
Computer Programming,
Computer Science,
DOS,
General Computer, HTML, Java, JavaScript,
Linux,
Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), PHP,
SQL, Visual Basic,
Web Design
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ASP.NET

I have used ASP.Net for 5+ years and am well versed in all aspects of ASP, ASP.Net and MSSQL. I have set up several online stores for various employers, a patient payment management system for a medical billing system, several dating websites and numerous other websites using ASP.Net and MSSQL. I am also a Adjunct Professor and teach Server Side Scripting at my University which uses PHP / MySQL or ASP.Net / MSSQL. I am also familiar with many different tools and Form and MVC based project styles.

C

I started programming in C back in the early 80's. I have used it to create software from device drivers, old text-adventures (aka MUD's), BBS door game, telnet clients that supported ANSI graphics, as well as various software applications for various clients and employers.

C#

Have used C# for the past seven years, I have written many games with/without XNA, a client/server/networking library technology. I have used it with various employers creating C#/ASP.Net applications.

C++

I have been using C++ since the late 80's and have written GUI based applications, Major BBS Games, MUD's, Telnet Application, a Socket's Library, and have used it at various employers to create in-house applications.

Computer Engineering

I have a master's degree and have been programming, building, troubleshooting, repairing, and using computers since the early 80's. I have seen technology come and go and continue to learn all new technologies that emerge or are in development.

Computer Gaming

I have a Masters in Game Design from Full Sail University and a Bachelors in Game Design and Simulation from Davenport University. I am well versed with many gaming technologies such as: Construct2, GameMaker Studio, Unity3D, and XNA/Monogames. I currently teach a full range of Game Design and Development classes at Davenport University, including Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Game Theory, Intro to Game Development, 2D Game Development, 3D Game Development, and Collaborative Game Development. I am also President / CEO / Producer of a small Indie Game Studio.

Computer Programming

I have been programming in one language or another since the early 80's, from BASIC to Assembly, PHP to C#, I am also familiar with OOP Methodologies, UML Diagrams, and Design Patterns.

Computer Science

I have an A.A.A.S in computer information systems: programming, a B.S. in game design and simulation, and a master's in game design. I have also been using computers since the early 80's and has been my primary employment field.

DOS

I started with computer during the early years, when DOS was just about the only thing there was. I have had to build new PC's, write/tweak Autoexec.Bat and Config.Sys files. This was a requirement when you added or removed new hardware/software prior and in the early years of Windows. Edlin and Debug were my friends, and I laughed at DOS Shell.

JavaScript

I have worked for several companies as a web developer and have used JavaScript at all of them. I have used it to create form checking and validation for any site I have created. All of these websites were heavily reliant of JavaScript validation. I have also spent a great amount of time, debugging and refactoring JavaScript for my employers and through outside consulting. I am currently a Professional Tutor in Technology at a local University, where I received my Bachelor's degree in Game Design and Simulation.

Linux

I have used one distribution or another of Linux for over 15 years. I have done numerous installs, configuration, and maintenance of Linux server environments. I have configured Mail, FTP, DNS, Apache, Databases, etc... I have installed, configured and maintained a complete Data Center for a Internet Service Provider. I have a Master's degree in Game Design. My Associate's degree in is Computer Information Systems: Programming.

Microsoft Access

I have been using Access since its release. I have tutored it heavily over the past 7 years. I also designed, developed, and maintained an Access project that was used by the Used Woodworking Association where they maintained the inventory of over 20 separate businesses. Through a daily merge routine, inventory was updated from and to the master location and the association members.

Microsoft Windows

I have been using Windows since the beginning the earliest I recall right now was 3.0, 3.1, 3.11, etc... I have worked with all versions of Windows including their short-lived Millenium Edition and rarely migrated to Vista. I am very familiar with Virus/Adware removal and tweaking the registry.

PHP

I have used PHP for 5+ years and am well versed in all aspects of PHP and MySQL. I have set up several online stores for various employers, a patient payment management system for a medical billing system, several dating websites and numerous other websites using PHP and MySQL. I am also a Adjunct Professor and teach Server Side Scripting at my University which uses PHP / MySQL or ASP.Net / MSSQL. I am also familiar with many different tools and PHP frameworks and mods.

Visual Basic

I have used Visual Basic for over 20 years, I have written many games, a client/server/networking library technology. I have used it with various employers creating VB and VB.Net/ASP.Net applications. I used Visual Basic 6.0 in the banking industry creating in house applications. I have also worked as a contractor debugging applications written in VB and VB.Net.

Davenport University
Game Design and Simulation
Full Sail University
Master's

Education

Davenport University (Game Design and Simulation)

Full Sail University (Master's)

Great Experience!

I am new to the online tutoring, and David was great at responding to emails and made the whole experience enjoyable. Without a doubt, I would recommend David.

— Rick, Grand Rapids, MI on 3/16/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

I raised my rate to cover fuel usage and travel time.

Travel policy

David will travel within 4 miles of Grand Rapids, MI 49508.