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Justin D.

Experienced Teacher, Software Engineer, Master chess player

Experienced Teacher, Software Engineer, Master chess player

$60/hour

  • 46 hours tutoring

About Justin


Bio

I am a highly trained professional who has 14+ years of experience teaching many different sciences and abstract thinking arts. This experience allows me to decompose problems and explain how to find the solution in just about any subject field.

I have worked with students of all ages and skills, ranging from 12 years to 70+ years, from adults seeking to get their GED to graduate computer science students looking to get their first job. I know how to unlock the potential in anybody who has...

I am a highly trained professional who has 14+ years of experience teaching many different sciences and abstract thinking arts. This experience allows me to decompose problems and explain how to find the solution in just about any subject field.

I have worked with students of all ages and skills, ranging from 12 years to 70+ years, from adults seeking to get their GED to graduate computer science students looking to get their first job. I know how to unlock the potential in anybody who has the drive and passion.

I have over four years of training doing scientific research in neuroscience, biochemistry, and ecology. Science is not just about "facts." Science is about investigation and building models and abstractions to understand our world. I can teach you both the Theory *and* the practice of science.

I have taught science for nearly 10 years at the college and high school level. I have been trained to teach it effectively through my completion of secondary education certification through Michigan State University.

I am a software engineer who works for a tech company and makes 6 figures. I also have plenty of experience teaching and mentoring: I was a technical coach for Flatiron bootcamp for almost a year, have helped graduating students find their first programming job, and have trained interns at my company.

I am also an avid master chess player. I have been playing for 25+ years and attained the title of National Master. My peak rating (2250) put me in the 99th percentile of all players in the United States. I am active on chess.com and my peak blitz rating there (2416) put me in the top 99.9 percentile. I have also coached scholastic chess at the high school level.

I have the knowledge to help you take your skills to the next level. I love hearing from students! Message me and tell me what kind of tutoring you are looking for. I will always be prepared for every lesson we have together.

Are you ready to discover your potential? Let’s get started!


Education

Winthrop University
Biology
Western Michigan University
Masters
Michigan State University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: $60 per hour is the base rate and you will not be charged more than this. Discounts available depending on subject area. Message me for details.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I work full time as a software engineer for a tech company and program website features. I have tutored students in software engineering as a technical coach for Flatiron bootcamp. My greatest strength is in teaching the principles of good object oriented programming (OOP) and Ruby on Rails. I can also help prepare for technical interviews.
Ruby

Ruby

I have nearly 4 years of experience programming in Ruby (Ruby on Rails). I am a software engineer for a tech company and have completed website features that use Ruby on Rails for the backend and slim templating with HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript on the frontend. I have also been a technical coach for the Flatiron software engineering program.

Corporate Training

Statistics

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I was a certified secondary school teacher in Michigan for the years 2014-2017. I taught a semester of high school algebra. I have also used a lot of math professionally as a graduate teaching assistant and researcher.
Biology,

Biology

I have taught Biology to secondary school students as a certified teacher in Michigan between the years 2014-2017. I have a master's in biology. My master's work included 4+ years as a graduate teaching assistant and as a researcher in chemical ecology.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a bachelor's of science degree in chemistry. I was also a certified secondary school teacher of Chemistry in Michigan for the years 2014-2017. My research for my master's also involved chemical ecology and the preparation of cardenolides and use of high performance liquid chromatography.
Geometry,

Geometry

I was a certified secondary school teacher in Michigan for the years 2014-2017. I taught a semester of geometry. I have a lot of professional experience using math in my years as a graduate teaching assistant and researcher.
SAT Math, Statistics

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I was a certified secondary school teacher in Michigan for the years 2014-2017. I taught a semester of high school algebra. I have also used a lot of math professionally as a graduate teaching assistant and researcher.
Geometry,

Geometry

I was a certified secondary school teacher in Michigan for the years 2014-2017. I taught a semester of geometry. I have a lot of professional experience using math in my years as a graduate teaching assistant and researcher.
SAT Math, Statistics

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I was a certified secondary school teacher in Michigan for the years 2014-2017. I taught a semester of high school algebra. I have also used a lot of math professionally as a graduate teaching assistant and researcher.
Biology,

Biology

I have taught Biology to secondary school students as a certified teacher in Michigan between the years 2014-2017. I have a master's in biology. My master's work included 4+ years as a graduate teaching assistant and as a researcher in chemical ecology.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a bachelor's of science degree in chemistry. I was also a certified secondary school teacher of Chemistry in Michigan for the years 2014-2017. My research for my master's also involved chemical ecology and the preparation of cardenolides and use of high performance liquid chromatography.
Geometry,

Geometry

I was a certified secondary school teacher in Michigan for the years 2014-2017. I taught a semester of geometry. I have a lot of professional experience using math in my years as a graduate teaching assistant and researcher.
Statistics

Science

Biology,

Biology

I have taught Biology to secondary school students as a certified teacher in Michigan between the years 2014-2017. I have a master's in biology. My master's work included 4+ years as a graduate teaching assistant and as a researcher in chemical ecology.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a bachelor's of science degree in chemistry. I was also a certified secondary school teacher of Chemistry in Michigan for the years 2014-2017. My research for my master's also involved chemical ecology and the preparation of cardenolides and use of high performance liquid chromatography.
Ecology, Physical Science

Sports/Recreation

Chess

Chess

I have been playing chess for 25+ years and attained the title of National Master. My peak rating (2250) put me in the 99th percentile of all players in the United States. I am active on chess.com and my peak blitz rating there (2416) put me in the top 99.9 percentile. I played in hundreds of over-the-board tournaments and have won 6 state championship titles. I have also coached scholastic chess at the high school level.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I was a certified secondary school teacher in Michigan for the years 2014-2017. I taught a semester of high school algebra. I have also used a lot of math professionally as a graduate teaching assistant and researcher.
Biology,

Biology

I have taught Biology to secondary school students as a certified teacher in Michigan between the years 2014-2017. I have a master's in biology. My master's work included 4+ years as a graduate teaching assistant and as a researcher in chemical ecology.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a bachelor's of science degree in chemistry. I was also a certified secondary school teacher of Chemistry in Michigan for the years 2014-2017. My research for my master's also involved chemical ecology and the preparation of cardenolides and use of high performance liquid chromatography.
Geometry,

Geometry

I was a certified secondary school teacher in Michigan for the years 2014-2017. I taught a semester of geometry. I have a lot of professional experience using math in my years as a graduate teaching assistant and researcher.
SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

SAT Math

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Great Tutor. Great with Ruby on Rails and ActiveRecord

Justin helped resolve an issue with getting data to my Rails backend the way I wanted it and taught me a lot about Ruby on Rails in the process! He was very patient, kind, and took time to teach me concepts as we were working through issues.

Dan, 5 lessons with Justin
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$60/hour

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Justin D.

$60/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

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Contact Justin

Response time: 3 hours