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Alan B.

Columbia, MO

$60/hour

Patient Computer Programming Tutor for Children and Adults

4.9 average from 25 ratings
Great tutor who is well prepared
— Leo, Los Angeles, CA on 8/17/16

$60/Hour


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Fresno State University
Liberal Studies
San Jose State University
Master's

Education

Fresno State University (Liberal Studies)

San Jose State University (Master's)

About Alan

Anyone can be a programmer or implement a program to make their life/work easier.

I am an experienced programming instructor and software developer. I have taught students from elementary school to adults. I am able to teach the concepts related to programming using various computer languages. For young learners I teach primarily with JavaScript and P5/Processing a graphics and animation framework. Older learners I teach Swift, JavaScript, Python, PHP, Version Control (GIT) and Shell Scripting.

Are you looking to make a career change? Tired of doing tedious work that you know could be scripted if you had the knowledge or tools to do so? Want to break into the software development industry but don't know the right terms and language associated with the field? Contact me and we'll get you going in the right direction. Why work hard when computers can do the hard work for us?

If you are a student seeking to join a software development bootcamp please reach out. I can help you make a contribution to an open source project that will make your application stand out from others.

My college education focused on teaching and librarianship. I lived in South Korea for a year and taught English in private and public schools. I know how to teach and to work with students to achieve their goals. I am patient and I do not like to rush students.

I modify my teaching style to fit my student's needs. I prefer to visually show how to do a task or provide the right tools and let the student take over. I don't mind answering quick questions and prefer to respond quickly to student inquiries.

I primarily teach online lessons via Google Hangouts screen sharing. I am also available in Columbia, Missouri for in-person sessions.
Anyone can be a programmer or implement a program to make their life/work easier.

I am an experienced programming instructor and software developer. I have taught students from elementary school to adults. I am able to teach the concepts related to programming using
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Special rate for: Minorities seeking to join tech industry. Family struggling let me know. Successful referral, free lesson.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Columbia, MO 65201

"Great tutor who is well prepared"

- Leo, Los Angeles, CA on 8/17/16

"Excellent Tutor With A Knack For Teaching"

- Sam, Columbia, MO on 9/30/16

"Knowledgeable and qualified tutor."

- Michael, Las Vegas, NV on 6/12/16

"Great tutor!"

- Steven, Stamford, CT on 5/19/16

"Excellent start"

- Patty, Petaluma, CA on 2/8/16

"He Knows What He's Doing"

- Garvin L, Escondido, CA on 12/9/15

"Very informative and helpful!"

- Joel, San Diego, CA on 12/6/15
Computer:
C#, Computer Programming,
HTML,
Java, JavaScript,
JQuery, Python,
Ruby, Swift

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.

Computer Programming

I work as a QA Engineer for a living. Most of my day is spent programming automated tests in JavaScript. I also have to debug PHP and HTML. I do not plan on teaching the fundamentals of computer science but I am able to explain the basics of writing a program in PHP, JavaScript, and Ruby.

HTML

I utilize html. I am familiar with designing webpages composed of many different html tags in a variety of styles and formats. It is highly valuable for web development.

JavaScript

I am proficient in Javascript and actively use it for my job and career. I am familiar with the basic programming fundamentals and utilize Javascript in a frontend and backend fashion. It is beneficial for work with web design and dynamic elements as well as backend work with NodeJs.

Python

I have a lot of familiarity with using python to create bots for form filling and testing websites. I am able to discuss best practices and fundamental programming techniques with Python as well as explore details of the language.

Fresno State University
Liberal Studies
San Jose State University
Master's

Education

Fresno State University (Liberal Studies)

San Jose State University (Master's)

Great tutor who is well prepared

It has been difficult for me to find a Computer Programming tutor who understands iOS programming and can explain it thoroughly. Finding Alan was a relief! During my lesson with Alan, he walked me through the basics but allowed me to try and figure out what was going on in a controlled environment. He was very prepared and created a whole lesson beforehand. I highly recommend him.

— Leo, Los Angeles, CA on 8/17/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Special rate for: Minorities seeking to join tech industry. Family struggling let me know. Successful referral, free lesson.

Travel policy

Alan will travel within 5 miles of Columbia, MO 65201.