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Sam W.

Experienced Tutor and Robotics Educator

Experienced Tutor and Robotics Educator

$75/hour

  • 12 hours tutoring

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Hi everyone! My name is Sam. I'm a professional software engineer with a passion for teaching, mentoring, and education.

I have experience tutoring students at the middle, high school, and university level, and I've also run workshops with middle-grades educators who are interested in bringing coding, computer science, and computational thinking skills into their curriculums.

I studied Computer Science at NC State and have been a working software engineer for over 7 years. I have experience...

Hi everyone! My name is Sam. I'm a professional software engineer with a passion for teaching, mentoring, and education.

I have experience tutoring students at the middle, high school, and university level, and I've also run workshops with middle-grades educators who are interested in bringing coding, computer science, and computational thinking skills into their curriculums.

I studied Computer Science at NC State and have been a working software engineer for over 7 years. I have experience building complex web applications, designing code for 120lb robots, troubleshooting embedded systems, and much more. In my professional career, I've worked as a developer at small agencies, a Fortune 500 company, and with early and late stage startups. I currently run my own web-development agency that develops software for family-run small businesses and pre-seed stage startups.

I love tutoring, since it gives me a chance to help students understand material when they "just don't get it." I've found that many computer science and engineering curriculums are lacking, or cater to students who already have coding experience, leaving behind those students who are starting from scratch. It's my mission (and my passion) to help these students truly UNDERSTAND science, technology, and engineering, so that they can be more talented, intelligent, and capable at whatever they strive for in their life!

Beyond tutoring, I also mentor a FIRST Robotics Competition team, where I help high-school students put engineering skills into practice, learning to design, build, and code robots to compete at the regional and national level. I also work as a Key Volunteer to help run regional competitions with FIRST.

I really love meeting new students, and would love to hear from you! Feel free to contact me if you'd like to discuss a personalized tutoring plan to help directly address your needs! I do tutoring both in-person in the Triangle and online, and would be happy to find a time that fits with your schedule!


Education

NC State University
B.S. Computer Scienc

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Computer

Computer Science,

Computer Science

Beyond working as a professional software developer, I also studied Computer Science at North Carolina State University. I completed coursework in Logic, Algorithms, Data Structures, Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, and more.
CSS,

CSS

I've worked as a professional web developer for over 7 years, where I am regularly responsible for writing custom CSS and "freshening up" existing designs to look more modern. I'm also an expert in responsive design, building webpages that look great on computers, tablets, and mobile devices of any screen size.
PHP,

PHP

PHP was the language I used for my first professional web-development gig, and it's a language I continue to use to this day. I've worked on PHP projects that are custom, projects that use the Laravel framework, and Wordpress sites, themes, and plugins. I host and manage PHP projects professionally for my clients at my web-development agency.
Computer Programming, General Computer, HTML, JavaScript, Python, SQL

Corporate Training

General Computer, HTML, SQL

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Overall a great tutor

Sam is extremely knowledgeable and patient. He is an excellent teacher and helped me understand the fundamentals of full-stack development, and assisted me in completing a school project. He is excellent at explaining what you need to do and why you need to do it. Highly recommended!

Rachel, 2 lessons with Sam
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Sam W.

$75/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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Response time: 1 hour