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Kristy V.

Experienced University Instructor Focusing on Computers and Math

Experienced University Instructor Focusing on Computers and Math

$35/hour

  • 1,704 hours tutoring

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I hold a PhD in Computer Science and MS degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics. As a university professor and lecturer, I have taught several courses in computer science, computer programming, web development, and mathematics at the university level for more than 15 years. I continue to apply my experience and skills in online tutoring environments.

My web development courses have involved basic web design (HTML, CSS), client-side web programming (JavaScript), and server-side web...

I hold a PhD in Computer Science and MS degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics. As a university professor and lecturer, I have taught several courses in computer science, computer programming, web development, and mathematics at the university level for more than 15 years. I continue to apply my experience and skills in online tutoring environments.

My web development courses have involved basic web design (HTML, CSS), client-side web programming (JavaScript), and server-side web programming (PHP, SQL). Programming languages I have taught include Java, C++, Visual Basic, and AppInventor. Java is the programming language with which I have the most experience. I continue to learn new topics, programming languages, and web technologies to widen the array of subjects I am able to teach. I enjoy writing a program or designing a webpage and then watching it come to life.

While not actively tutoring in these subjects, my background also includes advanced topics in computer science such as data structures, algorithms, artificial intelligence, and graphical user interface design, as well as software such as MS Excel and MS Access.

Mathematics courses that I have taught include discrete math, algebra, and pre-calculus. As a student, I have taken a number of advanced discrete math courses, achieving high grades in all of them. Discrete math is my favorite area of mathematics and I especially enjoy the counting problems.

My experience also includes working as a graduate teaching assistant in both Computer Science and Mathematics. These experiences were very enjoyable for me. I earned an Outstanding Teaching Assistant award in Computer Science at both the University of Tennessee and the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

My teaching methods involve detailed step-by-step explanations, working through examples, and live coding and problem solving. I am also skilled in tracking down errors in student programs, as well as suggesting ways to improve coding style and organization. The teaching settings in which I


Education

University of Minnesota Duluth
Comp Sci, Math
University of Minnesota Duluth
Masters
University of Tennessee Knoxville
PhD

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Computer

CSS,

CSS

I have taught or been a teaching assistant for several web development courses at universities. One of my web development courses involved basic web design with HTML and CSS. The course also included lessons on good web design principles and how to design a website that is appealing and user-friendly. I included a discussion about the concepts of CSS and its advantages over inline styles in the HTML. Students designed a small website as a final project, where they were required to follow good design and use style sheets in CSS throughout their website. I also taught a more advanced course in client-side web programming which involved more advanced CSS techniques, such as animations and drop-down menus.
HTML,

HTML

I have taught or been a teaching assistant for several web development courses at universities. One of my web development courses involved basic web design with HTML and CSS. Students designed a small website as a final project. I have mastered the use of basic HTML tags, such as links, images, and lists, as well as more complex web page elements, such as tables and forms. I have over 20 years of HTML experience, including teaching classes, coding my personal website, and working on larger-scale websites. I enjoy designing and coding a webpage and then watching it come to life.
Java,

Java

I have taught or been a teaching assistant for several computer programming courses at universities. My strongest programming language is Java. My teaching experience includes both introductory and advanced Java courses taught multiple times. I have mastered the basic concepts, such as if-else, loops, and arrays, and I am also familiar with more advanced concepts, such as string methods, inheritance, and GUIs. I especially enjoy teaching how to program GUI applications. I also have experience with programming Java in an Eclipse environment.
JavaScript,

JavaScript

I have taught or been a teaching assistant for several web development courses at universities. One of my web development courses was a course in client-side web programming with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. More than half the course focused on JavaScript. It started with students programming several basic JavaScript programs (using loops, arrays, strings, etc.), and later writing JavaScript programs involving user input validation, event handling, and even creating a drawing program. I have also done some volunteer web programming for relatively large websites; one being educational, and another being database-driven.
PHP,

PHP

I have taught or been a teaching assistant for several web development courses at universities. One of my web development courses was a course in server-side web programming with PHP and SQL. More than half the course focused on PHP. It started with students programming several basic PHP programs (using arrays, strings, etc.), and later writing PHP scripts to interact with a database and display results on a webpage. Students were required to implement a hotel reservation system (involving a database) as part of the homework exercises. I have also done some volunteer web programming for relatively large websites; one being educational, and another being database-driven. Both involved writing PHP code to query a database and display results on a webpage in an organized manner.
Web Design

Web Design

I have taught or been a teaching assistant for several web development courses at universities. My web development courses have involved everything from basic web design (HTML, CSS) to client-side web programming (Javascript) to server-side web programming (PHP, SQL). Students designed a small website as a final project, and also programmed several scripts as homework exercises. Also included in my basic web design course is a lesson on good web design principles and how to design a website that is user-friendly. I have also done some volunteer web programming for relatively large websites; one being educational, and another being database-driven. I enjoy designing a webpage and then watching it come to life.

Corporate Training

HTML,

HTML

I have taught or been a teaching assistant for several web development courses at universities. One of my web development courses involved basic web design with HTML and CSS. Students designed a small website as a final project. I have mastered the use of basic HTML tags, such as links, images, and lists, as well as more complex web page elements, such as tables and forms. I have over 20 years of HTML experience, including teaching classes, coding my personal website, and working on larger-scale websites. I enjoy designing and coding a webpage and then watching it come to life.
Java,

Java

I have taught or been a teaching assistant for several computer programming courses at universities. My strongest programming language is Java. My teaching experience includes both introductory and advanced Java courses taught multiple times. I have mastered the basic concepts, such as if-else, loops, and arrays, and I am also familiar with more advanced concepts, such as string methods, inheritance, and GUIs. I especially enjoy teaching how to program GUI applications. I also have experience with programming Java in an Eclipse environment.
Web Design

Web Design

I have taught or been a teaching assistant for several web development courses at universities. My web development courses have involved everything from basic web design (HTML, CSS) to client-side web programming (Javascript) to server-side web programming (PHP, SQL). Students designed a small website as a final project, and also programmed several scripts as homework exercises. Also included in my basic web design course is a lesson on good web design principles and how to design a website that is user-friendly. I have also done some volunteer web programming for relatively large websites; one being educational, and another being database-driven. I enjoy designing a webpage and then watching it come to life.

Math

Discrete Math

Discrete Math

My experience includes teaching two courses in discrete mathematics at universities, as well as serving as a teaching assistant and homework grader multiple times for discrete math courses. Discrete math is my favorite area of mathematics and I have mastered the main topics of the subject, including logic, proofs, induction, sets, functions, relations, and counting. I have also taken advanced courses such as graph theory and combinatorics, earning high grades in each.

Examples of Expertise


Kristy has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Super helpful

Very helpful working with me on my homework. Kristy helped me understand the concepts, while explaining and working through the problems with me step by step. The assignments were a bit tedious and length, but Kristy was very patient and helpful through it.

Imani, 5 lessons with Kristy

Well-versed in HTML programming

After a couple hours of troubleshooting on my own, Kristy came in and was able to identify the issues almost immediately. Upon making the slight changes she recommended, the program worked. Thank you!

Corey, 11 lessons with Kristy

Excellent Tutor!!

Kristy is AMAZING!! She is truly an expert in her field!! I am so lucky to have her as my tutor. I've already had three lessons with her, where each and every time she has been so patient and knows exactly what to do whenever I am faced with an issue. I highly highly recommend her, you will be as thankful for her as I am!!

Christopher, 21 lessons with Kristy

Patient

Kristy was incredibly patient as I tried to fumble through explaining what my problem was. She walked me through everything step by step. I never felt rushed or belittled.

Kourtney, 1 lesson with Kristy

Knowledgeable

Kristy helped me complete my school project in PHP. I was completely stuck and had no idea where to start, and she jumped right in and showed me how to get going with PHP.

Denise, 7 lessons with Kristy

Very effective, to the point, competent tutor and teacher

Kristy is very knowledgeable and tells you what you need to know, going right to the point, without wasting time on other things or lecturing (unless you ask, I guess, but I never did since that's not what I needed). Kristy also helps you find the most expedient way to solve a problem.

Bak, 17 lessons with Kristy

excellent tutor

She was very helpful and walked me through things that were way too complicated for my simple brain. Can’t recommend enough!

Zachary, 4 lessons with Kristy

Knowledgeable tutor

I needed help with JavaScript and Canvas. She took her time. She was very helpful with JavaScript code. Took her time to explain everything. Definitely recommend her!!!!!!

Sunny, 1 lesson with Kristy

excellent tutor

She was very helpful and walked me through things that were way too complicated for my simple brain. Can’t recommend enough!

Zachary, 4 lessons with Kristy

Knowledgeable and patiencetutor

Kristy is great, she was also very knowledgeable with the materials and explains things really well and patience. I highly recommend her to anyone to struggle with java

Abebe, 10 lessons with Kristy
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