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Experienced University Instructor Focusing on Computers and Math
Kristy V.

2,622 hours tutoring

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Experienced University Instructor Focusing on Computers and Math
Experienced University Instructor Focusing on Computers and Math
Kristy V.

2,622 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

2,622 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Kristy


Bio

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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Great Javascript Tutor

Kristy walked me through multiple assignments for a javascript course and was extremely helpful. I was able to pass the class with her help and appreciated her patience as I'm very new to programming. She's very knowledgeable and knew how to approach all of the problems that I was confused about. Highly recommend.

Anna , 6 lessons with Kristy

Java tutoring

Kristy has been a huge help in learning Java. She’s able to explain what we are doing and what each line or code means and does. Would definitely recommend for anyone who needs help with Java!

Andrew, 4 lessons with Kristy

knowledgeable and patient tutor

Kristy was able to provide a very last minute help for my daughter. She was very patient and knowledgeable. It was great working with her. I will definitely hire her if any of my kids need help with their project. Thank you!

Tomo, 1 lesson with Kristy

Very helpful and knowledgeable

Kristy helped me write some functions for a project I was working on, and was very helpful and helped me accomplish everything I was hoping to in one lesson. I would highly recommend Kristy to anyone!

Brendan, 1 lesson with Kristy

Awesome

She Helped me understand while loops in JavaScript. She is very knowledgeable and a great help with my assignments that I struggle with. She is very patient and a very great teacher.

Sam, 6 lessons with Kristy

Great Teacher

Kristy is a great teacher. She is super patient and great at figuring out, explaining and solving coding errors. I would recommend her for any tutoring needs.

Gabriel, 9 lessons with Kristy

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Kristy did a great job of helping me with a CSS assignment. She was able to quickly figure out what i' needed to do and point me in the right direction. I recommend her as a tutor and would consider her for future tutoring sessions.

Monica, 5 lessons with Kristy

Very knowledgeable tutor

Kristy is very knowledgeable in Javascript and VS code. She teaches and explains the processes as she's going through them. We have worked through several assignments and I always have confidence in the outcome when our tutoring session is complete.

Rhonda, 5 lessons with Kristy

Knowledgeable, well worth the session

Kristy helped me find errors in my PHP file that kept it from doing what it was supposed to. Within minutes! She was very knowledgeable, patient and professional. I will continue to schedule tutoring with her in the future when issues come up. Highly recommended!

Wanda, 1 lesson with Kristy

Just What I Needed!

Luckily for me, Kristy was available the same day and I was able to book. She taught me how to properly apply If and Else statements in PHP along with executing font color changes with styling commands. She knew every detail by memory and explained how function applied. I ended up getting 100% on this lesson in my class thanks to her tutoring!

Christopher, 1 lesson with Kristy
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