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Bob P.

Duke Univ. engineering alumnus, experienced tutor, father of 4

Duke Univ. engineering alumnus, experienced tutor, father of 4

$80/hour

  • 6,225 hours tutoring

About Bob


Bio

I am an experienced tutor with double majors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I have worked in the Information Technology field for over 25 years, including at IBM, SAS, and Duke University. I am a married father of 4 children (who are currently students in High School, College, and a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy). For over two decades I have tutored and mentored hundreds of students ranging in age from 7 to 82, elementary school students to PhDs and professionals....

I am an experienced tutor with double majors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I have worked in the Information Technology field for over 25 years, including at IBM, SAS, and Duke University. I am a married father of 4 children (who are currently students in High School, College, and a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy). For over two decades I have tutored and mentored hundreds of students ranging in age from 7 to 82, elementary school students to PhDs and professionals. Online tutoring has enabled me to help students from 45 U.S. states, and several foreign countries.

I graduated summa cum laude from Duke University with straight A's in Math, Computer Science and Engineering classes, but more importantly, I have helped many students improve their test scores and course grades by multiple letters (for example from F to B, from C to A, etc.). Many of my AP Computer Science students have earned a 5 (top score) on the AP exam.

Helping you (or your daughter or son) succeed is the reason why I tutor. I get great personal enjoyment and fulfillment helping students of any age overcome their challenges and reach their goals.

Your success is important to me, and I look forward to helping you.


Education

Duke University
EE, Computer Science

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $80
  • Rate details: Online: 15 minute minimum. In-person: 60 minute minimum. In-person hourly rates are adjusted higher on an individual basis to account for time and money spent travelling to the meeting place.
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/16/2019

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

I have been tutoring and mentoring other people for over 25 years, and was recognized for my leadership with a prestigious IBM Excellence award, signed by Samuel Palmisano (then General Manager of IBM Personal Computer Company, and later Chairman, President and CEO of all of IBM). I have earned numerous industry certifications, and can help students with their career development in a variety of fields.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I have used Microsoft Word nearly every day for over 17 years. I am very familiar with not only its everyday usage but also its more complex and less common uses. If you need help with Microsoft Word, I would be happy to help you.

Computer

Computer Engineering,

Computer Engineering

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Duke University with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Today, that combination is known as Electrical and Computer Engineering. I have worked in the Computer field my entire adult life, including seven years at IBM and 3.5 years at SAS Institute. I was recognized with a prestigious IBM Excellence award. I have been tutoring and mentoring other people for over 25 years.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I am a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Duke University with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I have worked in Information Technology my entire adult life, including 7 years at IBM and 3.5 years at SAS Institute. At IBM, I was recognized for my IT leadership with a prestigious IBM Excellence award, signed by Samuel Palmisano (then General Manager of IBM Personal Computer Company, and later Chairman, President and CEO of all of IBM). I have been tutoring and mentoring other people for over 25 years. I have earned numerous industry certifications, including: Certified Solution Consultant SAP NetWeaver ‘04 – Business Intelligence SAS Certified Base Programmer Sun Certified Programmer IBM Certified DB2 Application Developer IBM Certified DB2 Database Administrator
Computer Science,

Computer Science

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Duke University with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I have worked in Computer Science my entire adult life, including seven years at IBM and 3.5 years at SAS Institute. I was recognized with a prestigious IBM Excellence award. I have been tutoring and mentoring other people for over 25 years.
General Computer,

General Computer

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Duke University with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I have worked in Computer Science my entire adult life, including seven years at IBM (where I was recognized with a prestigious IBM Excellence award) and over three and one-half years at SAS Institute. I have been tutoring and mentoring other people for over 25 years.
Java,

Java

I have been programming in Java for over 20 years... since JDK 1.0! I passed the Sun Certified Programmer exam on the Java 2 Platform, and I have stayed current with Java releases through Java 11. With well over 2,000 hours tutoring Java, I have helped many students improve their test scores and course grades by multiple letters (for example from F to B, from C to A, etc.), and many of my AP Computer Science students have received a 5 on the AP exam. I look forward to helping you reach your goals.
Microsoft Outlook,

Microsoft Outlook

I have used Microsoft Outlook nearly every day for over 17 years. I am very familiar with its usage, not only in regular usage of Email, Calendar, Tasks, Notes, etc. but also in several of the more complex and less common uses, including rules of varying complexity. I would be quite comfortable tutoring this subject.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I have used Microsoft Word nearly every day for over 17 years. I am very familiar with not only its everyday usage but also its more complex and less common uses. If you need help with Microsoft Word, I would be happy to help you.
SQL,

SQL

I have used SQL for 25 years, beginning with 7 years at IBM working on a DB2-based Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) system, and I am both an IBM Certified DB2 Application Developer and an IBM Certified DB2 Database Administrator. Over my career, I have worked with several different relational database management systems, including Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server among others, and I have done Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) work in both SAS and SAP Business Intelligence.
Python

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

I have been tutoring and mentoring other people for over 25 years, and was recognized for my leadership with a prestigious IBM Excellence award, signed by Samuel Palmisano (then General Manager of IBM Personal Computer Company, and later Chairman, President and CEO of all of IBM). I have earned numerous industry certifications, and can help students with their career development in a variety of fields.
General Computer,

General Computer

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Duke University with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I have worked in Computer Science my entire adult life, including seven years at IBM (where I was recognized with a prestigious IBM Excellence award) and over three and one-half years at SAS Institute. I have been tutoring and mentoring other people for over 25 years.
Java,

Java

I have been programming in Java for over 20 years... since JDK 1.0! I passed the Sun Certified Programmer exam on the Java 2 Platform, and I have stayed current with Java releases through Java 11. With well over 2,000 hours tutoring Java, I have helped many students improve their test scores and course grades by multiple letters (for example from F to B, from C to A, etc.), and many of my AP Computer Science students have received a 5 on the AP exam. I look forward to helping you reach your goals.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I have used Microsoft Word nearly every day for over 17 years. I am very familiar with not only its everyday usage but also its more complex and less common uses. If you need help with Microsoft Word, I would be happy to help you.
SQL

SQL

I have used SQL for 25 years, beginning with 7 years at IBM working on a DB2-based Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) system, and I am both an IBM Certified DB2 Application Developer and an IBM Certified DB2 Database Administrator. Over my career, I have worked with several different relational database management systems, including Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server among others, and I have done Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) work in both SAS and SAP Business Intelligence.

Science

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Duke University with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Today, that combination is known as Electrical and Computer Engineering. I have worked in the Computer field my entire adult life, including seven years at IBM and 3.5 years at SAS Institute. I was recognized with a prestigious IBM Excellence award. I have been tutoring and mentoring other people for over 25 years.

Test Preparation

Career Development

Career Development

I have been tutoring and mentoring other people for over 25 years, and was recognized for my leadership with a prestigious IBM Excellence award, signed by Samuel Palmisano (then General Manager of IBM Personal Computer Company, and later Chairman, President and CEO of all of IBM). I have earned numerous industry certifications, and can help students with their career development in a variety of fields.

Examples of Expertise


Bob has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (4,073 ratings)
5 star
(4,060)
4 star
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3 star
(3)
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1 star
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Reviews


Clear explanation, and very easy to work with!

Bob gave me a clear example of the use of compound conditionals, and how to implement scanner and ask for the user input. He gave brief explanation on how and where to start on my assessment, which was very helpful. Thanks, Bob!

Ali, 1 lesson with Bob

Knowledgeable and transparent

Bob taught me how to set up my database in MS SQL and how to query. He was also transparent with me about what he could and could not do and I respected that. He was also able to work around my schedule and I will be working with him in the near future. Thanks Bob!

Jessica, 1 lesson with Bob

Rave reviews!

Bob helped my son with JAVA and Computer Science, he is not only patient and kind, Bob apparently really knows his stuff. My son said that Bob is the best tutor he has ever had.

Monique , 3 lessons with Bob

Thoughtful, thorough and patient

This was my first lesson with Bob and I was unfortunately in a limbo where I didn't have many assignments to show him. Bob was able to go through some pretty broad topics and give me a rundown of what I needed to know. Every step of the way he would check in and make sure I was following. Hands down will be scheduling more sessions with him again!

Luke, 3 lessons with Bob

He is the absolute best!!!!

Me. Bob is the best! He is so helpful and knowledgeable on everything! Best tutor I have ever had! Highly recommend!

Gracey, 7 lessons with Bob

Great tutor!

Bob tutored my son on very short notice. He was enormously helpful and proficient in the subject matter, which was Java. My son will definitely use him again! Highly recommended.

Katherine, 1 lesson with Bob

Very flexible with schedule

Instantly started the lesson and the session was worth every minute. My son said immediately after the lesson he know the mistake he did in his coding. Looking forward to the next session.

Vasantha, 6 lessons with Bob

AMAZING TUTOR !!!!!!! LITERALLY EXPLAINS EVERYTHING SO WELL

Bob really helped me with my project !!!! I had such a hard time understanding my assignment and he broke it into pieces and explained it all. He was very patient and gave examples that allowed me to grasp the concept. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Charlene , 2 lessons with Bob

Knowledgable and great at explaining code.

Bob helped with intermediate Java programming. He hit the ground running and knew instantly where I needed help. He explained every aspect of the code in detail. I could not ask for a better tutor.

Rebecca , 5 lessons with Bob
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$80/hour

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Response time: 39 minutes