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Bob P.

Raleigh, NC

$50/hour

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

1500+ Hours
5.0 average from 996 ratings
Very patient and understanding. Clearly knows the material
— Colleen, Raleigh, NC on 8/8/15

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Duke University
EE, Computer Science

Education

Duke University (EE, Computer Science)

About Bob

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 (Middle School to College age), and for over two decades I have tutored and mentored hundreds of students ranging in age from 8 to 82, elementary school students to Ph.D. candidates. Online tutoring has enabled me to help students in over 30 different states, from HI to MA and many places in between.

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 can (and do) make more money per hour doing computer consulting, but I get more 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.
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 (Middle School to College age), and for over two decades I have tutored and mentored hundreds of students Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Online: $50/hour, 30 minute minimum. In-person: $100/hour, 60 minute minimum. Ask me about locations where I provide in-person tutoring for the online rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Raleigh, NC 27614
Background Check: Passed

"Very patient and understanding. Clearly knows the material"

- Colleen, Raleigh, NC on 8/8/15

"Clear, informative and well-organized"

- Lee, Bowie, MD on 5/10/17

"Knowledgeable and easy to work with"

- Xiaohan, Chicago, IL on 4/22/17

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Robert, Spiro, OK on 4/20/17

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Judy, Chagrin Falls, OH on 4/17/17

"Patient, friendly and knowledgeable."

- Jeffrey, Chester, CT on 4/8/17

"Knowledgeable and Professional"

- Dominique, Cary, NC on 3/24/17

"Very nice!"

- Saif, Freeport, NY on 3/23/17

"Great Computer Programming Tutor"

- Muddasar, Roanoke, VA on 3/11/17

"Knowledgeable about Computer Programming"

- Bryan, Bartow, FL on 2/22/17

"5 STARS Exceptional Computer Science Tutor"

- Mary, Roxbury, CT on 2/15/17

"Great to work with"

- Adam, Rochester, MI on 2/11/17

"Very knowledgeable and effective tutor"

- Tracy, Carlsbad, CA on 2/10/17

"Helpful Tutor"

- Vasant, Nashua, NH on 2/9/17

"Effective tutor"

- Christopher, San Diego, CA on 1/29/17

"Great Tutor"

- Andy, Enid, OK on 1/25/17

"Very knowledgeable"

- Brett, Parker, CO on 1/25/17

"Excellent"

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"Knowledge full and patient"

- Syed, Cupertino, CA on 1/15/17

"Coding lesson for my middle schooler"

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"Very patient and knew his stuff"

- Treveontay, Pensacola, FL on 12/18/16

"Easy going and knowledgeable..."

- Craig, Snohomish, WA on 12/18/16

"He's a great tutor for Java"

- Colin, Greensboro, NC on 12/15/16

"Help for SQL"

- Jason, Tampa, FL on 12/11/16

"Knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful"

- Evan, Dallas, TX on 12/8/16

"Awesome Tutor for my Java needs!"

- Eleni, Virginia Beach, VA on 12/8/16

"Advanced SQL queries problem solving - Data Warehouse - Cubes"

- John, Saint Petersburg, FL on 11/28/16

"Instantly helpful"

- David, Rye, NY on 11/26/16

"Very knowledgable"

- Jeff, Tampa, FL on 11/19/16

"SUPER HELPFUL"

- Marcus, El Dorado Hills, CA on 11/17/16

"Amazing Professional tutor"

- Sue, Burlingame, CA on 11/14/16

"Bob P. knows Object Oriented Programming"

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"Awesome!"

- LIsa, Marietta, GA on 11/4/16

"Very articulate and willing to help."

- Relyks, Benton, KY on 11/3/16

"Great Instructor"

- Seth, Phoenix, AZ on 11/2/16

"Very knowledgeable and kind tutor"

- Shana, Conway, AR on 10/21/16

"Very patient and helpful tutor"

- Hennessey, Raleigh, NC on 10/14/16

"Great teacher and very patient!"

- Jordanka, Glen Allen, VA on 10/11/16

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- Jeffrey, Avondale, AZ on 10/10/16

"Great Online Java Tutor"

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"Very Patient Tutor"

- Brian, El Paso, TX on 9/6/16

"Great tutor"

- Howard, Houston, TX on 7/29/16

"Very Helpful and Very Clear"

- Ya, Solon, OH on 7/17/16

"Patient and Full of Clear Examples"

- Taylor, New York, NY on 7/9/16

"Excellent Teacher"

- Joyce, Pittsburg, TX on 6/23/16

"Knows where students will stumble"

- Lin, Los Alamitos, CA on 5/27/16

"Very helpful"

- Noah, Newark, DE on 5/24/16

"Great tutor"

- John, Chicago, IL on 5/14/16

"Great Tutor"

- John, Raleigh, NC on 5/12/16

"Great!"

- Kat, Chesterfield, MO on 5/9/16

"Makes difficult concepts simple to understand!"

- Lori, Saint Paul, MN on 5/2/16

"Very patient, knowledgable, and caring tutor"

- Caroline, North Hollywood, CA on 4/19/16

"Great working with my 3 kids on computer programming basics."

- Dusty, Cary, NC on 2/22/16

"Great tutor"

- Ryan, Havelock, NC on 1/29/16

"Very knowledgeable in Unix!"

- Joseph, Boston, MA on 1/20/16

"Fantastic tutor! Helped me despite how late it was."

- Suzie, Bellevue, WA on 12/30/15

"Very knowledgeable and patient"

- Christina, Oceanside, CA on 12/22/15

"Knowledgeable and patient."

- Naquel, Saint Albans, NY on 12/13/15

"Outstanding Java tutor"

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"knowledgeable and patient!"

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- Teddy, Charlottesville, VA on 12/5/15

"Excellent tutor for AP Computer Science"

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"Extremely Knowledgeable"

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"Knowledgeable, outstanding, helpful, and patient."

- John, Great Neck, NY on 11/16/15

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"He is really patient and explains everything step by step!"

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"Great tutor"

- John, Rock Hill, SC on 11/7/15

"Great Database Teacher"

- Gretchen, Durham, NC on 10/30/15

"Tutoring session on 10/25 went great"

- Camille, Raleigh, NC on 10/26/15

"Great tutor"

- Bobby, Austin, TX on 10/11/15

"Extremely knowledgeable, he is the true meaning of Patience is a virtue"

- Kirsten, Raleigh, NC on 9/25/15

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Cristian, Raleigh, NC on 9/16/15

"Prepared and upbeat."

- Jonathan, Chapel Hill, NC on 9/10/15

"Excellent Tutor! Great for Online lessons."

- James, Chicago, IL on 9/1/15

"Good starting session."

- Danian, Fairfield, CT on 8/31/15

"Excellent."

- Cheryl, Raleigh, NC on 8/28/15

"A great tutor who can help you in many different areas"

- Carlos, Raleigh, NC on 8/21/15

"Great reliable Tutor"

- LaKeisha, Raleigh, NC on 8/19/15

"Patient tutor"

- Tasheka, Raleigh, NC on 8/10/15
Test Preparation:
Career Development
Business:
Career Development,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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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.

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

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

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

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

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 8.

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.).

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

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

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.

Duke University
EE, Computer Science

Education

Duke University (EE, Computer Science)

Very patient and understanding. Clearly knows the material

Studied with you in the way you learn best. Very focused on doing what would help you the most! Definitely recommend!

— Colleen, Raleigh, NC on 8/8/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Online: $50/hour, 30 minute minimum. In-person: $100/hour, 60 minute minimum. Ask me about locations where I provide in-person tutoring for the online rate.

Travel policy

Bob will travel within 40 miles of Raleigh, NC 27614.