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Bob P.

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

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

$60/hour

  • 2,672 hours tutoring

  • Raleigh, NC 27614

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 (Middle School to College age), and for over two decades I have tutored and mentored hundreds of students ranging in age from 7 to 82, elementary school students to Ph.D. candidates. Online tutoring has enabled me to help students in over 40 different...

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 7 to 82, elementary school students to Ph.D. candidates. Online tutoring has enabled me to help students in over 40 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.


Education

Duke University
EE, Computer Science

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: Online: $60/hour, 30 minute minimum. In-person: $120/hour, 60 minute minimum. Ask me about locations where I provide in-person tutoring for the online rate.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Raleigh, NC 27614
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/3/2015

  • 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 9. 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,

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.

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 9. 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 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.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


very helpful!!!

He helped me so much with exactly what I needed! Definitely going to schedule more sessions to help! Highly recommend! :)

Kyra, 5 lessons with Bob

Bob is amazing

He’s been extremely good at context gathering on the fly, and is very patient and smart. Really good teacher. Thank you, Bob!

Stefan, 3 lessons with Bob

He's definitely a good teacher!

Bob is a very helpful teacher and my child will definitely take his classes again! He is patient and understanding, always be happy to help students even during his weekend time. Ellen

Ellen, 2 lessons with Bob

Best tutor ever!

I needed help with SQL and knew very little. He was patient and super helpful allowing me to score a good grade on my assignment. Very thankful for this kind man and his time

Abbie, 1 lesson with Bob

He is great!

Bob helped me learn the basics of java quickly and I feel as though I already have a great foundation! I recommend Bob to anyone looking to learn java!

Bo, 1 lesson with Bob

Knowledgeable and excellent tutor

Bob explained how to solve a very hard Java programming assignment very well. Very quick to come up with solutions and always have a plan b. Very excellent programmer and teaches things not taught in school.

Charles, 4 lessons with Bob

Great teacher!!

Bob helped me a lot. Best teacher. He showed me a lot more than what my actual professor has showed me

Shant, 16 lessons with Bob

Really great

Bob is really good at explaining things and he's very patient and knowledgeable. I was really skeptical about non in person tutoring but he really did a great job and proved my fears wrong

Adam, 1 lesson with Bob

Incredibly Patient and Nice

Bob was wonderful. Incredibly patient and nice and did everything he could to help me with my issue. Would absolutely work with him again.

Liz, 1 lesson with Bob
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Bob P.

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