Duke Univ. engineering alumnus, experienced tutor, father of 4
Duke Univ. engineering alumnus, experienced tutor, father of 4
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.
Bob has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Bob is a terrific AP Comp Sci tutor
Bob is a terrific AP Comp Sci tutor and helped my son achieve a score of 5 on the AP exam. My son Julian was struggling in his AP Comp Sci course in his senior year of high school. Though he was strong in math, his learning style didn't match well with the teacher's approach to the material. Julian received a C+ for his first half grade. We turned to Wyzant for the flexibility of scheduling tutoring times as Julian was a three-sport athlete. Julian immediately found Bob's style of tutoring helpful and fun - not only showing him how to tackle the work but also the why rationale behind each approach which helped improve his understanding and retention of the material. Bob usually spent 2 sessions with Julian before each exam and at times one session before a difficult coding project was due across the second half of the year. Bob was a great communicator in terms of scheduling appointments and was very flexible in accommodating Julian's fluctuating schedule. In the end, Julian received an A in the second half of the year finishing with a B+ for the year, achieved a 5 on the AP exam and is now in his freshman year at Wesleyan University in CT where he received credit from the AP exam for a 100 level comp sci course and is now enrolled in a 200 level Comp Sci course. We would highly recommend Bob for AP Comp Sci Tutoring!Matthew, 27 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 , 1 lesson with Bob
Great first sesion
I was very confused with my assignments and class but Bob gave me directions and helped me out with the assignment.He gave me directions how to be better in programing. I will definitely use his service again.Steri, 1 lesson with Bob
Very good explanations and lesson plans
Bob did a great job explaining the basics of coding, as well as his plan to work with me to build a skill set in python. I have no prior experience in coding, but I found his descriptions very easy to understand. He also made the subject very engaging. I look forward to continuing to work with Bob.Michael, 3 lessons with Bob
Knowledgeable, Kind, Easygoing. Greatly Helped in Understanding the Basics.
Bob is the definition of the phrase "give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." I reached out to Bob a few days before my final. A majority of my understanding of the basic concepts were only partial/halfway, and Bob explained those concepts in an easy to understand way. By strengthening my understanding of the basics, Bob allowed me to be able to work through review problems on my own. He will, of course, also go over any additional problems you face when going through those problems! Great tutor overall!Chris, 2 lessons with Bob
I had some questions about ArrayLists, sets, and maps. He knew understood what I needed, was to the point and helped me to understand. He didn't waste time. I was glad I choose him as my tutor.Jackie, 6 lessons with Bob
Stick with Bob
Bob can easily jump right into any assignment or touch on any concept. He uses real world examples and breaks things down so they’re easy to understand. Don’t waste your time looking into other tutors. Bob is patient, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable. I wish I reached out sooner in the semester, but we’re quickly getting me back up to speed. Thanks, Bob!Jenn, 6 lessons with Bob
Awesome, Easy Analogies for Java
Bob was very patient and open to going at my speed. After discussing new information, he would summarize it before moving on to new topics. I mentioned that I was having some trouble learning some concepts and Bob quickly came up with real world examples of how these concepts are used. He helps students understand the foundations and was able to jump right in to help explain an assignment I was working on. Bob provided direction to materials I can use now and in the future.Jenn, 2 lessons with Bob
Good for beginner
My son enjoys Bob's guidance and advice, he is a beginner and Bob has accommodated his level appropriately. Thanks very much, Bob for your guidance. fjdafdsafdaJoseph, 2 lessons with Bob
Bob is extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to ensure you understand the concepts. Looking forward to my next lesson with him to dive further in to Java!Joe, 5 lessons with Bob
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