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Ethan S.

Experienced Ivy League Math and Computer Science Tutor

Experienced Ivy League Math and Computer Science Tutor

$60/hour

  • 247 hours tutoring

About Ethan


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Hi, I'm Ethan! I graduated with honors from Cornell University with a BS in Computer Science and a GPA of 3.53. I’ve worked in cybersecurity and as a software engineer, but my real passion is for teaching.

I tutored high school students privately for pay when I was in 11th and 12th grade. One of my students had an F in Geometry when he started with me, and after working with me every week for two months his grade improved to a B+. I also worked for Kumon Math and Reading center when I was...

Hi, I'm Ethan! I graduated with honors from Cornell University with a BS in Computer Science and a GPA of 3.53. I’ve worked in cybersecurity and as a software engineer, but my real passion is for teaching.

I tutored high school students privately for pay when I was in 11th and 12th grade. One of my students had an F in Geometry when he started with me, and after working with me every week for two months his grade improved to a B+. I also worked for Kumon Math and Reading center when I was a high school student, where I taught elementary school students more basic arithmetic like addition and multiplication and grammar skills.

While a student at Cornell, I worked as a Teaching Assistant for two computer science courses. For a database course, I held office hours where students consulted me for help with building a SQL-interpreter written in Java. The second course was Operating Systems, and again I held office hours to answer students’ questions about course concepts and coding assignments written in C.

Since graduating college, I continue to tutor math and computer science. Recently, I helped one student improve her grade in Algebra from an F to an A. My approach to tutoring is focusing on the concepts you find most difficult. Once I identify which concepts need the most attention, I teach you how to solve those problems until you can do it without my help.

My goal is for you to pass your coursework with flying colors! My passion is teaching, and I would like to help you succeed. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to schedule a lesson!


Education

Cornell University
Computer Science

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel

Computer

Java,

Java

I majored in Computer Science at Cornell University, and most of my coding experience is in Java. I worked as a TA at Cornell, teaching students how to create their own SQL interpreters written in Java. I also took computer science courses in high school, including AP Computer Science.
SQL,

SQL

I worked as a TA for the databases course at Cornell University, where I answered questions for students building a SQL interpreter written in Java. The course also covered other database concepts including non-relational databases, database design, other query languages, and query processing and optimization.
Microsoft Excel

Corporate Training

Java,

Java

I majored in Computer Science at Cornell University, and most of my coding experience is in Java. I worked as a TA at Cornell, teaching students how to create their own SQL interpreters written in Java. I also took computer science courses in high school, including AP Computer Science.
SQL,

SQL

I worked as a TA for the databases course at Cornell University, where I answered questions for students building a SQL interpreter written in Java. The course also covered other database concepts including non-relational databases, database design, other query languages, and query processing and optimization.
Microsoft Excel

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Improved student's grade from F to A in high school Algebra II. Experience working with all levels of Algebra students, from standard to honors.
Geometry,

Geometry

tutored high school student in geometry; improved grade from F to B+
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I received a 35 on the ACT Math section in high school. I have a patient and detail-oriented approach to tutoring that has helped multiple students improve their scores.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Improved student's grade from F to A in high school Algebra II. Experience working with all levels of Algebra students, from standard to honors.
Geometry,

Geometry

tutored high school student in geometry; improved grade from F to B+
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Improved student's grade from F to A in high school Algebra II. Experience working with all levels of Algebra students, from standard to honors.
Geometry,

Geometry

tutored high school student in geometry; improved grade from F to B+
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

ACT Science

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Improved student's grade from F to A in high school Algebra II. Experience working with all levels of Algebra students, from standard to honors.
Geometry,

Geometry

tutored high school student in geometry; improved grade from F to B+
Algebra 1

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I received a 35 on the ACT Math section in high school. I have a patient and detail-oriented approach to tutoring that has helped multiple students improve their scores.
ACT Science

Examples of Expertise


Ethan has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 18 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Extremely friendly and helpful!

Ethan went above and beyond to not only help my through my specific questions, but also took the time to teach me some new tricks to make my Java coding more fluid and efficient. I can't say enough great things about this guy!

Lloyd, 2 lessons with Ethan

Great!

A good teacher, listens, and explain well! Thank you!

Ying, 2 lessons with Ethan

A tutor with patience and a knack for explaining difficult concepts

Ethan helped me apply Java concepts to a class assignment. I was very impressed with his ability to immediately pick up what was being asked in the assignment without any ramp up time to familiarize himself with my course. Between white-boarding the pseudo-code and guiding me as I coded at home, Ethan had all of the bases covered.

Raymond, 6 lessons with Ethan

Very accommodating and patient

Ethan was extremely patient with me and actually taught me. He walked me through what to do and explained things a few different ways to make sure I understood everything. He also worked with my schedule. I will definitely have him as a tutor again and highly recommend him!

Nivonchel, 1 lesson with Ethan

Ethan Teaches You At YOUR Level and Coaches You Through The Problem Set Effectively

Ethan doesn't make you feel like an idiot in the sense that he teaches you at YOUR level without being overly technical in his teaching method. He knows how to break down each part of a problem set and allow you to walk through the steps as he coaches you along. It's guided learning while he imparts his knowledge while teaching you the best steps to accomplish your tasks. I use him over and over again because he is effective at helping me with the course material for my Master's Program. My improved grades on quizzes are proof that his teaching method works!

Rebecca, 2 lessons with Ethan

Excellent at troubleshooting, kind, and patient tutor

With coding, you're going to run into a lot of errors and things that you have to research on the spot. It's inevitable, and just a part of code. Ethan is excellent at solving errors, researching novel issues as they pop up, and creating functional code. He's helping me code a game that I had no idea how to create before his assistance. He introduced me to this new graphics program and helped me install it (SceneBuilder). This proves that he is knowledgeable and well researched with coding programs. In addition, he is very kind and patient. He's fun to make small talk with, and has patience for the tedious aspects of code. I definitely recommend him. He's worth your time and money. I'm looking forward to another productive session!

Zarinah, 3 lessons with Ethan

The best tutor you can get

Ethan worked though my problems with me step by step to make sure that I had understood what was happening. He provided a quick response, and was very knowledgeable.

Joseph, 8 lessons with Ethan

Skilled & Patient Tutor

Ethan is very approachable as a tutor, he has a calm nature and ensures that you (the student) understand the material before moving forward. Ethan helped me work through some SQL queries. He came to the lesson fully prepared, having worked through the material I sent and created a perfect teaching environment as he built a sample database that we could query live to see how the SQL queries are being generated. If I need tutoring help again, Ethan will be my first point of contact. 5 stars for sure :-)

Marta, 3 lessons with Ethan

Thorough and easy to understand

Me and Ethan worked on a programming project for my java class. He took me through his brainstorming process in order to view the prompt more concretely and even went as far as drawing a picture of the scenario in order for me to understand it. He answered and asked questions that challenged me in a positive manner which ultimately helped me grasped the concepts we were attempting to work on. I will definitely be reaching out to him more often for help as I continue to pursue my computer science degree.

Alan, 5 lessons with Ethan

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor!!

Ethan was willing to help me step by step and has no problem explaining to me what each line of code does to each other. The whole process of him exploring unknown errors and finding out a solution together, was very interesting and exciting in my opinion, that way it makes learning much fun and makes you willing to find a solution by yourself too. He is very very patient with you and really knowledgeable about JavaFX and the use of Scene Builder, which is surprising to me because he isn't familiar with either of those, but he is really proficient about it, which blew my mind. He could solve a complex code that was given to me in about 10 seconds tops. He is willing to teach you anything that you haven't been taught from school. I highly recommend him!!

Dan, 7 lessons with Ethan
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$60/hour

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Ethan S.

$60/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

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Response time: 49 minutes