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John C.

Westfield, NJ

$60/hour

Experienced High School, College and Adult Ed Tutor

200+ Hours
5.0 average from 117 ratings
This is how tutoring should be
— George, Colonia, NJ on 11/13/17

$60/Hour


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BBA Pace University, New York City
MIS

Education

BBA Pace University, New York City (MIS)

About John

My experience with tutoring began in high school when I tutored my classmates in math and English. At that time, I discovered that I was able to simplify complex topics in a way that others find very helpful. Simplifying complex concepts has helped me and my clients both in software engineering and in learning the Italian language.

I am a software engineer by trade and have worked in the industry for many years. I can help you learn general programming practices or specific skills such as Java, Unix, and SQL. I can help you identify what works well and what doesn't as you create your own software engineering solutions. Using your own specific assignments or exercises I provide, we will work together to reinforce material that we've covered. I will consistently demonstrate how to apply what you learn, since applying these skills in practice is the reason to learn them in the first place.

I am also an Italian tutor. I learned the Italian language from the perspective of knowing American English first. When learning Italian as your "first" second language, I know what is helpful and more importantly what isn't. I am also familiar with helpful resources, whatever your proficiency may be. Whether you're studying Italian in school and are struggling with all the rules or you would like to learn it on your own but find it a bit overwhelming, I can help.

My approach to tutoring starts with language: I'm convinced that simple language facilitates understanding. I use everyday words in order to make complex topics easy to understand and I excel at drawing connections to topics you already know, which helps you gain expertise as well as confidence in the subject matter.

If you or a student you know is struggling with complex topics, I'm here to help. You'll find that I'm easy to contact (and get a response!), easy to talk to, and most importantly, easy to learn from. Schedule a lesson today!
My experience with tutoring began in high school when I tutored my classmates in math and English. At that time, I discovered that I was able to simplify complex topics in a way that others find very helpful. Simplifying complex concepts has helped me and my clients both in software engineering and in learning the Italian language.

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Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Westfield, NJ 07090

"This is how tutoring should be"

- George, Colonia, NJ on 11/13/17

"Very knowledgeable and helpful"

- Michielle, Caldwell, NJ on 1/11/18

"Great Tutor!"

- Mark, Colonia, NJ on 12/20/17

"Good communicator and very knowledgeable"

- Leigh, Houston, TX on 12/7/17

"So helpful"

- Virginia, Maplewood, NJ on 11/30/17

"SQL"

- Michele, San Diego, CA on 11/28/17

"Great understanding of the material"

- Trish, Scarsdale, NY on 11/3/17

"Java"

- Maranda, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 11/1/17

"The best teacher I have ever met"

- Songrui, West Lafayette, IN on 10/29/17

"Very Knowledgable, Clear explanations, very patient"

- Cesare, Charlotte, NC on 10/23/17

"Awesome Tutor"

- Luis, Canyon Country, CA on 10/13/17

"Very knowledgeable and throrough"

- Jenny, Pittsburgh, PA on 10/13/17

"True teacher"

- Anthony, West Grove, PA on 10/12/17

"Helpful tutor"

- Sana, San Jose, CA on 10/10/17

"Great tutor!"

- Sabrina, Pittsburgh, PA on 9/24/17
English:
Grammar, Proofreading
Language:
Italian
Elementary Education:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Computer Programming

I have worked in the field of software engineering for 25 years. At my most recent position, I was hired as a Senior Software Engineer and was then promoted to Director of Engineering within 18 months. I held this position for 3.5 years. I have a BBA in Management Information Systems from Pace University.

Italian

I have studied the Italian language for over 15 years, benefiting from college-level coursework, individual one-on-one instruction, language immersion in Italy, and from native speakers who are my closest friends and family. As you can see from my profile, I know how to approach learning Italian from the perspective of an English speaker and I have helped many high school, college, and adult education students improve their skills as well as their grades.

Java

I am a professional Java developer with many years experience teaching others how to code effectively in Java. With an extensive background building applications with Java, from single-user to enterprise-level applications, I can bring relevant, real-world experience to the learning environment, using many of today's popular IDEs. If you're a student who is new to Java or a software professional looking to expand you're skillset, I can help.

Linux

I have worked in the field of software engineering for over ten years, during which time I have served as an administrator of Unix based systems, including Linux variants such as Ubuntu and CentOS. I have a BBA in Management Information Systems from Pace University.

SQL

I am a professional software engineer with many years experience with relational databases. From logical and physical data modeling to writing and tuning SQL queries for performance, I can bring relevant, real-world experience to the learning environment, using many of today's popular relational databases and tools. Whether you're a student learning how to write powerful SQL queries or a database professional who needs help learning how to design and build powerful database applications, I can help.

UNIX

I have worked in the field of software engineering for over ten years, during which time I have served as an administrator of Unix based systems, including Linux variants such as Ubuntu and CentOS. I have a BBA in Management Information Systems from Pace University.

BBA Pace University, New York City
MIS

Education

BBA Pace University, New York City (MIS)

This is how tutoring should be

I had an online session in the past and it wasn’t a good experience. I was skeptical about taking another but Johns approach, analogies and wealth of experience was a godsend.

— George, Colonia, NJ on 11/13/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 7 miles of Westfield, NJ 07090.