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I have a PhD in computer science and have worked in the field for over 20 years. I teach business, IT, Computer Science, Math, Philosophy, Writing, and a host of other subjects.
Of thousands of students served, I have a 98% "would recommend" rating. My approach is student-centered, based off the theories of Carl Rogers augmented by design thinking.
I understand the student whose approach requires assistance; I have walked in your shoes and found the ways out of the miasma of confusion that envelops you.
I have over 20 years of experience informally and in graduate school, combined with a relentless curiosity and desire to learn and improve myself keeps me both relevant and inspiring.
Frankly, I think teaching is impossible, and places that focus on teaching, instead of learning, are obsolete. I think that most of the educational system is designed around the needs of the people running it, not the students in it.
I have a PhD in computer science and have worked in the field for over 20 years. I teach business, IT, Computer … Read more
Tom is great. Very intelligent, knowledgeable and knows what he is teaching down to the level of details that surprises me.
Great slide decks with detailed explanations. Helped remind me of the theories behind Computer Science which I forgot. Thanks Tom!
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I teach C at a collegiate level, with excellent teaching evaluations.
I teach C++ at a collegiate level, with excellent teaching evaluations.
I've programmed for over 30 years (scary to write that!) and teach programming in college.
I have a PhD in computer science and have worked in the field for over 20 years. I have excellent student evaluations.
I teach a course on systems programming in Linux, in which we program sockets interfaces as well as pthreaded programs. Of course we cover the basics, like command line operation and Linux system tools like sed, awk, and others.
I have a PHD in databases, so background on theory is good. I have developed 4 applications in Access, both using the native database and using access as a pass-through to underlying data in SQL Server, Oracle, and DB3+. I am ok on VBA and quite good on database design.
I have been a university lecturer for over 20 years. I was absolutely terrified to appear before a class my first day. Since that day in 1993, I have become a leader of faculty workshops where I train new faculty in classroom management and public speaking. I adapted this workshop to a course I taught on leadership for students; I can send the file.
In a nutshell: I have spoken to thousands of students before a classroom, and done so to rave reviews. I am an INTJ Meyers-Briggs personality type, so I especially understand the issues of introverts having to be public speakers, and incorporate this experience when training others to speak publicly.