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Devyn S.

Case Grad, Experienced Software Engineer Specialized in STEM Tutoring

Case Grad, Experienced Software Engineer Specialized in STEM Tutoring

$45/hour

About Devyn


Bio

Hi! I'm Devyn, a graduate of Case Western Reserve University. There I studied computer science, but I also worked 5-10 hours a week from freshman year on as a tutor for courses in computer science, physics, and math. When working one-on-one, I tried to focus on helping my fellow students explore problems on their own and encouraged them to develop their own explanations for material, in a way that traditional lectures don't always accomplish. As someone who was often told in high school...

Hi! I'm Devyn, a graduate of Case Western Reserve University. There I studied computer science, but I also worked 5-10 hours a week from freshman year on as a tutor for courses in computer science, physics, and math. When working one-on-one, I tried to focus on helping my fellow students explore problems on their own and encouraged them to develop their own explanations for material, in a way that traditional lectures don't always accomplish. As someone who was often told in high school "you're smart, but you just need to apply yourself more" - I eventually worked my way up to earning six 5-point AP scores, high SAT and ACT marks, and self-taught myself study and motivation skills that would get my through an intensive STEM program at Case, so I can also help students work on their own study techniques, or prepare for an upcoming standardized test.

With years of experience as a professional software engineer in startups located in Cleveland and New York City, I'm also enthusiastic about helping people learn the art of programming. Though I have plenty of direct experience in Java, Python, and web/API development, I most enjoy helping people learn the underlying problem-solving skills that can support a variety of software careers, and not just pigeonhole them into one language or skill set. I know a lot of people feel like they just aren't good at programming, or that there aren't a lot of people like them in this field, but research has shown that, as in math, with a positive and supportive environment, and a good bit of hard work, everyone is capable of mastering these skills. I can also work with people on their resumes, or with interview prep.

Finally, as a learner of Chinese myself, I understand that speaking or writing in a second language can be intimidating and scary. I'm also available to help students practice their English skills or prepare for an ESL test.

I work primarily with high school, junior high students, undergrads in CS, and adult learners. Please feel free to reach out!


Education

Case Western Reserve University
Computer Science

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Cleveland, OH 44118
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Devyn hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Computer

Computer Science,

Computer Science

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University. My course load and tutoring work involved core computer science classes, logic and discrete math classes, and game design courses. For computer science in particular, I excelled in, and have tutored in, introductory programming classes, data science and algorithms classes, and operating systems.
Computer Programming, Java, Python

Corporate Training

Grammar, Java

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading

English

Grammar, Reading, Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Math

Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University. My course load and tutoring work involved core computer science classes, logic and discrete math classes, and game design courses. For discrete math in particular, I received an A (4.0) in my discrete math course, and spent three semesters tutoring for the class. As a foundational part of computer science and math, my discrete math skills were also built upon in the rest of my coursework.
Logic,

Logic

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University. My course load and tutoring work involved core computer science classes, logic and discrete math classes, and game design courses. When it comes to logic in particular, I earned an A (4.0) in my discrete math class, which was based on propositional logic, as well as an A (4.0) in a graduate course on mathematical logic and model theory, and repeatedly reinforced these skills as a foundation for proofs in math and computer science.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Science

Physics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, Reading, Writing
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$45/hour

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Devyn S.

$45/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Devyn

Response time: 6 hours