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Seth M.

Expert help with Python, Java, JavaScript, C++, Philosophy, and Logic

Expert help with Python, Java, JavaScript, C++, Philosophy, and Logic

$85/hour

  • 3,036 hours tutoring

About Seth


Bio

I have 30 years of experience patiently teaching, tutoring and counseling hundreds of fine people both online and in-person, and was rated in the top 10% of Wyzant tutors for 2020. My goal is to help people grow in understanding so they can experience success and feel confident about themselves and their learning. I try to help the student learn by asking guiding questions and providing examples or direct guidance as needed. This involves teaching and demonstrating research techniques so that...

I have 30 years of experience patiently teaching, tutoring and counseling hundreds of fine people both online and in-person, and was rated in the top 10% of Wyzant tutors for 2020. My goal is to help people grow in understanding so they can experience success and feel confident about themselves and their learning. I try to help the student learn by asking guiding questions and providing examples or direct guidance as needed. This involves teaching and demonstrating research techniques so that the student isn't dependent on a teacher or tutor, but can learn to find answers and understanding on his own.

PRIMARY SUBJECTS (I can tutor in several other areas, but these are my main ones)

* Computer Science: Python, JavaScript/node.js, Java, C++, C#, PHP, HTML, SQL, CSS, etc.
* Philosophy: Categorical, propositional/symbolic, and predicate/first-order logic, critical thinking; political philosophy; ethics; rhetoric; and philosophical counseling.
* Theology and Religion (especially Catholic/Christian)
* Writing: essays, project papers, and theses; creative, research and persuasive styles.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSION CREDENTIALS

* Bachelor of Science in Physics and Engineering
* Master of Theological Studies
* Master of Arts in Philosophy
* Graduate work in physics and counseling
* PhD in Humanities/Philosophy (dissertation in process)
* Logic Based Therapist
* Ordained priest with the Old Catholic Communion of North America

RESERVE A TIME

If you seek help in any of my primary strength areas -- philosophy, logic, Christian theology/religion, Python, JavaScript, Java, PHP, web design, etc. -- feel free to schedule an appointment with me immediately at https://wyzant.appointlet.com/. For other areas, of if you have questions, please contact me first.

For details on my tutoring policies, see: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mo4-cZGdouYcznLjTcSqGWauFml5TrWGlKc318w1wQ8


Education

Seattle Pacific University -- Bachelor of Science
Physics and Engineering
Holy Apostles College and Seminary -- Master of Arts in Philosophy
Masters
Faulkner University -- PhD in Humanities/Philosophy (dissertation in process)
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $85
  • Rate details: I am willing to adjust the hourly tutoring fee for groups, extended or repeat lessons, certain subjects, and special circumstances.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/30/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

C#,

C#

If you are seeking help with basic programming concepts using C# (including object-oriented programming), I'll be happy to help. I've been programming computers since 1981. Since then I've learned and used many different languages, including C#, and I've written several programs in C# on both Windows and Macintosh computers. It is a great language and, once its basics are figured out, is actually kind of fun to use. C# is similar in structure and concept to other general languages like C++, Java, and Python.
C++,

C++

I have been programming as a hobby and professionally since 1981. The languages I've used include BASIC, COBAL, FORTRAN, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, as well as various web and database technologies HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I have been programming computers both as a hobby and professionally since about 1980. Whether you are working on something for school, for business, or as a personal hobby/project, I will be happy to help. The technologies I'm most familiar with include Java, JavaScript, PHP, HTML, SQL, CSS and many others.
Computer Science,

Computer Science

I started programming, building and repairing computers way back in 1981. Since then I've worked with nearly every common computer technology that has come and gone. I've designed and built server networks for schools and small businesses, acted as a computer technology consultant for multiple clients, worked at Intel, developed dozens of websites (including e-commerce), and so on. I personally built and maintained about ten different servers; Macintosh, Windows, Linux/Unix/FreeBSD. I have built both wired and wireless (and hybrid) networks. I now often assist people setting up Amazon AWS cloud services: VPCs, Instances, Load Balancers, Elastic File Systems, Relational Databases, etc. I can operate nearly any common software program, and have used many programming and scripting languages, including Assembly, Basic (various versions), Cobol, Comol, Python, Fortran, Java, JavaScript, PHP, HTML, C, C#, C++, AppleScript, Powershell, assorted Shell scripting systems, etc.
CSS,

CSS

CSS is a critical part of good web page design. Without properly-formatted CSS, web pages look clunky, amateurish, are difficult to read, and might not display properly on the many different devices that are popular today. I have designed dozens of web pages -- written thousands of lines of codes -- for many businesses over several decades. This includes careful selections of layout, colors, fonts, image integration, and other CSS code so that the pages automatically adapt well to desktop computers, mobile phones, and everything in-between. Whether you are using straight CSS or popular frameworks like W3.CSS or Bootstrap, I'm happy to help.
HTML,

HTML

I am an HTML-certified web page designer. I've written hundreds of web pages using HTML4 and 5 over the last couple decades -- some for personal projects, some for other people, and some for still-running e-commerce businesses. The basics are easy to teach, and most people can learn them quickly. Even though most web design software now avoids direct coding, it is still a very useful skill that can solve a lot of problems.
Java,

Java

Java is a challenging language, and often confusing to beginners. My goal is to help beginners overcome that initial sense of confusion and grow in understanding so that they can enjoy coding and solving problems with Java. I've been programming since 1981 and am happy to share my experience and expertise.
JavaScript,

JavaScript

JavaScript can be confusing. I will help make it simple and understandable so that you can enjoy and succeed at writing your own programs. I have written dozens of websites integrating JavaScript and other technologies over the past two decades. In that time JavaScript has grown from a buggy, unreliable patch to become the very heart of contemporary, dynamic, interactive web design.
PHP,

PHP

I have written dozens of websites, including functional e-commerce sites, integrating PHP scripting. This includes connections with SQL databases, merchant services systems, migrating older versions to new servers, etc. The code I have written has literally generated millions of dollars in revenue for businesses.
Python,

Python

Python is an elegant but challenging computer language. It starts out fairly easy, but can get complex and overwhelming very quickly. I've been programming (and building, and repairing) computers since 1981. My goal is to help people understand the basic principles of programming so that they can enjoy the experience while learning to write their own code.
Web Design

Web Design

I have designed and written dozens of websites over the years integrating HTML, PHP, JavaScript, SQL databases, e-commerce, etc. I've also created custom sites using online resources.

Corporate Training

C++,

C++

I have been programming as a hobby and professionally since 1981. The languages I've used include BASIC, COBAL, FORTRAN, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, as well as various web and database technologies HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite.
HTML,

HTML

I am an HTML-certified web page designer. I've written hundreds of web pages using HTML4 and 5 over the last couple decades -- some for personal projects, some for other people, and some for still-running e-commerce businesses. The basics are easy to teach, and most people can learn them quickly. Even though most web design software now avoids direct coding, it is still a very useful skill that can solve a lot of problems.
Java,

Java

Java is a challenging language, and often confusing to beginners. My goal is to help beginners overcome that initial sense of confusion and grow in understanding so that they can enjoy coding and solving problems with Java. I've been programming since 1981 and am happy to share my experience and expertise.
Web Design,

Web Design

I have designed and written dozens of websites over the years integrating HTML, PHP, JavaScript, SQL databases, e-commerce, etc. I've also created custom sites using online resources.
Proofreading

English

Writing,

Writing

I have published two print books, and was a contributing author on a third one. I've easily written hundreds of essays, dozens and dozens of large project/research papers. My writing has ranged from creative stories to technical writing to tutorials to philosophical works. I've received specialized training in planning and developing research papers, and have assisted dozens of students with their own essays, papers, and even graduate-level theses. My general approach is to help the student begin with a clear and engaging idea, develop a flowing outline, draw upon relevant sources (when appropriate), and blend this into a finished paper that draws the reader into the story or argument. Of course, we work on spelling, grammar and punctuation along the way, but writing is much more than any of these or even their sum. Unlike other topics where you can just produce an answer and move on, writing is a process. It is hard work and incorporates several other skills. It takes a great deal of time, focus and patience. People who are struggling with writing (or their parents) need to realize that half of writing is just developing and maintaining good study habits, in the sense of having regular time dedicated to writing and revising without distractions.
Proofreading

History

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I am a professor of philosophy and religion, presently in my third Ph.D. program working to complete a doctorate in humanities/philosophy. I have an intense passion for helping other people learn to think more deeply about their lives and choices, and am a certified philosophical counselor. I normally teach for colleges, but have also developed and taught philosophy courses for high school academies. I have experience teaching and tutoring ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of religion, and epistemology (including categorical, propositional, and first-order/predicate logic). I have taught and tutored hundreds of people in philosophy and religion, and would be happy to assist you!
Religion

Religion

I hold a master's degree in theology from the University of Dallas and have taught religion and theology -- primarily Christian/Catholic -- in various churches and in various capacities since the late 1980s. I also have some experience studying comparative religions including Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism and others. I am the priest and pastor at a small Christian church, and teach religion and philosophy of religion at the college level.

Homeschool

Physics,

Physics

I have a bachelor of science degree in physics and engineering from Seattle Pacific University. I taught high school physics, and have tutored many high school and college students. I really enjoy physics, and love to work with others to help them understand and solve real-world physics problems.
Writing

Writing

I have published two print books, and was a contributing author on a third one. I've easily written hundreds of essays, dozens and dozens of large project/research papers. My writing has ranged from creative stories to technical writing to tutorials to philosophical works. I've received specialized training in planning and developing research papers, and have assisted dozens of students with their own essays, papers, and even graduate-level theses. My general approach is to help the student begin with a clear and engaging idea, develop a flowing outline, draw upon relevant sources (when appropriate), and blend this into a finished paper that draws the reader into the story or argument. Of course, we work on spelling, grammar and punctuation along the way, but writing is much more than any of these or even their sum. Unlike other topics where you can just produce an answer and move on, writing is a process. It is hard work and incorporates several other skills. It takes a great deal of time, focus and patience. People who are struggling with writing (or their parents) need to realize that half of writing is just developing and maintaining good study habits, in the sense of having regular time dedicated to writing and revising without distractions.

Math

Logic,

Logic

I am a philosopher -- an expert in epistemology and logic. I have studied and taught classical, propositional and predicate (first-order) logic for high school academies and colleges for several years. I have developed online courses and games that teach logic, and am certified in Logic-Based Therapy.
Physics

Physics

I have a bachelor of science degree in physics and engineering from Seattle Pacific University. I taught high school physics, and have tutored many high school and college students. I really enjoy physics, and love to work with others to help them understand and solve real-world physics problems.

Most Popular

Physics,

Physics

I have a bachelor of science degree in physics and engineering from Seattle Pacific University. I taught high school physics, and have tutored many high school and college students. I really enjoy physics, and love to work with others to help them understand and solve real-world physics problems.
Writing

Writing

I have published two print books, and was a contributing author on a third one. I've easily written hundreds of essays, dozens and dozens of large project/research papers. My writing has ranged from creative stories to technical writing to tutorials to philosophical works. I've received specialized training in planning and developing research papers, and have assisted dozens of students with their own essays, papers, and even graduate-level theses. My general approach is to help the student begin with a clear and engaging idea, develop a flowing outline, draw upon relevant sources (when appropriate), and blend this into a finished paper that draws the reader into the story or argument. Of course, we work on spelling, grammar and punctuation along the way, but writing is much more than any of these or even their sum. Unlike other topics where you can just produce an answer and move on, writing is a process. It is hard work and incorporates several other skills. It takes a great deal of time, focus and patience. People who are struggling with writing (or their parents) need to realize that half of writing is just developing and maintaining good study habits, in the sense of having regular time dedicated to writing and revising without distractions.

Other

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I am a professor of philosophy and religion, presently in my third Ph.D. program working to complete a doctorate in humanities/philosophy. I have an intense passion for helping other people learn to think more deeply about their lives and choices, and am a certified philosophical counselor. I normally teach for colleges, but have also developed and taught philosophy courses for high school academies. I have experience teaching and tutoring ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of religion, and epistemology (including categorical, propositional, and first-order/predicate logic). I have taught and tutored hundreds of people in philosophy and religion, and would be happy to assist you!
Religion

Religion

I hold a master's degree in theology from the University of Dallas and have taught religion and theology -- primarily Christian/Catholic -- in various churches and in various capacities since the late 1980s. I also have some experience studying comparative religions including Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism and others. I am the priest and pastor at a small Christian church, and teach religion and philosophy of religion at the college level.

Science

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I am a professor of philosophy and religion, presently in my third Ph.D. program working to complete a doctorate in humanities/philosophy. I have an intense passion for helping other people learn to think more deeply about their lives and choices, and am a certified philosophical counselor. I normally teach for colleges, but have also developed and taught philosophy courses for high school academies. I have experience teaching and tutoring ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of religion, and epistemology (including categorical, propositional, and first-order/predicate logic). I have taught and tutored hundreds of people in philosophy and religion, and would be happy to assist you!
Physics

Physics

I have a bachelor of science degree in physics and engineering from Seattle Pacific University. I taught high school physics, and have tutored many high school and college students. I really enjoy physics, and love to work with others to help them understand and solve real-world physics problems.

Summer

Physics,

Physics

I have a bachelor of science degree in physics and engineering from Seattle Pacific University. I taught high school physics, and have tutored many high school and college students. I really enjoy physics, and love to work with others to help them understand and solve real-world physics problems.
Writing

Writing

I have published two print books, and was a contributing author on a third one. I've easily written hundreds of essays, dozens and dozens of large project/research papers. My writing has ranged from creative stories to technical writing to tutorials to philosophical works. I've received specialized training in planning and developing research papers, and have assisted dozens of students with their own essays, papers, and even graduate-level theses. My general approach is to help the student begin with a clear and engaging idea, develop a flowing outline, draw upon relevant sources (when appropriate), and blend this into a finished paper that draws the reader into the story or argument. Of course, we work on spelling, grammar and punctuation along the way, but writing is much more than any of these or even their sum. Unlike other topics where you can just produce an answer and move on, writing is a process. It is hard work and incorporates several other skills. It takes a great deal of time, focus and patience. People who are struggling with writing (or their parents) need to realize that half of writing is just developing and maintaining good study habits, in the sense of having regular time dedicated to writing and revising without distractions.

Examples of Expertise


Seth has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 72 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Great Progrsss

Seth really helped me with the individual functions in my code today. He thoroughly explained the process of creating them and passing them into my main, I see huge progress in my code!

Carolyn , 4 lessons with Seth

Amazing Teacher! Highly Recommend

I was completely stumped by a project I was given and was having trouble coding certain aspects of my project. Seth patiently sat down and listened as I explained the idea behind my code. He was able to help me more than any other tutor I had met with!

Carolyn , 4 lessons with Seth

Understanding and Helpful

My particular session called for more of trouble shooting code than teaching a lesson and he was incredibly helpful and offered great advice to my given situation.

Luke, 1 lesson with Seth

Very knowledgeable and strategic!

I was having issues with writing scripts in Python and getting them to output to a text file. I messaged a total of 3 tutors and Seth was the not only the first to respond but was able to fit me in that day! Seth was able to not only pinpoint the issue, but show me a few pointers as well as provide me with a great document for future use. Would absolutely recommend Seth!

Eric, 1 lesson with Seth

Kind, intelligent, and helpful

I’ve had 4-5 lessons with Seth on various computer tech subjects. He’s cool, calm, collected, and very knowledgeable. I’m very nervous by nature and afraid I’ll come off unintelligently ordinarily, but I don’t fear feeling that way working with Seth. He’s a very kind person and has gone above and beyond to help me. Can’t recommend him highly enough!

Alanna, 6 lessons with Seth

Great teacher, very helpful

Great tutor, was knowledgeable and helpful on my Java project also got me in for a lesson the same day I messaged him as I was in a time crunch. Highly recommended.

Sam, 2 lessons with Seth

Very Helpful, Highly recommend

Very helpful in teaching concepts not just giving the answers. My daughter feels so much better about coding now. She also commented how nice/ patient he was. Would highly recommend!

Wendy, 2 lessons with Seth

Patient knowledgeable tutor

I’ve had several tutoring sessions with Seth and he’s wonderful. Truly a kind and patient man. His expert knowledge of Python was invaluable to me. I learned a lot, and he helped me gain confidence in my abilities throughout the lesson. Can’t recommend him highly enough!

Alanna, 6 lessons with Seth

Seth helped so much!!

Very happy I found out about this tutor. Not only was he very knowledgeable, but very encouraging and he really helped me understand the material as well. I will definitely meet with him in the future when I need additional help with Python.

Karmel, 1 lesson with Seth
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