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Seth M.

Help for Python, Java, JavaScript, PHP, Philosophy, Logic and Religion

Help for Python, Java, JavaScript, PHP, Philosophy, Logic and Religion

$54/hour

  • 1,784 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/edit?usp=sharing


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $54
  • 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 70 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great guy, great teacher.

Seth how me understand basic Java functions just in time for my class. He was really patient and very knowledgeable. I will 100% be using him again. He’s also really funny and had me feeling like I knew him my whole life in five minutes.

Clayton, 1 lesson with Seth

Great Tutor

Seth is very knowledgeable and patient. He really takes the time to explain key concepts. I also appreciated his responsiveness when booking sessions as sometimes tutor can be hard to get ahold of.

KRISTA, 3 lessons with Seth

Knowledgeable and kind

I could tell I was talking to someone who genuinely understood the content I was working on. He took the time to ask If I was understanding the concepts rather than just Expecting me to understand what was going on. Overall very friendly and professional. Would recommend!

Zaine, 1 lesson with Seth

focused and calm.

Seth helps me to stay focused and calm. He explains what we are doing step by step giving me a better understanding of the code . Learning new skills, code and software tools to strengthen the knowledge I have so far. Thank you Seth

Aislinn, 11 lessons with Seth

Patient tutor/ understanding

I had my first lesson with Seth and everything went very well . I struggle tremendously in python and sit at the computer for hours trying to figure out code. Seth helped me with my assignment and since such progress was made I’ll be continuously booking sessions with him. He will not make you feel dumb like other tutors can do! Book with Seth you will have no regrets!

Julia, 16 lessons with Seth
Tutor responded:

Thank you for you kind comment. It was an honor to be able to help. Trust me: I know what it feels like to not know how to do something, and I often need a lot of help, too. :)

Patient, Kind, and Understanding

Seth is really easy going, and he is very patient. He is very knowledgeable on the subject at hand. He also explains things in a great manner when I'm confused about certain topics. I enjoyed working with him.

Isaac, 4 lessons with Seth
Tutor responded:

Thank you for the feedback, Isaac. I enjoyed working with you on your project, and wish you all the best in your college work and career.

Patient and Positive

Seth was very patient and quick to absorb where I was in my project and he was able to give me help that helped me make progress in our very first hour together. Much appreciated!

John, 1 lesson with Seth
Tutor responded:

Thank you for the kind comment, John. Your project is very interesting.

Patient, knowledgeable, & a teacher’s heart

I needed extreme help with PHP, and Seth delivered. He was patient with my lack of understanding the language. He knowledgeable as the language was used in my course was an old version, and he was able to help me regardless of that. Finally, he takes the time to logically break down the information to help his students understand the concept before moving forward to the next item! I highly recommend Seth if you are looking to learn.

Daniel, 15 lessons with Seth
Tutor responded:

Thank you for the kind comment. I'm glad that you were able to get your course project finished up.

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

I needed assistance with my college-level Java course and he was incredibly patient when explaining topics or going over my code. Additionally, he did a great job of explaining complicated concepts and helping me create a good programming foundation.

Pooya, 14 lessons with Seth
Tutor responded:

Thank you very much for allowing me to work with you on your projects. I have enjoyed them and learned things along the way, myself! I wish you all the best in your college and professional work.

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