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.
* Philosophy (including ethics, categorical, propositional/symbolic, and predicate/first-order logic, critical thinking, political philosophy, rhetoric, and philosophical counseling)
* Theology and Religion (especially Catholic/Christian)
* Writing (essays, project papers, and theses; creative, research and persuasive styles)
(I can tutor in several other areas, but these are my main ones.)
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSION CREDENTIALS
I hold masters' degrees in both philosophy and theology, and a bachelor of science degree in physics and engineering. I've been in three different doctoral programs -- physics (Washington State U), counseling (Trinity College and Seminary, ABD), and am now working to complete a Ph.D. in humanities and philosophy (Faulkner University). I am a certified logic-based therapist. I am an ordained priest with the Old Catholic Communion of North America, and I've worked as an advanced trainer and educator for companies like Intel, Evergreen Aviation International, and the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon.
I started programming computers in 1980, and have since lost track of how many systems and languages I've learned. I've written standalone computer games, database-integrated e-commerce websites, designed and instal
Seth has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 70 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Patient and understanding
Seth was very understanding of the situation and was able to be patient and helpful in getting to the heart of the problem and willing to make a game plan to tackle it head on. I am very optimistic he will be able to help us achieve our goals.Alissa, 10 lessons with SethTutor responded:
Thanks for your kind review Alissa. I really appreciate your feedback and I'll do whatever I can to help.
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 SethAislinn, 6 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, 6 lessons with SethTutor 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 SethTutor 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 SethTutor 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 SethTutor 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 SethTutor 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.
Effective and helpful
Seth was very knowledgeable and patient helping me with an assignment that I had been having trouble with. It was a huge relief to finally be able to make it work.Brandt, 9 lessons with Seth
Seth is the best!
Seth is really helping me understand my assignments, and always is non-judgemental, calming and patient. If I didn't have to do well in my college level CS class I'd love to study philosophy or religion with him as well.Leah, 18 lessons with SethTutor responded:
Thank you for your kind feedback Leah. It has always been an honor to get to assist you, and I wish you all the best in your college work.
Great first session!
I gave Seth an overview of my current Python knowledge, which I’ve been studying for the past few months. I described current challenges and future goals, and basically just asked for an ‘assignment’ to help me focus on projects and escape tutorials. Seth recommended we cut the session a bit short so that he could look thru my shared code and then send me a project to complete. He did that within an hour! It was exactly what I needed and have been chipping away at the requirements. I’m looking forward to our next session!Jeremy, 3 lessons with SethTutor responded:
Thank you for your kind comment, Jeremy. I'm looking forward to seeing the program you create.
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