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Seth M.

Help for Python, Java, JavaScript, PHP, C++, Philosophy, and Logic

Help for Python, Java, JavaScript, PHP, C++, Philosophy, and Logic

$49/hour

  • 2,360 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: $49
  • 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


True problem solver, very patient

It's been a pleasure working with Seth. He is a true problem solver! The patience, encouragement and problem solving tips are commendable during my complex Python scripting. Seth's flexibility and honesty when working in sessions is very much appreciated. I will continue to get guidance from Seth. He is by far the best tutor + mentor I have come across and am truly grateful. Thank you, Seth for all the help.

Joy, 9 lessons with Seth
Tutor responded:

Wow! Thank you for the generous comments. I will try to live up to them.

Python

Seth is very helpful on all topics we have covered in python so far. Very patient and open to different styles of tutoring. (Topics: pandas, matplotlab, loops)

Niraj, 5 lessons with Seth

Great man and amazing tutor

Mr. Seth Murray is an exceptional tutor. I have been working with him for over 2 years learning Java and a few other languages. He is very knowledgeable in a variety of topics and is also hilarious. He is also very patient and kind. I would definitely recommend him as a tutor to anyone who needs help with topics he teaches. You will not regret choosing him as your tutor.

Ali, 131 lessons with Seth
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your kind review Ali. It has been an honor to walk along-side you as you have developed your programming skills.

Brilliant mind, and patient teacher

Seth is an excellent teacher, and kind, respectful, and considerate person as well. I have had the best experience with him as a tutor, and would recommend him without reservation. He is very knowledgeable about computer science as a whole, and I am sure much more, and I think he would be an asset to your learning experience.

Haroon, 8 lessons with Seth
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your kind comment, Haroon. It has been an honor to assist you.

Highly knowledgeable and skilled tutor

I’ve been working with Seth for about half a year and I can undoubtedly say that had it not been for him, I would not have advanced my programming knowledge as far as I have. Seth always found a way to explain topics if I did not understand them fully. His teaching techniques are very effective thanks to how skilled he is in programming.

Sofia, 36 lessons with Seth
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your kind review, Sofia. I always appreciate how thoughtful you are about the concepts that you are trying to apply in your programming.

Really knowledgeable in coding. highly recommend!

Seth helped my daughter with a complicated coding project and my daughter was pleasantly surprised to be able to complete the code in just one session. I had talked to two other tutors who said that the code could not be done in Python. But Seth had no problem teaching it to my daughter in Python. He was also really nice, patient and easy to understand. Highly recommend!

Doris, 1 lesson with Seth
Tutor responded:

Ha! Yes, Python is quite an amazing language. It can do a lot of things that many programmers aren't aware of (including me sometimes). :)

Proficient and Professional

Seth was great in tutoring for Java, HTML, and CSS Concepts. He is extremely proficient and able to explain very well. Also very professional, I highly recommend.

Crystal, 9 lessons with Seth

Excellent tutor

Very calm and patient. Really helped to explain advanced (for me!) Javascript concepts and break them down into terms I could understand.

Marc, 3 lessons with Seth

Excellent Tutor

Extremely helpful, patient, and overall just a great tutor! He runs through each scenario with you, letting you figure it out for yourself, or dropping small suggestions to help you find the answer!

Xavier, 6 lessons with Seth
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