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Mark M.

Software Engineer with Master's in Computer Science

Software Engineer with Master's in Computer Science

$50/hour

About Mark


Bio

I'm a software engineer with 15 years experience. I've worked on a variety of systems and projects, mostly Java, C++, and Python. Currently I work on computational fluid dynamics code in Fortran and Python. Recently I completed my Master's in Computer Science at Penn State and would like to start tutoring in my free time.

I enjoy helping students learn and succeed, and challenge myself to make sure I maintain mastery of the fundamentals of my profession. You don't truly understand a subject...

I'm a software engineer with 15 years experience. I've worked on a variety of systems and projects, mostly Java, C++, and Python. Currently I work on computational fluid dynamics code in Fortran and Python. Recently I completed my Master's in Computer Science at Penn State and would like to start tutoring in my free time.

I enjoy helping students learn and succeed, and challenge myself to make sure I maintain mastery of the fundamentals of my profession. You don't truly understand a subject until you can explain it to someone else.

Besides my years of experience in software, I also have an undergraduate degree in physics. I am looking forward to working with motivated students.


Education

Penn State
Engineering Science
Penn State
Masters

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Subjects

Computer

C++,

C++

I've worked on several C++ projects in my career, including software for GPS satellites, performance profiling of C++ code for Minitab statistical software, and an XML database system in C++. While at Raytheon, I took a course on advanced C++ techniques. During my grad school classes, C++ was the most common language used in class programming projects. Currently with my work on MFIX, we use C++ in some algorithms to leverage STL containers (Fortran is lacking comparable features such as builtin container classes and algorithms.)
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I have been a professional software engineer for fifteen years. I've worked on a variety of programming environments, from high-performance scientific computer to web development to sysadmin scripting and automation. Throughout my career, I've worked closely with fellow programmers, both learning and introducing new languages, techniques and concepts, to improve productivity for myself and others. Being able to communicate and explain programming concepts clearly has made myself a better programmer.
Computer Science,

Computer Science

I just completed a master's of engineering degree in computer science from Penn State. Although my undergrad degree isn't in CS, I taught myself how to program just for fun around that time. I'm very familiar with CS algorithms, data structures, and discrete math.
Fortran,

Fortran

I am one of the lead developers for MFiX, a 100,000 line Fortran code used in multiphase computational fluid dynamics. I have been coding in Fortran for three years.
Linux,

Linux

I first installed Linux in 1998. I've used it as a desktop OS since around then. Most of the software I've worked on professionally has been Java on Linux. I currently develop for MFIX, which is primarily supported on Linux. Part of the job is supporting questions from users on the mailing list, who are mechanical engineering students and researchers but are not specialists in the Linux command line specifically.
Python,

Python

I first learned Python in 2002. I convinced our team at the time to use it as a content management system we were developing for the Navy. I currently develop for MFIX, which is primarily supported on Linux. Currently we are using Python to add a GUI to what is currently command-line Fortran software. Python is an ideal language for beginning programmers, and is also a high productivity language for a wide range of applications.
UNIX,

UNIX

I have been working with Linux/Unix for twenty years. I'm installed Linux countless times. I'm very familiar with shell programming and the command line. Most of my professional career has been software development for Linux server and desktop applications.
C, Java

Corporate Training

C++,

C++

I've worked on several C++ projects in my career, including software for GPS satellites, performance profiling of C++ code for Minitab statistical software, and an XML database system in C++. While at Raytheon, I took a course on advanced C++ techniques. During my grad school classes, C++ was the most common language used in class programming projects. Currently with my work on MFIX, we use C++ in some algorithms to leverage STL containers (Fortran is lacking comparable features such as builtin container classes and algorithms.)
Java

Homeschool

Physics,

Physics

I have a BS in physics from Penn State; my current job is in computational physics (fluid dynamics).
Precalculus

Math

Physics,

Physics

I have a BS in physics from Penn State; my current job is in computational physics (fluid dynamics).
Precalculus

Most Popular

Physics,

Physics

I have a BS in physics from Penn State; my current job is in computational physics (fluid dynamics).
Precalculus

Science

Physics

Physics

I have a BS in physics from Penn State; my current job is in computational physics (fluid dynamics).

Summer

Physics

Physics

I have a BS in physics from Penn State; my current job is in computational physics (fluid dynamics).

Ratings and Reviews


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4.8 (80 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable, patient, and kind.

Mark helped me do my assignment by guiding me but not doing it for me so that I still learn and understand what I'm doing. Great experience, very personable and easy to talk to.

Rachel, 2 lessons with Mark

Knowledgeable and patient!

Mark is very knowledgeable with python and showed a lot of patience while working through some technical difficulties at the start of our session. Was impressed at how quick Mark was able to form solutions for my data wrangling questions. Would definitely recommend!

Thomas, 1 lesson with Mark

Very knowledgeable, effective explanation

Mark was extremely helpful with explaining how tackle my java project. He helped break down a complex task into understandable units and offered tips and explained shortcuts when writing large files.

Dan, 1 lesson with Mark

Java

He helped with my computer science project, and using listarrays. We took a csv file and put it into the project and had it print out a different part number, the description of the part, quantity of the part, and the price of the part.

Zachary, 10 lessons with Mark

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Mark was very helpful and patient during our tutoring sessions. His knowledge of Java and his kind and thoughtful manner made a difficult subject more manageable for me.

Neal, 8 lessons with Mark

Mark is an Excellent Teacher!

Mark conveys concepts cleary and instills confidence. He allows the student to discover solutions and correct mistakes on his/her own all while giving suggestions that keep students focused and from straying too far.

Tristan , 8 lessons with Mark

Algorithms lessons

Mark is super knowledgeable and a great communicator on these topics which can be as challenging as any undergraduate class there is in computer science or engineering there is

Rob, 5 lessons with Mark

Knows concepts well

Mark knows the concepts well with the language I was working on but he was a little rusty with c which is understandable. Made the lesson a little less productive but I would definitely still say it was valuable.

Colton , 9 lessons with Mark

Smart guy

Mark was able to identify what I was missing in my code. He was able to translate my graduate assignment so that I could understand what was being asked. He always walked me through the solutions so that I might better understand how they function throughout the code.

Daniel, 1 lesson with Mark
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$50/hour

Mark M.

$50/hour

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Response time: 52 minutes