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Nathan T.

Brown freshman passionate about STEM and computer science

Brown freshman passionate about STEM and computer science

$25/hour

  • 1 hours tutoring

  • Providence, RI 02912

About Nathan


Bio

I am a freshman at Brown University studying Computer Science, Economics, Management/Entrepreneurship, and Philosophy. My experience with tutoring/teaching in the past is all through FLL Robotics, where I worked as a volunteer at a local charter school near my high school in St. Louis Missouri and as head counselor for a robotics camp. I taught kids ranging from 1st to 7th grade how to build and program robots, many who never had the opportunity to do so before. My favorite part about...

I am a freshman at Brown University studying Computer Science, Economics, Management/Entrepreneurship, and Philosophy. My experience with tutoring/teaching in the past is all through FLL Robotics, where I worked as a volunteer at a local charter school near my high school in St. Louis Missouri and as head counselor for a robotics camp. I taught kids ranging from 1st to 7th grade how to build and program robots, many who never had the opportunity to do so before. My favorite part about teaching is seeing a student develop a genuine interest in the subject. The most rewarding experiences I’ve had have been when students at the charter school who don’t typically have access to STEM opportunities tell me they want to be an engineer or roboticist when they grow up—at least partly because of what I have taught them.

My strengths lie mostly in STEM fields, with my biggest passion being in computer science. I have the most experience in Java and functional programming like Pyret, as well as some in Swift and Xcode (development for Apple products). I have always had an affinity for math as well and as such enjoy physics the most out of the natural sciences. In terms of teaching style, I feel I have gotten good at gauging understanding and reading students. I can explain things very clearly and in many different ways so as to find the explanation that make the most sense. Usually I am able to identify where a student has a misunderstanding through their answers and questions, and then advise them on how to target those skills.

Random things about me:
I love martial arts and have done Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Muay Thai. Besides the topics I tutor I am fascinated by philosophy and the beliefs of different religions. I also love the outdoors.

I had a solid foundation in math throughout middle and high-school. I took Algebra and Trigonometry in 7th grade, AP BC Calculus in 11th, and Multivariable Calculus in my senior year. Only being a freshman in college provides me with the unique asset that I have encountered these subjects fairly recently, remember them well, and will continuously be using them as I continue my studies in math. As a student throughout middle and high-school, my math teachers were some of my best mentors—especially my algebra teacher in 7th grade. He helped me realize the higher-level applications of what we were learning, would issue extra challenges, and in general take my math experience beyond that of any class I had had before. This is what I try to emulate as a tutor, and I hope I can do what he did for me for someone else.

Science has always been my biggest passion. I find science interesting for its applications, the way it explains our surroundings, and its fascinating concepts. My relevant background includes AP Chemistry in 10th grade as well as multiple chemistry competitions/bowls, AP Physics 1 in 11th grade, AP Physics C Mechanics in 12th, and AP Physics C Electricity and Magnetism in 12th (as well as several competitions in physics). I personally find it motivating to think about concepts in terms of how they help explain the world or how they can be used, so I try to provide examples of such when teaching it.

I independently learned Java early on in high school, using a popular coding challenge site named Project Euclid to find coding challenges and improve my problem solving skills. I finally gained a deeper understanding of program design and some of the more nuanced Java mechanisms (inheritance, polymorphism, type casting, and terms like static, private/public, super) in 12th grade when I took AP Computer Science. Since then I have continued computer science in college with functional programming (Pyret); although we aren’t using Java I feel it has made me a much better coder in general and many of the concepts can easily be carried over to Java. It’s my intended concentration at Brown because I realize how immensely powerful and versatile it is in the job market, for personal use, and as a development tool for creative individuals. I am also in the process of applying for various software engineering internships for this summer.

I am of course always open to questions and feedback. Contact me if you're interested :)


Education

Brown University
Comp Sci - Economics

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $25 for in-person / $25 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 2 miles of Providence, RI 02912
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

Java

Java

I started teaching myself Java in 10th grade and took AP Computer Science in 12th grade. Since then I have taken a semester's worth of college computer science (my intended concentration) and competed in a hackathon where our team won a prize. Java is my primary language and I am very familiar with the content covered in AP courses and on the AP exam.

Corporate Training

Java

Java

I started teaching myself Java in 10th grade and took AP Computer Science in 12th grade. Since then I have taken a semester's worth of college computer science (my intended concentration) and competed in a hackathon where our team won a prize. Java is my primary language and I am very familiar with the content covered in AP courses and on the AP exam.

Homeschool

Chemistry,

Chemistry

After teaching myself chemistry in 6th grade I took it in school in 8th grade and again as AP chemistry in 10th grade. I scored a 5 on the exam, competed in ACS chemistry competitions and won 7th, and won second with a team at a chemistry bowl. Chemistry was my first interest in science and I love teaching it.
Algebra 1

Math

Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I have extensive knowledge of trigonometry as I took it multiple times throughout middle and high school (self taught in 6th grade, along with Algebra in 7th grade, and again with geometry in 8th grade). I've since used it in calculus and math competitions so it's still quite fresh for me.
Algebra 1

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Chemistry,

Chemistry

After teaching myself chemistry in 6th grade I took it in school in 8th grade and again as AP chemistry in 10th grade. I scored a 5 on the exam, competed in ACS chemistry competitions and won 7th, and won second with a team at a chemistry bowl. Chemistry was my first interest in science and I love teaching it.
Algebra 1

Science

Chemistry

Chemistry

After teaching myself chemistry in 6th grade I took it in school in 8th grade and again as AP chemistry in 10th grade. I scored a 5 on the exam, competed in ACS chemistry competitions and won 7th, and won second with a team at a chemistry bowl. Chemistry was my first interest in science and I love teaching it.

Summer

Chemistry,

Chemistry

After teaching myself chemistry in 6th grade I took it in school in 8th grade and again as AP chemistry in 10th grade. I scored a 5 on the exam, competed in ACS chemistry competitions and won 7th, and won second with a team at a chemistry bowl. Chemistry was my first interest in science and I love teaching it.
Algebra 1
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