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Justin B.

Expert Computer Science Tutor with Background in iOS & Game Design

Expert Computer Science Tutor with Background in iOS & Game Design

$195/hour

  • 324 hours tutoring

About Justin


Bio

Over the past 5 years, I have successfully tutored students across the country in math and computer science at both the high-school and college level.

One of my favorite students to work with was a Data Structures student at Stanford. She had one final course to take before graduating, and she knew it was going to be really tough! This is her feedback:

"Stanford-level Tutoring
Justin guided me through a very challenging C++ data structures undergraduate course that allowed me to absorb the...

Over the past 5 years, I have successfully tutored students across the country in math and computer science at both the high-school and college level.

One of my favorite students to work with was a Data Structures student at Stanford. She had one final course to take before graduating, and she knew it was going to be really tough! This is her feedback:

"Stanford-level Tutoring
Justin guided me through a very challenging C++ data structures undergraduate course that allowed me to absorb the most out of this dense material and push myself above-and-beyond what I would have done on my own. Not only did he tailor his lessons to my learning-style but he also empowered me to realize my full potential as I go forward in the world of computer engineering. Justin is patient, detail-oriented, and one of the best teachers I've ever come across in my 16 years of academia."
- Jackie

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Professional Experience:

I currently work full time as a tutor, seeing about 40 students a week.

Before tutoring, I worked at Bottle Rocket Apps, where I coded the Election Headquarters feature for the Fox News iPad and iPhone apps. I also collaborated with a professor and Apple on a series of programming tutorials to teach students math and code.

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Education:

In college, I majored in Creative Computation and minored in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Psychology with a final GPA of 3.94. I worked on a lot really exciting projects in college – coding portions of the original Zelda and Mario, recreating multiple levels of the 3D platform game Super Monkey Ball, and designing wearables as new ways to engage with games.

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Knowing that I helped a student gain confidence and grasp a difficult concept is one of the most rewarding experiences; it's one of the reasons I'm so passionate about teaching. I want you to succeed and master the material, and I'm excited to help you reach your goals!


Education

Southern Methodist University
Creative Computation

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Subjects

Computer

C++,

C++

I have tutored students across the country in many C++ courses, including Data Structures. I graduated from SMU and have worked with many C++ and Data Structures students there, so I'm very familiar with the curriculum. I know that SMU Data Structures is very tough, so please reach out to me if you are having trouble! Here are some C++ projects that I worked on while at SMU: -Programmed a C++ search engine with 161,000 searchable documents and a user interface -Recreated four levels of the video game Super Monkey Ball using OpenFrameworks -Recreated the arcade game Asteroids using OpenGL -Wrote a Huffman compressor and decompressor in C++
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

If you are having trouble with computer programming, I can definitely help you out. I am currently tutoring students in C++, Java, and Scientific Computing. I am even working with one of my students on coding interactive electronics with an Arduino, and we are also working on creating a virtual computer starting with only logic gates. I formerly worked for a major mobile development company coding iOS apps, and I also worked with Apple to create a series of tutorials that helped students learn math and code. My students all feel much more confident and comfortable with the material after our lessons. So, I am a very strong programmer, and I am confident that I can help you improve your programming skills!
Computer Science,

Computer Science

I am very strong in C++, Java, and Obj-C, so I can definitely help you improve your skills in any of these languages. In fact, I collaborated with Apple on a series of tutorials to teach students math and code. These tutorials were coded in the Swift, and they guided students through the creation of an underwater scene. Students were required to add sprites, create movement, and code the physics of the scene.
Java

Java

I am currently tutoring many students in high school AP Computer Science and college introductory Computer Science. In my first semester of Computer Science in college, I coded a level of the original Super Mario Bros using Java and Processing for my midterm project. For my final project, I coded the entire overworld of the original Legend of Zelda, including some enemies and all the weapons. In my Body Technology course, I created a set of wearable technologies for my Zelda game that allowed users to interact with the old man in the first cave using social gestures. Users also had to go through the actual motions of using a weapon for the weapon to work in the game. For example, users had to swing their arm to use their sword and pull back an imaginary bowstring to fire arrows. In my Nature & Code course, I coded a mathematical system that generated seemingly random yet organic images.

Corporate Training

C++,

C++

I have tutored students across the country in many C++ courses, including Data Structures. I graduated from SMU and have worked with many C++ and Data Structures students there, so I'm very familiar with the curriculum. I know that SMU Data Structures is very tough, so please reach out to me if you are having trouble! Here are some C++ projects that I worked on while at SMU: -Programmed a C++ search engine with 161,000 searchable documents and a user interface -Recreated four levels of the video game Super Monkey Ball using OpenFrameworks -Recreated the arcade game Asteroids using OpenGL -Wrote a Huffman compressor and decompressor in C++
Java

Java

I am currently tutoring many students in high school AP Computer Science and college introductory Computer Science. In my first semester of Computer Science in college, I coded a level of the original Super Mario Bros using Java and Processing for my midterm project. For my final project, I coded the entire overworld of the original Legend of Zelda, including some enemies and all the weapons. In my Body Technology course, I created a set of wearable technologies for my Zelda game that allowed users to interact with the old man in the first cave using social gestures. Users also had to go through the actual motions of using a weapon for the weapon to work in the game. For example, users had to swing their arm to use their sword and pull back an imaginary bowstring to fire arrows. In my Nature & Code course, I coded a mathematical system that generated seemingly random yet organic images.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I've tutored the ACT over the past five years, and I've helped hundreds of students achieve their goals. I'm familiar with all the past English sections of the ACT. I'm extremely experienced with this material, and I have a lot of resources to help students master the English section. One student I tutored missed 42 questions the first time he took an English section of the ACT, but by the time we finished tutoring, he scored a 35 on the English section of the ACT. This was a remarkable improvement, and I hope to help your student achieve their goals as well.
SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I graduated from SMU where I majored in Creative Computation and minored in Math and Computer Science. My overall GPA in those courses was a 4.0. In high school, I took AP Calculus AB and BC and scored 5s on both exams. In addition, I scored an 800 on the SAT Math section. After college, I collaborated with Apple on a series of tutorials to teach students math and code. So I have a lot of experience with Math, and I understand what Math teachers are looking for.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am currently tutoring students in Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, and Scientific Computing. All my students feel more confident and comfortable with the material after our lessons. Recently, I collaborated with Apple on a series of tutorials to teach students math and code. In these tutorials, I guided students through the creation of an underwater scene in which the students were required to code realistic physics and behaviors. This gave me a lot of valuable experience in understanding how to teach Math. I'm also a strong Math tutor because I majored in Creative Computation and minored in Math and Computer Science. My overall GPA in those courses was a 4.0. In high school, I took AP Calculus AB and BC and scored 5s on both exams, and I scored an 800 on the SAT Math section. So, I have a very good understanding of what Math teachers are looking for, and I can definitely help you improve!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have a lot of experience tutoring students for standardized tests, and I am very familiar with the format of the new SAT. When I took the SAT in high school, I scored an 800 on the Math section. I also took AP Calculus AB and BC and scored 5s on both exams. In college, I majored in Creative Computation and minored in Math and Computer Science. My overall GPA in my Math and Computer Science courses was a 4.0. So I have a lot of experience with Math, and I can definitely help you master the Math portion of the SAT.
SAT Reading

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I've tutored the ACT over the past five years, and I've helped hundreds of students achieve their goals. I'm familiar with all the past math sections of the ACT, so I'm extremely experienced with this material, and I have a lot of resources to help students master the math section. I have received 800s on the math 1 and math 2 SAT subject tests, and I have received 5s in AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC. I also tutor many students in college math course -- such as Linear Algebra, Scientific Computing, and Differential Equations -- and college computer science courses. Math can be a big struggle for students, but the vast majority of my students really enjoy their lessons, learn a lot, and are motivated to do their work. Contact me if you'd like me to help your student reach their goals.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I graduated from SMU where I majored in Creative Computation and minored in Math and Computer Science. My overall GPA in those courses was a 4.0. In high school, I took AP Calculus AB and BC and scored 5s on both exams. In addition, I scored an 800 on the SAT Math section. After college, I collaborated with Apple on a series of tutorials to teach students math and code. So I have a lot of experience with Math, and I understand what Math teachers are looking for.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am currently tutoring students in Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, and Scientific Computing. All my students feel more confident and comfortable with the material after our lessons. Recently, I collaborated with Apple on a series of tutorials to teach students math and code. In these tutorials, I guided students through the creation of an underwater scene in which the students were required to code realistic physics and behaviors. This gave me a lot of valuable experience in understanding how to teach Math. I'm also a strong Math tutor because I majored in Creative Computation and minored in Math and Computer Science. My overall GPA in those courses was a 4.0. In high school, I took AP Calculus AB and BC and scored 5s on both exams, and I scored an 800 on the SAT Math section. So, I have a very good understanding of what Math teachers are looking for, and I can definitely help you improve!
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have tutored many students in Linear Algebra, so I understand how to teach the material and how to help you master it. In college I minored in Math and Computer Science, and I earned an A in Linear Algebra. I also frequently use Linear Algebra when designing video games. So, I understand some of the more practical and fun applications of Linear Algebra.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have a lot of experience tutoring students for standardized tests, and I am very familiar with the format of the new SAT. When I took the SAT in high school, I scored an 800 on the Math section. I also took AP Calculus AB and BC and scored 5s on both exams. In college, I majored in Creative Computation and minored in Math and Computer Science. My overall GPA in my Math and Computer Science courses was a 4.0. So I have a lot of experience with Math, and I can definitely help you master the Math portion of the SAT.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I graduated from SMU where I majored in Creative Computation and minored in Math and Computer Science. My overall GPA in those courses was a 4.0. In high school, I took AP Calculus AB and BC and scored 5s on both exams. In addition, I scored an 800 on the SAT Math section. After college, I collaborated with Apple on a series of tutorials to teach students math and code. So I have a lot of experience with Math, and I understand what Math teachers are looking for.
Calculus

Calculus

I am currently tutoring students in Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, and Scientific Computing. All my students feel more confident and comfortable with the material after our lessons. Recently, I collaborated with Apple on a series of tutorials to teach students math and code. In these tutorials, I guided students through the creation of an underwater scene in which the students were required to code realistic physics and behaviors. This gave me a lot of valuable experience in understanding how to teach Math. I'm also a strong Math tutor because I majored in Creative Computation and minored in Math and Computer Science. My overall GPA in those courses was a 4.0. In high school, I took AP Calculus AB and BC and scored 5s on both exams, and I scored an 800 on the SAT Math section. So, I have a very good understanding of what Math teachers are looking for, and I can definitely help you improve!

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

I've tutored the ACT over the past five years, and I've helped hundreds of students achieve their goals. I'm familiar with all the past science sections of the ACT. I'm extremely experienced with this material, and I have a lot of resources to help students master the science section. I have received 800s on the chemistry, biology, and physics SAT subject tests, and I have received 5s in AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Physics C. My background is in computer programming, and in college, I majored in Creative Computation and minored in Math, Computer Science, and Psychology. In addition to the tutoring I do for the ACT and SAT, I also tutor computer science, math, physics, and chemistry. Contact me, and I can help your student reach their goals on the science section of the ACT and on the other sections.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I graduated from SMU where I majored in Creative Computation and minored in Math and Computer Science. My overall GPA in those courses was a 4.0. In high school, I took AP Calculus AB and BC and scored 5s on both exams. In addition, I scored an 800 on the SAT Math section. After college, I collaborated with Apple on a series of tutorials to teach students math and code. So I have a lot of experience with Math, and I understand what Math teachers are looking for.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am currently tutoring students in Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, and Scientific Computing. All my students feel more confident and comfortable with the material after our lessons. Recently, I collaborated with Apple on a series of tutorials to teach students math and code. In these tutorials, I guided students through the creation of an underwater scene in which the students were required to code realistic physics and behaviors. This gave me a lot of valuable experience in understanding how to teach Math. I'm also a strong Math tutor because I majored in Creative Computation and minored in Math and Computer Science. My overall GPA in those courses was a 4.0. In high school, I took AP Calculus AB and BC and scored 5s on both exams, and I scored an 800 on the SAT Math section. So, I have a very good understanding of what Math teachers are looking for, and I can definitely help you improve!
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have a lot of experience tutoring students for standardized tests, and I am very familiar with the format of the new SAT. When I took the SAT in high school, I scored an 800 on the Math section. I also took AP Calculus AB and BC and scored 5s on both exams. In college, I majored in Creative Computation and minored in Math and Computer Science. My overall GPA in my Math and Computer Science courses was a 4.0. So I have a lot of experience with Math, and I can definitely help you master the Math portion of the SAT.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I've tutored the ACT over the past five years, and I've helped hundreds of students achieve their goals. I'm familiar with all the past English sections of the ACT. I'm extremely experienced with this material, and I have a lot of resources to help students master the English section. One student I tutored missed 42 questions the first time he took an English section of the ACT, but by the time we finished tutoring, he scored a 35 on the English section of the ACT. This was a remarkable improvement, and I hope to help your student achieve their goals as well.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I've tutored the ACT over the past five years, and I've helped hundreds of students achieve their goals. I'm familiar with all the past math sections of the ACT, so I'm extremely experienced with this material, and I have a lot of resources to help students master the math section. I have received 800s on the math 1 and math 2 SAT subject tests, and I have received 5s in AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC. I also tutor many students in college math course -- such as Linear Algebra, Scientific Computing, and Differential Equations -- and college computer science courses. Math can be a big struggle for students, but the vast majority of my students really enjoy their lessons, learn a lot, and are motivated to do their work. Contact me if you'd like me to help your student reach their goals.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I've tutored the ACT over the past five years, and I've helped hundreds of students achieve their goals. I'm familiar with all the past science sections of the ACT. I'm extremely experienced with this material, and I have a lot of resources to help students master the science section. I have received 800s on the chemistry, biology, and physics SAT subject tests, and I have received 5s in AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Physics C. My background is in computer programming, and in college, I majored in Creative Computation and minored in Math, Computer Science, and Psychology. In addition to the tutoring I do for the ACT and SAT, I also tutor computer science, math, physics, and chemistry. Contact me, and I can help your student reach their goals on the science section of the ACT and on the other sections.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have a lot of experience tutoring students for standardized tests, and I am very familiar with the format of the new SAT. When I took the SAT in high school, I scored an 800 on the Math section. I also took AP Calculus AB and BC and scored 5s on both exams. In college, I majored in Creative Computation and minored in Math and Computer Science. My overall GPA in my Math and Computer Science courses was a 4.0. So I have a lot of experience with Math, and I can definitely help you master the Math portion of the SAT.
SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Patient and flexible tutor

Justin tutors my 13 year old in coding, and he has been a great teacher. He’s very patient and flexible, and my son really enjoys working with him. I’d highly recommend him.

Alix, 20 lessons with Justin

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Justin is very knowledgeable and he helped me through a difficult computer science assignment involving coding and creating a Huffman. I would definitely rely on him for help in the future.

B, 1 lesson with Justin

Once-in-a-lifetime tutor. If anyone has all the answers, it is Justin.

TLDR: Justin is a *truly* amazing tutor. We're covering programming, starting with Java and with the aim of expanding into other languages and iOS development. My baseline is sub-zero: not only zero coding XP, but my high school STEM was mostly forgotten, always poorly taught, and never comfortable. Hand to God, no exaggeration: Justin is probably the best *teacher* I've ever had. Throughout the entirety of every lesson, I'm challenged but never despondent, supported but always accountable for the material, and constantly engaged so one hour feels like ten minutes. --- I will elaborate, but the net is I wish Wyzant had a sixth star --- To get cosmic for a second, tutoring is like Panera Bread. There are three options -- fun, challenge, accountability -- and you choose two (Bread Bowls are extra). My heuristic: Challenge + Accountability => The Drill Sergeant (cf. Full Metal Jacket). You are constantly introduced to difficult problems and always held responsible for all of it. In the moment, however, it is not very enjoyable. But neither is war. Fun + Accountability => New-Age School Teacher (nb: first name is probably a plant). Everything is a game and you're always *moving* forward. When it comes down to it, however, expressing how we feel about the number four kept us from tackling harder problems and making much progress. What we know we know, but it hardly fills a cup. Fun + Challenge => The Graduate Student (s.o. those OH's the day before tests I failed) There is a beauty in hard problems and clever solutions. There's lots of hand-waving by the tutor and nodding by the student, but since one is never responsible for any of it, who cares? It will be just enough to reference at a cocktail party. And yet with Justin the paradigm has been broken. - The lessons are always challenging. When a single problem is easy, he pushes me to find different solutions or work within new constraints. If I don't immediately get it, he breaks it down into pieces I can understand. - I am held accountable for everything. The material is sequenced so well: every concept builds upon what we've covered and so my understanding of previous material is constantly tested. Most importantly, he lets me make mistakes and figure out what I did wrong without just giving me the answer and hoping I will remember it next time. - It's fun. Not just to *have* learned something, but in every moment I'm engaged and excited to figure out how this world of 0's and 1's works. This is all raised to the power of my innumeracy. When I told a friend I was learning how to code, all he said was "now that's hilarious." The task was Sisyphean and I honestly didn't believe in myself. Maybe I'd try a few lessons and say I gave it a shot. But here I am, several months later, motivated more than ever.

Benjamin, 38 lessons with Justin

Incredible help with Java OOP design

Justin and I programmed a game using Java object oriented programming. He did an excellent job of guiding me through the logic and UML diagrams. Show up ready to learn, and you will not be disappointed.

Chris, 2 lessons with Justin

Great tutor, great for college students.

Justin is very adaptive and helped me tremendously with my college level work. He was able to adapt to my professors way of teaching which is what I liked best.

Jack, 8 lessons with Justin

So helpful

He was amazing!! He took everything step by step and was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Would not have survived without him! He explained each concept very well and made sure we understood.

Ali, 1 lesson with Justin

So incredibly patient

Spent two and a half straight hours fixing syntax errors with me, and stayed calm the entire time. Patience of a saint, and saves my life daily. Brilliant too.

Katelyn , 17 lessons with Justin

Awesome, Knowledgeable, Caring Tutor!!!

Justin is simply AWESOME!!! He not only wants the students to fully understand the material he is tutoring,. He ,also, gives them the tools so that they can figure out like material next time. Justin is beyond prepared for his lessons! I highly recommend Justin.

Samuel, 6 lessons with Justin

Interactive and engaging

My 13-year-old has been interested in coding for quite some time. Though he was excited about his first Java lesson, he was a little hesitant. By the end of lesson one, he was excited to schedule next week's lesson. I'm excited to see his knowledge and confidence grow.

Whitney, 3 lessons with Justin
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