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Your new Computer Science Tutor!
Ted L.

2,067 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $135

Response time: 3 hours

Ted L.'s Photo

Your new Computer Science Tutor!
Your new Computer Science Tutor!
Ted L.

2,067 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

2,067 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Ted


Bio

I have worked as a tutor and teacher for many years and in many different subjects! I originally started by tutoring my best friend in high school trigonometry and brought him up from a D grade to finishing with a B+! In college, I worked as a Math and Computer Science tutor for the univerity for 2 years, covering structured / object-oriented programming (C, C++, Java), databases (SQL), calculus, and probability/statistics. As one of the founding members of the university's Linux User Group,...

I have worked as a tutor and teacher for many years and in many different subjects! I originally started by tutoring my best friend in high school trigonometry and brought him up from a D grade to finishing with a B+! In college, I worked as a Math and Computer Science tutor for the univerity for 2 years, covering structured / object-oriented programming (C, C++, Java), databases (SQL), calculus, and probability/statistics. As one of the founding members of the university's Linux User Group, I also taught many seminars and workshops about Linux and Open Source Software (including installation, kernel compilation, shell scripting, Python, etc). I graduated magna cum laude with a joint degree from Rutgers University and NJIT.

After working as a Software Developer and IT Security Associate (for PricewaterhouseCoopers) for a few years, I then had the opportunity to teach English in Japan for 3 years! The most valuable thing I learned was that if the lessons are fun, the learning will happen automatically! I was able to successfully apply that principle to teach small groups of children as young as 3 years old, all the way up to 1-on-1 sessions with adults. One of my lessons was even recorded and used as a training video for newly-hired Assistant Language Teachers!

I really do love teaching people new things, no matter the subject! There is a level of joy that comes to both parties when a student has that "aha-moment" and fully understands what is being taught. And it should come as no surprise that I fully embrace the age-old proverb, "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime." So if any of the subjects I'm teaching interest you, I will do my best to tutor you in a way that is FUN, practical, and easy to understand. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to message me! And if you don't have any questions, then go ahead and sign up and let's get learning!


Education

Rutgers University / New Jersey Institute of Technology
Computer Science

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $135
  • Rate details: Late cancellations (less than 12-hour notice) or no-shows will be charged for one hour. I am sometimes available for sessions outside of my normal schedule, but it varies from week to week.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/13/2019

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

Computer Science,

Computer Science

I studied Computer Science in high school and university, originally learning the "old" progression of programming languages: BASIC, Assembly, Pascal, C, C++. From there, I continued further to learn Java, SQL, HTML/CSS/JavaScript, and Python. I am familiar with most modern software engineering principles including: model-view-controller (MVC) software design pattern, test driven development, object-oriented programming, structured programming, modularization, order of magnitude (big-O) efficiency, sorting/searching algorithms, database integration, GUI programming, game programming, encryption/security, and Internet/network programming. However, I much prefer to utilize these principles when writing/debugging actual code, rather than just studying them for the sake of pure academic understanding (i.e. I don't like doing tutoring sessions for test preparation). I am currently building freelance web applications using the Django framework (Python), PostgreSQL and MySQL databases, and deployed on Linux servers.
Linux,

Linux

I first discovered Linux in college and eventually worked with my friend to start the Rutgers University Linux User Group as the vice-president. The following year, I was the president of RUNLUG. We ran many campus-wide events, teaching our fellow students how to install Linux, compile the kernel, and even how to burn ISO images so they can give Linux distros to their friends and family! We even attended the first Linux World Expo in New York City and organized several special guest speakers to visit our campus and teach us about Open Source Software, including Eric S. Raymond (author of "The Cathedral and the Bazaar") and Miguel De Icaza (founder of the GNOME project). As a result, my family only runs Linux on all of our computers at home and even at my previous business! While working at PricewaterhouseCoopers, because of my prior Linux experience in college, I was very much a specialist for auditing Linux and other UNIX operating systems for several Fortune 500 clients.
Python,

Python

I've been using Python since 2001 (when everyone was still using Perl). I used it constantly for scripting / automation / web-scraping when working at PricewaterhouseCoopers which included several Fortune 500 companies as my clients, as well as more recently to develop an Online Reservation System for a childcare facility (built on Django with a PostgreSQL database and deployed on an Ubuntu Linux server). Even for automating mundane tasks at home, I try to use Python whenever possible! Now if only I could get my coffee machine and toaster to execute Python bytecode...
C, Computer Programming

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Help with Digital Ocean django site deploy.

Ted is a really cool person that is easy to talk to. I found our first introduction as a baseline for our relationship moving forward. He has a wealth of experience in Python, coding and Linux. I am more than likely to reach out to Ted for problem solving and to learn from him in future. I think that once you have met Ted you will agree with my feedback!

Leon, 1 lesson with Ted

Knowledgeable and precise

Ted has helped me out a lot in just a few lessons. Has very good understanding of Python hand Django framework. Have also received very useful tips about my project and databases. Highly recommended.

Pablo, 7 lessons with Ted

Excellent Tutor

Ted has been incredibly helpful in tutoring Python. I am extremely happy to be working with him. He is very knowledgeable on the topic and can really explain it well.

Elena, 10 lessons with Ted

Amazing!

Ted is very knowledgeable in Django, really helped me out in my project and made sure I understood every new concept that was introduced in our sessions. Thank you Ted!!

Hind , 10 lessons with Ted

Amazing!

Ted is very knowledgeable in Django, really helped me out in my project and made sure I understood every new concept that was introduced in our sessions. Thank you Ted!!

Hind , 10 lessons with Ted

Energetic and Knowledgable Tutor

Ted knows python inside and out and makes lessons fun and engaging. He is really encouraging and patient and really focuses on making sure I understand the concepts. He draws very helpful diagrams to go along with his explanation as well as come up with examples to further understand concepts. He takes his time and even goes overtime to help me finish a project or code I am stuck on. If you need any assistance in python, Ted is the right person to go to.

Malak, 15 lessons with Ted

Awesome Tutor!!

I have been having weekly tutoring sessions with Ted for the past two months now, and he has been helping me out so much for my Bioinformatics programing course. It is heavily based in python coding and Ted is super helpful when working together on assignments, reviewing lecture notes, and providing examples along with great feedback on my code. He is an awesome tutor and I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn python from the beginning or needing help with more complex code and data structures! He is very knowledgeable and approachable - Thanks Ted!

Arielle, 13 lessons with Ted

extremely skilled

Very impressed with your diagnostic skills. Also with the depth of your knowledge django/Postgres/deployment and you ability to provide conceptual background for so many architectural features

Michael, 89 lessons with Ted

Ted helped me solve my Django coding problem

I had struggled with one piece of code that was throwing off the portfolio website I was working on. I had spent hours and hours on this error and was at a point of complete frustration. Ted took the time to look through my code, and to systematically go through what might be causing the problem. He also suggested ways to set up my projects in the future, so I wouldn't run into compatibility issues. He was able to quickly deduce why my code was causing problems, and explained the reasons why it wasn't working. What had taken me hours of research on my own and multiple questions on Stack Overflow was all solved by Ted within the scope of an hour. I would highly recommend Ted as a tutor, and if I ever have any more coding problems I would definitely enlist him again to help me.

Jeff, 2 lessons with Ted
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