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Ted L.

Your new Computer Science Tutor!

Your new Computer Science Tutor!

$95/hour

  • 1,117 hours tutoring

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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: $95
  • Rate details: I am available for online lessons outside of my normal tutoring schedule, however, the rate will increase to $105 per hour. Any late cancellations or no-shows will be charged for one hour.
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 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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Super knowledgeable and thorough

Ted is the best teacher. He spends time explaining everything so that you can really learn from him. He is patient and very knowledgeable about coding! I highly recommend him!

Logan, 5 lessons with Ted

Knowledgeable, patient, and great tutor

Ted is an amazing tutor that has helped me with many difficult aspects of Python and Java. He provided great insight on not only the "how" but also placed great emphasis on the "WHY" so that I would really understand why something works from its core. He took the time to explain these detailed concepts to me in a way that was very understandable and practical. He is extremely knowledgeable about Python and programming in general and I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking to excel at both.

Michael, 41 lessons with Ted

Great teacher! He knows his stuff.

Ted helped me out a lot this semester with learning the Django framework. With his help I was able to understand how to implement a website using the Django framework.

Zachary, 4 lessons with Ted

Best tutor I've ever had

Finding a cybersecurity tutor was incredibly difficult and I am so glad to found him. Ted's expertise in python and his background in security helped me write secure code. He explained things very clearly. Coming from a non-tech background just learning C++ he was able to help me learn python and make that bridge between the two languages. Highly recommend

Cynthia, 68 lessons with Ted

Ted is the best!!

Ted is so kind, patient, and extremely helpful! I would recommend him for anyone in need of a little extra help with programming. He helped break down large & difficult concepts and make them easier to understand. Ted is extremely intelligent and I am extremely satisfied with this tutoring experience.

Bari, 2 lessons with Ted

Knowledgeable, patient and very organized

I was very lucky I met Ted on Wyznat to help me understand some python code. He is very knowledgeable, organized and patient. He starts with what you already know and builds on it. He really goes out of his way to make sure you understand the issue at hand!!! Thanks so much Ted. It is a pleasure working with you!!!

Rasha, 2 lessons with Ted

Extremely Knowledgeable and Helpful

Ted is extremely knowledgeable in the field of computer science and helped explain concepts of Python that were not covered in my classes. He challenges you to think in different ways and makes sure you understand the concept fully. He is very enthusiastic and makes sessions fun and not boring at all. One of the best tutors I've ever had I highly recommend!

Kelly, 15 lessons with Ted

Awesome Tutor!

Within 60 minutes, Ted was able to understand my Python project, diagnose my challenges, fix them, and teach how to avoid these obstacles in the future. Highly recommended!

Donald, 2 lessons with Ted

Detail-oriented with both breadth and depth

Ted helped me work on a personal coding project, and he was able to immediately answer even very specific conceptual questions of mine as well as break down larger topics into bite-sized chunks. I would highly recommend Ted to anybody, and I will definitely seek him out in the future if and when the need arises.

Rahul, 2 lessons with Ted
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