Over 10 tutoring hours

Austin A.

Provo, UT

$20/hour

BYU Student with Diverse Skills

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Background check passed as of 4/17/13
4.3 average from 11 ratings
Very nice to work with!!!
— Belki, Provo, UT on 2/4/16

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Brigham Young University

Education

Brigham Young University

About Austin

Hello! My name is Austin. I'm an undergrad student at Brigham Young University, majoring in Computer Science (emphasis Bioinformatics).

I love tutoring! I began tutoring in junior high, my first paid work. I tutored intermittently up to my graduation from high school. More recently, I've dedicated more than 100 hours to volunteer tutoring here on campus. I deeply enjoy the process of helping others to understand new ideas.

I have a broad range of tutoring skills. My primary interest lies in math and science, but I'm also experienced in a wide variety of other fields. In essence, I love learning, and I love helping others learn, as well.

When I tutor, it is always my express intent to cultivate independence in the student. I'll walk through the steps of a process with a student, but not to do any of the work for them. From what I've seen, students find the process of solving problems much more rewarding when they can do most of it by themselves, and generally, students have more ability than they realize; they simply need guidance in the application of that experience.
Hello! My name is Austin. I'm an undergrad student at Brigham Young University, majoring in Computer Science (emphasis Bioinformatics).

I love tutoring! I began tutoring in junior high, my first paid work. I tutored intermittently up to my graduation from high
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Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Provo, UT 84606
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very nice to work with!!!"

- Belki, Provo, UT on 2/4/16

"Helped on ACT Math"

- Roy, American Fork, UT on 1/31/16

"Very patient"

- Hope, Clearfield, UT on 11/25/15

"Austin was extremely helpful."

- Martin, Bountiful, UT on 11/24/15
Science:
ACT Science,
Biology, Chemistry
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
PSAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
C++,
Computer Programming,
Computer Science,
HTML,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese
History:
Geography, Music History
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

English grammar is one of my strongest skills. I've read my copy of The Elements of Style multiple times, and I feel confident in my knowledge of English standard syntactical structures. I got a 35 on the English section of the ACT, and I'm acquainted with the quirks of the ACT English system. I'm confident in my ability to help a student improve their performance on the English section of the ACT.

ACT Math

Math was always my favorite subject in school; I love it! That was my primary motivation for pursuing a Computer Science major and Mathematics minor at BYU. My ACT score on the Math section was a 36. Math is probably my favorite subject to tutor, and I would be happy to help anyone who needs it to improve their understanding of ACT Math.

ACT Reading

For as long as I can remember, I have been an avid reader. I've never had any trouble with reading comprehension, and in multiple instances, I've helped others to understand what they were reading. My score on ACT Reading was a 35, and I've only done more reading since then! I would be more than happy to help anyone who needs some assistance in understanding the Reading section of the ACT.

ACT Science

I've always enjoyed science, which is why I chose the Computer Science major (emphasis Bioinformatics) at BYU. I have a good collegiate-level understanding of biology, chemistry, and physics, and I am experienced in reading the kind of information given in those fields. My score on the ACT Science section was a 34. I think the Science section can be tough, but it's definitely manageable after you figure out some of the idiosyncrasies present in the ACT system, and I would be happy to help anyone to figure it out for themselves.

Algebra 1

Math is probably my favorite subject, and I love helping people to understand it. I know math up to a college calculus level, and intend to learn more as I further pursue my Computer Science major and Mathematics minor. I've tutored many people in math before, and I feel confident in my ability to teach it to any willing student.

Algebra 2

Math is probably my favorite subject, and I love helping people to understand it. I know math up to a college calculus level, and intend to learn more as I further pursue my Computer Science major and Mathematics minor. I've tutored many people in math before, and I feel confident in my ability to teach it to any willing student.

C++

I've been working in C++ since high school; it was the first programming language I learned. It's also been the language of the majority of my Computer Science major courses, along with C. I've tutored for some of the entry-level CS classes, and I would love to help introduce anyone interested to C++ programming.

Computer Programming

I started computer programming in high school, and I've only added to those skills in college in pursuit of a Computer Science major. I've worked as a PHP web developer for most of my time at college, where I've learned even more programming techniques. I've volunteer tutored for entry-level programming courses, and I'd love to help anyone interested to cultivate programming skills. I know a few web programming languages, a well as C++ and some Java.

Computer Science

During high school, I began to develop an interest in computer science, and as I probed deeper into the field, I found it to be a good match for me. Since then, I've learned a lot about programming, as well as the basic functionality of computers, in high school computer classes and in my Computer Science major at BYU. I've tutored for some of these classes, and I have enjoyed doing so. I hope to be able to help others understand computer science, as I find it so fascinating a field.

English

My knowledge of English is deep and broad. My vocabulary is extensive, my knowledge of grammar is strong, and my feel for style is relatively keen. I am happy to teach any area in English; although it isn't a specific focus of my college education, I feel ready and qualified to teach it.

ESL/ESOL

I gained experience teaching English as a second language from my time as an LDS missionary in Japan, where we taught a weekly volunteer English class, along with other English-teaching volunteer work. Through teaching native speakers of such a different language, I was able to see my own language from a different perspective, and began to really get a feel for how to teach ESL students in an understandable way. I love helping people improve their confidence in speaking correct, comprehensible English.

General Music

I have played the piano for about ten years, along with six years of percussion in high school. I have a good knowledge of music history and theory, both from my experience in playing music and in classes in high school and college. I love music (enough to have declared it as a minor here at BYU), and I would love to help anyone who wants to learn more about it. Music is definitely worth it!

Geometry

Math is probably my favorite subject, and I love helping people to understand it. I know math up to a college calculus level, and intend to learn more as I further pursue my Computer Science major and Mathematics minor. I've tutored many people in math before, and I feel confident in my ability to teach it to any willing student.

Grammar

I've always been very skilled at English grammar. I'm well acquainted with the words of The Elements of Style, and I am confident in my ability to teach relevant, helpful grammatical tips to students of English syntax. I am more than willing to teach grammar to anyone interested in learning it.

HTML

I work as a web developer at the McKay School of Education at BYU, where I have learned a lot of HTML, as well as other web programming languages. I've also learned a lot about programming from my classes in the Computer Science major. I would be happy to teach the basics of HTML and web programming to any interested party.

Japanese

I spent two years in Japan as an LDS missionary/volunteer. I advanced quickly in my Japanese ability, and am now able to read and write most Japanese characters in regular use (i.e. joyo kanji), lending proficiency in both written and spoken Japanese. I am currently studying to take the JLPT N1 and kanji kentei 2-kyu, as well as aiming for a minor and language certificate for Japanese at BYU.

Literature

I have always been an avid reader, both in contemporary and classical literature. I have a broad knowledge of historical literature derived from independent reading coupled with advanced literature classes in both high school and college. I love literature, and I am always happy to discuss it with any interested pupil.

Music History

I have played the piano for about ten years, along with six years of percussion in high school. I have a good knowledge of music history and theory, both from my experience in playing music and in classes in high school and college. I love music (enough to have declared it as a minor here at BYU), and I would love to help anyone who wants to learn more about it. Music is definitely worth it!

Music Theory

I have played the piano for about ten years, along with six years of percussion in high school. I have a good knowledge of music history and theory, both from my experience in playing music and in classes in high school and college. I love music (enough to have declared it as a minor here at BYU), and I would love to help anyone who wants to learn more about it. Music is definitely worth it!

Prealgebra

The transition between arithmetic and algebra can be difficult, but it is absolutely critical for understanding modern mathematics. Math is probably my favorite subject, and I love helping people to understand it. I know math up to a college calculus level, and intend to learn more as I further pursue my Computer Science major and Mathematics minor. I've tutored many people in math before, and I feel confident in my ability to teach it to any willing student.

Precalculus

Math is probably my favorite subject, and I love helping people to understand it. I know math up to a college calculus level, and intend to learn more as I further pursue my Computer Science major and Mathematics minor. I've tutored many people in math before, and I feel confident in my ability to teach it to any willing student.

PSAT

I took the PSAT when I was a sophomore, and I did well on it, which is why I am currently on a National Merit scholarship to BYU. I would like to be able to help others to achieve similar levels of success. Preparation for the PSAT is definitely important and beneficial, even if only to develop skills that will prove helpful on the SAT (or the ACT).

SAT Math

Math was always my favorite subject in school; I love it! That was my primary motivation for pursuing a Computer Science major and Mathematics minor at BYU. My SAT score on the Math section was a 710. Math is probably my favorite subject to tutor, and I would be happy to help anyone who needs it to improve their understanding of SAT Math.

Sight Singing

I learned to read music when I started playing the piano about ten years ago. Within a few years, I learned to apply that skill to singing, in church as well as in other contexts. I also took a sight-singing class in high school. I'm fairly skilled at sight singing now, and I would love to help develop that skill in any interested student.

Trigonometry

Math is probably my favorite subject, and I love helping people to understand it. I know math up to a college calculus level, and intend to learn more as I further pursue my Computer Science major and Mathematics minor. I've tutored many people in math before, and I feel confident in my ability to teach it to any willing student.

Brigham Young University

Education

Brigham Young University

Very nice to work with!!! — Austin was awesome to work with. I hired him to help my 14 year old with substitutions. He has a great balance between work and humor. My daughter took to him right away and in an hour she was gained the understanding she needed to feel confident with that math concept. Thanks Austin :) ...

— Belki, Provo, UT on 2/4/16

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $20.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Austin will travel within 12 miles of Provo, UT 84606.