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Homer R.

Sterling, VA

$50/hour

An Honors University Graduate w/ 20 yrs in Computer Technology

10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/16/15
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$50/Hour


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University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Computer Science
Yes
Other

Education

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Computer Science)

Yes (Other)

About Homer

Openings available: Mon, Tues, Thurs (7PM - 10:30PM), Sat (2pm - 5pm), may consider other times

I am offering tutoring in mathematics, computer software/technology, public speaking, etc. I have a passion for these subjects and love to inspire & encourage students to excel. I prefer to tailor my teaching style to fit the student's learning traits. I have been a tutor for the past three years and also have worked as a substitute teacher in Maryland and Virginia.

Let me tell you a little bit more about myself:

I am a graduate from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Psychology. I am an active member of Toastmasters which in an international organization which teaches public speaking and leadership. I have served two consecutive terms as the club membership as the club president and also has served as vice-president of education. In this organization I have encouraged and mentored other members. As a Toastmaster my specialty is giving motivational, humorous, and knowledge-enriched speeches.

When the economy took a downward turn, I was employed as a part-time substitute teacher; several years in Fairfax County, Virginia and then in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. During that time, I had great experiences especially with Elementary School students, mathematics, and physical education. I really enjoy the classroom environment and enjoy expressing my passion for creativity and like to show my sense of humor. Also, as a volunteer with the Reston Community Center, I assistanted teaching Computer skills to the elderly and as volunteer with the Fairfax County alternative education program I tutored students that wanted to pass the GED in mathematics or writing.

In my professional career I have been a software engineer for more than twenty years with experience in Database Development and Web Development. I currently run a part-time computer consultant firm will I provide the same type of talents including personalized computer/software tutoring, online and in-person.


I look forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your academic goals.
Openings available: Mon, Tues, Thurs (7PM - 10:30PM), Sat (2pm - 5pm), may consider other times

I am offering tutoring in mathematics, computer software/technology, public speaking, etc. I have a passion for these subjects and love to inspire & encourage students to excel. I prefer to tailor my teaching style to fit the student's
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Sterling, VA 20166
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Discrete Math,
Elementary Math, Finite Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics
English:
Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Computer:
C, Computer Programming,
Computer Science,
DOS, Fortran, General Computer, HTML, JavaScript,
Linux, Mathematica, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Oracle,
PHP,
SAS,
SQL, Visual Basic,
Web Design
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Fitness, Softball

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.

Computer Programming

I have over 20 years as a software engineer and have a B.S. in Computer Science. My experiences include both mainframe as well as the PC, including multiple operating system: Windows, Linux, and the Mac. Most of the software I have developed has been with database systems and websites.

I like to challenge my student to learn hands-on. I offer computer programming training online or in person.

Even though I am a computer geek, I love interfacing with people and have a passion for teaching and mentoring others.

Computer Science

I graduated from an Honors university, UMBC, with a degree in Computer Science. I have more than 20 years of experience in software engineering where I utilize my education background in Computer Science. I look forward to mentoring others in this field.

Discrete Math

Throughout my life as a student, mathematics was my best subject. I graduated from the university with a Computer Science degree that emphasized mathematics where Discrete Math was one of my required courses.

Elementary (K-6th)

I love working with Elementary school students. I worked as a substitute teacher for Fairfax County Schools (Virginia) years 2001 - 2004 and then with Anne Arundel County (Maryland) years 2004 - 2012. I mostly worked with students of grades 2 through 6. I have taught all subjects as a classroom substitute teacher. In high school, I was voted most studious student by my peers. Personally, I was on the honor roll for several years during my high school years.

Finite Math

Throughout my life as a student, mathematics was my best subject. I graduated from the university with a Computer Science degree that emphasized mathematics. As a freshman in college, I took a class in Finite Math. Math has been my number one tutoring interest.

JavaScript

I am a software engineer. I currently work as web developer position for the Univ. of Maryland, programming with Javascript and Jquery. I have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Overall, I have more than 10 years experience in web development.

Oracle

As a software engineer, I have extensive experience in Oracle. I have worked with various clients developing Website that access Oracle databases on the back-end. I have written advance SQL scripts to query the Oracle database. My experience expands more that 15 years of building database structured systems and writing software for those systems. I look forward to the opportunity of sharing my database knowledge with eager to learn students.

PHP

I have more than 20 years of experience in Software Engineering and am currently a Web Developer for the University of Maryland. I have about five years of experience with the PHP development language. I am certified in PHP by Brainbench, May 2008.

I run a part-time software tutoring and technology company.

Public Speaking

I am an active member of Toastmasters, a public speaking and leadership organization. I joined Toastmasters back in 1990. Since that time, I have served as Club President (two consecutive terms), Vice President of Education, and various other roles in my club.

I have achieved the Competent Toastmaster level by giving motivational speeches. I have received rewards for Best Humorous Speech and Best Evaluator in various contests.

SAS

I have 9 years of SAS Programming and Data Analysis Experience, both on the Mainframe as well as the PC. I have mentored junior level developers on how to utilize SAS for handling large volumes of Healthcare Data. My experience includes database import/export and SQL queries.

Visual Basic

I am a software engineer. I have worked my most recent web developer position for the Univ. of Maryland, programming in Visual Basic for the past 2.5 years. I have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. I have more than 20 years experience in programming languages.

Web Design

As a software engineer, I have extensive experience in web design. I have worked with various clients developing frontend Websites that are designed with a professional visual look-and-feel utilizing tools such as Dynamic HTML, Javascript, jQuery, Drupal, Java, Jasc Photo Shop Pro, Adobe Photo Shop, Gimp, and Flash actionscript. I look forward to the opportunity of sharing my web design knowledge with Web Design students.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Computer Science
Yes
Other

Education

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Computer Science)

Yes (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Homer will travel within 35 miles of Sterling, VA 20166.