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Philip B.

Tutor in math, writing, history, psychology, computer science, Ph.D.

Tutor in math, writing, history, psychology, computer science, Ph.D.

$50/hour

  • 3,104 hours tutoring

  • Arlington, WA 98223

"Detail-oriented tutor who makes abstract computer science concepts understandable"

Adam, 3 lessons with Philip

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About Philip


Bio

Hi, my name is Philip. I am a professional tutor because I love helping students of all ages gain knowledge and skill in subjects of interest to them. But I am more than just a tutor.

I am also an independent scholar with three published books, along with four websites that present my books. And I have a Seattle meetup group, where I have been presenting ideas and leading discussions for more than five years.

I have a knack for making complex ideas seem intuitive and easy to understand...

Hi, my name is Philip. I am a professional tutor because I love helping students of all ages gain knowledge and skill in subjects of interest to them. But I am more than just a tutor.

I am also an independent scholar with three published books, along with four websites that present my books. And I have a Seattle meetup group, where I have been presenting ideas and leading discussions for more than five years.

I have a knack for making complex ideas seem intuitive and easy to understand through clear organization, creative images, and simple diction. My kids were homeschooled, and I tutored them in all subject matters. And now, in tutoring for WyzAnt, I have had the opportunity to tutor students who are in grade school, middle school, high school, college, and graduate school, as well as adults who are not in school.

My interests are wide-ranging. I have a B.A. in philosophy, a B.S. in psychology, an M.A. in statistics, and a Ph.D. in computer science. My doctoral dissertation, which is posted online, is mathematically sophisticated, and I recently designed a strategy for presenting high school math in an intuitive manner. As a scholar, I am highly conversant in psychology and in all aspects of world history and American history, except for the history of literature and the arts. I've always had a knack for writing both prose and verse. I've spent my adult life in research and writing, through which I've honed techniques for crafting clear, compelling prose.

When I tutor, I want you (the student) to find the subject matter fascinating, so I convey my own passion for the subject matter. Complementing this, I ask questions in order to stimulate you to experience the adventure of discovery, and I give hints in order to guide your discovery process. I think that a student learns best and gains self-confidence through such enhanced discovery.

I tutor computer science students by connecting online using Skype. If you are developing a program, this allows me to see your code and advise you in changing it. I also use Google docs, when needed, so that we can type into a document together in the process of discussing concepts of interest. When needed, I will draw figures and equations on paper, using colored pens, and I will show you the results using my webcam.

I employ these techniques for tutoring the other subjects, as well. During a tutoring session, we can view PDF files and webpages that contain class material, and we can visit any website that pertains to the subject matter of interest.

I am highly skilled in writing, and I can help you hone your writing skill so that you will be able to write clear, coherent, compelling prose. Such skill will enable you to better achieve your goals in life. We can use Google docs to share your document, discuss it, and improve it.

If you have drafted an important document, I will perfect its presentation for you, if you wish. I can transform semi-coherent writing into prose that flows smoothly and is easy to understand.

I look forward to hearing from you! I would love to help you (or your student) gain the knowledge and the skill that you wish to acquire.


Education

University of Washington
Psychology
U.C. Berkeley
Masters
U.C. Berkeley
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: Online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Arlington, WA 98223
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/20/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

C,

C

I earned a Ph.D. in computer science from U.C. Berkeley. Although my specialty was computer architecture, I studied all facets of computer science in the process of pursuing my degree. This study included extensive computer programming in a number of programming languages, including C and C++.
C#,

C#

I earned a Ph.D. in computer science from U.C. Berkeley. Although my specialty was computer architecture, I studied all facets of computer science in the process of pursuing my degree. This study included extensive computer programming in a number of programming languages. I am currently tutoring students in the following C-based languages: C, C++, C#, Java, and Python.
C++,

C++

I earned a Ph.D. in computer science from U.C. Berkeley. Although my specialty was computer architecture, I studied all facets of computer science in the process of pursuing my degree. This study included extensive computer programming in a number of programming languages, including C and C++.
Computer Engineering,

Computer Engineering

I earned a Ph.D. in computer science from U.C. Berkeley, and my specialty was computer architecture. I can help you with digital circuit design and simulation, as well as with the high-level concepts of computer architecture.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I earned a Ph.D. in computer science from U.C. Berkeley. Although my specialty was computer architecture, I studied all facets of computer science in the process of pursuing my degree. This study included extensive computer programming in a number of programming languages. I am currently tutoring students in C, C++, C#, Java, Python, assembly languages, and the xv6 multiprocessor operating system. If you would like help with another language or system, please let me know, and I'll see if I can help you!
Computer Science,

Computer Science

I earned a Ph.D. in computer science from U.C. Berkeley. Although my specialty was computer architecture, I studied all facets of computer science in the process of pursuing my degree. As a graduate student, I took an avid interest in teaching. I applied for and obtained a grant to develop lecture notes for the year-long upper division class in computer architecture.
Java,

Java

I earned a Ph.D. in computer science from U.C. Berkeley. Although my specialty was computer architecture, I studied all facets of computer science in the process of pursuing my degree. This study included extensive computer programming in a number of programming languages. I am currently tutoring students in the following C-based languages: C, C++, C#, Java, and Python.
Linux,

Linux

I earned a Ph.D. in computer science from U.C. Berkeley, and Berkeley Unix was the operating system on our computers, so I became highly conversant in using it. Linux is compatible with Unix in its user interface and in its functionality. I have installed Linux on one of my hard drives, and I boot to it when I wish to run Linux.
Python,

Python

I earned a Ph.D. in computer science from U.C. Berkeley. Although my specialty was computer architecture, I studied all facets of computer science in the process of pursuing my degree. This study included extensive computer programming in a number of programming languages. I am currently tutoring students in the following C-based languages: C, C++, C#, Java, and Python.
UNIX

UNIX

I earned a Ph.D. in computer science from U.C. Berkeley, and Berkeley Unix was the operating system on our computers, so I became highly conversant in using it.

Corporate Training

C++,

C++

I earned a Ph.D. in computer science from U.C. Berkeley. Although my specialty was computer architecture, I studied all facets of computer science in the process of pursuing my degree. This study included extensive computer programming in a number of programming languages, including C and C++.
Java,

Java

I earned a Ph.D. in computer science from U.C. Berkeley. Although my specialty was computer architecture, I studied all facets of computer science in the process of pursuing my degree. This study included extensive computer programming in a number of programming languages. I am currently tutoring students in the following C-based languages: C, C++, C#, Java, and Python.
Statistics,

Statistics

In my statistics tutoring, I am currently focusing on data science, which is a combination of programming and statistics.
Proofreading

English

SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have published professional research papers, a doctoral dissertation, and several scholarly books. I am a perfectionist in all aspects of writing. I help students hone their ability to write clear, coherent, compelling prose. I have developed a set of guidelines for writing the SAT essay, and these guidelines include a set of six steps for writing the essay efficiently and effectively.
Writing,

Writing

I have published professional research papers. a doctoral dissertation, and several scholarly books. I am a perfectionist in all aspects of writing. If you would like to hone your ability to write clear, coherent, compelling prose, I would love to help you!
English, Proofreading

History

Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I have been fascinated with understanding the purpose and the nature of government, and I have published a theory of this topic in a book. In the course of developing this theory, I studied American history and American legal history in substantial depth.
American History, European History, Philosophy, World History

Homeschool

Statistics,

Statistics

In my statistics tutoring, I am currently focusing on data science, which is a combination of programming and statistics.
Writing,

Writing

I have published professional research papers. a doctoral dissertation, and several scholarly books. I am a perfectionist in all aspects of writing. If you would like to hone your ability to write clear, coherent, compelling prose, I would love to help you!
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Math

Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I have a Ph.D. in computer science, and discrete math is a basic subject in computer science.
Probability,

Probability

The theories of discrete probability and continuous probability provide the basis for relevant theories in statistics. But probability is a fascinating topic in its own right, and I enjoy it even more than I do statistics! I used the theory of continuous probability, as employed in queuing theory, in my doctoral dissertation in computer science.
Statistics,

Statistics

In my statistics tutoring, I am currently focusing on data science, which is a combination of programming and statistics.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Statistics,

Statistics

In my statistics tutoring, I am currently focusing on data science, which is a combination of programming and statistics.
Writing,

Writing

I have published professional research papers. a doctoral dissertation, and several scholarly books. I am a perfectionist in all aspects of writing. If you would like to hone your ability to write clear, coherent, compelling prose, I would love to help you!
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Other

Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I have been fascinated with understanding the purpose and the nature of government, and I have published a theory of this topic in a book. In the course of developing this theory, I studied American history and American legal history in substantial depth.
Philosophy

Science

Computer Engineering,

Computer Engineering

I earned a Ph.D. in computer science from U.C. Berkeley, and my specialty was computer architecture. I can help you with digital circuit design and simulation, as well as with the high-level concepts of computer architecture.
Psychology,

Psychology

I spent a number of years in doctoral studies in cognitive psychology at U.C. Berkeley before I earned a Ph.D. in computer science from U.C. Berkeley. Since then, I have continued pursuing my passionate interest in understanding how the mind works, and I recently published my theory in a book.
Philosophy, Physical Science

Summer

Statistics,

Statistics

In my statistics tutoring, I am currently focusing on data science, which is a combination of programming and statistics.
Writing,

Writing

I have published professional research papers. a doctoral dissertation, and several scholarly books. I am a perfectionist in all aspects of writing. If you would like to hone your ability to write clear, coherent, compelling prose, I would love to help you!
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

Test Preparation

SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I have published professional research papers, a doctoral dissertation, and several scholarly books. I am a perfectionist in all aspects of writing. I help students hone their ability to write clear, coherent, compelling prose. I have developed a set of guidelines for writing the SAT essay, and these guidelines include a set of six steps for writing the essay efficiently and effectively.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (1,635 ratings)
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Reviews


Very Knowledgeable and experienced tutor.

Sessions have been very helpful and was exactly what I needed for my current classes. Very easy to comprehend his lessons/help and his methods in tutoring are is great.

Gay and Raul, 5 lessons with Philip

Great Tutor!

I worked with Philip in creating a MIPS assembly-language program, and I ran it in the PLP simulator. Philip is an experienced programmer, but he was not familiar with the PLP simulator. So he installed it and spent time learning to use it, and he did an excellent job helping me complete my program and debug it. Without hesitation I recommend Philip to all computer science students! Thank you Philip!

Anastasios, 5 lessons with Philip

Great help

Great help with my work and really know what's he is doing. I would recommend him to anyone who need help with school work. I would work with him whenever I get the chance to. He made my day.

James, 9 lessons with Philip

Knowledgeable and patient tutor!

Philip helped me in understanding how to correct my code and develop it further in order to complete the C++ OO design assignment. It is a pleasure working with Philip.

Ade, 3 lessons with Philip

Smart

Philip is nice and imparts knowledge in an outstanding way that gets me to understand what I am supposed to do. Teaching method is really good and he takes you along and get you involve every step of the way so you really understand what’s going on.

James, 4 lessons with Philip

Philip is excellent

Philip patiently reviews the material; his breadth of knowledge of math and CS is really helpful. He translates complex topics into understandable concepts and does his best to make sure you get it.

Kathleen, 11 lessons with Philip

Inspiring, knowledgeable and patient

My son is enjoying learning from Philip. He looks forward to his classes. Philip is both inspiring and patient while at the same time nudging the student to do his or her best.

Arun, 74 lessons with Philip

Very Knowledgeable

Philip is a great programmer. I'm a beginner programmer myself and we worked on a class project that has to do with recursion. We got a great start on it in a short amount of time. I would definitely recommend Philip to other students.

Nick, 3 lessons with Philip

Certainly knows the material and even tries to cultivate the learning process

When he was helping me on an assignment regarding Finite Automata, he not only addresses how the problems are solved, he also helps in gaining an intuition to solve similar and even more complex versions of the same problem.

Geokernplets, 2 lessons with Philip

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