Learn How to Learn from a Seasoned Pro
Learn How to Learn from a Seasoned Pro
"Very helpful and informative"
Arianna, 20 lessons with Charles
My distinguished academic career includes top GPA in high school, where I also placed first in the American Chemical Society’s all-county chemistry competition.
I graduated Western Washington University Magna Cum Laude with a BA in the social sciences, with an emphasis on statistical analysis, which included taking graduate level classes in MANOVA.
In graduate school I focused on solar energy studies and computer programming, where I wrote a computer program to simulate the performance of passive solar heating and cooling of buildings and published a paper on it in the academic journal Proceedings International Solar Energy Society/American Section. I also won a finalist position in the Mitchell Prize on Sustainable Development international competition; topic: evaluating alternative energy systems for the sustainable state.
Later I attended Whatcom Community College, in Paralegal Studies and Computer Information Systems, where I achieved admission to the academic honors society Phi Theta Kappa.
I’ve provided instruction and one-on-one tutoring as a group discussion leader, graduate teaching assistant, computer center user consultant, at private computer companies, and with individual students, beginning as an undergraduate.
Since beginning my work on Wyzant tutoring, I have helped an astrophysics student develop a Python program to track and plot the orbits of binary stars as well as orbits of planets in our solar system. More recently I upgraded that program to replace most hard-coded aspects with user-driven input to enable easier reading and parsing of data files, and provided a generalized plotting feature. The program has been used to plot the apparent retrograde orbit of Mars, a challenge not easily met with online resources.
I have used the Jython language to help a student manipulate sound and picture files, and create steganographic (message hidden within a message) files.
I have helped students with general applications of the Java program language, along with C and C++, using the IDEs NetBeans, Eclipse, Dr. Java and BlueJ. One of my Java students went from a D to an A in the class after we began working together.
I have also helped a student with a discrete data structures class that provide the mathematical foundation for computer architecture, cryptography, and other elements of computer science.
This is a most exciting time for students in STEM, but you must achieve a firm grasp of the basics to maximize your career trajectory. Let me show you how to learn how to learn, and find the beauty, joy and power that results from mastery of your subjects.
Very helpful and informative
Before Wyzant, I was unable even to get started on my own. Since working with Charles, he has helped me become more confident within Programming and pushes me to do my absolute best, which is what I appreciate. Before my tutoring sessions, I was feeling lucky if I would even leave the class at the end of a semester with a “C.” Now, I am aiming for an “A” and Charles is here to help me. We went over sorting and searching arrays today, which I never thought I would make it this far without freaking out. He really does care about all of the students he tutors. If you want somebody who cares and puts passion and dedication into the lessons, then he is your guy.Arianna, 20 lessons with Charles
Charles GREAT Tutor
Charles helped me accomplish multiple high level computing projects with Python Programming. In addition Charles has a very flexible schedule and is willing to work with you to complete your assignment within whatever time frame you have. (In other words Charles is an excellent tutor & the best one on wyzant in my opinion)Jared, 9 lessons with Charles
Helpful and patient
He helped me with the basic knowledge of the subject matter of Database Management and I was able to ask questions where I needed to in the tutoring session.Brenda, 1 lesson with Charles