Expert Software Engineer with 30+ Years of Programming Experience
Expert Software Engineer with 30+ Years of Programming Experience
I am a married (over 30 years!) father of two wonderful daughters (23 and 28) and have enjoyed working with children and young adults since I was a teenager. I put myself through school by tutoring elementary and high school students. I also coached 8-15 year old boys, football and hockey, and worked at summer camps for a number of years teaching 6-16 year old (male and female) photography (camera and darkroom). I was a teaching assistant for 2.5 years for an introductory computer programming...
I am a married (over 30 years!) father of two wonderful daughters (23 and 28) and have enjoyed working with children and young adults since I was a teenager. I put myself through school by tutoring elementary and high school students. I also coached 8-15 year old boys, football and hockey, and worked at summer camps for a number of years teaching 6-16 year old (male and female) photography (camera and darkroom). I was a teaching assistant for 2.5 years for an introductory computer programming class for non-computer science students while working on my Masters degree.
I hold both Bachelor of Computer Science, with Distinction (Honors) and Master in Mathematics (specializing in computer systems) degrees and have worked in the software industry for over 30 years. Throughout my career I have held a variety of development (programming), design, and management positions, up to and including executive management. Many of these were as an independent contractor, which I have been for over 20 years, which has honed my ability to quickly assess and focus on critical needs.
I am flexible on scheduling time and am comfortable tutoring both remotely (online) and in person. I am also very quick at answering questions sent to me in email.
Both professionally and personally I have been told that I am an excellent mentor, very easy to learn from, and a great listener.
I look forward to helping you achieve your academic, personal or professional goals!
Very knowledgeable and helpful tutor
David by far has been one of the most helpful tutors that I've worked with. He goes above and beyond and actually cares about your progress as a student. Couldn't recommend him enough.Dylan, 11 lessons with David
Excellent and spot on
I've worked with David both for technical computer science mentorship as well as career mentorship for my journey as a software engineer. He's a terrific communicator, conveys a deep sense of care, and is always one step ahead with his questions. I appreciate his attitude and approach tremendously, and I'd wish anyone a chance to receive his guidance.Jared, 5 lessons with David
Patient, good listener and incredibly knowledgeable.
David does a great job of understanding personal skill level and adapting lessons based on previous knowledge. His lessons are well-paced and is personally very patient. I would recommend him for anyone just starting out or a seasoned veteran.Drew, 3 lessons with David
Excellent C tutor
David is exceedingly helpful at learning C - as a beginner he does a wonderful job of understanding what it is that I know, and what a good course of action might be for next steps. He is very patient, provides good explanations of topics, and excels at providing just enough challenge to keep things interesting and force you to think without becoming frustrated. Highly recommended.Noah, 45 lessons with David
Great teacher easy to understand.
David G has been my tutor for some time now and has taken me from knowing almost nothing about the C programming Language to being able to write my own functional programs. I hope to keep him as my tutor for the months and years to come because I can tell he has a very great understanding of the C programming Language and can make me an advanced C programmer. David is always very kind and helpful when a problem occurs in a program but does a good job of making me figure it out myself. I also believe that over the first couple of lesson we had he gained a understanding of what I knew and was able to construct my lessons to my ability’s and did not ask me too do things I did not know how to do but still challenged me based on my skill level. When ever I don’t understand a topic David will go over the concept with me again in a different way. This gives me the ability to tell him if the way he is teaching is helpful to me or not because everybody learns in different ways. Over all David has been nothing but helpful and kind while I make my way through C concepts and problems.John, 40 lessons with David
A dedicated and knowledgeable teacher and career advisor
David has been an immense help with furthering my programming career. Through polishing my resume and cover letter to vastly improving my C++ knowledge and interview acumen, he improved and sharpened my skill set. We covered concepts such as OOP design, RAII, multithreading, unit testing, and many other topics. David works tirelessly to make sure the information you receive is accurate and useful. Cannot recommend him enough.Brendon, 56 lessons with David
massive leap forward after one lesson
In one hour, David helped me cut through some clutter I'd been stuck on for the past week. David is organized, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. Looking forward to our next lesson.Matthew, 24 lessons with David
Great tutor, absolutely focused on my c++ concerns while providing insights into Visual Studio
David did a great job preparing for my tutoring session. He spent the time to review my code and offered a solution that solved my immediate problem even before our session. Great value add! Our tutor session focused on several areas I was concerned about in the application. Never rushed, he answered specific questions and offered insights into Visual Studio, C/C++ differences and nuances. He educated me on C++ classes and made me aware of several potential pitfalls. All of this great information in just an hour! A great future resource for me.Darrell, 1 lesson with David
Patient and understanding tutor
First, speaking to David, you can tell he has a lot of industry experience. He took time to understand my questions before we even met. He wanted to make sure he fully understood the assignment and how he could help me. During our session, he was great in explaining a difficult concept. Then after our session, he reached out to me to see if I had an quick questions. He is very attentive and I will be working with him again!Rachel, 2 lessons with David
Excellent C# tutor
I have been working with David for almost six months and I have found him to be highly knowledgeable and very patient. He has demonstrated a genuine concern for my well-being and makes me feel like he is as invested in my educational goals as I am. He’s been a valuable source of information and advice and I’d highly recommend him to learners of any skill-level.Ryan, 20 lessons with David
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