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Alexander C.

Programming Languages Enthusiast, 7 Years Pro GameDev and DevOps

Programming Languages Enthusiast, 7 Years Pro GameDev and DevOps

$54/hour

  • 281 hours tutoring

About Alexander


Bio

I've always been a tinkerer and started playing with programming languages around age 12. Like many children of the computer age, my interest in video games compounded my curiosity about programming, and I sought advancement by enrolling in DigiPen Institute of Technology's Real-Time Interactive Simulation program. On top of a grueling four years of study at one of the most rigorous applied programming schools in the nation, I spent a year at Intel in the graphics hardware group, a few years...

I've always been a tinkerer and started playing with programming languages around age 12. Like many children of the computer age, my interest in video games compounded my curiosity about programming, and I sought advancement by enrolling in DigiPen Institute of Technology's Real-Time Interactive Simulation program. On top of a grueling four years of study at one of the most rigorous applied programming schools in the nation, I spent a year at Intel in the graphics hardware group, a few years building mobile games at San Francisco startup TinyCo (since acquired by JamCity) and several more years in "DevOps" at San Francisco startup SigFig.

I constantly study the latest developments in programming languages, and while my education was heavily focused on C++, I've taught myself Haskell, Idris, Scheme, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, PHP, GNU Bash, Lua (and I'm probably forgetting some others) in the intervening years. I'm passionate about helping students discover that programming isn't nearly as difficult as they expected!

If tests I took 15 years ago still matter, my 740 on the math portion of the SAT (in the days of the 800 point maximum) was a point of pride, but I've never been a big fan of memorization. My bachelor's degree in applied computer science includes a math minor; recognition of mathematical concepts in everyday contexts is my avenue to help you connect with a subject that often seems unusually abstract.

I've always been an astrophysics nerd (starting from Star Trek junkie, a natural progression) and started my college-level physics education in 11th grade. Though I ended up choosing software engineering over physics for postsecondary education, I never stopped studying physics as an interested bystander. While my experience with most of quantum physics is spectatorial, I have lots of hands-on experience programming physical simulation systems for video games and fun.

I've been programming since age 12, and virtually every day for the past 14 years. My experience ranges from formal computer science educa


Education

Digipen Institute of Technology
Computer Science

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Subjects

Computer

C++,

C++

After a rigorous software development education at DigiPen Institute of Technology, consistently ranked one of the nation's top schools for software engineering, I've spent seven years in mobile game development and systems operations and development roles. I've written game engines in C++ and Objective-C, Android apps in Java, and dozens of small tools in other languages like Ruby, Javascript, PHP, and others. I enjoy dissecting programming problems every day, and strive to understand both the art and science of software development.
C, Computer Programming, HTML, Java, JavaScript

Corporate Training

C++,

C++

After a rigorous software development education at DigiPen Institute of Technology, consistently ranked one of the nation's top schools for software engineering, I've spent seven years in mobile game development and systems operations and development roles. I've written game engines in C++ and Objective-C, Android apps in Java, and dozens of small tools in other languages like Ruby, Javascript, PHP, and others. I enjoy dissecting programming problems every day, and strive to understand both the art and science of software development.
HTML, Java

Math

Linear Algebra

Examples of Expertise


Alexander has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 11 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Great help with Git!

Alexander was great! He was able to schedule a session the same day. He guided me through the whole process. I would definitely have more sessions with him. Thank you!

El, 1 lesson with Alexander

Alexander is a great tutor

I am so grateful that I had tutoring sessions with Alexander. He is very knowledgeable, patient, helpful and has clear explanations of very hard programming concepts.

Mihai, 9 lessons with Alexander

Alexander was amazing and very helpful!

Amazing and very helpful. Answered the lesson inquiry very quickly. My son was so flustered before the meeting and Alexander was able to assist!

Jean, 1 lesson with Alexander

patient and helpfull

Alexander helped me a lot in understanding pointers and linked lists in c++, I was struggling with one concept but he stayed with me until I got through it. He has a very good working knowledge of programming and answered all of my questions. Also he is very friendly.

Jeremy, 1 lesson with Alexander

Made progress in just an hour - Java

Alexander is great in helping my son get "unstuck" if he gets stuck on a concept. Learning to code is so much better with an experienced tutor like Alexander. Definitely we will keep working with Alexander.

Jill, 3 lessons with Alexander

Knowledgeable

I needed help with my Computer Science class and Alexander helped me with some difficult problems. He is beyond knowledgeable and I would DEFINITELY recommend him to everyone.

Nieves, 1 lesson with Alexander
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