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Robert A.

Computing, Math, Science, and More

Computing, Math, Science, and More

$48/hour

  • 1,007 hours tutoring

  • Mt. Baker Seattle, WA 98144

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About Robert


Bio

Hi, my name is Bob. I have worked as a math and computing tutor for several years. In fact, I began my tutoring in college, and I have taught courses as part of my jobs in many companies. I really love teaching and working with students one-on-one.

A good tutor can guide a student in the right direction and save the student hours of frustration and days searching online. I specialize in computing topics including Web Design, C, C++, Java, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript., and in math topics...

Hi, my name is Bob. I have worked as a math and computing tutor for several years. In fact, I began my tutoring in college, and I have taught courses as part of my jobs in many companies. I really love teaching and working with students one-on-one.

A good tutor can guide a student in the right direction and save the student hours of frustration and days searching online. I specialize in computing topics including Web Design, C, C++, Java, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript., and in math topics including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and SAT and ACT Math.

I explain concepts in everyday language, but I also include the necessary mathematical terminology. My first and most important objective is to ensure that students are able to work problems and apply reasoning skills on their own, to find solutions. It is very important to me that my students do well on homework and exams.

I approach mathematics with applications in mind. I have a B.S. in physics from CalTech, and a Ph.D. In Informatics from UCSF. I have worked in medicine, pharmacology, aerospace, healthcare computing, 3D visualization, and analysis.I have worked with students enrolled in a variety of programs including nursing, informatics, engineering, business, and finance. I have also worked with many high school students over the years. I hope soon to work with you!

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required
Travel policy
Bob will travel within 15 miles of Seattle, WA 98144.

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Education

California Institute of Technology
Physics
University of California San Francisco
PhD
University of Michigan School of Medicine
MD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $48
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Seattle, WA 98144
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/31/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have used Excel since it was invented. In my work we have used it and trained for it for modeling accounts as well as for analytic visualization tied to built-in and external products. I have years of experience with basic excel as well as advanced functions and charting. This is part of my portfolio with all Microsoft Office components.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have used Powerpoint even before it was incorporated into Office. In my work we have used it and trained for it for sophisticated presentations lasting 5 min or even 20+ hours. This is part of my portfolio with all Microsoft Office components.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I have used Word and similar products for over 20 years. In my work we have used it and trained for it for standard template documents as well as for analytic visualization collaborations. I have years of experience with basic Word as well as advanced templates. This is part of my portfolio with all Microsoft Office components.

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I have done professional programming since 1968 when I worked for a time-sharing company in Century City developing a translation system for Fortran into PL1. I have worked in C, C++, Perl, Java, Javascript and occasionally in machine language. I have taught programming to my own employees over the years. I also designed, developed, and taught programming at the University of Washington.
Computer Science,

Computer Science

I have a PhD in medical informatics from UCSF (1985). That is essentially a computer science degree. I have taken courses in algorithms, logic, circuits, programming (many many). I have worked as a computer science professional since 1968 starting in high school. I was the CTO/CIO of a drug company in France after my 11 years at Boeing in the Advanced Technology, Computer Science group. Re: Languages I have experience with C++. I mainly teach Perl, Java and JavaScript now along with CSS and HTML.
CSS,

CSS

I develop web sites using HTML and CSS as well as JavaScript. I have used CSS extensively to control appearance and transitions and layout in static and active web-pages. I have tutored others to extend these apps.
HTML,

HTML

I have taught HTML to children and adults for several years. I use HTML to drive it in my professional work. My approach is to use sample projects to reinforce concepts that apply to a student's own projects. We also work on assignments for bootcamps and other class work and test prep. HTML itself has many web-based resources which I use to enhance the learning.
Java,

Java

I have tutored for several years in math and computer science. I have used Java, C, C++, JavaScript and Perl in my work for many applications. I currently use Java to support a large data centric web service. Java is an excellent language with very good control of data types and method signatures. It is a pleasure to work in Java with good support of development environments. It can be used for such a wide variety of applications.
JavaScript,

JavaScript

I develop software in Javascript at this time using jQuery, SAPUI5, and other libraries. The JS code is used for user interfaces on multiple devices. I use Eclipse and other IDE's - so - I have a wide experience with JS for multiple applications. I have worked as a computer professional for over 30 years.
JQuery,

JQuery

For almost 10 years, I have used jQuery as part of my Javascript development environment to provide access to and control of DOM elements. I trained my colleagues on it in the 90s at SAP. It is now a standard part of the SAP UI5 environment, and is very useful for event logic, HTML modification, and CSS changes on the fly using JavaScript. I frequently teach my colleagues about the powerful features of jQuery to improve their code.
Linux,

Linux

I first used UNIX in the late 1970s. Linux is very closely related to UNIX. I have used Linux on Mac and on Windows (via CygWin) for several years now to automate and simplify tasks in the shell. Linux is a regular part of my working environment along with IDEs for various languages. I supervise others and teach them to use these tools in our workplace.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have used Excel since it was invented. In my work we have used it and trained for it for modeling accounts as well as for analytic visualization tied to built-in and external products. I have years of experience with basic excel as well as advanced functions and charting. This is part of my portfolio with all Microsoft Office components.
Microsoft Outlook,

Microsoft Outlook

I have used Microsoft Outlook for over 25 years. I have taught my employees to use it for managing not only mail but contacts and calendars and to integrate with the other programs in MSFT Office. I tutor not only Outlook but all the Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have used Powerpoint even before it was incorporated into Office. In my work we have used it and trained for it for sophisticated presentations lasting 5 min or even 20+ hours. This is part of my portfolio with all Microsoft Office components.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I have used Word and similar products for over 20 years. In my work we have used it and trained for it for standard template documents as well as for analytic visualization collaborations. I have years of experience with basic Word as well as advanced templates. This is part of my portfolio with all Microsoft Office components.
Perl,

Perl

I created a 12-week course for Perl at University of Washington and taught it for two years in the 90s. I use Perl every day in my work.
SQL,

SQL

I have used SQL since it was invented in the 70s. I have trained others to use it on Oracle, Microsoft, MySQL and other systems. I work today on Web development. We in part use a SQL backend to support our sites.
Web Design,

Web Design

I have built web sites since the early nineties for my own projects and for others. Some professional sites have been developed as well.. I regularly use Java, Javascript, HTML, and CSS to create active web sites. I have also used Perl to run back-end functionality of Web sites. I regularly instruct others on how to construct and maintain web sites including dynamic changes supported by client, well as server functionality.
General Computer

Corporate Training

HTML,

HTML

I have taught HTML to children and adults for several years. I use HTML to drive it in my professional work. My approach is to use sample projects to reinforce concepts that apply to a student's own projects. We also work on assignments for bootcamps and other class work and test prep. HTML itself has many web-based resources which I use to enhance the learning.
Java,

Java

I have tutored for several years in math and computer science. I have used Java, C, C++, JavaScript and Perl in my work for many applications. I currently use Java to support a large data centric web service. Java is an excellent language with very good control of data types and method signatures. It is a pleasure to work in Java with good support of development environments. It can be used for such a wide variety of applications.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have used Excel since it was invented. In my work we have used it and trained for it for modeling accounts as well as for analytic visualization tied to built-in and external products. I have years of experience with basic excel as well as advanced functions and charting. This is part of my portfolio with all Microsoft Office components.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have used Powerpoint even before it was incorporated into Office. In my work we have used it and trained for it for sophisticated presentations lasting 5 min or even 20+ hours. This is part of my portfolio with all Microsoft Office components.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I have used Word and similar products for over 20 years. In my work we have used it and trained for it for standard template documents as well as for analytic visualization collaborations. I have years of experience with basic Word as well as advanced templates. This is part of my portfolio with all Microsoft Office components.
SQL,

SQL

I have used SQL since it was invented in the 70s. I have trained others to use it on Oracle, Microsoft, MySQL and other systems. I work today on Web development. We in part use a SQL backend to support our sites.
Web Design,

Web Design

I have built web sites since the early nineties for my own projects and for others. Some professional sites have been developed as well.. I regularly use Java, Javascript, HTML, and CSS to create active web sites. I have also used Perl to run back-end functionality of Web sites. I regularly instruct others on how to construct and maintain web sites including dynamic changes supported by client, well as server functionality.
General Computer

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra I - I have tutored all levels of Algebra for several years, as well as more advanced high school and college level mathematics. I work to carefully establish where a student is and where we want to go. We then work with symbolic and word problems to reinforce concepts and practice so that each student gains confidence and can succeed when on their own.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am currently tutoring another student for the Algebra 2 ACT Compass exam. We are working on functions, and composition, and absolute value, and quadratics. I can help with all of that and much more. I have a degree in Physics, and I have used math in my work on 3D visualization for many years. I have tutored math at all levels for high school and college for a few years in Bainbridge. I really enjoy one-on-one work focused on the needs for a single student.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored at the top on SAT Math years ago. I currently tutor all high school and college level math classes. We use an approach that builds on strengths and reinforces the concepts necessary for success on the Math test as currently delivered.
Prealgebra

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

The ACT Math exam is very much an overall test on Algebra I and II and Geometry with a tiny bit of Trig thrown in. I helped a college student pass at a high level when he was starting with just Algebra skills. He was able to choose any level for math continuing when he was admitted. I use review problems from public sites to find gaps and then teach to those issues, guided by the student's comfort for the topics. I scrored 800 on the SAT Math and I am certain we can improve your scores on the ACT.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra I - I have tutored all levels of Algebra for several years, as well as more advanced high school and college level mathematics. I work to carefully establish where a student is and where we want to go. We then work with symbolic and word problems to reinforce concepts and practice so that each student gains confidence and can succeed when on their own.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am currently tutoring another student for the Algebra 2 ACT Compass exam. We are working on functions, and composition, and absolute value, and quadratics. I can help with all of that and much more. I have a degree in Physics, and I have used math in my work on 3D visualization for many years. I have tutored math at all levels for high school and college for a few years in Bainbridge. I really enjoy one-on-one work focused on the needs for a single student.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored at the top on SAT Math years ago. I currently tutor all high school and college level math classes. We use an approach that builds on strengths and reinforces the concepts necessary for success on the Math test as currently delivered.
Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra I - I have tutored all levels of Algebra for several years, as well as more advanced high school and college level mathematics. I work to carefully establish where a student is and where we want to go. We then work with symbolic and word problems to reinforce concepts and practice so that each student gains confidence and can succeed when on their own.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am currently tutoring another student for the Algebra 2 ACT Compass exam. We are working on functions, and composition, and absolute value, and quadratics. I can help with all of that and much more. I have a degree in Physics, and I have used math in my work on 3D visualization for many years. I have tutored math at all levels for high school and college for a few years in Bainbridge. I really enjoy one-on-one work focused on the needs for a single student.
Prealgebra

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra I - I have tutored all levels of Algebra for several years, as well as more advanced high school and college level mathematics. I work to carefully establish where a student is and where we want to go. We then work with symbolic and word problems to reinforce concepts and practice so that each student gains confidence and can succeed when on their own.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am currently tutoring another student for the Algebra 2 ACT Compass exam. We are working on functions, and composition, and absolute value, and quadratics. I can help with all of that and much more. I have a degree in Physics, and I have used math in my work on 3D visualization for many years. I have tutored math at all levels for high school and college for a few years in Bainbridge. I really enjoy one-on-one work focused on the needs for a single student.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I scored at the top on SAT Math years ago. I currently tutor all high school and college level math classes. We use an approach that builds on strengths and reinforces the concepts necessary for success on the Math test as currently delivered.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

The ACT Math exam is very much an overall test on Algebra I and II and Geometry with a tiny bit of Trig thrown in. I helped a college student pass at a high level when he was starting with just Algebra skills. He was able to choose any level for math continuing when he was admitted. I use review problems from public sites to find gaps and then teach to those issues, guided by the student's comfort for the topics. I scrored 800 on the SAT Math and I am certain we can improve your scores on the ACT.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I scored at the top on SAT Math years ago. I currently tutor all high school and college level math classes. We use an approach that builds on strengths and reinforces the concepts necessary for success on the Math test as currently delivered.

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (288 ratings)
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(262)
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(17)
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(5)
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Reviews


Great

Robert helped me with an assignment by providing clear explanations step by step. He is also patient and understanding is you don't understand the material right away.

Shelly, 1 lesson with Robert

Excellent. Knowledgeable and Patient

I am a graduate student studying javascript and have been having a hard time making sense of many of the fundamentals. Robert is an excellent tutor. His wealth of knowledge is vast. Highly recommended.

Jakobe, 6 lessons with Robert

Very patient and knowledgeable in Java, AP CS A

Robert was very helpful and he assisted her in recursions in reviewing for her test. He alleviated a lot of the anxiety that she felt towards the subject. She felt substantially more prepared.

Claudia, 1 lesson with Robert

A life Saver!!!

Robert was patient and knowledgeable... He even got up extra early to accommodate my time constraints... If you want a tutor who truly cares about your concerns, then Robert is your guy... Highly recommended!

Engrid, 2 lessons with Robert

Knowledge and patient tutor

Robert is a great tutor. He is tutoring me in JavaScript for last 3 months. He proved to be knowledgeable and very patient and providing me with explanations and tools that helped me to succeed in the class. He also very prompt with his responses and it’s greatly reduce the stress level when I am on very strict deadlines. I am very grateful for the help I get from Robert!

Anna, 8 lessons with Robert

Java concepts

I am new to Java. Robert was very helpful in understanding the materials I was struggling with. He is very patient and knowledgeable. My lessons with him have helped me tremendously.

Viji, 17 lessons with Robert

We had an awesome online experience with Robert

Our student was very pleased with what Robert did for him and how he so expertly taught him Concepts and some codes in Java via an online session. Our student tried a CS tutor in person, and he expressed that his experience with Robert, although online, was much more helpful than the in-person one. We give him a huge thumbs up, we highly recommend him. Great personality by the way. Very friendly and likable.

Matthew, 1 lesson with Robert

Excellent tutor!!!

I am in a coding boot camp and the work is intense. I contacted Bob and he helped me work through JavaScript, HTML and CSS. He is a true pro. He got me up to speed and his instruction was easy to follow. Highly recommend!!!

Mario, 1 lesson with Robert

Extremely Knowledgable and Helpful

I sought tutoring because the whole landscape of computer programming felt intimidating to me and I did not know how to improve my skills. Bob efficiently determined where my strengths and limitations were, and was skilled at giving direction and guiding me in my learning process. Now I feel confident going forward into the material at my own pace. Excellent service!

Emerson, 3 lessons with Robert

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