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Isaiah B.

Bachelor's of Computer Science from Whitman specializing in AI and NLP

Bachelor's of Computer Science from Whitman specializing in AI and NLP

$65/hour

  • 429 hours tutoring

About Isaiah


Bio

Hello I'm Isaiah and I recently graduated with a degree in Computer Science and picked up a love for Philosophy and Community Building along the way!

While a student I was a Class Mentor for the Introduction to Computer Science course and would help students to understand fundamental data structures like linked lists, arrays, and hash tables (or dictionaries in python) and basic algorithms. I would also help students develop other necessary and useful skills for coding such as using the...

Hello I'm Isaiah and I recently graduated with a degree in Computer Science and picked up a love for Philosophy and Community Building along the way!

While a student I was a Class Mentor for the Introduction to Computer Science course and would help students to understand fundamental data structures like linked lists, arrays, and hash tables (or dictionaries in python) and basic algorithms. I would also help students develop other necessary and useful skills for coding such as using the command line, setting up your environment, and debugging their programs.

I like to know about those I tutor: your long-term goals, what skills you want to develop, and where you are seeking the most help. It could be a specific problem, getting more information and guidance on a problem and its solvability, or maybe its a specific data structure or algorithm you want to get the hang of.

In college I especially loved my classes in Algorithms and Design, Artificial Intelligence, and Natural Language Processing (or NLP, a sub-field of AI). After learning some programming basics, I'm a strong believer in a project-based learning approach. A project is a great way of learning a concept or developing a skill, while also being something interesting that you can add to a github repository or resume. The projects I've had the most fun with and followed through on were always the ones I was curious and passionate about like the Sudoku Solver, making an Othello AI (aka Reversi), and a Q&A chatbot with a custom knowledge base!

I'm especially confident in tutoring Programming Concepts, Data Structures, Algorithms, as well as working with Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing libraries and toolkits.

As far as languages, I've primarily coded in Python and C/C++, but also have a familiarity with Java and Javascript.

The thing I love most about tutoring Computer Science is joining in the "a-ha!" moments. The solved bug, the running program, the intuitive algorithm, or the salient data structure. Those moments a


Education

Whitman College
Computer Science

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  • Rate details: I also do group-tutoring rates. PM me for details!
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  • Background check passed on 9/12/2020

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Subjects

Computer

C++,

C++

I have tutored multiple people in C++ helping them implement Dijkstra's Algorithm, Linked List implementations, and adversarial agents for AI classes. I have completed my own implementations of post-fix/pre-fix algorithms, stacks, linked lists, queues, hashes, and various other data structures in C++. In addition to this I took a Systems Fundamentals class in the C programming language which solidified my knowledge of working with pointers, memory addresses, passing by reference, and allocating space on the stack vs. the heap.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I graduated from Whitman College with a Computer Science degree where I was required to practically apply my knowledge in various programming assignments, tasks, and tests. I was the Project Manager in a 25 person team where we built an app at our school that allowed students to exchange used textbooks from each other where we used Django, Flask, and React. In addition to my degree, I also have practical experience working at various internships and in personal projects where I mainly work with C++ and Python.
Computer Science,

Computer Science

I completed a wide range of classes for my degree ranging from: Data Structures, Algorithm Design, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Theory of Computation, Computer Systems Programming, and others. These classes tested knowledge by assigning project-based work where I built my own string class in C++, programmed a conversational agent using NLP libraries, and programmed in machine code. I also was a Software Developer Intern for a local SaaS company where I put these skills to practical industry use and learned about more modern tools.
Python,

Python

Python was my first language in my Intro to Programming class at Whitman. As I continued to pursue my degree, I went on to be a class mentor, the Computer Science Department Liaison, and the Project Manager for my Software Engineering class. Now that I have graduated, I have continued to code in Python for internships and personal projects outside of my work, and have logged over 250 hours of tutoring on Wyzant alone.
General Computer

Corporate Training

C++,

C++

I have tutored multiple people in C++ helping them implement Dijkstra's Algorithm, Linked List implementations, and adversarial agents for AI classes. I have completed my own implementations of post-fix/pre-fix algorithms, stacks, linked lists, queues, hashes, and various other data structures in C++. In addition to this I took a Systems Fundamentals class in the C programming language which solidified my knowledge of working with pointers, memory addresses, passing by reference, and allocating space on the stack vs. the heap.
General Computer

Math

Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I completed coursework and tutored multiple people in subject of boolean math, predicate calculus, logic gate construction, and set theory. I have taught people how to use K-Maps, simplify boolean expressions using equivalencies, convert predicate equations into circuits, and programmatically convert a Constraint Satisfaction Problem into a set of boolean expressions as input for a SAT solver.
Logic

Logic

I completed coursework and tutored multiple people in subject of boolean math, predicate calculus, logic gate construction, and set theory. I have taught people how to use K-Maps, simplify boolean expressions using equivalencies, convert predicate equations into circuits, and programmatically convert a Constraint Satisfaction Problem into a set of boolean expressions as input for a SAT solver.

Sports/Recreation

Martial Arts

Martial Arts

I have trained for over 12 years in Martial Arts, with primary experience in Taekwondo including teaching children and adults of all ages. I started teaching when I was 16, and attained my 3rd degree black belt under the AMAI organization at the age of 19. Throughout this time I also trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Krav Maga.

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Patient, fast, and understanding

I needed help with something asap due to another tutor's mishap and I contacted Isaiah so he could help me in any way possible. He made himself available and helped get me started so that I would be able to complete my work. I really appreciate all his help. Plus, he is good at NLP which is not so common around here and I highly recommend reaching out to him! I will definitely continue lessons when needed.

Del, 2 lessons with Isaiah

Experienced and very helpful

Isaiah helped me excel in my understanding of python. He is a very nice and chill guy. I've got help from a lot of other people before but Isaiah has been the best. He is able to break the material down for you and give relatable examples. At the beginning of the semester, I was so lost but with Isaiah's help, I was able to do really well in the class. If you are looking for a python tutor I highly recommend him.

Adam, 8 lessons with Isaiah

Good at breaking things down

Isaiah knows how to take a huge problem and break it down into small understandable pieces. He knows what he’s talking about.

Cory , 2 lessons with Isaiah

Very patient and informative!

Isaiah is my go-to person now for anything algorithms related and is always eager to help! I plan to keep coming to Isaiah for my computer science classes, he doesn’t make me feel behind but rather makes me want to learn more and is happy to answer all my questions.

Allison, 3 lessons with Isaiah

Nice chill guy

He helped me a lot with studying and he was very nice and chill the whole time. I recommend him.

Adam , 1 lesson with Isaiah

Coding assistance

My daughter is learning coding for the first time. Isaiah was patient, understanding and capable. She had a great experience. She will Continue to work with him as she progresses in the field.

Frank, 10 lessons with Isaiah

Clear and Understandable Tutor

Isaiah was incredible. I had hit a frustrating roadblock with my self-taught process and Isaiah completely unblocked me! He was very clear and easy to understand. I was struggling with downloading NLTK and he walked me through it. We went through a few of the exercises at NLTK.org and I understood them. I had to download other things as well to get things to work. This would have confused the hell out of me if I were doing it on my own. So, I will be working more with Isaiah!!

Susan, 5 lessons with Isaiah

session 1

Isaiah really helped me understand the concept behind what I was struggling with in my online classes. Highly recommend his expertise!

Joey, 2 lessons with Isaiah

knowledgable and very efficient.

Helped me get a foundation for a project im working on. I understand what we reviewed because Isaiah explained what needed to be done as we were going through the project.

Justin, 11 lessons with Isaiah

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Isaiah was great. He took his time explaining to me all of the proper steps on how to tackle my problem on my programming class. I was struggling but he found a great way to help me understand my computer labs. Definitely recommend him to anyone who has issues with coding in general. Thank you so much for the support.

Omar, 8 lessons with Isaiah
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