Winona State University (BS Computer Science)
I tutored math in college both one on one and in a group. I really enjoy helping others understand concepts in math which is what I believe is the most important part to learning. Teaching the concepts over just helping them with particular problems, a.k.a. homework, helps the student be able to do other problems on their own.
I have been tutoring computer usage since 1981. My first and most demanding student was my own mother. Where I picked up computers very easily, she had trouble with the simplest of things. She is no simpleton but like most people of her generation personal computers were a new thing that just came out when she was 46 years of age and I was only 11.
As part of my Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, I was required to finish two Calculus classes. They were not easy but with tutoring from my father, I made it through. If I take one more math class, though things probably have changed since I graduated, I would be adding a Math Minor to my credentials.
Having taken many computer courses during my time in college working toward my degree, I have a long list of computer languages that I have used over the years: Microsoft Visual C++® (Learned on the job), Microsoft Visual Basic.Net®, Java, ASP.NET®, Assembler, COBOL, Fortran, HTML, Java Script, Prolog, RPG III, SQL, XML, Pascal, Modula-2. I have also studied Object-Oriented, Functional, and Iterative programming languages. I have the ability to learn a new language by reading a book on the syntax (The literal nuances of the language). I am also able to easily pick out errors in the code of a program that is not compiling or running right.
When it comes to computers, I think outside the box and come up with interesting solutions to problems. One of my daily goals is to make someone laugh. I love computers and math and I want to share that love with others. Just remember that everything is not just beer and skittles, even I can get frustrated with a computer when it does not do as I expect. It is best to have a foam mallet to hit the computer with when you are frustrated with it. You get your anger out and you don't ruin the computer. I tutored math in college both one on one and in a group. I really enjoy helping others understand concepts in math which is what I believe is the most important part to learning. Teaching the concepts over just helping them with particular problems, a.k.a. homework, helps the student be able to
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