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Alys B.

Technical Writer with Years of Python and Excel Experience

Technical Writer with Years of Python and Excel Experience

$40/hour

  • 433 hours tutoring

About Alys


Bio

Hi, I'm Alys. In high school, I was named a National Merit finalist, regularly placed in mathematics competitions, and won an award for my German skills. I graduated cum laude from Marquette University with a major in journalism and a minor in German, while taking a number of computer science courses on the side. I’ve since become a technical writer and tutor, and I've realized one of the things I enjoy most is helping others with their writing, computer, and math skills.

The majority of...

Hi, I'm Alys. In high school, I was named a National Merit finalist, regularly placed in mathematics competitions, and won an award for my German skills. I graduated cum laude from Marquette University with a major in journalism and a minor in German, while taking a number of computer science courses on the side. I’ve since become a technical writer and tutor, and I've realized one of the things I enjoy most is helping others with their writing, computer, and math skills.

The majority of my experience is teaching adults, but I've taught students of all ages writing and programming in Java and Python. I've also helped students use Microsoft Excel, browse the internet, and improve their grammar and vocabulary. Finally, I've taught small classes and answer questions from new Python users online several times a week

My overall approach is to first assess what a student needs to learn and use that information to tailor whatever prepared materials I’m working with. It’s much more important to me that your tutoring session is valuable to you than merely getting through a lesson plan. As I answer your immediate questions, I share the principles to help you gain a deeper understanding. While I’m happy to explain (or re-explain) as necessary, I try to maximize the amount of time you work on your own. That being said, I'm flexible—if asking me questions for the entire session is what you need, I'm happy to do that.

I've used Excel across multiple jobs and courses, so I know its ins and outs. I've seen it used and abused, so I can guide you to a good solution, not just one that technically works. I've taught people how to enter their first formula and helped coworkers unsnarl huge spreadsheets in Excel.

Python has always been my favorite programming language. I’ve used it for a variety of tasks: aggregating data, building websites, and automating tasks. It's cool to see so many people new to programming using Python to try something totally new.

I have an appreciation for and experience with all kinds of English —


Education

Marquette University
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Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: I charge half the rate for cancellations. If I traveled in person or did additional prep work, I'll charge the full amount. I'm sometimes available to work at a reduced rate for students with.
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I've used Excel across multiple jobs and courses, so I know its ins and outs. I've seen it used and abused, so I can guide you to a good solution, not just one that technically works. In terms of tutoring, I've taught people how to enter their first formula and helped coworkers unsnarl huge spreadsheets.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I've used Word for school and work for over a decade, so I know its ins and outs. I've used it for everything from one-page resumes to posters to book-length manuals, and taught a variety of students, who ranged from total beginners to professionals.
Microsoft PowerPoint

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I've programmed in one way or another for the past decade, including for work, school, and personal use. I have experience in shell scripting (Bash and some PowerShell), scripting languages (Python), special-purpose languages (VBA, SQL, and Xpath), compiled languages (C#, Java, and C), and functional languages (Clojure).
Computer Science,

Computer Science

I studied algorithms, data structures, object-oriented design, and computer hardware in college. Post college, I've also taught myself the basics of parsing, grammars, and functional programming. Finally, I have experience programming in a variety of paradigms from functional to logic to object-oriented.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

My personal computer has been a Mac for the past eight years. Between customizing it and programming on it, I've learned a lot about its inner workings. I've also experimented on the hardware side, including fixing my MacBook and building a Hackintosh.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I've used Excel across multiple jobs and courses, so I know its ins and outs. I've seen it used and abused, so I can guide you to a good solution, not just one that technically works. In terms of tutoring, I've taught people how to enter their first formula and helped coworkers unsnarl huge spreadsheets.
Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

I've tutored multiple students in the use of Microsoft Windows over the past three years. I've also documented it as part of my technical writing, which mostly was for software that ran on Windows. Finally, I've used Windows extensively as both a student and at work.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I've used Word for school and work for over a decade, so I know its ins and outs. I've used it for everything from one-page resumes to posters to book-length manuals, and taught a variety of students, who ranged from total beginners to professionals.
Python,

Python

Python has always been my favorite programming language, and it's served me well as I've used it to aggregate data, build websites, and automate tasks over the past six years for both work and school. It's cool to see so many people new to programming using it to try something totally new.
SQL,

SQL

I've used SQL for the past few years. As a technical writer, I’ve used my SQL skills to help manage the large amounts of documentation created by our team of more than 100 writers. I’ve created reports to ensure we quickly respond to customer feedback, catch mistakes in release notes before they’re published, and measure the quality of our documentation.
HTML, Java, Microsoft PowerPoint, R

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I've used Excel across multiple jobs and courses, so I know its ins and outs. I've seen it used and abused, so I can guide you to a good solution, not just one that technically works. In terms of tutoring, I've taught people how to enter their first formula and helped coworkers unsnarl huge spreadsheets.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I've used Word for school and work for over a decade, so I know its ins and outs. I've used it for everything from one-page resumes to posters to book-length manuals, and taught a variety of students, who ranged from total beginners to professionals.
SQL,

SQL

I've used SQL for the past few years. As a technical writer, I’ve used my SQL skills to help manage the large amounts of documentation created by our team of more than 100 writers. I’ve created reports to ensure we quickly respond to customer feedback, catch mistakes in release notes before they’re published, and measure the quality of our documentation.
Grammar, HTML, Java, Microsoft PowerPoint, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I scored a 32 on my ACT English test, and I further refined my English skills throughout college and my career as a technical writer. I've also tutored students in a variety of areas of English, including ESL, writing, literacy, and grammar.
English,

English

My writing expertise covers creative writing, journalism, and technical writing. I've tutored adults on writing and literacy for the past several years and participated in writing workshops with fellow creative writers. I won the Gerald Buldak award for writing and my essays were used as examples for other students.
ACT Reading, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Writing

Homeschool

English,

English

My writing expertise covers creative writing, journalism, and technical writing. I've tutored adults on writing and literacy for the past several years and participated in writing workshops with fellow creative writers. I won the Gerald Buldak award for writing and my essays were used as examples for other students.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Math

Algebra 1, Prealgebra, R

Most Popular

English,

English

My writing expertise covers creative writing, journalism, and technical writing. I've tutored adults on writing and literacy for the past several years and participated in writing workshops with fellow creative writers. I won the Gerald Buldak award for writing and my essays were used as examples for other students.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Summer

Algebra 1, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I scored a 32 on my ACT English test, and I further refined my English skills throughout college and my career as a technical writer. I've also tutored students in a variety of areas of English, including ESL, writing, literacy, and grammar.
ACT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (172 ratings)
5 star
(158)
4 star
(8)
3 star
(2)
2 star
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1 star
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Alys is nice and so helpful

Alys helps me while I am facing some difficulties with R program, each time I learn some new things from Alys, I appreciate your help and work with me Thank you so much.

Khuloud, 12 lessons with Alys

Very helpful

Alys was very helpful and patient setting up CV2 (python application) on the computer. Would recommend Alys to students that need help with coding in python. Thank you!

Philip, 1 lesson with Alys

First Session

For our initial session we reviewed the course and devised a plan so I will successfully complete my course. I'm hopeful and relieved to have help because I was struggling on my own. Very excited to get started!

Angela, 8 lessons with Alys

Knowledgeable and patient and thorough tutor

She quickly analyzed the solution code that was struggling to understand. Broke it into small parts and explained them to me patiently and thoroughly. I asked the same question several times until I really understood and she was very patient!

Sandy, 1 lesson with Alys

Fantastic Python Tutor

Alys spent an intensive week with me - 2 sessions a day for 90 min each. I was cramming for an assessment exam. Alys taught me all the Python basics and enabled me to successfully complete the exam. Alys is bright and patient. A very good listener.

Karl, 33 lessons with Alys

Knowledgable, patient & easy to work with

Alys knows her the subject matter very well. She helped me to understand the assignment I was given and also make a huge progress in no time. She was patient and went through the steps in my pace. I highly recommend Alys.

Nahom, 2 lessons with Alys

One of the best

She has helped me multiple times, and I will always look to her for guidance. She stood with me while I was having a difficult time and got me through it.

Matthew, 6 lessons with Alys

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Alys was able to walk me through the basics of C programming language and helped me understand the fundamental syntax. Alys was able to break down the processes so I could see it more clearly. I will definitely use Alys's help again.

David, 2 lessons with Alys

Super quick to identify my problem and help me to correct it!

With my Microsoft Excel project she was able to identify my error right away and make the correcting recommendation. Very pleased. Would suggest to anyone needing help with Excel (2016).

Steve, 1 lesson with Alys
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$40/hour

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