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Logan L.

Technology - Network, Security, Linux, and more

Technology - Network, Security, Linux, and more

$52/hour

  • 1,029 hours tutoring

About Logan


Bio

With credit to Randall Munroe (author of the xkcd webcomic): "There's a certain type of brain that's easily disabled. Show it an interesting problem, and it will drop everything to work on it." That fits me pretty well, and my approach to tutoring. Show me an interesting problem, and I will work with you to make sure you get it, best I can.

My day job is a Linux Admin, though my passion remains with Information Security (or, Cyber) - sometimes they overlap. I also have a degree in Network...

With credit to Randall Munroe (author of the xkcd webcomic): "There's a certain type of brain that's easily disabled. Show it an interesting problem, and it will drop everything to work on it." That fits me pretty well, and my approach to tutoring. Show me an interesting problem, and I will work with you to make sure you get it, best I can.

My day job is a Linux Admin, though my passion remains with Information Security (or, Cyber) - sometimes they overlap. I also have a degree in Network Administration. I loved Math, though never went farther then a semester of Trig.

I considered pursuing a degree as a programmer, but just couldn't see myself doing it as a career. I still code recreationally (primarily in Python or Bash (Linux), but occasionally JAVA) - I know pieces perl, Ruby, and have made frequently attempting to learn C (including a formal Intro to programming class in C that never got around to more then a passing mention of pointers and references). I have a lapsed CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry-level Networking Technician), after missing my CCNA my a couple of questions, and have taken classes corresponding to Microsoft's certifications for Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7.

Beyond my technical qualifications - what can be said for tutoring skills? Well, when I tutored (informally) for a Linux class, one of the people I was tutoring for, remarked that I should become a teacher. Take that for what its worth.

I love an interesting, engaging puzzles -- send me yours, and we'll work through it. I'm also interested in breaking out of just a specific subset of students and topics. The only way I can become a better tutor is working with different people.


Education

Milwaukee Area Technical College
IT-Security

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Business

Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

While I personally use the Open Source LibreOffice Suite, I have developed some fancy presentations in PowerPoint. (I even tried to figure out if it was possible to embed a flash .swf component into the presentation back in Office 2000 - spoiler alert: it wasn't). I will always balk at Microsoft's decision with the fluid "ribbon' UI upgrade (people were getting lost in the menus - yeah, right - now people get lost in the ribbons), but rants aside, always remember: never read off your slide deck.
Microsoft Word

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I like to program. Its a fun hobby, and a great exercise in logic. While my most frequently used languages are Python and bash (a Linux shell) - I'm still exploring other languages to try to understand there benefits. I can also write BASIC, but I don't really use it -- if I need something quick, I'll just use bash; if I'm trying to do something larger, I'll use Python. My Java has gotten a little rusty from lack of use, but like riding a bike, I could probably pick it back up given some time. If they count as languages I can also work with HTML, CSS, and javascript. I have also spent some time exploring Powershell, and have a decent level of comfort with Regular Expressions.
General Computer,

General Computer

I'm the de-facto computer guy for Neighbors and family. Windows 7, Windows 10 -- I've worked with them both. I have an unnecessary level of knowledge on the design decisions behind Windows 8 (and some on 10). While my personal computer is not Windows, I frequently provision new Windows 10 deployments at my current day job. I can teach you to save movement with a bunch of keyboard shortcuts.
HTML,

HTML

One thing I will frequently joke to people about is my ability to write in fluent HTML. While this of course is meant as a joke, HTML (4.1 - I have figure out some of the new HTML5 concepts). While other kids were copying/pasting HTML to make there MySpace Pages look cool - I was actually trying to learn HTML. HTML was the first computer language I ever learned, and I have not lost it. HTML by itself is not hard - its a fairly static language. Making it do something more dynamic - that's the tricky part - relying on things like PHP, CGI, CSS, javascript, and other technologies - some of which I know/understand better then others.
Linux,

Linux

First, I use Linux on a daily basis. Secondly, I have taken a class on Linux. Further - before I even took that class I helped tutor student's from a previous semester's Linux class. I am also currently halfway towards being CompTIA Linux+ Certified (its a 2-exam certification).
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

While I personally use the Open Source LibreOffice Suite, I have developed some fancy presentations in PowerPoint. (I even tried to figure out if it was possible to embed a flash .swf component into the presentation back in Office 2000 - spoiler alert: it wasn't). I will always balk at Microsoft's decision with the fluid "ribbon' UI upgrade (people were getting lost in the menus - yeah, right - now people get lost in the ribbons), but rants aside, always remember: never read off your slide deck.
Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

Active Directory & Infrastructure. These are the topics I took classes on relative to MCTS using Server 2008. I still have those books, and have used both the Active Directory & DNS knowledge in previous jobs. I've also, using nothing but online resources, picked up the fundamental philosophy of Powershell. I also took a course on Windows 7 which involved understanding group policy, and the essentials around the Registry. One aspect of my day job involves provisioning new Windows 10 machines.
Networking (Computer),

Networking (Computer)

I graduated with an Associates Degree on this topic (IT Network Administration). I have taken courses for the CCNA, and have an (expired) CCENT (I missed my CCNA by about 3 points by waiting too long). I still have the coursebooks and reference guide for it, along with a Net+ textbook. I have also taken courses for Net+, and MCITS Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008.
Python,

Python

Python is the most recent language I've taken to learning, and due to ease-of-use have chosen it in favour of JAVA for most of my current applications. While I started with codecademy, the scope of the tutorial was rather limiting. Luckily I had a project I was working on that required parsing HTML. Using the codecademy as a foundation, I was able to read documentation to build something much better. I now use codewars to stay sharp, and have a few books to aide learning from the ground up.
Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

General Computer,

General Computer

I'm the de-facto computer guy for Neighbors and family. Windows 7, Windows 10 -- I've worked with them both. I have an unnecessary level of knowledge on the design decisions behind Windows 8 (and some on 10). While my personal computer is not Windows, I frequently provision new Windows 10 deployments at my current day job. I can teach you to save movement with a bunch of keyboard shortcuts.
HTML,

HTML

One thing I will frequently joke to people about is my ability to write in fluent HTML. While this of course is meant as a joke, HTML (4.1 - I have figure out some of the new HTML5 concepts). While other kids were copying/pasting HTML to make there MySpace Pages look cool - I was actually trying to learn HTML. HTML was the first computer language I ever learned, and I have not lost it. HTML by itself is not hard - its a fairly static language. Making it do something more dynamic - that's the tricky part - relying on things like PHP, CGI, CSS, javascript, and other technologies - some of which I know/understand better then others.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

While I personally use the Open Source LibreOffice Suite, I have developed some fancy presentations in PowerPoint. (I even tried to figure out if it was possible to embed a flash .swf component into the presentation back in Office 2000 - spoiler alert: it wasn't). I will always balk at Microsoft's decision with the fluid "ribbon' UI upgrade (people were getting lost in the menus - yeah, right - now people get lost in the ribbons), but rants aside, always remember: never read off your slide deck.
Networking (Computer),

Networking (Computer)

I graduated with an Associates Degree on this topic (IT Network Administration). I have taken courses for the CCNA, and have an (expired) CCENT (I missed my CCNA by about 3 points by waiting too long). I still have the coursebooks and reference guide for it, along with a Net+ textbook. I have also taken courses for Net+, and MCITS Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008.
Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra

Math

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Examples of Expertise


Logan has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 13 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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4.8 (356 ratings)
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Very patient and knowledgeable Python tutor!

Logan’s response time was incredibly prompt, and he took the time to fully understand my struggles with calculating Python values. He pointed out my errors and walked me through the corrections in an easy to understand manner. I am definitely booking another session!

Lesa, 1 lesson with Logan

Awesome! Patient!

Logan really met me where I am in the learning process. Really adapts well to customize his methods to work with how I learn. It went great. Looking forward to more sessions.

Jacob, 6 lessons with Logan

Awesome! Patient!

Logan really met me where I am in the learning process. Really adapts well to customize his methods to work with how I learn. It went great. Looking forward to more sessions.

Jacob, 6 lessons with Logan

Knowledgeable and patient

He is very patient and takes time to explain things. I had no knowledge how of the command and functions. I've been struggling, he kept telling it's ok not to know since I'm brand new.

Claudia, 1 lesson with Logan

Great tutor

Logan helped me with a homework for my network security class. He is very knowledgeable. He was patient and friendly and helped me understand a topic that was knew to me. Thank you Logan!

Selome, 4 lessons with Logan

Very knowledgeable and patient

He took the time to explain everything and what I really need to know. His style saved me time and it's very effective. Before the class started, I didn't know where to start with my assignment but Logan organized my thoughts and provided guidance as I was learning from him. Thank you so much

Qais, 1 lesson with Logan

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Logan is brilliant, kind, patient, knowledgeable, and very competent. I had my lab class about creating and securing user accounts. Also, he explained step by step, and I learned a lot.

Andrea, 16 lessons with Logan

made life simple

Made subnetting simple. Love how he simplified the concept. I was over thinking it. Great clear instructor. Will definitely hire again!

Thiyi, 1 lesson with Logan

great teacher!

He is very helpful. I had no clue of what I was going to do. He really a good teacher.

Wendy, 2 lessons with Logan
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