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David W.

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Experienced Prof

$50/hour

  • 85 hours tutoring

  • Martinsburg, WV 25401

About David


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I’m Dave. Now retired, I’ve been a project/program manager, a professor, and a programmer during my forty years in the computer field. I’ve enjoyed introducing new technologies at educational and government facilities. The primary key success factor in learning is internal motivation – you can succeed if you like what you’re doing; there is absolutely no reason that learning needs to be boring! First, understand your personal learning style preferences, then adjust the learning process to...

I’m Dave. Now retired, I’ve been a project/program manager, a professor, and a programmer during my forty years in the computer field. I’ve enjoyed introducing new technologies at educational and government facilities. The primary key success factor in learning is internal motivation – you can succeed if you like what you’re doing; there is absolutely no reason that learning needs to be boring! First, understand your personal learning style preferences, then adjust the learning process to fit your personal style. The opportunities are too great to be missed simply because the book or the teacher hasn’t explained the material the way you learn best.

I obtained both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science after studying engineering. Recently, I completed a second master's degree entirely online; it included formal education courses.


Education

W.V.U.
Computer Science
W.V.U.
Masters
C.S.U.
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $50 for in-person / $50 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Martinsburg, WV 25401
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/4/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

I am interested in tutoring Project Management. In my 40-yr career in the computer industry, I have been a Programmer, a Project/program manager, and a Professor. As a project manager, I managed dozens of projects, usually up to three at a time, and ranging from a month-long development of a site-wide (450 people) long-range plan for computing to a $2M upgrade of minicomputers and software at 17 state colleges (members of state-wide educational network) to a $2M NASA subcontract for the aft flight deck avionics of the International Space Station. As a professor, I taught a one-time, special topics course on Project Management to Computer Information Sciences students. I have been a member of the Project Management Institute since 2001 and have the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification. I also have the CompTIA Project+ certification.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have enjoyed public speaking -- from a Speech course in college to teaching 22 sections of college courses; from presenting one-hour professional tutorials to briefing upper management on the status of my million-dollar projects, from presenting a five-minute devotional thought at church to being the invited speaker at a youth retreat. Although I knew the material well, prepared thoroughly, and could answer almost any question, I’ve always felt uncomfortable knowing that the effectiveness of my presentation would directly influence the attitudes, decisions, and futures of the hearers. Whether my purpose is to inform, to persuade, to dispute, …, or to entertain, I realize that I must capture the interest and attention of the audience using style, and knowing the students and the subject.
GRE, Microsoft PowerPoint

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I have 40 years experience as a programmer, project manager and professor of computer science. I have a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science. I've taught college courses involving programming topics. Five years ago, I obtained a second Master's degree (done completely on-line) that included formal education courses. My motives included evaluating the current state of the virtual classroom and gaining skill in developing interactive courseware.
Computer Science,

Computer Science

Now retired, I have 40 years' experience as a programmer, project/program manager, and professor. I have a B.S. and M.S. in computer science. Also, in 2009/10, I received an MA (entirely online) with formal education courses. I have the following certifications: CDP, Security+, Project+, Network+, CAPM. I taught 22 computer science course sections at college, including: IT Project Management, Software Engineering, Server Operating Systems, Inter/Intra Networking, Computer Architecture (2 sections), Operating Systems (2 sections), Programming Languages (2 sections), and e-Commerce (2 sections).
Desktop Publishing,

Desktop Publishing

I have 15 years' experience with Desktop Publishing software, primarily Microsoft Publisher (used with other MS Office software). I frequently make banners and an 8-foot bulletin board using MS Publisher to produce tiled pages for display or tiled pages to use as patterns to cut cloth letters. The results make nice photos for posters and printable magnets (I've designed dozens to give away). I have also done marketing brochures and event announcement posters. I am comfortable with fonts and various graphics formats (and using Adobe Photoshop and other products to produce/modify them).
General Computer,

General Computer

Computer Science Qualifications Now retired, I have 40 years' experience as a programmer, project/program manager, and professor. I have a B.S. and M.S. in computer science. Also, in 2009/10, I received an MA (entirely online) with formal education courses. I have the following certifications: CDP, Security+, Project+, Network+, CAPM. I taught 22 computer science course sections at college, including: IT Project Management, Software Engineering, Server Operating Systems, Inter/Intra Networking, Computer Architecture (2 sections), Operating Systems (2 sections), Programming Languages (2 sections), and e-Commerce (2 sections).
Microsoft PowerPoint

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I am interested in tutoring Project Management. In my 40-yr career in the computer industry, I have been a Programmer, a Project/program manager, and a Professor. As a project manager, I managed dozens of projects, usually up to three at a time, and ranging from a month-long development of a site-wide (450 people) long-range plan for computing to a $2M upgrade of minicomputers and software at 17 state colleges (members of state-wide educational network) to a $2M NASA subcontract for the aft flight deck avionics of the International Space Station. As a professor, I taught a one-time, special topics course on Project Management to Computer Information Sciences students. I have been a member of the Project Management Institute since 2001 and have the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification. I also have the CompTIA Project+ certification.
General Computer,

General Computer

Computer Science Qualifications Now retired, I have 40 years' experience as a programmer, project/program manager, and professor. I have a B.S. and M.S. in computer science. Also, in 2009/10, I received an MA (entirely online) with formal education courses. I have the following certifications: CDP, Security+, Project+, Network+, CAPM. I taught 22 computer science course sections at college, including: IT Project Management, Software Engineering, Server Operating Systems, Inter/Intra Networking, Computer Architecture (2 sections), Operating Systems (2 sections), Programming Languages (2 sections), and e-Commerce (2 sections).
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have enjoyed public speaking -- from a Speech course in college to teaching 22 sections of college courses; from presenting one-hour professional tutorials to briefing upper management on the status of my million-dollar projects, from presenting a five-minute devotional thought at church to being the invited speaker at a youth retreat. Although I knew the material well, prepared thoroughly, and could answer almost any question, I’ve always felt uncomfortable knowing that the effectiveness of my presentation would directly influence the attitudes, decisions, and futures of the hearers. Whether my purpose is to inform, to persuade, to dispute, …, or to entertain, I realize that I must capture the interest and attention of the audience using style, and knowing the students and the subject.
Microsoft PowerPoint

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

English

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have enjoyed public speaking -- from a Speech course in college to teaching 22 sections of college courses; from presenting one-hour professional tutorials to briefing upper management on the status of my million-dollar projects, from presenting a five-minute devotional thought at church to being the invited speaker at a youth retreat. Although I knew the material well, prepared thoroughly, and could answer almost any question, I’ve always felt uncomfortable knowing that the effectiveness of my presentation would directly influence the attitudes, decisions, and futures of the hearers. Whether my purpose is to inform, to persuade, to dispute, …, or to entertain, I realize that I must capture the interest and attention of the audience using style, and knowing the students and the subject.

Homeschool

Precalculus,

Precalculus

Now retired, I have 40 years' experience as a programmer, project/program manager, and professor. I have a B.S. and M.S. in computer science. Also, in 2009/10, I received an MA (entirely online) with formal education courses. I have the following certifications: CDP, Security+, Project+, Network+, CAPM. I have volunteered over 4000 Ask-an-expert answers (free) -- some for precalculus. Although my major in college changed from Engineering to Computer Science, I took enough math courses to graduate from college with a minor in math.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Math

Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

Long ago, I spent 5.5 years in engineering school (lots of math) before switching to Computer Science (B.S. and M.S.). Discrete math was a computer science course. During my 30+ years as a computer programmer, project manager and professor, I applied discrete math topics (e.g., logic, set theory, probability) to very practical computer algorithms – some simple problems/puzzles have unusual algorithms (e.g., recursive solutions or algorithm timing estimates) that require a computer programmer to take a new perspective because the computer is extremely fast, extremely accurate, and extremely inexpensive. I have experience with WyzAnt tutoring various math topics. I usually spend up to 30 minutes of free time determining whether a student and I are a good fit.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

While studying Engineering in college, I took more than 22 credit hours of math classes, including trigonometry, calculus, advanced calculus and differential equations. I then completed my B.S. and an M.S. in Computer Science, which also required some statistics courses. Linear algebra is much simpler today, with the use of graphing calculators, spreadsheet programs, and specialized math computer software. The important concepts are abstract and theoretical; the key is to link them to concrete and practical applications or representations (we learn by comparison/contrast). I have used both spreadsheet graphing software and math function software for linear algebra computations at work. For example, evaluating different purchase options by calculating the life-cycle cost of a computer, with financing, operation, maintenance, and replacement. I have also used linear algebra in budgeting exercises as a manager.
Logic,

Logic

I studied Logic in math, engineering, and computer science courses thirty-five years ago in college. Since then, I have used and taught logic topics such as truth tables, set theory, probabilities and artificial intelligence, computer architecture logic (based on Boolean logic), and computer software design and programming. This spring, I taught a college course titled “Introduction to Programming Logic.”
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Now retired, I have 40 years' experience as a programmer, project/program manager, and professor. I have a B.S. and M.S. in computer science. Also, in 2009/10, I received an MA (entirely online) with formal education courses. I have the following certifications: CDP, Security+, Project+, Network+, CAPM. I have volunteered over 4000 Ask-an-expert answers (free) -- some for precalculus. Although my major in college changed from Engineering to Computer Science, I took enough math courses to graduate from college with a minor in math.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Precalculus,

Precalculus

Now retired, I have 40 years' experience as a programmer, project/program manager, and professor. I have a B.S. and M.S. in computer science. Also, in 2009/10, I received an MA (entirely online) with formal education courses. I have the following certifications: CDP, Security+, Project+, Network+, CAPM. I have volunteered over 4000 Ask-an-expert answers (free) -- some for precalculus. Although my major in college changed from Engineering to Computer Science, I took enough math courses to graduate from college with a minor in math.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra

Science

Physics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, GED, Geometry, Physics, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, ASVAB, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.4 (48 ratings)
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(27)
4 star
(17)
3 star
(3)
2 star
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1 star
(1)

Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

David helped me grasp the concept of the equations I had been struggling with. He was able to allow me to work through the problem and helped me understand what the problems were asking for and how to work out the solutions.

Becky, 2 lessons with David

Really Great Tutor

David is a great tutor. He has taken the time that is needed for me to understand what formula that is needed to answer the question correctly. I have a great feeling that I will pass my ASVAB test with a great score thanks to David .

Giamoni, 2 lessons with David

Very knowledgeable and patient tutor

David helped me with my online CS1101. I am new to computer online classes and he helps me each week to grasp a little bit more each week. I was frustrated and wanted to give up but David helped me to where I am now in the final week of the class and my grades are great. I'm glad I did not quit as I can now move on to taking other computer classes.

Verona, 13 lessons with David

Great Tutor with lots of knowledge!

My son really enjoyed his session with David and learned great techniques. David was able to keep my son engaged and excited about the topic.

LaSondra, 2 lessons with David

Very Disappointed

I had a tutoring session with Mr. Weaver and I was very disappointed. Before meeting with him I sent him my assignment and he said that he could help me with assignment like that. I drove 40 minutes to meet him and he started teaching the basics of Java to me. Then, when I told him to do the assignment with me, he said that my assignment was too difficult and he couldn't do it. I was extremely ticked because I don't have time to drive for 40 minutes and meet with someone who clearly knew that he couldn't help me with my assignment. A few days later, I got charged $50 for a tutoring session when he didn't help me at all. Maybe he'll be a good fit for someone who wants to learn the basics of Java.

Renata, 1 lesson with David

Solicitous toward student

David works well with the student and converses with them on their level. He is quite personable and is willing to help, even under adverse circumstances (the computer's server at the library was not working) - this hindered his tutoring her a little. Next time, she will know to bring her own lap top. David was able to pin point accurately some of the student's issues and problem areas. I am confident the student will gain much from David. Review for 9/12/2013: David works to motivate the student who is difficult to motivate at times. He explained the problems she failed on her recent test and she seemed to understand them. She has some review pages to do and hopefully she will do them as David instructed. Her mother and I will do everything we can to get her to do them by Saturday evening. David is an excellent tutor and I think he will be a good influence on her. Thanks to David for all that he can do to encourage her. Review for 9/17/2013 The student seemed to think she actually learned something tonight. For this, we are excited as she has had so much difficulty in the past with math. We are quite fortunate to have David for a tutor as he understands her problems and is most willing to go the extra mile in inspiring her. We look forward to the next tutoring session. She is looking forward to doing some experimentation on the computer with geometry. Review for 9/24/2013 The student is finally beginning to understand the math problems due to David's excellent tutelage and his experience in working with young people. He certainly has been able to pin point some of her weaknesses and problems as well as identify her strengths. He is like a psychologist as well as a tutor. We appreciate all he does for her. He also challenges her where she hasn't been challenged in the past. We owe him a big THANK YOU!!!

Patricia, 5 lessons with David

Great motivator and planner.

David is willing to work with me through my frustrations and he seems to be just as focused and motivated towards my goal as I am, what more could I ask for? He is very flexible with his schedule and never late. Every lesson has a progressive plan to keep moving forward towards my goals. He is 100% on board to work hard for you as long as you are willing and motivated. He is a very intelligent man with good patience that will work with you on your level. I have so far been very pleased with our lessons.

Scott, 20 lessons with David
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