Award-Winning Computer Science Tutors in The Woodlands, TX
Aleksey ...a senior research student, a laboratory engineer in charge of actually training newcomers, and now as a senior design mentor - and while most of those I mentored are college freshmen and sophomores, the questions and curiosities I had met weren't always that much different from the ones I'd answer while visiting my old school teachers on career days. In science, there are no stupid questions, nor are there unqualified pupils. You don't have to...
University of Texas - Pan American - BSME, Mechanical Engineering
Rice University - MSME, Mechanical Engineering
Omar I am a junior at Rice University working towards a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. Since I moved to Houston, I have been tutoring family members to help them develop their math skills, and make sure they gain a better understanding of the subject. My experience with them made me realize that I greatly enjoy tutoring as it allows me to help others succeed in their studies. I have also worked as a lab...
Rice University - BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Christian I am a homeschooler with two kids. I have a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, San Diego. I've worked in government, industry and academia. I've done much teaching in my career and in my church. Resume, background check and testimonials are available upon request. I have several teaching videos I've created and upload to the Internet you can probably find as well. ... Teaching Philosophy by Dr. Christian Seberino Why am I motivated to teach? It all started with an elementary school dropout. My father worked hard to immigrate to America, start a tailoring business, and pay for my education. I was the first person in my family to go to college. I teach because I know education is priceless. I am also motivated to teach to bless other homeschoolers. As a member of this group myself, I know the sacrifices parents must make to teach their children. Homeschool parents are lights in a world of narcissism, materialism, and workaholism. I believe the future of our country belongs to these noble families. I teach partially to support these wonderful courageous people. I also view teaching as a service to my country. The 2001 Hart Rudman Commission on American National Security, a bipartisan group, concluded that the second greatest threat to national security is the failure of math and science education. Three-time Pulitzer Prize winning author, journalist, and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman also thinks the United States desperately needs a renewed national focus on math and science education. The reason this renewed focus is needed, Friedman writes in The World Is Flat, is for the United States to remain economically competitive in the new century. China and India, for example, are making great strides in math and science education, while our educational system consistently ranks poorly in comparison. Teaching is one way I can do my part to help America. I also teach to show students the deep beauty inherent in math and science. We could have inherited a universe of chaos. Instead, we live in a universe of breathtaking elegance and unity. I desire to awaken an appreciation for this in students. Teaching may require death-defying thousand mile drives through uninhabited snowy lands. I learned this while teaching computer security to the Air Force in Alaska during the week of 9/11. After being stranded in Anchorage with no flights scheduled to leave, I seriously contemplated driving across Canada in a rental car to get back home to my frightened family. Here are some other, perhaps less melodramatic, tools of successful teaching that I endeavor to employ: Passion: I only teach on subjects I am passionate about because I believe passion causes us to put in extra effort and excel. My positive evaluations at the University of California, San Diego OASIS Tutoring Center were partially due to students noticing my passion. It was there I earned the nickname of "Mr. Physics." I also distinctly remember the lavish praise my conscientiousness garnered while working for Professor Cliff Surko as a teaching assistant. It is hard to imagine any excellence without passion. Listening: It is imperative to listen to students. I do not assume my methods are infallible. I do not race through material assuming my pace is adequate without class confirmation. As a private tutor for many years, I have learned that students generally learn much slower than a subject matter expert is prone to think. Listening to students helps me tailor the class to the students rather than expecting the students to "fit" into my class. Technology: Mathematical software systems, such as Sage, have great potential to improve class learning. Graphical, numerical, and analytic exploration of concepts such technologies have been well received in my classes. Furthermore, because many applications such as Sage are free and open source, technology does not have to place a financial burden on students. Servanthood: Happiness is found in serving others. I have served my wife through many years of marriage. I am also learning to serve my two children, both as father and as the "principal" of our homeschool. I have also learned the joys of serving as a leader of Bible studies, men's groups, and financial classes in my church for over 15 years. Purpose: I have learned through my successful career that a six figure salary is not enough inspiration. I need to be serving as a teacher, or I will not be fulfilling my life purpose, and therefore, will not be content. I try to be purposeful in my teaching as well as help students to recognize their purpose and potential.
UniversityOF CALIF SAN DIEGO - B.S., PHYSICS
UniversityOF CALIF SAN DIEGO - PH.D., PHYSICS
Alonso My degree is in mathematics but I also have a minor in statistical methods. I am also well versed in the Python programming language. In the past I have worked with college students struggling in early mathematics courses such as trigonometry, algebra and elementary statistics. While at my university I also worked with adult students pursuing a GED. Ultimately, mathematics is not about memorizing formulas but about the logical process of arriving at a conclusion....
Truman State University - BS, Mathematics major, Statistics minor
Kevin I'm a 22 year old Computer Science student at HCC. I have a passion for learning, and I think it's one of the traits that makes us human. I enjoy biking, programming, reading, video games, and doing what I can to make the world a better place. I've been told that I'm pretty intelligent by most people I know, and I always do my best to be a patient teacher/mentor in all situations. I wasn't...
University of Houston - Bachelors, Computer Science
Alex I have spent many years tutoring and always strive to make sure my students understand everything that they need to in order to succeed in their field. I am available at almost any time to answer emergency questions, and strive to have everyone I teach succeed. ... Ensuring that students have solid fundamentals helps them understand future concepts better. If time allows, it is always better to go back and make sure something is understood fully rather than trying to force the way forward without understanding.
University of Houston - Current Undergrad, Computer Science and Mathematics
Richard I have a background as an engineer and a long time fascination with design and creativity of processes. I draw upon my engineering education, many years as a product designer, and a growing interest in the history, both good and bad, of mathematics and the sciences. The connection of the abstract of the classroom to the real world that we live in helps me make the associations needed to facilitate the processes of cognition and...
Purdue University-Main Campus - Bachelors, Electrical Engineering
Purdue University-Main Campus - Masters, Business
Sakibul Hiya! I'm Sakib, a graduate student at Rice, studying computational & applied mathematics. I have been tutoring ever since high school in a variety of subjects. I have been a Teaching Assistant for Calculus I & II, and Organic Chemistry I & II. I have also taught SAT for Kaplan for years and privately taught SAT, SAT Math/Chemistry as well as AP subject exams. I love tutoring and being able to relay concepts to students....
Emory University - Bachelors, Applied Mathematics & Chemistry
Rice University - Current Grad Student, Computer Science & Applied Mathematics
Matthew I recently graduated from the University of Houston with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, and I am in the process of transitioning to a research position. I chose to pursue a career in academia because I have always enjoyed the scientific process, and learning and teaching are some of the most enjoyable experiences a person can have. Through the course of my academic career, I have explored numerous topics. More importantly, I have conveyed complex...
The University of Texas at Austin - B.S., Biomedical Engineering
University of Houston - Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering
Leora-Dona ...help. As I began tutoring during my undergraduate studies, I realized that those negative thoughts were silly and there is no shame in seeking help when you don’t have the answers. When I work with students, I do my best to build their confidence in the subject area through practice and positive affirmations, and encourage them to ask any questions they may have. I never want my students to feel like they cannot or should...
Texas Southern University - BA, Psychology
Capella University - MS, School Counseling