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Paul

I am a current Computer Science Undergraduate at California State University Fullerton and I am dedicated to helping students with material they find challenging or have trouble comprehending. I have experience tutoring the computer science, C++, introductory series at Saddleback Community College. Tutoring topics related to computer science and programming is something I am very passionate about and would gladly help any student studying the topic to understand how computer science and programming can be be fun and rewarding.
I am very patient and will try to guide students towards figuring out problems on their own. I strongly believe in the learn by doing teaching model, however I feel it is also necessary for students to be engaged and involved in the material while practicing the material.
In my free time I enjoy learning about various computer science related topics and programming small projects that involve these topics. I spend a lot of time throughout the day either implementing or designing multiple personal projects I am currently working on. Outside of the world of Academia, I am an avid skateboarder and have been for nearly 15 years. Not nearly as often, I also enjoy scuba diving and have my Open Water Diver Certification.

Undergraduate Degree:

California State University-Fullerton - Current Undergrad, Computer Science

Programming, skateboarding, scuba diving, and eating

BASIC

C++

College Computer Science

High School Computer Science

Java

Python

Technology and Computer Science

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I would guide the student into discovering study techniques that would work for them.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

To help remove the stigma that homework is not fun, but can actually be very rewarding when you attach personal goals to your assignments.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I would try and explain the subject using analogies, examples, and any other form of explanation until the student feels confident in the subject.

What is your teaching philosophy?

To help students learn the material themselves with guidance and supervision by me, until the student is fully confident in their understanding of the material.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I would introduce myself and ask the student a little about themselves, their interests, favorite subjects, etc., before jumping right into the subject at hand.