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Joseph

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I have a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science and I'm looking to give back to the community. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience, especially for the classes in which I struggled and overcame. Having had math and computer science subjects 'click' for me, I want to help feel the 'click' as well. There is nothing quite like that feeling of helping someone else get it.

Joseph’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of New Mexico-Main Campus - Bachelors, Computer Science

Graduate Degree: University of New Mexico-Main Campus - Masters, Computer Science

Hobbies

Guitar, Painting/Drawing, Game Design and Playing, Movies

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Algebra 2

C

C++

Computer Theory

Elementary School Math

Geometry

HTML

Java

JavaScript

Linux

Math

MATLAB

Middle School Math

Perl

Pre-Algebra

Python

Relational Databases

SQL

Technology and Computer Science


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Stick with the problem until it's mastered. That may mean different approaches; some are visual learners, while others learn by doing.

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

Figure out their level within the subject and their learning style. There would also be some part of learning about the student, as well as some hobbies and such to try to give more real-world examples for them.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Teach them to think about the problems in a different way. It may help to break the problem down, or to rephrase it to something they better associate with.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Praise them for hard work and remind them of their progress.