Hey there! I am a programmer, writer, computer technician, and poet originally from Ghana, West Africa. I'm in my second year of college and pursuing a BS in Computer Science at the City College of New York. I have taken numerous college classes since high school such as Calculus, European History, and Physics. Additionally, I have completed a Data Strucutres and Programming course with a grade in the A range. I have been able to excel in these courses, by using online study tools such as videos and developing effective routines. I understand how frustrating it feels to spend so much time struggling to learn a topic and I also know how applying the right strategies to learning can make all the difference. For example, strategies such as close question analyzation can help students to mentally digest complex problems and help them assess the tools they can use to solve them.
I look forward to helping all students to achieve more than they imagined and to develop the cognitive skills needed to succeed in the face of new challenges. Since my second year in high school, I have always searched out for opportunities to help others succeed in their courses. In my second year, I joined a club that assisted middle school students in preparing for their state exams. By means of persistence and effective studying techniques and continual practice, I assisted students to successfully complete both their Math and English state exams. Most recently, in 2019, I participated in a STEM summer program where I assisted middle school students to apply basic engineering principles such as prototyping to build various cardboard structures powered by Arduino circuit boards. I tirelessly worked to help all of them complete their projects and patiently worked with the needs of each student Furthermore, I assisted them in improving their critical thinking and problem-solving skills in order to effectively analyze problems and develop solutions to problems that they would encounter. I encouraged them to use the plethora of resources that are on the Internet to increase their knowledge. All these tactics enabled all 15 students I worked with to successfully demo their final projects.
Currently, I am utilizing online resources to communicate with and assist students in math subjects such as Algebra and Calculus in programming languages such as C++ and even Middle School subjects. The students I work with have been able to successfully complete homework assignments and prepare for exams. I give each student an opportunity to assess their own knowledge first and then assist them, by means of questions and reasoning, to improve and master their coursework and gain skills. Helping students to successfully master concepts in their courses is certainly my top priority. I will work vigorously and effectively to help the students I tutor to achieve their highest However, this is not my only goal. I want to empower all my students to use all the tools and resources that are at their disposal to excel in whatever endeavor they take on. For example, when I work with a student on a problem I will not only help them understand and solve the problem at hand but I will teach them the techniques and strategies to solve similar problems, strategies such as problem deconstruction and examination. Truly, I want my students not only to reach for the stars but to get there and strive even farther.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: CUNY City College - Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
AP Calculus AB: 5
AP European History: 4
AP Computer Science A: 3
AP Microeconomics: 5
Computer Programming, Poetry, Writing, Reading, Soccer, Badminton, Playing Video Games(Smash Brothers especially!), Economics, Physics
Basic Computer Literacy
Elementary School Math
Middle School Science
Technology and Coding