I am a Summa cum laude graduate from the University of Houston-Downtown, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. There is nothing more satisfying to me, than to see one of my students reach their academic goals. Throughout my career, I have always looked for opportunities to help other students learn new and challenging topics using the same strategies that led to my success. I can teach a wide variety of computer science topics but am most excited to teach Python. Topics may include anything from the basics (data types, control structures, etc.) to more advanced areas, such as object-oriented programming, data structures, list comprehension, recursion, and more.
My approach to teaching involves two strategies. First, I use metaphors to describe unfamiliar topics in a way that is more relatable and intuitive. Second, after guiding your learning, I will give you the opportunity to teach me in return. I strongly believe that the best way to master a subject is to teach it to another. It is the process of teaching, that will show you which areas you have mastered, and which areas still need work.
I am passionate about computer programming as both a profession and a hobby. I spend hours every day, including weekends, reading coding books and solving programming challenges in languages such as Python, Java, and C++. I have created various Windows software programs and mobile apps, I have participated in hackathons, and I have presented original research and software at the Greater Minds in Stem conference.
I am excited to use the skills I have acquired over my academic career to ensure that you find the most direct path to success, and I hope to hear from you soon!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Houston-Downtown - Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
Bouldering, solving programming challenges, Arduino prototyping, hiking/camping, competitive gaming, reading.
Technology and Coding