I’ve been giving effective lessons in computer science and coding for over ten years,. I’m located in Pasadena, California, and I give lessons both online and in-person to the local area.
I’m patient with my students, explain complex topics in simple ways, and introduce new ideas gradually so that beginners aren’t overwhelmed. Have you ever had a teacher who didn’t seem to like teaching? That’s not me.. I love helping my students do well.
After getting my degree from Caltech, I worked as a programmer at NASA for 16 years. Eventually I started to teach the rocket scientists to code, which I found even more rewarding. I left NASA to become a full time tutor working with students and giving lessons to professionals.
Below you’ll see a list of six key teaching strategies that I believe all teachers should use.
Helping you connect the dots before we progress to the next level.
Showing that a large goal can be reached by many small steps.
Avoiding unnecessary complexity.
Using your imagination to make ideas concrete and easier to remember.
Reinforcing the precise words you need to describe your code.
Asking you to solve problems through your own insights, whenever possible.