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Mr. Jesse H.

High School in Computer Science · specializes in Algebra · 18-21 years old male

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"I am a college freshman attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who is eager to apply my current education to assist and motivate students in grade levels below mine. I believe personalized tutoring is the most effective way I can do this because the role will allow me to not only tailor my skills and expertise specifically to each student, providing maximum academic benefits, but also get to know more...

"I am a college freshman attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who is eager to apply my current education to assist and motivate students in grade levels below mine. I believe personalized tutoring is the most effective way I can do this because the role will allow me to not only tailor my skills and expertise specifically to each student, providing maximum academic benefits, but also get to know students closely so that I can better inspire them to embrace a growth mindset and a lifelong passion for learning. Both of these attributes are vital for students' success throughout the rest of their school years, in college, and in their future careers. I believe that tutoring should be more than just ensuring a grade on a report card; it should help students build necessary life skills and push students to find their interests and life purpose.

As a student myself who attended the academically rigorous Mission San Jose High School and am attending an equally challenging university, I have dealt with and overcame many of the common challenges that students face throughout their education. I have had all the perspectives of students below my grade level, so I can be sure that, inherently, I already have a profound connection with them. This will enable me to educate them on how to overcome academic adversity. Personally, my attendance and success at a challenging high school has pushed me to develop an academic skillset - for example, fruitful study, learning, and teacher-interaction habits - that I can teach students on top of helping them with schoolwork. I promise to make each tutoring session engaging for every student, no matter where each of them stands with their school subject interest. Furthermore, I understand that every student is different, and with my respect for diversity, I am open to helping students afflicted with any type of disabilities." less...

Details

fee: $30 (for 60 min, negotiable)
travel distance: 5 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online
member for: 1 year and 2 months
award: Green apple

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phone: on file
website: on file
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Education and Qualifications

school: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Education:

1) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

- Computer Science (also planning to minor/dual in Game Design - GSAS)

- Currently an undergraduate college freshman

2) Mission San Jose High School (from 8/2015 - 6/2019)

- Graduated

- Took AP Computer Science, American Government/Economics, AP Psychology, Calculus, Club Fitness, Expository Reading and Writing in 12th grade

- Self-studied for the AP Calculus AB exam

- Graduated Unweighted GPA: 3.9

3) National High School Game Academy (from 6/2018 - 8/2018)

- Game Development Summer program attended during summer between 11th and 12th grade

- Created one individual project and three games as a programmer in three-five person groups

- Courses: Unity C# Game Engine Programming, 2D Graphics/Art, Story, Game Production, 3D Modeling, Sound Design

Skills:

- Studying and Learning

- Customer Service

- Communication

- Teamwork

- Organization

- Leadership

- Time-Management

- Multitasking

- Computer Technologies

- Programming in Java, C#, C++, Unity Game Engine, Unreal Engine 4 Game Engine

Work/Volunteer Experience:

5) Pool Attendant (Las Casitas Pool Association) - from 05/2019 to 08/2019

4) Teen Tech (Fremont, CA Main Library) - from 1/2017 to 6/2017

3) Concert Band Alto Saxophonist (Jenny Lin Foundation) - from 6/2016 to 7/2016

2) Teen Shelver (Fremont, CA Main Library) - from 1/2016 to 6/2016

1) Olive Festival Volunteer Member (Fremont, CA Chamber of Commerce) - in 10/2015

TOP Personal and Group Projects:

1) (2D) Ninja Game Demo (created from 6/2018 to 7/2018): (Project repository can be found on the website section of my profile.) This was a game I built by myself using the game engine Unity and C# programming language in a programming class that was part of the first two week course period at the National High School Game Academy. It is a fully functional and bug-free 2D ninja platformer. The game's level is quite a challenge.

2) (3D) "Flamethrowing Lumberjacker" Game Demo (created in 7/2018): (Project repository can be found on the website section of my profile.) "Flamethrowing Lumberjacker" was a game I built with the game engine Unity and C# programming language as part of a three-person group within the same programming class I built the Simple Ninja Game at the National High School Game Academy. We had four days to create this game from scratch. It is 3D and features a first-person view and reticle, alongside an adjustable zoom and particle effects.

3) (2D) "Cake Invasion" Game Demo (created in 7/2018): (Project repository can be found on the website section of my profile.) During the one-week long Lightning Round at the National High School Game Academy, I was the programmer as part of a five-person team given the task of recreating the 2D retro game "Dig Dug" from scratch, with some of our own original elements. The result was a game called "Cake Invasion", which contained similar game mechanics as "Dig Dug," but with a cake theme.

4) (3D) "Sugary Space Race" Game Demo (created from 7/2018 to 8/2018): (Project repository can be found on the website section of my profile.) In the final three weeks at the National High School Game Academy, me and four other team members built our own original game, dubbed "Sugary Space Race." It is a 3D third person point of view game in which the player, a spaceship, tries to bounce through a long candy-themed racetrack that traverses between a planet's candy-like surface, space, and the planet's moon as quickly as possible.

Troy, NY 12180
full address is on file

Subjects Tutored

Elementary & Junior High School
Computer BasicsElementary Math
Study Skills
General Ed
Math
Math
AlgebraAlgebra 1
Algebra 2Pre-Algebra
Computer & Internet
JAVAPython