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Mr. Wesley T.

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"I am a WWU graduate with a B.S. in Computer Science. I am proficient in several programming languages and tools and have accumulated a wealth of teaching experiences with said tools with a myriad of age groups and backgrounds.

I began my journey in teaching in the form of mentoring, in which I would assist students in the WWU computer labs who needed help every weekday evening. This mentoring was more...

"I am a WWU graduate with a B.S. in Computer Science. I am proficient in several programming languages and tools and have accumulated a wealth of teaching experiences with said tools with a myriad of age groups and backgrounds.

I began my journey in teaching in the form of mentoring, in which I would assist students in the WWU computer labs who needed help every weekday evening. This mentoring was catered towards those in the pre-major courses, which are prerequisite courses needed to get into the computer science major. While I loved mentoring, I desired a more consistent and personal approach and signed up to be a teacher's assistant. As a teacher's assistant, I was able to teach and mentor in a far more focused fashion, having a consistent group of students and course material I could expand upon every week. I would lecture during labs, answer questions over email, assist students outside of lab times and facilitate review sessions. Establishing a relationship with my students and my professors in this way has been an incredibly rewarding experience - growing in patience, implementing different approaches to teaching, and cultivating connections with others - and became one of my top experiences at WWU, and in my lifetime. This love for teaching expanded into me teaching in the weekly Computer Science Club at WWU for middle school students, as well as robotics for the Odyssey of Science & Arts summer camp at WWU for middle and elementary school students.

As a student, I instinctively knew a teacher's impact on a student's learning. As I stumbled early on in my first mentoring experiences, I eventually came to learn that the best teachers will not show a student the way, but will instead provoke, propel, compel, and inspire the student to learn and delve deeper into the right direction. This modus operandi is something I aspire towards in all my teaching. Being able to watch students eventually come to an ecstatic epiphany and be set ablaze beyond the course material is one of the best experiences being a" less...

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fee: $35 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 5 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

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certified: Wesley T. is a certified tutor

/Western Washington University, Computer Science

Bellingham, WA 98225

Subjects Tutored

Java