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Mr. Jacob B.

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"I'm Jake! I graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in computing security and finished my master's degree in computing security in May of 2020. Both degrees are from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). In college, I realized both how frustrating and how rewarding programming can be. Sometimes, I felt like I was on the top of a mountain, other times I felt like I was in the pits of despair more...

"I'm Jake! I graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in computing security and finished my master's degree in computing security in May of 2020. Both degrees are from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). In college, I realized both how frustrating and how rewarding programming can be. Sometimes, I felt like I was on the top of a mountain, other times I felt like I was in the pits of despair (gotta love a good movie reference) with no hope of ever escaping. The people that made the biggest impact on me at college were the ones who gave me my confidence back by helping me jump programming hurdles when I was stuck. This is my goal as a tutor. To help students understand concepts, I try to relate programming concepts to real-life scenarios such as relating classes and objects to blueprints and stores. Additionally, I always try to reinforce the "why" when solving a problem. This includes why a certain solution is better than another and why solving this problem matters. Finally, I try to make sure that every student understands what is going on "under the hood." When a student understands what is going on "under the hood", they now have learned how to fish as opposed to being given a fish.

Throughout my time at RIT, I tutored many new students who come to RIT and have no programming experience. These students are often overwhelmed with the basics of programming and need someone to help them get started. I have been able to provide them a starting point by explaining core concepts in an easy to understand way. In addition to this, for one semester at RIT, I was a supplemental instruction (SI) leader for Computer Science II which covers object-oriented programming in Java. This position required me to lead two one-hour sessions each week to review material covered in class. In these review sessions, I incorporated creative explanations to difficult concepts which made a big impact on the students. In terms of programming experience, I have completed two software engineering internships with JPMorgan Chase." less...

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fee: $100 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 20 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

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certified: Jacob B. is a certified tutor

Rochester Institute of Technology, Computing Security

Rochester Institute of Technology, Masters

Geneseo, NY 14454

Subjects Tutored

Java - Python - Networking (Computer) - Linux