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Bill L.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, English
  • Masters in Computer Science (Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence) from Georgia Tech
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Bill L.

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Self-taught software engineer with experiences in high-frequency trading and autonomous vehicles/machine learning.

I know firsthand how difficult it is to learn programming whether you are a total newbie, or trying to change careers, but I have overcame these challenges myself and will guide you to overcome them too. I also have 10 years of tutoring experience to both children and adults alike. As a result, most of my students get comfortable with programming after 4-6 sessions, and become more independent in programming, being able to troubleshoot issues with their own code.

For intermediate developers, I can tailor my lessons to your specific goals, and focus on more engineering topics, such as software architecture, design patterns, performance/efficiency/scalability considerations, and interacting with external components, such as hardware/networking/operating systems/databases. In addition, I can help with technical whiteboard interviews, having extensive experience on both ...

About Bill

I have always been a self-studier my entire life. Being able to learn with just books and your brain is a crucial skill to have. However, I know not everyone (and sometimes even myself) have the discipline and motivation to keep going during hard times. Or maybe the teacher/professor is not the best

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Bill is very patient and knowledgeable, explained everything clear and give great suggestions
Fjorelo
Intelligent and very good at explaining, he manages to make you understand what is best for you and good at advising you.
highly recommended!!!
Anthony
My son loves his class! Bill teaches well to my 9 year old, my son understands him, has fun and is learning so much. I couldn't be happier.
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Tawanna S.

38 Reviews
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Starting at $100
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Product Management from General Assembly
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Tawanna S.

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I have worked in the technology industry for over 25 years and trained several developers. I am competent in several languages and love teaching coding.

About Tawanna

* Student Favorite Badge * Check my reviews to see why. Microsoft Office Specialist - Located in New York. I teach in person and online. Individual or group lessons. I know computers seem scary. I can make them seem like a breeze! I have worked in the technology industry for over 25 years.

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Deb S.
Greatly appreciate your time and help. Very knowledgeable in excel and flexible in time. I will use Tawanna again.
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Deb S.
Greatly appreciate your time and help.
You are very knowledgeable in excel. 😊
Avril
Tawanna is an awesome instructor. Very happy with my first session and look forward to working with her.
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Stephanie O.

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Starting at $84
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Semi-Finalist from Scripps National Spelling Bee
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Stephanie O.

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I work with students taking AP Computer Science Principles. Programming requires an analytical approach that isn't really taught elsewhere in the U.S. curriculum, so it can be tough to get used to this new way of thinking, but as with any subject, it can be broken down into pieces and be mastered with practice and guidance.

About Stephanie

NOTE: I recommend 90 minutes for a first session -- in my experience, 60 minutes tends not to be enough to both get the lay of the land and deliver a reassuring and substantive amount of support. I look forward to working with you! I went to Princeton University and studied molecular biology. I w

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Haley Shea B.

16 Reviews
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  • Awarded Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Award from Hugh O'Brien Youth Organization & Dawson County Women's Club
  • Associate of Arts in Media Studies from University of North Georgia
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Haley Shea B.

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In these lessons, students learn coding by practicing their skills on a consistent, regular basis with guidance along the way. Through fun digital activities integrated into the virtual course platform, this program allows students to gain firsthand coding experience and interact directly with a variety of programming languages. For extra fun, ask your instructor about "gamification" of your personalized lessons during new student onboarding. I look forward to coding with you!

About Haley Shea

Haley Shea is a Meditation Guide, Life Coach, and English Writing Tutor. She offers live guided meditation routines for Relaxation, Stress Relief, Anxiety & Anger Management, Self-Love, Mindful Awareness, Positive Attraction/Manifestation, and Creative Expression. Haley Shea graduated from the U

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Made my daughter feel comfortable and had creative ways of teaching which kept my daughter engaged.
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Haley Shea is an awesome teacher l just finished my first lesson and l look forward to the coming lesson next weeks
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Aron G.

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  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Aron G.

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I am working as a software architect for a financial company. I have more than 25 years of work experience as a software developer.

About Aron

I offer individual tutoring for all middle school, high school and college mathematics, physics and computer science classes and all standardized exams. I come with more than 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience, pedagogical know-how, educational resources, and am always professional. I welc

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Jacob A.
Aron did a great job explaining in detail to my 11th grader.
Julia
I wish I had found Aron earlier on in my math class, but nonetheless the couple of sessions we had together in preparation for my final exam made the difference! I received an A on the final thanks in large part for his expertise in breaking down a few difficult concepts I had been hung up on. Aron is extremely knowledgeable, professional and takes the time to ensure I understand the underlying principles behind the calculations. He has a very intuitive sense of explaining things from different angles so that the student is able to tackle a wide variety of problems. If you are looking for a math tutor, please stop your search right here and give Aron a call. He will exceed your expectations! I will be utilizing him again and look forward to the sessions!
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Brian Q.

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  • Teaching since 2001
  • BA in Philsophy of Applied Ethics and Law from California State University - Sacramento
  • Teaches Beginner
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Brian Q.

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I can help you with beginner computer programming using either JavaScript or Python.

About Brian

Hello, I'm Brian. I have a laid back yet thorough tutoring style that will help you learn without stressing you out. I am quite good at communicating ideas from a perspective that is easy to grasp, as well as using memory devices and metaphors to make the lessons stick with you. I hope to hear

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing computer programming teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream computer programming teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Computer Programming Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute computer programming lessons is $114. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $65 and $135 per hour.
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"Great teacher and so knowledgeable!"
Courtney
Took Computer Programming lessons from Casey G.
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"my son have found very engaging and knowledgeable teacher, will see how things are progressing"
Lucas
Took Computer Programming lessons from JP F.
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"I have learned so much about computers and different softwares on windows from Wesley. He is very helpful and knows so much stuff. He explains everything so good and makes sure that you understand the information. He's a very good guy."
Shlimoon
Took Computer Programming lessons from Wesley R.
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"Casey is extremely knowledgeable, personable, and able to break down concepts into easy-to-understand language. In addition to teaching the general steps to writing code, he is able to present real-world applications in a wide variety of scientific disciplines for each example.

I highly recommend Casey for teaching Python, and programming in general."
Sarah
Took Computer Programming lessons from Casey G.
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"Extremely happy with the lessons that JP gave me for my Programming 1 Class! Extremely thorough and gave understandable explanations to everything!"
Mikey
Took Computer Programming lessons from JP F.
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"He called me ahead of time to get a game plan, understand my experience level, and discuss objectives. I appreciated that. He is knowledgeable about programming and patient during the lesson."
Conrad
Took Computer Programming lessons from Casey G.
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"Tawanna is AMAZING. She is so patient and caters the lesson to exactly what you need. She really goes the extra mile and takes pride in what she does. Super knowledgeable AND personable. Thanks, Tawanna!"
Gretchen
Took Computer Programming lessons from Tawanna S.
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"JP was extremely knowledgeable and patient when tutoring me for my Databases class in college."
Gordon
Took Computer Programming lessons from JP F.
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"I’m a Senior Front End Developer and have worked extensively with Jp on multiple projects. He was always organized and had a well thought out plan whenever designing or developing a project. I hope to work with him again in the future and definitely recommend him for anyone who really wants to learn."
Catherine
Took Computer Programming lessons from JP F.
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"Great teacher! Very flexible.."
Colin
Took Computer Programming lessons from Casey G.
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Private Computer Programming Lessons Near You

Without computer programming, computers would be functionless hunks of metal and wire. Computer programming tells computers what they should do next. These instructions are called code. There are several types of codes (or languages) used for different types of computer programming. 

Computer programming can be as simple and basic as telling a calculator to perform simple sums or subtractions. It can be as complex as gathering and analyzing gigantic data sets. Computer programming can be used to automate cars, to send rockets to space, and even to tell your microwave the perfect parameters for popping corn. Studying computer programming gives you the keys to understanding how just about everything in today's world works. 

Why Sign Up for Computer Programming Classes?

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Computers and software are everywhere you look. The world we know today couldn't function without them. Various programs are used across all industries for data collection, record keeping, data analysis, communication, commerce, transportation, productivity, research science, engineering, and more. Computer programs are no longer limited to personal computers, either; they're found in our appliances, vehicles, and in our pockets. 

Needless to say, there's an enormous demand for computer programmers of all kinds. This means ample opportunities for career advancement in a variety of sectors. Whether you're interested in creating algorithms to improve search metrics or marketing, writing programs for use in the finance industry, or taking your skills to the cutting edge of machine learning and artificial intelligence, a solid background in computer programming is essential for success. 

The Best Way to Learn Computer Programming and What You'll Study in Lessons

Sure, you can find plenty of free computer programming lessons and tutorials online, but the best way to learn is with a private computer programming teacher. In private lessons, you'll receive your tutor's undivided attention and the kind of personalized instruction that can't be found in online tutorials or in a larger class setting. With immediate feedback, you'll improve quickly, while focusing on the aspects of computer programming that interest you most. 

Plus, every private lesson is different. Teachers customize course content keeping in mind the student's interests, goals, existing knowledge, and preferred learning styles. For example, computer programming classes for adults differ from computer programming lessons for kids in terms of teaching methods and content. No matter your age or current skill level, a private computer programming tutor will keep you motivated and interested, while you learn at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Computer Programming

If you're new to computer programming or only have some previous experience, then beginner classes are for you. In these lessons, you'll learn the fundamentals and basic skills you need to get started. In beginner lessons, your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to computer programming, programming languages, and their common uses
  • Choose a language to learn first (JavaScript, Python, Ruby, HTML, CSS, etc.)
  • Overview of the fundamentals
  • Write your first simple command

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Computer Programming

If you're already familiar with the basics, but want to expand your knowledge and skillset, then intermediate lessons are for you. In these classes, you'll work with your tutor to improve your computer programming skills, challenging yourself to take on increasingly complex projects, as you learn new techniques. Your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Understanding, using and modifying data types, variables, strings, conditionals, loops, lists, etc.
  • Boolean logic
  • Consider user interface design and function
  • Compiling and interpreting

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Computer Programming

If you're an experienced programmer, hoping to improve, update, and/or streamline your programming techniques and knowledge, then advanced lessons are for you. In these classes, you'll have the opportunity to work with a professional to hone your skills and expand your knowledge. Topics covered in advanced tutoring sessions depend greatly on the student's individual interests and goals, but your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Creating flexible programs with system recognition
  • Troubleshooting
  • Coding for security
  • Write complex programs

How to Find a Computer Programming Teacher Near You

If you're ready to start learning computer programming or want to improve your existing skillset, working with a private computer programming tutor will help you achieve your goals. Finding a teacher, in almost any subject, is easy with TakeLessons. A quick search will direct you to an extensive list of qualified, experienced tutors who offer private lessons online and in-person to students of all ages and abilities. Before choosing a teacher, we recommend reading through several profiles and reviews to find the teacher who's right for you. 

The price of computer programming classes varies, but TakeLessons teachers base their rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many tutors to choose from, you'll have no problem finding someone who fits your budget and schedule. Plus, you'll find that investing in private lessons pays off fast, as your technical knowledge and skills improve after only a few lessons. 

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