Bill Lin

Bill L.

Chicago, IL
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Lesson Details

Math

Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
I stress understanding rather than memorizing formulas. This ensures my students can derive formulas/solutions even without memorization.

I know firsthand how difficult it is to learn programming whether you are a total newbie, or a budding intermediate, but I have overcame these challenges myself and will guide you to overcome them too. I also have 3 years of tutoring experience, which will surely come in handy!
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About

Bill delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5 to 80

Teaching since:
2012

I have always been a self-studier in 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. This is where a tutor would come in handy.

I enjoy tutoring and helping other overcome problems that I have encountered myself because it enhances my own understanding and makes me happy that my self-studying is helping others. Sometimes, my students even bring up alternative ways of thinking that I have never thought of before!

Aside from academics, I enjoy playing the piano. I also play the occasional volleyball and improv theater.

Experience

Software engineer
Jun 2016 - Present
High-frequency trading firm

● Improve the low-latency trading platform for handling market data and order entry for various exchanges
● Assist traders in modeling and increasing their profitability and implementing new features upon their requests

R&D Intern
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
Allure Security Technology, Inc.

● Applied anomaly detection techniques on network data to find possible intrusions and malicious traffic.

Robotics Perception intern
May 2015 - Aug 2015
Autonomous Solutions, Inc.

● Prototyped real-time machine learning/computer vision algorithms allowing autonomous mining vehicles to detect and classify obstacles.
o Developed road detection algorithms on rough surfaces based on 3D LiDAR point clouds.
o Implemented pattern recognition methods to classify obstacles based on image features (VFH).

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Bilingual math/science tutor
Sep 2009 - Mar 2012
Chinese-American Planning Council

● Tutored calculus, biology, computer science, and chemistry for newly immigrated high school students.
● Used both English and Mandarin Chinese to ensure that students fully understand the topics.

Education

Masters in Computer Science (Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence)
Jun 2017 - Present
Georgia Tech
B.S. in Actuarial science (math/finance)
Aug 2012 - Jun 2016
St. John's University
Specialized High School
Aug 2008 - Jun 2012
Stuyvesant High School

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Mandarin Chinese
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Presidential Scholar (full scholarship)
Aug 2012
St. John's University

Photos & Videos

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5 Reviews

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Ramsey A. Oct 7, 2017
Java · Online

very helpful

Hannah Oct 2, 2017
GRE · Online

Preparing for the GRE test was a little stressful. I did not know what topics I should focus on in the little time I had, but Bill was able to break all the content into manageable sections. We managed to cover almost all the topics and my test went really well!

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Erin Sep 30, 2017
Classical Piano · In home

Learning piano has been an amazing experience because Bill tries his best to pass his musical passion down to me. He doesn't take the boring route of learning piece by piece as many other teachers often do, but he focused strongly on musicality, style, and interpretation.

This makes practice and learning more engaging instead of becoming a mindless chore.

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Daniel Sep 9, 2017
C Programming · In studio

Helped me get through my algorithms course, thanks

Stella Aug 10, 2017
AP Calculus · In studio

Bill is superb at making difficult concepts easy! One particular problem I always had trouble understanding is calculating volume of revolutions using the cylindrical method. He drew a diagram explaining intuitively why the formula worked and it just clicked.

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