Corey Skinner
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Corey Skinner

Corey S.

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Beginner, Intermediate
I teach computer programming from a range of basic to advance object oriented programming along with algorithmic programming and data structures. For any student new to computer science/programming this is exactly where you want to start, as this application of programming is essential in all software. Java itself is especially a great language to start with for new programmers because it is class based and its implementation will inherently strengthen your ability to read and write code; this will later be highly beneficial when transitioning to other languages. My lessons will provide you with a strong coherence in terminology, conceptual understanding of program design and implementation, and an in-depth knowledge of how the Java compiler works.

About Corey S.

Hi my name is Corey, I'm a computer science major and I am a huge nerd when it comes to math and other subjects of science. I have a strong passion for helping students just like myself excel in their academic goals!

I began tutoring once I got back in school. At first it started off as a little side gig I didn't think much of. For me, it was a fun way to better understand material I already knew. It was after I got positive feedback from students when I realized tutoring is something I really enjoy and started taking far more seriously.

As a tutor the most effective approach I've found is to first make sure my student has a firm grasp on the first principles involved and expand from there by taking a deeper dive into the abstract of the concept at hand. I always teach in general notation along with a visual basis, as this greatly helps my student better understand the concepts they're learning. From here I transition into individual and situational cases giving my student a chance to show me how well they're understanding the material.

The goal I set for myself as a tutor is to be sure that my students understand every topic covered on the same level that I understand it myself. So far my approach has shown to be the best method in achieving this goal. A lot students I've worked with were falling behind in their classes and these are the students I like to focus on because they give me the opportunity to show that my approach to tutoring works with all of them quickly getting back up to speed.

If you're interested in taking one of my lessons and think my method of learning is something that will work for you, contact me and let's get that A!

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Vanessa Stewart
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Corey is currently tutoring me in Java, a subject I find very painful to learn. It was difficult to understand my professor's method of teaching, since he dove right into syntax without explaining the foundational piece. As a result, I was not retaining any of it. Corey has in-depth knowledge of why Java works and how it works, which is a good launch point to move to actual programming. Recommend him for anyone who, like me, struggles to understand the basics. He also keeps my interest in a way that makes it not so painful - sometimes bordering on enjoyable!

Posted Jul 8, 2021
Kevin
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My daughter is high functioning autistic and was struggling with Algebra 1 to the point of nearly failing the class. We tried to work with another tutor but that was unsuccessful due to personality conflict between the tutor and my daughter. Once Corey started tutoring her, with his focus on understanding over memorization, my daughter's grades improved dramatically and she was so much happier. We were extremely happy with Corey's approach to teaching, his work ethic, and his patience and understanding dealing with someone with special needs. We intend to continue lessons with Corey in the fall for the next school year.

Posted Jun 24, 2021
Danika
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Corey helped me in Calculus and is a really great tutor. He doesn't just explain the problems but also the concepts beyond. It really helped me understand the fundamental issues I had with the class. His explanations are really concise and easy to understand.

Posted May 30, 2021
Joe M.
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If you need a tutor who has a passion for programming and will go above and beyond then Corey is a perfect match. I am very new to programming and he was able to explain logic and math and various concepts to me well while at the same time not worrying about the time of our session but rather that i understood the subject matter. Also he asked me questions on what i think should be done, which is huge for me because i learn best not only when someone is teaching but when they ask me to think for myself. 5 stars Corey, thanks! and looking forward to our next session.

Posted Jul 1, 2020
Annette T.
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Super patient and helpful. Very willing to work with you and keep finding ways to help you understand. Highly recommended.

Posted Mar 12, 2020
Emily T.
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My daughter loves working with Corey. He is very helpful and knows what he’s doing.

Posted Feb 14, 2020
Jessica
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Corey has been the best tutor I've learned from! I started taking lessons with him about half way through a semester that I was taking trig. At this time I had a D in the class and was completely lost during lectures, just after two lessons with him my understanding in trig sky rocketed, I was able to move my grade from a D to a B! There's no way I could've done this without his help!

Posted Aug 2, 2019
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Education

Computer Science
Jun 2021 - Present

University of California San Diego

Computer Science
Aug 2019 - May 2021

Berkeley City College

Computer Science
Aug 2016 - May 2019

Miramar College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

Korean

Limited Proficiency

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