Daniel Dick

Daniel D.

Fresno, CA

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Daniel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 8+

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Good tutors not only help students feel they can conquer the world.
Students come back with conquests to prove it--excellent grades.
They lose their fear of math and making mistakes completely.
They have fun. They're fearless. They're free.
They become curious and try something out and see the results.

For good tutors success brings great joy with a little tinge of sorrow as good tutors strive to work themselves out of their jobs. Their students become independent and no longer need tutoring. And that is a good

My son came to me excited he had googled up youtube videos on infinity and learned about power sets and why some infinities are larger than other infinities. This was a month or two before he turned 4 years old.

Perhaps someone failed to teach him that math was hard, impossible, or for geniuses only and he never learned to be afraid to try. But my daughter is already out of college and works for a great computer company called Nutanix.

If you are struggling with Algebra and would like some help getting past some roadblocks or getting over fear, I would be happy to help.

Although I may seem to have an intimidating background in math and computer science, tutoring is not about me; it is about you. It is not my job to impress you with my skill to solve the problems you face. It is my job to listen, to understand you, your struggles, and the concepts that may be blocking your progress and help you master those skills fast.

I'm Daniel J. D. I received my BA in Mathematics in 1986 with a minor in Physics at California State University, Fresno and studied Computer Science at the graduate level at Stanford Universe in the 1990's. During my undergraduate studies at Fresno State, I competed in the math competition two years taking first place one year and second place the other year and beating out engineering, physics, math and computer science students.

I have worked in highly technical roles at NASA, Ingres, Oracle, and PeopleSoft and built an IT Department as a Director of Operations and IT and Chief Systems Architect for a successful Internet startup company.

Whether you choose me for your tutor or someone else, I wish you the greatest success and happiness in your pursuits!

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Apr 2001 - Present
Private business

Developed several LAMP Stack website environments. Explored several technologies including Docker, Vagrant, Virtualbox, Apache, Nginx, MySQL, PHP, various MVC frameworks, Wordpress, Drupal, Tikiwiki, graphics, video, and sound editing, FastCGI, cacheing at various levels, and dabbled with the MEAN stack and Ruby on Rails.

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Clinical Systems Administrator
Aug 2011 - Dec 2014
Community Medical Centers

Built, maintained, updated, and upgraded Epic environments and ancillary servers. Served as secondary Clarity ETL Administrator. Trained new people in DataCourier and Chronicles imports. Helped set up CareEverywhere linking our hospital system to other hospital systems around the nation. Mentored others in Unix administration and scripting.

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Senior Oracle Developer
Apr 2007 - Sep 2009
US Script/Centene

Architected a comprehensive system for pharmacy encounters for health plans in several states in PL/SQL and Perl. Mentored others in Perl programming. Performed data mining for missing data and provided tracking of records sent, errors encountered, and errors corrected. Helped mentor Unix system administrators.

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Consultant - PeopleSoft Administrator
Jul 2005 - Oct 2005

Administered production PeopleSoft installations for large organizations. Performed major upgrades and minor updates of production, development, and test environments. Performed troubleshooting, performance analysis, and support of environments on Oracle and SqlServer and associated application servers and web servers.

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Chief Systems Architect / Director of IT and Operations
Mar 2000 - Apr 2001
Clickmarks (acquired by HipLink)

I built the Corporate IT Infrastructure team and helped build the Support and QA teams as the company grew from 11 employees to 85 employees. Managed the network, database, and systems administration for internal and external networks. Gradually worked from a technical role to a senior management role.

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eSupport Architect / Staff Technical Analyst
Jun 1997 - Mar 2000

Served in a lead technical support role before taking on a software architect role developing an automated remote diagnostics system based on Motive and liinking it to Vantive--the CRM solution PeopleSoft was using at the time. Provided formal training to PeopleSoft employees and presented the product at the PeopleSoft show in New Orleans.

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Senior Systems Administrator and Technical Analyst
Feb 1994 - Jun 1997

Served as a senior Unix systems administrator in Production. Served on Oracle's Security Response Team. Moved to a new role to help build the Enterprise Systems Center, it's data center, and helped populate it with large scale systems appropriate for research in database performance and reliability by a world-class set of systems and database experts.

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Member of Technical Staff
Apr 1990 - Feb 1994

Installed and managed approximately 80 Ingres databases on approximately 40 Unix platforms from small PC's to Cray, Convex, and Amdahl supercomputers. Trained other analysts in installation, testing, and tightening of quality of product installation packages. Provided desktop support.

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VMS and Unix Systems Manager
Jul 1989 - Apr 1990
NASA / (Recom - consulting company)

On contract with Recom, I developed a project plan for migrating NASA's Information Sciences Division from VMS to a network of Unix systems. Managed VMS and Unix systems and networking.


Computer Science
Jan 1995 - Jul 1997
Stanford University
B.A. Mathematics, Applied Math Option, Physics Minor
Jan 1977 - May 1981
California State University, Fresno


Biblical Greek
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Supporting Star award at work
May 1994
Second place in mathematics competition at CSU, Fresno
May 1981
CSU, Fresno
First place in mathematics competition at CSU, Fresno
May 1980
CSU, Fresno Math Department

Photos & Videos

Guess where we are!  Nope!  Not Italy.  Chicago!

My beloved family!

Our beloved Yosemite is one hour north of our home.  My father maintained radio equipment there, and I grew to love the place.


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