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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.