Julian Rice

Julian R.

Los Angeles, CA
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Julian delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2015

My name is Julian - I'm an experienced programmer with 4 years of tutoring and teaching experience under my buckle. I founded my own company a little under a year ago because of my love for video games and the continuous drive to make millions of gamers around the world feel the passion in the games my team have been developing.

I look to bring this drive to teaching, which is a passion that I have adored for a while now primarily because of the extensive hours I have spent teaching my two younger siblings all sorts of school work (math, English, social studies, science).

If you want to learn programming from scratch and are looking for someone who can break down seemingly complex concepts into an easily understandable level (adjusted for any age), then pass me a question! I look forward to hearing back from you all :).

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Experience

Founder & Lead Programmer
Sep 2018 - Present
Private company

❖ Currently leading a virtual team of game artists and composers in developing Project Shujinkou, a 2D Action Platformer using C++ and GameMaker Studio 2, as well as C# and Unity.

❖ Creating and managing timelines for programming, art, music, and design (story and world building) components for Project SJK. Also creating and overseeing all tasks done by all team members.

❖ Responsible for plot development, creation of all environments within the game world, and leading the art and music direction alongside the artists and lead composer.

❖ Developed the studio website in the span of one week using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and a neat styling named Materialize.

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Partner & Programming Instructor
Sep 2017 - Present
SuperCoding

❖ I work along two other entrepreneurs, assisting with website & curricula development, marketing, and increasing social media presence.

❖ Planned and developed the entire curriculum for the following courses (Winter 2019 = Python AP):
- Python: Advanced Projects (Inheritance, PyGame, OpenCV)
- Practical Coding (HTML/CSS, C++)
- Practical Coding 2 (Python)
- Practical Coding 2P (Python > Tkinter, Turtle)
- GameMaker Game Development 1 (Top-down action)
- GM Game Development 2 (Platformer)
- GM Game Development 3 (Action platformer fusion)

❖ Instruct weekly online and offline courses for all levels of GameMaker Game Development, creating and helping elementary and middle school students create video games using GameMaker Studio 2 (C++) that include: 2D top-down action game, 2D action platformer, 2D platformer.

❖ Instruct weekly online and offline courses for all levels of Practical Coding, programming and helping high school students write programs and design websites using C++, Python (including Tkinter and Turtle), and HTML & CSS.

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Researcher Intern
Jun 2018 - Aug 2018
Osaka University: Graduate School of Infosci & Tech

❖ Programmed a simulator that calculates the average stabilization time of a graph traversed by a mobile agent, and the average and number of visits to each vertex and edge within said graph.

❖ Wrote a 27 page paper on the robustness of single, multi agent graph traversal efficiency, including analysis of simulation results and upper bound times for two variations of the algorithm.

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Campus Representative (UCLA)
Sep 2017 - May 2018
Microsoft

❖ Promote Microsoft via marketing, conducting over 25 in-depth conversations and weekly group announcements with UCLA students per week.

❖ Gathered over 1000 total likes through Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Reliably posted twice per week on social media, increasing awareness of new Microsoft products including the Surface Book 2 and Xbox One X.

❖ Document activity weekly via reports, photos, surveys, videos, and quotes from discussions, conversations, and interviews with UCLA students that own Microsoft hardware and software.

❖ Host activations across UCLA showcasing Microsoft products and hosting social media contests, dorm events, and raffles.

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Private Tutor
Aug 2017 - Apr 2018
Varsity Tutors

❖ Part time tutor for students of all ages teaching language, math, and study skills.

❖ One on one sessions lasting one and a half hours per session on the internet, in English.

❖ Other topics include Algebra I, II, ACT Math, study skills, organization, reading comprehension.

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Education

Linguistics & Computer Science, Japanese, Entrepreneurship (Minor)
Sep 2016 - Present
UCLA
IB Diploma
Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
Kaohsiung American School

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Japanese
Professional Proficiency
Mandarin
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Deep Learning: Facial Recognition
Feb 2019
LinkedIn

Network Communications Fundamentals
Sep 2018
Coursera

Awards

Japanese Award
Jun 2016
Chikako Fuyuko
Music Award
Jun 2016
Julia Chen

Affiliations

National Honors Society
Mar 2016

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

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Photos & Videos

Teaching some C++ and GameMaker Studio 2 (Game Development Engine) in a One on One session!

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I teach offline too! This is another C++ course (but not GameMaker). I made the course content as well...

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Here, I'm teaching C++ for a GameMaker project; a top down 2D action game that uses 32-bit tilesets as its graphical basis.

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