Kristy VanHornweder

Kristy V.

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My experience includes teaching two courses in discrete mathematics at universities, as well as serving as a teaching assistant and homework grader multiple times for discrete math courses. Discrete math is my favorite area of mathematics and I have mastered the main topics of the subject, including logic, proofs, induction, sets, functions, relations, and counting. I will teach you the concepts as well as walk through examples. Boost your confidence in discrete mathematics by scheduling a one-on-one lesson with me!

About Kristy V.

I hold a Ph.D in Computer Science and MS degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics. As a university professor and lecturer, I have taught several courses in computer science, computer programming, web development, event-driven programming, data structures, algorithms, and discrete mathematics at the university level for more than 15 years. My experience also includes working as a graduate teaching assistant in both Computer Science and Mathematics. I continue to apply my experience and skills in online tutoring environments.

My web development courses have involved basic web design (HTML, CSS), client-side web programming (JavaScript), and server-side web programming (PHP, SQL). Programming languages I have taught include Java, C++, Visual Basic, and AppInventor. Java is the programming language with which I have the most experience. I continue to learn new topics, programming languages, and web technologies to widen the array of subjects I am able to teach. I enjoy writing a program or designing a webpage and then watching it come to life.

My teaching methods involve detailed step-by-step explanations, working through examples, and live coding and problem solving. I am also skilled in tracking down errors in student programs, as well as suggesting ways to improve coding style and organization. The teaching settings in which I work best are one-on-one interactions with students and online environments.

I live in Hickory, NC and I have enjoyed regularly visiting the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. I am eager to work with students online or in-person to facilitate their learning and to encourage them to do their best. Contact me for more information and to schedule a lesson!

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Jane T.
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Kristy would be great for someone who already has a wealth of computer experience. I need to have screen sharing, I really am a beginner needing basic instruction.

Posted Apr 24, 2020

Experience

Assistant Professor in Mathematics and Computing Sciences
Aug 2013 - May 2016

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Taught undergrad courses in CS & Math: Intro to Web Design (HTML, CSS), Client-Side Web Programming (JavaScript), Server-Side Web Programming (PHP, SQL), Java Programming, Event-Driven Programming (VB), Mobile App Development (AppInventor), Information Technology, Discrete Math, Pre-Calculus. Experience also includes advising of CS/IT majors and curriculum development.

Visiting Lecturer in Computer Science
Aug 2012 - May 2013

University of Virginia

Taught undergraduate courses in algorithms, discrete mathematics, and Java programming.

Teaching Assistant in Computer Science
Aug 2006 - May 2012

University of Tennessee

Courses: Biologically Inspired Computation, Graphical User Interfaces, Discrete Structures, Scripting Languages, Programming Languages (object-oriented programming/Java), Databases, Artificial Intelligence, Data Structures, Introduction to Computer Science (C++), Computer Science for Non-Majors

Adjunct Instructor in Mathematics
Sep 2005 - Dec 2005

College of St. Scholastica

Courses: Elementary Functions I (College Algebra), Liberal Arts Mathematics

Teaching Assistant in Mathematics and Statistics
Sep 2002 - May 2004

University of Minnesota-Duluth

Courses: Mathematics for Elementary Education (full responsibility), College Algebra (full responsibility), Calculus I

Teaching Assistant in Computer Science
Sep 2000 - May 2002

University of Minnesota-Duluth

Courses: Software Development (C++), Artificial Intelligence, Data Structures and Algorithms

Mathematics and Statistics Homework Grader
Sep 1998 - May 2000

University of Minnesota-Duluth

Graded papers for Discrete Mathematics.

Computer Science Homework Grader
Mar 1998 - May 1999

University of Minnesota-Duluth

Graded papers for Theory of Computer Science.

Education

PhD, Computer Science
Aug 2006 - May 2012

University of Tennessee

MS, Applied & Computational Mathematics
Sep 2002 - May 2004

University of Minnesota-Duluth

MS, Computer Science
Sep 2000 - May 2002

University of Minnesota-Duluth

BS, Computer Science, Mathematics
Sep 1996 - May 2000

University of Minnesota-Duluth

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year in Computer Science
Apr 2010

University of Tennessee

Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Computer Science
May 2002

University of Minnesota-Duluth

Graduate honors: Summa Cum Laude
May 2000

University of Minnesota-Duluth

Outstanding Academic Achievement in Computer Science
May 2000

University of Minnesota-Duluth

Outstanding Senior in Mathematics and Statistics
May 2000

University of Minnesota-Duluth

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