Kristy VanHornweder

Kristy V.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have taught or been a teaching assistant for several web development courses at universities, including a course in server-side web programming with PHP and SQL. More than half the course focused on PHP. It started with students programming several basic PHP programs (using arrays, strings, etc.), and later writing PHP scripts to interact with a database and display results on a webpage. Students were required to implement a hotel reservation system (involving a database) as part of the homework exercises. I will teach you the programming concepts as well as walk through coding examples. Boost your confidence in web design and programming 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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