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About

Matthew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2017

I got started with programming just out of curiosity for how everything on computers worked. When I wanted a certain kind of script or tool, I would research how to make each part as I went, and it quickly became a passion for me. It's so satisfying and empowering when you can use a language to create exactly what you want as elegantly and efficiently as possible, and there's no better way than hands-on experience writing real code. Python is an excellent language to make this happen for both beginners and experts, as it's very readable, easy to use, and widely supported.

Is it your first time learning to program? Do you need help with object-oriented versus functional style? Do you want to dive into something like:

- Desktop GUI apps with Tkinter
- Database interaction (SQL)
- Web scraping
- Test and behavior-driven development

Just let me know what you're looking to learn. I look forward to working with you!

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Experience

Software Engineer
Jan 2016 - Present
NCR

Test automation and behavior-driven development using Python.

Transcriptionist / Management Intern / IT Generalist
May 2013 - Dec 2015
Student Business Services Co-op of Athens

A mix of roles over time:
- Accurately and quickly transcribe technical audio messages.
- Three-month internship in a manager role, helping members improve productivity and interviewing prospective members.
- Create multiple desktop GUI apps to improve manager productivity: XML scraping, VNC quick launcher for all workstations, website scraping into database with view

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Education

Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Language and Literature
Jan 2013 - Dec 2014
University of Georgia
Associate of Arts in Foreign Language
Aug 2010 - Dec 2012
Georgia Perimeter College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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