Thurston N. - Silicon Valley professional software engineer/tutor - great explainer

Cal Poly Thurston N. Tutors Cal Poly Students in San Luis Obispo, CA
$98 / hr
San Francisco, CA
20 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
I have 15+ years experience as an active software professional in the Bay Area, working on the full stack (from the front end to the back end to the database), in addition to building/hiring software teams and providing recruiting consulting services, so I know what software companies look for and how decisions get made.
I have run bootcamps for the Ironyard in addition to providing private tutoring.
You will learn by *doing*; that's the only way to learn programming.
And last but not least, ...
Discussed some SQL concepts, Primary and Foreign Keys, JOINS, Cartesian Product, and practiced running query exercises. Using Skype for an online lesson, it was very simple to coordinate the session.
- Henry W. from Ithaca, NY
Thurston is very knowledgeable about computer science and does a great job of making complex concepts easy to understand. He is patient and gives great examples. Highly recommended!!
- Benjamin B. from Santa Clara, CA
Very good tutor who is an expert in his field and will work to make sure you understand the concepts. I felt he wasn't patient or empathetic enough sometimes but he ensures your learning and growth as a student.
- Justin L. from Oberlin, OH
I reached out to Thurston not for a normal student homework tutoring request, I am preparing for my interview. I know I am weak in stats and A/B testing, so I wanted to have someone who knows this area. Since there is no textbook or homework to go with, it's definitely not easy for anyone to know how to teach. Thurston called me ahead of time to make sure he knows what I am looking for, and asked me to provide some example of the interview questions. I was pretty impressed by the way he went through the basic concepts. He made sure to help me build up the intuition rather than memorizing the formula, and made clear of the different terms. He asked me questions along the way to enforce thinking on my part. What's more is he incorporated with real-life A/B test knowledge and told me about the common mistakes people make, and answered some of my testing questions too. I left the session with a much clear understanding of stats related to A/B testing. Would definitely recommend him to anyone!
- Qingling N. from San Francisco, CA
You definitely learn a lot from the lesson. He's very knowledgeable and uses tries his best to explain clearly. I would recommend as a tutor.
- Leonid U. from Brooklyn, NY
Thurston gave me an overview of how things worked and answered questions on how we did what we did last time. We went over how the servers and browsers communicate and how python and the IDE works and learned a bit about modules. It helps a lot to get my bearings and learn how programming decisions are made.
- Siew U. from Mill Valley, CA
Thanks to Mr. Thurston for his patience and his clarifications while creating this project also explain things in a calm manner and understanding my not so much knowledge. Great tutor, I will recommend 100%.
- Jorge P. from Bellport, NY
Thurston was really patient and kind given the fact that I?m new to programming. He made sure not only to explain in depth the material but also that I really understood it. Now, I feel so much better about my course and would definitely like to work with him again. I?m so grateful for his help and positive attitude.
- Violet S. from Jersey City, NJ
Thurston has a sophisticated understanding of Computer Science and a mature and thoughtful approach to understanding a student! I am looking forward to additional lessons.
- Samuel W. from Lakewood, NJ
Thurston was knowledgeable and helped reinforced concepts along the way; making sure I was learning. I appreciate his enthusiasm and willingness to prepare ahead of time so within the first few minutes, we could launch right into where I was in my assignment.
- Dana P. from San Leandro, CA
I learned how to structure a HTML page in combination with CSS it's very difficult but Thurston gives me the positivity I need to understand the material. I'm fairly new to Computer Programming but with the help I receive from Thurston I have more confidence in the subject matter moving forward.
- Sevil R. from Fremont, CA
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