Justin B. - Expert Computer Science Tutor with Background in iOS & Game Design

UCLA Justin B. Tutors UCLA Students in Los Angeles, CA
$195 / hr
Addison, TX
(144)
In-person + Online
Over the past 5 years, I have successfully tutored students across the country in math and computer science at both the high-school and college level.

One of my favorite students to work with was a Data Structures student at Stanford. She had one final course to take before graduating, and she knew it was going to be really tough! This is her feedback:

"Stanford-level Tutoring
Justin guided me through a very challenging C++ data structures undergraduate course that allowed me to absorb the ...
Reviews
Justin tutors my 13 year old in coding, and he has been a great teacher. He?s very patient and flexible, and my son really enjoys working with him. I?d highly recommend him.
- Alix C. from Weston, MA
Justin is very knowledgeable and he helped me through a difficult computer science assignment involving coding and creating a Huffman. I would definitely rely on him for help in the future.
- B W. from Washington, DC
Justin is simply AWESOME!!! He not only wants the students to fully understand the material he is tutoring,. He ,also, gives them the tools so that they can figure out like material next time. Justin is beyond prepared for his lessons! I highly recommend Justin.
- Samuel L. from Keller, TX
TLDR: Justin is a *truly* amazing tutor. We're covering programming, starting with Java and with the aim of expanding into other languages and iOS development. My baseline is sub-zero: not only zero coding XP, but my high school STEM was mostly forgotten, always poorly taught, and never comfortable. Hand to God, no exaggeration: Justin is probably the best *teacher* I've ever had. Throughout the entirety of every lesson, I'm challenged but never despondent, supported but always accountable for the material, and constantly engaged so one hour feels like ten minutes. --- I will elaborate, but the net is I wish Wyzant had a sixth star --- To get cosmic for a second, tutoring is like Panera Bread. There are three options -- fun, challenge, accountability -- and you choose two (Bread Bowls are extra). My heuristic: Challenge + Accountability => The Drill Sergeant (cf. Full Metal Jacket). You are constantly introduced to difficult problems and always held responsible for all of it. In the moment, however, it is not very enjoyable. But neither is war. Fun + Accountability => New-Age School Teacher (nb: first name is probably a plant). Everything is a game and you're always *moving* forward. When it comes down to it, however, expressing how we feel about the number four kept us from tackling harder problems and making much progress. What we know we know, but it hardly fills a cup. Fun + Challenge => The Graduate Student (s.o. those OH's the day before tests I failed) There is a beauty in hard problems and clever solutions. There's lots of hand-waving by the tutor and nodding by the student, but since one is never responsible for any of it, who cares? It will be just enough to reference at a cocktail party. And yet with Justin the paradigm has been broken. - The lessons are always challenging. When a single problem is easy, he pushes me to find different solutions or work within new constraints. If I don't immediately get it, he breaks it down into pieces I can understand. - I am held accountable for everything. The material is sequenced so well: every concept builds upon what we've covered and so my understanding of previous material is constantly tested. Most importantly, he lets me make mistakes and figure out what I did wrong without just giving me the answer and hoping I will remember it next time. - It's fun. Not just to *have* learned something, but in every moment I'm engaged and excited to figure out how this world of 0's and 1's works. This is all raised to the power of my innumeracy. When I told a friend I was learning how to code, all he said was "now that's hilarious." The task was Sisyphean and I honestly didn't believe in myself. Maybe I'd try a few lessons and say I gave it a shot. But here I am, several months later, motivated more than ever.
- Benjamin A. from Cambridge, MA
Justin and I programmed a game using Java object oriented programming. He did an excellent job of guiding me through the logic and UML diagrams. Show up ready to learn, and you will not be disappointed.
- Chris B. from Dallas, TX
Justin is very adaptive and helped me tremendously with my college level work. He was able to adapt to my professors way of teaching which is what I liked best.
- Jack C. from Dallas, TX
He was amazing!! He took everything step by step and was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Would not have survived without him! He explained each concept very well and made sure we understood.
- Ali G. from Dallas, TX
Spent two and a half straight hours fixing syntax errors with me, and stayed calm the entire time. Patience of a saint, and saves my life daily. Brilliant too.
- Katelyn D. from Dallas, TX
My 13-year-old has been interested in coding for quite some time. Though he was excited about his first Java lesson, he was a little hesitant. By the end of lesson one, he was excited to schedule next week's lesson. I'm excited to see his knowledge and confidence grow.
- Whitney W. from Dallas, TX
Justin did his homework to get at the source of my son's issues in calculus. He reviewed every test and showed my son where he was making mistakes. I would highly recommend Justin.
- Kathy T. from Dallas, TX
Justin is a terrific tutor. He develops excellent rapport with my son and has a great touch with teaching, including analogies and skills sets. This one is a gem and will make a great impact on your daughter/son!
- Chris S. from Chapel Hill, NC
Justin and my son worked on bettering my son's math skills and confidence. My son liked him, we have already scheduled more lessons.
- Ann-Marie P. from Dallas, TX
I'm very happy with my quick session with Justin. 20 minutes with him cleared up hours and hours of confusion.
- Sheikh S. from Seattle, WA
Couldn't of asked for a more helpful tutor. Very knowledgeable and good at transferring that knowledge to you. Also very flexible and easy to schedule tutoring sessions with. Thanks for the help Justin.
- Bobby F. from Dallas, TX
Great tutor, always a good time, always learn a lot!!! He is extremely prepared and knows his stuff very well.
- Ryan P. from Dallas, TX
We really, really recommend Justin. He helped clarify very hard vector calculus concepts and linear algebra. Well worth the money we spent on the lessons. Thanks!
- Linda H. from Dallas, TX
Justin is very knowledgeable and very efficient in the way that he tutors. His explanations are more thorough than my daughter's teacher which allows her to better understand the lesson when she goes back to class.
- Sonya P. from Dallas, TX
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