David M.


David M.

Tutor

Antioch, CA 94531

Will travel 5 miles

$50 per hour.

5.0 11 ratings

Effective SAS, psychology, and writing tutoring, 35 years in industry

I worked in Fortune 500 corporations 35 years as system programmer, application programmer, and software instructor. I have used the SAS language since the 1980s, and I have four masters degrees in Computer Science, Psychology, Management, and Anthropology. I have taught psychology and anthropology classes at colleges, and have taught computer science classes to internal corporate employees both in class rooms, and remotely across the world. While tutoring students I have helped them under... [more]


Biology

I have an M.A. in biological psychology from McGill University, and an M.A. in biological anthropology from California State University, East Bay. I've taught biological anthropology, evolutionary theory, cladistics, ecosystems for two years in community college. I have performed and published research on pain perception/analgesia in animals.


General Computer

I earned a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from UC Santa Barbara. Specialized in performance and tuning of mainframe operating systems, and performance and tuning of CICS. I am a certified BASE SAS programmer.


Microsoft Word

I have Master's degrees in Psychology, Anthropology, Management, and Computer Science. I have written graduate level theses, am co-author of a journal article, and have written numerous reports for corporate management, which involved Proofreading. I have been using Microsoft Word from the mid-1980s to the present.


Microsoft PowerPoint


Writing

I have Masters degrees in Psychology, Anthropology, Management, and Computer Science. I have written graduate level theses, am co-author of a journal article, and have written numerous reports for corporate management.


Psychology

I wrote a psychology thesis on mechanisms to inhibit pain, based on a hypothetical theoretical construct that we had on a "gate" that controlled flow of pain information to the brain. Others eventually actually found the physical implementation of that gate, called endorphins.


Literature

I have Masters degrees in Psychology, Anthropology, Management, and Computer Science. I have written graduate level theses, am co-author of a journal article, and have written numerous reports for corporate management. I have written short stories and am currently working on book of essays about certain Shakespearean plays.


Proofreading

I have Masters degrees in Psychology, Anthropology, Management, and Computer Science. I have written graduate level theses, am co-author of a journal article, and have written numerous reports for corporate management, which involved Proofreading.


Ecology


Zoology

As I have a B.A. in psychology from UCLA (1971) specializing in physiological psychology and an M.A. in physiological psychology from McGill University (1973), [McGill ranks in Canada approximately equivalent to Harvard], I have had to learn as much of the biological sciences as many medical students. Additionally I have an M.A. in anthropology specializing in physical anthropology, which has furthered my biological education (CalState East Bay, 2001). My interest in in zoology began when at 15 I climbed through the hills of Southern California finding marine fossils that subsequently were taken to the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History for identification (including a shark's tooth that their scientist said was superior to what the museum possessed). I have published in Experimental Neurology journal an article on establishing analgesia (suppression of pain) through extremely mild electrical stimulation to the brain. Subsequent research based on my (and similar studies by others) eventually resulted in discovery by researchers at UCLA of the nature of endorphins (natural chemicals that suppress pain). I paid special attention through the last several decades to the mechanisms of evolution and in the process have made focused study on cladistics and punctuated equilibrium.


SAS

I have an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of California, Santa Barbara, 1977. Additionally I have worked in industry as a programmer for over 30 years. Also from 1999 to 2010 I was in Bank of America's system programming group. During these 30 years I have consistently programmed in SAS as all system programmers do who specialize in performance/tuning of mainframes. Also, I have a BASE certificate in SAS9 (issued June 2010), by the SAS Institute.


Anthropology

I have an M.A. in anthropology specializing in physical anthropology and archaeology (CalState East Bay, 2001). I have taught for two years at a community college both Biological Anthropology Lecture and Biological Anthropology Laboratory. Additionally I prepared a syllabus for teaching introductory archaeology.


Archaeology

I have an M.A. in anthropology specializing in physical anthropology and archaeology (CalState East Bay, 2001). I have taught for two years at a community college both Biological Anthropology Lecture and Biological Anthropology Laboratory. Additionally I prepared a syllabus for teaching introductory archaeology.


Computer Programming

I have an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of California, Santa Barbara, 1977. Additionally I have worked in industry as a programmer for over 30 years. Also from 1999 to 2010 I was in Bank of America's system programming group.


Computer Science

I have an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of California, Santa Barbara, 1977. Additionally I have worked in industry as a programmer for over 35 years. Also from 1999 to 2010 I was in Bank of America's system programming group, and taught computer classes to employees. I have analyzed and upgraded Bank of America's main operating system (zOS) so as to enable IBM's software "workload manager", (a kind of artificial intelligence program), to control all performance of application workloads. I have analyzed and recommended to an insurance company (Vision Service Plan) software mechanism by which they can improve the utilization of their mainframe, and extend its useful life. I have analyzed and initiated projects to use efficiently the software and hardware of Rainier Bank and Arizona Bank within Security Pacific Bank's data centers (Security Pacific had just acquired Rainier and Arizona banks).


Microsoft Windows

I have long-standing familiarity with Microsoft Windows as I have used a succession of different versions from the late 1980s to the present, including Windows 3.0, 3.1, XP, a 7, 8, and 10. In addition as I have a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of California, Santa Barbara (1977) I have technical training in how many operating systems, including Windows, work on computers.