Chris R.

Chris R.


Mentor, OH 44060

Will travel 20 miles

$90 per hour.

5.0 2 ratings

Computer Science Professional who knows how to teach children

I am a 42 year old computer systems professional and active in my field. I have extensive experience managing multi-million dollar computer systems, storage, and networks. I have consulted and worked with fortune 500 companies but have a passion for teaching. Before moving to Ohio, I was active in a church-based homeschool co-operative in Troy. I volunteered my time twice a month to teach children technology. Classes that I taught included programming for 2nd-3rd graders, embedded progr... [more]

General Computer

I have worked as a computer engineer for almost 20 years. My career has taken me across the country as an employee and consultant to fortune 500 companies. I am an expert in UNIX systems and storage. In addition to this experience, I consult to churches and medium businesses. I am well versed in all areas of computer and network technology. Also, as a volunteer teacher at a local home school co-op, I am successful at teaching technology subjects in a very relaxed, fun environment. I am confident that I can help your child succeed.


Elementary Math

I am a parent of a home school family. This means that I am deeply involved in the education of my four children. I am also a computer engineer and use math on a daily basis. I also actively volunteer as a teacher in a home school co-op and so I understand how to teach children in a very relaxed, fun environment. I am very confident that I can help your child learn, succeed, and enjoy math.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have four children (1st through 8th grade) who are currently schooled at home. I am very active in their education and contribute to their successes. My greatest impact is in science and math. In addition to supporting their education, I am an active volunteer at a home-school co-op. I teach a wide variety of technology classes for children from 1st through 6th grade. I am confident that I can help your child not only succeed but enjoy their courses as they learn.

Study Skills

Studying is a skill that is rarely taught in school. I have used and taught different strategies to children, including "A.S.P.I.R.E.", index cards, time management, organization, and many others. I am uniquely qualified to help your child determine the best strategy for each subject and succeed in his courses.

Networking (Computer)

My career is built around managing large scale UNIX and storage systems. I am a home-school parent and I actively volunteer at a home-school co-op where I teach a wide range of technology courses to children. My career demands that I have a depth of knowledge in networking. In addition, I volunteer as the director of technology at the local church. I manage the entire network, server, and computer infrastructure. I have implemented a wireless network that spans the entire campus and re-architected the core network infrastructure. My technology experience and knowledge, combined with my ability to teach children advanced concepts ensure that I can guide your child to success.


I have a computer science degree that required me to learn C++. Over the past several years, I have tutored several high school children in this language. I consider my skill set to be intermediate and so my target students would be those that are new to the language. My real strength lies in UNIX, Linux, SAN, and Storage and this is where I can provide the greatest depth.


I am actively employed as a senior Unix/Linux and storage administrator and am a certified Red Hat Engineer. What does that mean for you? It means that I am an expert at managing Linux systems; it's what I do for a living. I understand that knowledge is only a part of ensuring the success of your child's education and is of little use if that knowledge cannot be successfully passed on to your child. As a parent of home-schooled children, and an active volunteer teacher for a home school co-op, I am very successful at transferring this knowledge in a way that is fun and efficient. I am confident that I can guide your child to success.


I am an expert at shell scripting, administration, installation, and configuration of AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, and other operating systems. My career involves management of large scale UNIX servers as well as storage devices. I am well equipped to help your child learn and understand UNIX.