I have been programming since I was 10 years old. My first computer was a Timex Sinclair 1000 that my parents got me for Christmas. (Google it to see how long ago that's been.) Over the years I've programmed in BASIC, Visual Basic, PHP, and finally settled on Python. (I am also able to parse C, C++, Java, and most other not-too-esoteric languages, too.) It was love at first write. I love how Python gets out of one's way, allows one to easily get to the meat of a task. Perl's motto mi... [more]
I cut my teeth on DOS with the IBM XT Clone my stepfather got me for Jr. High Graduation. That was about 30 years ago. I started out with dual 5.25" floppies and had to beat bears back with my *10* Function Key keyboard while dabbling in GW-BASIC up hill, both ways. I've finally moved over full time to a *nix box (Ubuntu) a few years ago, after dabbling in Linux since about '97. BATch files were my playground. I knew DOS so well because of how frustratingly limited it was, even with upgrades over the years. Frankly, I'm surprised this is offered as a subject that anyone would need/want tutoring on... but if there's a need, I can help!
I have been using/programming in Python for about 12-13 years. I program both professionally as well as for fun, privately. Further, "teaching" has always been a mainstay for me, with regards "computers" and programming; again personally and professionally. Helping family members, colleagues, upper management... translating what i know into laymen's terms is integral to every interaction I have with others about what I do. On a selfish note, I get great personal satisfaction helping others overcome hurdles, especially with school!