Re: [ljc] Re: Advice on finding a Java tutor

From: @sleepyfox
Sent on: Thursday, July 25, 2013 8:07 PM

Private lessons with my tai chi instructor were £50/hour and that was >5 years ago. I don't see why professional development tutoring should be any less expensive. If it's worth it, you'll find the money.

Fox

On 25 Jul[masked]:57, "Barry Cranford" <[address removed]> wrote:
That's interesting Richard - thanks for that. I will pass it on to my contact.

What would you say is a reasonable charge? I know what a lot of Java Devs earn per hour/day and I'm confident a student couldn't get to that level so do you have any idea on what is reasonable?

I take your point about the code co-learning sessions, but unless it was more of a speed dating type event I think it could be hard to see if there was any chemistry there.

I haven't had any offers from those that would be prepared to be a tutor, so if anyone is reading and thinking they'd be happy to offer I'd be interested to hear from you.

Thanks,
Barry



On 25 Jul 2013, at 18:45, Richard Conroy wrote:

Hi Barry,
  while there are a number of people who will help you for free, tutoring is a bit different. It takes skill to teach, to observe what the student is doing right, where they are stuck, and how they are progressing.

It is usually an extended service, and in a wide degree of fields is a paid service. I wouldn't see it any different in programming.

As for how to find someone who can effectively teach you, turn up to other code co-learning sessions, and talk to people. See if you can find someone who already explains things to you in a way that suits your understanding.

I have found however that many people who can code and develop quite well, can't teach it well. 

regards,
Richard




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