[Tutor] looking to hire a tutor

meenakshi at mbi.ucla.edu meenakshi at mbi.ucla.edu
Sat Apr 22 04:44:57 CEST 2006

    I apologize if this has been covered before.
I am a postdoctoral research scientist learning Python programming.  I
would like to hire a tutor who can spend 1-2 hours a week with me going
overand critiquing my programming.  I have looked for online Python
programming classes (not free tutorials), which offer structure and
feedback for a reasonable price.  To my surprise, I havent been very
   Working with online free tutorials hasnt been an ideal approach, partly
because I dont get feedback and partly because they dont completely
meet my requirements.

 How would I go about hiring a python tutor who:

Spends time critiquing my code and providing detailed feedback.
Cares about good programming practices and is able to provide cogent
explanations of programming principles.
Can instruct me in the finer points of breaking a programming problem down
into constituent parts.
Is well versed in Python.  It would be great (but not necessary) if he/she
were also familiar with data mining practices.

 I would be willing to pay 20-30$ an hour (or more depending on instructor

   How do I go about doing this?  Any suggestions?


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