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Experienced Beginner Educator

Central Time (US & Canada) (-06:00)
I specialize in explaining Tech concepts to beginners. I strive to find analogies that can be understood without any other knowledge of programming.

Modern debugging tools will let you step through a running program line by line. You can examine the values of your variables and see where your errors are coming from. Learning to debug effectively will supercharge your programming ability. PyCharm is a free IDE (code editor) that has a great debugging tool. In this Gig, we'll download PyCharm and spend 30 minutes learning to use the debugger for a sample Python script.

An hour of pair debugging

An hour of pair debugging

$40 - Live Session

This will be an hour of pair debugging. The standard procedure will be a screenshare of your app with the debugger running and together, we will add breakpoints and inspect variables. This session lasts 1 hour.

Spend a 20 - 30 minute session learning version control with Git. This gig is intended for beginners with no previous use of version control. Version control is like saving different versions of your files, but for the modern programmer.

Upgrade XGoogle

Upgrade XGoogle

$50 - Delivery in 1 Day

Fix the formatting problems keeping XGoogle from running. Google has changed their structure since XGoogle was written and the webcrawler is now broken.

8 Python
4 Java
Javascript expert help JavaScript - 4 years experience
Html css expert help HTML/CSS - 5 years experience
Python expert help Python - 6 years experience
I taught myself Python years ago. My first job out of Grad school was as a Python developer. I now use it for small scripts and concise code... Stuff that I want to write quickly or which has been well-planned before hand. I've written a model-view-controller platform in Python called RetroBrowser: https://github.com/allisonf/retro-browser
Java expert help Java - 10 years experience
I've worked with Java since early in my college career around 2003. I work as a Senior Software Engineer using Java/Spring/SQLServer and Groovy Grails.
Sql expert help SQL - 6 years experience
I've taken a Graduate course in Principles of Database Systems and have experience with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLServer.
Jquery expert help jQuery - 1 year experience
Git expert help Git - 7 years experience
I use Git almost daily. I use it exclusively. I eschew other version control systems.
No icon Html - 8 years experience
I teach beginner HTML as a way to help my students understand modern web frameworks like Grails
No icon Grails - 3 years experience
I've worked with Groovy/Grails full-time for over 3 years
No icon Groovy - 3 years experience
I've worked with Groovy/Grails full-time for over 3 years.
Average Rating
(33 ratings)
Awesome mentor!
Pretty good
Could've been better
Needs improvement

Patient with me, had a difficult time with the code, but was able to complete it in a good amount of time!
Timothy Miyasaki Nov 16, 2016

Excellent mentor and willing to move into less comfortable areas and share how to think about problems.
Miriam Nov 14, 2016

Very excellent session! She stayed up late to make sure it clicked for me! Thanks again!
Nahlyee Oct 28, 2016

This was my first time using a tutor for Python coding. allisonf gave great insight but also maintained a "learning" environment, leaving space for me to use my brain and try to come up with a solution. Her explanations were clear, concise and supported with links to relevant documentation and tutorials. I highly recommend the experience.
Kyle Reilly Oct 24, 2016

Allison was professional and efficient with our session together! I would love to work with her again.
thao Oct 01, 2016

Fast, straightforward, and helpful!!
Temur Sep 24, 2016

Great session that was quick and easily answered my questions getting me through the little gaps in my knowledge.
Lew Piper Sep 18, 2016

Great session, quickly helped me get through my problems and identified key areas that could be improved in my code.
Lew Piper Sep 03, 2016

Allison was great! Fast and knowledgable. Helped me solve my problem quickly.
Benny May 25, 2016

Edward Babbage May 14, 2016

Allison rocks! Great mentor, would definitely work with her again.
Edward Babbage May 13, 2016

Allison's great! Smart, helpful, together we were able to work through all of my issues. Lkg fwd to working w her again
josh lazar Apr 11, 2016