# Tutoring

Do you struggle to keep up with your professor in class? Do you find that you’re missing a key part of the required background material, or that your peers latch onto concepts faster than you do — and you end up running faster and faster only to stand still?

Hi! I’m Shrirang. I’m an online tutor and I’m here to help you learn.

I have a Ph.D. from a top-10 University, a long career in industry, and have been tutoring students for the past five years. You can check out more about me on my web page.

I have helped students from the following fine institutions:

In a variety of subjects from

#### Computer Science:

• Different avatars of Algorithms: Introduction to Algorithms, Algorithms and Complexity, Theory of Algorithms, Analysis of Algorithms, Algorithms and Data Structures, Efficient Algorithms and Intractable Problems, Design and Analysis of Algorithms,… This is my specialty!
• Theoretical CS: Theory of Computation, Foundations of Computing, Complexity Theory
• Other CS: Compilers and Operating Systems

#### Computer Engineering:

• Computer Architecture
• Computer Systems Organization and Design
• Scalable Distributed Systems

#### Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence:

• Computing for Data Analysis
• Data Mining Techniques
• Data Science with Probability and Statistics
• Artificial Intelligence
• Machine Learning

#### Programming:

• Python
• Systems Programming
• C
• C++
• Data Structures and Programming

#### Electrical Engineering:

And various versions of VLSI Design.

#### And for fun:

• Probability
• Quantum Computing and Quantum Cryptography

My students usually struggle with the material as they do not get their doubts clarified in lectures. This could be due to a number of reasons — the pace is too fast, the class is too big, or they are too shy! This has only gotten worse with online instruction using recorded lectures. Many times, the expectation from the faculty is very high; students do not have the right background, and they struggle to keep up.

A significant portion of my students are working professionals studying for an online degree. They do not necessarily have the bandwidth to attend online office hours or research on their own. I have also coached many professionals to prepare for job interviews (no, leetcode does not cut it!)

We have gone from ‘almost failing’ to an A in individual courses, and from a low GPA (and academic probation) to top-of-class performance and prestigious job offers.

#### My Approach

I have a systematic approach to tutoring subjects and help students develop their intuition on how to approach problems. This means that we cover a topic such as Dynamic Programming over more than 8 sessions (versus 2-3 in a typical course). Of course, this varies by student! I have a large number of practice problems organized systematically that build on your existing knowledge to further firm up your understanding.

If you would like to explore the possibility of working together, get in touch via email (shrirang at algoasylum dot com). My rates are between \$150 – \$200 per hour, and I am open to working with groups of 2-3 students. The first session is free.