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By askd, history, 4 months ago, In English

Hello! Sorry for the spam blog, but I don't know where else to advertise... I am offering competitive programming 1-on-1 coaching for $20/hr on weekends, with the first lesson being $5/hr, but probably only for 3-4 hours total over Saturday/Sunday.

I'd be happy to help explain/discuss any problems/algorithms! (but not too advanced because I am skill issued :rofl:)

My qualifications

  • Peaked International Master before losing all my braincells to my dumb office job
  • Get paid lots of money to work my dumb office job
  • ICPC world finalist
  • USACO plat
  • I have a girlfriend!!!!

Why receive competitive programming coaching

  • Sometimes understanding editorials/concepts can be tedious, and it'd save time to have someone either explain it to you or be able to answer whatever questions you have
  • I can offer my perspective on what I find enjoyable about CP
  • Learning CP was pretty lonely, at least for me, since finding friends to talk about it can be kinda hard
  • Could help you improve at SWE interviews or something.....
  • (I think) my prices are quite cheap compared to other coaching lol

Why am I doing this

I've been working as a SWE in finance for about 5 months now. It pays ridiculously well, but I find it too uninteresting. I understand that I'm very privileged to have such a job, so shouldn't really complain, but would still like to be happier. I'd really like to try some sort of tutoring thing, to see if I'd enjoy it more.

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I have a girlfriend!!!!
This alone outweighs all the other achievements.

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You should get success by yourself, can a coach really help you if you fear to lose rating/resources/skills/etc, coach can push you but eventually you have to find answers by your own, is not it is a purpose of competition?

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    the purpose to have a coach is to get a better studying plan from someone who is much more experienced than you

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      Yes, that would be nice to find out how to solve problems you have no idea how to solve, but some people like me are trying to blame others not themselves.. that's tough

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10$

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i LIKED this post when you said 'I have a girlfriend!!!!'.

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Your last achievement too i can't match:(