I need some pay for play tutoring. I have a jammed schedule and don't want someone to do my work for me, but need direct and timely answers to questions, immediately. I don't have time to trial and error, or tough love learning. I take good notes, learn fast, and always save my code. I need to fast track it.

I feel like this post is going to require a lot more information to get any decent results. I'd recommend stating how much you're willing to pay, what hours you would expect the tutor to be available, and what ways you intend to contact them.

don't want someone to do my work for me, but need direct and timely answers to questions, immediately

You'll get direct and timely answers for free simply by posting your questions here. If you don't believe me, I suspect we have differing opinions on what constitutes doing your work for you. Please clarify what kind of questions you expect to be asking.

from 15 to ? per hour. Mon 2-4, Tues AM-4, Wed 2-4, Thurs AM-4, Any Fri, Sat, Sun. I need to contact comprehensively, like skype ot other video conferencing.

For example, if I have a project I am working on, what is the best way to set this up and why. First define a number of classes, why. Then use a vector, why. Then use a dynamically allocated array, why. Then deallocate the array, why. This sounds infantile because I am. But one way or another, not for long.

from 15 to ? per hour. Mon 2-4, Tues AM-4, Wed 2-4, Thurs AM-4, Any Fri, Sat, Sun.

You're basically asking for someone to sit around waiting for you to call on their expertise at extremely inconvenient times. $15 (I'm assuming we're talking USD here) is a complete ripoff. I can't speak for anyone else, but for those kind of hours, I'd charge you my business hours ($150/hour) and after hours ($250/hour) consulting rate accordingly, because it would severely limit my ability to consistently do other work or have a social life.

Now if it were more like an hour or two once per week at mutually convenient times, $15 is much more reasonable. Though $35 or $45 would be more fair depending on the work done in those hours.

what is the best way to set this up and why. First define a number of classes, why. Then use a vector, why. Then use a dynamically allocated array, why. Then deallocate the array, why.

That's kind of like having the tutor design your program for you and explain the rationale behind it. I think if you adjust your questions slightly you can get the same result on this forum by making it a dialogue rather than "tell me what to do". For example, you post the program requirements and offer up your initial ideas. Then ask for a critique of those ideas and suggestions for improvement or a better design entirely.

The C++ forum is very active pretty much 24/7, so I wouldn't be too worried about response time.

1) I'm not asking for anyone to sit around. I posted the times, they can make any schedule they want of any segment thereof.
2)If you read my post correctly, you would see "'from' 15 to ?" per hour. I am fully aware that 35 or 50 per hour is perfectly reasonable, in "their" free time for "tutoring". I can use paypal, check inadvance, credit card, bank card etc. Even 75 per hour would be understandable if it were someone knowledgeable and productive...not someone who was negative and finding fault with everything.
3)I am used to scheduling obsession, even ocd. I guess I know what I need, and I need someone to help me get it. For example 3:30 - 4:30 pm on Friday. I know I'll be whole on Sat morning. As someone who is 3 lightyears ahead of me, I don't expect you to understand my methods. Maybe they are completely wrong, but this is a mistake I have to make.

I posted the times, they can make any schedule they want of any segment thereof.

Your available times are too vague, and your explanation isn't much better. Are those the hours you want help and the tutor can select a small slice? Or are you expecting help any time within those hours?

If you read my post correctly

I read what you wrote. If you didn't mean that, it's not my problem. Your price range begins at $15, which is clearly what you'd like to pay. My interpretation of your times is perfectly valid, and $15 is as I said, a ripoff under that interpretation. So if you want your posts read correctly, you should write them correctly.

not someone who was negative and finding fault with everything.

Well, then I won't bother you anymore. Good luck finding someone competent with that attitude.

p.s. I still don't think you need to pay for a tutor, but best of luck. :icon_rolleyes:

Narue is completely right, you can likely get the kind of help that you're looking for for free on this site.

That said, if you're willing to alter your times, I'd be completely willing to tutor you. Granted, I would have been willing to give you advice for free on this site, but hey, if you're willing to pay, why not!

You may pick any segment(s) of time within the available. 1/2 hour here, 1 hour there...whatever you want. Then we'll agree on a schedule.
You may name your price, then we'll discuss content and agree on a price and method of payment.
I thought "tutoring" was pretty much self explanatory. A fellow student, or professional tutor, picks there available times, charges a certain fee (whatever), and then shares their gift to help pass on the torch of knowledge to another who truly needs and appreciates it. I've never seen such confusion or negative vibes about something so unpretentious.
If you must know, I retired from 35 years of working construction all over the world. I went back to my home town and got sick. I may have only a year or two. Since I've partied or worked every place I've ever wanted to go, my last wish is to get my PhD in computer science. I know it's a long shot, but it's what I want. In my experience, in this forum, I have seen partial answers, hints, and clues. I don't have that luxury of time. I have to cherish and use every second to its fullest.
I'm not trying to pay your mortgage and accordingly don't want anyone to work for less than they're worth, God knows I've been a worker all my life, and certainly understand the value of a fulfilling business relationship. I just want a tutor, what's the big deal.

Wow. Well, in light of all that information, some of which I think really ought to have been stated up front, I'm not certain I'd be the right person to pick. I certainly don't have PhD level knowledge, but I'd be happy to help you out in whatever way I can for no cost. Just send me a private message and we can discuss what exactly you want in a tutor, and exchange contact information if I'm a good fit. I can't promise that I'll be available for any set schedule, because mine is fairly eclectic right now, but I can promise to give you the most timely responses possible.

Surely, your best bet for tutoring, if you want a PhD, is to take the course? In the UK at least, this takes around 6 years and so doesn't fit into your 1-2 year time scale. The fact also remains is, it's all well saying "I want a PhD in computing" but what would you do for your PhD? You would then need to begin HEAVILY specialising in that area, especially if you expect this in 2 years.

So I think your best bet is to decide what your PhD thesis will be about, see what Universities have available and you will then need some lower qualification to make yourself applicable to the position. In the UK, you will not be accepted to a PhD without at least a Masters which is a 2:i or above. To get a Masters, you need a Bachelors of 2:ii or above. (Which takes 3 years, Masters 1 year)

I highly doubt anyone here would be able to tutor you heavily enough in such a concentrated time frame for the amount of money you'd be willing to pay, even if there is anyone of that level who is willing to do it.

I know this sounds harsh, but I think you'd be better investing what time you have left into something else.

You are just kidding yourself if you think you can start with nothing and get a Ph.D. in two years. Good luck with that, but your goal is not reasonable. In USA a bachelors degree takes an average of 4 years (some very bright people can do it in one year), a Master's degree takes another year or so, and Ph.D. varies due to the theses that is required, and a theses is about the size of a large novel and requires you to do original research.

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