I'm new to programming and taking an introductory course in Java, will I ever get comfortable with programming?
My first experience in programming was an introductory course in Java. At first the language and programming in general felt extremely foreign to me, but since writing my first Hello World program I have gone onto write programs including an interactive key-tar (guitar on your computer) and simulating the Traveling Sales Person problem with visual aid mapping out stops to all major cities in the United States. Without a doubt Java gets some taking used to, but I believe having experience starting without any experience I can help smooth your learning bumps.
How comfortable are you in teaching calculus?
Having taken both precalc and calculus in high school and Calculus 1 and 2 at Princeton, I have learned from some of the most brilliant mathematicians in the world. I believe I have full grasps on basic concepts of calculus as well as the ability to deal with complicated equations and can explain tricks I have learned throughout my experiences on how to address problems that may not have such simple step by step solutions.
What is the most complex systems-level program you have written in C?
I have successfully created my own fully functional low-level Linux Shell in C. A Linux shell is a program that makes the facilities of the operating system available to interactive users. There are several popular Linux/Unix shells: sh (the Bourne shell), csh (the C shell), and bash (the Bourne Again shell) to name a few. My shell has a few built in operations and also the ability to run any program and redirect output and input through the shell. The project took approximately 40 hours.