Data Scientist/Engineer at the CMA

Hi there!

If you're considering going into software development and/or applying to Makers Academy and looking for someone to help accelerate your coding practice, check my profile and drop me a message!

I've paired with dozens of incumbent Makers and many didn't pass their first interview and then after pairing with me passed their second interview.

I like to focus on debugging your general problem solving process and models of the most fundamental concepts. Often getting those right goes a long way, as they generalise across specific syntaxes etc.

Everyone thinks differently so I gather this data from you as we pair and adjust my feedback/guidance accordingly.

I do both remote and IRL sessions.

Length of Session (hours): 1.0

Public discussion (6)


7 years ago


I have an interview coming up at makers academy next week and would like to get some experience under my belt in terms of pair programming.

kind regards

Ahsan waseem


7 years ago

I really enjoyed my interview prep sessions with Tam, I went on to pass my second interview and secure a place on the Makers course!

She explained things in a really visual way during our pairing sessions and that allowed me to understand the concepts I was struggling with such as OOP and classes in Ruby.

She can relate to your coding problems, help in getting used to pair programming and how to think like a programmer.

She is always willing to help and a great coach & mentor!!


6 years ago

After failing my first interview with Makers I booked a couple of interview prep sessions with Tam. They were really helpful and I went on to pass my second interview!

Before our pairing sessions she asked me which topics I was struggling with. She then sent me some codewars katas related to those topics to try and solve, and during the sessions we worked through the ones that I couldn't do.

This helped me so much. Tam was very patient in helping me understand various Ruby concepts, and really improved my approach to deconstructing and working through coding problems.

I would definitely recommend pair programming with Tam if you're preparing for a Makers interview!


6 years ago

Prior to my 2nd interview at Makers, I had a couple of pairing session - one with Tam - and I am pleased to say that I made it onto the course. Thanks Tam for the help!

Harvey Self

4 months ago

I wanted to leave a little comment to support you and wish you a good continuation. Wishing you the best of luck for all your blogging efforts.

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