I have over 15 years of teaching and tutoring experience. My education includes a degree in art from the University of Texas and an MCITP certification - Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional from Techskills. I also have nine certifications in the behavioral health sciences field and hold a current level one fingerprint clearance card for the state of Arizona. I have taught as adjunct faculty with college level teaching certifications in computer information systems and art. My work experience includes teaching art in public schools, the Arizona Museum for Youth, and the Scottsdale Cultural Council.
My areas of specialty are computer software and art (and the area where they meet) and have taught students as young as 4 years old through 74 years old. I have experience with the following art and 3D software: Adobe Photoshop, Corel Paint Shop Pro, DAZ Studio, Sculptris and UVMapper. I am skilled in utilizing software to texture 3D models, light and render, photo-manipulate, photo correction/enhancement and post work depth of field (I also have some experience with Blender 3D, Sketchup and Lightwave). My art ability includes the mastering of pre-20th century oil painting and modern oil/acrylic techniques.
I am an easygoing and highly motivated tutor with a knack for breaking down complex subjects into easy to follow steps. My years of experience allows me to easily adapt my teaching style so I can help the beginners by taking it slowly and easily but accelerate the pace with more advanced students.
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