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Elizabeth F.

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Harbor City, CA (90710)

Travel radius
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Offering over 25 years experience in education with a CLEAR California Teaching Credential in multiple designated subjects in Business Applications and Occupations and Computer Applications Operations.

Offering a variety of subjects based on my experiences, ranging from basic Computer Operations and computer training, both PC n MAC, office technology apps like Microsoft Office, WordPerfect Office, to advanced graphic software applications, Adobe CS Master Collection, and most of the software applications within it. During my tenure as an Instructor for 20 years at SCROC in Torrance i chaired the Technology Committee and moved our school into the 20 century with computer technology.

In addition to serving as Technology Chair, Campus Trainer, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Pupil Services, Certificated Representative, Building Committees, Advisory Chair for Arts, Media, n Entertainment Cluster, Technology Education Foundation Media Designer and Trainer, and of course as a Instructor.

Trained 11th, 12th grade high school students, special needs students, as well as adult students. Designed course curriculums for Office Occupations, Word Processing, Computer Operations, WordPerfect Office, Business Applications, Desktop Publishing, Digital Graphics, Graphic Design, Media Design 1-6 Modules, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, InDesign, and After Effects Modules. All curriculum based on Adobe's training competencies, which also prepare students to become Adobe Certified Users. Other subjects may be added at a later date, Bridge, Fireworks, Premiere, Acrobat,etc. All software application modules will also allow sufficient time for students to create a detailed portfolio of the skills they have learned in that subject so that students may print and an have an electronic version of their portfolio of work they have created during their module training.

After your first session with Ms. Fig, we can discuss any future training you may need at a discounted rate. Also, students who would like to learn an entire module of a training in a specific software application, if prepaid will be dramatically lower in cost. If you are interested in future or more thorough training at a discounted rate, you can discuss with me in detail during our first session.

See the subject descriptions on my profile for specific software application lessons and topics. All Adobe training will include lectures, demonstrations, assigned projects created both as practice and skill reinforcement, QnR of competencies attained, documentation and submission of work, and a quiz. Most of the Adobe courses can also be done electronically through email and the web if you have all the required software applications for the subject you would like to learn. So that's another option as well, and of course lower in cost. Yay!

Most of my training is for individuals in who would like to learn Media Design to bring their imagination to life in a variety of mediums, including Print, Web and Video production using Adobe CS3 Master Collection (or any version you may want to learn). I also provide tutoring on general computer setup in regards to hardware, operating systems, and other equipment including using scanners, printers, and cameras, as well as utilizing effective file management for your system to keep you and your files organized ... this will provide students a good foundation for utilizing all of their hardware to its fullest potential.

I also offer coaching in Employment Preparation, which includes thoroughly preparing students for employment. There are several other topics, included as well, like Microsoft Office applications, and this training will vary depending on the software versions you may want to learn. Training can be catered to your immediate needs, whether its setting up a computer and hardware, setting a in home network, using printers, scanners, faxes, and cameras, installing and removing software.

Character references provided upon request, Fingerprints on file with State of California Teaching Board, LiveScan on File with DCFS and Background Check all Clear.

All training is based on your learning needs and all training materials will be geared towards those goals. Returning students will receive discounts on future sessions, or discounts on prearranged and prepaid sessions, as well as discounts to students who want to learn as much as they can about the technology they have and how you can get the best out of it.

Bring dreams and ideas to life through computers and technology!

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Elizabeth’s subjects

Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Photography
Language:
Speech
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Photography
Business:
Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Corporate Training:
HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Adobe Illustrator

Illustrator CS3 Revealed
Students can request a specific competency that they would like to learn in ILL and MsFig can customize your training. Below MsFig provides a simple break down of an entire module of topics in ILL.

Students can also opt to prepay for all lessons in the module at a dramatically cheaper hourly rate. In addition, students will gain a working understanding of basic to advanced competencies and techniques in ILL, which also includes Adobe Certification Exam Prep, as well as a Portfolio of your ILL projects for employment, school, etc.

When students sign up for module training, they will also receive a special rate for other software applications I have available.


ILL CS3 Revealed Module: Lesson #, Title, n Overview
1 Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator CS3
• Create a New Document
• Explore the Illustrator Window
• Become Familiar with the Welcome Screen
• Creating Basic Shapes
• Apply Fill and Stroke Color to Objects
• Select, Move, and Align Objects
• Work with Guides
• Transform Objects
• Make Direct Selections
2 Creating Text and Gradients
• Create and Format Text
• Flow Text into an Object
• Position Text on a Path
• Create Colors and Gradients
• Apply Colors and Gradients to Text
• Adjust a Gradient and Create a Drop Shadow
3 Drawing and Composing and Illustration
• Draw Straight Lines
• Draw Curved Lines
• Draw Elements of an Illustration
• Apply Attributes to Objects
• Assemble an Illustration
• Stroke Objects for Artistic Effect
• Use Live Trace and the Live Paint Bucket Tool
4 Transform and Distort Objects
• Transform Objects
• Offset and Outline Paths
• Create Compound Paths
• Work with the Pathfinder Panel
• Create Clipping Masks
5 Working with Layers
• Create and Modify Layers
• Manipulate Layered Artwork
• Work with Layered Artwork
• Create a Clipping Set
6 Working with Patterns and Brushes
• Use the Move Command
• Create a Pattern
• Design a Repeating Pattern
• Work with the Brushes Panel
• Work with Scatter Brushes
7 Working with Filters, Gradient Meshes, Envelopes, and Blends
Work with Filters
• Work with Gradient Meshes
• Work with Envelopes
• Create Blends
8 Working with Transparency, Live Color, Effects, and Graphic Styles
• Use the Transparency Panel and the Color Picker
• Work with Live Color
• Apply Effects to Objects
• Use the Appearance Panel
• Work with Graphic Styles
9 Creating Graphs in Illustrator
• Create a Graph
• Edit a Graph using the Graph Data Window
• Use the Group Selection Tool
• Use the Graph Type Dialog Box
• Create a Combination Graph
• Create a Custom Graph Design
• Apply a Custom Design to a Graph
• Create and Apply Sliding-Scale Design
10 Drawing with Symbols
• Create Symbols
• Place Symbol Instances
• Modify Symbols and Symbol Instances
• Create Symbol Instance Sets
• Modify Symbol Instance Sets
11 Creating 3D Objects
• Extrude Objects
• Revolve Objects
• Manipulate Surface Shading and Lighting
• Map Artwork to 3D Objects
12 Preparing a Document for Prepress and Printing
• Explore Basic Color Theory
• Work in CMYK Mode
• Specify Spot Colors
• Create Crop Marks
• Create Bleeds
13 Preparing Graphics for the Web
• Create Slices
• Specify Slice Type and Slice Options
• Use the Save for Web & Devices Dialog Box
• Create an Image Map

Adobe Photoshop

Students can request a specific competency that they would like to learn in PS and MsFig can customize your training. Below MsFig provides a simple break down of an entire module of topics in PS.

Students can also opt to prepay for all lessons in the module at a dramatically cheaper hourly rate. In addition, students will gain a working understanding of basic to advanced competencies and techniques in PS, which also includes Adobe Certification Exam Prep, as well as a PS Portfolio of your PS projects for employment, school, etc.

When students sign up for module training, they will also receive a special rate for other software applications I have available.

PS CS3 Revealed Module: Lesson #, Title, n Overview
1 Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop CS3
• Start Adobe Photoshop CS3
• Learn how to open and save an image
• Use organizational and management features
• Examine the Photoshop window
• Use the Layer and History palettes
• Learn about Photoshop by using Help
• View and print an image
• Close a file and exit Photoshop
2 Working with Layers
• Examine and convert layers
• Add and delete layers
• Add a selection from one image to another
• Organize layers with layer groups and colors
3 Making Selections
• Make a selection using shapes
• Modify a marquee
• Select using color and modify a selection
• Add a vignette effect to a selection
4 Incorporating Color Techniques
• Work with color to transform an image
• Use the Color Picker and the Swatches palette
• Place a border around an image
• Blend colors using the Gradient Tool
• Add color to a grayscale image
• Use filters, opacity, and blending modes
• Match colors
5 Placing Type in an Image
• Learn about type and how it is created
• Change spacing and adjust baseline shift
• Use the Drop Shadow style
• Apply anti-aliasing to type
• Modify type with the Bevel and Emboss style
• Apply special effects to type using filters
• Create text on a path
6 Using Painting Tools
• Paint and patch an image
• Create and modify a brush tip
• Use the Smudge Tool
• Use a library and an airbrush effect
7 Working with Special Layer Functions
• Use a layer mask with a selection
• Work with layer masks and layer content
• Control pixels to blend colors
• Eliminate a layer mask
• Use an adjustment layer
• Create a clipping mask
8 Creating Special Effects with Filters
• Learn about filters and how to apply them
• Create an effect with an Artistic filter
• Add unique effects with Stylize filters
• Alter images with Distort and Noise filters
• Alter lighting with a Render filter
9 Enhancing Specific Selections
• Create an alpha channel
• Use Extract to isolate an object
• Erase areas in an image to enhance appearance
• Use the Clone Stamp Tool to make repairs
• Use the Magic Wand Tool to select objects
• Learn how to create snapshots
• Create multiple-image layouts
10 Adjusting Colors
• Correct and adjust color
• Enhance colors by altering saturation
• Modify color channels using levels
• Create color samplers with the Info palette
11 Using Clipping Masks, Paths, and Shapes
• Use a clipping group as a mask

HTML

Students can request a specific competency in HTML that they would like to learn, or if they have a specific html app they want to learn and use to design web pages with and MsFig can customize your training to meet your needs.

Below MsFig provides a list of topics in web design, production, and maintenance using industry's leader in web page design, Adobe Dreamweaver. Students will gain a good HTML foundation through the training modules available, in addition to creating several various websites in their entirety.

Students can create web pages very easily using a variety of techniques and software applications, depending on your preference, arrangements can be made to facilitate your web design needs.

Students can also opt to prepay for all lessons in the module at a dramatically cheaper hourly rate. In addition, students will gain a working understanding of basic to advanced competencies and techniques in DW, which also includes Adobe Certification Exam Prep, as well as a DW Portfolio of your DW projects for employment, school, etc.

When students sign up for module training, they will also receive a special rate for other software applications I have available.

Dreamweaver CS3 Revealed
1 Getting Started with Dreamweaver
• Explore the Dreamweaver workspace
• View a Web page and use Help
• Plan and define a Web site
• Add a folder and pages and set the home page
• Create and view a site map
2 Developing a Web Page
• Create head content and set page properties
• Create, import, and format text
• Add links to Web pages
• Use the History panel and edit code
• Modify and test Web pages
3 Working with Text and Graphics
• Create unordered and ordered lists
• Create, apply, and edit Cascading Style Sheets
• Add styles and attach Cascading Style Sheets
• Insert and align graphics
• Enhance an image and use alternate text
• Insert a background image and perform site maintenance
4 Working with Links
• Create external and internal links
• Create internal links to named anchors
• Insert rollovers with Flash text
• Create, modify, and copy a navigation bar
• Create an image map
• Manage Web site links
5 Using HTML Tables to Lay Out a Page
• Create a table
• Resize, split, and merge cells
• Insert and align images in table cells
• Insert text and format cell content
7 Managing a Web Server and Files
• Perform Web site maintenance
• Publish a Web site and transfer files
• Check files out and in
• Cloak files
• Import and export a site definition
• Evaluate Web content for legal use
8 Using Styles and Style Sheets for Design
• Create and use embedded styles
• Modify embedded styles
• Work with external CSS style sheets
• Work with conflicting styles
• Use coding tools to view and edit styles
9 Collecting Data with Form
• Plan and create a form
• Edit and format a form
• Work with form objects
• Test and process a form
10 Positioning objects with CSS
• Create a page using CSS layouts
• Add content to CSS layout blocks
• Edit content in CSS layout blocks
• Insert an AP div
• Set the position and size of an AP element
• Add content to an AP element
• Use the AP Elements panel
11 Adding Media Objects
• Add and modify Flash objects
• Add rollover images
• Add behaviors
• Add Flash video
12 Creating and Using Templates
• Create templates with editable regions
• Use templates to create pages
• Use templates to update a site
• Use advanced template options
13 Working with Library Items and Snippets
• Create and modify library items
• Add library items to pages
• Add and modify snippets

Microsoft PowerPoint

Overview of student learning needs for Microsoft PowerPoint...

Below is a list of various lesson topics available:

Overview of PP interface and getting started
Creating a presentation
Adding and organizing slides
Using themes
Slides layouts and slide masters
Text lists and bullets
Tables
Objects, lines, and shapes
Charts
SmartArt graphics
Transititions and animations
Pictures
Movies and audio
Delivering a presentation
Printing and handouts
Managing files
Sharing and collaborating
Security and privacy

NOTE: if student wants to learn a specific subject or topic not listed above, arrangements can be made with tutor to customize lessons for you.

Microsoft Windows

I am California state certified designated multiple subjects including Computer Operations and Business Applications. Offering over 25 years of computer experience and 20 years teaching 11-12 and adult students in an vocational education. I'm experienced with Basic Computers, to Adv. Computers, Computer Operations, Word Processing, Microsoft Office Operations, Digital Graphics and Publishing, Media Design, Adobe CS Modules, including computer operations with various versions of Windows and MAC Operating Systems.

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Education

El Camino Community College (Business Admin)

Cal State University at Long Beach (Other)

Amazing Tutor! Elizabeth was very flexible and extremely helpful. I was able to impress with my power point presentation. She taught me things I never knew power point could do. I will definitely seek her expertise again. Thank you very much Elizabeth!!! ...

— Sandra from Torrance, CA on 1/13/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Also discounts for multiple tutoring sessions and multiple software seasions scheduled. Arrangements made on an individual student basis.

Travel policy

Elizabeth will travel within 25 miles of Harbor City, CA 90710.

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