My background is a unique blend of business and arts, combined with a strong interest in education and mentoring. I am an accomplished fine art photographer whose work has won awards. I have a Master of Fine Art, Photography degree from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. My undergraduate degree is in business management (BSBM), and I was a certified Project Management Professional. I have operated a portrait studio in Carlsbad, CA, and currently focus on publishing and exhibiting my fine art photography, as well as expanding my business in the bay area. While I had a life-long interest in expressing myself through the arts - be it through painting, writing or photography - it had taken me several years to develop the courage and confidence to share my artistic vision with others. Partly because of this, I am very interested and involved in teaching and mentoring; especially through children's arts programs. I enjoy working in a one-on-one setting, addressing your specific needs and challenges and accommodating your style of learning, but am also comfortable giving group lessons. I have tutored adults in languages and computer skills, as well as worked with children in developing and encouraging creative skills and imagination. I currently tutor German and English as a Second Language.
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