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My name is Sandra and I am an award winning fashion designer/design director and chef with experience in London, Paris, NYC, Dallas & Beverly Hills. I have worked as a design assistant for Halston, Mary McFadden, Ossie Clark & Zoran before starting my own design & retail business with sales of $500 million per year. I was mentored by Mr. Stanley Marcus (of Neiman Marcus) who was on my advisory board for several years until his passing.
I started out my career as a classical ballet dancer which provided a truly great basis for my understanding of the body and movement as well as physical composition. I graduated from FIDM with outstanding honors and an internship with the wonderful Bob Mackie. I am also a popular college professor at FIDM fashion college in downtown LA where I co-wrote the course "The Business of Fashion" for the fashion design department and also teach "The Principals of Product Development" in the merchandise department. I have strong mentoring skills and love to work with up & coming fashion design talent.
I am available for tutoring involving any design based work as well as basic English & literature. I have an engaging hands on approach and generously use my mentoring skills to inspire and encourage excellence. I tutor at FIDM and have worked with many foreign students, from Asia, Europe, and Latin America, and have a strong success rate helping them achieve their goals in a timely manner. Many of my former students remain in communication with me after graduation as we often establish lasting bonds.
I am a a graduate of the London Cordon Bleu. I have been trained in classical French cuisine techniques, with a strong interest in World cuisines, as well as my personal commitment to natural foods with extensive macrobiotic & natural/organic/Spa cuisine studies and & catering experience for clients in NY, London & Dallas. I love to teach kids to cook, it's empowering, and also people who have never ventured into the kitchen. Healthy eating for busy people on the go and families too, that is both delicious & nutritious. I also like to emphasize vegetarian & vegan cooking.
English is my first language. I am a designer and work with an array of International people and I also teach at FIDM and have many foreign students and often help them with their English, particularly for use in the fashion business..
English is my first language. I have lived in Europe & Canada and have also taught college classes to classes that were over 50% foreign students (Asia, South American & Europe)with little English, so tutoring them was part of my job description.
I love literature and sharing it with others. I would love to help with your literary studies. I have my foundation in the classics as well as modern and contemporary writers and poets.
Discussion is essential when entering the literary world, and that is a vital part of the understanding process.
I have worked in the fashion retail & promo/advertising business for many years and copy & document proof reading has long been a part of my work. This also includes content for web based businesses.
I also teach business at FIDM fashion college in LA and proofreading is also part of my job with writing tests, printed materials etc.
I offer public speaking for students and professionals. Coaching for public speaking, TV appearances, as well as corporate presentations. I work in the fashion business and learned to make presentations and speak to large groups of people by necessity.
I also teach at FIDM fashion college and help many foreign students develop their speaking & presentation skills to meet their personal skill & comfort needs.
I have been a voracious reader all of my life. My mother gave me the gift of reading before I started school. I would like to help others enter the great door of literacy and the empowerment that comes when that door is opened.I am a design director in the fashion business and also work as a adjunct professor at FIDM college in downtown LA and work with many foreign students. I coach and tutor reading as well as writing and public speaking.
I have sewn all my life and then took classes in High School and then in Fashion College at FIDM in LA and Parsons in NY. I have worked in London and Paris and have studied couture techniques as well as manufacturing for the apparel industry. I have done custom bridal & special occasion design work for Neiman Marcus.
I love to teach beginners sewing techniques that they can quickly master. I also offer some easy sewing tips on Demand Media for home sewers. I can also consult re industry techniques for new designers & fashion students.
I love English and the incredible range of rich vocabulary that exists for us to use. I would love to help increase your vocabulary and help you expand your vocal toolkit and express yourself in a more specific manner.
English is such a beautiful language, enjoy using it and encourage others to expand their vocabularies too by increasing yours!
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