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Molly K.

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Paradise, CA (95969)

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Molly has experience teaching all ages, from elementary school to university level and mid-career professionals. If you have hit a brick wall and just need an hour of help or if you are looking for a complete, 16-18 week course, please contact Molly.

Are you interested in learning web application development or design tools? Molly is an established art director and project manager with eighteen years of professional design and development experience. She is also a good teacher. Molly's career has included all aspects and levels of practice, from production design and technical troubleshooting through art direction and product management in both corporate in-house and small agency settings. She begins where you are and provides individual instruction to help you learn the specific skills you are interested in mastering.

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Molly’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Business, Career Development, Grammar, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Proofreading, Statistics, Web Design
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Handwriting, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
Business, Career Development, Marketing, Microsoft Excel
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Drawing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Computer Programming, Desktop Publishing, HTML, Linux, Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Web Design
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Discrete Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

Adobe InDesign

In addition to having taught InDesign at the university level, I possess over 18 years of professional experience with page layout applications beginning with PageMaker and QuarkExpress up through the most current version of InDesign CC. Professional projects include the production of brochures, books, advertisements, and digital publications in InDesign. My working methods include, where appropriate, use of paragraph and character styles, multiple master pages, tables, and variable data input from database files. Please let me know if you wish to see example files.

Desktop Publishing

My desktop publishing experience is extensive and includes ApogeeX prepress work flow administration, Preps imposition, and professional layout with all industry-standard tools including InDesign CC. If you need a little brush up on the difference between preparing artwork for web press or sheet fed press, which spot colors can be reasonably approximated by CMYK, ways to maximize your direct mail message while minimizing postage, how to create both print and digital publications from the same master file, or are looking to create bullet-proof files, I can help.


In addition to having taught Drawing at the university level, I possess over 18 years of professional commercial art experience. Professional projects include the production of architectural illustration, portrait drawing, and layout sketches for Art Director approval. My preferred media include graphite, pen, charcoal, conte crayon, colored pencil and digital input methods such as tablet and touchscreen. Please let me know if you wish to see example files.


Linux is a open source operating system that shares with Macintosh a Unix heritage. Linux comes in several flavors and my experience includes three of the most common versions: Fedora, Ubuntu, and Arch. In addition, my primary development environment is a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQl, and PHP) stack. In order to administer Linux servers, I have a strong knowledge of shell commands, sometimes called BASH, and can navigate Linux without the help of a GUI interface. That is, I am able to make a Linux box do my bidding with just a black screen and green type. If you would like to learn how to set up a Linux machine of your own or are looking for some troubleshooting help I am happy to help.


For over 18 years, I have used Macintosh computers professionally for both design and application development. In addition to a strong knowledge of shell commands, MAMP stack development environment, and advanced Mac trouble shooting, I have authored several small Mac applications and scripts to make my make my working life more productive. (e.g.: I wrote a program that shows/hides invisible files. This is useful for dealing with system issues.) Please let me know if you wish to see an example program.

Study Skills

In my work as a university professor I often met with struggling students to help them with study skills. We worked on creating time management plans, learning how to skim assignments to understand what information was important to focus on during study, and making best use of resources. Please contact me if there is additional information you need in making your assessment.

Web Design

Over 18 years of professional experience in design and development qualify me to tutor this subject. I have taught web design seminar at a college level as well as instructed many of the component programs.

My language and coding experience includes HTML, PHP, CSS, SASS, Ruby, and Javascript with some basic Java knowledge. Web server admin experience is heavily tilted towards Linux, though I also possess Windows and Mac server admin experience. Back end database knowledge includes MySQL and Postgresql. CMS knowledge includes Rails Refinery and WordPress as well as various ecommerce suites.

Please let me know if there is a specific topic you need covered if not seen here. I probably can help you.

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Humboldt State University (Art, Design)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Molly will travel within 25 miles of Paradise, CA 95969.

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