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Nicole P.

French language and Graphic Design

South Pasadena, CA (91031)

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Nicole's Tutoring Subjects

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Art:
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Computer:
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Adobe InDesign

As a professional graphic designer, I work most of my time in InDesign for designing brochures, magazines, book covers and other layouts. I am advanced in InDesign and have been using this software since it first came out, which was about 12 years ago. I have mastered it and most of my work is done in this program.

Adobe Photoshop

I have 16 years of experience as a graphic designer, which means that I have worked for as many years using Photoshop to manipulate images, create montages of images for projects such as posters, and a lot of retouching of photos in order to improve people's complexions, smiles, and hair for brochures, catalogs, magazines, and posters. Photoshop is the best software for retouching and enhancing photos that need to stand out. My experience also extends to salvaging and retouching photos that have aged, or have been damaged or if they have been over exposed or under exposed. I have also used Photoshop for creating the most fun and unusual images that one can imagine that you wouldn't be able to photograph in real life. I would love to be able to share all my expertise with this fun and useful software.

Drawing

I have a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts which means I draw in charcoal, pencil, watercolor pencils. My style is realistic and sometimes very detailed. I have furthered my studies by taking extra drawing classes at UCLA and had some of my work exposed at the UCLA website for artists.

French

I am a French speaking native of Montreal. I have lived most of my life in a French speaking environment, not just taking courses in French as many tutors only had the opportunity to do. This means I know not only the vocabulary and grammar but also well known expressions and the culture itself, music, food etc. I have also studied in a French University in Montreal which means I had to pass the national exam for French which is quite tough in order to get my degree. My minor was in French literature. My method of tutoring would be a hands-on approach with practical exercises and having fun at the same time. I have experience tutoring children from ages 6 to 18 as well as tutoring adults who have never learned French to those who want to brush up on their French. Therefore, I hope you will consider me as your tutor.

Macintosh

I am certified to teach the use of the MacIntosh computer since I am a graphic designer and work solely with the Mac. I have been using a Mac for over 15 years for my work and have been using most of the software that is meant to work on a Mac as well as the iLife programs that initially come with the Mac.

Painting

Besides having studied graphic design and having a bachelor's degree in that field, I also have a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Waterloo University in Ontario, Canada. This degree certifies that I have acquired this degree by studying and doing painting, drawing and sculpture.

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