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My love for people and my curiosity for life and the arts is what motivates me to teach people of all ages. Additionally, I have an interest in the psychology of learning differences and try to apply what I know when teaching.
The breadth of my skills and interests ranging in English grammar, writing, art, photography, and computer technology is what allows me to help my students in a variety of subjects to reach their educational goals.
I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors." Maya Angelou
As an experienced photographer and photo- restoration technician, both in 'Wet' and Digital media, I have mastered Photoshop.
I can teach you how to do basic things like scanning, cropping, adjust brightness, color, saturation, and add special effects, including photo-restoration tricks like taking out backgrounds, filling in spots or cracks, taking out tears from a torn photograph, add parts like an eye or missing tooth, add another person in a photo, or take one out.
I can also teach you how to re-size images both for digital resolution and physical size and format into PDF, TIFF, JPEGS, or what have you, to use in various platforms such as on the web, into slide shows/videos (with our without music) portfolio collections, or website pages.
You will learn also how to make CD or DVD copies for travel or back up.
Nutrition is important to me and I enjoy educating others about healthy meal planning and cooking using organic and tasty ingredients! My background in food in wine in Napa Valley and in the San Francisco Bay Area, along with my family's gourmet style of cooking and love for a variety of cultures' foods including Indian, French, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Latino and more, give me all the tools you and I will need to guide you through a healthier way of eating!
I have experience (and thoroughly enjoy) teaching children preschool to 8th grades, the fundamentals of language arts, basic math skills, and art.
Under the direction of Children and Family Studies Program Director at Napa Valley College, Dianna Chiabboti teaching Early Child Development and Language Arts
Child, Family, and Community, I assisted teacher Diane Rosecrans, owner of Circle of Learning Preschool in Napa.
I also worked as a preschool teacher at Wine Country Day preschool under the direction of Sondra Asendorf.
As a summer program Art Teacher at Contra Costa College for Kids, I taught mural painting, drawing, color, shading, and paint making (most recently in 2011) under the direction of Jennifer Ounjian.
Need help with general computer needs? I can help you set one up, plug things in, install new software, update programs, teach you how to use basic Microsoft Office programs such as, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc., upload photos, created PDF's, use Facebook, Twitter, and all other social media venues you'd like to use.
I can also help you set up a website, blog, or e-commerce store online!
Additionally, I can help you with your resumes, cover letters,or any other correspondence or report needs you may have. (See my Writing profile for more details)
Grammar is one of my favorite subjects!
You will learn about vocabulary and the Latin-root origination of words, sentence structure, punctuation, constructing paragraphs, creating outlines, creative writing, handwriting, and pronunciation in the English language.
Using Microsoft Office Word program you will learn how to use the keyboard, format a document, insert photos, insert text from other documents, objects, and use tools to highlight, bold, underline, create column, boxes, and more!
I can also help you create profiles and learn social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter and e-commerce services such as craigslist, ebay, paypal etc., uploading pictures, videos and text.
I can also teach you how to set up and maintain computer and internet technology related updates, upgrades, backups, virus/security protections, purchasing and installments of computer parts, equipment and/or programs, and troubleshoot connections of printers, fax machines,DSL and phone lines or install and use programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Photoshop, ACDSee and more.
For several years I have taught mural painting and drawing to a variety families and children of all ages from pre-school through adults for a community arts program directed by the The Art Department throughout Solano County and Contra Costa County including, Contra Costa College for kids.
I have a background in photography, drawing, music, and dance and currently use digital graphic design and photography skills in my work as an Administrative and Marketing Assistant.
I have been a photographer from wet to digital and can help you create, restore, re-size, manipulate, and upload images or videos. I can also help you design brochures, business cards, posters, flyers and more.
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