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Jen S.

Valley Village, CA

$50/hr

Art Institute Grad - Photoshop, SketchUp, drawing, Excel, etc.

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Art Institute Grad - Photoshop, SketchUp, drawing, Excel, etc.

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In 2013, I graduated from The Art Institute of Portland, where I received my bachelor of fine arts degree in interior design, with a minor in sustainability. In 2010, I graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division, where I received my diploma in residential planning.

I moved to the LA area about 2 years ago. I'm now a design and production assistant at Neoteric Luxury in Santa Monica, which is a full-time position Monday through Friday, so my availability is now limited to weekends, and after 6pm week nights (if meeting location is in Santa Monica or close enough to be reasonable). I also do freelance work - mostly 3D renderings.

Over the past six years, I have been using AutoCAD, Google SketchUp Pro with SU Podium V2, Photoshop, InDesign, and Microsoft Office programs on a regular basis (all Mac versions). I have also been sketching, hand drafting, hand rendering, creating presentation boards, and occasionally painting.

Testimonials

"Super knowledgeable and easy to follow!"

- Joni, Santa Monica, CA on 2/10/14

"Jen's Photoshop tutoring"

- Fernando, Northridge, CA on 10/12/13

"Great tutor."

- Jeff, Calabasas, CA on 7/26/13

"Well planned lesson"

- Nadene, Los Angeles, CA on 7/19/13

"AutoCAD Knowledgeable "

- Silvia, El Segundo, CA on 5/14/13
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Writing
Computer:
Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Photoshop,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Art:
Adobe Photoshop,
Architecture,
Art Theory , Drawing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Study Skills
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Study Skills,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Adobe InDesign

Throughout college I was required to create my presentation boards and marketing materials using InDesign. I have always received compliments on my boards, and I even got my last job because of how I put together my portfolio, which I created using InDesign. My first task on that job was to create a portfolio for my boss using the same program. In my current job, I use InDesign on a regular basis for several projects including business cards, flyers, pamphlets, magazine pages, and all other visual, digital layouts that needs to be done.

Adobe Photoshop

I have been using Photoshop for the past 6-7 years. I have taken multiple courses including photography, where we used to it restore and edit images, digital rendering, where we used Photoshop to edit, manipulate, and create new images by importing textures, people, etc. We also learned the basics of illustrator.

During my internship earlier this year, part of my work required me to use InDesign and Photoshop to create marketing materials. I was also asked to create/manipulate images for designs for a new clothing line. In addition, I have used it in school for most of my design work, as well as for my own personal projects.

Architecture

I have my residential planning diploma, in addition to a Bachelor Fine Arts degree in interior design with a minor in sustainability. Anyone who knows anything about the interior design program and the field, knows that interior designers learn almost EVERYTHING that architecture students do. I have taken courses in codes and regulations, several courses in art history related to architecture specifically, period styles, drafting courses, AutoCAD courses, detailing courses, etc. I have also done quite a bit of volunteer work related to construction, architecture and design. I have worked on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, I worked on a construction site during a build day for Habitat for Humanity, and I've worked on a design project for an underprivileged teenage boys facility.

Drawing

I have kept a sketchbook since I was 7 years old. Drawing and shading with pencil has always been a passion of mine. I took drawing and art classes throughout high school, and throughout my 5 years in college. I have always gotten an A in these classes, and I have learned many new techniques along the way. I know how to sketch, draw in bird's eye view, one point perspective, two point perspective, create constructed perspectives to scale using a floor plan, draw with different mediums, etc.

Study Skills

Over the years I have come up with several interactive ways to study for tests. No matter what the subject is, I can help. Most of my methods involve writing AND visual/hands-on material, so whether you're a visual learner, or someone who learns and remembers content by reading and re-writing it, you'll notice a definite change in your grade. You will also remember the material for a longer period of time by studying this way.

Writing

I have always been complimented and acknowledged for my writing skills. Throughout high school and college I always excelled in my English and writing courses. I know APA and MLA style formats well for writing research papers, and I know what it takes to write a strong paper/essay.

Jen’s Resources

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If  you're still working on it, the answer I got was a) no solution. Since it's multiple choice, the easiest thing to do (in my opinion) is to check the equation by plugging in the variables given in the answer choices. If it doesn't add up, you know you can eliminate that option. I...

The Art Institute of Portland (B.F.A.)
Interior Design

Education

The Art Institute of Portland (B.F.A.) (Interior Design)

Super knowledgeable and easy to follow! — Jen is very professional and extremely knowledgeable. She is patient and a great teacher. I would recommend her to anyone interested in learning SketchUP. Worth every penny! ...

— Joni, Santa Monica, CA on 2/10/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

SketchUp - $60

Travel policy

Jen will travel within 16 miles of Valley Village, CA 91607.


About Jen

In 2013, I graduated from The Art Institute of Portland, where I received my bachelor of fine arts degree in interior design, with a minor in sustainability. In 2010, I graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division, where I received my diploma in residential planning.

I moved to the LA area about 2 years ago. I'm now a design and production assistant at Neoteric Luxury in Santa Monica, which is a full-time position Monday through Friday, so my availability is now limited to weekends, and after 6pm week nights (if meeting location is in Santa Monica or close enough to be reasonable). I also do freelance work - mostly 3D renderings.

Over the past six years, I have been using AutoCAD, Google SketchUp Pro with SU Podium V2, Photoshop, InDesign, and Microsoft Office programs on a regular basis (all Mac versions). I have also been sketching, hand drafting, hand rendering, creating presentation boards, and occasionally painting.

Testimonials

"Super knowledgeable and easy to follow!"

- Joni, Santa Monica, CA on 2/10/14

"Jen's Photoshop tutoring"

- Fernando, Northridge, CA on 10/12/13

"Great tutor."

- Jeff, Calabasas, CA on 7/26/13

"Well planned lesson"

- Nadene, Los Angeles, CA on 7/19/13

"AutoCAD Knowledgeable "

- Silvia, El Segundo, CA on 5/14/13
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Education

The Art Institute of Portland (B.F.A.)
Interior Design

Education

The Art Institute of Portland (B.F.A.) (Interior Design)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

SketchUp - $60

Travel Radius
Travels within 16 miles of Valley Village, CA 91607

Jen’s Subjects

English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Writing
Computer:
Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Photoshop,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Art:
Adobe Photoshop,
Architecture,
Art Theory , Drawing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Study Skills
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Study Skills,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Jen’s Resources

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If  you're still working on it, the answer I got was a) no solution. Since it's multiple choice, the easiest thing to do (in my opinion) is to check the equation by plugging in the variables given in the answer choices. If it doesn't add up, you know you can eliminate that option. I...


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