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Ed W.

Chicago, IL

$60/hr

Ed W. Optics, Physics, Photography, Holography, Math, Macs

Ed W. Optics, Physics, Photography, Holography, Math, Macs

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A life long love of imaging compels me to share my years of experience with those who are similarly hooked. Hands-on demonstrations plus plenty of lesson handouts are my forte.

As an example, I answered a Monster.com ad for Harrington, where they stated they needed an instructor for The Physics of Light class in their new Digital Photography department, “preferably someone like that wacky Doc Brown from Back to the Future.” When I showed up for the rendezvous, they asked me what made me different from anyone else they would interview?

I had cleverly scheduled the appointment on a day that I was teaching Optics for Artists at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and told them that I have all the stuff, and proceeded to pull out of my two-wheeled traveling lab examples of diffraction gratings, thin film interference, lasers, moiré patterns, etc., and they knew they didn’t have to interview anyone else. I had all the stuff, and the approach that would suit their students the best!

I have almost all the objects mentioned in optics textbooks, and bring them to class so that students can look at them, through them, to better internalize their concepts. This is my basic approach to teaching any of the subjects I have taught, such as College Math, Electricity & Magnetism, Physics of Everyday Objects, History of Photographic Technology, and of course Optics. Other hands-on teaching experience was gained in managing the lab for the annual summer Lake Forest College Holography Workshops. My work on building the classroom curricula was recognized by being a finalist for Career Education Corporation Educator of the Year in 2010.

I formerly taught classes in Optics, Physics, College Math, basic computing skills, Photographic History, Holography and other three-dimensional imaging techniques at Harrington College of Design, Columbia College, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I also maintain the only functioning holography studio in the city of Chicago.

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Photography

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Photography

My first teaching gig was for Illinois High School District 214's Continuing Education program when 35 mm SLR's ruled the earth. My latest teaching gig is in Harrington College of Design's Digital Photography department. I still use my darkroom for photographic and holographic materials processing.

University of Illinois at Urbana
Mathematics
National Louis University
MEd

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana (Mathematics)

National Louis University (MEd)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ed will travel within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60638.


About Ed

A life long love of imaging compels me to share my years of experience with those who are similarly hooked. Hands-on demonstrations plus plenty of lesson handouts are my forte.

As an example, I answered a Monster.com ad for Harrington, where they stated they needed an instructor for The Physics of Light class in their new Digital Photography department, “preferably someone like that wacky Doc Brown from Back to the Future.” When I showed up for the rendezvous, they asked me what made me different from anyone else they would interview?

I had cleverly scheduled the appointment on a day that I was teaching Optics for Artists at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and told them that I have all the stuff, and proceeded to pull out of my two-wheeled traveling lab examples of diffraction gratings, thin film interference, lasers, moiré patterns, etc., and they knew they didn’t have to interview anyone else. I had all the stuff, and the approach that would suit their students the best!

I have almost all the objects mentioned in optics textbooks, and bring them to class so that students can look at them, through them, to better internalize their concepts. This is my basic approach to teaching any of the subjects I have taught, such as College Math, Electricity & Magnetism, Physics of Everyday Objects, History of Photographic Technology, and of course Optics. Other hands-on teaching experience was gained in managing the lab for the annual summer Lake Forest College Holography Workshops. My work on building the classroom curricula was recognized by being a finalist for Career Education Corporation Educator of the Year in 2010.

I formerly taught classes in Optics, Physics, College Math, basic computing skills, Photographic History, Holography and other three-dimensional imaging techniques at Harrington College of Design, Columbia College, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I also maintain the only functioning holography studio in the city of Chicago.

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana
Mathematics
National Louis University
MEd

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana (Mathematics)

National Louis University (MEd)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60638

Ed’s Subjects

Computer:
Photography

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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