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Hello there potential tutees!
I am a 23 year old who just received his bachelors degree in film production from Emerson college. Before that I received an associates of arts in general studies from Montgomery College.
While I have a special passion for cinema and the associated arts, do not let that fool you. I am a trained English tutor who tutored English 101 and English 102 at Montgomery College. In fact, I was a pilot for the peer tutoring program at Montgomery College, which to the best of my knowledge now employs 3 students a year as tutors. Through my ingenuity and self starting capabilities I managed to start the program and it has perpetuated.
In the realms of English I am a great lover of classic literature with special emphasis on Epic poetry, religious literature, world literature, the modernist, post-modernist, impressionist, psychological realist, sci-fi, fantasy, or any literature that strikes my fancy.
I have a prodigious vocabulary and a vast knowledge of structure in the realms of narrative fiction, poetry and prosody (from iambic pentameter to trocheeic tetrameter, I'm your guy), and a mite more importantly, argumentative essays. I have worked on many a thesis statement, I am all too familiar with APA, MLA, Chicago and the associated bibliographies.
I have excellent knowledge of Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and making a pretty PowerPoint presentations. In the realm of computers, I am also well versed in Avid Media Composer (for those aspiring editors), Final Draft (for screenwriting) and Celtx. In general I'm very handy with all windows OS' to this point, in addition to MAC OS' by virtue of going to a MAC school. I can teach macros and shortcuts (Ctrl + S is a lifesaver) and while not adept at programming have a functional knowledge of computers.
In addition to this I have a great fondness for the social sciences and am well versed in all matters associated with neurology (such as the locations and functions of such fun areas as the reticular formation, the pons, the limbic system, broca and wernicke, you name it, I've probably spent some time studying it)Having taken a number of Psychology courses and read the DSM-IV-TR, I am well equipped to explain all things psychology, or sociology, should the case dictate.
Finally, I play a number of instruments and have a functional knowledge of world music, I myself can play the guitar, sitar, theremin, and sing with relative proficiency. I have a small knowledge of music theory, enough for rudimentary course work at the very least.
When I tutor a student, I tend to look over the course work or the assignment. After looking at what the student has done or can do, I gently try to help the student come to their own understanding of the work that they are trying to accomplish, I ask a lot of questions and if they don't quite get where I'm going then I will jump in and explain to them what is or is not working. Patience is a virtue of which I am abundantly gifted, so I have no problem with waiting for a student to come to their own conclusions. I prefer to work on the bigger picture first then work on smaller details as it becomes necessary to do so. I feel that getting the macro elements nailed down is a greater key to success than nitpicking on the individual assignment level problems.
I hope to speak and work with you all soon, anything else you would like to know feel free to contact me!
Film is my intended field. I went to school in Boston and received my bachelor's degree in film production. I have watched an excess of 1,000 films and keep tabs on all things cinema. I am knowledgeable on the workflows for Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro (X/7) and traditional negative splicing on the steenbeck editing suite. Additionally I have written 2 feature screenplays and have produced one 8 minute short film. I can tell you about color temperature and camera operation, the importance of knowing wattage on a set, how to set up a light, coil a cable and am immensely knowledgeable in the realm of film history, having made a special note of it in my studies, all the way from Edward Muybridge to the golden age of television. Film is a hands on subject and as such I have a hands on approach tutoring it.
I have been playing guitar for ten years. Aside from in-depth knowledge of guitar construction and mechanics, I have first hand knowledge with music theory. I can play with reasonable proficiency: The Blues, Jazz, Rock, Metal, Folk, and a number of experimental genres. I also can play electric, acoustic, and classical style guitars. Additionally, I am proficient as both a fingerstyle and flat picker. I also have an advanced knowledge of open tunings, scales and open chords, chord voicing and the like. I am abundantly patient and feel a need to instill the basic music theory behind good guitar playing before jumping into learning the musical aspects. I also believe in the value of ensemble playing and as such I play with students to foster the spirit of collaboration that the best musical styles thrive on.
Emerson College (Film)
Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00
Cancellation: 4 hours notice required
Eric will travel within 10 miles of Brighton, MA 02135.
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