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Alison L.

Harvard Grad Student Tutoring in Technical and Creative Pursuits

Cambridge, MA (02239)

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Hourly fee
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Alison's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Corporate Training:
College Counseling
Grammar
Microsoft Excel
Proofreading
Spanish
Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math
College Counseling
GED
GRE
PSAT more »
SAT Math
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
Homeschool:
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Calculus
Geometry
Prealgebra
Precalculus
SAT Math
SAT Reading
Spanish
Statistics
Writing more »
Business:
GRE
Microsoft Excel
Art:
Adobe Photoshop more »
Graphic Design
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Language:
Spanish
Science:
Civil Engineering more »
Mechanical Engineering more »
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator more »
Adobe InDesign more »
Adobe Photoshop more »
AutoCAD more »
Graphic Design
Microsoft Excel
Math:
ACT Math
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Calculus
Differential Equations more »
Geometry
Linear Algebra
Prealgebra
Precalculus
Probability
SAT Math
Statistics
Trigonometry
English:
Grammar
Proofreading
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
Writing more »

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Adobe Illustrator

My experience in Adobe Illustrator includes both creating from scratch and use as part of a workflow. I have extensive experience working with output from AutoCAD and other vector programs for use in presentation documents.

Adobe InDesign

I have used InDesign for 5+ years in the creation of presentation boards, posters, and reports. I am well-versed in proper file management, especially the use of paragraph styles to create unified documents (with automatic reference notes, cross referenced images, and table of contents). I have worked documents ranging from a single page to over 200 pages.

Adobe Photoshop

I have used Photoshop heavily for 5+ years in creating and manipulating images and post-processing output from other software. My strength is in the use of Photoshop for communicating design intentions. Please note that professional photo retouching is not my area of expertise.

AutoCAD

I have used AutoCAD for 5+ years, both in its basic and advanced features. In addition to the drawing tools, I am especially familiar with blocks, user coordinate systems, paper space, plot styles, and layer management - everything necessary to create an organized, professional drawing. I am also knowledgeable in rules of thumb for line-weights in drawing building plans. Note that my expertise is concentrated in 2D CAD drawing.

Civil Engineering

I have an Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from UT Austin and a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT. Most of my knowledge is concentrated either in structures/engineering mechanics (statics, mechanics of solids, structural analysis) and energy modeling principles. In addition to the basics, I studied continuum mechanics, structural dynamics, motion-based design, and finite element methods during my time at MIT.

Differential Equations

While earning two engineering degrees (Bachelor's and Master's), I used differential equations both in abstract math applications and in practical physics applications. I have experience with both ordinary and partial differential equations. I have used differential equations in the Lagrange formulation of mechanics, particularly in the field of structural dynamics.

Mechanical Engineering

I have an Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from UT Austin and a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT. I have working proficiency of many subjects that overlap with mechanical engineering, as I took many of my electives in structures. I am available to tutor in subjects relating to engineering mechanics (statics, mechanics of solids, structural analysis, finite element methods).

PSAT

During my own time in high school, I took the PSAT three times and became a National Merit Commended Student. My areas of expertise include mathematics and grammar. In addition, I teach the test-taking strategies I used throughout my PSAT/SAT career.

Writing

My writing skills include essay structuring and editing with an eye for proper grammar. I also have training in technical writing.

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Approved Subjects

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