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David A.

Tutoring in Communication, Language, Computer Science

Florence, MA (01062)

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I've had a great deal of experience in many areas. Presently, I teach basic motion picture cameracraft and movie making at a local community college. I've also taught courses in 3D video game development at the same school. I've been a teacher for 12 years, and am quite popular with students as well as other faculty members.

Prior to this, I spent 20 years as a software engineer, mostly developing systems for television and multimedia. I ran my own company for a few years, developing a video editing and authoring system for interactive applications such as on-line magazines, catalogs and training situations. I've also designed and developed software for aviation, cartography and mapmaking, and high-voltage electrical engineering.

Technology is great, but my main passion throughout my life has been the human mind, and the ability to communicate. I love the English language, and I love seeing students expand their abilities through the use of communication. In my spare time, I'm the advisor to a public speaking club at the local jail; developing more facility with language and speaking is one of the best ways to lower recidivism. I'm very active in a local Toastmasters club, which is devoted to fostering the ability to speak in public. I'm the Vice President of Education, and take an interest in seeing all of our members grow and advance in their abilities.

I'm very flexible in my approach to teaching. Students always do better when they're working on something they really want to do. I look for ways for students to learn through doing real-world projects with others, rather than doing mere exercises in a textbook. Work that connects you to a community, and brings you an audience, brings satisfaction that can last a lifetime.

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David’s subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
C, C++, Computer Science, Desktop Publishing, General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Pascal, Photography, Video Production
Art:
Photography, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
C++, General Computer, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

C

One of the essential computer programming languages, C from Bell labs was the language behind Unix. I've worked with C and its successor, C++, since the mid-80s, writing graphics and data management programs for mapmaking, television and multimedia, as well as some industrial works such as a lightning simulator for power line engineers.

C++

One of the essential computer programming languages, C from Bell labs was the language behind Unix. I've worked with C and its successor, C++, since the mid-80s, writing graphics and data management programs for mapmaking, television and multimedia, as well as some industrial works such as a lightning simulator for power line engineers.

Pascal

Named in honor of the French mathematician Blaise Pascal, the Pascal programming language ushered in the era of structured programming, where organization of the code was paramount. Personally, I've built a fair amount of mapmaking and database support software in Pascal when I worked for the Computing Services department of the University of Massachusetts.

Public Speaking

Communicating with large groups of people can be a frightening experience - or it can be exhilarating. Good public speaking isn't just about delivering information; it's about becoming someone people want to listen to. It's mostly a matter of getting used to it, and refining your delivery skills. Just like riding a bicycle, you get better at it every time you try it.

Having good feedback helps a lot, and that's what I can give you. I've been in the Toastmasters public speaking club for many years now, and am presently the Vice President of Education for my local club.

Video Production

We live in an age where everything is visual, everyone has a camera, and they've got movies on YouTube. But to really hold an audience's interest and communicate strongly, you need to know some essential perceptual psychology. I've been teaching students how to create stories and capture them with movie cameras and editing software for 12 years now. Both newcomers and experienced students can profit from my techniques.

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Education

University of Massachusetts

Vermont College of Union Institute & University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

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David will travel within 15 miles of Florence, MA 01062.

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