I am a licensed Professional Engineer in private practice who enjoys the opportunity to teach technical subjects whenever time is available.
My experience with AutoCAD began when I was originally certified in the use of AutoCAD at the Northern Essex Community College in 1995 as an Adult Continuing Education Student. During my course work at Northern Essex I participated in the peer mentoring program by tutoring students in the use of AutoCAD.
Over the past twenty years of Professional Engineering Practice, I continue to use AutoCAD to depict designs and details of Civil Engineering Structures, prepare site survey plans, and to solve complex geometric problems. I have found that AutoCAD has become the universal technical language used by professional designers to prepare plans, transmit plans , share ideas and collaborate with other designers.
Additionally, I have seven years of experience as an adjunct professor lecturing civil engineering students in technical subjects including AutoCAD, Plan Reading, and Land Surveying at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. At Wentworth I have sharpened my teaching skills and have found enjoyment in the academic world of teaching.
My AutoCAD tutoring is performed in the exact same format as I teach the subject to Civil Engineering Students and/or Adult Continuing Education Students at the Wentworth Institute Of Technology.
I recommend 12 learning sessions for proficiency in two-dimensional AutoCAD and 2 additional sessions for three-dimensional AutoCAD. Each learning session addresses one chapter of the required textbook and begins with a lecture on the technical significance of the particular chapter followed by a live demonstration of the use of AutoCAD in that particular chapter. The Lecture and demonstration is approximately one hour long. Students are then assigned an exercise from the textbook and are given one hour of assistance in completing the assignment. If the assigned drawing is not completed during the learning session, the student can send the assignment to me via an attached file in an email. Upon completion, I will then review and comment on each completed drawing assignment.
My preference is to teach AutoCAD 2012 to multiple students in my 1000 SF Professional Home Office, but I am willing to travel to remote locations for larger class sizes. Students should have a laptop computer with AutoCAD 2012 loaded and should have "Discovering AutoCAD 2012" textbook published by Prentice Hall. Students are charged one hour of tutoring for the two hour collaborative lecture and lab session.
New sessions will begin as soon as there are at least three students enrolled.
Individual instruction will be considered on a case by case basis.
Upon completion of the course: I continue to be available to all my students when they have technical issues with their ongoing use of AutoCAD.
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