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Rika M.

Drawing/Painting Tutor available; classically trained

Brooklyn, NY (11211)

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I am an classically trained painter/artist. I currently make my living as a web/graphic designer and would like to tutor to have steady extra income. I am a former portrait painter and enjoy working with young people and inspiring them to become artists, teaching the tools of the craft. I work in many different media, pastels, oils, watercolor. I am a very patient person and look forward to the opportunity to share my experiences and knowledge through WyzAnt.

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Rika’s subjects

English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Adobe Flash, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing, Dreamweaver, HTML, Macintosh, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Web Design
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing, Painting
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Corporate Training:
Adobe Flash, Grammar, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Web Design

Adobe Flash

I have basic knowledge of flash. I am able to create simple animations. I do not know actionscript. I can publish the movie for web banners.

Adobe InDesign

I have been utilizing Adobe InDesign in order to create Direct Mailers at work. I import hi-res image TIFF files into InDesign and create a hi-res PDF as a final file. I used to use Quark Xpress. I have tutored numerous coworkers in InDesign.

Desktop Publishing

I have studied at the New School (Typography & Graphic Design I). I also have been working for the past 9 years creating graphics for marketing departments within Canon. Most recently, I have been creating direct mailers and emails for marketing.


I studied at the National Academy of Design in New York for 4 years, drawing models, still lives and landscapes. I also drew in the subway system, drawing new yorkers as my models. I work in charcoal, pencil, pastels and pen. I admire the work of Rembrandt (for composition) and Harvey Dinnerstein (an instructor I studied with at the Academy).


I have studied HTML using Dreamweaver for the past 20 years. Although Dreamweaver is a WYSIWIG program, it is important to know HTML coding in order to be able to fix errors. Dreamweaver is a great tool to learn HTML as well.

Microsoft Access

I have been using Microsoft Access in order to submit quarterly reports of website usage hits. We have 4 million hits to our homepage and I use Access to help parse many reports of data and separate it out to different groups who ask for the data. Access is very useful if you need to filter large amounts of data. I have tutored coworkers on this software.


I studied at the HS of Art and Design where I first learned Oil Painting and Watercolor painting. I studied painting models and still lifes and landscapes. I also went on to study at the National Academy of Design, mainly painting from live models, landscapes, still lives. I have tutored students privately in painting. I use oil, watercolor and pastels.

Web Design

I have been working for the past 20 years as a Web Designer. I have created numerous websites and maintained and edited them as well. Most of my learning is from job experience. I have taught numerous coworkers and friends Web Design.

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Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

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Rika will travel within 40 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11211.

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