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Stephen P.

Portland, OR

$30/hr

Stephen's Art, Technology and Fitness Tutoring!

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Stephen's Art, Technology and Fitness Tutoring!

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Hello!

My name is Stephen, welcome to my profile for WyzAnt tutoring. Two things I really enjoy are people and learning. Truly, I think it is excellent that you are here, seeking to learn and improve yourself!

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, lived in Seattle then moved to Portland within the last year. I love being active, outside, camping or hiking, reading classic literature, getting into a good comic or drawing my own! I attended the Art Institute in San Francisco and received a bachelors degree in media arts and animation. My degree included formal education in all types of drawing from human figures to animals to landscapes. The media focus of my degree included education image manipulation software like Photoshop, photo/video editing, animation and motion graphics software.

I hope to help you with this journey in showing you the true nature of the topics I tutor, and helping you to not only learn and improve, but to see the extent the subject truly interests you. I recognize that each person may best learn in different ways. I strive to adapt the format of my tutoring sessions to suit your learning style.

Stephen

English:
Bible Studies
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, General Computer, Macintosh,
Maya,
Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Photography,
Video Production
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing,
Photography,
Video Production
Business:
Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Bodybuilding, Fitness,
Swimming
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Drawing

I attended the Art Institute in San Francisco and graduated in 2008 with a bachelors degree in Media Arts and Animation. Required courses included several life drawing courses focusing on figure, landscape and still life drawing with materials ranging from graphite to charcoal and pastels. Within the previously listed courses, techniques such as gesture drawing, shading, subject placement and line quality were heavily focused upon, as well as the principles of proportion, scale, and the use of shapes and roughing. The summer of 2012 I volunteered as a drawing tutor at a school in Ghana, West Africa; teaching both individual tutoring sessions and classes.

Fitness

I have a lot of varied experience in exercise related activities from trail running to interval training to weight lifting. Resulting from my varied experience I have become familiar with appropriate activities to suit many fitness goals, including but not limited to having focus on cardio improvement, muscle gain, fat loss or simply diet change or regulation. I can also put together fitness plans for differing periods of time.

Macintosh

While attending the Art Institute in San Francisco I used both Mac and PC based machines for all high level course work. After graduating school I worked at an Apple retail store in California first as a sales person, then as a software trainer, then a technician responsible for resolving customer service issues. As an Apple technician my experiences include but are not limited to software and hardware troubleshooting, software and operating system erases and re-installs, as well as much education about the operating system and applications.

Maya

I attended the Art Institute of California in San Francisco, graduating in 2008. I received a bachelors degree in media arts and animation. The main animation software used in all courses was the Maya software. Training ranged from 3D modeling, rigging, skinning, animation, texturing, lighting, special effects and rendering.

Photography

While attending the Art Institute I took several classes in different forms of image manipulation using photoshop. Afterward I have taken up digital photography first as an interest, to a hobby and now as an amateur photographer.

I first purchased the Canon S 95 point and shoot because it allows for complete manual control of the camera settings. Using that small camera I practically learned how to shoot manually adjusting the shutter speed, ISO, aperture and focal length settings.

Building on that foundation I purchased a canon DSLR camera and over time have acquired several lenses. Using this camera I have grown accustomed to the elements of framing, exposure, white balance, focus, depth of field and bokeh.

Here is my amateur portfolio:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/77662783@N08/sets

The Art Institute of California San Francisco
Media Arts

Education

The Art Institute of California San Francisco (Media Arts)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 20 miles of Portland, OR 97232.


About Stephen

Hello!

My name is Stephen, welcome to my profile for WyzAnt tutoring. Two things I really enjoy are people and learning. Truly, I think it is excellent that you are here, seeking to learn and improve yourself!

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, lived in Seattle then moved to Portland within the last year. I love being active, outside, camping or hiking, reading classic literature, getting into a good comic or drawing my own! I attended the Art Institute in San Francisco and received a bachelors degree in media arts and animation. My degree included formal education in all types of drawing from human figures to animals to landscapes. The media focus of my degree included education image manipulation software like Photoshop, photo/video editing, animation and motion graphics software.

I hope to help you with this journey in showing you the true nature of the topics I tutor, and helping you to not only learn and improve, but to see the extent the subject truly interests you. I recognize that each person may best learn in different ways. I strive to adapt the format of my tutoring sessions to suit your learning style.

Stephen

Education

The Art Institute of California San Francisco
Media Arts

Education

The Art Institute of California San Francisco (Media Arts)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Portland, OR 97232

Stephen’s Subjects

English:
Bible Studies
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, General Computer, Macintosh,
Maya,
Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Photography,
Video Production
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing,
Photography,
Video Production
Business:
Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Bodybuilding, Fitness,
Swimming
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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