Search 73,305 tutors
FIND TUTORS

Lisa C.

Artist, Designer, Educator

Hershey, PA (17033)

Travel radius
30 miles
Hourly fee
$40.00
Email Lisa C.

You don't pay for tutoring
unless you find a good fit!

Background Check Status for Lisa C.

Lisa C. passed a background check on 6/17/14. The check was ordered by Lisa through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

After sending a message to Lisa, you will be able to order a new background check for $7.99. As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.

Traditionally trained in the fine arts, I have applied my skills in many settings throughout a wide array of fields: computer aided drafting & modeling for mechanical engineering; senior designer for a graphic design agency; freelance print & web design for small businesses, non-profits, schools and big pharma; and most recently, educating college students in the traditional arts as well as digital painting & photo manipulation.

Email Lisa

Lisa’s subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Corporate Training:

Adobe InDesign

I worked in a print and web design company as Senior Designer from 1998-2002 using InDesign virtually every day. Since then I have worked as a freelance graphic designer, with clients large and small using InDesign. I have 15+ years of experience with the software, as well as ancillary experience using Quark Xpress. I also worked with an art-staffing agency doing on call pre-press work for magazines and other design work - again using InDesign and the rest of the Creative Suite.

Adobe Photoshop

I'm certified as an Adobe Certified Expert for Photoshop CS5. I have used Photoshop since version 3 and taught up to and including version CS6 on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. It is a powerhouse program for people pursuing a multitude of fields and one of the best of Adobe's Suite. I love using it and love teaching it!

Desktop Publishing

In addition to my familiarity with InDesign and other publishing software, I have 2 decades of hardware and software experience. I understand output devices of all sorts, color management theory, and the difference between a file that lives in the digital world (generally RGB) and the printed result of that (generally CMYK). I have helped many people source and use- software, hardware, printers; as well as guide them to finding resources in the digital world.

Drawing

I attended and graduated from California College of the Arts, with a BFA, concentration in Drawing. I've worked as a designer and artist for over 25 years and continue to produce my own art. For the past 5 years I've taught traditional and digital art courses at a Digital Art college in California. I also ran the weekend figure drawing sessions for the same digital art college for the past 4 years.

General Computer

I have been making my living using computers for 25 years. I spent 10+ years working in a mechanical engineering department using Windows based machines and ended maintaining the system and serving as a resource and software support for the engineers. During the following 8 years I installed, managed, networked and did troubleshooting for the computers and labs of a small, private school in California, which used both Windows and Mac.

In my on-call, onsite design work I have used both platforms, depending on the client’s preference. In my most recent position as a Course Director in a digital arts college, we had both Mac and PC, and I taught for/on either platform depending on student preference and the computer labs we were in. I am comfortable setting up systems of either OS, installing software, connecting peripherals, troubleshooting and networking. Computers, of any dialect, are something I’ve been speaking for over two decades.

Macintosh

I’ve used Macintosh computers, starting in a design department, since the “doorstop” SE model. I love Macs for their easy to learn OS, the accessibility of arts related software and a generally intuitive paradigm. I am typing this little paragraph on my MacBook Pro which continues to serve me in most circumstances. While the PC market made hardware accessible for everyone who wanted a computer, Apple put “ease of use” within easy reach.

Microsoft Windows

I’ve been working with PC computers for 25 years, from Windows 3.0, DOS prompts and floppy disk based programs to Windows 7, Google Drive and cloud-based everything. I am comfortable at the command line, fluent with Microsoft’s Suite, and confident installing, using and teaching just about any software available. I’ve customized installations, networked machines, and generally torn apart and put back together more computers than most people will ever touch in their lifetimes.

Spanish

I have 5 years of formal Spanish language education, and 15 years of belonging to the latin community (Central-American) in California. I'm not the best person for a college level paper about Miguel Cervantes, but if you want accent improvement or basic conversational skills, I'll be happy to help! My fluency is also sufficient if a student wishes instruction in my other subjects, but is less comfortable with English as the language of instruction.

Read all subject qualifications »

Email Lisa

back to top

Education

California College of the Arts (Fine Art)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lisa will travel within 30 miles of Hershey, PA 17033.

Email Lisa

Usually responds in about 2 hours

Send Lisa a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Lisa or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

(ex: algebra, chemistry)
Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive Responses From Additional Tutors

If selected, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.