Over 50 tutoring hours

Seth S.

Lemon Grove, CA

$35/hour

Architectural Designer by day, Math/Drawing/Computers Tutor by night

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Background check passed as of 3/20/13
4.9 average from 17 ratings
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— Benny, San Diego, CA on 12/21/15

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NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Architecture Design

Education

NewSchool of Architecture and Design (Architecture Design)

About Seth

Hello! My name is Seth and I would be happy to be your tutor!

I am a recent Cum Laude (with honors) Graduate from the NewSchool of Architecture + Design in downtown San Diego, a youth pastor in my local church, and am employed in an architecture firm in Rancho Bernardo. I enjoy teaching a variety of subjects and wrote my thesis on educational spaces.

I have an extensive history as a volunteer for many causes that include:
Relay for Life (American Cancer Society - Team Leader)
S.E.P. SoCal (Christian Youth Summer Camp - Instructor and Counselor)
A.Y.S.O. (American Youth Soccer Organization - Soccer Referee & Assistant Coach)

I have a patient demeanor and experience working with High-functioning Aspergers Syndrome (my brother has the condition).

I would be more than happy to assist yourself or your student in finding success in whatever task it is that you or your child may need help with.

Finally, in my opinion, the most rewarding thing about this position is the resulting success that is achieved for the student because of the lesson(s).

Thank you for reading,
Seth S.
Hello! My name is Seth and I would be happy to be your tutor!

I am a recent Cum Laude (with honors) Graduate from the NewSchool of Architecture + Design in downtown San Diego, a youth pastor in my local church, and am employed in an architecture firm in Rancho Bernardo.
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Lemon Grove, CA 91945
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor!"

- Benny, San Diego, CA on 12/21/15

"Knowledgeable tutor."

- Irina, San Diego, CA on 6/6/15

"Great Tutor"

- Beth, San Diego, CA on 6/24/13

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Approved subjects

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Adobe Illustrator

I have experience with this program doing volunteer work designing non-profit logos, banners, and thesis book illustrations.

Adobe Photoshop

I have experience using this program from story board layouts to photo editing (making desktop backgrounds mostly) to simply "fixing" photographs for organizations or for myself.

Algebra 1

Equations?!
Linear Functions?!
Numbers?!

It's not really that bad. Maybe instead of seeing numbers someone needs to visualize coconuts being cut in half.

The simple functions of math can be taught well when put into perspective.

Algebra 2

I admit at times I am a little rusty with imaginary numbers and logarithms, but one of the most important things I learned while in school is that it is not whether or not one can recall information at the drop of a hat that is important; it is whether one can find that information when one needs to apply it.

I will be able to walk through problems and equations with a student to help him/her discover the answers and accomplish the goal of truly learning the subject.

Architecture

I graduated at the top of my class from the New School of Architecture and Design in downtown San Diego. I currently work professionally in the field of architecture with two years of experience under my belt. So, when it comes to design, process, and functionality, I'm your tutor.

Drawing

Due to my studies in Architecture Design, I have developed my freehand sketching technique quite effectively as it is a required skill to possess in the field.

I specialize in black and white sketches of buildings and backdrop.

I can provide sample drawings via e-mail if so desired.

Elementary Math

Being as strong as I am in my other mathematics skills, I am very confident that I can instruct someone in basic math in an inspiring manner.

The key is to find how said person relates to subject matter best and use that as a tool in itself.

Elementary Science

I have always been one to wonder how things work, and this curiosity sparked in me an interest in science.

This is another one of my strong points and I really enjoy the reasoning involved in how the world works.

I would like to share that insight with others and see the same joy come from them.

Geometry

Oh, the core of the Architecture Design field and one of my favorite subjects.

It is all about relations, and realizing that "x" is really a number and not a letter.

Microsoft Excel

Excel is not a program that I use frequently but I have taken classes on spreadsheets and know a teachable amount of functions and codes for the Excel program.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have extensive knowledge using this program as I have frequently put together classroom/meeting presentations with the application.

It is really a very easy program once one gets started.

Microsoft Word

Word is a program that I use almost daily from writing research papers to resumes.

However, there are quite a few tricks to make ones writing stand out and to pick up the presentation of a paper through graphics and formatting.

It does more than what it seems...

Prealgebra

One simply must know his/her basic algebra in order to survive today. Math had always been my favorite class in school and when presented in a way that the student relates to, it can be a snap to learn and a lot of fun too.

Revit

I have been using Revit for my architecture design projects over the last two years of my college career and have become especially sufficient in the program. I can instruct to the extent of the application from design detailing to conceptual massing.

Study Skills

Improving one's study skills can be a simple as having the right list of priorities and being in the proper learning environment.

Through years of self-motivated study, I have learned the attributes needed to get the most out of my study habits and am prepared to happily pass that insight on to other students.

"Don't work harder, work smarter."

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Architecture Design

Education

NewSchool of Architecture and Design (Architecture Design)

Great tutor! — Good lesson! Practiced form drawing and shading techniques. Also learned perspective and proportions. Very patient tutor. Overall great hour and a half. Highly recommend. ...

— Benny, San Diego, CA on 12/21/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Seth will travel within 15 miles of Lemon Grove, CA 91945.