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Karim S.

Fun and Patient Art Teacher

Fun and Patient Art Teacher

$40/hour

  • 656 hours tutoring

About Karim


Bio

In 2006, I began my teaching career as an art teacher and administrator at an arts program for adults with developmental disabilities. After many years in this field I went back to school for my Master's with an eye on teaching art at the college level. I started tutoring with Wyzant at the beginning of grad school and received my MFA in 2018.

Developing from my experience working with a variety of people with differing learning styles, my teaching style is very focused on the individual I...

In 2006, I began my teaching career as an art teacher and administrator at an arts program for adults with developmental disabilities. After many years in this field I went back to school for my Master's with an eye on teaching art at the college level. I started tutoring with Wyzant at the beginning of grad school and received my MFA in 2018.

Developing from my experience working with a variety of people with differing learning styles, my teaching style is very focused on the individual I am working with. We follow their path of interest and I make sure to cover the fundamentals of the subject and adapt the content to their educational needs.

I have a basic drawing course that I've developed combining exercises from "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" [Betty Edwards], "Making Comics" [Lynda Barry], and The Virtual Instructor [Matt Fussell].

I'd be happy to share my lesson book with you and talk about what we do in art lessons.


Education

CSU East Bay
Graphic Design, Art
OTIS College of Art & Design
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: Cancellation or postponement within 12 hours will be charged full time. I offer a discount for 4+ hours a week, please ask for details.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/15/2020

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I am a staff studio assistant at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles for the Graphics and Multimedia department
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I am a staff studio assistant at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles for the Graphics and Multimedia department
Art History,

Art History

I have studied art history at the graduate level (Otis College of Art and Design MFA 2018) and have taught art history through Wyzant as well as in my role as teacher's assistant at Otis College of Art and Design
Art Theory,

Art Theory

I have studied Art Theory at the graduate level (MFA 2018 Otis College of Art and Design)
Drawing,

Drawing

In 2018, I earned an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design. In 2004, I earned a BFA from CSU East Bay. Art teacher/ tutor since 2003.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I am a staff studio assistant at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles for the Graphics and Multimedia department.
Painting

Painting

2018 Masters in Fine Art - Otis College of Art and Design. I have been teaching art since 2003, including Painting.

Computer

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I am a staff studio assistant at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles for the Graphics and Multimedia department
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I am a staff studio assistant at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles for the Graphics and Multimedia department
General Computer,

General Computer

I am a staff studio assistant at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles for the Graphics and Multimedia department
Graphic Design

Graphic Design

I am a staff studio assistant at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles for the Graphics and Multimedia department.

Corporate Training

General Computer,

General Computer

I am a staff studio assistant at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles for the Graphics and Multimedia department
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

I have always excelled in comprehension and explanation in the English language and I apply my skill to over 8 years experience teaching people with learning difficulties.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

I have always excelled in comprehension and explanation in the English language and I apply my skill to over 8 years experience teaching people with learning difficulties.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have always excelled at reading comprehension and writing and I enjoy working with others to help them develop their language skill set, including for the SAT.
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Art History,

Art History

I have studied art history at the graduate level (Otis College of Art and Design MFA 2018) and have taught art history through Wyzant as well as in my role as teacher's assistant at Otis College of Art and Design
Philosophy

Homeschool

Reading,

Reading

I have always excelled in comprehension and explanation in the English language and I apply my skill to over 8 years experience teaching people with learning difficulties.
English, SAT Reading, Writing

Most Popular

Reading,

Reading

I have always excelled in comprehension and explanation in the English language and I apply my skill to over 8 years experience teaching people with learning difficulties.
English, Writing

Other

Philosophy

Science

Philosophy

Special Needs

Special Needs

Special Needs

I have been working with adults with developmental disabilities for ten years. I began in 2006 as studio manager at a local art studio in Chicago and in 2013 worked one on one with a client with autism for 4 months. In 2014, I started work at a Los Angeles art studio for adults with developmental disabilities and have been there 9 months. I have tutored other subjects besides art, including math, reading, writing, social, and job skills.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I have always excelled in comprehension and explanation in the English language and I apply my skill to over 8 years experience teaching people with learning difficulties.
Writing

Test Preparation

SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have always excelled at reading comprehension and writing and I enjoy working with others to help them develop their language skill set, including for the SAT.
ACT Reading, SAT Reading

Examples of Expertise


Karim has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 8 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (225 ratings)
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(210)
4 star
(11)
3 star
(2)
2 star
(2)
1 star
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Reviews


Fun and productive online art class

Karim educated my daughter and was patient and nimble based on her personality and reactions. They created a wonderful book of drawings that told a story and my daughter was so proud. We look forward to working with Karim!

Julie, 11 lessons with Karim

Great art teacher and very knowledgeable!

I would one hundred precent recommend Karim. He is very helpful and gives great advice and ideas for art works. I learned so much more about art and I really couldn't have finished my art portfolio without his help.

Olivia, 15 lessons with Karim

Patient, attentive caring tutor

I highly recommend Karim. He is creative, engaging, and knows so much about how and what to teach. My 13 year old son loves taking lessons from him! He comes prepared for every lesson and builds upon what was taught in the previous session.

Kayle, 11 lessons with Karim

Enjoyable tutor with Insight Into Spiritual Photography

This was our first time meeting. I have found it is best for me to explain the various photography interests I have and important to know what my tutor's projects/passion is. I was working with Karim on a purple Advent photo with a glass ornament and a candle. In the past I had a tutor who was more "hands on" so I watched how edit something but didn't remember how because I didn't do it. Karim encouraged me to design the project myself. It's very exciting that he understood what the meaning behind my image is. I have not had a tutor who allowed that before. I look forward to learning how the tools work, how to apply them to my own photos.

Jean, 1 lesson with Karim

engaging and enjoyable lessons

He has been helping my kid who is 11 to explore and try multiple drawing techniques. He's always looking forward to his next lessons with Karim. He's always punctual and flexible with schedules.

Jamie, 17 lessons with Karim

Great art tutor

Karim works virtually with my 16 yo son doing exploratory art. He help him catch up after starting late in the class. Always sends message about what they worked on.

Alexandra, 24 lessons with Karim

Excellent First Lesson

Karim is intentional about his online lessons and sends a summary of what was reviewed afterwards which is great. He also provides homework as a means of further practice.

Louisa, 11 lessons with Karim

Great experience for us!

Karim patiently explaining new techniques, gives simple yet great to build skills homework and follows a course from class to class. Very rewarding to see my 10 yo progressing and enjoying her art.

Yelena, 21 lessons with Karim

He is knowlegable and patient.

I had an initial session with Karim. I liked how he gave me ideas of how to start off a drawing using colored pencils. He told me how it would be different if we had used oil or acrylic. He took his time with me.

Ron, 1 lesson with Karim
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Karim S.

$40/hour

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