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Harry E.

Learning with Experience, Knowledge, Innovation and Imagination

Learning with Experience, Knowledge, Innovation and Imagination

$75/hour

  • 240 hours tutoring

  • Newbury Park, CA 91320

About Harry


Bio

Learning should be fun, empowering and exciting. I am an author, a professor, and a very experienced designer, programmer and media producer with a passion for teaching, learning, innovation and education. I go beyond teaching the fundamental concepts, and add a deep understanding of what they are for, how they are used, and where they all fit together.

I believe that enthusiasm, dreams and accomplishment are the best motivators for education. I teach through a combination of traditional...

Learning should be fun, empowering and exciting. I am an author, a professor, and a very experienced designer, programmer and media producer with a passion for teaching, learning, innovation and education. I go beyond teaching the fundamental concepts, and add a deep understanding of what they are for, how they are used, and where they all fit together.

I believe that enthusiasm, dreams and accomplishment are the best motivators for education. I teach through a combination of traditional skills, real world demonstrations, puzzles, challenges and games. I believe that true education is not about memorization and repetition, but true learning comes from really understanding the fundamental concepts, principles and rules and seeing the logic of how to apply them.

I enjoy working with students of all ages. I have a passion for computers, media, math, science, music, magic, art and science fiction. I have won and judged numerous science fairs, and have taught math, programming, data structures, game development, graphics design, 3D modeling, environmental design, desktop publishing, data management, presentation design, video production, visual fx, editing and audio engineering.

As a designer, producer, technical director and media executive, I bring real world experience in the fields of television, games, shows, theme parks, ride and exhibit design. I offer real world projects and examples, and enjoy sharing fun stories and anecdotes. I have been fortunate to work with many of the most talented and skilled artists,designers, storytellers, engineers and innovators developing theme park attractions like Backdraft and Jurassic Park, television shows like Full House and Star Trek: The Next Generation, movies like Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade and many games,shows, exhibits and museums.

My media work has helped inspire a generation to discover and explore the fascinating wonders of science, history, fantasy, art and technology. As a college instructor and author I have taught students to design, program, calculate and innovate. I love working with students individually and in small groups.

I love to see the look of revelation and clarity setting in, the sudden spark of new understanding, and the glow of accomplishment, inspiration and motivation. I think that enthusiasm and excitement for knowledge and learning is the single greatest gift that any tutor or teacher can give.


Education

CSUN
undergrad
CSUN
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 35 miles of Newbury Park, CA 91320
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/31/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I am the author of "Beginning Game Graphics" and have taught numerous classes, where we used Adobe Photoshop for everything from concept rendering, previz and titling to image enhancement, visual effects and 3D texture creation. I have been working in computer graphics, motion graphics, post-production, video fx and compositing for more than 25 years. I have worked extensively with Adobe Photoshop and After Effects individually and in conjunction with other image manipulation and digital media software including Gimp, Flash, 3DStudio and Combustion. I helped develop, program and market some of the earliest video graphics editing and 3D modeling programs, and won awards from the Ventura County and California State Science Fair for my pioneering efforts in Computer Graphics and Network Rendering.
Film,

Film

I am a very experienced producer, director, designer, videographer, visual fx supervisor sound designer and technical director. I helped manage and build the post-production department at Lorimar Telepictures, and coordinated Paramount's StarTrek Art Department. I have been responsible for producing all of the audio, video, media and show systems for a $400 million dollar themepark and a 90+ exhibit museum and cultural center. At Lorimar, I was responsible for post-production, music and sound for more than 20 television series including Dallas, Knots Landing, Perfect Strangers and Full House, and for films like Always and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. I have designed, produced and/or technical directed media for numerous DVDs, live events, casinos, stage shows, themeparks and other special venue productions for such clients as Disney, Lorimar, Mattel, MGM/Mirage, Paramount, Pixar, Sony, Universal, and Warner Communications. I helped design and implement innovative proprietary and commercially distributed applications for production tracking, budgeting, scheduling, asset management, music editing and film scoring. I have been an active member of the iHollywood Forum, the National Association of Broadcasters, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, CalHaunts, the Cable Access Committee and Facilities and Equipment Sub-Committee for the City of Thousand Oaks, and the Video, Innovation and Design Committees for the Magic Castle.
Theater,

Theater

I am a college instructor, author and a very experienced producer, designer, programmer, visual fx supervisor and technical director. I have designed, produced and/or technical directed numerous live events, stage shows and special venue productions. I have developed many haunted houses and have served twice on the Board of CalHaunts. I helped design, operate and equip several theaters and have served on the Facilities and Equipment Committee for the City of Thousand Oaks, and the Innovation and Design Committee for the Magic Castle. I have been responsible for all of the audio, video, media and show systems for a $400 million dollar theme park and a 100+ acre museum and cultural center. I am very experienced with lighting, sound design, show control, recording, mixing, audio engineering, set design, motion graphics, animation, composing, lyric writing, dialogue, orchestration, and stage illusion. In addition to my professional work for theme parks, museums, casinos and the Magic Castle, I have also helped produce numerous children's theater and student productions for CSUN, the Moorpark Melodrama, the Hollywood Fight Club Theater and the Los Alamitos School District.
Video Production

Video Production

I am a very experienced producer, director, designer, videographer, visual fx supervisor and technical director. I helped manage and build the post-production department at Lorimar Telepictures, and coordinated Paramount's StarTrek Art Department. I have been responsible for developing all of the audio, video, media and show systems for a $400 million dollar themepark and a 90+ exhibit museum and cultural center. At Lorimar, I was responsible for post-production, music and sound for more than 20 television series including Dallas, Knots Landing, Perfect Strangers and Full House, and for films like Always and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. I have designed, produced and/or technical directed media for numerous live events, casinos, stage shows, themeparks and other special venue productions. I have been an active member of the iHollywood Forum, the National Association of Broadcasters, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, CalHaunts, the Cable Access Committee and Facilities and Equipment Sub-Committee for the City of Thousand Oaks, and the Video, Innovation and Design Committees for the Magic Castle.

Business

Business,

Business

With more than 20 years in a variety of executive leadership and business management roles, I have managed companies ranging from a small consulting business to a large museum and theme-park development team and a major studio post-production department. I have served on a number of committees and boards including leadership roles in several private corporations, industry associations, non-profit organizations and municipal committees like The Mayor's Business Roundtable. I have extensive experience with project management, planning, scheduling, budgeting, business writing, forecasting, presentation, contract negotiation, recruitment, marketing, funding and business development.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

A past president for Toast Masters, I have been a professor, lecturer, event producer and technology evangelist for more than 15 years. I have spoken, demonstrated, lead panel discussions and presented awards at major media, academic and industry events. I have served as a chairperson, panelist, moderator and/or host at large events for USC, the California State and Ventura County Science Fairs, the Vex Robotics Tournament, Toast Masters, The City of Hope, the City and County of Los Angeles, the City of Thousand Oaks, the University of Texas, Barnes and Noble, Plaza de la Raza, the Cabrillo Computer Society, CalHaunts, E3, NAB, NAMM, SMPTE, IAAPA, CES, CinemaCon, iHollywood Forums and the Academy of Magical Arts. I have been a theatrical reviewer for a regional newspaper, have coached mayors and magicians, produced many public events and directed shows and exhibits at a variety of theaters, casinos, conventions and The World Famous Magic Castle.

Computer

Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I am the author of "Beginning Game Graphics" and have taught numerous classes, where we used Adobe Photoshop for everything from concept rendering, previz and titling to image enhancement, visual effects and 3D texture creation. I have been working in computer graphics, motion graphics, post-production, video fx and compositing for more than 25 years. I have worked extensively with Adobe Photoshop and After Effects individually and in conjunction with other image manipulation and digital media software including Gimp, Flash, 3DStudio and Combustion. I helped develop, program and market some of the earliest video graphics editing and 3D modeling programs, and won awards from the Ventura County and California State Science Fair for my pioneering efforts in Computer Graphics and Network Rendering.
C,

C

I have been programming in C (and its related dialects) for more than 20 years. As a programmer, I've developed numerous applications and have worked with a wide variety of libraries, game engines and development tools. I've won numerous awards in Computer Science from the California State and Ventura County Science Fairs, and have judged the Computer Science division of the Ventura County Science Fair on multiple occasions. I programmed one of the leading music and audio editing tools, as well as one of Popular Science's Inventions of the Year. I sold my first commercial video game, while still in the 7th grade, and am the author of "Beginning Game Graphics". I have been certified as a college instructor by the State of California, and developed and taught the first video game development curriculum ever offered at a Los Angeles Unified School District school. I served as an instructor and department chair for the Academy of Game Entertainment Technology, and have taught numerous college, high school and elementary school level classes, seminars and workshops in computer programming and game scripting.
C#,

C#

I have been programming for more than 25 years and working in C# for more than 8 years. I have developed many applications, games and interactive exhibits, and have programmed graphics, sound, media, e-commerce, database, serial I/O, and embedded flash container applications in C#.
C++,

C++

I have been programming in C++ for more than 15 years and am fluent in object oriented design. I've developed numerous applications and have worked with a wide variety of libraries, game engines and development tools. I have developed many applications, games and interactive exhibits, and have programmed in embedded C++ on a wide range of microprocessors and micro-controllers including the 68xx, 80x86, FreeScale, Renesas, Cypress, Pic, and PSOC platforms. I programmed one of the earliest image editing applications, one of the leading music and audio editing tools, as well as developing one of Popular Science's Inventions of the Year. I've won numerous awards in Computer Science from the California State and Ventura County Science Fairs, and have judged the Computer Science division of the Ventura County Science Fair on multiple occasions. I sold my first commercial video game, while still in the 7th grade, and am the author of "Beginning Game Graphics". I have been certified as a college instructor by the State of California, and developed and taught the first video game development curriculum ever offered at a Los Angeles Unified School District school. I served as an instructor and department chair for the Academy of Game Entertainment Technology and have taught numerous college, high school and elementary school level classes, seminars and workshops in computer programming and game scripting.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I have been programming for more than 25 years. I am experienced in numerous languages including c, c++, c#, pascal, BASIC, Lisp, Java, JavaScript, Prolog, Ruby, HTML, ActionScript and a variety of assembly language dialects including 80x86, 6809, 68xxx, Renesas, Kinetis, PIC, and PSOC. I have taught classes in C, C++, game programming, game engine scripting, computer graphics, simulation programming, game design and user interface design.
Computer Science,

Computer Science

I am an author, college instructor, and a very experienced programmer, software producer and technical director. I've won numerous awards in Computer Science from the California State and Ventura County Science Fairs, and have judged the Computer Science division of the Ventura County Science Fair on multiple occasions. I sold my first commercial video game, while still in the 7th grade, and am the author of "Beginning Game Graphics". I have programmed numerous games, controls, exhibits and commercial applications. I helped develop one of the earliest simulators, an early image manipulation tool and a leading music and audio editing tool, as well as developing one of Popular Science's Inventions of the Year. I am fluent in a variety of programming languages and have developed in languages including C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, ActionScript, Ruby, Pascal, Prolog, Lisp and a wide range of microprocessor and micro-controller specific assembly languages including the 68xx, 80x86, FreeScale, Renesas, Cypress, Pic, and PSOC platforms. I have been certified as a college instructor by the State of California, and developed and taught the first video game development curriculum ever offered at a Los Angeles Unified School District school. I served as an instructor and department chair for the Academy of Game Entertainment Technology, and have taught numerous college, high school and elementary school level classes, seminars and workshops in programming, software design and game development.
General Computer,

General Computer

For more than 25 years, I have been programming and engineering computer systems, applications, simulations, embedded devices, interactive software, control systems, databases, analytical instruments and media applications. I wrote a book on game graphics, and have taught college level classes in programming, game design, media production, compositing, virtual reality and visual fx. I developed and taught the first video game development classes offered by the Los Angeles Unified School District. An experienced producer, technical director, designer, software developer and firmware engineer, I currently serve as Head of Education for the VR / AR Association and am a professor at Studio Arts in Los Angeles. I am fluent in many applications and a wide range of programming languages, including C, C++, C#, Swift, Java, JavaScript, Pascal, BASIC and Assembly Language on numerous micro-controller and micro-processor platforms. I have served as a judge and presenter for the Vex Robotics Tournament, and regularly judge the Math, Computational Systems, Software and Electronics categories of the Ventura County and California State Science Fair.
Java,

Java

I have been programming for more than 3 decades and developing in Java for about 20 years. I enjoy teaching and programming. I am the Head of Education for the VR / AR Association and a professor of programming at Studio Arts in Los Angeles. I wrote the book "Beginning Game Graphics" and taught the first game development classes ever offered by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Video Production

Video Production

I am a very experienced producer, director, designer, videographer, visual fx supervisor and technical director. I helped manage and build the post-production department at Lorimar Telepictures, and coordinated Paramount's StarTrek Art Department. I have been responsible for developing all of the audio, video, media and show systems for a $400 million dollar themepark and a 90+ exhibit museum and cultural center. At Lorimar, I was responsible for post-production, music and sound for more than 20 television series including Dallas, Knots Landing, Perfect Strangers and Full House, and for films like Always and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. I have designed, produced and/or technical directed media for numerous live events, casinos, stage shows, themeparks and other special venue productions. I have been an active member of the iHollywood Forum, the National Association of Broadcasters, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, CalHaunts, the Cable Access Committee and Facilities and Equipment Sub-Committee for the City of Thousand Oaks, and the Video, Innovation and Design Committees for the Magic Castle.

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

With more than 20 years in a variety of executive leadership and business management roles, I have managed companies ranging from a small consulting business to a large museum and theme-park development team and a major studio post-production department. I have served on a number of committees and boards including leadership roles in several private corporations, industry associations, non-profit organizations and municipal committees like The Mayor's Business Roundtable. I have extensive experience with project management, planning, scheduling, budgeting, business writing, forecasting, presentation, contract negotiation, recruitment, marketing, funding and business development.
C++,

C++

I have been programming in C++ for more than 15 years and am fluent in object oriented design. I've developed numerous applications and have worked with a wide variety of libraries, game engines and development tools. I have developed many applications, games and interactive exhibits, and have programmed in embedded C++ on a wide range of microprocessors and micro-controllers including the 68xx, 80x86, FreeScale, Renesas, Cypress, Pic, and PSOC platforms. I programmed one of the earliest image editing applications, one of the leading music and audio editing tools, as well as developing one of Popular Science's Inventions of the Year. I've won numerous awards in Computer Science from the California State and Ventura County Science Fairs, and have judged the Computer Science division of the Ventura County Science Fair on multiple occasions. I sold my first commercial video game, while still in the 7th grade, and am the author of "Beginning Game Graphics". I have been certified as a college instructor by the State of California, and developed and taught the first video game development curriculum ever offered at a Los Angeles Unified School District school. I served as an instructor and department chair for the Academy of Game Entertainment Technology and have taught numerous college, high school and elementary school level classes, seminars and workshops in computer programming and game scripting.
General Computer,

General Computer

For more than 25 years, I have been programming and engineering computer systems, applications, simulations, embedded devices, interactive software, control systems, databases, analytical instruments and media applications. I wrote a book on game graphics, and have taught college level classes in programming, game design, media production, compositing, virtual reality and visual fx. I developed and taught the first video game development classes offered by the Los Angeles Unified School District. An experienced producer, technical director, designer, software developer and firmware engineer, I currently serve as Head of Education for the VR / AR Association and am a professor at Studio Arts in Los Angeles. I am fluent in many applications and a wide range of programming languages, including C, C++, C#, Swift, Java, JavaScript, Pascal, BASIC and Assembly Language on numerous micro-controller and micro-processor platforms. I have served as a judge and presenter for the Vex Robotics Tournament, and regularly judge the Math, Computational Systems, Software and Electronics categories of the Ventura County and California State Science Fair.
Java,

Java

I have been programming for more than 3 decades and developing in Java for about 20 years. I enjoy teaching and programming. I am the Head of Education for the VR / AR Association and a professor of programming at Studio Arts in Los Angeles. I wrote the book "Beginning Game Graphics" and taught the first game development classes ever offered by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

A past president for Toast Masters, I have been a professor, lecturer, event producer and technology evangelist for more than 15 years. I have spoken, demonstrated, lead panel discussions and presented awards at major media, academic and industry events. I have served as a chairperson, panelist, moderator and/or host at large events for USC, the California State and Ventura County Science Fairs, the Vex Robotics Tournament, Toast Masters, The City of Hope, the City and County of Los Angeles, the City of Thousand Oaks, the University of Texas, Barnes and Noble, Plaza de la Raza, the Cabrillo Computer Society, CalHaunts, E3, NAB, NAMM, SMPTE, IAAPA, CES, CinemaCon, iHollywood Forums and the Academy of Magical Arts. I have been a theatrical reviewer for a regional newspaper, have coached mayors and magicians, produced many public events and directed shows and exhibits at a variety of theaters, casinos, conventions and The World Famous Magic Castle.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

English

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

A past president for Toast Masters, I have been a professor, lecturer, event producer and technology evangelist for more than 15 years. I have spoken, demonstrated, lead panel discussions and presented awards at major media, academic and industry events. I have served as a chairperson, panelist, moderator and/or host at large events for USC, the California State and Ventura County Science Fairs, the Vex Robotics Tournament, Toast Masters, The City of Hope, the City and County of Los Angeles, the City of Thousand Oaks, the University of Texas, Barnes and Noble, Plaza de la Raza, the Cabrillo Computer Society, CalHaunts, E3, NAB, NAMM, SMPTE, IAAPA, CES, CinemaCon, iHollywood Forums and the Academy of Magical Arts. I have been a theatrical reviewer for a regional newspaper, have coached mayors and magicians, produced many public events and directed shows and exhibits at a variety of theaters, casinos, conventions and The World Famous Magic Castle.

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Math

Logic,

Logic

I am a college instructor, author and a very experienced programmer. I have been designing algorithms, circuits and programs using logic for more than 25 years. I excelled at symbolic logic in school and have always enjoyed solving logic puzzles for my own amusement. Logic is not only essential for programming and engineering, but also an amazingly powerful tool in business, sales, marketing, persuasion, conflict resolution, motivation and negotiation. I have been certified as a college instructor by the State of California, and have taught hundreds of college and high school students to use logic and scripting languages to create and develop video games. As a programmer and engineer, I've developed and worked with a wide variety of logic tools and design tools, and have applied logical constructs and techniques in computer languages including ladder logic, C, C++, C#, Prolog, Lisp, Java, JavaScript, ActionScript, Ruby, Pascal and a wide range of microprocessor and micro-controller specific assembly languages. I've won numerous awards in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division of the California State and Ventura County Science Fairs, and have judged the Ventura County Science Fair on multiple occasions.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2

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outstanding session

Harry is the best tutor I had by far. He knows the material quite well he is so patient as he walks you through the problems step by step making sure you’re fully understanding it

Amirali, 8 lessons with Harry

Harry is Awesome

He does great at helping you understand the material in a fun and creative way. He knew the subject matter well, and it took no time at all for me to have a better understanding of my work in class.

Matthew, 3 lessons with Harry

Brilliant programmer and gifted teacher.

Harry solved my complicated C++ programming problem in a brilliantly simple way. He also gives through explanations to every step of his solutions and uses creative ways to make you understand. I highly recommend him for different levels of C++ and Assembly Language.

Lana, 9 lessons with Harry

Fantastic tutor

Harry was absolutely great. He was very knowledgeable, patient, kind, and devoted to ensuring I understood the topic. We covered queues, deques, classes, and pointers in greatest detail, among other things. I look forward to learning from him again!

Monique, 2 lessons with Harry

Great tutor

Very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Will definitely continue working with him. Was able to help me with programing problems and explain what was going on

Jason, 4 lessons with Harry

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