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Kevin M.

Art Therapy, ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia Specialist

Art Therapy, ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia Specialist

$79/hour

  • 13 hours tutoring

  • North Hollywood, CA 91606

About Kevin


Bio

With more than 20 years of experience, I am an award-winning visual artist providing creative direction in education and measurable change in academic growth and personal development. Trained at Tony Robbins-Cloe Madanes School of Life Coaching, I take a management approach to all the needs of the student. As a long-time professional in commercial and fine arts, I see creative solutions to many of life's challenges. My background is in the arts, film and animation. Art therapy is my...

With more than 20 years of experience, I am an award-winning visual artist providing creative direction in education and measurable change in academic growth and personal development. Trained at Tony Robbins-Cloe Madanes School of Life Coaching, I take a management approach to all the needs of the student. As a long-time professional in commercial and fine arts, I see creative solutions to many of life's challenges. My background is in the arts, film and animation. Art therapy is my specialty. I am also a paid professional writer and a writing student mentor since 1998.

To name a few of my credits, I produced a short animation by 10-year-old artist Perry Chen, under the guidance of two-time Academy Award nominee Bill Plympton. The animation made the long-list and qualified for the Academy Award for Short Animated Film in 2011. I have a successful company website that connects people to their mentors, called The Mentor People. I also produced a documentary starring renowned filmmaker David Lynch called, Beyond The Noise: My Transcendental Meditation Journey, by a young Long Island film student, who at 16, had severe Dyslexia, ADHD and ADD. With guidance and new-found discipline (and most of all confidence!) she went on to completing and screening her own documentary film. I currently create music videos and content for Lynch's non-profit organization, The David Lynch Foundation, where our mission is to teach kids with disabilities and special needs to meditate, which helps them cope with stress.

I also teach other subjects, such as writing.

Although my schedule is a tight one, I will make every effort to fit you in and meet your needs. I look forward to meeting you and your child or adult student.


Education

Brooklyn College, CUNY
English

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $79
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of North Hollywood, CA 91606
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/1/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Drawing,

Drawing

The largest part of my professional career--a period spanning 12 years--was spent entirely in commercial and visual art where all of the planning began with a drawing and ended up on store shelves as hundreds of commercial products. More recently I worked with some of the top artists in the field of animation. There is a reason that everything at its beginning is called "the drawing board." Without the ability to draw, my students cannot advance in a career in art. However, this basic skill, which is the foundation of creative ability and is useful across the entire range of arts, confers great benefits even for students who do not intend to work as profession artists. Using art as therapy for students who have hit a roadblock, drawing as an outlet becomes part of a spiritual journey and opens the door to an enhanced ability to study a range of academic subjects. My lessons range from cartooning to perspective.
Film,

Film

I have my own video production company which I have been running since 2005. I have created hundreds of videos, commercials and short film projects for a variety of clients.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I have been in the field of graphic design since 1990. I teach students how to thrive in the field of Graphic Design. I have had extensive experience with clients from top industrial companies, creating packing and marketing concepts.
Painting,

Painting

I have been teaching painting for more than twenty years. It is a basic skill that every art student must master, whatever style they choose to paint. I have run art programs and given painting classes to all ages of students.
Photography,

Photography

I am a trained photographer and have taught and developed classes for Photography students for 20 years. In the field of Fashion Photography, I have serviced many top clients in an agency environment. The importance of lighting. staging and interfacing with clients, models and agencies is a topic I focus on.
Video Production,

Video Production

I have had 15 years of experience in the area of film production. I have produced, written and edited seven feature films, along with numerous short subject films, music videos, documentaries and animation projects. These video projects utilized computer editing suited Adobe Premiere, Final Cut and AVID.
Adobe Photoshop

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

I have worked with students for the past 20 years to council and guide them onto their ideal career path. In my business of film, I have run an internship program that brings young people to their next level in life. I have a vast knowledge of career options.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have 15 years creating presentations for modern professionals.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have 22 years of on-stage (as well as on-camera) experience doing everything from poetry slams to business conferences at hundreds of venues across the United States and Canada. I have both taken and given a variety of classes in the performing arts to develop skills in acting, improvisation, stage presence and speech making. In the process of promoting my creative projects and those of business clients, I have introduced performers, emceed shows, toured, and conducted seminar series. Most of the time I have written my own scripts and written scripts for others. I have prepared students for speeches, performance, and even talk show appearances.

Computer

Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I have been in the field of graphic design since 1990. I teach students how to thrive in the field of Graphic Design. I have had extensive experience with clients from top industrial companies, creating packing and marketing concepts.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have 15 years creating presentations for modern professionals.
Photography,

Photography

I am a trained photographer and have taught and developed classes for Photography students for 20 years. In the field of Fashion Photography, I have serviced many top clients in an agency environment. The importance of lighting. staging and interfacing with clients, models and agencies is a topic I focus on.
Video Production,

Video Production

I have had 15 years of experience in the area of film production. I have produced, written and edited seven feature films, along with numerous short subject films, music videos, documentaries and animation projects. These video projects utilized computer editing suited Adobe Premiere, Final Cut and AVID.
Adobe Photoshop

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

I have worked with students for the past 20 years to council and guide them onto their ideal career path. In my business of film, I have run an internship program that brings young people to their next level in life. I have a vast knowledge of career options.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have 15 years creating presentations for modern professionals.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have 22 years of on-stage (as well as on-camera) experience doing everything from poetry slams to business conferences at hundreds of venues across the United States and Canada. I have both taken and given a variety of classes in the performing arts to develop skills in acting, improvisation, stage presence and speech making. In the process of promoting my creative projects and those of business clients, I have introduced performers, emceed shows, toured, and conducted seminar series. Most of the time I have written my own scripts and written scripts for others. I have prepared students for speeches, performance, and even talk show appearances.

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have 22 years of on-stage (as well as on-camera) experience doing everything from poetry slams to business conferences at hundreds of venues across the United States and Canada. I have both taken and given a variety of classes in the performing arts to develop skills in acting, improvisation, stage presence and speech making. In the process of promoting my creative projects and those of business clients, I have introduced performers, emceed shows, toured, and conducted seminar series. Most of the time I have written my own scripts and written scripts for others. I have prepared students for speeches, performance, and even talk show appearances.
Writing,

Writing

I have 25 years experience tutoring for essay writing.
English

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

I have 25 years experience tutoring for essay writing.
English

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

I have 25 years experience tutoring for essay writing.
English

Special Needs

Special Needs

Special Needs

For ten years I have specialized in assisting the full spectrum of special needs children, focusing on various forms of educational art therapy. My philosophy is that all of us too often start from a mistaken notion of limitations when we could achieve so much more. Under my tutelage, special needs children have gone on to productive academic and creative endeavors. Some students who never expected to go to college are now at universities doing well in their academic, athletic and creative pursuits.

Summer

Writing

Writing

I have 25 years experience tutoring for essay writing.

Test Preparation

Career Development

Career Development

I have worked with students for the past 20 years to council and guide them onto their ideal career path. In my business of film, I have run an internship program that brings young people to their next level in life. I have a vast knowledge of career options.

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Kevin is great

Kevin helped me with an editing system and his knowledge was comprehensive, his style easy to follow and very helpful. He worked both creatively and with the mechanics of the system with equal facility. Recommended!

Douglas, 1 lesson with Kevin

Everything I wanted and needed!

Kevin explained the principles of what makes a documentary work and how they might apply to the project I am in engaged in. Kevin is very personable and engaging, I recommend him highly.

Phil, 1 lesson with Kevin

$79/hour

Kevin M.

$79/hour

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