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Teresa B.

Pasadena, CA

$60/hour

Interactive Multimedia Teacher: Design, Tech, Music, Art, Writing

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
5.0 average from 22 ratings
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— Frankie, Pasadena, CA on 11/23/15

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San Francisco State University
Film
Antioch University
Master's
Cal State Northridge
Other

Education

San Francisco State University (Film)

Antioch University (Master's)

Cal State Northridge (Other)

About Teresa

I'm a new media author of interactive books, formerly a college teacher and instructor at Disney Imagineering. Additionally, I helped numerous businesses, entertainment companies and even a law firm to create digital presentations and marketing plans. I've 20+ years of experience creating digital paintings (internationally exhibited), writing interactive books (podcast novel and more), composing and performing music (mostly guitar) and building websites and interactive experiences.
Teaching is in my DNA! I have a BA in film, another in Design and a Master's in English/Creative Nonfiction/Interactive Writing. I'm looking for a few students to tutor as most of my time is spent writing a new interactive books series, filled with my original music, art, animations and story.
I'm a new media author of interactive books, formerly a college teacher and instructor at Disney Imagineering. Additionally, I helped numerous businesses, entertainment companies and even a law firm to create digital presentations and marketing plans. I've 20+ years of experience creating digital paintings (internationally exhibited), writing Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Pasadena, CA 91121
In-person lessons

"Great"

- Frankie, Pasadena, CA on 11/23/15

"Great Lesson"

- Lu Ann, Grover Beach, CA on 10/10/15
Science:
Anthropology
Music:
Guitar,
Music History
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Art Theory, Film,
Graphic Design,
Photography
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing,
Graphic Design,
HTML, Macintosh,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Photography, Web Design
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Anthropology, Art History, Government & Politics, Music History, Political Science, Social Studies, Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Marketing,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Adobe InDesign

I have used InDesign since it was first created. I have been using it to layout my interactive multimedia books since 2005. I also taught InDesign as the software used for Electronic Layout at an arts college.

Desktop Publishing

I have created digital sales and marketing graphic materials and presentations for corporate, legal and entertainment companies for 20+ years. My clients have included the (then) largest law firm in the U.S. - Howrey and Simon, Apple Computer, Iwerks Entertainment, Disney Imagineering, Johnson and Johnson, The Los Angeles Museum of Science, Philips, etc.

I was also Academic Director of the WEB Design and Interactive Media at an arts college between 2008 and 2013 and full-time Graphic Design faculty 2005-2008. I taught there: Color Theory for Screen, Electronic Design (including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Digital Painting, web design and development, HTML/CSS/Javascript, Digital Branding and Marketing, New Media Journalism, Video and Audio for the WEB, Social Media. I also taught many of these subjects at Disney Imagineering between 1998 and 2005.

Film

My Bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University is in film. I studied there with Irving Saraf, who is an Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker. After graduating, Irving introduced me to producer Saul Zaentz (Amadeus, Incredible Lightness of Being, The English Patient, etc.), who subsequently hired me to build a post-production studio for him (in college I specialized in sound engineering and editing). It was my highest honor to work with the sound designer I consider the greatest ever to live there, Alan Splet. The studio also won several Academy Awards for Best Sound and Sound Editing. Since that time, I have moved into New Media, but have continued to work in film/video as a part of new media. I have also taught digital film/video, editing and sound design to professionals and college students for 10+ years. I am currently writing interactive books which include video, and consulting with the City of Glendale to establish training programs in digital film, design and WEB for unemployed studio workers.

Graphic Design

I have created sales and marketing graphic designs and graphic materials, print advertising and marketing materials, logo marks and presentations for corporate, legal and entertainment companies for 20+ years. My clients have included the (then) largest law firm in the U.S. - Howrey and Simon, Apple Computer, Iwerks Entertainment, Disney Imagineering, Johnson and Johnson, The Los Angeles Museum of Science, Philips, etc.

I was employed as a full-time instructor of graphic design at California Design College and the Art Institute of California Hollywood between 2005 and 2008. In 2009 I began teaching also in the web design department, teaching web designers in the area of digital graphic design. Currently I am writing an interactive book series, for which I have created all of the graphic design, book cover designs, etc.

Guitar

I am a multimedia artist, author and teacher. I taught interactive multimedia (including audio editing and sound design) at the college level for 10 years. I now devote my time to consulting and tutoring while I write and publish my own interactive multimedia books (filled with story, original music and original art).

I have played guitar since I was 12 years old. My studies have all been private and self taught. I can supply examples of recordings on request if I am allowed to attach music files, otherwise, I could provide a CD. My first training was in classical guitar, but I moved early to playing finger style acoustic electric guitar myself. I also compose music and am currently recording my original music for an iBook interactive multimedia book series.

My preference is to work with beginning students. Because I like to include music theory and the basic reading of music to get a student off on the right foot.

I also think it is important to include fun as a student makes his/her way through the early learning of music, and the guitar is a great instrument for this. Simple chord progressions can be easily learned so that a student can play simple folk and rock songs and gain a sense of accomplishment and enjoyment while learning the details of music that are more time consuming to grasp and become adept at.

I have many connections in the guitar community, especially because I manage the web site for The Association of Fingerstyle Guitarists, and have been a member of that organization for almost 15 years. Depending on the direction a student wants to go after completing a beginning course of lessons, I can direct him/her to other teachers in the area (if their interest is say, jazz, classical or electric rather than finger style).

Macintosh

I have used Macintosh computers for 20+ years in my work as a Digital Marketing Creative Director, teacher at Disney Imagineering, college teacher at a design college and an arts college and digital author and artist. I have also taught computer basics (hardware, software, web, etc.) at all of those places.

Marketing

I have created digital sales and marketing presentations and strategic plans for corporate, legal and entertainment companies for 20+ years. My clients have included the (then) largest law firm in the U.S.-Howrey and Simon, Apple Computer, Iwerks Entertainment, Disney Imagineering, Johnson and Johnson, The Los Angeles Museum of Science, Philips, etc. As Academic Director of the WEB Design and Interactive Media, and part-time faculty at the Art Institute - Hollywood between 2008 and 2013 and full-time faculty 2005-2008, I taught: Digital Branding and Marketing,, Social Media, and Advertising/Message Making to hundreds of students. I am what is referred to in my profession as a "digital native," in that my experience in marketing has been in the digital realm since I first worked as an Art Director for the first digital ad agency in L.A. starting in 1990. I am also currently designing a digital marketing and social media strategic plan for the City of Glendale in conjunction with a job training program they are offering to female veterans.

Web Design

I was Academic Director of the WEB Design and Interactive Media at an arts college between 2008 and 2013 and full-time faculty 2005 to 2008. I also taught there: web design and development, HTML/CSS/Javascript, New Media Journalism, Video and Audio for the WEB, Digital Marketing, Electronic Design (including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Digital Painting, Color Theory for Screen, Sound Design, Computer Applications, Social Media. I have a Master's degree (MFA) in interactive writing (2009) - during which I employed all of these skills to create my thesis - a web based multimedia book and multiple other projects.

San Francisco State University
Film
Antioch University
Master's
Cal State Northridge
Other

Education

San Francisco State University (Film)

Antioch University (Master's)

Cal State Northridge (Other)

Great

She was great. She was knowledgeable and patient. She helped me a great deal in feeling comfortable about navigating my new iMac. I'm looking forward to our next session. I would highly recommend her to others.

— Frankie, Pasadena, CA on 11/23/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Teresa will travel within 12 miles of Pasadena, CA 91121.