Friendly, Patient and Expert Mac and Adobe Software Tutor
Friendly, Patient and Expert Mac and Adobe Software Tutor
I have been an artist since I was a young child, and my BA is in Art. I formerly owned some retail printing shops, so I have a strong understanding about providing excellent customer service. I apply those principles with my tutoring clients. I have been working for myself since 1994 as a graphic designer and a printing broker, and over the course of the years, through formal education, self learning and actual experience I have learned a lot about how to use and repair a Mac and how to use...
I have been an artist since I was a young child, and my BA is in Art. I formerly owned some retail printing shops, so I have a strong understanding about providing excellent customer service. I apply those principles with my tutoring clients. I have been working for myself since 1994 as a graphic designer and a printing broker, and over the course of the years, through formal education, self learning and actual experience I have learned a lot about how to use and repair a Mac and how to use major graphic design applications. I recently began tutoring because I love sharing my knowledge! I guess it’s in my blood, as both of my parents were teachers. My personal style is friendly and non-judgmental, and I generally impart information at a fairly quick pace, however I am always very sensitive to the learning needs of my clients and I can tailor my style to suit your needs.
Carl has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 7 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Great tutor with encyclopedic knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop plus heaven only knows what else.
I found Carl G. through a request I placed on WyzAnt. Several names were giving to me, but Carl was the only one to respond and I began two hour weekly sessions with him. His knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop is phenomenal and I have learned so much in our first three sessions that I am completely satisfied. Carl also instructed me in many keyboard shortcuts for operating my Mac computer -- a real time saver. Carl's manner is gentle, non-judgmental and patient. He adapts his instruction to your needs and desires and I look forward very much to working with him. I recommend him very highly as a tutor.David, 4 lessons with Carl
He knew the processes and quirks of the Mac Pro and he was able to understand my needs and clearly explain how to solve my problems. What we did was to process the differences between the Windows and Mac systems and find solutions to make the transitions easier.Stephen, 4 lessons with Carl
Carl G. knows Adobe Photoshop!
After really listening to what I am trying to accomplish, Carl was able to suggest and demonstrate specific tools and techniques within the Photoshop program that will help me achieve my goals. And while I was initially hesitant to try online tutoring, Carl made it seamless and easy.Brenda, 2 lessons with Carl
Very Knowledgeable and an excellent tutor!
I am an experienced Quark user switching to InDesign. I learned so much in a very short time, plus how to get my project designed efficiently and to press. I saved so much time in the long run with Carl's help.Cindy, 1 lesson with Carl
Excellent, patient tutor. Extremely knowledgable & experienced in the applications I need to learn!
Carl began with getting some of my more rusty Mac skills up-to-date and desktop organization/flow set up in a more efficient manner. Covered different types of backup: internal, external and off-site. And began in-depth explanation of Lightroom, helped with file organization and imports. This was just the tip of the iceberg... He is very patient and engaging. Excellent tutor! Very glad he reached out from across country to tutor remotely, it works better -much better! than in personAnnemarie, 4 lessons with Carl
Patient and Thorough!
I am enjoying my time with Carl. He is bringing me into the 2015 version of Photoshop and I am loving it! He is very thorough in his instructions, but flexible about skipping around to help me with specific functions.Jeanne, 2 lessons with Carl
Structuring My Insourcing Outsourcing through Technical Learning
Carl's review of our lesson best articulates what we did. That is, there were multiple "goals" of micro and macro that all relate to use of time and economic efficiency. I've had this two day 'overload' workshops, taking little with me, and in 5 week classes learning a few skills while seeing larger scope. The latter was better, but when not applied to my office, my book, my past abilities and my focus on 're-leanring' and 'un-learning' within changing user interface I can still lose site of my own very particular goals. And, five years 'out' of a program that now addresses past challenges may visually look complicated....But, Carl had many super efficient ways to set up the remote learning that he described (off the time clock) so we could get right into the lesson. He structured the goals of time spent by listening to what I had thought was the work I needed to accomplish. It went longer than intended, but only because he was showing me simplifications of the scope of work with epson scanner and ePub in InDesign. I can really miss the Forest, so this is exactly the Professor I needed without having to get a Graphics Design degree or be at an IT center training. I can learn by doing and self-teach, but it is only knowledge and experience of someone working in the field that can wrap their head around how a small business owner must time and technology. I would of course still outsource many things, but I will know more about what I'm asking in terms of time and service, the possibilities and limitations. And, I think I can kind of use a few of those tools (thank you for the edit). break some bad habits, and start to feel good again about my computer world! Thank you.Paula, 1 lesson with Carl
My computer skills are a bit " behind the power curve" therefor I was a bit apprehensive to sign on for lessons. Carl's approach is to let his Student dictate the pace at the level that suits them & has the patients & the knowhow to work with them & to get the most out of their time spent. Clearly Carl has a great working knowledge & I would definitely recommend him.Dan, 1 lesson with Carl
Enthusiastic and patient
Carl spent over three hours with me and was so patient. He even helped me get my computer all set up for better functioning. So happy with the lesson.Erin, 1 lesson with Carl
What a great instructor - seems to know it all; makes it easy to understand. Was definitely time & money well spent.
Carl helped me to better utilize the program (Adobe InDesign), learning many shortcuts and imparting information only available to someone who has worked extensively with this program for many years. The time flew by and has given me a much needed leg up on preparing a document that needs to be finished asap. I will not hesitate to request more time with Carl for continuing techniques & tips for this program and any others with which he is conversant. Many thanks!Vicki, 2 lessons with Carl
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