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Since 1996, Zak has been teaching CAD and 3D to students and professionals in the architecture and interior design industries.
Coming from an architectural background, Zak completed the 3D Art certificate at San Francisco State University in 2002, and shortly after that he started working as an AutoCAD and 3ds MAX consultant in San Francisco, working on small residential and large commercial projects like the 3D Animation for Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. He has also worked with clients like Macy’s, Lowe’s, and the Puccini Group.
Today, with 15 years of experience, Zak is teaching at UC Berkeley Extension and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and continues to provide personalized CAD training to students and professionals in the design industry.
Courses are designed for architects and interior designers, focusing on the shortcuts, tricks and techniques that make you faster and more efficient.
No matter what your age or skill level is, Zak will create the course that works best for you.
On-site customized one-on-one training or group classes are available for design firms looking to stay current with the new software updates. Zak will help you create the templates and the settings that best fit the needs of any design firm.
Zak's goal is to provide the quickest and easiest way learn AutoCAD, Revit, 3DS MAX, and SketchUP! Since 1996, Zak has been teaching CAD and 3D to students and professionals in the architecture and interior design industries.
Coming from an architectural background, Zak completed the 3D … Read more
You know how there are some people that just know how to explain things? It's more about their inherent personality than it is their background. There are some really smart people out there with impressive backgrounds, but that doesn't mean they know how to explain things. Zak, fortunately, is someone who can. He explained things to me in a few minutes that I hadn't fully understood after many minutes of instruction from someone else.
He can also his adapt his style to your needs. Though he's been tutoring for a long time and through many iterations of software,and this has of course resulted in some strong opinions about the most efficient way to use the software (and he is most likely right), he still listens to you and how you think about the problem, and adapts accordingly. He watches you try to do it yourself in order to make sure you're really getting it. He checks in with you to make sure his style is working for you.
He's extremely smart but doesn't make you feel stupid. He's equally comfortable on Mac or PC. He responds quickly to questions and seems easy to get ahold of, even evenings or weekends, which is really important to me. He's expensive but worth it, especially if you have short-term needs.
It is almost breathtaking watching Zak effortlessly create using Autocad (or Sketchup or any of the myriad other tools he is familiar with).
I have tried learning these products by myself and there simply is no substitute for the guidance of an extremely experienced professional like Zak. Plus he is very patient and articulate.
I was having trouble with some CAD issues related to converting files to PDF's and other file management problems for a class I am taking. After just one 2 hour session I have a much better grasp. Zaks' tutoring style is very relaxed yet focused and he can hone in on what you are having problems with whether you know it or not. Highly recommended and will return in the future when I need more help.
Zak is a great tutor, has an organized approach and knows his stuff. In addition he is a very agreeable gentleman.
Highly recommend him!
Zak was an excellent tutor, and very effective at teaching to meet your specific needs. He was very good and patient at responding to my questions, and also easy to reach via email. I have learned so much during our 3-hr tutorial for SketchUp, and highly recommend him to anyone!
I emailed Zak after a sleepless night trying to understand my Revit program. By the time I decided to use Wyzant services, I found I was in a panic mode - I needed to know my Revit program yesterday. Zak responded to my email quickly, set up a tutoring session within days, and at our first 3 hour meeting taught me more than I had gotten in all the time I had been trying to learn the program. I probably could have learned everything in the first two hours, but I had scheduled my first session for three, thinking I needed that extra time. I left his office feeling a LOT more confident in my skill level. Great investment.
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I have been a AutoCAD tutor for the past 14 years. I taught hundreds of professionals and college students in this subject. Also worked at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco teaching AutoCAD and Revit. Also at UC Berkeley Extension in San Francisco.