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Derek W.

San Francisco, CA

$40/hour

CAD/BIM/VD&C

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 10/29/14
4.9 average from 12 ratings
Knowledgeable!
— Richard, San Francisco, CA on 11/18/16

$40/Hour


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Boston Architectural College
Architecture

Education

Boston Architectural College (Architecture)

About Derek

I worked as a tutor in college and have coached both professors and students. My experiences have given me the basis of sharing knowledge with both new and experienced users in different age group. It’s important to understand what students’ needs are and derive a study plan from there, instead of spoon feeding what I expect them to learn base on my experience. I have been using Autodesk AutoCAD since 2007, Revit Architecture since 2008, Revit MEP since 2010, Navisworks since 2013, and many other related software and workflow that deal with third-party software. My goal is to give you a high level of understanding and close-up look at what could do to achieve your goal immediately without spending too much time in learning every software command. There's always more than one way to skin a "CAD". :) I worked as a tutor in college and have coached both professors and students. My experiences have given me the basis of sharing knowledge with both new and experienced users in different age group. It’s important to understand what students’ needs are and derive a study plan from there, instead of spoon feeding what I expect them to learn base on Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Group rates for AutoCAD could be $20/person if minimum of two or more are interested. It'd be the same for Revit and SketchUp.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of San Francisco, CA 94111
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable!"

- Richard, San Francisco, CA on 11/18/16

"Derek is a knowledgeable tutor."

- Melisa, New York, NY on 7/17/15

"Very Dependable and Professional"

- Marcia, Waban, MA on 11/11/14

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Approved subjects

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Architecture

I have studied architecture under Associate of Arts Architecture degree in City College of San Francisco; Interior and Architectural Design in Academy of Art University; and Architecture in Boston Architectural College.

The primary business of the company I currently work at is architectural, engineering and construction in biopharmaceutical manufacturing plants.

AutoCAD

I started learning AutoCAD in 2006 and received my certificate from San Francisco City College Engineering Department in 2007. I have been working with AutoCAD ever since in different industries such as architectural, interior showroom, structural engineering, solar engineering, and MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing).

Macintosh

While I don't hand-build Macintosh, I have tutored with both Windows and Macintosh OS desktops in school. Switching in between the two OS is easy, and I'd like to teach students to take advantage of macros and

Microsoft Windows

I hand-built desktop computers in high school to fulfill my gaming needs, and I understand how hardware and software would work together to maximize efficiency of all components. I tutor with both Windows and Macintosh OS desktops at the City College of San Francisco. I could use Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite in Windows and Macintosh interchangeably.

I made a 2GB RAM \ i5 CPU laptop to run Revit 2014 smooth with the correct settings; I can show you how. I streamline workflow (steps and file size).

Revit

I started learning Revit Architecture in school in 2008 and 2010. I then worked with Revit Architecture with its 2012 and 2013 release. I then worked in MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) firm so I have used 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Revit MEP.

Boston Architectural College
Architecture

Education

Boston Architectural College (Architecture)

Knowledgeable!

Derek is very knowledgeable and fluent in AutoCAD. He helped me with my workflow and showed me countless shortcuts. I highly recommend Derek!

— Richard, San Francisco, CA on 11/18/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Group rates for AutoCAD could be $20/person if minimum of two or more are interested. It'd be the same for Revit and SketchUp.

Travel policy

Derek will travel within 40 miles of San Francisco, CA 94111.