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Steven E.

Santa Ana, CA


Learn Interactive Web Development & Business Technology

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Background check passed as of 4/21/11
4.9 average from 63 ratings
Expertise well explained
— Cathy, Tustin, CA on 2/14/16

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The Art Institute of California - Orange County
Interactive Motion Graphics and Design
University of Pheonix - Online


The Art Institute of California - Orange County (Interactive Motion Graphics and Design)

University of Pheonix - Online (MBA)

About Steven

Educating minds of all ages is one of my passions and the other is design and function. I grew up in the infant stage of technology and quickly understood the importance technology had to offer society. I later enrolled into a Computer Science program at a local community college, where I learned computer languages. I later found an interest in design and attended The Art Institute of California where I was graduated with a Bachelors degree of Science in Interactive Media Design.

I find inspiration between two worlds of design and function; therefore closing the gap by creating the infrastructure that puts the two worlds together. Once I refined my skills in web development, I was graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. This was the final vehicle I needed to show businesses that web development was a necessary practical application for today's competitive market.

I began teaching at a college level in 2007, where I specialized in E-commerce Web Development and Career Planning & Development. In 2008, I began tutoring high school students on web development and practical applications.

I educate my students by helping them define what their goal is in each lesson. This helps each student focus and stay engaged with all learning objectives. I then develop a lesson plan that is fun and easy to understand. I teach each lesson by using a four step approach. I talk about what we will be learning and doing, so that each student knows what to expect. Next, I demonstrate the lesson by using visual aids or step by step instruction for the student to take notes. Then I have the student redo their own example on what was just covered. Finally, I have each student explain everything they just did. This helps me determine the student's mastery level of the lesson.
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Travels within 40 miles of Santa Ana, CA 92705
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Expertise well explained"

- Cathy, Tustin, CA on 2/14/16

"Steve was a great help!"

- Ilene, Santa Ana, CA on 12/18/13

"Highly Recommend Steven!"

- Jennifer, Huntington Beach, CA on 4/16/13

"The best we ever had!"

- Kurt, Huntington Beach, CA on 2/18/13

"Very knowledgeable and personable tutor!"

- Kimberly, Lake Forest, CA on 9/26/12

"You wont be disappointed"

- Martha, Aliso Viejo, CA on 10/24/11

"Excellent knowledge base"

- Bruno, Corona Del Mar, CA on 10/14/11

"Very knowledgeable and patient"

- Brandy, Irvine, CA on 8/29/11

"A very patient tutor!"

- Philip, Brea, CA on 8/6/11
Test Preparation:
Career Development
Adobe Flash,
Adobe Illustrator,
Adobe Photoshop,
General Computer, HTML,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Video Production,
Web Design
Career Development,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Adobe Flash

I have 14 years of experience with Flash and my skill level ranges from intermediate to advance. With Actionscript 2.0 not supported as much anymore I focus more on Actionscript 3.0. I have built many portfolio sites for artist who specifically want to display a full interactive website to display their work. I have an extensive knowledge of CSS, html, PHP and lightbox integration.

I have thorough understanding of 2D and 3D integration animations and websites. I also teach overlooked Flash best practices of video optimization when clients want integrate video into non-Flash websites.

Adobe Illustrator

I have worked with Illustrator for the last 14 years. Whether it's designing logos or graphics that need vector quality, Illustrator is the go-to tool I use. Aside from using the tool for the last 14 years, I'm a college professor and teach the use of the application regularly.

Adobe Photoshop

I have been using Photoshop for 11 years and have a thorough understanding of each tool and filters. I used Photoshop a lot in the web industry and always keep myself updated on new techniques and Photoshop versions. Whether your interested in web graphics, photography filters, video production integration or DVD menu authoring, I have used Photoshop extensively and would love to educate clients on industry's best secrets.

I always teach the basics and best practices of any Adobe product, so that each student fully understands the difference between an amateur designer and a professional in the industry.


I work for a big company that deals with real world business situations. I was graduated with a MBA from University of Phoenix and have applied my experience and learning to my current job today. I have a team of 70 employees that I mentor in everyday principles as well as my students at the university I teach the very same concepts.

Career Development

I specialize in design resume building and web portfolio development for anyone who wants to maximize his or her visibility. I have helped artists and anyone who wants to stand out among other candidates in the work force. I focus on design and branding an image to represent each person's persona. I taught at a private art school where I teach each student to put together a branding package. We covered resume layouts, cover letters and business cards to help each student gain the professional attention of a potential employer.


Dreamweaver is the main vehicle for web developers who create websites for a living. I have been designing with Dreamweaver for 14 years and know the program extensively well. Whether you want to create a basic website or an e-commerce website, I have done plenty of freelance work using Dreamweaver. I teach best practices when using Dreamweaver, so that each client has a full understanding on how to setup a website directory and how to upload to a live server.

I have programmed with CSS, lightbox, PHP, xml, and of course html. I teach beyond using the templates Dreamweaver uses and show client how to code into Dreamweaver, which helps websites load quicker on the Internet. I make coding enjoyable and easy to understand to any novice. I teach this subject at the college level and know my techniques are successful. If your a person who wants to know how to build a basic to advance website, please feel free to email me your request. I'm extremely patient.


I have been a Web Developer for the last 14 years and I currently teach at a university. HTML is the base language for all web development and I have a thorough understanding HTML 4 and 5 platforms. I teach students the basics first and how it will work with other web languages.


Most of my Mac experience comes from the design world. I'm very proficient in the platform and know how to customize the desktop look to fit my personal style.

I use all Adobe products on the Mac and strictly design with a Mac only. I also run a local server on my Mac and understand the back-end of the server setup. I have been strictly uses the Mac platform for the last 6 years.

I teach basic to advance use of the Mac platform. Whether your a designer or just use it for basic use, I can help get you started.

Video Production

Video production is one of the most enjoyable skills I know how to do very well. I have shot a lot of weddings and private events. All video will require a program to digitize it and placed into a medium of your choice. For the last 11 years I have used Adobe Premiere Pro for my video editing. I have a thorough understanding of the program and a solid understanding of the output settings. Whether your getting your video ready for DVD production or optimized for web streaming, I have been exposed to professional techniques used in the industry.

I can also cover plugin tools, like trapcode or other Red Giant products as well as how to tie in After Effects to each project.

I teach the best practices of each tool and batch capturing to effectively save yourself the hours of video digitizing. I also show how to setup your computer to best process the final product by using the video editing settings and maximizing your computers full processing power. Lastly, I teach how to import to DVD authoring programs, such as Adobe Encore.

Web Design

I have been in the web industry for the last 11 years and love it. I'm an Interactive Web Developer who specializes in design and function. Anyone can create a website these day, but not everyone can design. I have taught web design at a collegiate level and I cover the necessary steps in designing websites that attract traffic. My methods include teaching clients how to use a layout program of their choice and then ultimately bring that design into web production.

I teach how to export web graphics from Photoshop and Illustrator, which will make the difference on how well a website loads on the Internet. I spend a lot of time on placement of graphics, navigation, color theme, function, target audience and usability.

The Art Institute of California - Orange County
Interactive Motion Graphics and Design
University of Pheonix - Online


The Art Institute of California - Orange County (Interactive Motion Graphics and Design)

University of Pheonix - Online (MBA)

Expertise well explained — Steven was quick to analyze my website problem and explained the lesson concepts in layman's terms. He looked at my request prior to the lesson and came well prepared. ...

— Cathy, Tustin, CA on 2/14/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Steven will travel within 40 miles of Santa Ana, CA 92705.