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University of Texas, Austin
M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (Master's)
Harvard Graduate School of Design (Master's)
I am a recent graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. I enjoy learning and the opportunity to share any knowledge I have learned along the way. I am not a tutor with a set curriculum – I craft curriculum around the questions of an individual student.
As is often said, “Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime.” This is what I believe about tutoring. It is not an opportunity to complete a student’s assignment for him/her, but rather an opportunity to teach skills that have benefits far exceeding the completion of a single assignment.
My skills include:
-- mathematics (algebra, geometry, calculus, and test prep)
-- sciences (physics, introductory chemistry)
-- engineering (statics, mechanics of materials, structural analysis)
-- computer software (Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, Revit)
-- writing (grammar and organization) I am a recent graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. I enjoy learning and the opportunity to share any knowledge I have learned along the way. I am not a tutor with a set curriculum – I craft curriculum around the questions of an individual student.
As is often
Group rate: $40/hour/student. Short notice rate: $80/hour for same-day or next-day requests. Cancellation fee: $20 unless 24 hour notice given or lesson rescheduled & completed within 7 days.
Alison is a great tutor to work with. She is very knowledgeable and honest. She helped me on the topics which I wanted to know. She always prepared for every class. In that case, I always get what I want to know at the end of class. It is my great pleasure to work with her.
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My experience in Adobe Illustrator includes both creating from scratch and use as part of a workflow. I have extensive experience working with output from AutoCAD and other vector programs for use in presentation documents.
I have used InDesign for 5+ years in the creation of presentation boards, posters, and reports. I am well-versed in proper file management, especially the use of paragraph styles to create unified documents (with automatic reference notes, cross referenced images, and table of contents). I have worked documents ranging from a single page to over 200 pages.
I have used Photoshop heavily for 5+ years in creating and manipulating images and post-processing output from other software. My strength is in the use of Photoshop for communicating design intentions. Please note that professional photo retouching is not my area of expertise.
I have used AutoCAD for 5+ years, both in its basic and advanced features. In addition to the drawing tools, I am especially familiar with blocks, user coordinate systems, paper space, plot styles, and layer management - everything necessary to create an organized, professional drawing. I am also knowledgeable in rules of thumb for line-weights in drawing building plans. Note that my expertise is concentrated in 2D CAD drawing.
I have an Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from UT Austin and a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT. Most of my knowledge is concentrated either in structures/engineering mechanics (statics, mechanics of solids, structural analysis) and energy modeling principles. In addition to the basics, I studied continuum mechanics, structural dynamics, motion-based design, and finite element methods during my time at MIT.
While earning two engineering degrees (Bachelor's and Master's), I used differential equations both in abstract math applications and in practical physics applications. I have experience with both ordinary and partial differential equations. I have used differential equations in the Lagrange formulation of mechanics, particularly in the field of structural dynamics.
I have an Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from UT Austin and a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT. I have working proficiency of many subjects that overlap with mechanical engineering, as I took many of my electives in structures. I am available to tutor in subjects relating to engineering mechanics (statics, mechanics of solids, structural analysis, finite element methods).
During my own time in high school, I took the PSAT three times and became a National Merit Commended Student. My areas of expertise include mathematics and grammar. In addition, I teach the test-taking strategies I used throughout my PSAT/SAT career.
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