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Architecture and Design, Rhino, GH, CAD, V-Ray, Enscape, Ps, Id, Is.

Architecture and Design, Rhino, GH, CAD, V-Ray, Enscape, Ps, Id, Is.

$85/hour

  • 176 hours tutoring

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I am Sam and I graduated cum laude in my major with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2013. I have received academic awards of design excellence and international awards for design competitions. I am a professionally trained architectural designer that has worked nationally and internationally for over 8 years. I have tutored a diverse array of design students (graphic, architecture, industrial, fashion, UI/UX etc.). Managing expectations has always led to achieving goals; this has translated to...

I am Sam and I graduated cum laude in my major with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2013. I have received academic awards of design excellence and international awards for design competitions. I am a professionally trained architectural designer that has worked nationally and internationally for over 8 years. I have tutored a diverse array of design students (graphic, architecture, industrial, fashion, UI/UX etc.). Managing expectations has always led to achieving goals; this has translated to my tutoring method. I first ask what are my student's expectations in their learning journey. I then create a specific lesson plan catered to my student's expectations and target areas. I always reinforce ideas and questions by providing various examples and different applications. At the conclusion of each lesson, we review what we learned to reinforce meeting content expectations. I then ask students to continue their work on their own and provide me with progress, which we review at the first 10-15 minutes of the next lesson. This process repeats itself for each lesson, and I always reintroduce previous content to reinforce its application.

For the past 5 years, I have tutored design students in both a one-on-one and a 10-student setting. I prefer that the lessons are only 45 minutes to 1-hour long, anything longer and the students lose focus since design requires many content areas to be coordinated. When tutoring design exercises, like architecture students on design problems or portfolio presentation, I use a one-on-one approach since each design is individual and personal. I tutor in groups when the content area is broad, like software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, AutoCAD, Rhino 3D, and Enscape), design theory, and design critiques. In group tutoring sessions, I encourage participation and peer learning. I am passionate about helping people realize their passions and gain new knowledge in specific content areas. I am a patient teacher and a strong supporter of trial and error, questioning, and discovery.


Education

University of Southern California
Bachelor of Architecture

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Art

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I am Sam and I graduated cum laude in my major with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2013. I have received academic awards of design excellence and international awards for design competitions. I am a professionally trained architectural designer that has worked nationally and internationally for over 8 years. I have tutored a diverse array of design students (graphic, architecture, industrial, fashion, UI/UX etc.).
Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I have a bachelor in Architecture and Design, with cum laude standing. I have over 13 years of academic and professional experience using InDesign for magazines, posters, portfolios, brochures and books. I have tutored students the past 10 years in character and paragraph styling, layouts, bookmaking, and compositions in InDesign. I have used InDesign for magazine companies and non-profit organizations (digital and print). These publications have won design awards in publication and book design.
Architecture,

Architecture

I am a professionally trained architectural designer that has worked nationally and internationally for over 8 years. I work on various creative project types such as large scale elementary and middle schools, cafes and pavilions, public parks and green space, 3d conceptual projects, and design direction for publications. I have sat on many studio juries for design and architecture courses.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I graduated in 2013 with a bachelor in Architecture in Design, with cum laude standing, with over 8 years of graphic design experience. I have designed and directed many magazines, books, and book covers for magazine companies and non-profit organizations (digital and print) as a Design and Art Director. These publications have won design awards in publication and book design. I have tutored students in graphic design for 5 years and taught my students how to use programs like Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop in their workflow.
Photography

Photography

I have 15 years of award winning architectural and landscape photography experience, with a bachelor of architecture and design. I have tutored for 10 years in DSLR photography and post processing in Adobe Photoshop. I have also tutored in capturing compositions and allowing students to understand the technical aspects of photography like shutter speeds, aperture, white balance, EV, ND RAW vs JPEG, and ND Filters for long exposure.

Computer

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I am Sam and I graduated cum laude in my major with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2013. I have received academic awards of design excellence and international awards for design competitions. I am a professionally trained architectural designer that has worked nationally and internationally for over 8 years. I have tutored a diverse array of design students (graphic, architecture, industrial, fashion, UI/UX etc.).
Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I have a bachelor in Architecture and Design, with cum laude standing. I have over 13 years of academic and professional experience using InDesign for magazines, posters, portfolios, brochures and books. I have tutored students the past 10 years in character and paragraph styling, layouts, bookmaking, and compositions in InDesign. I have used InDesign for magazine companies and non-profit organizations (digital and print). These publications have won design awards in publication and book design.
AutoCAD,

AutoCAD

I am professionally trained Architect that has been using AutoCAD for well over 15 years. I have drafted award winning construction projects with AutoCAD and know how to draw both in 2d and 3d. I am well versed in all the commands and can help any learner, from beginning to advanced with all aspects of AutoCAD.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I graduated in 2013 with a bachelor in Architecture in Design, with cum laude standing, with over 8 years of graphic design experience. I have designed and directed many magazines, books, and book covers for magazine companies and non-profit organizations (digital and print) as a Design and Art Director. These publications have won design awards in publication and book design. I have tutored students in graphic design for 5 years and taught my students how to use programs like Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop in their workflow.
Photography

Photography

I have 15 years of award winning architectural and landscape photography experience, with a bachelor of architecture and design. I have tutored for 10 years in DSLR photography and post processing in Adobe Photoshop. I have also tutored in capturing compositions and allowing students to understand the technical aspects of photography like shutter speeds, aperture, white balance, EV, ND RAW vs JPEG, and ND Filters for long exposure.

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Knowledgeable tutor for architecture students

Sam is a wonderful tutor! He has a great knowledge of architecture and related software. He helped me with laxer cutting assignment as well as concept development for my school project. I would definitely come back to him again when I need more help.

Maria, 5 lessons with Sam

Sam is highly skilled and incredibly patient

Sam is helping me transition from Fusion 360 to Rhino3d. It's obvious that he has been working in 3d and CAD for a long time. He is proficient, comfortable and knows a variety of ways to accomplish every task. On top of that he is an excellent communicator; a rare trait for a person that's highly specialized in a technical field. His time is worth every penny. And I will gladly book sessions with him if I get stuck in the future.

Samuel, 2 lessons with Sam

great teacher!

Helped me produce the best work I’ve done so far in architecture school! Looking forward to keep improving and putting this work in my portfolio

Maha, 8 lessons with Sam

Great teacher

Great teacher He is very very patient I learned lots of things from him and I definitely get more class with him

Katayon, 2 lessons with Sam

greatest Tuter

He is helping me a lot to learning so fast very clear and perfect explanation of each problem that I have we definitely continuing next week for my other sessions

Kati, 8 lessons with Sam

Knowledgable and patient tutor.

Sam has an amazing knowledge of the computer programs associated with architectural drawings and presentation. I would highly recommend him to students of all levels.

Michelle , 7 lessons with Sam

greatest Tuter

It’s very helpful I learn so much things I will continuing the session He is so respectful and understandable Tuter that I have ever had class before

Kati, 8 lessons with Sam

Fantastic architecture tutor!

I took my first lesson with Sam. Within the first five minutes, it was easy to tell that he was extremely knowledgable and also a dedicated tutor. He makes an effort to personalize each lesson to help you reach your goals. I look forward to my weekly sessions with him.

Lily, 16 lessons with Sam

Excellent Tutor

Sam truly cares that you get the most out of your session. He doesn't rush and makes sure you are following him. He follows up and goes the extra mile. I would highly recommend him!

Sharon, 1 lesson with Sam

HE IS GREAT !! You should definitely book with him!!

He is a great tutor! Very patient!! I’ve learnt more from him than In just one lesson than I’ve learnt in a year!!

Simi, 15 lessons with Sam
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$85/hour

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Response time: 15 minutes