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Eduardo A.

Miami, FL

$40/hour

Art, Art History, Reading, Writing

5.0 average from 1 ratings
Great artist, great tutor...
— Sam, Miami, FL on 10/26/16

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Cornell University
Fine Arts
School of Visual Arts
Master's

Education

Cornell University (Fine Arts)

School of Visual Arts (Master's)

About Eduardo

I am a visual artist, educator, writer and researcher with over a decade of experience working in the field of education. I am patient, kind, respectful—and passionate about helping students to pursue excellence.

I have experience teaching at all levels — elementary, middle school, high school, and college. I also have experience working with immigrant students, students with special needs, and students from diverse cultural backgrounds. I have previously directed a daily after-school program in Brooklyn which focused on literacy and the arts, and I have also worked as a teaching artist for a variety of organizations in New York City and Miami, including Arts for Learning and the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Currently I teach design basics at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and I'm a guest educator with Enriched Schools. I've also taught art history at Unilatina International College.

As a writer, my work has been published at ArtSlant.com and in the Miami SunPost, as well as Tribal College: Journal of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, and the book The Struggle of Latino/a University Students: In Search of a Liberating Education.

I have a B.F.A. degree from an Ivy League university — Cornell — and an M.F.A. degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. I speak Spanish as a second language and I have traveled to Italy, Spain, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Chile and Peru.

I tailor my tutoring sessions to the individual needs of each student.

I am an avid reader and have excelled in English grammar for as long as I can remember, and my writing skills have led me to occasional freelance work as a professional writer. In addition to my work with students of all ages, my personal experience with members of my family who speak different languages has helped me learn how to explain these rules to various types of people.

As a lifelong reader and writer, I'm good at spelling, and as an educator I can communicate the rules and quirks of English spelling in a way that makes sense to the student.

My formal education has been as a fine artist and illustrator, and I have been a practicing artist for almost 20 years. I have taught art to students of all ages and abilities, and to students from diverse backgrounds. I've also facilitated community murals with people aged 3-82. I took many art history courses as a fine arts major, and I've worked at two art museums — EL Museo del Barrio (in New York) and the Pérez Art Museum Miami. I've taught art history and design basics at the college level.

I look forward to hearing from you to discuss how I might be of help and to schedule tutoring sessions.
I am a visual artist, educator, writer and researcher with over a decade of experience working in the field of education. I am patient, kind, respectful—and passionate about helping students to pursue excellence.

I have experience teaching at all levels — elementary, middle school, high school, and college. I also have experience
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Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Miami, FL 33133

"Great artist, great tutor..."

- Sam, Miami, FL on 10/26/16
Art:
Art History,
Art Theory, Drawing,
Painting
English:
English, Grammar,
Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, Geography,
Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Art History

I am an Adjunct Instructor at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale as well as a practicing visual artist. Previously I have taught History of Art at Unilatina International College and I have also been a Teaching Artist at Pérez Art Museum Miami, where I led students in discussions of modern and contemporary art. I have a B.F.A. from Cornell University and an M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts.

Drawing

I'm a visual artist with a B.F.A. (Fine Arts), an M.F.A. (Illustration) and almost 20 years of experience as a practicing artist. I work in various media, including painting and installation, but drawing is central to my practice. I am experienced with a variety of drawing media, including pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, ballpoint pen, oil pastels, Conté crayons, wax crayons. I also have over a decade of experience teaching visual art at all levels — Pre-K to college — for various nonprofit organizations, after-school programs, and museums. In addition I have facilitated collaborative mural projects with various groups of youth and adults in New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Mexico, and South Florida. My mural facilitating process includes having students begin by sketching and drawing their ideas before putting them together to create a unified composition. I currently teach Design Basics at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have many years of experience working with students in grades K-6 in a variety of settings. I've facilitated a number of mural projects with this age group in Mexico and New York City. I've also helped second graders with homework in an after-school program for two years, and I spent five years as the Site Director of an after-school program and summer day camp for K-5 students. I've also taught after-school art classes and Saturday art classes for this age group, and I've led museum tours for elementary school students at the Pérez Art Museum Miami and El Museo del Barrio. Currently I am a Guest Educator (substitute teacher) with Enriched Schools, and I've been placed primarily in elementary schools, where I've followed the teachers' lesson plans in reading, math, language arts, and social studies.

Geography

I've had a strong interest in geography ever since I was a child. As a college student at Cornell l took many courses pertaining to the history and cultures of different peoples and places around the world, such as the United States, Latin America, Africa, and China. I also have a strong background in art history and I have taught a college-level class in History of Art, which covered the art of the entire world, with a special focus on Europe, the United States, ancient Egypt, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia.

I have lived in several different U.S. states — Michigan, Florida, Georgia & New York — and I have visited numerous others, such as Louisiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Colorado, Nevada, California & Alaska—as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. I have also worked in Mexico, studied in Italy, and traveled to numerous other countries, such as Cuba, Canada, Spain, Japan, Jamaica, Argentina, Chile, Peru, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, St. Lucia & St. Maarten/St. Martin.

I spent five years working as a photo researcher at a stock photography agency which maintained a library of photographs from countries all over the world. This helped me become familiar with notable places in many countries that I haven't been to myself.

Grammar

I was born in Detroit, Michigan and my native language is English. My undergraduate degree is from an Ivy League school (Cornell University), and I have experience as a professional writer, writing art reviews for an international website. In addition, at my previous job as a Teaching Artist for Pérez Art Museum Miami I was responsible for proofreading and copyediting lesson plans before they were published on the museum's website. I was assigned this task because my supervisor knew that one of my strengths was being able to catch errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Painting

I'm a visual artist with a B.F.A. (Fine Arts, with a concentration in painting), an M.F.A. (Illustration) and almost 20 years of experience as a practicing artist. I work in various media, including painting, drawing and mixed media. As a painter I specialize in acrylic paint, although I also have some experience with gouache, watercolor, and oil. I have over a decade of experience teaching visual art at all levels — Pre-K to college — for various nonprofit organizations, after-school programs, and museums. In these classes I've taught students how to use acrylic, watercolor, and tempera. In addition I have facilitated collaborative mural projects with various groups of youth and adults, and these murals involve teaching the students how to paint with acrylic and/or latex paint.

Social Studies

I am currently a Guest Educator (substitute teacher) with Enriched Schools, a position in which I have taught social studies to elementary school students. Prior to that, I have experience as an art educator and have developed a number of different lesson plans that use visual art to teach students about social studies topics. I also have experience tutoring a high school student in social studies.

As a college student at Cornell, I took numerous courses in social studies topics, such as Origins of Liberal Arts Education, Introduction to China, Interpreting Law & Culture, Introduction to American Indian Studies, Latin America in the Modern Age, Contemporary Italian Culture, Women of Africa & the African Diaspora in Liberation Movements, and African Civilizations & Cultures.

World History

I have a longtime interest in world history and politics. At Cornell University I majored in Fine Arts, but I took many elective courses in history and the social sciences. These included classes in Latin American history, Native American studies, and the history of Africa and the African diaspora. I also have a strong background at history.

I've always believed that it is an artist's responsibility to engage with important issues of the day, and that in order to understand the present we must understand the past. In 2009 I facilitated a large-scale community mural project in Teaneck, New Jersey, which was inspired by the history of the local area throughout various historical periods. These murals were designed and painted in collaboration with local middle school students.

I am fairly well traveled, having been to Mexico (for a 1 month artist residency), as well as Italy (a semester abroad), Japan, Spain, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Chile, and Peru.

I've also taught History of Art at the college level. This introductory course covered world culture from the prehistoric cave paintings of Europe to contemporary art of the 21st century.

Cornell University
Fine Arts
School of Visual Arts
Master's

Education

Cornell University (Fine Arts)

School of Visual Arts (Master's)

Great artist, great tutor... — We consulted Eduardo for a diagnosis on our daughter's artwork and he has been most helpful. He is very kind and knows his field very well. A pleasant person to work with for sure. Highly recommended. ...

— Sam, Miami, FL on 10/26/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Eduardo will travel within 20 miles of Miami, FL 33133.