Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA (Sculpture and Drawing)
Samuel was born in 1987, near Lima, Peru. He was adopted at seven and moved to San Antonio, Texas, in 1994. He graduated from the prestigious St. Mary's Hall prep-school (San Antonio, TX) in 2006, and received a major scholarship to Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), where, in 2012 he graduated with a BA in Sculpture and a minor in Drawing. Throughout his college career he rose to the top of his class and was part of several best-of-SCAD exhibitions, as well as being commissioned by SCAD for private works. In the summer of 2010 (3 months), he was a teacher abroad (Ecuador), teaching about 40 children (ages 5-16) basic English, Spanish writing, basic math, art, and health/environmental awareness projects. Since graduating, Samuel has been expanding his visual, educational, and business knowledge via working along side established artists/studios including Martin Dawe (Cherrylion Studios), Chris Moulder (Metropolitan Studios), Mark Wentz (Americoglass), Kevin Bongang (Bongangart), Dunis Studios (Texas), and Wimberly Glassworks (Texas). Most recently, he moved to Naples, Florida, for his love of the environment, but more importantly, in preparation for his pursuit of a masters in Art Education, through FSU (starting in the Fall of 2017). Currently, he is eager to gain more experience by mentoring/tutoring younger generations in pursuit of the arts, classroom studies, the environment, and healthy living.
Areas of Expertise: SCULPTURE/DRAWING (wide range of materials & techniques), SPANISH, ELEMENTARY MATH, SOCCER, & LACROSSE
"I am extremely outgoing, patient, and eager to work with children/students all ages. I might very well have one of the most easy going personalities anyone could encounter, as I strive to create a fun, motivating, goal oriented, and stress-free working environment for my young students. Gracias por su tiempo - Thank you for your time :) Samuel was born in 1987, near Lima, Peru. He was adopted at seven and moved to San Antonio, Texas, in 1994. He graduated from the prestigious St. Mary's Hall prep-school (San Antonio, TX) in 2006, and received a major scholarship to Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), where, in 2012 he
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Samuel provided our son with a soccer lesson. He was very nice and patient. My son had a wonderful time. He asked questions and delivered a lesson to best suit our sons needs.
My son said he learned 6 months of Spanish in one night. He came away from his session feeling more confident and caught up on his sessions he previously did not understand.
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I graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design, with a BA in Sculpture (3.54) GPA and a minor in Drawing. Out of high school, I was awarded a score of 5 in the National Arts Portfolio, and received a 12,500/year fine arts scholarship to attend SCAD. I excelled to the top of my class in technical realistic drawing ability, as well as working with a wide range of other media. I have since worked with several established/renown artists and studios.
I have tutored basic/elementary math in the past, as a volunteer at a KUMON center, and as a teacher's aid at St. Mary's Hall prep-school (both in San Antonio, TX), helping several young students to catch up and succeed in their classes. My biggest endeavor has been to go abroad (Ecuador), as a qualified volunteer, for three months and teach American standard elementary level math to a class of 30 1st-7th graders. During my college career, due to my being fluent in Spanish, I was one of few students in charge of tutoring Latin immigrants catch up and learn basic level math, so they would then be able to take the college level general math class. I have taken several online elementary math courses to keep myself fresh with the subject and its details on an elementary level. Since graduating from college, one of my main passions has been to study further teaching techniques as I prepare to pursue a masters in Art Education from Florida State University. I truly find great joy in teaching/tutoring young students, and am SUPER patient. Children respond to me very well, and become quite happy and eager to learn while working with me.
Along with my 21 year career as a soccer player (and various other sports), I am a focused health nut (in a great way). I strive to be self-sufficient by not only cooking seven days a week, but also making sure to include a FULL range of nutrients in my diet. I promote a anti-fast food, anti-overly processed foods, pro-organic, and pro-non GMO diet. I am constantly researching and gaining insight on nutrition and how to better care for one's body and mind. I am currently a member of the Gulf Coast Adult Soccer League, and take on a daily workout routine. I am in excellent shape and always look forward to positively motivating others to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. :)
As a competitive athlete my entire life, I began pursuing lacrosse at a 5th grade level, at the prestigious prep school I attended (from grades 4 through 12), St. Mary's Hall (San Antonio, TX). SMH was not only one of the pioneer schools in Texas that aided the spreading of lacrosse in the central United States, but quickly (despite its small size), due to a top coaching staff, became one of the powerhouses to beat. From grades 6-9, I had the pleasure to be trained and mentored by the legendary coach Earl Bill (who was named coach of the year in 95 & 98, and simultaneously led both the middle school and high school to 3 consecutive championships: 1999-2002). I was selected as the starting goalie for that middle school championship team that was undefeated for all three years.
I continued to play as goalie (also mentored by D-3 All-American goalie Reeves Craig) for the varsity high school team thereafter (we made the state playoffs from 2003-2005), with the highlight being the 2004 (led by coach of the year, John Gilbert) state playoffs, which we entered as the number 4 seed, followed by our defense upsetting number 1 ranked St. Johns, and then going on to take 2nd place in the championship game against Highland Park: losing 13-7). Due to heavy injuries and unplanned losses in key players, we did not make the playoffs in my senior year of 2006.
I have a complete knowledge and passion of not only the sport and rules, but also productive/successful techniques that would better any lacrosse player in any position. I can be a great coach for any up and coming young lacrosse player, especially those pursuing the goalie position. LAX for life!
Since the age of 5, I have been kicking the ball around. Consequently, I have been part of an organized team every year, from age 7 through the present day (except for the last 4 years, since graduating and entering the art work field), excelling to be a top goal scorer and defender, and being selected to be on starting line-ups each and every year. I am an avid soccer/sports fan and strive to lead as healthy a life as possible, on a day-to-day basis. Currently, I am a member of the Gulf Coast Adult Soccer League, and play various positions on the "Red Devils" team.
I was born in Peru, and although I came to United Stated at age 7, I have managed to stay fluent in Spanish. I even took 2 years in high school, in order to refresh my grammar, so as to be able to write well and understand tenses, more vocabulary, and comprehend literature from any Latin country (vocabulary and references vary in different countries). My credentials (aside the fact that my mother was a Spanish teacher for 35 years, and my learning a great deal of teaching skills from her) in teaching involve, not only having been abroad (Ecuador-3 months) to teach basic english, math, Spanish writing, and other subjects, to full Spanish speakers (wide age range), but also having acted as a Spanish - English translator for latin immigrants that attended my college (SCAD-Atlanta). I would be a great help to any Spanish student who is struggling with, or wanting to get better at writing, grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, and reading.