National Louis University (Bachelor of Arts)
Savannah College of Art and Design (Graduate Coursework)
Michigan State University (Other)
A retired Command Sergeant Major from the U.S. Army, I am a self-motivated and results driven leader who leads by example. I have over 20 years of progressive military leadership experience as an Photojournalist and Still Life Photography instructor for the U.S. Army. Along with a strong work ethic that is devoted to teaching I will continue to advance my skills and stay relevant at the same time.
U.S. Army digital photographer and photojournalist responsible for visual story telling through print publication, video production, interview setups and photography sessions. Primary responsibilities include quality photographic services to the U.S. Army Command developing and implementing communication plans and strategies for media coverage during command post training exercises. Provide media advice and guidance to the commander for development of policies and procedures for media guidance. Facilitate meaningful learning of photography course curriculum in a classroom and training environment that centered on subject, composition, lights and camera functions.
Instructing, teaching and lecturing has been a way of life to me for many years. I would truly enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience in a classroom environment as a primary instructor. I can set up flexible training times and teaching activities that focus strictly on a photography curriculum.
I communicate ideas that build strong and lasting relationships with learners that move them to the next highest level of learning.
I feel that my civilian and military background, combined with my continued educational process provides me with the skills and knowledge to instruct these type of classes.
A retired Command Sergeant Major from the U.S. Army, I am a self-motivated and results driven leader who leads by example. I have over 20 years of progressive military leadership experience as an Photojournalist and Still Life Photography instructor for the U.S. Army. Along with a strong work ethic that is devoted to teaching I will continue to
Group rates of up to ten or more can be reduced down to thirty-five dollars per student.
John was very thorough and patient. His knowledge of photography is outstanding. I am a beginner and he covered all the basics and more. I will be seeing him again to learn more advanced applications. I highly recommend John.
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I am truly qualified to tutor this great game at the grade school, college and tournament levels. It is a game I have played for many years and worked as an instructor for the U-46 School District. Most of my instructing has taking place throughout the Chicago-land area and neighboring states. However, I have taught at Park Districts, Recreation Centers and Chess clubs. Additionally, I have worked with Service-members who were injured in battle with injuries comparable and related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Lastly, I have my own portable equipment that is easily transportable and can be set up in close quarters.
During my career in the military I was a certified classroom instructor. Additionally, l earned a Master Fitness Physical Trainers Certificate (MFPT). As an MFPT I trained Soldiers for specific events that includes running, jumping, physical carry of 50 pounds or more, stretching and full body conditioning. I am a member of the American College of Sports Medicine who continues to train and stay informed of traditional and updated training regimens.
I am a retired U.S. Army photographer, photojournalist and instructor who was responsible for visual story telling through print publication, video production, interview setups and photography sessions. Primary functions consisted of facilitating the meaningful learning of photography and to instruct the course curriculum in a classroom environment that centered on subject, composition, lights and camera functions.
My key educational skills include: Photography and Photoshop skills, along with effective planning and preparation for class activities that will provide competency based education to students and align them with a specific photography curriculum model. I design and teach assigned courses, on aperture, shutter speed, white balance, lighting set up, depth of field, portrait, ISO settings and still life photography. I promote student success by showing flexibility in style, work schedule and passion for teaching – along with engaging students in the photography learning process. I participate in activities that include course expectations, evaluations, support services and continual learning.