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Tom S.

Sebastian, FL

$50/hour

Web Design, Photography, Writing

In-person lessons
4.5 average from 2 ratings
Outstanding session
— Billy, Palm Bay, FL on 7/9/15

$50/Hour


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Tom is a seasoned photographer, web developer and science fiction writer.

Back in the 1970's, I first got started in photography around age 15 or 16. Picked up an old box camera and started fiddling around with it. At the same time, I started getting into electronics. I served a few years in the Navy, and after I got out I started working in a professional photography studio. I was mentored by one of the best.

I started a family back in the early 1980's and as much as I loved photography, it just wasn't paying as much as the latest fad - computers. So I went to a technical school and got trained on computers. It was In the 1980's I began working on mainframe peripherals, doing mainly hardware repairs on big giant mainframe devices. Then, the PC revolution came and I started working on PCs, as well as operating systems such as Windows, Unix, Linux and Macs. I got involved in everything from building personal computers, file servers and networking machines called routers. I've provided desktop support for programs such as Microsoft Office and other programs.

In the late 1990's I started working with websites. This was a new field and I dove right in building websites from scratch, and got into Photoshop. So I've been using Photoshop for over 10 years, and can show you more in one hour than it will take you many hours of frustration and fiddling around. I can also show you how to setup and customize Wordpress themes and plugins. I have plenty of experience working with PHP as well.

Around 2005 I started reviving my passion for photography, and started shooting a huge amount of photography in the South Florida region, in my off time away from web development. In 2011, I was given awarded the opportunity to display my work at the City Of Miami's 114th Birthday party as the Featured Photographer where my work was sponsored by The Brickell Gallery.

I love to write and communicate. In 2012 I started working on a science fiction novel called "Tu & The Collectors" and released it in September of 2014, with sequels in progress. (See Amazon: "Tu & The Collectors") As a result, I have been interviewed on an internet radio show that primarily focuses on UFOlogy about the book.

Tom is a seasoned photographer, web developer and science fiction writer.

Back in the 1970's, I first got started in photography around age 15 or 16. Picked up an old box camera and started fiddling around with it. At the same time, I started getting into electronics. I served a few years in the Navy, and after I got out I started
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Travels within 15 miles of Sebastian, FL 32958
In-person lessons

"Outstanding session"

- Billy, Palm Bay, FL on 7/9/15
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Photography
English:
Writing
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Linux,
Networking (Computer),
Photography,
UNIX,
Web Design

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Linux

I have been working with Linux since 1993, as an IT professional and web developer.

In 1993, I started working with one of the first distributions of Linux called "Slackware," and then in the subsequent years I worked with every major and minor distributions, such as SUSE, Redhat, Ubuntu and many others.

Networking (Computer)

I have been an IT networking and web development professional since 1983 and have worked as a networking professional with a variety of networking protocols, routers, switches and related components.

I managed network backbone IP blocks in 1996. I have worked with simple office networks as well as large backbone network configurations.

Photography

I have been involved with photography since the 1970's. I started with a box camera and worked for a professional photography studio where I was mentored by a professional.

My work was sponsored by The Brickell Gallery in Miami as a featured photographer for the City Of Miami's 114th Birthday Party.

I have also done photography of musicians in Nashville, TN, as well as nature photography in the Nashville area.

UNIX

In the 1990's I was a professional Unix/Linux systems administrator on Solaris, ATT, HP and a variety of commercial Unixes as well as Linux.

Web Design

I have been a professional web designer/developer since 2000.

Outstanding session

He brought into focus on what I was lacking too understand and he taught me a little more than I need to know but it was a great educational session.

— Billy, Palm Bay, FL on 7/9/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Travel policy

Tom will travel within 15 miles of Sebastian, FL 32958.