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Yale University (Master's)
I have always been passionate about learning, but teaching others to learn about Architecture- something that I’m passionate about, is truly the most rewarding experience for me. I’ve had the privilege of having taught some of the brightest architecture students at Palm Beach State College. Their success in the real world now is a reflection of what they’ve been able to learn from my classroom.
I started an Architectural Design Business 10 years ago in the Palm Beach area, with expert concentration in expediting AutoCAD working drawings and construction documents for Architects, Designers, Homeowners and Contractors alike. I have also taught Architectural Design and History courses at Palm Beach State College locally, receiving the Adjunct Professor of the Year Award, the very first year that I was hired. Since my profession requires extreme accuracy and precision in AutoCAD drawing documents, I have come up with my personal drawing standards, techniques, line weights and helpful tools that I’ve established to clearly produce drawings that exceeded my client’s expectations. My professional qualifications complement my diverse and rich educational background.
I went to a private high school in Cincinnati and graduated near the top of my class. My early childhood interest in drawing and studying buildings led me to obtain a Bachelors in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame, where I spent my junior year studying abroad in Rome and France as part of our 5-year accredited undergraduate curriculum. This was the best year I had in college as I really learned how to capture the essence of a building or scenery by sketching and capturing what I saw with just pencil and paper. Drawing skills proved invaluable as I delved more and more into the roots and origins of architecture in the presence of so much history. But, at the same time, I was also drawn to the starkness and the clean lines of Modern Architecture. So with this on my mind, I applied my efforts to study and analyze everything that there is about Contemporary Architecture by pursuing a Masters degree in Architecture from Yale University. Yale is where I realized that one must first understand the importance of knowing how to draw by hand (without the aid of a computer), before using AutoCAD to “draw”; as it is only a vehicle to document and carry out one’s initial design concept.
I am available to tutor weekday evenings and Saturdays. I can meet students at their homes or at a public place near their home, whichever is more convenient, within my 20 mile radius. If the distance is beyond 20 miles (40 miles round trip), I can either request meeting at a half-way point or add the additional travel time to the actual tutor session time. I have always been passionate about learning, but teaching others to learn about Architecture- something that I’m passionate about, is truly the most rewarding experience for me. I’ve had the privilege of having taught some of the brightest architecture students at Palm Beach
For locations further than 15 miles (30 mile round trip) I can request either meeting at a half-way point, or that a portion of the driving time be added to the actual tutoring session time.
Frank is a very easy and patient tutor. My son is in high school and was struggling with Autocad and Frank helped him to see his mistakes and present the material in a way that was understandable.
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I have a passion for Architecture and Design. I've been drawing pictures and images of buildings since childhood.
This passion led me to a Bachelors degree in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and eventually a Masters in Architecture from Yale University.
I can counsel students interested in the pursuit of Architecture or who just want to learn more about design and drawing, how to start designing a building, structure or a group of buildings.
I am also qualified because I've taught Architectural Design and History as Adjunct Professor for Palm Beach State College.
I have a Masters in Architecture from Yale University.
I have over 15 years of on-the-job practical experience and knowledge of Autocad.
I have been an Adjunct Professor in Architectural Design at Palm Beach State College where Autocad was used in everyday classes that I taught.
I have kept up with current versions of Autocad for the Business consulting company I run and own for the past 10 years as President of Yang Design Group, Inc. out of West Palm Beach, Florida.
I am qualified to counsel students who are college bound or seeking to get in to a particular college or university of their choice.
I have successfully applied for and was accepted to the University of Notre Dame for my undergratuate studies, earning a Bachelor degree in Architecture.
I went on to pursue a Masters in Architecture at Yale University, receiving my degree in 1997.
My personal experience in getting through the college application process as a student by myself, applying for financial aid, scholarships, passing the SAT's and GRE's and knowing what to include and or to exclude on my curriculum vitae will be a wealth of information for any candidate wishing to pursue higher learning.
I also have the advantage of having taught college courses, as Adjunct Professor in Architecture for Palm Beach State College where I will be able to share what students are to anticipate when they actually enroll in college.