Maryland Drafting Institute (drafting technology)
My qualifications for tutoring come mainly from over 25 years' experience with AutoCAD in a business setting. I have taught several coworkers to be confident and effective users of AutoCAD. I have real world experience in architecture, both commercial and residential, surveying and architectural millwork. I enjoy teaching others who have an interest in learning AutoCAD. There are many AutoCAD users and to a person, they are very willing to answer questions or show you a better way to complete a project. I feel an obligation to pass on information that I have gained from study and from those more experienced who helped me along the way.
Proficiency with AutoCAD is important, but the why of using this software is just as important. Knowing what to draw is maybe more important than how to draw a particular thing. If you are drawing for yourself you only have one person to please. If you have a client (whether you're being paid or not) you must consider their needs when drawing their plans. I can help a students understand the different requirements for each discipline, i.e., architectural, mechanical, structural... My qualifications for tutoring come mainly from over 25 years' experience with AutoCAD in a business setting. I have taught several coworkers to be confident and effective users of AutoCAD. I have real world experience in … Read more
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I feel I am qualified to teach AutoCAD by virtue of my first hand experience using AutoCAD for over 20 years. over the years I have taught several coworkers to be quite proficient with AutoCAD. I am a thoughtful and patient teacher who enjoys passing on knowledge to those who express an interest in learning. AutoCAD is a very complex program and can be technically challenging to learn. My method is to identify the core commands and concepts and learn a few, say 2, 3 or 4, apply these across different scenarios until they become second nature. Then we add a few more basic commands to what we have already mastered and apply these. Soon, we feel pretty good about using AutoCAD.