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Shawn F.

Troy, IL

$30/hour

Graphic Designer | Photographer | Computer Virtuoso

5+ Hours
5.0 average from 3 ratings
Great Tutor!
— Ayanna, Saint Charles, MO on 9/19/11

$30/Hour


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Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Art - Studio Art

Education

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (Art - Studio Art)

About Shawn

I'm very patient and more than willing to work with high school students through older adults in the subject of graphic design or photography. I work with a steady pace of new material, but I will slow down at times to ensure students retain old material.

Teaching with visuals and practical work is the easiest way to learn skills, and this is why I always have working equipment for students to use at every session. I am hands on from the first hour, whether through the use of computers, graphics programs or camera equipment, and I start students out doing real work immediately with practical exercises.

All my subjects I'm certified in I CAN teach in, not just adding numbers to my profile. No 50 subjects here!
I'm very patient and more than willing to work with high school students through older adults in the subject of graphic design or photography. I work with a steady pace of new material, but I will slow down at times to ensure students retain old material.

Teaching with visuals and practical work is the easiest way to learn skills, and
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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Troy, IL 62294

"Great Tutor!"

- Ayanna, Saint Charles, MO on 9/19/11
Science:
Astronomy
Art:
Adobe Photoshop,
Art History, Art Theory, Graphic Design,
Photography
English:
Bible Studies, ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Speech
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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.

Adobe Illustrator

I have a BA in Graphic Design and have several years experience in commercial graphic design for marketing firms, insurance brokers, printers and freelance. My portfolio includes; business cards, fliers, posters, billboards, brochures, websites, postcards, programs, invitations, presentations and text/word documents. Illustrator is a great program that you can be fully creative and very open with new ideas. Areas of study would include; layout, file management, composition, proofing, printing and creating new and innovative ideas.

Adobe InDesign

I have a BA in Graphic Design and have several years experience in commercial graphic design for marketing firms, insurance brokers, printers and freelance. My portfolio includes; business cards, fliers, posters, billboards, brochures, websites, postcards, programs, invitations, presentations and text/word documents. InDesign is a great layout program that you can be creative and easily layout books and other multiple page documents. Areas of study would include; layout, file management, composition, proofing, printing and creating new and innovative ideas.

Adobe Photoshop

I tutor Photoshop to all levels - beginners to advanced - and cater to your individual needs and goals.

I focus on YOUR projects or Goals:

All of the Tools
Color and Tonal Correction of Images
Layers and Layer Masks
Image Optimization and Saving principles for both Print and Web
Fundamentals of Resolution
Scanning of Images
Digital Imaging and Retouching
Clipping Paths
Duotones
Type layout and Design

I tutor on a Mac or PC.

Astronomy

I've taught astronomy night sessions for local schools and have studied astronomy for years.

Desktop Publishing

I have a BA in Graphic Design and have several years experience in commercial graphic design and desktop publishing for marketing firms, insurance brokers, printers and freelance. My portfolio includes; business cards, flyers, posters, billboards, brochures, websites, postcards, programs, invitations, presentations and text/word documents. Areas of study would include; layout, file management, composition, proofing, printing and creating new and innovative ideas.

General Computer

Computers can seem like a daunting and scary endeavor. I will help raise your comfort level with computers by helping with everyday tasks to more advance trouble shooting problems. Computers are a wonderful tool in our world and no one should fear their use. I can lend a hand. From children to older adults, I can patiently teach the basics of computer usage.

Graphic Design

I have a Bachelors degree in graphic design and have been a professional graphic designer for over 8 years. I have worked for printers in their pre press graphic department were I prepared graphic files for production. I also have worked for marketing firms were I designed print material and websites for clients. I also have tutored the usage of Adobe graphic design software.

Macintosh

I have used Macintosh computers for many years. I am highly proficient with several Macintosh programs including Adobe Design programs, iPhoto, iMovie, and iTunes. I can help you learn the basics of navigating and operating a Macintosh computer as it takes some getting used to for beginning users. I can also help you with specific Macintosh programs as well.

Photography

I have experience in both film and digital photography as well as with photo editing. I have shot professionally for weddings and fine art photography. Subjects of study could include; basics of film processing, SLR and point and shoot camera operation, proper focus, aperture and shutter speed, visual composition, subjects, lighting, ISO film speed, lenses, using flashes and tripods, digital file handling and many other advanced techniques of photography.

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Art - Studio Art

Education

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (Art - Studio Art)

Great Tutor!

Shawn was very well prepared, patient, and knowledgeable! He tailored the session specifically to meet my needs and the goals I had in mind. I would definitely hire him again to tutor me in any CS5 application (photoshop, In-Design, Illustrator, etc!) He was great.

— Ayanna, Saint Charles, MO on 9/19/11

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shawn will travel within 40 miles of Troy, IL 62294.