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Deborah S.

Studio Arts, Language Skills, Conversational Modern Hebrew

Studio Arts, Language Skills, Conversational Modern Hebrew

$30/hour

  • 100 hours tutoring

About Deborah


Bio

I am an art teacher in a variety of traditional techniques, specializing in portfolio development for high school and college students. I aspire to help you develop your personal expression. I have taught group classes as well as one-on-one, and am particularly interested in human anatomy, portrait, and animal subjects. I have a very strong background in art history from most world cultures and historical eras, and will send you links to exciting images or suggest which artists to look up....

I am an art teacher in a variety of traditional techniques, specializing in portfolio development for high school and college students. I aspire to help you develop your personal expression. I have taught group classes as well as one-on-one, and am particularly interested in human anatomy, portrait, and animal subjects. I have a very strong background in art history from most world cultures and historical eras, and will send you links to exciting images or suggest which artists to look up. These visuals will serve to inspire your own personal expression. Let me help you develop the techniques to express your ideas! If you aspire to study the fine arts, applied arts, craft, architecture or design, you will benefit from my years of working in many different art media. I am a "higher ed insider", having served for four years as the Executive Assistant to the Dean and VP of Admission at one of the most prestigious art schools in the USA. Therefore, I can be of great help in preparing a portfolio that will enable you to be accepted to the art college of your choice, improve your chances for scholarships, and help you focus on those challenging college application essays, Some of you might like to explore a one-on-one art teacher just for pleasure. I will suggest materials that may be new to you, teach you how to make the most of them, and offer progressively higher levels of exercises to get you on the way to expression and confidence in your work.

My English language skills can help you with a spectrum of goals, from difficult homework assignments to writing a dynamite essay for your college application. For those of you who simply wish to improve your reading and writing skills, I'd be happy to help out. I am particularly experienced with students for whom English is a second langauge, though native English speakers also benefit from my approach, emphasising clarity and detail.

If conversational Hebrew is your goal, I lived in Israel for twenty years and am fluent in Modern Hebrew.


Education

MD Institute College of Art
Studio Art

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  • Hourly Rate: $30
  • Rate details: Online lesson rates may vary, but are well under $50, which is the in-person rate
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/12/2015

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Subjects

Art

Drawing,

Drawing

I have a bachelor of fine arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a major in drawing and printmaking and a minor in art history. I specialize in portfolio development and self-expression.
Painting

Painting

I have a bachelor of fine arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a major in drawing and printmaking and a minor in art history. In the past 20 years, I have taken classes in drawing and painting in oils and have worked on my own in pastels, watercolor and casein. I use my anatomical knowledge to paint the human form and also animals. Sometimes my images are rendered realistically but more often they take on a dream-like quality which may utilize distortions or unusual combinations of subject matter. The interpretation and use of light is also a tool. I subscribe to a number of art magazines and have a specific preference for figurative work, requiring a strong foundation in classical study. I also explore the various painting mediums on the market, from traditional to synthetic. At this time I prefer two "home made" oil paint media composed of sun-bleached linseed oil, turpentine and damar varnish. The proportions determine which medium is "fat" or "lean", the principle in oil classical painting (if using glazing techniques) is "fat over lean". I also paint all prima when feeling confident enough to employ a spontaneous approach.

Corporate Training

Hebrew,

Hebrew

I lived in Israel for 20 years. I have worked as a freelance translator from Hebrew to English for over 30 years. I am proficient in teaching conversational Hebrew, reading, and grammar.
Proofreading

Proofreading

I have edited academic articles, commercial brochures and books for over 20 years. Let me help you sharpen your language skills and style.

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

Admittedly, the English language is a difficult one, with irregular verbs, unpredictable spelling, and loaded with metaphors. However, reading need not be a struggle. It takes practice. Whether you are a student requiring help in improving reading skills, or a foreigner wishing to polish your English, I can help.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

The English language is a complex and beautiful thing. I know what it's like to be a foreigner, having lived in 3 countries over 20 years. But, even native speakers struggle with content and meaning in English. Good vocabulary enhances your confidence, whether you are a native English speaker or non-native. Improving your vocabulary gives style and interest to your speech and writing, and enhances your reading for either work or pleasure. A well-spoken person makes a good impression. Let me help you out.

English

Literature,

Literature

Literature is a great edifice of ideas, fascination and discovery. Reading is a joy that no one should miss out on. Studying literature will enhance your appreciation of all the arts. If you need help focusing on, interpreting, or exploring this vast palace, please contact me.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have edited academic articles, commercial brochures and books for over 20 years. Let me help you sharpen your language skills and style.
Reading,

Reading

Admittedly, the English language is a difficult one, with irregular verbs, unpredictable spelling, and loaded with metaphors. However, reading need not be a struggle. It takes practice. Whether you are a student requiring help in improving reading skills, or a foreigner wishing to polish your English, I can help.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

The SATs are stressful enough without feeling "lost in space" with regards to reading and comprehension. I can guide you along the way, whatever your challenges. With practice, you will improve.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

The SAT writing test can be tricky. Your reading comprehension is key. There are no short cuts, but fortunately, practice goes a long way. Good reading is a habit like anything else, and good habits can be learned. I can show you how to focus and improve your score for the SAT writing test.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

The English language is a complex and beautiful thing. I know what it's like to be a foreigner, having lived in 3 countries over 20 years. But, even native speakers struggle with content and meaning in English. Good vocabulary enhances your confidence, whether you are a native English speaker or non-native. Improving your vocabulary gives style and interest to your speech and writing, and enhances your reading for either work or pleasure. A well-spoken person makes a good impression. Let me help you out.
Writing

Writing

Learning to write well need not be a struggle. It is so necessary to learn to focus your thoughts with precision and style to fully exploit this important aspect of communication. Careers are made through good writing. Don't get left behind. Contact me to improve all aspects of your writing, whether for school assignments, work, or self-expression.

Homeschool

Reading,

Reading

Admittedly, the English language is a difficult one, with irregular verbs, unpredictable spelling, and loaded with metaphors. However, reading need not be a struggle. It takes practice. Whether you are a student requiring help in improving reading skills, or a foreigner wishing to polish your English, I can help.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

The SATs are stressful enough without feeling "lost in space" with regards to reading and comprehension. I can guide you along the way, whatever your challenges. With practice, you will improve.
Writing

Writing

Learning to write well need not be a struggle. It is so necessary to learn to focus your thoughts with precision and style to fully exploit this important aspect of communication. Careers are made through good writing. Don't get left behind. Contact me to improve all aspects of your writing, whether for school assignments, work, or self-expression.

Language

Hebrew

Hebrew

I lived in Israel for 20 years. I have worked as a freelance translator from Hebrew to English for over 30 years. I am proficient in teaching conversational Hebrew, reading, and grammar.

Most Popular

Reading,

Reading

Admittedly, the English language is a difficult one, with irregular verbs, unpredictable spelling, and loaded with metaphors. However, reading need not be a struggle. It takes practice. Whether you are a student requiring help in improving reading skills, or a foreigner wishing to polish your English, I can help.
Writing

Writing

Learning to write well need not be a struggle. It is so necessary to learn to focus your thoughts with precision and style to fully exploit this important aspect of communication. Careers are made through good writing. Don't get left behind. Contact me to improve all aspects of your writing, whether for school assignments, work, or self-expression.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

Admittedly, the English language is a difficult one, with irregular verbs, unpredictable spelling, and loaded with metaphors. However, reading need not be a struggle. It takes practice. Whether you are a student requiring help in improving reading skills, or a foreigner wishing to polish your English, I can help.
Writing

Writing

Learning to write well need not be a struggle. It is so necessary to learn to focus your thoughts with precision and style to fully exploit this important aspect of communication. Careers are made through good writing. Don't get left behind. Contact me to improve all aspects of your writing, whether for school assignments, work, or self-expression.

Test Preparation

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

The SATs are stressful enough without feeling "lost in space" with regards to reading and comprehension. I can guide you along the way, whatever your challenges. With practice, you will improve.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

The SAT writing test can be tricky. Your reading comprehension is key. There are no short cuts, but fortunately, practice goes a long way. Good reading is a habit like anything else, and good habits can be learned. I can show you how to focus and improve your score for the SAT writing test.

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Nice instructor

Deborah is a nice instructor. She provided many useful links and materials before and after class for the students to practice or learn at their own pace. She is very proactive in providing her guidance.

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