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Thomas D.

Film Studies Tutor | Film History--Analysis--Aesthetics

Film Studies Tutor | Film History--Analysis--Aesthetics

$50/hour

  • Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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Since 1993, as an adjunct faculty member, Thomas has successfully developed and taught undergraduate film studies courses at such leading Colorado universities and colleges as the University of Colorado at Boulder, Denver University, Regis University, Metropolitan State University of Denver, the Colorado Film School, and Chapman University (Denver).

Ranging from lecture sections of 200-plus students to senior seminars of 15 or less, these courses have included Introduction to Film...

Since 1993, as an adjunct faculty member, Thomas has successfully developed and taught undergraduate film studies courses at such leading Colorado universities and colleges as the University of Colorado at Boulder, Denver University, Regis University, Metropolitan State University of Denver, the Colorado Film School, and Chapman University (Denver).

Ranging from lecture sections of 200-plus students to senior seminars of 15 or less, these courses have included Introduction to Film Studies, Film Criticism, Film History I & 2, Women and Film, Contemporary Film and Culture, European Film History, Film Noir, The French New Wave, Development of Film Expression, and Film Theory (senior-level seminar). He currently teaches film at Mott College in Michigan. Faculty duties have included and tutoring advising students, holding office hours, developing library bibliographical holdings in film, and judging student film shows. In addition, from 1997 to 2008 I developed and taught regular adult-education courses on film, art, and television history at the Denver Art Museum.

Thomas also has regularly written on film, theater, and television for such U.S. print publications as the Chicago Tribune, Boulder Weekly (CO), Pulitzer/Lerner newspapers (Chicago), Fort Collins Now (CO), and Village Voice Media’s Westword weekly (Denver). In 2006, as Boulder Weekly film critic and associate editor, he received both the first- and second-place awards from the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for Arts and Entertainment Criticism. In 2005 he received a third-place award for Best Headline Writing from Denver Press Club, and in 1998 he won an Excellence in Journalism Award from the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

His film reviews have been quoted in numerous publications and websites, including Rotten Tomatoes, AltWeeklies, the New York Public Library, the Daily Beast, Hong Kong Daily, as well as in Named and Shamed: The World's Worst and Wittiest Movie Reviews. He also has been film critic for such National Public Radio affiliates as WBEZ-FM in Chicago and KUVO-FM in Denver, along with KWAB in Boulder, CO.

From 1998 to 2008, he was Film Curator at the Denver Art Museum, programming and hosting a popular series of classic and contemporary films. In 2005 it was voted “Best Special Film Festival” by the Denver Rocky Mountain News daily. From 2001-2003, he was guest film curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art-Denver, programming a series of avant-garde films and documentaries, voted “Best Art Films” by Westword in 2002.

His two Master’s degrees are from New York University/Tisch School of the Arts (Cinema Studies) and the University of Chicago (Social Sciences). His B.A. is in political science from the University of Colorado.


Education

University of Colorado, Boulder
Liberal Arts
New York University (NYU)
Masters
The University of Chicago
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Art

Film

Film

Since 1993, as an adjunct faculty member, Thomas D. has successfully developed and taught undergraduate film studies courses at such leading Colorado universities and colleges as the University of Colorado at Boulder, Denver University, Regis University, Metropolitan State University of Denver, the Colorado Film School, and Chapman University (Denver). He currently teaches film as Mott College in Michigan. From 1998 to 2008, Thomas was Film Curator at the Denver Art Museum, programming and hosting a popular series of classic and contemporary films. In 2005 it was voted “Best Special Film Festival” by the Denver Rocky Mountain News daily. Since 1986, Thomas D. has also regularly written on film, theater, and television for such U.S. print publications as the Chicago Tribune, Boulder Weekly (CO), Pulitzer/Lerner newspapers (Chicago), Fort Collins Now (CO), and Village Voice Media’s Westword weekly (Denver). In 2006, as Boulder Weekly film critic and associate editor, he received both the first- and second-place awards from the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for Arts and Entertainment Criticism. In 2005 he received a third-place award for Best Headline Writing from Denver Press Club, and in 1998 he won an Excellence in Journalism Award from the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Thomas’s film reviews have been quoted in numerous publications and websites, including Rotten Tomatoes, AltWeeklies, the New York Public Library, the Daily Beast, Hong Kong Daily, as well as in " Named and Shamed: The World's Worst and Wittiest Movie Reviews. " His two Master’s degrees are from New York University/Tisch School of the Arts (Cinema Studies, 1992) and the University of Chicago (Social Sciences, 1986). His B.A. is in political science from the University of Colorado.

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Thomas D.

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