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Kyle S.

Certified Teacher: Illustrator, Animate, Photoshop, and Premiere

Certified Teacher: Illustrator, Animate, Photoshop, and Premiere

$45/hour

  • 223 hours tutoring

About Kyle


Bio

I graduated from Northwestern University and worked in advertising as Web sites were just beginning to be an essential business platform. I worked in graphic design, print production, web sites, video production and editing. I also love animation and using After Effects. I now teach Adobe software to high school students and was awarded teacher of the year in 2019. I am also certified to teach English, Debate, Public Speaking, and Forensics (Competitive Acting). My background all ties...

I graduated from Northwestern University and worked in advertising as Web sites were just beginning to be an essential business platform. I worked in graphic design, print production, web sites, video production and editing. I also love animation and using After Effects. I now teach Adobe software to high school students and was awarded teacher of the year in 2019. I am also certified to teach English, Debate, Public Speaking, and Forensics (Competitive Acting). My background all ties together as I love the art of storytelling. I enjoy a great book as much as I love an engaging movie. My goal is to teach students how to tell stories well using many different mediums.

I love teaching people how to use technology to be creative. I hope I can help you learn to be creative for a living.

I teach every day and I worked in several advertising agencies. I not only know how to use the technology, but I know how to make money doing it. I’m very patient and love getting to know people. When I can help someone achieve their dream, I think I’m as excited as they are.

I started drawing when I was very young. My friends and I created our own comic books and specialized in visual storytelling. If I wasn’t a multimedia teacher, I would be an art teacher. Many times I will assign traditional assignments that lead into the computer version. This helps those not as comfortable with the computer to understand concepts and then see how they translate to doing something similar with technology.

I promise you that if you partner with me as your creative tutor, I will make sure I am 100 percent about your success. I have a good sense of humor and many of my students stay in touch with me to share their latest work. My success will be your success.


Education

Northwestern University
Communications
Park University Parkville MO
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: Depending on the job, I may ask that we have a free 30 minute session so I can understand what your goals are and what you want to accomplish.
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/2/2021

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is the best tool for learning to draw digitally. Drawing in illustrator will result in high resolution vector art that is best for logos, animation, and several other very detailed outputs. I utilize Illustrator for developing characters that I can then utilize in Adobe Premiere and Adobe Animate. I find the other applications have illustration tools, but they are not as advanced as Adobe Illustrator. I typically set up a 30 minute meet and greet with my students so they can ask questions and we can get to know each other. This will give you a chance to decide if I am the right tutor for you. And it will give me a chance to assess your skills and see where I can add value. I then refund the first 30 minutes so you can make an informed decision about you or your child's education.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is one of my favorite creative applications. I really enjoy teaching students how to use Photoshop to enhance their photography. I encourage my students to send me what they want to do ahead of time so I can structure a lesson that will teach them exactly what they need to know. Photoshop does some new and exciting things that we can also delve into with some of the more experienced students. I typically schedule a 30 minute session for students to get to know me. This also allows me to assess their skills and see where I can add value. I then refund this meet and greet and you can decide if you want to continue.
Video Production

Video Production

I've been working with Adobe Premiere for 8 years now. I teach high school students how to create their own videos and add music and effects to it. I specialize in helping students learn to tell stories with the camera. We improve those stories using Adobe Premiere and After Effects. We also create images and graphics for our videos utilizing Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. We build animations utilizing Adobe Animate.

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I teach public speaking, debate and forensics to high school students. I have also worked with younger students at camps for debate. I am very big on teaching both public speaking and debate together because it's important for them to understand all aspects of selling their ideas and opinions. I assign them debate topics weekly and we practice presentation skills. We also discuss topics related to the national debate topics so they can become more familiar with them. I will assign them research challenges and use tools like Quizlet to help them get familiar with debate terminology between our sessions. If you would like to meet with me, I can set up a 30 minute session just to get to know me. I will void that lesson so you can make an informed decision about you, or your child's education.

Computer

Adobe Flash,

Adobe Flash

I teach Adobe Animate which is what Flash is now. I teach students how to utilize Animate with photos and digital art they create in Adobe Illustrator. My classes have challenges that will allow students to learn to tell stories with animations and add in their own sound and music. We utilize many of our animations in our videos we create in Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects.
Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is the best tool for learning to draw digitally. Drawing in illustrator will result in high resolution vector art that is best for logos, animation, and several other very detailed outputs. I utilize Illustrator for developing characters that I can then utilize in Adobe Premiere and Adobe Animate. I find the other applications have illustration tools, but they are not as advanced as Adobe Illustrator. I typically set up a 30 minute meet and greet with my students so they can ask questions and we can get to know each other. This will give you a chance to decide if I am the right tutor for you. And it will give me a chance to assess your skills and see where I can add value. I then refund the first 30 minutes so you can make an informed decision about you or your child's education.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is one of my favorite creative applications. I really enjoy teaching students how to use Photoshop to enhance their photography. I encourage my students to send me what they want to do ahead of time so I can structure a lesson that will teach them exactly what they need to know. Photoshop does some new and exciting things that we can also delve into with some of the more experienced students. I typically schedule a 30 minute session for students to get to know me. This also allows me to assess their skills and see where I can add value. I then refund this meet and greet and you can decide if you want to continue.
Animation,

Animation

I begin animation lessons with flip books and a bit of history about animation. I then show how to use Adobe products to create animations. I prefer to use Adobe Animate and then add to videos I create in Adobe Premiere and After Effects. I do find it advantageous if you learn to use Photoshop and Illustrator for tools to create images to import into Adobe Animate.
General Computer,

General Computer

I have always been the tech guy for every business I’ve ever worked for. I am patient and understand how to make complex things simple. I am proficient on a PC and a Mac. I enjoy teaching any age.
Video Production

Video Production

I've been working with Adobe Premiere for 8 years now. I teach high school students how to create their own videos and add music and effects to it. I specialize in helping students learn to tell stories with the camera. We improve those stories using Adobe Premiere and After Effects. We also create images and graphics for our videos utilizing Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. We build animations utilizing Adobe Animate.

Corporate Training

Adobe Flash,

Adobe Flash

I teach Adobe Animate which is what Flash is now. I teach students how to utilize Animate with photos and digital art they create in Adobe Illustrator. My classes have challenges that will allow students to learn to tell stories with animations and add in their own sound and music. We utilize many of our animations in our videos we create in Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects.
General Computer,

General Computer

I have always been the tech guy for every business I’ve ever worked for. I am patient and understand how to make complex things simple. I am proficient on a PC and a Mac. I enjoy teaching any age.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I teach public speaking, debate and forensics to high school students. I have also worked with younger students at camps for debate. I am very big on teaching both public speaking and debate together because it's important for them to understand all aspects of selling their ideas and opinions. I assign them debate topics weekly and we practice presentation skills. We also discuss topics related to the national debate topics so they can become more familiar with them. I will assign them research challenges and use tools like Quizlet to help them get familiar with debate terminology between our sessions. If you would like to meet with me, I can set up a 30 minute session just to get to know me. I will void that lesson so you can make an informed decision about you, or your child's education.

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

I am a high school English teacher that has worked with all ages. I love teaching students to read and I am very patient. I have worked with young children on reading as well as reading often with my children who are excellent readers in college now.
Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I am a certified English teacher and majored in Communications at Northwestern University. My passion is storytelling. I love reading stories, watching movies, writing stories and poetry. I love working with young people that love words and language as much as I do. I am very patient and I’ve taught all ages.
Literature,

Literature

I am a certified English teacher and I love to read and discuss books. I always did well in literature courses in college. Each month I choose a classic and read it. Then I watch any film or play adaptations. My students enjoy me as a teacher because I love storytelling.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I teach public speaking, debate and forensics to high school students. I have also worked with younger students at camps for debate. I am very big on teaching both public speaking and debate together because it's important for them to understand all aspects of selling their ideas and opinions. I assign them debate topics weekly and we practice presentation skills. We also discuss topics related to the national debate topics so they can become more familiar with them. I will assign them research challenges and use tools like Quizlet to help them get familiar with debate terminology between our sessions. If you would like to meet with me, I can set up a 30 minute session just to get to know me. I will void that lesson so you can make an informed decision about you, or your child's education.
Reading,

Reading

I am a high school English teacher that has worked with all ages. I love teaching students to read and I am very patient. I have worked with young children on reading as well as reading often with my children who are excellent readers in college now.
Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

I am a certified English teacher and majored in Communications at Northwestern University. My passion is storytelling. I love reading stories, watching movies, writing stories and poetry. I love working with young people that love words and language as much as I do. I am very patient and I’ve taught all ages.
Reading

Reading

I am a high school English teacher that has worked with all ages. I love teaching students to read and I am very patient. I have worked with young children on reading as well as reading often with my children who are excellent readers in college now.

Most Popular

English,

English

I am a certified English teacher and majored in Communications at Northwestern University. My passion is storytelling. I love reading stories, watching movies, writing stories and poetry. I love working with young people that love words and language as much as I do. I am very patient and I’ve taught all ages.
Reading

Reading

I am a high school English teacher that has worked with all ages. I love teaching students to read and I am very patient. I have worked with young children on reading as well as reading often with my children who are excellent readers in college now.

Sports/Recreation

Basketball,

Basketball

I coached basketball for ten years from elementary to high school. I enjoy teaching students how to train for basketball and to play different positions. I played football in college and didn't pursue basketball after high school. I have also done some officiating for basketball tournaments.
Football,

Football

I played for Northwestern University on a full athletic scholarship. I played offense and defense. My father was a football coach in Michigan. I enjoy teaching the youth in our area how to play the game.
Soccer

Soccer

I coached a girl's soccer team for a local high school and I coached club soccer. I was also a certified referee for three years. I can teach someone the rules of soccer and I can also make training recommendations. If you are interested, we can set up a training schedule and track progress.

Summer

Reading

Reading

I am a high school English teacher that has worked with all ages. I love teaching students to read and I am very patient. I have worked with young children on reading as well as reading often with my children who are excellent readers in college now.

Examples of Expertise


Kyle has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Capstone Video Project

Kyle has been an excellent tutor, he has guided me and helped me in so many ways. We were able to create a super professional and high quality video. I would highly recommend him as a Wyzant Tutor.

Whitney , 2 lessons with Kyle

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Kyle is obviously is very knowledgeable about all aspects of my subject. He made me aware of things I could do that I didn't know about, and helped me get going in the right direction. He was also very patient and understanding.

Deborah, 2 lessons with Kyle

knowledge and experienced instructor

The functions of the major tools of Photoshops. I think it is very difficult to teach a person who has limited computer knowledge. At first, I thought his pace is too fast for me, but ended up I have followed him really well. He makes me feel proud of myself.

Theresa, 17 lessons with Kyle

knowledgeable and patient

Happy are we find Kyle. Each class is a good experience learning with Kyle. Chris gets a lot of value from each class. Looking forward to the next one this week.

Wesbert, 12 lessons with Kyle

very knowledgeable

Had a great lesson with Kyle, will be having another one soon for some other items I wish to discuss

CORY, 1 lesson with Kyle

Excellent tutor!

Kyle is a very knowledgable and patient tutor. He understands how Adobe products work by themselves and with each other. Which is very important if you are planning on using the products together. I highly recommend him.

Anna, 3 lessons with Kyle

Helpful and understanding tutor

Kyler came and helped me at the last minute today, responding just 5 minutes after my posting. I really appreciated his patience and understanding with my very entry-level skill set, he was so nun judgemental and supportive-and I learned a lot of skills. Thank you Kyle!

Maryam, 2 lessons with Kyle

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Kyle helped my daughter create a digital version in Illustrator of her sketch of orcas in the ocean. Kyle was very knowledgeable and has worked with the tool extensively. More than anything, he was a good teacher. He showed a few different ways, and let her pick a method she wanted to work with, and helped her improve her skill. He is eloquent, energetic, and patient. After just one lessons, my daughter's improvement was profound, but we had a few more sessions so that my daughter can ask questions while she completed her drawing, if needed. We will definitely schedule more sessions in the coming days with other design software tools.

SungSim, 5 lessons with Kyle

Kyle is the REAL DEAL!

Kyle is more than a tutor. He's a teacher who cares that his students understand what he's explaining to them. He follows up (which is huge!) to make sure the project he helped you with is going well. He answers his messages QUICKLY. I will hire him again and again.

Merrilee, 3 lessons with Kyle
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