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University of North Carolina at Pembroke (Digital Graphics)
My name is Jason. I live in Robeson County, North Carolina where I have been for the past 35 years. I graduated from Fairmont High School in 1998 and later attended the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where I graduated with a B. A. in Computer Graphics and a minor in drawing in December of 2002. Since then I have worked mainly in merchandising/sales and other odd jobs but none of which utilized my education or my passions.
Coming here to WyzAnt seems like a nice place for me to connect with others that I could mentor and pass on my years of studying, but it's also a way for me to see if teaching might be a career path to consider. If anything it would be nice to help others that are struggling with a subject they could probably be doing really well at but just haven't anyone take the time to explain it. I know what that's like because I was there once and just needed a little explaining/tutoring to open up my understanding. Besides that which you are struggling with now might actually turn into something which you excel and are gifted at later on.
I am qualified I think to teach this because I have had a passion for reading since I was a child. That passion has, in turn, grown into a passion for writing. In fact, it is my desire to become a professional writer and I have put time not only in trying to improve my skills through writing stories but in studying the craft.
Both my passion and my studying of the craft has given me skills that I can use to help others I believe. Whether it's gaining an appreciation for what others have created. or in guiding someone to express themselves in words/stories, I think that my years of immersing myself into both of these can help those who are struggling with it for whatever reason.
I read a lot, and I write a lot. In doing both I've both gained an exceptional ability to spell or improve through trial and error. We all come across those words (especially if you're a native English speaker) where you misspell or use the incorrect version of those words that sound alike.
It also goes deeper than letting technology correct us of our mistakes. We have to know not only when we misspell something but why. Sometimes you misspell a word because you haven't got the phonetics down and you have to first hear the word right before you know how to spell it correctly. Also you have to know the meanings that differentiate words that sound alike, so that in doing this, you can know what is version you need to use between say, ware, wear, or where. One other thing I believe is important to note in spelling and our reliance on technology is our bad habits of using those shortcut/shorthand techniques people are doing in texting. What looks great on a mobile device between friends and family is going to get you in trouble when writing the actual words out in essays for a class assignment.
It's because of my understanding of these nuisances that I believe myself qualified to help others struggling with spelling. That, and I am a proponent in editing one's writing and not just leaving it as is.
I graduated with a degree in Computer Graphics, which relied heavily on using Adobe Photoshop. Although the technology has made significant improvements and added several tools since I studied it in school, the basics are still relevant. Also, I have pushed myself to try new techniques and because I am not only learning from others but teaching myself, I can help those who are struggling with learning this program.
My area of concentration with Adobe Photoshop has been in photo-manipulation, coloring and blending images together to hide the cut and paste effects, as well as creating special and visual effects style pieces. I've used this to create Comic Book characters from scratch, experimental pieces and digital coloring techniques. So, if it's areas like that you would want to learn, or, if it's adding color to a B & W photograph as well as cleaning and retouching old photographs, I can help with that too.
All I ask of anyone wanting to learn this program is some time and a good measure of patience. That and a willingness to learn. Give me that, and I'll try and do my best to make you a Photo-pro.
Of the various things I like to read, history is one of my favorite subjects. I know a lot of people have this attitude that history is both boring and irrelevant but each day that becomes tomorrow is our past and there is plenty to learn from not only the achievements of others but their mistakes as well.
World History is filled with amazing accomplishments of our ancestors and much of what we appreciate or rely on now had its origins in the past, and not only in the United States. Also, history is filled with interesting cultures and places, people that weren't all that different from us despite language or technology barriers. History wherever it takes place is ultimately a very human story and if you take the time to learn it, not only will you can an appreciation for it, you might also see ways to add to and improve it.
If I can help you with whatever I have studied and know then great, I'll give it a try. Learning never stops and continues long after we have left school, and it's true I believe, that the student and the teacher both learn from one another. So perhaps by sharing whatever knowledge I possess on the subjects I have chosen to tutor in I can help us both improve.
Either way I wish you all the best and that you'll find the help that you need. My name is Jason. I live in Robeson County, North Carolina where I have been for the past 35 years. I graduated from Fairmont High School in 1998 and later attended the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where I graduated with a B. A. in Computer Graphics and a minor in … Read more
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