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Russell D.

Winston Salem, NC

$40/hour

Art and History Guy

In-person lessons

$40/Hour


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University of California Berkeley
Architecture

Education

University of California Berkeley (Architecture)

About Russell

Art and History are my twin passions... I have drawn since before I can remember, and my preferred media at this time are pastels and colored pencils. I have taken several drawing classes over the years, so I have a good feel for what works and what doesn't. I also love history, and enjoy discussing it, as well as related fields such as travel, politics, art, and food. I am an architect by training and profession, a graduate of the University of California Berkeley, and a life-long learner by habit. I have traveled around the country and lived in several places. I love to read, and I think that's one of the reasons I am interested in sharing knowledge with others.

I enjoy engaging with others in conversation, but I am hesitant to impose my beliefs. I think learning occurs most effectively when a dialogue develops, and ideas are proposed, examined, and shared in a context of trust and encouragement. Whether lessons follow an outline or are more free-wheeling, I think it is important for the learning process to be stimulating and energizing.

I am collaborative by nature, and I have a playful sense of humor, which I think is very helpful in any learning situation. I think learning about new things should be fun, interesting, stimulating, and enjoyable. I think my teaching style reflects that. While I have never been a professional teacher, I have done many presentations to students of all ages in informal classroom settings. I am easy-going but interested in my subjects and will do my best to impart that knowledge -- and the enjoyment of learning it -- to those I tutor.
Art and History are my twin passions... I have drawn since before I can remember, and my preferred media at this time are pastels and colored pencils. I have taken several drawing classes over the years, so I have a good feel for what works and what doesn't. I also love history, and enjoy discussing it, as well as related fields such as travel, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Winston Salem, NC 27103
In-person lessons
Art:
Architecture,
Art History, Art Theory, Drawing
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion,
World History

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.

Architecture

I have a degree in Architecture from the University of California Berkeley, 30+ years of experience, and am licensed in the state of North Carolina. I have also completed a variety of presentations on architecture and related topics in public schools (elementary, middle and high school) as well as more formal conference/seminar settings. I have a strong interest in and knowledge of architectural history. In the past I have used handouts and powerpoint presentations to illustrate my points.

Drawing

I have been drawing since I was 5 yrs old. I have sold many of my pieces of art, and have won awards in independently judged shows. I took several art and painting classes in college, and I have also taken several workshops and been tutored myself, including private lessons within the last five years.

Religion

I am very interested in world religions, and have been attending religious services since childhood. My stepfather was a clergyman, and he was quite knowledgeable and thoughtful. I am well-read and have learned about a wide variety of faith traditions in addition to the Christian faith I was raised in. I have completed many presentations in elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as conference presentations.

University of California Berkeley
Architecture

Education

University of California Berkeley (Architecture)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Russell will travel within 20 miles of Winston Salem, NC 27103.