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Kay R.

Irvington, NJ

$60/hour

Career Transitions Coach

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The College of New Rochelle
Fine Arts

Education

The College of New Rochelle (Fine Arts)

About Kay

I am a mature, accomplished, practicing artist and photographer. I exhibit at local and national galleries, and am a winner of a BRIO Award from the Bronx Council on the Arts for drawing, painting and artists'book. I also curate exhibitions of art and memorabilia.

My professional career began with a B.F.A. in Fine Arts and Photography; I taught art at a NYC high school, both as a teacher and as Department Chair. Later I became a counselor at Parsons School of Design, a recruiter, and a member of their admissions committee. Afterwards I began Career Access, Inc. and developed programs for students and adults to help them achieve more promising careers. This led to teaching career development at two CUNY schools, and at the NYC Board of Education; working with both students and teachers.

Later in my career I opened Design Media Marketing Communications; specializing in graphic design, copy writing and the production of audio and video tapes, publicity, marketing and training materials for Fortune 500 and small businesses. This led to positions as Director of Communications for both the NY State Division of Housing, and later at the Y.W.C.A. Corporate Headquarters.

I like helping people learn what is important to them; and love it when they succeed with my help. My practice is to first get acquainted with my students; and to determine what they need, how they learn best, and what they hope to accomplish with my help. In addition to the subject matter, these issues are written down and used later to evaluate their progress. As we move forward I help my students identify their weaknessess and their strengths, and make suggestions (and sometimes give them homework) that will help them learn and retain knowledge more effectively. I believe that we are partners in the process, and treat my students with respect, humor, and real caring for their success.
I am a mature, accomplished, practicing artist and photographer. I exhibit at local and national galleries, and am a winner of a BRIO Award from the Bronx Council on the Arts for drawing, painting and artists'book. I also curate exhibitions of art and memorabilia.

My professional career began with a B.F.A. in Fine Arts and Photography;
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Irvington, NJ 07111
In-person lessons
Art:
Adobe Photoshop,
Art History, Art Theory, Drawing,
Graphic Design,
Painting,
Photography
English:
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development, Public Speaking

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.

Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is the primary tool for my 30-year artistic practice creating photo-based collage work.

I possess a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the College of New Rochelle; majoring in painting and photography.

My experience with Photoshop has also been in the following capacities: as art teacher and instructor, as a graphic designer and marketing communications director for a wide range of organizations and commercial clients.

Drawing

I have a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts (B.F.A.) from the College of New Rochelle. As a former art teacher and department chair, I have taught drawing to many students in foundation courses.

As a practicing artist, I have exhibited large scale drawings on life-sized canvases and works on paper. In 2000 I won the BRIO Award for Drawing, Painting and Artist's Book from the Bronx Council on the Arts.

Graphic Design

I studied graphic design at Parsons School of Design, in the Continuing Education Department. I have been a graphic designer with my own design business for 15 years.

Painting

I have a B.F.A. in Fine Arts, and am a former art teacher and Department Chairperson.

Photography

At the College of New Rochelle, I majored in Fine Arts, and Photography.

I have been a freelance photographer for over 25 years. Currently, I also incorporate my original photo-based images into my fine art works on paper.

I have taken photographs to accompany print feature and publicity articles for Design Media Marketing Communications clients, the YWCA of the USA,and other organizations.

My photographic work has been exhibited at galleries throughout the U.S. Recently, I had several of my photographic images in an exhibition on the largest billboard in Times Square.

Public Speaking

As a former educator I have had to speak in front of students of every age group; from 4-54. I have given speeches in a variety of settings, and to various audiences on a wide range of topics from art, to a homily on "Real Love" in St. Aloysius R.C. Church in New York City.

As a guest speaker at the Black Women in Higher Education Conference in Albany, New York, in the 80's I spoke on the topic of Career Development for Young People.

As an invited guest speaker on the Penny Pinkser Radio Show, on WOR, I gave advice to her listening audience on the steps to getting a rewarding career.

Writing

I am qualified to tutor in writing because I am an educator, and a published writer.

For 20 years, I owned a successful marketing communications and public relations consulting firm; writing publicity and informational articles for clients in education, non-profit organizations, Fortune 500 and 1000 companies, small businesses and more.

Additionally, I served as the Director of Communications for the N.Y. State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, and at the Y.W.C.A. of the U.S.A. (National Office); overseeing the communications of the Executive Director, and over 13 YWCA affiliate organizations.

The College of New Rochelle
Fine Arts

Education

The College of New Rochelle (Fine Arts)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kay will travel within 20 miles of Irvington, NJ 07111.