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Dea J.

Brooklyn, NY


English, Math & Creative Assistance

In-person lessons
4.7 average from 10 ratings
Excellent Tutor
— Merlina, New York, NY on 7/23/13

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The Art Institute of Houston


The Art Institute of Houston (Film)

About Dea


My name is Dea and I am interested in helping you in your next creative endeavor. I'm great to work with if you have creative projects or school/work/personal projects that involve art, photography, or film. I have worked as a tutor covering writing, film, video production, film editing, basic 2D animation, photography and photo editing.

I am a mixed-media/multi-media artist with concentrations in photography and film. My work frequently includes digital manipulation and presentation. I also work with textiles and paints in conjunction with my photography.

I worked as a tutor for The Art Institute of Houston covering subjects like film and graphic design. I worked for the New York Film Academy during their summer program teaching kids about film production and storytelling.

I love working with people of all ages and backgrounds. I'm frequently complimented on my sunny disposition and friendly, upbeat attitude. I am patient, open-minded, and most of all, creative. Feel free to contact me with any questions if you think I can help with a subject I haven't listed. I'm looking forward to working with you!

My name is Dea and I am interested in helping you in your next creative endeavor. I'm great to work with if you have creative projects or school/work/personal projects that involve art, photography, or
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12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11249
In-person lessons

"Excellent Tutor"

- Merlina, New York, NY on 7/23/13
Proofreading, Reading,
Adobe Photoshop,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Photography,
Video Production
Elementary Education:
Microsoft PowerPoint

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Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop topics I can help with: the Photoshop Workspace, How to use layers and masks, the Tools menu, How to adjust your image using Levels and Curves, How to manipulate the color of an image,
How to add interesting text to an image, Composition, The various save and print methods Photoshop offers, Keyboard shortcuts.


Some of the English topics that I can help with include:
-Language: Spelling, Pronunciations, Definitions, Vocabulary
-Sentence Structure
-Literature Comprehension


Film is an exciting passion of mine! I write and direct all of my own projects. I am currently preparing to direct a ten minute short film based on a script that I wrote. We have a great production company behind the film and we've also gotten sponsorship from a non-profit organization.

I have a BFA in Digital Filmmaking and I've also worked as a tutor teaching students both digital film and film.

Here are some of the topics I can help with:

-Story telling techniques
-Script formatting

-Project Management

-Crew positions and explanations
-Actual production

-Color grading/timing

I'm looking forward to assisting you with your next film project!


I have read all of the greats from 1984 to several of Jane Austen's books. If you are writing a descriptive paper on these novels, I can help you with research and structure.

If you are focusing on interpretation of the novels, I can help you create a cohesive paper that highlights specific elements from each book.


As a student at the Art Institute, I gained invaluable knowledge about art. I took basic art classes that gave me a strong foundation in color, texture, and lighting. I can teach you about these subjects as well give you instruction on choosing the right brush size, and selecting between acrylic, oil, and watercolor paints.


I am what the industry refers to as a people photographer. I primarily photograph portraits- in studio settings, outdoor settings and natural environments. I have photographed locally, nationally and internationally.

I typically work with DSLR's, though I have also worked with old school film cameras. I tend to use Canons though I also love Nikon's line of digital cameras.

Additionally, photo editing is a critical element in my work. Photoshop allows me to manipulate ordinary photographs into works of art.

I can teach you photography basics, help develop your photographic and artistic eye, and teach you how to edit your photographs professionally.

Photography is a major passion of mine and I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge about it!


Reading topics that I can assist with:
-Word Recognition
-Antonyms, Synonyms
-Alphabetical Order
-Irregular Vowels

Video Production

I have a BFA in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production. I have worked on several short films and well as short commercial videos. I am familiar with a number of digital cameras from all of the major video lines. Here are some of the topics I can help with:

-Digital Cameras
-Camera Movement

-3 point lighting
-Soft vs. Harsh Lighting

-Basic boom mic sound and how to connect it to your camera or recording device
-Lavalier mics

And much more! Just ask for a particular sector of Video Production and I'm sure I can assist you.


I am a Filmmaker who writes all of her own scripts. I am a creative writer who understands story structure and who can help generate compelling story ideas. I am a strong writer in subjects like English and Literature. (I'm great as an editor/proofreader for school papers.)

The Art Institute of Houston


The Art Institute of Houston (Film)

Excellent Tutor — Dea is an excellent tutor. She is very personable, intelligent, and accommodating. I highly recommend her. Thank you ...

— Merlina, New York, NY on 7/23/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dea will travel within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11249.