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David K.

Author of 40 Books

Author of 40 Books

$90/hour

  • 125 hours tutoring

  • Bushwick Brooklyn, NY 11237

About David


Bio

I'm the author of forty books on digital graphic, interactive, and Web design and several books on Adobe Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and Creative Suite for Adobe Press. My articles have been published online and in print in publications ranging from Macworld and PC World to Business Week. And I've ghost-written books for professionals in the world of sports photography, technology, and Internet Security.

My online classes in web and graphic design are syndicated through over 2000 colleges and...

I'm the author of forty books on digital graphic, interactive, and Web design and several books on Adobe Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and Creative Suite for Adobe Press. My articles have been published online and in print in publications ranging from Macworld and PC World to Business Week. And I've ghost-written books for professionals in the world of sports photography, technology, and Internet Security.

My online classes in web and graphic design are syndicated through over 2000 colleges and universities around the world, and I've taught web design live at San Francisco State University Multimedia Studies Program, the California Community College system, and the University of California, Berkeley - Extension.

I've worked with artists, designers, musicians, performance venues, producers, craftspeople, theaters, and commercial institutions to develop their websites, create digital and interactive graphics, and craft effective writing projects of all types.

And I'm a friendly, patient tutor!!


Education

Antioch University
BA in Communications

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $90
  • Rate details: Minimum session: two hours. Except... one-hour sessions are available for online sessions or sessions at my location in downtown, Brooklyn. Appointments-- first-come, first-serve.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 2 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11237
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/21/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I've been working with Illustrator commercially, teaching it, and writing books about it for twelve years. I'm the author of official Adobe classroom training guides for Illustrator, and several books on Illustrator for Adobe Press. I've worked successfully with students, artists and design professionals on project ranging from bus maps to digital portfolios, from animation artwork to 3d effects. And I'm a patient tutor!
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

My focus in Photoshop is preparing artwork for the Web, including sizing and sampling photos, exporting artwork to appropriate formats and resolutions, defining and applying transparency, and preparing photos for slideshows and other online online presentation formats.
Photography

Photography

I'm the co-author of highly acclaimed and best selling books on digital photography. I'm the author of the PC Magazine Printing Great Digital Photos. I specialize in digital photography technique, technology, and workflow.

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

I taught basic computer and office skills for several years in the California Community College system, and I have a current, active California Community College certificate. A large component of my job in that capacity was preparing students to present themselves well in interviews, to adhere to the formal and informal protocols of business environments. In addition, of course -- I teach students the necessary skill set to succeed in a contemporary office. I'm approved by WyzAnt in General Computer, Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Writing, Web Design, and I'm a expert at Adobe Creative Suite.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I'm a co-author of best selling books on Excel. I've taught Excel at the Community College level. And, I use Excel daily to manage complex accounts.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I'm a co-author of best-selling books on Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint. I've worked with clients to prepare effective presentations. And I use PowerPoint daily in my consulting work.
Microsoft Word

Computer

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I've been working with Illustrator commercially, teaching it, and writing books about it for twelve years. I'm the author of official Adobe classroom training guides for Illustrator, and several books on Illustrator for Adobe Press. I've worked successfully with students, artists and design professionals on project ranging from bus maps to digital portfolios, from animation artwork to 3d effects. And I'm a patient tutor!
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

My focus in Photoshop is preparing artwork for the Web, including sizing and sampling photos, exporting artwork to appropriate formats and resolutions, defining and applying transparency, and preparing photos for slideshows and other online online presentation formats.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I'm the author of multiple books on HTML, CSS and JavaScript as well as PHP back-end coding. I teach these languages at over 2000 colleges and universities around the world (syndicated, online). I am MCSD (Microsoft) certified. And I've been successfully teaching these specific languages through WyzAnt, I just haven't been certified for "Computer Programming."
CSS,

CSS

I'm the author of HTML5 and CSS3 for Dummies. I teach HTML and CSS at the City University of New York. I'm a working web designer using CSS daily.
Dreamweaver,

Dreamweaver

I'm the author of Dreamweaver CS6 Mobile and Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery Mobile (Packt); Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques (Adobe Press); Enhancing a Dreamweaver CS3 Web Site with Flash Video: Visual QuickProject (Peachpit Press); and Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques (Adobe Press). I've taught Dreamweaver at San Francisco State Multimedia Studies Program & 3rd Ward in New York City. I'm the author of over a dozen articles on Dreamweaver at AdobePress.com, and my videos on Dreamweaver have been viewed by tens of thousands of people.
General Computer,

General Computer

I'm the author of 40+ best-selling books on all facets of computers, from web design to digital photography to Microsoft Money. I've taught computers for 20 years. And I hold a current, valid California Community College teaching certificate in Computers.
HTML,

HTML

I'm the author of two of the most recognized "For Dummies" books on HTML5 and CSS3, along with dozens of other web design books that have sold over a million copies worldwide. I've been building websites and teaching HTML and CSS for over 15 years. My online HTML and CSS courses are offered through thousands of colleges and universities around the world. And, I'm an engaged, enthusiastic, patient tutor! My tutoring sessions are available only in New York City, but I can work with you to accommodate your travel plans and constraints.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I'm a co-author of best selling books on Excel. I've taught Excel at the Community College level. And, I use Excel daily to manage complex accounts.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I'm a co-author of best-selling books on Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint. I've worked with clients to prepare effective presentations. And I use PowerPoint daily in my consulting work.
Microsoft Project,

Microsoft Project

I've taught Microsoft Project at Accelerated Computer Training in Los Angeles. I'm the author of a book on how to use Microsoft Project. I've designed project management plans with MS Project for web development and for the entertainment industry. I've worked effectively with undergraduates, grad students, and business professionals to build MS Project-based projects, to define tasks and objectives, to apply dependency relationships, to define resources, to estimate budgets and schedules, and to track project progress.
Photography,

Photography

I'm the co-author of highly acclaimed and best selling books on digital photography. I'm the author of the PC Magazine Printing Great Digital Photos. I specialize in digital photography technique, technology, and workflow.
Web Design,

Web Design

I'm the co-author of a how-to book on building websites, a how-to book on HTML5 and CSS3, and over 20 other books on web design. My web design clients range from Hewlett-Packard to the Himalayan Fair. My web design classes are syndicated and taught (online) at over 2000 colleges and universities worldwide. I teach advanced Web Design at 3rd Ward in NYC.
Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

I taught basic computer and office skills for several years in the California Community College system, and I have a current, active California Community College certificate. A large component of my job in that capacity was preparing students to present themselves well in interviews, to adhere to the formal and informal protocols of business environments. In addition, of course -- I teach students the necessary skill set to succeed in a contemporary office. I'm approved by WyzAnt in General Computer, Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Writing, Web Design, and I'm a expert at Adobe Creative Suite.
General Computer,

General Computer

I'm the author of 40+ best-selling books on all facets of computers, from web design to digital photography to Microsoft Money. I've taught computers for 20 years. And I hold a current, valid California Community College teaching certificate in Computers.
HTML,

HTML

I'm the author of two of the most recognized "For Dummies" books on HTML5 and CSS3, along with dozens of other web design books that have sold over a million copies worldwide. I've been building websites and teaching HTML and CSS for over 15 years. My online HTML and CSS courses are offered through thousands of colleges and universities around the world. And, I'm an engaged, enthusiastic, patient tutor! My tutoring sessions are available only in New York City, but I can work with you to accommodate your travel plans and constraints.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I'm a co-author of best selling books on Excel. I've taught Excel at the Community College level. And, I use Excel daily to manage complex accounts.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I'm a co-author of best-selling books on Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint. I've worked with clients to prepare effective presentations. And I use PowerPoint daily in my consulting work.
Microsoft Project,

Microsoft Project

I've taught Microsoft Project at Accelerated Computer Training in Los Angeles. I'm the author of a book on how to use Microsoft Project. I've designed project management plans with MS Project for web development and for the entertainment industry. I've worked effectively with undergraduates, grad students, and business professionals to build MS Project-based projects, to define tasks and objectives, to apply dependency relationships, to define resources, to estimate budgets and schedules, and to track project progress.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have a BA in Communications. I was an editor at my college newspaper. I've edited dozens of books an articles as a freelance proofreader and copy editor. And, I've written dozens of books that required a high level of comprehension of English grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.
Web Design,

Web Design

I'm the co-author of a how-to book on building websites, a how-to book on HTML5 and CSS3, and over 20 other books on web design. My web design clients range from Hewlett-Packard to the Himalayan Fair. My web design classes are syndicated and taught (online) at over 2000 colleges and universities worldwide. I teach advanced Web Design at 3rd Ward in NYC.
ESL/ESOL, Microsoft Word

English

English,

English

I'm the author of over forty books and hundreds of published articles. I've also edited dozens of books and articles. In addition, I work as a freelance editor. I have a BA in communications, was news editor of my college newspaper. I have extensive formal and real-life working engagement with written (and spoken) English.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have a BA in Communications. I was an editor at my college newspaper. I've edited dozens of books an articles as a freelance proofreader and copy editor. And, I've written dozens of books that required a high level of comprehension of English grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.
Writing,

Writing

I'm the author of 40 successful books. I've written and/or edited hundreds of articles in publications ranging from Macworld to Business Week. And I've ghost-written books for experts in various realms, and artists. I have two basic approaches to helping clients advance their writing and communication skills: 1) I work with executives, artists, performers and others for whom English is a second language, to build effective vocabulary and command of English. My approach is creative and non-formal, emphasizing building vocabulary (words), and weaving in grammar, syntax, cultural references, pronunciation, and other dimensions of communicating with American audiences. 2) I help graduate and undergraduate students organize... And... I'm a patient and enthusiastic tutor!
ESL/ESOL

History

Political Science

Political Science

I've written extensively on contemporary and historical political science topics ranging from comparative economics to the relationship between culture and politics. My BA in Communications included substantial work in political science, and involved an extensive internship at the Vera Institute. My tutoring approach works from, and with the students' assigned course material, and I integrate advanced level cognitive and information organization skills into helping them succeed in their poly sci courses.

Homeschool

English,

English

I'm the author of over forty books and hundreds of published articles. I've also edited dozens of books and articles. In addition, I work as a freelance editor. I have a BA in communications, was news editor of my college newspaper. I have extensive formal and real-life working engagement with written (and spoken) English.
Writing,

Writing

I'm the author of 40 successful books. I've written and/or edited hundreds of articles in publications ranging from Macworld to Business Week. And I've ghost-written books for experts in various realms, and artists. I have two basic approaches to helping clients advance their writing and communication skills: 1) I work with executives, artists, performers and others for whom English is a second language, to build effective vocabulary and command of English. My approach is creative and non-formal, emphasizing building vocabulary (words), and weaving in grammar, syntax, cultural references, pronunciation, and other dimensions of communicating with American audiences. 2) I help graduate and undergraduate students organize... And... I'm a patient and enthusiastic tutor!
ESL/ESOL

Language

ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

English,

English

I'm the author of over forty books and hundreds of published articles. I've also edited dozens of books and articles. In addition, I work as a freelance editor. I have a BA in communications, was news editor of my college newspaper. I have extensive formal and real-life working engagement with written (and spoken) English.
Writing,

Writing

I'm the author of 40 successful books. I've written and/or edited hundreds of articles in publications ranging from Macworld to Business Week. And I've ghost-written books for experts in various realms, and artists. I have two basic approaches to helping clients advance their writing and communication skills: 1) I work with executives, artists, performers and others for whom English is a second language, to build effective vocabulary and command of English. My approach is creative and non-formal, emphasizing building vocabulary (words), and weaving in grammar, syntax, cultural references, pronunciation, and other dimensions of communicating with American audiences. 2) I help graduate and undergraduate students organize... And... I'm a patient and enthusiastic tutor!
ESL/ESOL

Other

ESL/ESOL

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I'm the author of 40 successful books. I've written and/or edited hundreds of articles in publications ranging from Macworld to Business Week. And I've ghost-written books for experts in various realms, and artists. I have two basic approaches to helping clients advance their writing and communication skills: 1) I work with executives, artists, performers and others for whom English is a second language, to build effective vocabulary and command of English. My approach is creative and non-formal, emphasizing building vocabulary (words), and weaving in grammar, syntax, cultural references, pronunciation, and other dimensions of communicating with American audiences. 2) I help graduate and undergraduate students organize... And... I'm a patient and enthusiastic tutor!
ESL/ESOL

Test Preparation

Career Development

Career Development

I taught basic computer and office skills for several years in the California Community College system, and I have a current, active California Community College certificate. A large component of my job in that capacity was preparing students to present themselves well in interviews, to adhere to the formal and informal protocols of business environments. In addition, of course -- I teach students the necessary skill set to succeed in a contemporary office. I'm approved by WyzAnt in General Computer, Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Writing, Web Design, and I'm a expert at Adobe Creative Suite.

Ratings and Reviews


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Extremely experienced, knowledgeable, smart, patient, nice and caring tutor!

David helped with an assignment for my UX/UI class, which called for Creating a Responsive Site Design in Adobe XD. Being new to Adobe XD, creating grids, and mockups/wireframes, I was pretty much overwhelmed, to say the least. David immediately made me feel at ease. He very patiently gave instruction on how to apply each tool in XD, as we went through the steps to construct the responsive site...He never raised a tone even if I needed him to repeat his instruction more than once... And, not only did I walk away knowing Adobe XD better, but I felt more confident on how to generate a responsive site design going forward. I really appreciated David's approach to tutoring. He never makes you feel talked down to, wants to be sure you have a valuable learning experience, and goes out of his way to be helpful. I will definitely look to him for any future help. He's great!

Caroline, 1 lesson with David

Perfect One-On-One Tutor

I wanted a one-on-one session for Illustrator because I had several specific projects I needed help on. David was perfect. He quickly understood what my issues were on the projects, quickly assessed my skill-set level and immediately provided a tutorial that was spot on for what I was hoping to accomplish. Therefore my session time was spent efficiently and comprehensively on what I needed. There was no wasted time. If/when I find myself in need of additional help with Illustrator David will be my first call.

Char, 1 lesson with David

Simply Awesome!

David is Awesome and he gives excellent advice regarding literary work! He helped me to look at my work from a multi-dimensional perspective-giving me a roadmap on how I can create a successful book. He is has lots of experience and insight and it is an honor and pleasure being under his tutelage.

Swenda, 1 lesson with David

David makes sure you understand

When it comes to web design, I'm self taught, and my skills are very rudimentary. I needed help putting together a responsive site for my business and David was very skillful in communicating the information I needed to make it happen. He's patient, fun to work with and generous with his time. He's even given me a few much needed pointers in follow-up emails. If I need help with this or another project I'll definitely contact David again.

Ben, 2 lessons with David

David was very patient and I was at ease explaining what I needed help with.

David is helping me learn microcomputers ii from a course that I was not doing well in. I am overcoming my dread of computers.

James, 2 lessons with David

Amazing Tutor

David is an amazing tutor. He was very patient and he is a wonderful teacher. I came to David with only a few weeks left in my Web Design class. After a whole semester of struggling, he was able to sit with me and help me complete my assignments. He explained everything clearly and gave me a better understanding of Dreamweaver and Photoshop. He also helped me with my Final Project, which was to build a website from scratch. I was able to hand in everything by the deadline and I also was able to pass my class!!!!

Iman, 3 lessons with David

Great Tutor

I really enjoy working with David. He is super intelligent and has a real mastery of the material. He is patient and makes learning the material fun and easy through conversation—not just him lecturing me on what to do. In addition, it never feels like he is talking down to me, which is great. He is a wonderful teacher.

Susan, 6 lessons with David

Excellent First Lesson! Bravo David K. Can't wait till the next one.

I am a retired professor of art history and former dean at Rutgers and know good instruction. David qualifies and more. I am putting together a website and am totally self taught. I needed to tweak the site as well as understand certain principles I could not master on my own. David K. was terrific. Most importantly, he understands thoroughly the two programs I am using--Dreamweaver and Photoshop CS6. He is easily able to analyze the problem and then suggests solutions. He will show you how to do it and then make sure you can do it yourself. And he teaches you the principles involved as well as to make sure it is the most efficient way to do it. Something I spent hours trying to figure out on my own - he was able to help me solve the problem in 15 minutes. I was impressed--but more importantly, I am delighted with what I learned. I am looking forward to my next lesson. Bravo David K!

Seth, 4 lessons with David

Highly Recommended!

I highly recommend David for anyone who needs one-to-one help and attention. He's very patient and can explain the small steps for you. I had several sessions with him and he was able to assist me with HTML, CSS, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Web Designing. Thanks to him, my website is finally looking like a website!

Serina, 2 lessons with David
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David K.

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