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Joshua S.

New York, NY

$55/hour

Patient & Effective Yale Grad is Your Source for New Skills

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CUNY (Bachelor of Science)
Yale University
Master's
STANFORD (Coursera MOOC)
Enrolled

Education

CUNY (Bachelor of Science)

Yale University (Master's)

STANFORD (Coursera MOOC) (Enrolled)

About Joshua

Hello!

I enjoy seeing people of all ages improve, gain confidence in their skills and love learning.

After graduating from Yale, I lived and worked as a technologist, as a commercial composer, as a multi-media creative and I've held senior management positions from Fortune 500 companies to startups. Since retiring, I've tutored co-workers and their children in English and French in New York City, Paris, Baltimore, Seoul, Boston and throughout Western Massachusetts. Since becoming a father, I've done my share of k-6 tutoring as well.

If it's learning how to code and publish online, learning to compose music, learning English or French as a second language or even remedial learning, contact me today and let's build those skills!

Joshua
Hello!

I enjoy seeing people of all ages improve, gain confidence in their skills and love learning.

After graduating from Yale, I lived and worked as a technologist, as a commercial composer, as a multi-media creative and I've held senior management positions from Fortune 500 companies to startups. Since retiring, I've
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of New York, NY 10012
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
Music:
Composition (Music),
Guitar,
Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Art Theory, Composition (Music),
Film,
Video Production
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver,
General Computer, HTML,
JavaScript, Linux, Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, PHP, Video Production, Web Design
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, 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.

Composition (Music)

I have a Master of Music in Composition from Yale University School of Music. 1985

I studied with a composer in residence to the New York Philharmonic. I was also a TA for orchestration and studied contemporary conducting at Yale.

Additionally, I studied composition and computer music with Charles Dodge, a leading innovator in the field. I was last year's guest lecturer at a UMASS course in computer music.

Having worked as a composer for film scoring, commercial arranging, record producing and concerts for over 20 years, I am also trained to teach theory, score analysis, ear training and commercial arranging.

Dreamweaver

I've been working with Dreamweaver since 2000, all the way to today's CS version.

In 2000, I was promoted to senior web developer to a wireless internet service provider because of my Dreamweaver expertise.

I also find dreamweaver to offer an excellent tutorial framework for learning to code html5 and jquery in a tight production cycle with fewer variables.

Economics

I worked for years in the bond market and applied my studies in macro economics to the market in interest rates on a daily basis. I know about currency and asset swaps too. Macro is a favorite subject for me.

English

I work as a publisher and editor of cultural media. I deal with professional editorial every day.

Film

I've worked professionally in the film industry for decades. My interest in film started as an undergrad, completing my Bachelor of Science, when I excelled in a film theory minor with the great Foster Hirsch. I've also earned my living working with filmmakers. I'm a composer with a lot of professional experience putting music to picture for a living. Working with filmmakers to score their films and studying with great film theorists is a good way to learn about the new voice humanity gained from filmmaking. I can tutor you about the history of film, the genres of historic films and their impact on culture and politics. I will direct you to important examples and relate the growth of the medium to itself, to ancient and contemporary theater, text, opera, television and new media. If you want to learn more about what makes film great cinema, let's work on that!

French

I am bilingual in French and English. I have lived and worked on Paris for 8 years and have tutored college level french with success.

Guitar

Do you need help with basic chords and finding techniques to speed up your left hand? Would you like to learn how to do more with the guitar pick? How about learning to play a solo, or rhythm guitar that uses the whole range of the neck? I can tutor you in electric guitar technique. As a conservatory trained studio musician, I've recorded and performed professionally on electric guitar, electric bass and keyboards for years. I can prepare you to play with other musicians. My favorite guitar playing style is based in the Hendrix tradition. I've also played in punk, pop and new wave bands. Let's get together and play some guitar.

HTML

A few qualifying remarks:

I'm a hand coder since 1999.

I've been working with Dreamweaver from 2000, all the way to today's CS version.

In 2000, I was promoted to senior web developer at a game-changing wireless internet service provider because of my coding skill.

I am currently a webmaster and information officer at my job and I'm listed in one of Facebook's patents for platforms I introduced online.

I can even show you how to code html directly in your browser (though that does take some advanced skill).

Macintosh

I am one of those people who has successfully installed and run the Mac OS on an IBM/Lenovo Think Pad. I also have a lot of expertise with Linux systems. I'm experienced with command line and super user techniques. If you need help with your Mac, just reach out to me. If you want to become an advanced Mac user we can easily build those skills and more.

Public Speaking

Preparing to speak to an audience requires
- skill at organizing your points and objectives
- the craft of speech writing
- the skill to embellish scripted points while speaking
- artful use of timing
- effective use of persuasion
- a solid sense of performance

However, your first concern is to generate emotion.

I've been speaking publicly, performing and coaching colleagues in public speaking for 20 years.

I recently taught a 12 year old to run her own fundraising campaign and launch a lucrative business using the same techniques.

Do you need to be more engaging with the public?

Come see me and we'll build that skill.

Web Design

I currently webmaster for a global non-profit. Linux, Apache, MySql, PHP and HTML5 with jQuery/javascript are my daily environment. I'm quite experienced at scripting, adapting and harvesting server side code and working with virtual servers hosted in shared, private and cloud based environments.

As well, I am an expert with publishing to electronic documents, particularly to pdf.

My deep knowlege of Photoshop comes together with my years of experience using wysiwygs such as Dreamweaver, hand coding, and deploying and working on advanced content management systems as an editor.

These include WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and others.

I've launched several web services each with many site iterations and have collaborated in large scale team driven web design/development.

Writing

I am a senior editor of a global arts publication based in New York City and in Massachusetts.

CUNY (Bachelor of Science)
Yale University
Master's
STANFORD (Coursera MOOC)
Enrolled

Education

CUNY (Bachelor of Science)

Yale University (Master's)

STANFORD (Coursera MOOC) (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joshua will travel within 1 miles of New York, NY 10012.