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Norman B.

Purchase, NY

$65/hour

A Supportive Teacher Helping Students Strive for Success

5.0 average from 3 ratings
He was just amazing!
— Wanda, Nanuet, NY on 9/27/15

$65/Hour


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About Norman

I won't show you the answers, but I will teach you how to find them. I'm a published author and working film producer. That's made me a strong believer in teaching the crafts I've worked so hard to learn.

I have a degree in English and a deep love of the English language. As a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the Directors Guild of America, I'm in constant contact with professional writers and their work, helping them hone their scripts for production. My serious passion for the beauty of speech and the power of effective communication has made me a teacher and frequent lecturer.

In my career, I've built a strong community of collaborative filmmakers, writers and artists. These executives, developers, producers, directors, actors and crew are my filmmaking partners; we share a strong affinity for great art and effective communications. I want to show you how we do that.

My goal here is to help turn your dreams into finished works, to help nurture the next generation of writers, speakers and artists. Daunting? Only at the very beginning. I'd love to show you how to get started....
I won't show you the answers, but I will teach you how to find them. I'm a published author and working film producer. That's made me a strong believer in teaching the crafts I've worked so hard to learn.

I have a degree in
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

20% discount for groups of 2 or 3. 50% off for groups of 4 or more. 20% discount for extended sessions. 25% off for online sessions. Please discuss any specific needs before booking.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Purchase, NY 10577

"He was just amazing!"

- Wanda, Nanuet, NY on 9/27/15
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word,
Photography,
Video Production
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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.

Film

A Directors Guild director and a Screen Actors Guild actor I bring the experiences of an award-winning 40-year career in filmmaking. Knowing that film is a collaborative art, I began teaching my craft as I learned it, writing manuals, reviewing software and offering classes.

Microsoft Outlook

I've been a user of Outlook since Windows 3.11 and I'm familiar with most iterations of the program since then.

When Windows 95 was introduced, I wrote a 13 part analysis of the OS for the seminal online publication, WebZine Weekly. I covered the Windows and it's many parts including Outlook.

I teach of series of filmmaking courses. Though somewhat peripheral, communications are essential and I've taught the use of Outlook as one of the best applications.

Microsoft Windows

My background with Microsoft stretches back to the early days of DOS. After providing input as a Windows 95 beta tester, I wrote an in-depth 13 part series on the program for the seminal online journal, WebZine Weekly.

I frequently teach Windows from its most basic uses all the way through its advanced functionality.

Microsoft Word

I have been a Microsoft user and teacher since 1990.

Photography

I am a published still photographer. My work began in the days of film and darkrooms and moved to the digital era. With a background as a filmmaker, I apply my knowledge of enhanced natural and studio lighting to my work as a photographer. I am currently learning to get the best work from the camera in an Android cell phone.

Theatre

Beginning as an Equity stage manager, I spent the next three years directing dinner theater for six theatres in four states. Mounting a new show every two or three months, I was responsible for delivering 23 separate productions in that period.

Video Production

In studios, on working sets and off to distant locations, video is a key part of much of my production work. My three-part PBS documentary was shot and edited entirely in video. I was Showrunner on a series shot on location entirely in video.

When I teach film budgeting or writing business plans or writing a screenplay, video is as integral to the discussion as film. "I'm a filmmaker" no longer implies exposing actual film. Filmmakers make videos, too. Now that cameras leapfrog their technical improvements to deliver astonishing images, video has become the prime medium for delivering content at every budget level.

Writing

Creative Writing
Theatre

He was just amazing! — He gave a lot of feedback about my writing and some great points to add to my paper so I support my statements. ...

— Wanda, Nanuet, NY on 9/27/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

20% discount for groups of 2 or 3. 50% off for groups of 4 or more. 20% discount for extended sessions. 25% off for online sessions. Please discuss any specific needs before booking.

Travel policy

Norman will travel within 30 miles of Purchase, NY 10577.