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Michael Z.

Graphic Design/Art Tutor

Graphic Design/Art Tutor

$45/hour

  • 91 hours tutoring

  • Selden, NY 11784

"Very patient and knowledgeable."

Esterita, 1 lesson with Michael

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About Michael


Bio

My name is Michael and as a tutor I can help you develop your art and design skills for school or a professional environment.
I have over 15 years experience as a Graphic Designer/Illustrator with experience in traditional and digital design.

If you are a high school student who needs help in class or preparing for college I can help you.  If you are a professional who needs help developing skills for your career, I can also assist you.

Here are some of my credentials and...

My name is Michael and as a tutor I can help you develop your art and design skills for school or a professional environment.
I have over 15 years experience as a Graphic Designer/Illustrator with experience in traditional and digital design.

If you are a high school student who needs help in class or preparing for college I can help you.  If you are a professional who needs help developing skills for your career, I can also assist you.

Here are some of my credentials and background as an artist and teacher:

• NYS Certified Art Teacher
• Working Graphic Designer/Illustrator with over 15 Years experience in the newspaper and retail industry
• Extensive knowledge of computer graphics and traditional techniques
• Attended specialized Art High School and Art University in NYC
• Attended Art Students League in Manhattan
• Have had art displayed in Lincoln Center and Art Directors Club
• Have tutored for many years in art and music

I work well with any age group and I always create fun and challenging lessons.
I am also a graduate student, so I understand what a student is looking for in a teacher.

Thank you for your time!


Education

(SVA) School of Visual Arts, NY
Queens College
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Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Selden, NY 11784
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/24/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign has become one of the most powerful layout programs since QuarkXpress. InDesign has many great tools that make it easy to create stunning, exciting layouts and spreads. InDesign also integrates very well with the other Adobe software, making it easy to go back and forth between programs. As a designer, I have created catalog pages, advertisements, menus and newspaper layouts using InDesign. Some of my lessons include: • Basics of InDesign • Layout design • Newspaper layouts • Colors • Preparing files for print • Style sheets
Drawing,

Drawing

As a designer, drawing has been the best way for me to get my ideas ready for the computer. As a fine artist, it has helped me with my creative expression and composition. Drawing is an important part in developing art. There are many techniques and materials you can use to create the results you want. From thumbnail sketches to storyboard sketches, drawing is vital for the communication between the artist, Art Director or viewer. I can assist my students with many different styles and techniques. Some students may also need help preparing a portfolio for art school, which involves keeping a sketchbook, still life drawings, observational drawings, etc.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I have been a professional Graphic Designer for over 15 years. I have designed packaging, illustrations, flyers, business cards, letterhead, posters and more. I have worked in the retail, advertising and editorial industry. As a Graphic Design teacher, my lessons focus on type, layout, color, technical skills and production. Besides being creative, many employers look for speed and accuracy when working on projects. While learning to be better Graphic Designers, students also gain more knowledge about software they are using.
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Computer

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign has become one of the most powerful layout programs since QuarkXpress. InDesign has many great tools that make it easy to create stunning, exciting layouts and spreads. InDesign also integrates very well with the other Adobe software, making it easy to go back and forth between programs. As a designer, I have created catalog pages, advertisements, menus and newspaper layouts using InDesign. Some of my lessons include: • Basics of InDesign • Layout design • Newspaper layouts • Colors • Preparing files for print • Style sheets
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I have been a professional Graphic Designer for over 15 years. I have designed packaging, illustrations, flyers, business cards, letterhead, posters and more. I have worked in the retail, advertising and editorial industry. As a Graphic Design teacher, my lessons focus on type, layout, color, technical skills and production. Besides being creative, many employers look for speed and accuracy when working on projects. While learning to be better Graphic Designers, students also gain more knowledge about software they are using.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

I have been using Apple computers since the early 90's when there was 2 mb of RAM. Apple has the most sophisticated operating system in the world and also the most user friendly system. I am still using Apple to this day and still happy. They are high quality products, and while they may cost a lot upfront, they last forever! I have a lot of experience with all the operating systems, since I use them everyday. Besides graphic design applications, I am very well versed in the Apple OS, and I am always trying to help my co-workers with any troubleshooting they may need. It's a lot of fun and there's always something new.
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Music

Drums

Drums

I am a drum teacher with over 20 Years experience and many years playing in bands and clubs. I am very enthusiastic, patient, and my lessons are fun with a lot of variety. I have taught many students in different age groups, ranging from ages 9-40. I love to teach and help students develop their skills and appreciation of music. Some of the things covered in my lessons are: Rudiments, Reading, Drum Set, Listening, General Music and Music History. I was also in the 1998 April issue of The Modern Drummer in the "Up & Coming" section.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.8 (34 ratings)
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Reviews


Very helpful

Michael helped me to learn to use some new tools and answered all my questions. He's very patient and attentive. Nice guy.

Paul, 1 lesson with Michael

Great Tutor

Michael has been giving my son art lessons for a few months now. He has been doing a great job. He's patient with my son, and we both have been happy with the results thus far. Also he's very accommodating and flexible with scheduling lessons. Definitely recommend if you are looking for lessons.

Eric, 3 lessons with Michael

Very good and patient tutor!

Mike is professional and very effective. He is very patient and thorough in his instruction. I highly recommend him.

Michelle, 8 lessons with Michael

Excellent drum instruction.

Michael Z gave drum instruction to our 13 year old daughter. He was fantastic - with the utmost professionalism, Michael was instructive, patient and fun. We recommend him with great enthusiasm and appreciation.

Jennifer, 3 lessons with Michael

Great tutor

Mike is well prepared for the lesson, very patient, give clear instructions before and after class. My son likes him very much.

Helen, 17 lessons with Michael

patient and prepared tutor

Mike is a patient teacher and he always came prepared for what we had planned to work on. He was on time too.

Lisa, 4 lessons with Michael

$45/hour

Michael Z.

$45/hour

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