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Joan O.

East Providence, RI

$40/hour

Tech-savvy, Multi-faceted, and Encouraging Tutor!

4.5 average from 2 ratings
Caring and Creative Tutor!!
— Yasemin, New York, NY on 12/4/12

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Norwich University
BS Architectural Studies

Education

Norwich University (BS Architectural Studies)

About Joan

I graduated from Norwich University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies and two minors, English and Art. With a driven DIY personality, I took it upon myself to learn as best I could AutoCAD (2D and 3D), Revit, SketchUp, Artlantis, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. This drive to learn new things and computer aided design (CAD) programs led me to land my first job as a Project Manager/ Engineer for a millwork company. My tenure in that position afforded me the opportunity to enhance my skill and knowledge of AutoCAD and the woodworking process.

Currently, I work for a major corporation as a design engineer, working primarily in AutoCAD and Revit, designing small scale and large scale commercial restaurant kitchens and bars. The culmination of my degree, previous PM experience, and current career role has been all encompassing. These experiences plus my continual drive to augment my skills have reinforced my design and technological knowledge.

I have been told by students I've tutored through and outside of WyzAnt that my calm demeanor but yet encouraging teaching method has helped them through school stress, earn better grades, and professionally develop their skills. I have taught both college students, and business professionals on the fundamentals of CAD, and Adobe Creative Design software. With that being said, I am confident I can also help any age group develop these crucial professional career skills.

I am your stop shop to a great tutoring experience and guarantee my lessons will complement any knowledge you have of CAD, design, and/or art skills!
I graduated from Norwich University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies and two minors, English and Art. With a driven DIY personality, I took it upon Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

For long term commitments, I am willing to negotiate hourly rate. Depending on distance I will charge an extra $5-$10 for gas, and also seek compensation for any tolls above $4.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of East Providence, RI 02914

"Caring and Creative Tutor!!"

- Yasemin, New York, NY on 12/4/12

"Great Tutor"

- Ghita, New York, NY on 11/14/12

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Adobe Illustrator

With working knowledge since 2008, I am very proficient with Adobe Illustrator.

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is a great program for any design student/professional. With working knowledge since 2008, I am proficient with the program.

If you are looking for a tutor that will help you create that great portfolio you want to showcase your work and reinforce your resume, I am that tutor. With the help of InDesign, I have also created my own professional portfolio that helped me land the design job I desired. I guarantee I can do the same for you!

Adobe Photoshop

I have working knowledge of Photoshop since 2008 and am proficient at the program. I am confident I can teach you the basics and more advanced techniques to streamline your workflow and complement any skill you may already harbor.

Architecture

Architecture has always been my passion. I graduated from Norwich University with a BS in Architectural Studies and am planning to go to grad school and obtain a Master of Architecture. Being that my educational route was pre-professional and is a Science degree means that I can also touch upon the mechanical aspects of the built environment. Aspects such as loads, stresses, structure, and active building systems like HVAC. I have been awarded Best of Show for my project NU Architectural Hall and it was used for the schools NAAB Accreditation meeting. I was also chosen in the top 5 from a class of 22 students to present my proposal for a town planning project called "Re-Imagining Shelburne Road - 4our Districts." To supplement my degree I also have an Art minor with several courses of Art history and Art classes.

AutoCAD

Autodesk AutCAD...hands down the most used program in the AEC realm, and other industries. It is the CAD software of choice for many companies throughout the world. If you are looking to break into this industry, I guarantee that this will be scanned for in your resume.

This is where I come in! I have been using the program since 2011, but have put in tens of thousands of hours working in this CAD software and am self taught. Even though AutoCAD is primarily used in 2D, 3D modeling is also relied upon, which I am also very knowledge and proficient with.

I guarantee I can help you easily understand the fundamentals of the program and even help you streamline you work flow. I can teach you CAD standards and if you are looking to start your own freelancing work how to set-up templates, title blocks, print styles, and much more. This is where I shine and will help you shine, too!

Drawing

Drawing has always been a passion of mine. I have been doing it for as long as I can remember. I have taken many art classes throughout my life to refine my drawings skills/techniques. Coupling that, during my time as at Norwich University I majored in Architectural Studies and minored in Art further enhancing my ability. I have drawn everything from still lives, to portraits, to cartoons. I carry a diverse range of media to get the best picture put out. Everything from graphite, to ink, to colored pencils (usually to add texture), to watercolors, to painting.

Revit

Autodesk Revit is the not so new guy on the block, but is still new enough where the AEC industry has not gone full hands on deck to understand it. Make no mistake though, this is where the industry is heading, quickly!

I am a self taught Revit enthusiast and professional. From drawing sets, to renderings on the program I have done most of it. In an office of six engineers I am one of two that know the project, and am the back up for the lead Revit designer. I am proficient with the program when it comes to setting up files, drawing, rendering, and creating working--fairly advanced--parametric families. If you are searching for help in any of those topics, I am the tutor you have been searching for. I guarantee I will be able to enhance your skills any any of these topics!

Norwich University
BS Architectural Studies

Education

Norwich University (BS Architectural Studies)

Caring and Creative Tutor!! — Joan is a really great tutor! He is very knowledgeable in this subject, patient, helpful, organized, honest and very professional. He is also caring and creative in trying to come up with different methods to help students to do well on students homework and projects. I definitely recommend him, you won't regret it! ...

— Yasemin, New York, NY on 12/4/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

For long term commitments, I am willing to negotiate hourly rate. Depending on distance I will charge an extra $5-$10 for gas, and also seek compensation for any tolls above $4.

Travel policy

Joan will travel within 20 miles of East Providence, RI 02914.