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Daniel C.

Creator, photographer, communicator who loves to learn and teach.

Creator, photographer, communicator who loves to learn and teach.

$55/hour

  • 70 hours tutoring

About Daniel


Bio

I am a unique mix of a creative and technical personality, an artist with a very logical and analytical approach to life and learning. I have both a B.S. and technical training, but the tools I treasure are the experiences I have had. Learning HOW to learn and learning by doing, have been my greatest teaching and personal development opportunities. That's what I love to share with others of all ages. I understand how each person has a natural ability to hold on to certain things passionately,...

I am a unique mix of a creative and technical personality, an artist with a very logical and analytical approach to life and learning. I have both a B.S. and technical training, but the tools I treasure are the experiences I have had. Learning HOW to learn and learning by doing, have been my greatest teaching and personal development opportunities. That's what I love to share with others of all ages. I understand how each person has a natural ability to hold on to certain things passionately, and just not care about others. There is often a way to bridge that gap in learning to make a subject relevant to real life interests.

I am a Kinesthetic learner, which means I am particularly able to learn something by engaging my body in motion, or playing with something in my hands. So I know a student that seems distracted, may simply be engaged in learning. My tutoring starts with learning how you learn, and how to make learning part of what you do. I have learned the patience through personal experience with creative distraction that helps me relate to many people who may struggle learning.

A little history of me:
Raised in New England, I love living in Tennessee and call it home. I believe it is a privilege to speak and write correctly, and NOT a statement of character or value. Share an excitement for life and for learning is why I am here. Tell me about yourself, how i can relate and what you've been though, and that will only help the learning process.

I followed my creative passions simultaneously as an artist and a camp director, waterfront instructor, art tutor and wilderness guide in the summers, and photographer, athletics director, and computer graphics lab instructor. Now that I have five children of my own, and a career in communication, training, and graphic design, I still have the passion to work with young people, as I do often in my local community.

Happy to take your phone call and learn about how i can help you!


Education

Williamson College
BS Management

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $55
  • Rate details: I am flexible, but passionate about learning! If you have a specific price need, let's talk about how we can make it work. Group classes and rates are an option!
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/22/2020

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

An Adobe Illustrator Expert - I work in Illustrator every week editing vector files and PDFs and creating logos and tracing illustrated artwork. My earliest experience with with vector illustration began with one of the first vector tools, Gem Draw - which later was adapted into the Corel Suite. I can help you to transition from Corel to Adobe for more professional and faster illustration and editing workflow. Teaching creative and technical use of Adobe Illustrator as part of a graphic design workflow, these tools and skills also carry over to Photoshop and InDesign, as well as other Adobe creative products.
Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I started using InDesign professionally in its earliest phase, publishing small journals and creating online graphics and PDF documents to share. Working for several publishers integrating Adobe InDesign to replace the former QuarkXpress workflow. I am still a daily user of InDesign as my favorite tool for designing documents and writing and sending large format images to print. You will enjoy the powerful expert tools you will learn, and each lesson is custom adapted to your skill level, ability and speed of learning, and personal style.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

A professional Adobe Photoshop artist, designer, and photo editor, since 1998, I still work in Photoshop nearly every day. As a creative professional, I enjoy teaching beginners who want to promote a business on social media, and intermediate users who will use Photoshop to create high quality content or edit their photos, and I help develop experts. Become a power user in Adobe Photoshop, with tips and shortcuts, and a deep understanding of the most powerful tools you need. Each training is customized to the needs, skill level, and learning style of the student.
Drawing,

Drawing

I have studied art and illustration all of my life and taught individual art lessons to children at summer camp and as a paid tutor. My drawing expertise is in portrait drawing in pencil, or pen and ink, and I tend to draw in a very realistic, but loose fashion. I have taken the skill set to professional digital illustration as well. Currently I sell illustrations on stock art websites, and am building an online gallery of illustrations for sale.
Photography,

Photography

I transitioned into full-time photography in 2015, after years of training and shooting as a graphic designer. I continue to study and work with top photographers and videographers in Nashville to develop new skills with creative expression. I help students adapt to natural light, reflected light and artificial, or studio light to create the best image in their camera and use the least amount of processing necessary. Applying design principles to framing and cropping, my students will learn how light is transformed in your camera, and the technical settings you need to know. Even an iPhone camera is subject to the principles of light and the limitations of available light. I help you to understand how to use the most simple point-and-shoot camera to take good pictures and train you to use your DSLR and related professional photography equipment to make money. You will enjoy the hands on and personalized shooting and training experience!
Video Production

Video Production

In a corporate design role I developed video production skills through work study, and specific skills, hiring trainers and tutors in Motion, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, studio lighting, photography and cameras. Since 2012 I've designed and built three production studios and i now work under a video director shooting live performances in Nashville as a Camera man, Assistant director, and now his primary backup director. Since 2018 I have been a working professional directing live video productions as a side profession, about one concert or event per month. Currently I shoot some weddings and also record webinar interview content, producing training videos with Adobe Premiere.

Computer

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

An Adobe Illustrator Expert - I work in Illustrator every week editing vector files and PDFs and creating logos and tracing illustrated artwork. My earliest experience with with vector illustration began with one of the first vector tools, Gem Draw - which later was adapted into the Corel Suite. I can help you to transition from Corel to Adobe for more professional and faster illustration and editing workflow. Teaching creative and technical use of Adobe Illustrator as part of a graphic design workflow, these tools and skills also carry over to Photoshop and InDesign, as well as other Adobe creative products.
Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I started using InDesign professionally in its earliest phase, publishing small journals and creating online graphics and PDF documents to share. Working for several publishers integrating Adobe InDesign to replace the former QuarkXpress workflow. I am still a daily user of InDesign as my favorite tool for designing documents and writing and sending large format images to print. You will enjoy the powerful expert tools you will learn, and each lesson is custom adapted to your skill level, ability and speed of learning, and personal style.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

A professional Adobe Photoshop artist, designer, and photo editor, since 1998, I still work in Photoshop nearly every day. As a creative professional, I enjoy teaching beginners who want to promote a business on social media, and intermediate users who will use Photoshop to create high quality content or edit their photos, and I help develop experts. Become a power user in Adobe Photoshop, with tips and shortcuts, and a deep understanding of the most powerful tools you need. Each training is customized to the needs, skill level, and learning style of the student.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

I've been a computer technician since the early days of computers, and I naturally speak the language of computers. Not everyone has to be technical or experienced to really learn the ease and efficiency of a Macintosh computer, iPad, iPhone or similar device. They are designed with the user in mind, and the user can quickly learn what the computer can do, and is designed to do. My broad experience helps when someone is transitioning over to the Mac world from Microsoft PCs, or from Android devices.
Photography,

Photography

I transitioned into full-time photography in 2015, after years of training and shooting as a graphic designer. I continue to study and work with top photographers and videographers in Nashville to develop new skills with creative expression. I help students adapt to natural light, reflected light and artificial, or studio light to create the best image in their camera and use the least amount of processing necessary. Applying design principles to framing and cropping, my students will learn how light is transformed in your camera, and the technical settings you need to know. Even an iPhone camera is subject to the principles of light and the limitations of available light. I help you to understand how to use the most simple point-and-shoot camera to take good pictures and train you to use your DSLR and related professional photography equipment to make money. You will enjoy the hands on and personalized shooting and training experience!
Video Production

Video Production

In a corporate design role I developed video production skills through work study, and specific skills, hiring trainers and tutors in Motion, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, studio lighting, photography and cameras. Since 2012 I've designed and built three production studios and i now work under a video director shooting live performances in Nashville as a Camera man, Assistant director, and now his primary backup director. Since 2018 I have been a working professional directing live video productions as a side profession, about one concert or event per month. Currently I shoot some weddings and also record webinar interview content, producing training videos with Adobe Premiere.

Elementary Education

Homeschool

Homeschool

As a home educating parent to currently 5 homeschool children, we know how it is to think differently and see home education as an opportunity for children to develop their own creative learning, with specific guidance. I specialize in helping children to explore areas commonly referred to as "STEAM," (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics). My experience is in leading groups to explore Electronics, Robotics, Graphic Design, Computer Skills, Website Programming, Photography, Videography, Online Business, Marketing, Publishing. Working with individuals or groups, I encourage building teams, projects, and planing toward specific goals and overlapping skills that prepare young people for a modern work environment and creative leadership.

History

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

I grew up the son of a preacher, and grandson of a Nazarene minister. I have attended Christian schools for most of my life, and when I was in public high schools, I was leading the Bible study after school. I attended two Christian colleges, completing New Testament and Old Testament studies with high marks, among other bible studies. I teach Sunday school, and teach my own five children directly from the Bible. I was a camp counselor and became camp program director at a Christian camp where I worked for 8 summers, and developed my own Bible study curriculum for both 8-11 and 12-15 age groups. I continue to study the Bible regularly and with an open mind to new understanding nearly every day. I do not hold to a particular denomination, but my children are part of a Baptist school, and I am active in an independent, Bible believing church.

Other

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

I grew up the son of a preacher, and grandson of a Nazarene minister. I have attended Christian schools for most of my life, and when I was in public high schools, I was leading the Bible study after school. I attended two Christian colleges, completing New Testament and Old Testament studies with high marks, among other bible studies. I teach Sunday school, and teach my own five children directly from the Bible. I was a camp counselor and became camp program director at a Christian camp where I worked for 8 summers, and developed my own Bible study curriculum for both 8-11 and 12-15 age groups. I continue to study the Bible regularly and with an open mind to new understanding nearly every day. I do not hold to a particular denomination, but my children are part of a Baptist school, and I am active in an independent, Bible believing church.

Examples of Expertise


Daniel has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1 question submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


inDesign Tutor

Great lesson, Daniel is patient and walks you through, letting you learn while you set-up, change, and create. As an adult I love learning like that. He's great

ELIZABETH, 2 lessons with Daniel

Daniel is a rock star!

Daniel filled in the InDesign gaps that I'd been missing for years. His assistance will enable me to be a better designer for myself and my clients. Thanks Daniel!

Susan, 3 lessons with Daniel

Committed teacher and artist

My daughter has learned so much from Daniel...it's great to see her focus and delight in developing a new skill!

Mike, 12 lessons with Daniel

Photoshop LE

Daniel C. Listened to my request and then walked me through the step by step process of the task I had outlined. He knows Photoshop very well and was able to explain the various tools and techniques necessary to get me on the path to creating the end result I sought. I would definitely use him again and I would not hesitate to recommend him to family and friends. George Brentwood, TN

George, 1 lesson with Daniel

Professional, personable, and extremely helpful

Daniel was professional, personable, and extremely helpful. He arrived early and effectively used time during the tutoring sessions. Not only did Daniel respond to all my questions, he also provided additional valuable information that made using Photoshop Elements 13 much easier. Very patiently, he would demonstrate what he was teaching and then allow me to do it. Following the sessions, he sent emails summarizing what we had covered which were beneficial for practicing and preparing for the next session. I would highly recommend Daniel.

Jamie, 2 lessons with Daniel

A Great Photography Accountability Partner

You've heard the expression: Price is what you pay, and value is what you get. In our first session, Daniel covered the various modes of my digital camera, converted me from point and click to point and frame, and had me taking pictures before our session ended. To top it off, I received an email later outlining the points we covered in our session. I consider that value.

Rudy, 3 lessons with Daniel
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Daniel C.'s Photo

Daniel C.

$55/hour

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