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Dan P.

Arlington, TX

$80/hour

Creative, Connecting, Personable Communicator

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Bryan College Dayton, Tennessee

Education

Bryan College Dayton, Tennessee

About Dan

I am a relationship driven teacher/coach with strong people skills. I love and respect people

My first and primary focus is to synchronize with the student's learning style. My desired outcome is achieving specific skill mastery in the subject vs a mere dumping of content.
My method used is tapping into intrinsic motivation with the goal of unleashing a personal passion and sustained interest for the subject being presented.

I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the subjects I offer. I have been professional photographer for 17 years and have a strong background in Photoshop, Lightroom and Elements. I have used my photography for personal and commercial design for 10 years. I currently have a line of greeting cards designs being considered by a major retail outlet. I have co-authored a coffee table book using my photography.

I served as youth pastor and speaker for 13 years. I transitioned to an associate teaching/preaching pastor serving in that capacity for 10 years. I have written, lead and taught Bible studies and have a strong grasp on religious topics/issues. I have a 5 year BA degree in Bible, with a minor in Christian Education.

I have had an interest and passion for theatre since elementary school. My experience includes acting, writing, directing and personal coaching for numerous plays, short skits and full stage productions.

I am an avid student of US History. It has been my joy to travel much of our great country to photograph key historical sites and capture the stories that make America great. I love to travel abroad as well. It has been my pleasure to visit Italy twice with an emphasis on Rome and Pompei.

I hope you can see from what I have written how I have a passion for learning and teaching. With that passion comes a responsibility to pass on what has been given to me. My learning has come from through formal education and a constant evaluation of my life experience. It would be my joy to pass what I know to you in a humble, respectful and effective way.
I am a relationship driven teacher/coach with strong people skills. I love and respect people

My first and primary focus is to synchronize with the student's learning style. My desired outcome is achieving specific skill mastery in the subject vs a mere dumping of content.
My method used is tapping into intrinsic motivation with
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

$65.00 hr can be used as a group rate for 2-5 students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Arlington, TX 76016
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Art:
Adobe Photoshop,
Photography,
Theatre
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop,
General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Photography
History:
American History, Religion
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop Made Easy by Using Photoshop Elements and Camera RAW.

Most photographers unless they are professionals don't really need the full blown Photoshop software (Adobe Photoshop CS5) $643.00 on Amazon, while Photoshop Elements 10 sells for $73.00. One evaluation put it this way. You get "90 percent of Photoshop's power at not much more than 10 percent of the price"

I have been a professional photographer for over 15 years. I can use full Photoshop when I need, but find 90% of my editing, post production and design can be done in Elements. It is what I teach my students. It is a great program to know and it prepares you for the complexity of Photoshop if you need to step-up and spend the money.

This course also includes the use of Camera RAW. If you have progressed to the enlightenment of how shooting RAW files will improve your photography overnight, I cover the basics of this powerful program. Camera RAW is part of Elements and Photoshop and part of the Adobe software family. Please plan 3-4 hours to learn this fantastic software designed to give everyone a fantastic photography experience.

Bible Studies

Bible Study Made Easy and Life Changing.

I am a former associate Pastor and Youth Pastor with 35 years experience teaching and sharing the truths of the Bible. I have a BA in Bible with a Minor in Christian Education.

I always want my students to see the Bible for what it is; God's very personal message to man about how much He loves them. It is part of God's revelation to man of who He(God) is and how man can know Him in a deep, secure way. Some have called it "God's Love Letter"

Since God has communicated to mankind; you know He has has done that in a way that can be understood. It will be my pleasure to show you how to understand and study the Bible for yourself as well as lead others in exploring the truths of God's Word. Don't be surprised if you see your life begin to change for the good as you are exposed to the living-active Word of God. We learn some basic Bible study methods that will allow the wisdom your learn to apply to your life in personal way. Get ready for an amazing time!

Photography

Digital Photography Made Easy
I love teaching photography. I have been a professional photographer for over 15 years. My experience includes travel, portrait, family,sports and landscape/nature/close-up photography. It has been my pleasure to introduce countless photographers from beginner to advanced the skills and tips needed to continue improving their photography experience. This foundational course in digital photography delivers all the fundamental skills needed to make great pictures and enjoy the process of becoming a better photographer. I customize each session to connect where each student is at in their photographic journey.

First: I cover the basic settings for good photos for your brand/model of digital camera. (ISO, color modes, auto-focus, white balance, f-stop, shutter speed and basic composition-rule of thirds)
Outcome: The student will know how to set-up THEIR camera to create great images

Second: I teach the "best practices" good photographers use to create quality images.
(camera care and cleaning, proper holding of camera, using auto-focus, when to and how to use the basic modes of the camera-Program(Auto), Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual for the desired result. Basic Rules of good composition. What is a Raw file vs a JPEG and why if all possible you create images using RAW.

Last: I teach the basics of downloading images to the computer. (What is the best software to use, the basics of file editing and a system of where and how to save files for easy access and storage.

I ask a 2 hour minimum to teach this fundamental course.

Public Speaking

Successful Public Speaking is learned skill that can change people's lives. The art of public speaking is not a mere delivery of facts or information. It is the ability to communicate in ways that make your message memorable by going beyond what is said to evoke the listener's emotion and stimulate the intellect. The path to effective communication of ideas lies within the framework of using six key qualities to make your message "sticky" and unforgettable.

Using the filters of SIMPLICITY, UNEXPECTEDNESS, CONCRETENESS, CREDIBILITY, EMOTION, and STORIES to craft your message gives you the high probability of making your communication memorable. My 20 years of experience in theater and drama allows me to share insights and coaching that gives students confidence to speak with passion and connection with the audience.

Religion

Religion is really a poor way to sum up the relationship between God and man. As a pastor and teacher of the Bible, it seems to me that religion is man's futile attempt to reach God. The spiritual reality is man will never be good enough to reach God. The truth is God has been revealing Himself to man, through creation, the Bible and then specifically in the person of Jesus Christ the Savior of mankind.

The courses I offer in "Religion" are customized to the needs of each student based on their faith journey. The overall goal is to equip each student with a deeper understanding of God's revealed story of redemption and revelation as presented in the Bible. My courses are designed to deliver the skills of knowledge. First, knowledge about the Bible, theology, doctrine and the importance of knowing the right "facts". Second is understanding the experiential knowledge that results from having a relationship with Christ. This is the knowledge of Christian maturity and spiritual growth.

As your tutor/mentor it would be my privilege to tailor make our sessions to meet your needs for spiritual knowledge.

Bryan College Dayton, Tennessee

Education

Bryan College Dayton, Tennessee

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

$65.00 hr can be used as a group rate for 2-5 students.

Travel policy

Dan will travel within 40 miles of Arlington, TX 76016.