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Chava D.

Richmond, VA


Adobe Creative Suite, Basic Computer Knowledge, English

Background check passed as of 12/22/11
4.9 average from 45 ratings
Great tutor.
— Iris, New York, NY on 1/31/12

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Touro College
Desktop Publishing


Touro College (Desktop Publishing)

About Chava

For close to a decade, I have been creating personal and professional graphics projects and Websites. I attended Touro College in Brooklyn, NY, where I earned the school's Desktop Publishing award and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Desktop Publishing; I also have a Master of Arts from Touro in Web and Multimedia Design. As an undergraduate, I began tutoring in the Adobe Creative Suite occasionally and later on a regular basis. I have now taught Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, HTML, and CSS in a few ways, including college classrooms/group workshops, one-on-one, and as a tutor for my alma mater. I sincerely love teaching and am consistently thanked for my patience; see my ratings and testimonial.

I have also tutored in basic computer knowledge and am looking for further opportunities to do so; it is truly a privilege to help others gain the skills required for utilizing the endless opportunities that computers provide.

English, mostly in terms of writing/proofreading, is also a field that I have helped others with, both on a personal level and professionally. Good communication through writing is a difficult and often frustrating process, but the results are well worth the effort. Here again, I am looking for further opportunities to help others attain this valuable, life-long skill.
For close to a decade, I have been creating personal and professional graphics projects and Websites. I attended Touro College in Brooklyn, NY, where I earned the school's Desktop Publishing award and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Read more

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Travels within 15 miles of Richmond, VA 23226
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor."

- Iris, New York, NY on 1/31/12

"Chava was very nice and very patient with me. "

- Kim, Midlothian, VA on 6/5/15

"Very good tutor"

- Bruno, Jersey City, NJ on 10/15/12

"so patient & so knowledgeable "

- Christie, New York, NY on 10/6/11
Corporate Training:
General Computer,
Web Design

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Adobe InDesign

I have used InDesign extensively for many types of professional projects, including stationery, brochures, newsletters, catalogs, greeting cards, invitations, announcements, flyers, postcards, and even a children's book. Customers for whom I have done such work include both private persons and professionals. In addition to designing projects in the program, I have prepared many projects designed in Photoshop, etc. for printing using InDesign. I am familiar with versions CS3, CS4, as well as the newest version, CS5. In terms of teaching the program, I currently tutor InDesign one-on-one.

Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is my favorite graphics program, perhaps because I really enjoy dealing with images. I use the program to create a multitude of projects, including product designs, flyers, cards and wrapping paper, logos, book/DVD/CD cover designs, photo restoration, collages, animations and QuickTime movies, as well as Website designs.

Teaching Photoshop is a true joy, whether it's a basic workshop or a full fledged course one-on-one. My materials are created from scratch and are adapted according to the needs of the student; I have multiple versions of my syllabus that I often refine, as well as my collection of exercises and images. The amazement I often see when demonstrating the feats of Photoshop are truly awarding, and I hope to share that knowledge with you!


My experience with Dreamweaver (versions CS3-CS5) is substantial, consisting of both Web-related projects and teaching. Such projects include the creation of various professional Websites currently online and offline; my clients have included a children's clothing company and party planner. I have also created E-mail blasts ("mass E-mails") for both a non-profit organization and teaching purposes. There are multiple ways of using Dreamweaver, either by utilizing its tools to design a Website or using advanced editing capabilities to code a Website, and I have used both methods extensively.

In terms of teaching, I give rotating workshops in Dreamweaver through a non-profit organization. They give me few requirements, so I create all the necessary materials from scratch; such materials included creating a basic Website in Dreamweaver for students to replicate. I also tutor one-on-one, both in using Dreamweaver to design Websites as well as coding Websites from scratch using HTML and CSS.

General Computer

I received my first computer at the age of twelve, with not even the knowledge of how to turn it on. The gift forever changed my life and certainly my career; I soaked up as many skills as I could as fast as possible, and it now seems almost impossible to think of the time when I lacked so much experience.

I started teaching computer literacy about a decade ago, and my patient nature has helped make it a very rewarding experience for both me and my students. From turning on the computer to document editing to exploring the Internet, it is truly a privilege to help others gain the skills required for utilizing the endless opportunities that computers provide.


I discovered HTML about a decade ago and began to self-teach myself the coding before really learning it in collage and beyond. As a detail-oriented and careful person, coding was definitely "my thing". I use HTML in creating all my Websites and when editing blogs; it is also the sole language I used to create E-mail blasts.

I was asked to help others learn HTML starting with my collage classmates; the "ah hah" moments of all my students, whether former classmates, current students from my alma mater, or through WyzAnt, is a particularly rewarding experience. Once there is that understanding, self-advancement is not far away.

Web Design

Experienced in Web design for close to a decade, I am skilled in the Web development process, as well as HTML (including tables), CSS, and Dreamweaver. I am also knowledgeable in creating and properly displaying Web graphics and animation, the basics of JavaScript, and how to utilize a PHP contact form. To date, I have designed six professional Websites for both clients and myself.

Teaching experience dates back almost several years, when I began tutoring in Dreamweaver. Since then, I have taught both the coding and non-coding aspects of Web design one-on-one and through workshops. I believe in starting with the basics, if needed, and working one's way up. I thoroughly enjoy Web design and try to convey that passion to my students.

Touro College
Desktop Publishing


Touro College (Desktop Publishing)

Great tutor. — I found Chava to be extremely detail oriented, supremely knowledgeable and her patient demeanor made learning a breeze. I will certainly have more Dreamweaver lessons with Chava. I would recommend her to all that want to learn how to create websites. ...

— Iris, New York, NY on 1/31/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Chava will travel within 15 miles of Richmond, VA 23226.

Background Check Status for Chava D.

Chava D. passed a background check on 12/22/11. The check was ordered by Chava through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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