Bruce B.

Seattle, WA

$40/hour

Tutor with many areas of expertise (ESL, writing, art)

In-person lessons

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B.F.A University of Michigan

Education

B.F.A University of Michigan

About Bruce

I have many interests, experiences and talents which I am excited to leverage in teaching others.

First, my experience as an ESL teacher in China over the past six years has given me plentiful experience of different teaching methods, of best practices in teaching English--whether for ESL, SAT, or general English. That same experience has given me a broader knowledge and understanding of the world which I find helpful in making lessons on many topics more interesting and useful to students.

Second, I myself attained a high score in SAT reading (verbal) which helped me in my goal of attending the prestigious University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I fully understand what the motivation and methods necessary for students to similarly achieve their academic goals.

Third, I have obtained a BFA degree from the University of Michigan, concentrating in the highly demanding subject of "scientific illustration" which requires the highest degree of accuracy in drawing/draftsmanship skills. I have also spent much time painting/drawing in Photoshop, creating illustrations commissioned for use in the gaming industry. I believe this qualifies me to tutor students who wish to improve their draftsmanship, painting and CGI skills.
I have many interests, experiences and talents which I am excited to leverage in teaching others.

First, my experience as an ESL teacher in China over the past six years has given me plentiful experience of different teaching methods, of best practices in teaching
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Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Seattle, WA 98133
In-person lessons
Art:
Adobe Photoshop,
Art Theory , Drawing
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
Geography, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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Approved subjects

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Adobe Photoshop

As a professional freelance illustrator and concept artist, I use Photoshop and other digital art creation tools every day to create dramatic and well-crafted works for a variety of clients in the entertainment industry as well as for prints that I can sell.

Drawing

I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan, specializing rigorous and detailed rendering processes for scientific illustration, mostly using traditional forms of media. Since then, I've gone on to form a business as a freelance illustrator and concept artist working for a variety of entertainment industry clients. Most of my work involves drawing or painting with digital tools, but I keep up my traditional skills with weekly figure drawing and outdoors sketching sessions.

B.F.A University of Michigan

Education

B.F.A University of Michigan

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Travel policy

Bruce will travel within 5 miles of Seattle, WA 98133.