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Valentina S.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Italian, English, Spanish, French
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Master's Degree in Architecture from Polytechnic of Turin
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Valentina S.

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I'm an Architect and I work with Autocad every day and I have a 10 years of experience with it.
I can provide in person and online training for every level and age!
I look forward to hear from you!!

About Valentina

Hello everyone!I am Italian mother tongue and I have been teaching Italian for the past 3 years. While in college I acquired my Master's degree in Architecture from the Polytechnic of Turin. Currently I live in the Detroit and I would love to continue my passion for my Italian heritage by showing i

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Lorna S.
So far I'm really enjoying my lessons! She is very patient with me as she's a native speaker and I'm just learning. I like the fact that she included a downloadable lesson plan. Thanks!
Carlos Victoria
Valentina is an excellent instructor/Teacher.
I highly recommend her for any Auto Cad tutorial
Sandra Z.
My first experience with Valentina. She was engaging and was interested in learning what level I was at and how she could help. Should be a fun experience.
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Jay J.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks english, arabic, french
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Design Technology from Pierce College
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Jay J.

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A professional CAD tutor with Architecture & Computer science background. Architecture helped me understand the structure and art behind designs. Computer science on the other hand helped me with digital design tools, and bringing efficiency and accuracy to my projects.

I have been teaching and working with Autocad since 2011. I gained an extensive knowledge in Autocad and its integrations with different design & engineering software such as: Revit, SketchUp, 3dsmax to name a few.

I have trained many students, engineers and designers to use the software efficiently for personal, educational & professional projects. I also worked for a construction company that did stone work for high-end residential projects, an interior designer, a general contractor, an architect and a manufacturer.

A patient tutor who worked and helped learners from different age groups: young high school students to retired engineers who worked many years in their field.

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About Jay

A professional CAD tutor with Architecture & Computer science background. Architecture helped me understand the structure and art behind designs. Computer science on the other hand helped me with digital design tools, and bringing efficiency and accuracy to my projects. I have been teaching and

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Jay is the most relaxed tutor to work with. His calm and slow paced teaching makes it so easy to learn and have fun with. I have always wanted to learn Autocad and i have done so only after three 2 hour sessions. I do have knowledge of other programs which makes the process easier but learning Autocad with Jay was instant magic. I am and will keep on learning with him to make my knowledge of the program more advanced for my business and career. You will not go wrong with him i would not hesitate to introduce him to anyone wanting to learn.

Thank you Jay
Marcel
Very helpful - Helped me learn Autocad from scatch for my interior design course!
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Pedro D.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
  • Civil Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Pedro D.

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As a Civil Engineer, I have used AutoCad in several projects. I can walk you through the basics of the program to get you started with your own work.

About Pedro

I am a Civil Engineer specialized in Earthquake Engineering, but have diversified my background throughout the years (I am an avid student myself!). My teaching experience includes working as a professor at my university back at home and tutoring high school students- mainly in mathematics and phys

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Margaret
Pedro is an excellent instructor and very accommodating to tailoring the lesson to what I want to learn. I’m looking forward to future lessons!
Sophia Y.
Excellent teacher with very good pedagogy. Classes are animated and fun. Great choice.
Margaret M.
Pedro is a very thoughtful, patient and capable teacher. I am learning a lot of Spanish.
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Ihuoma O.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Advanced
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Ihuoma O.

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Practical lessons with real-time scenarios.
By the end of the lesson, you will be able to develop floor plans and work fluently with AutoCAD .

About Ihuoma

I have been using AutoCAD for 20 years. I have used it extensively to practice as an Architect in the Construction industry. I started teaching AutoCAD in 2015. I am currently working as a research scholar in Georgia Institute of Technology. I enjoy teaching and I will love to work with you.

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Chi
Always enthusiastic to share knowledge on what she knows and does. Couldn't get a better teacher
Tachi
Very patient and understanding when teaching.

Saran E.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Tamil, Spanish, French, IPA
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Saran E.

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• 8+ years of teaching, training, & tutoring experience.
• Tutoring for many undergraduate courses in math/statistics & economics/econometrics, as well as select courses in biology, physics, social sciences, computer science, systems engineering, and other subjects / areas. Select graduate course assistance offered as well.
• Tutoring for GRE/GMAT and SAT/ACT offered with individualized gameplan/schedule.
• Help with high school and middle school curriculum in math, quantitative sciences, social sciences, writing. Help with IB & AP classes and corresponding exams.
• National Merit Scholar & several (10+) AP Tests in High School.
• Will give personal scores upon request.

About Saran

EXPERIENCE [Specifics] • 10+ years of teaching, training, & tutoring experience. • Tutoring for many undergraduate courses in math/statistics & economics/econometrics, as well as select courses in biology, physics, social sciences, computer science, systems engineering, and other subjects /

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Alexis
Great tutor. Helped me with GRE preparation, science courses, and admissions process.
Simon
Great tutor and very knowledgeable - helped me with economics and statistics classes and projects.
Viollette
Very knowledgable and professional. Saran is obviously intelligent and makes for a great instructor.
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Will F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Will F.

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Teaching skills with a sense of humor. I teach at Parsons, the New School for Design, and I have been using AutoCAD in interior design and architecture offices for years. I can show you how to produce organized, detailed drawings quickly.

About Will

Interior Designer and Professor at Parsons, the New School for Design. I am currently part of a volunteer initiative offering space-planning and design consultations to those struggling with quarantine. I have worked in many different areas of design, and I am particularly drawn to representation (

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Kristie
Very good at explaining things for a beginner!

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The average cost of 60-minute AutoCAD lessons is $92. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $240 per hour.
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"Very helpful - Helped me learn Autocad from scatch for my interior design course!"
Marcel
Took AutoCAD lessons from Jay J.
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"I did not know what to expect, so I went in with low-expectations, Jay exceeded my expectations and I would say it is well worth the investment. Very pleased with the lessons."
Vincent
Took AutoCAD lessons from Jay J.
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"As a beginner, I was very satisfied with my lesson. Valentina was very patient with me as well as being very helpful."
Jeremy
Took AutoCAD lessons from Valentina S.
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"Jay is the most relaxed tutor to work with. His calm and slow paced teaching makes it so easy to learn and have fun with. I have always wanted to learn Autocad and i have done so only after three 2 hour sessions. I do have knowledge of other programs which makes the process easier but learning Autocad with Jay was instant magic. I am and will keep on learning with him to make my knowledge of the program more advanced for my business and career. You will not go wrong with him i would not hesitate to introduce him to anyone wanting to learn.

Thank you Jay"
Serge
Took AutoCAD lessons from Jay J.
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"I had no idea how lucky I would be to find Pedro. I am an interior designer learning Autocad and having no prior experience with the program, Pedro made it totally accessible. He is a phenomenal teacher and is so kind and patient. He provides foundational rules at the beginning of each session and has clear goals mapped out for every step of the way. We have done a number of exercises that I did not think would be possible for me to accomplish at this point. I am so grateful to have found him and highly recommend him!!!!!"
Ellen
Took AutoCAD lessons from Pedro D.
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"She couldn’t be any more patient. Would definitely recommend."
Rodrigo
Took AutoCAD lessons from Guner A.
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"Jay was very easy to learn from. He walked me through everything, and didn’t continue until I understood what he had taught me. He made it very easy."
James
Took AutoCAD lessons from Jay J.
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"Wonderful session again!! Thank you!"
Ellen
Took AutoCAD lessons from Pedro D.
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"One lesson down of five and Jay is awesome! Super laid back and very patient. Extremely knowledgeable and perfect for all levels."
Mike
Took AutoCAD lessons from Jay J.
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"superb !!! highly recommended !!!"
Tahsin
Took AutoCAD lessons from Guner A.
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Private AutoCAD Lessons Near You

First released by Autodesk in 1982, AutoCAD has become the leading computer-aided design (CAD) software. Today, the software's available for use on Windows, Mac, and even offers a free downloadable student version. It's used abundantly across design, engineering, architectures, and other industries. The software allows users to create highly detailed illustrations of design specifications in two-dimensional and three-dimensional planes. 

Compared to drafting blueprints by hand, AutoCAD's features and capabilities ease the creation, accuracy, multiplication, and revision of these detailed drawings. AutoCAD's applications range from the simple generation of charts and graphs for presentations to complex projects like rendering the entire plans for the construction of a skyscraper. Used in industries as diverse as engineering, robotics, fashion, architecture, and city planning, learning how to use AutoCAD opens up a plethora of opportunities for kids and adults, alike. 

Why Learn How to Use AutoCAD?

The primary reason to learn AutoCAD is to open up professional opportunities. AutoCAD is the most popular and widely used computer-aided design software. Knowing the ins and outs of it will boost your resume and secure your future with plenty of work. AutoCAD experts have opportunities to get hired by major companies, to provide freelance design work, and to teach others. 

AutoCAD is essential to the function of a variety of professionals who work in different industries. This includes all types of engineers, architects, construction project managers, city planners, graphic designers, automobile designers, aeronautical design, interior designers, set designers, product developers, inventors, and more. Anyone with a need or desire to participate in 3D printing also needs a thorough knowledge of AutoCAD. If you love both science and creative design, then learning AutoCAD will allow you to work with both your creative and your practical side every day. 

The Best Way to Learn AutoCAD and What You'll Study in Classes

Although it's easy to find free AutoCAD lessons and tutorials online, the best way to learn the software is with a private AutoCAD tutor. In private lessons, you'll receive your teacher's undivided attention and personalized instruction that simply isn't possible when learning in a larger class setting or when watching online videos. You'll receive immediate feedback and overcome challenges quickly. 

No two private lessons are alike. Private teachers customize each lesson to meet the student's needs. For example, AutoCAD classes for children differ from AutoCAD lessons for adults in terms of teaching style, course content, and methods. In private lessons, you'll stay motivated and interested, while you learn at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner AutoCAD

If you have little or no previous experience using AutoCAD software, then beginner's lessons are right for you. In these lessons, your teacher will introduce you to all the basics of your AutoCAD software. After beginner lessons, you should be able to navigate the software and create some basic drawings. Your tutor might cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to software navigation, features, and tools
  • Basic AutoCAD terminology and screen
  • Input points, using the x-y coordinate system
  • 2D drawing and introduction to modifying commands
  • Orthographic projection

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate AutoCAD

If you're comfortable with basic commands and drawing in AutoCAD, but want to expand your abilities, then intermediate lessons are for you. You'll learn to handle more complex drawings, plans, and designs, as you challenge yourself to use new tools and commands. Your AutoCAD teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Project planning
  • Designing and inserting blocks
  • Working with non-graphical information
  • Hatching and working with text
  • Creating and mapping materials

Sample Curriculum for Advanced AutoCAD

If you're pretty well-versed in AutoCAD, but feel your command of the software could use some polishing for professional use, then advanced courses are right for you. In these classes, you'll have the opportunity to work with others who use AutoCAD professionally on a daily basis. You'll perfect your designs and flesh-out their contents. Topics covered in advanced courses depend greatly on the student's goals and interests, but your teacher might cover the following:

  • Master 3D drawing
  • Linetypes, scales, and system variables
  • Rendering and lighting
  • AutoCAD animation
  • Work toward AutoCAD certification

How to Find an AutoCAD Teacher Near You

If you're ready to start learning AutoCAD properly, then it's time to find a teacher. Finding an AutoCAD tutor on TakeLessons is easy! With a quick search, you'll find a variety of teachers who offer lessons both online and in-person. Before choosing the teacher who's right for you, we recommend reading several teacher profiles and reviews left by other students.

Most instructors charge rates based on the length and frequency of lessons, but the price of AutoCAD classes varies. With so many tutors to choose from, you shouldn't have a problem finding one who can work with your schedule and your budget. Investing in private lessons will pay off fast, as you find your understanding and command of the software improves after your very first lesson!