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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

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Understanding the Basics - goes over how to navigate the interface, basic shortcut keys, adding text, working with images, and other features to get you up and running as quickly as possible.
Layers - shows you how to combine multiple images, resize them, split them apart, and add in color boxes.
Selections - starts by showing how to remove simple images from a photograph and finishes by showing how to select out strands of hair and change the background.
Color Correction - goes from simple corrections to in depth theory. It uses this theory to fix complicated photographs, change the color of a shirt from yellow to green, and even turn part of an image into black and white.
Object Removal - isn't just about how to remove a pimple. It covers removing wires, large objects such as a fencepost, and even how to get rid of something like a date stamp when it is in front of a person's face.
Beauty Retouching - I show you how to remove wrinkles, increase the size of an eye or decrease ...

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis.
I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham.
I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I str

ongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression. Professional perform experience: The Chicago, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Three tours with Moody Blues, YoYo Ma etc....
The most important thing I look for in a student is communication skills, as well as talent. I like to nurture students and help identify their individual strengths, which is a key factor in shaping a musical persona that will make its mark both on and offstage. I do not advocate a uniform technique for all students. Physical differences and learning styles are always taken into consideration. Potential is as important to me as early achievements and experience. My goal is to help students become self-sufficient, discriminating artists. I discuss practice techniques often and develop individualized scale routines. I encourage initiative and expressive musicality as well as precision. Above all, music needs to bring obvious joy to the student, regardless of the difficulties.”

*** Lesson Details ***
I use Suzuki and traditional method for my students... for Suzuki beginner they will play a song in four days....

*** Studio Equipment ***
In-Studio- Lessons in separate music lesson room, piano and violin are available. Students and parents will enjoy comfortable and clean studio environment with recent remodeled new hard wood floor and studio patio window over looking at beautiful garden. Free WiFi available for parents while waiting during the lesson appointment.
University of St Francis Joliet- can teach in rehearsal rooms at the university.
Online class at world class teaching studio

*** Travel Equipment ***
violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Suzuki teaching method for beginners, traditional conservatory method for intermediate and Royal conservatory recital program for advanced level students..I also teach orchestration program to help students prepare their auditions for major symphonies through out the country including Chicago symphony orchestra etc...
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October 13, 2019
William
My work schedule has interrupted my lessons for a while now, but Kelvin is a kind hearted instructor who truly believes in developing his students.

I will continue lessons with him as soon as I can.
August 11, 2019
Noah
Very patient with my 4 year old! Kelvin is very skilled beautiful pianist !
July 9, 2019
Anh H.

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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL

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David S.

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I have been using Photoshop for 5 years and have experience with photo editing, drawing, and photomanipulation. I have an extensive knowledge of the software and can teach the ins and outs of how to create and edit images in Photoshop, as well as how to work with video and 3D models.

About David

My name is David S, and I have been a CG artist and animator for 8 years. Computer graphics is a passion of mine, and I consider it a joy to pass on what I have learned to others. In 2014, I graduated from Huntington University with a B.S. degree in Digital Media Arts - Animation, so I possess a very good understanding of the principles of animation that spans just about every medium. I have also worked on multiple independent projects ranging from shorts to feature films, which has given me a wealth of practical experience.

If you consider yourself a fun and creative person and have an interest in animation or design, then I would love to work with you to develop your skills. Perhaps you're more interested in Hollywood-style special effects, in which case I can teach you many of the secrets of the trade. Regardless, I can provide soli

d training to get you started in any of these great fields.

Software Taught: Blender, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Autodesk Maya, The Foundry NUKE, Blackmagic Design Fusion, mocha by Imagineer Systems, and 3DEqualizer.
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August 15, 2019
John Leseberg
Very Knowledgeable, Helped me with Blender,was a positive experience...
July 27, 2019
Kurt L.
David really made sure I got the proper instruction and support to achieve my goals. I recommend using him any time you have a need for dedicated help that is all good with no negitive nonsense!
April 24, 2019
Angelia

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David S.

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(11)
Private Adobe Photoshop Teacher

I have been using Adobe Photoshop both academically and professionally for about 7 years now. I use it primarily to edit and create architectural renderings, edit photos that I have taken, as well as any graphics that I have created. I currently use CS5.5 at home and CS6 at work. I have reference images available. I believe the entire Adobe Suite works best when intertwined with both Illustrator and InDesign as the programs are very similar to one another.

About Steven

I'm a recent graduate of the Boston Architectural College, and employed by a large architectural firm in Boston. I am currently teaching a Rhino 3-D course at the BAC I tutor in all aspects of architecture including portfolio design, writing, software tutoring, design critiquing, and overall academic guidance. For software, I specialize in the Adobe Suite, AutoCAD, Revit, Rhinoceros, and V-Ray. I've tutored students of all differing ages and skill sets, ranging from novice to advanced user. Further, I have numerous references and reviews about my services that I would be happy to pass along, as well as past design work that I have done both academically and professionally. Lastly, I have numerous resources students can use after tutoring sessions are complete such as reference manuals, tutorials, and websites to visit for additional learn

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June 4, 2019
Tom W.
He is a good listener and very patient.
I give him a very good recommendation.
April 10, 2019
Jim
Very helpful. I will continue to consult with Steven to further my knowledge of Autocad.
January 28, 2019
Ronald W.
Steve did a admiral job with a computer illerate gentleman.
He is very accomplished and conveys the instructions clearly.
I’m looking forward to my next lesson.
Ronald

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Steven S.

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Jessica C.

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I have been teaching computer graphics for approx. 6 years. I have worked with high school and college level students. Students can expect to learn anything from Photoshop basic tools to professional tips and tricks of photo editing. My students leave my course with a confident understanding of the material and take pride in the work they have created. I have a large list of resources that I pull from that I can share with students, allowing them to continue to grow on their own.

About Jessica

Hello! My name is Jessica. I am a high school computer graphics teacher with a BFA in Applied Media Arts:Animation and a MAT in Art Education. I have worked with students from Pre-school to college level. I mainly work in the Adobe Suite, but I have experience with numerous computer programs and art styles. My BFA consisted of courses in fine arts, photography, graphic design, art history, and my concentration animation. I keep my skills current by taking advantage of professional development opportunities and doing small graphic arts projects. I am a patient and caring teacher that takes pride on building student confidence along with computer skills. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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June 18, 2019
Sam
Excellent
March 15, 2018
Kennan
Very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Highly recommend her.
February 2, 2018
Eric C.
Helped me do everything I wanted.

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Jessica C.

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Cindy K.

(19)

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Get the most from your lessons with guidance from a credentialed Adobe Education Trainer. I'm a full-time photographer and instructor. I hold three credentials from Adobe, including Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

POPULAR TOPICS: Adjustment layers — Selections — Masking — Blending modes — Composites — Healing brush — Patch tool — Content-aware fill —Smart filters — Camera raw filter — Luminosity masks — Text — Free transform — Plug-ins

Students have told me they appreciate the way I simplify complex topics and keep lessons fun and efficient. Lessons are customized to each student’s learning style, pace, and interests. I've taught Photoshop to students of all ages and abilities, including many who are new to online lessons.

About Cindy

Students have told me they appreciate the way I make learning fun and effective. Lessons are focused on practical applications for immediate use, while layering in essential fundamentals for solid long-term growth. I teach both soft skills and technical skills, bridging art and science. It’s a very pragmatic approach, filled with patience and good humor. Lessons are customized to your learning style, pace, and goals.

My professional experience includes a 20-year career leading customer loyalty and retention efforts at a Fortune 20 company. With that background, and as a business owner today, I am passionate about delighting clients and ensuring students get the most for their time and money.

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Strategic Marketing
Business Intelligence
Data Mining & SQL
Forecasting & Financial Business Cases


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------- EDUCATOR CREDENTIALS -------
Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE)
Adobe Education Trainer (AET)
Adobe Campus Leader (ACL)

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Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Abode Photoshop Lightroom
Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) in InDesign

------- PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER CERTIFICATIONS -------
Association of Independent Architectural Photographers (AIAP)
Real Estate Photographers of America and International (REPAI)
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April 23, 2019
Stacy
I chose cindy because she has a corporate background and understands real life application of excel. She was very responsive to my needs. I am looking forward to my next lesson!
January 27, 2019
John J.
Great personality and clearly knows the photography ins and outs. I am rescheduling more lessons now.
December 22, 2018
John J.
Great teacher makes learning pleasant and enjoyable. Taking more.

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Cindy K.

Online

(19)
Private Adobe Photoshop Teacher

Experienced Photoshop teacher of 6 years available for eager students of all experience, levels and ages! I adjust and build my lesson structure so students learn what they are interested in and want to learn, while building strong foundations of basic image manipulation/adjustment skills. I specialize in fashion, print design and magazine photo/illustration artistry, typically use real life applications as examples, and have Adobe Creative suite on my laptop available to use during lessons.

About Sylvia

Hello! My name is Sylvia and I'm here to help you learn a new skill or master it to a new level! I've been teaching private lessons since 2001 and am currently available to teach lessons at your home, at the public library, in my studio and online. I have loved helping my students with education classes such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, mathematics, english, science, dancing salsa and cha cha, painting, illustrating fashion, sewing, computer coding, playing the violin, to personal training.

I have always had many interests and luckily I worked hard at them with great teachers to achieve great levels. I went to University of New South Wales and earned a degree in Software Engineering in 2003, and also Sydney TAFE to earn a Fashion Design degree in 2009.

I'm a friendly and understanding person and my teaching style is patien

t, motivating, and positive. I believe everyone can achieve what they want with the right mindset and the right opportunity. My aim is to help you reach your goals and make you feel accomplished!
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September 23, 2019
Raphael
Sylvia is an excellent teacher. I was starting from scratch, and she was able to quickly teach me how to do numerous important tasks relative to what I was looking to accomplish. I recommend her without reservation.
December 16, 2018
Jessan M.
Sylvia was excellent! I came to her class with very little knowledge of the subject but she was patient and taught me step by step on the topics I wanna learn. She was very knowledgeable of Adobe software, professional and very understanding of my schedule. I am confident now on using the program after our classes. I highly recommend her! Thanks Sylvia!
August 14, 2018
Michelle
Sylvia was patient , knowledgeable and kind! I really appreciated her help in even trouble shooting how to approach my project.

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Sylvia L.

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Etana H.

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We will start by getting to know one another a bit so I can gain a clear idea of what you are hoping to gain from our sessions. Whether it be an intro to a software or taking developing a full start to finish project. After our first meeting I will use my 11 years of professional experience to develop a unique lesson plan for you and your goals.

About Etana

Hi! My name is Etana, M.S. I am a detail oriented, self starting designer with 12 years of professional experience under my belt. From print to web, design is not simply what I do for a living, it is my passion.

I run a Tempe, Arizona based business called SocietyJazz = ‘Society’ as in the totality of people and ‘Jazz’ as in all that stuff. Society Jazz brings together my core concepts: People .Passions . Environments.

I bring this philosophy into my teaching method: I believe that each person is uniquely different so therefore their love/passion in life and how they bring it into the world is their own. I use this philosophy to create unique lessons based on you, how you learn and what you want to learn.

There isn't a creative challenge I won't take on with you no matter your experience level. My greatest joy is to share my pas

sion of Design with you.
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October 4, 2019
Melissa M.
Very patient and thorough.
October 2, 2019
Dan
Etana is absolutely a life saver!!! She has not only the knowledge but a giving attitude that no one has matched!!! She is the best I have experienced.

Daniel
September 19, 2019
Melissa M.

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Etana H.

Online

(80)
Private Adobe Photoshop Teacher

You'll learn the basic tools, layers, action settings, photo composition and retouching.
You'll complete a project.
Some Favorite project topics are: Holidays, Birthdays and Anniversaries. If you have a special topic that you would like to work on, please tell me about it.
You'll need to have the program on your computer.
This is a great class to learn online from anywhere!

About Katherine

I look forward to tutoring you. I teach Graphic Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Drawing, PowerPoint and more.

I graduated from the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, CA. and later took some additional classes at UCLA. I taught graphic design and illustration at Woodbury University. I've worked for advertising agencies and large corporations.

I now have my own business and also enjoy teaching young students through adults.

Businesses and academic institutions around the world use PowerPoint. It is important at all levels to be an effective communicator and presenter.

I will use my academic knowledge joined with my new world digital technology skills, to make you able to express yourself.

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February 6, 2019
Helena
I had a great time with Katherine learning different drawing techniques. She was very knowledgeable and was able to adapt each lesson to what I needed to know that week. I really enjoyed our lessons last semester. :)
January 29, 2019
Elizabeth
Katherine is great!
February 16, 2018
james P.
WOW! I'm learning a lot and can't wait until the next lesson.

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Riza
"Great! Etana is informative and patient! Excited for my next lessons!"
Juan
"I am a working professional in the visual communications field. I work primarily as a graphic designer and through my experience in working with other gra
phic designers; I have realized the lack of hands on, real world practical knowledge in the graphic design field.

Professor M., and my friend Gilbert, have been really instrumental in my progress/development as an artist and designer. I credit much of my success to the classes I have taken with him. Why? I will explain...as I've stated before I've worked with other graphic artists, and I have been able to spin circles around them, cutting production time in half. Why? Professor Gilbert taught me how to use the design programs for production as well as for concept development. Many graphic designers learn the books but they don't learn how to use something as simple as key board shortcuts when designing. I will equate this lack of knowledge of not knowing how to use the programs to Rembrandt not knowing how to use a brush. Professor Gilbert taught me how to use the programs for the real world, for a job, and not just from a book. I admit when I took his classes I was really intimidated half way through the class because he expects you to learn the programs, but also how to design for a particular client, whether it is more clean looking design or a more deconstructive design.

I would really recommend Professor Gilbert if you are looking for practical knowledge that can be applied on the field right now, not skills that you'll never use. He will teach you how to resolve technical and visual problems that will help you bridge the gaps in your weaknesses and make you a better artist, and professional.

Thanks Gil."
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Pat
"Jessica is pleasant to work with, explained things clearly and found a way to solve my problem."
Andrew
"Sylvia, is great at articulating the knowledgeable she has of the program Photoshop which allowed me to learn in one lesson the basics with ease. Highly
recommend"
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Kristi
"Josiah gave clear explanations. He was well-organized and knowledgeable. I will schedule more sessions with him in the future."
Jacqueline
"I had a great first lesson today! Jessica was very thorough but also made it easy to understand for someone with no experience. Her teaching style is down
to earth with very open dialogue - she not only went through the basics but touched base and made sure to cover aspects and relate to things in which i set as my goals. I am looking forward to the rest of my classes with Jessica!"
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Andi
"Holly was awesome! She helped me get right into PS at the quick pace I wanted and she was great at answering all my questions. She also sent me lots of ex
tra resources to help and even some homework so I could practice! I plan to do more lessons with her soon, highly recommended!!"
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Rodney
"Great very informative"
Richard
"Alex is a wonderful instructor. Always early, gives generously and is very focused on success for the student. Extremely personable and friendly, knows Ph
otoshop very well. I recommend him highly and am continuing to learn a lot from him in new lessons."
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