Mika Kopanski

Mika K.

Henderson, NV
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Lesson Details

Adobe Illustrator

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Students can expect a discussion of what their major objectives and goals are, and then the curriculum I give to them will focus on meeting those goals and objectives.

Beginning students can expect a walk through of Illustrator, including the UI, major tools, and using artboards. Intermediate and advanced students can expect a review of major composition and layout methods, as well as handouts and take-aways that they can study on their own time.

I'm a firm believer of "showing", so I will also present my own professional work and explaining what methods and techniques I used. And then asking students how each method and technique adds to or takes away from the overall composition.

Be prepared to also laugh! Illustrator and humor walk hand-in-hand!

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About

Mika delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 16+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2000

I am a professor with seventeen years worth of experience in teaching various subjects for a multitude of students. I've taught subjects such as creative writing, commercial law, ancient civilization, ancient and transitional Latin and Greek, as well as Graphic Design, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Federal and Commercial Building Compliance and Law, et cetera. To put it bluntly, there's very little I cannot teach.

I've taught GED classes and courses for the State of Michigan and the Northeast Penitentiary system for seven years as well, which has been some of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had.

I believe that everyone can learn. All it takes is that student to professor connection and knowing what type of learner the student is. I don't believe in a "one shoe fits all" type of teaching style. My students are unique, with different ways of looking at problems and different ways of coming to their own conclusions and solutions.

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Education

Educational Psychology
Jan 2012 - Jun 2015
Michigan State University
Interior Design (Emphasis in Commercial and Federal Interiors)
Sep 2001 - Jun 2005
Baker College
Anthropometrics; Ancient Civilizations
Sep 1998 - Jun 2001
University of Florence
Occult Studies
Sep 1998 - Jun 2001
University of Florence

Languages

Ancient Greek
Professional Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Italian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Latin
Professional Proficiency

2 Reviews

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Roland Aug 31, 2019
Adobe Illustrator · In studio

Good teaching is a mixture of art and science—the ability to grab and keep students' attention and convey complex information, Mr. K does just that!! I have taken about 4 or 5 classes with him and I must say he has taught me everything I need now in my career. Patient and vastly knowledge. Definitely would take another class with him!

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Terry Jul 1, 2019
GED Test Prep · Online

Mr. K taught was amazing. He taught the GED in Michigan a few years ago. The moment I walked into his classroom, it was just one and one. He didn't treat me like all the other teachers. He actually cared and it showed. But man, is he hard! I didn't think I would get homework after the first class, but I was seriously wrong. But over the next two months, he grilled me and grilled me until I wanted to scream. But when I took the GED and was scored, I aced it! Just to warn yall though, he's not an easy teacher. And he doesn't put up with excuses. But when he gives you his attention, its all of it.

He even went waaaay beyond the call of duty and helped me get into college at Lansing Community College. He walked me through the application, even drove and met me at LCC, and sat with me when we talked to the reps. He even helped me look for scholarships and gave me advise on financial aid! This guy is a saint!

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