- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Whether you have never picked up your DSLR camera before or are starting to become serious about photography, my lessons will help you get on the right track. I have been teaching Photoshop on Takelessons for 3 years now, and I am now deciding to expand my lessons and offer photography as well. We can go over how to use your camera, what gear you should bring, lenses, how to control: shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc. We can get into technical aspects such as printing, post processing, and sharing your images online as well. I am a "Canon guy", so that is my specialty!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 10+
- Teaching since:
- September 2013
Hi! My name is Sam! This is my fifth year with TakeLessons and I couldn't be happier with the students that have come my way. If you're reading this, then you've taken the first step in finding a tutor that is right for you!
I completed two Bachelor's degrees at Worcester State University in Massachusetts. I have a B.A in Spanish and a B.A in Communication.
I love Spanish, and I believe that you can really get the hang of it after a little time and practice. With grammar review, practice, and vocabulary memorization, it becomes really easy to learn this language. I am more than happy to be here to help you learn this exciting language! Proper pacing is crucial to learning a new language. Therefore, I make each lesson customized for every student.
Every lesson, you will receive downloadable links with all of the content covered in the lesson.
I also teach group classes. These are great for those that prefer larger classrooms and interacting with peers. Check out the Takelessons Live page and sign up for some of my classes!
Aside from Spanish, I also teach Adobe Photoshop & Photography. There are endless possibilities with Photoshop, and I am here to let you discover some of them. No experience? Tired of watching online tutorials with no feedback? Maybe you need a tutor to guide you through the process!
We will start off with layers and then go on from there, moving into the more intricate tools such as the pen tool, layer masks, and blending modes.
For photography lessons, I teach you the technical language you need to know when talking about photos. I will show you how to command your DSLR camera to get the exact photo you want.
Instruct filmmaking summer camps for children between the ages of 7 and 13. Work with students to create a variety of both live action and stop motion videos. Student’s completed projects are are uploaded online upon completion
He always is able to teach you the way you learn best
He definitely knows his photography and has the experience to help. I learned a lot with Sam!
The first lesson was great and very informative!
I learned a lot from him
Sam is a great instructor! He's extremely personable and very comfortable to work with. He immediately made me feel at ease. I highly recommend him for your Spanish tutoring!
Sam was upbeat and prepared for our first lesson. In particular, he was able to explain precisely how I should adjust the settings on my Canon DSLR to get the sports action shots I need for my website. I’m very much looking forward to my next lesson.
It was great
Sam is very knowledgeable, and patient with my pace of learning. I highly recommend Sam!
Best photography teacher I've had to date! ...and I've had a lot of them. Highly recommend Sam!
Sam is a great teacher and worked very well with my Freshman high school student.
Super nice! Super knowledgeable! Thank you Sam. I appreciate your flexibility and excitement!
very easy to work with
Sam always makes our lessons fun and relevant!
I appreciate that Sam was friendly, prepared and knowledgeable. He answered all of my questions, and even recorded his responses so that I could reference them at a later date. Thank you!
I had some very specific questions that he had multiple techniques for and was very good at teaching them. Nice guy and really good teacher!
that was a very good lesson
Sam is phenomenal! He really geared the lesson to my son's needs and interests.
Enjoying my lessons!!
Sam was funny, and explained everything really well. I mean if you're reading this you should go and purchase a lesson. Trust me, it's awesome!
Sam was awesome, and very easy to communicate with. I highly reccomend him.
EXCELLENT!! EASY TO UNDERSTAND!!! GREAT TEACHER!
What an awesome first lesson in Photoshop! Sam knew exactly how to deliver a basic class to us. Signed up for another one tomorrow!
Great class today!
I'm really enjoying my lessons with Sam, once the technology got straightened out! He's very personable, friendly, and knowledgeable. He's very good at listening and encouraging me to speak and try things even if I'm incorrect. I appreciate the work he puts into making sure I have appropriate homework. I've only had 3 lessons, and I'm already moving right along through the concepts and finding myself thinking about how to say things in Spanish at points in my day. Sam's a great teacher!Show More
Thanks Sam, I was great!!
I debated for awhile between teachers, but based on reviews decided to try Sam. I was extremely impressed with how prepared he is, and all the lessons and materials he has ready at his fingertips. He does an excellent job teaching and adjusting on the fly, and has been very flexible and accommodating with my hectic schedule. I felt intimidated going into my first lesson, but by the end felt very comfortable coming back.Show More
Five stars don't justify his commitment and abilities to teach. My son's grades simply shot up and also he developed interest in language in general. Thank you Sam. we miss you! I can't wait for my younger kid to start Spanish at school.
You are undoubtedly the BEST INSTRUCTOR EVER! :):):)
Sam does a great job. His classes are fun. He is easy to talk with and very encouraging. I enjoy being a part of his classes and learn mucho.
Genuinely cares about his students and their learning.
First lesson, so far so good!
Sam was awesome! I had a great first lesson! His teaching method is easy to follow and learn from.
Very well explained. I enjoyed the lesson a lot. Happy to learn more from Sam next week.
Sam is awesome! We have a lot of fun! He is patient and knowledgeable. He has a real grasp of Spanish and can pull info right out of his head at the moment!
Few things in Life have been as simply easy as becoming a friend with Sam, especially when compared to other teachers. His light-hearted approach makes learning another language as comfortable as it could be. Wether you're looking for tenacious discussion or freshening up on the basic building blocks, Sam's abilities far surpass any previous foreign language class I have taken, which is saying a lot.
Overall, there is no going wrong when investing in Sam. More than a virtual contact, Sam cares about your progress as a student and makes scheduling as easy as it has ever been for me.
Keep it simple and effective; hire Sam.
Very organized, clear and easy to understand. He is also very approachable if you have any questions unlike some other teachers. Looking forward to future lessons!
Sam is a great teacher. He is patient, driven and supply all the tools that is available to connect to your learning styles.. Thanks Sam. If I am getting Spanish anyone else can!!
Sam is a great teacher!! He is so patient during our lessons and he explains every step of the way. I totally feel like I will achieve my goals to have a conversation in Spanish with others in record time because of Sam!! I recommend him to everyone that shows an interest in learning a new language.Show More
Sam is great!
Clear, concise, organized--excellent rapport, positive. Helped me in exactly what I needed. I intend to sign up for more classes with Sam.
Great teacher. Very fun and interactive.
Sam knows his Abode Photoshop and loves working with it. Great to communicate with. Highly Recommend and would give him 6 stars if it was available.
Sam is an extremely appreciated trooper!!
Even though we could not work on my lesson face to face today (issues on my end) I had a great lesson! I can tell that Sam is going to be an awesome instructor for me. 😃
Sam's great! I wasn't prepared and he made the lesson work anyway! Thanks Sam!
Sam is an awesome natural-born teacher. He explained everything really well and made it seem so easy. Highly recommended!
Sam is really fun, dynamic, genuine, helpful. He gave me lots of amazing tips that helped me get into the right mind frame when learning Spanish. He is a great teacher.
Easy to talk to and work with. Organized with a lot of resources for in and out of class.
This is my first lesson and I am absolutely elated at how much Sam has taught me. I am so appreciative and can't wait for our next class!!
All I can say is wow! And LA DEE DAH! This young man knows so much at such a young age and I highly suggest you take a lesson with him.
Sam is AWESOME!!!....Very welcoming and patience!!!
happy to see where this goes.
First session with Sam was absolutely wonderful. I had a few issues but Sam willingly accommodated me. I'm excited and looking forward to future sessions.
Sam is an excellent tutor. If you need some private lessons in Photoshop this is money very well invested. I have a very specific project I am working on and Sam showed me tools relevant to me and helped me immensely. He listened, understood and made good use of the time. I'm sure I will be calling in for more help and lessons as I need them! Thankyou Sam!!Show More
Thoroughly enjoyed our session. He is very organized and explains everything in great detail.
It was an awesome lesson!
So far so good....picking up pretty good
It was great experience and Sam is really good instructor and I am waiting for next class.Hasta Pronto
Sam is the BEST!! He understood my level of experience with the language immediately and presented his instruction based on that level. He has assigned homework so that I can practice until our next session.
I am very happy with Sam and look forward to our next class. I have posted a pic of me and my beautiful niece who is very excited that I am learning Spanish!
Sam was easily able to adapt to my pace and is extremely thorough. Can't wait for the next session. :)
Sam is incredibly patient and very knowledgeable of the Spanish language. He has pre-designed lessons of any area you want to focus on! He personally created all of these lessons for any level of learner. He was very prepared and I was very impressed with his professionalism, grasp of the material, kind and fun personality. (Plus I wanted someone who would give me homework and he did.) Looking forward to continuing to work with him!Show More
my first lesson, and my first time doing anything in photoshop, and Sam was amazingly patient with me and supportive. i have confidence in myself for our next lesson to do so mucn more! thank you Sam
Sam really helped work around my schedule -- amazing especially because I am sick!
Sam really helped work around my schedule -- amazing especially because I am sick!
I had to write to tell people about how nice and helpful Sam was. I signed up for an online class and was given great resources to use for on the go and good ideas for challenging your brain in different ways to learn. Thanks Sam!
We just took a "Spanish for Dining Out" class with Sam. I don't have any experience with Spanish, but Sam was patient and I learned a lot!
Sam really took time with me and listened to my questions. I felt really comfortable. We started speaking Spanish very quickly. I liked his approach!
Very very nice. He goes on a good pace.
Took my first lesson with Sam today. He did a great job coaching me through the steps.
Sam is an excellent instructor. My son and his friend take his Photoshop and video classes. He is knowledgeable, personable and is patient and understanding with my 12 year old. Sam also has some understanding of photography that he has taught during some of their lessons.
I use Photoshop and Adobe products in my profession, and I've learned a few things that Sam has taught my son.
Sam makes learning fun and effective. He will guide you to accomplish your goals and help you become proficient in PH. Sam is a perfect choice as a teacher!
Sam is a flexible teacher. He adjusts to the student's needs and learning style. And he makes eash session fun.:)
Good first lesson.
Very pleased with first class.
Sam is quick thinking/brilliant/has the patience of a saint . . . the lessons are so enjoyable!
First lesson was great - we are off to a good start and I plan to take more lessons from Sam!
Sam is an excellent instructor. He is always on time and prepared for what we will work and learn that day. He is pleasant and patient in the lessons. He is highly recommended.
First class...so far so good!
Sam is simply the best instructor ever! I have learned so much from him and I enjoyed our online tutoring sessions. My Spanish has definitely improved a ton and he made learning so much fun. He is very professional and approachable with any questions/concerns and I would recommend him highly to anyone wanting to learn or improve their Spanish skills.Show More
Sam has been a superstar! Extremely knowledgeable and teaches in a way that's fun and quick to learn. I couldn't have found a better instructor and my Photoshop skills are growing everyday!!..