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I am currently in school to get my teaching credential and have spent some time in elementary school classrooms working with small groups or individual students. I have tutored students in reading, math, and Spanish through the America Reads program in New York and while I was in high school in California.
Basic sewing techniques, how to pick and use a pattern
I am currently an undergraduate student in my senior year studying Bio-engineering at UCLA. I have experience tutoring in a variety of different subjects from math to reading and writing, and I have a lot of experience working with students of all ages. I have a very strong background in Physics, Biology, math up through Calculus, and Chemistry including Organic Chemistry. Additionally I have a background in theatre, with experience in every aspect of the production of a show from performing as an actor, to hair, make-up and costume design, as well as directing and stage managing. I have my own car and a fairly flexible schedule. I also have a lot of energy and patience and enjoy working with all types of students!
I have learned a great deal about sewing in the last 25 years some of which I hope to share with you. I hope to help you complete a professional looking, finished garment or pattern of your choice. You will feel more confident in all your future sewing endeavors. You will look at sewing with an eye that can figure things out with patience and perseverance and enjoy doing it.
I have been sewing for about 25 years now . My ability and love for it has grown with each experience. I have gone to school for fashion design and worked in the garment industry. My main growing experience has been my self taught lessons which brought me to more sewing focused jobs. Since then I have worked privately with people, adults and kids , in their sewing pursuit . The classes I have available now will be focusing on the pattern of your choice which we will break down and create over a few lessons depending on the difficulty or how long it takes. I will also encourage you to do some work at home if the time allows. I will ask that you bring a pattern and the fabric to the first class so we can get right to work. Most importantly, let's have fun in the world of sewing!
You can make hundreds of cool products with simple hand sewing and many, many more once you get comfortable with a machine.
I started tutoring and caring for children very early, volunteered in classrooms in preschools, elementary schools and special needs classes when I was still in school. I began my AA degree in Early Childhood Education in 1993, but had to put my schooling aside in favor of employment and parenthood. I worked with children from infants to teens over the next twenty years in childcare centers, day cares, school age programs, tutoring and private lessons.I completed my BA in Education in March of 2014.
I have been sewing for over 30 years and teaching for over 12 years. I am a Fashion Design graduate (FIDM) and can teach sewing, sewing machine care and basics, fabric cutting, using a pattern, pattern alteration or drafting, and draping.
I can customize the class to your needs and interests. I can teach you the making of garments, costumes or home decoration items, it's up to you! I can't wait to teach you how to be proficient with your machine and hand sewing.
I have worked in Animation for over 20 years, from traditional 2D animation to computer, initially in Canada, in Montreal, more precisely. In '97, I was hired by the Walt Disney Animation Studio to train their animators on the computer. I taught computer animation software, mainly Maya, and Photoshop to hundreds of talented artists here in Burbank. I was also creating and writing teaching materials, so I am well versed in Word, and Illustrator. I really enjoy teaching, but after years of teaching animation software, I craved teaching something more meaningful, that wouldn't just help people in their career, but in every aspect of their life. This is where Life Coaching got my attention. Through coaching, I can have a real positive impact in the world, one person at a time. My other ...
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