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Are your children interested in art? Do your kids like Legos and other types of building blocks? Do your kids like to make forts with pillows or imagine under the table? You may not have noticed it, but your child may be a talent in art or architecture! My name is Julie Chen and I am currently a freshman at Carnegie Mellon University majoring in Architecture here in Pittsburgh. I graduated with a Regents Diploma from Stuyvesant High School (NYC). Stuyvesant is known in NY for its architecture, drafting, and engineering courses. NYC itself is known for it's museums and buildings (home of Empire State Building and World Trade Center). What I would like to do is help guide talented children into the field of architecture. Although I have never tutored architecture before, I have tutored English to middle school children, so I know how to write and execute teaching plans. I know many simple architectural projects for children because I have done them myself as a child (I took drafting and Math Talent courses in a magnet junior high school). Ages may vary. I will set up an appropriate plan for the age of the tutoree. Among things that may be tutored are: Creative drawing - drawing images, not necessarily real objects Origami - understanding goemetric, 3D shapes through the art of paper folding Perception drawing - begining to learn the simple rules of drawing (i.e. what is nearer is bigger, what is further from light is darker.) Drafting - drawing shapes or objects in actual form Perspective drawing - Learning One Pt. and Two Pt. perspective Model making - Portraying things smaller and learning about space. Architecture History - understanding more about American culture ! Computer Aided Drafting - ***Special Opportunity!*** You can get your child into the college environment and try Computer Aided Design! Your child just might come home with his/her dream-house in his/her hands! Don't just have your child babysat! Have him learn! I am charging $14 per session each lasting 2 hours not including materials. Material costs vary for tutoring plan: $15 for elementary ages $23 for middle school ages $30 for high school ages ...Or if you'd like you or your child can buy materials on your own. If you're in any way interested, then you know that there is some kind of spark in your child for architecture. Don't let the opportunity pass! Years are precious in children's lives. You can pour the concrete to their foundation in their future. Ask your child. If he/she thinks it would be fun, then they are definately young architect material! To contact me, please reply to this account, otherwise if you're in a rush, finger firstname.lastname@example.org. There, you will find my whereabouts and current phone number. I'll be waiting to hear from you prospective architects' parents! Sincerely, Julie Chen P.S. Please pass the word around! If you know someone who needs to have their kids occupied during the summer or after school, tell them about me!