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Aaron Jones:   BE/ME  City College of New York, Electrical Engineerng
Tutor for:   Math
Advice for students:   Failing to plan is a plan to fail.  Know your strengths and weaknesses.  My plan is to strengthen my strengths and weaken my weaknesses.  The Academic Sills Center at FIT is a great place to execute both objecives!

Alton Brown:  AAS -  Borough of Manhattan Community College, Business Management, BS - Fashion Institute of Technology, Direct Marketing
Tutor in:  Excel
Advice for Students: Pledge to yourself to graduate "Summa Cum Laude".

Amy Zhao:  BA - Fashion Institute of Technology, Computer Animation & interactive Media.
Tutor for:  Computer Graphics
Advice for Students:   Don't feel bad about being a "greenhorn", everyone's gotta start somewhere.

Anastacia Rodriguez: AAS - Fashion Institute of Technology, Fashion Design, BFA - Fashion Institute of Technology, Fashion Design.
Tutor For: Fashion Design (draping, sewing, patternmaking, computer graphics for FD)
Advice for Students:  The Fashion Design program at FIT will be hard; it might even be the hardest thing you accomplish in life, but it will prepare you well.  The technical skills training you receive from FIT will be worth every moment you lack of sleep.  Work hard and be proud that you have made it this far.

Ariana Paino:   AAS in progress - Fashion Institute of Technology, AMC
Tutor for:   AMC courses, Digital Layout, Statistical Analysis.
Advice for students:   Push yourself to expeience everything and anything so you can step out of your comfort zone.

Ariel Chan:   AAS in progress- Fashion Institute of Technology
Tutor for:   Fashion Business Management, Art History, Chinese and Japanese.
Advice for Students:   Nothing is too difficult if you try hard enough.  Before you give up, look around and you'll find people willing to help and support you.  You are never alone!

Christine Yeh:  BFA -  Fashion Institute of Technology, Computer Animation and Interactive Media
Tutor for:  Computer Graphics, 3D Computer Programs, Mandarin Chinese.
Advice for Students:  Aim high and be patient.

Deborah Clark:  BA - Fashion Institute of Technology, Fashion Design
Tutor for: Fashion Design, Computer Graphics
Advice for Students:  Follow your dreams and don't step on others as you grow because you will meet them again.  Be the better spirited person.

Giuia Rao:   Fashion Design, Fashion Institute of Techenology
Tutor for:   Fashion Design and Italian
Advice for students:  If you ever feel overwhelmed, stop for a second, close your eyes and think that you are here, in New York City, at FIT to chase your dreams.  Enjoy your acomplishments and neve be too harsh on yourself, instead New York City at FIT to chanse you dreams.  Enjoy your accomplishments and never be too harsh on yourself, instead, forgive and move on.

Hofit Cohen:   LL.B - Ono Acadamic College, Law,   AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology, Fashion Business Management.
Tutor for:   Mathematics, Economics, Microsoft Excel and Fashion Business Management.
Advice for Students:   Never stop pursuing your dreams.  Remember, challenges along the way are simple lessons that make us grow stronger and wiser.

Jane Talcott:  BFA - Rhode Island School of Design, Textile Design
Tutor for:  Textile Design Woven/Prints, Computer Graphics
Advice for Students:  Keep a sketchbook, develop your vision, play with software tools without an agenda for short periods consistently, watch tutorials, and investigate the marketplace and exhibitions.

Joanne St. Clair:   AAS - Fashion Institute of Technology, Advertising and Marketing Communications, Expected graduation May, 2019.
Tutor for:   Advertising and Marketing Communications, Indesign, Fashion Business Practices.
Advice to students:   Don't be afraid to test your limits, and learn from your mistakes instead of ignoring them.  Always try to be the best version of yourself in whatever you do.

Johnny Ng:  BFA - Fashion Institute of Technology, Computer Animation and Interactive Media, MFA - School of Visual Arts, Computer Arts
Tutor for: Computer Animation and Graphic Design
Advice for Student:  Study hard, have a lot of patience, and be creative.  Also, pursue some of your education outside of FIT because that will open you up to even more opportunities.

Katelyn Malecki:  AS - Onondaga Community College, Business Administration;  AAS - Advertising and Marketing - Fashion Institute of Technology.
Tutor for:   AMC courses, Economics, Excel, American History
Advice for Students:  Try to relate course material to your own life and how you view the world.  It can often help you understand things better and make it a bit more interesting.

Keira Wiggins:  BFA - in progress, AAS - Textile/Surface Design - Fashion Institute of Technology.
Tutor for:  Textile/Surface Design, HA219, HA225
Advice for students:  Follow your creative intuition.

Larry Torres:  AAS - Illustrator, BFA - Computer Animation and Interactive Media - Fashion Instutute of Technology
Tutor for:  Computer Graphics, Computer Animation (3D)
Advice for Students:  2-piece of Advice
Never let anyone tell you can't do it.  Instead, let that be the fuel that guides you and makes you a better person and arist/business person.

Lea Banchereau:  AAS - Fashion Institute of Technology
Tutor for:   
Fashion Business Management, French
Advise for Students:  Take advantage of all the resources FIT has to offer.  Try to relate what you learn in the classroom to real life scenarios and situations. Life is short and unique.  Never say no.  Try new things, experience life, and live it up.

Lu Gomezdela Torre Clavel: AAS - Laguardia Community College, Math and Science
BS - Fashion Institute of Technology, Textile Development and Marketing
Tutor for: Italian, Spanish, Economics, Statistics, Textiles
Advise for students: Always be posative and never give up.  There is nothing impossible.  You just have to keep focus and work with dedication.

Macarena Gomezdela Torre Clavel: BA - Queens College, Biology.
Tutor for: Biology, Math, Science, Italian, Spanish
Advice for students: Never be afraid to ask questions and reach out for help when learning new or difficult subjects.  Perserverance and hard work are the key to success.

Melanie Simmons: AAS - Fashion Institut of Technology, Fashion Business Management
Tutor for: FM courses, MG306, MA courses
Advice for students: Remember to take some time for yourself.  It's easy to get lost in the day-to-day life of work, internships, and school, but don't forget to schedule something for you whether it's a night out with friends, a concert, or Netflix binge night.

Russell Jenkins:  BA - Rutgers University, Economics
Tutor for:  Economics, Mathematics, Microsoft Office
Advice for Students:  Allow yourself to think of your course work (especially those classes which are required but not directly related to your major) as the "broader tapestry/medium" in which you have to work and create.

Sara Park:   AAS in profress - Fashion Institute of Technology, Communication Design
Tutor for:   Spanish
Advice for Students:   Study and practice every day, even if it's for a short period of time.  Consistency is the key to learning a new language.  Be curious and have fun.

Ya-Hsuan (Sylvia) Wang:  AAS - Fashion Institute of Technology, Advertising and Marketing Communications
Tutor for:  AMC, Microsoft Office, Chinese, Math, In Design
Advice for Students:  Start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can. Take advantage of the resources available at FIT to help you achieve your goals.

Yixin Wu: AAS - in progress, Fashion Business Management
Tutor for:  Fashion Business Management, Economics, Excel
Advice for Students:  Anything worth doing is worth doing well.

Yuwen (Sabrina) Huang:  AAS in progress - Fashion Institute of technology
Tutor for:  All FBM AAS Courses, Color and light, Asia in Motion, Psychology
Advice for Students:   Always stay positive, be nice, and be gentle.  Work hard, work smart, and work with passion.  Most importantly, don't hesitate to follow your dreams!