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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".

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.

Anna Radek: BS - Fashion Institute of Technology, Fashion Merchandise Management
JD - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Tutor for: Fashion Business, International Trade, Excel, mathematics, Economics, Italian
Advise for students: Never give up!

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.

David Neiditch:  BS - Farleigh Dickinson University, MSChE - Manhattan College, Chemical Engineering.
Tutor for: Mathematics, Science
Advice for Students:  Take full advantage of all the help available at FIT outside of the classroom.

David Wilson: BA - Lehman College, Computer Science, Minor: Accounting, MS - Pace University, Computer Science
Tutor for: Microsoft Office Suite, HTML, Math
Advice for students:  Have a steady plan.  Don't wait untill the last minute to get assignments done.

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.

Denise deGoumois:  BS - University of Wisconsin and the University of Connecticut, Journalism, Advertising and Home Economics.
Tutor for:  Computer Graphics, 3D Animation Computer Programs, Website Development.

Dylan Persaud:  BA - CCNY, Mathematics, Minor in Secondary Education in Mathematics (2018)
Tutor for:  Mathematics
Advice for Students:  Math is a bunch of patterns, and once you recognize the pattern, solving becomes easy!

Emily Maestranzi:  AAS -  Fashion Institute of Technology, Fashion Business Management, BA - Fashion Institute of Technology, International Trade and Marketing, Minors, Ethics and Sustainability, Economics, and International Politics (2018)
Tutor for:  Italian, Excel, Fashion Merchandising, History of Art
Advice for Students:  Don't be afraid to take advantage of what FIT has to offer! Join clubs, get involved on campus, and take advantage of services such as the Tutoring Center and Counseling Center.

Etienne Cote:  AAS LaSalle College, Fashion Marketing, BS Fashion Institute of Technology, Advertising and Marketing Communications
Tutor for:  AMC, Math, Economics, Excel, French, Spanish, Italian
Advice for Students: Don't be afraid of taking fun and weird classes that you are truely interested in, even if they have nothing to do with your major or even if it seems difficult. You might discovernew talents and interests. It will broaden your horizons and make your college experience much more interesting.

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.

Jennifer Cody:  BS - Fashion Institute of Technology, Fashion Business Management 
Tutor for:  Fashion Business Management, Excel, Mathematics.
Advice for Students:  Stay positive and stop saying you "can't" do something.

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.

Jonathan Mindell:  BA - Syracuse University, English/Journalism, Minor, Art History, TESOL Certificate - Columbia University.
Tutor for:  Advertising/Marketing, Social Science, Art History and Philosophy
Advice for Students:  Work with a friend, counselor, or tutor to figure out how to learn best.

Juyeon Kim:  AAS - Fashion Institute of Technology, Fashion Design, Summa cum Laude,
BS - Fashion Institute of Technology, Technical Design
The Collective X Designow Fashion Show - 2017
Tutor for: Computer pattern making, grading, flat pattern making, art history
Advice for students: Make the most of your school life!

Karin Horikoshi:   AAS - Fashion Institute of Technology, Fashion Business Management, Deans list 2015, Leadership Ambassador team 2017
Tutor for:  Excel, Mathematics, Microeconomics, Japanese.
Advice for Students:  Make full use of the Academic Skills Tutoring Center for academic support!  There are so many talented tutors that will be happy to help you!

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.

Russell Jenkins:  BA - Rutgers University, Economics
Tutor for:  Economic, 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.

Sarah Gold:  AAS - Fashion Institute of Technology, Jewelry Design and Fabrication, BS - Fashion Institute of Technology, International Trade and Marketing
Tutor for:  Rhino, Jewelry Design
Advice for Students:  The un-trim tool is your friend.

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.

Qi (Vicky) Zheng:  BFA - Xiamen University, Art and Design, MFA - Fashion Institute of Technology, Exhibition Design (2017), Scholarships:  The Michael Grivas Sr., Exhibition Design, Excellence TM
Tutor for:  Computer Graphics, Chinese.
Advice for Students:  Follow your bliss; achieve your best!