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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.

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.

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.

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 (2017)
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.

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.

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!

Kerianne Meehan:  AAS - Fashion Institute of Technology, Fashion Design.
Tutor for:  Draping, Flat Pattern, Sewing.

Kyle Phillip Edmund Pearson:  BFA - Fashion Institute of Technology.
Tutor for:  Fashion Design (draping, sewing and patternmaking)
Advice for Students:  Stay true to who you are and who you want to be.

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.

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!

Yaxiong (Tommy) Huang:  BS - College of Staten Island, Mathematics and Economics, MA - Hunter College, Statistics, Data Science Certificate - NYC Data Science Academy.
Tutor for: Mathematics
Advice for Students:  Follow the proper method of research for each subject and have a passion for what you are studying.  Remember, persistent effort can help you overcome any difficulty.

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