Teaching yourself how to use computer software is possible, (that’s how I learned to use SketchUp) but the drawback is you suffer for a while with an ignorant teacher (I know I did). The problem is you don’t know what you don’t know and there is a good chance of teaching yourself how to do things the hard way. There isn’t any substitute for having someone who knows how to do what you want to do look at your screen and show you the easy way.
I’ve been working with a few people one-on-one for a while now, and I thought I would let the world know that I’m available for individual (or small group) online SketchUp training. I have extensive teaching experience and I’ve spent a lot of time in the building trades. I’m best known for teaching woodworkers how to use SketchUp but I have taught interior designers, educators, retail planners, builders and office designers how to get up to speed with 3D modeling. When you have a solid foundation in how SketchUp works, you can model anything.
Here’s how it works; we connect online with screen sharing software. You can see my screen as I demonstrate and I can see your screen as you perform a task. We’re communicating in real time so I can see the rough spot you’re stuck on. I can show you exactly how to do what you’re working on and I can watch as you do it yourself. Most people learning SketchUp get hung up on a few simple things and it doesn’t take long to get beyond those issues.
My time is billed at $75/hour, with a one hour minimum. Get in touch by e-mail and we can arrange a time that works. When we have a time established I send an invoice and a link to meet online. If you want to split the cost with a friend or coworker that’s fine.
In the very near future I will be announcing more formal live online classes. If you’d like individual instruction (or have a small group that wants to work on a specific topic) click my signature below to send me an e-mail message.