The Best 3D

San Diego, CA

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About this pro

I develop tools for artists including Project Dogwaffle, digital painting and animation, as well as translation tools and skills.

I am fluent in French (native) and German (native), and I can also teach beginning Spanish, Italian, Japanese (spoken) and Russian.

I make it fun and modern, using tools online, videos, music, and popular comics. You'll learn the language the way it is used and experienced in Europe, where I grew up.

When it comes to 3D, I've got it in my blood. The Best 3D is my website; Carrara is my favorite 3D tool to do just about anything that's 3D, but I dabble and use other big guns too as needed.

Location

San Diego, CA 92127

Background check

Complete

Years in business

19

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

7

Reviews

6 Reviews
  • Phil D. Dec 15, 2016
    French Lessons
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    No reply
    Sent him a message, never heard back.
    Philip S. Dec 15, 2016

    Hi Phil, That's odd, I don't recall ever receiving your message. Are you still looking, interested? Please email me or text me. I get a lot of spam and calls from telemarketers. I may not respond during the day while at work if you call. Best to text me. Please try again if you're still interested.

  • Brenda L. Aug 7, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
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  • Rachel F. Feb 17, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
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  • Guy M. Jan 16, 2015
    Philip tutored me in computer video production. Philip is professional, capable, and personable. I highly recommend him.
  • Ariana R. Jul 30, 2014
    Philip is great--a very dedicated tutor. He sent me several options for language programs and gave really helpful homework lessons, as well as many tips on the culture and alternative ways to pick up language (good French movies to watch, music, games, etc). Very nice man and great tutor!
  • Jennifer F. Jun 23, 2014
    Spanish Lessons
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    Philip called me right away and gave me great ideas on how to get started with my Spanish. He was very helpful with recommending materials for me to learn Spanish and assist my children as well.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
It's called surfing the web for news, discussion forums etc... it's also a matter of attending classes at Community college, free continuing ed is amazing. Finally a place where my tax dollars are well spent! (it certainly didn't go into fixing the roads)
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
For tutoring languages, I like to offer a teaser rate on the first hour, so you can see if this is the right approach without getting burnt. Then we jump up to the reasonable reality rate, tand we go on a scale that slides it back down to the teaser rate, $1 down each time we meet. That way it gets more and more attractive for you to keep me longer. In the end it'll seem such a good deal, you'll offer me gelato at Pappalecco. Guaranteed!
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I studied Electrical Engineering but never quite went into creating stuff. Instead, I love to teach and show people ow to create their own stuff themselves. I love to share the knowledge, I love to train people on tools, tips and techniques. Some of my students have called me a natural born trainer.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
If it's for learning a foreign language, I will make learning fun. French or German, or any foreign language for that matter, I recommend reading comic books and using audio CDs. The stories in pictures will help. I grew up reading the adventures of Tintin, Lucky Luke and Asterix and Obelix. They contain a lot of valuable historical and geographical information too. It is very educational, beyond just the language. Lucky Luke for example plays in the time of the WIld West, the gold rush, the Pony Express, and legends like Billy the Kid, Calamity Jane or Jesse James. Kids in Europe learn a lot about US history when reading Lucky Luke. Asterix and Obelix will introduce you to the Roman empire, and Tintin is a reporter who travels the entire globe. Again, very educational way beyond just learning French or German.