About Us (me)

Like many others of my generation, I tried my hand at standup comedy locally in Houston in the 80's, then moved to Los Angeles, where... well...nothing much happened. Noticing that, I filled my time attending the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). I put my comedienne's ego aside and decided that while I would probably never be more than a reasonably funny comedienne, I could be one frequently funny math teacher, and that counts for something, too. Before I knew it (actually it seemed to take forever), I graduated in 1991 with a B.S. in General Mathematics, and completed a M.Ed in Mathematics Education in 1992.

Yet teaching math alone got boring, and I started taking classes again, this time at Santa Monica College's Academy of Entertainment Technology. I took courses in Adobetm's Photoshop, ImageReady, Illustrator, Premiere, and AfterEffects, Macromediatm's Director, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, and Freehand, Pro Tools and Final Cut Pro as well as classes in Web commerce and scriptwriting.

I also received Interstrengh Certification and MBTI Qualification,which is a training usually for counselors and human resources people that teaches you how to help people figure out their learning style, leadership style and what kind of work they will enjoy.

It turns out it was all leading up to this; creating this website. I'm thrilled to have an outlet for so many of my interests at once.

If you are a student, I hope that my tutorials will be helpful to you, and occasionally make you laugh.

If you are a teacher, I hope that my tutorials will be helpful to your students and/or you will be inspired by my own example to record your own lessons for your students and for the larger world.

I am also a sculptor. Click here to see my portfolio at www.ThorneSculpture.com