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    Hello,

    At the college I attend -Baker College in Flint Michigan, I work at the college s Learning Support Center as a tutor for Revit, and architectual program in general as well general computer stuff. Anyway I have been doing this the last 3 years and I was wondering what method s you use to help people learn Revit or giving assitenance? One thing about Baker is that there are a lot of non-tradtional students. The book that is used for the first architectual cad (still call it that) is Revit Architecture No Experince Required which I think is pretty good.

    Anyway anyone got any tips as to how come with a training program for my future replacement (I graduate in June and our boss wants to develop a training program for the new people as about nearly half tge work studys graduate this year.

    #2
    There are a multitude of tutorials and info on the net you can glean the best from.
    I think one of the important things is to remember it from a newbies point of view, and analogies can work well here.
    Also, have your instruction as part of a small project, that way they can feel achievement at the end.
    be careful how much you cram into each session.
    And you can be guaranteed you will get asked the question you have not prepared for!
    what do you mean 'non-traditional'?
    cheers
    biff
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    Last edited by biff; February 10, 2013, 07:33 AM.
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      #3
      non-traditional typically refers to older students returning to school, commuters, people changing careers etc. Basically anyone that isn't going to college right after high school

      At UK the folks that ran the architecture computer lab were typically students that were using the programs so they have some base knowledge to start out. Some knew a lot and were able to help, some were simply there for a few extra dollars and to lock the door at the end of the day. I would start your training program by looking for people that are already using the software and go from there. You can develop a class based on one of the books that are available or have a self-directed learning program. As Biff mentioned something that helps a lot is to have some type of project, rather than lessons that don't directly relate to something. A common project for classes like this was to model your apartment / house. It's familiar, easy to verify dimensions and conditions and at the end of it there is a clear result.

      some other resources:

      http://www.revitforum.org/architectu...resources.html
      http://www.revitforum.org/out-there/...e-teacher.html
      http://www.revitforum.org/architectu...orch-book.html
      Revit for newbies - A starting point for RFO


      chad
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        #4
        Originally posted by cellophane View Post
        non-traditional typically refers to older students returning to school, commuters, people changing careers etc. Basically anyone that isn't going to college right after high school
        Nailed it!

        But yes, at our computer lab we're all work -studys they're are a few professional staff. Making $8 an hour and we have to dress professionally.

        And, my thought was I was going to ask the instructor if he had anyone coming up that would be a good fit for a tutoring potion which is how I got hired was by instructor recommendation I like the idea of doing a project-based training program. THe college just recently adopted Revit, the first version they used was 2010, so they're still working refining the program.

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          #5
          Hi guys,

          Edit: finally applied for an opening
          I'm an amateur Revit tutor (I was registered on Heytutor and Superprofs as a freelancer). There are piles of Revit videos on YouTube, though perhaps only few of them are actually really helpful. By now, I've been using lynda (dot) com for learning the details and to do my assignment online as practical tasks. What do I have to know to become a licensed tutor? And is a special license required for teaching Revit in colleges, for example?
          Revit tutor with practical tasks, samples and essays for sale with original projects
          stefanalbrecht
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          Last edited by stefanalbrecht; November 25, 2019, 06:01 AM. Reason: formatting / removed link

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            #6
            Originally posted by stefanalbrecht View Post
            Hi guys,

            I'm an amateur Revit tutor (I was registered on Heytutor and Superprofs as a freelancer). There are piles of Revit videos on YouTube, though perhaps only few of them are actually really helpful. By now, I've been using lynda (dot) com for learning the details and to <link removed> do my assignment online as practical tasks. What do I have to know to become a licensed tutor? And is a special license required for teaching Revit in colleges, for example?
            As far as I know, there is no such thing as certification/licensure to teach Revit itself. Getting "certified" in Revit is one option that indicates you know the program (within the parameters of the test designers): https://www.autodesk.com/certification. Colleges also have a tendency to want instructors to have a college degree, preferably in the field you're wanting to teach. Beyond that, if you want to do one-on-one training, then you create a business plan including how you will market and contract your services. For colleges, contact their architecture departments for openings.

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              #7
              there is something like Autodesk Certified Instructors, so maybe that's what you are looking for?

              http://aci.autodesk.com/
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                #8
                That book you use does the job well. Tell them to do that and get on RFO. The Bim After Dark series is also good.

                But most importantly, they need to be obsessed with Revit. A week of calling for a pox upon Revitcity doesn't hurt either.
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                  #9
                  Hi @CADiva,

                  Thanks for the reference. I have already sent an email to Denis Arsenault for more details about the registration process for Revit | Revit Fundamentals Certificate Program at CSULB. I guess later, if there's an opening, I will be able to apply.

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                    #10
                    Yep. What Mr Larson. Get them obsessed. Empowered. I supply a sample set of sheets we modelled up using a case study house. 4 months later 2 sessions a week revitting and learning the basics of workings and they have replicated model and all sheets. And there's the 3rd good feeling. The strongest one. Pride.
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