The most valuable resource one can pass on to the next generation is a passion for learning, understanding and wisdom. Awakening this passion in adults is my chief aim, bringing enjoyment and engagement to any topic or training through games, hands on activities, and storytelling. My core skill set is one of unearthing avenues of connection between information and individuals; and between diverse groups (such as IT and Artists). I do a lot of tool development to enable efficiencies, create... [more]
I have developed advanced Excel spreadsheets for business; including VBA and macro coding for advanced functionality such as buttons and invoking email from within Excel. I have also instructed Excel at the Associate Degree level at a local career school since 2011.
I have taught preAlgebraic concepts at YTI Career Institute since 2011 as part of their Medical Assistant program.
I lived in Japan for ten years. It was a necessity to learn the language as I was living on my own in a detached home for the first four years. It was quite the adventure. The immersion definitely accelerated my acquisition of the language. I am familiar with the kana syllabaries (katakana and hiragana) and know several score kanji symbols. I would be best at conversational Japanese for getting by in daily life.
I have been working with Macintosh computers intensively since I purchased my PowerMac 8500 in 1998. Safari, Firefox, Mail, Desktop settings and user preferences, QuickTime Pro, Mac Office, iApps (iTunes, iMovie, iDVD, iPhoto, Keynote, Numbers, Pages), Open Office, Strata 3D, Adobe Photoshop, Drag Thing, Stuffit, and many more applications. I am well versed in OS 8.0 ~ OS X (10.9).
I have designed Access databases from the ground up for external and internal clients at both JFC Staffing Companies and Book-of-the-Month Club in Mechanicsburg. These databases include SQL macros and coding as well as forms, reports, and table creation. Careful attention to planning what types of reports and information the user will need to pull out of these databases is the key to developing table structure and key fields. In addition, I have taught Access to adults in various departments at YTI Career Institute since 2011 as a part of the MS Office suite.