I am a dynamic, analytic and results-driven instructional technology professional, offering expertise in computer instruction and software training. I am Committed to creating a learning environment conducive to independent thinking and personal growth. I hold a Masters Degree in Education as well as being a Certified Microsoft Office Specialist in Word, PowerPoint and Excel. I also have years of experience with all types of digital photography as well as other software applications such as M... [more]
I am a Microsoft Office Specialist Certified in Excel. I have been training students in Excel for many years and have been using Excel for many more.
I have taught general computing skills for over fifteen years to children and adults. I have over 30 years of personal computer and technology experience. I have owned and used a computer pretty much daily for the last 30 years. I have a great deal of experience and expertise to offer.
I am a Microsoft Office Specialist certified in Word. I have been using, and training students in, Microsoft Word since its inception. I have created thousands of documents utilizing good structure, grammar, spelling and usage. By starting from a blank document or utilizing one of the many thousands of available templates, I have written and trained students to write r?sum?s, newsletters, letters, contracts, proposals, to create tables and outlines, and more, using creativity while adhering to the conventional rules of writing.
I am a Microsoft Office Specialist certified in PowerPoint. I have been using, and training students in, PowerPoint for many years, both adults and children. I have created hundreds of presentations using creative design, smooth transitions, custom animation, audio and video insertion and embedding, and custom timings, for many different types of audiences. I have utilized these skills in my professional career as well as, using them to offer top-notch training.
I worked for many years as a yearbook adviser and designer, creating layouts, pages, collages and the like. Using Adobe Page Maker then In-design as well as Photoshop I have created several yearbooks for elementary, intermediate and high schools. I also taught desktop and yearbook publishing skills to many teachers and students in all schools as well. I also spent years designing and creating invitations and announcements and cards for customers in my own business.
I have been teaching computers for many years using Mac OS on a regular basis. Starting in 1998 with iMac and OS 8 and 9 to most recently Mac OS X Yosemite. I ran two Mac labs both in Elementary and High School settings.
I have taken and passed the Microsoft Office Specialist certification exam in Outlook. I have also trained many students to become certification ready in Outlook over my years as an instructor.
I have been using computers on a daily basis for over 20 years. I started with DOS and have used every version of Windows since it's inception. I am familiar with Mac but Windows is where my heart and expertise lies. I am proficient with the overall workings and can transmit that seamlessly to my students.
I have been using Publisher for over ten years to produce fliers, brochures, labels, certificates, cards, invitations, announcements, etc as well as training and tutoring many people in the software as well.