I have a 25-year background in IT, which has provided me with deep insights in both applied mathematics and sciences as well as experience in explaining new and seemingly complicated subjects to those for whom they are new territories. Having trained varied age groups from teenagers to retirees in anything from the use of smart phones and the Internet at large to programming, I have built a broad knowledge of how to relate information in an understandable fashion. My education includes compl... [more]
I am a native German speaker. Having spent the first half of my life in Germany and the time since then in the USA, I have developed the ability to not just teach the language, but also relate the culture and the differences in both.
With a background in computers, math and science, I have spent the last year tutoring ASVAB test prep in Phoenix. Having analyzed the patterns I saw in the ASVAB I can not only relay the math and science, but also valuable test-taking strategies.
I have been working in IT in general for the last 25 years and in web design and development for the last 18 years. In the late 1990s, I created the initial web presence for a local Phoenix publishing company, including a dozen of their niche market magazines. In the early 2000s I worked for a Tempe study abroad company to redesign their site, optimize the work flow and to improve their search engine rankings. I currently maintain my own servers and a total of just under 100 web sites for clients in AZ, CA and NJ.
Having worked in IT for over 25 years, I have build and managed networks since the 1990s. From basic home to office networks to VPNs, WiFi WANs (w/ repeaters), and from simple work groups to Active Directory domains. Additionally, I have maintained several computers and networks in data centers for the purpose of hosting websites and services, incl. virtual networking (VMWare) for the last 5 years.
I have used and trained on QuickBooks since 2002. I used QuickBooks to run my own bookkeeping. I have also set up QuickBooks for several other companies. Most recently I set up an Avondale RV rental company with QuickBook on-line.
I have used Microsoft Access since Office 2000 became available. Over the years I have used it as database for smaller websites, as a platform to create a baggage deliver tracking and billing system and to analyze data from various other sources. Currently I am operating 5 web sites based on it as well as two application I wrote for local small businesses.
I have used Outlook myself for over 16 years and having installed and maintained/troubleshot it for various colleagues and clients. I am versed in the use of Folders/Rules, Signatures, RSS, archiving strategies, PST repair, etc.