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As a former university and community college teacher, my teaching philosophy has always been student centered. I like to create a hands-on, non-threatening, and interactive learning environment utilizing my knowledge of student learning styles.
My instruction is always customized to the learners comfort level. I have considerable patience and can modify course content to go as fast or as slow as the learner's ability. Some of my clients are 80+ years old and have taken numerous training sessions with me.
I have taught business management, information technology, and computer science for the past 20 years to students of all ages. While pursuing my doctorate degree in Business Education, I studied instructional technology, database design, distance learning environments, and learning styles with study interventions.
I can provide at-home PC training to beginners, who have never been on a computer to experienced users who are looking to learn advanced techniques. While I do not profess to know everything in the computer technology field, I am confident that I will be able to impart value in helping you to take your computer skills to the next level.
I am qualified to tutor in the subject area of business because I have a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a Doctorate Degree in Business Education (Ed.D), which gives me life-time credentials to teach all business courses in the College of Business at the University level and at the Community College level. While pursing my degrees I taught several sections of Strategic Management and Business Policy, which is the capstone interdisciplinary, undergraduate course at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.
I taught DOS (Disk Operating System) at McHenry Community College in the 1990s. When the Windows Operating System was introduced, the demand for knowing DOS commands dwindled and I started teaching Windows classes with its graphical user interface.
I have a doctorate degree in Business Education. I taught Marketing in my Strategic Management and Business Policy courses at Northern Illinois University in the late 1990s, while pursuing my degree. Marketing is one of the core business courses taught in business education curriculum and in Arizona I have life-time credentials to teach business courses.
I am qualified to tutor Microsoft Access because I have a Doctorate Degree in Business Education (Ed.D), with one of my research cognates in Database Management Systems using Structured Query Language (SQL). Another qualification to tutor Access is my undergraduate degree, which is in Applied Computer Science and prior work experience (1990s) teaching Professional Development seminars using Access and integrating Access data to other Microsoft Office products to staff at McHenry Community College in Crystal Lake, IL. Additionally, I have taught DBMs techniques using Access to clients of my business - Ehrhard Consultants, Inc., and very basic techniques in my Computer Literacy courses and past Community Development seminars at McHenry Community College.
I am qualified to teach/tutor Microsoft Outlook because I have been teaching my clients at my consulting firm how to use this email program for the past 10 years. While Outlook is mainly used for email, I also teach users how to use the calendar, address book (contacts), and note taking features. Years ago, when I taught my Computer Literacy students at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL - I also taught them how to use Outlook versions 97, 98, 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2007.
I am qualified to tutor/teach Microsoft Publisher because I have been teaching my clients how to use this entry-level desktop publishing application for the past 10 years. I personally use this program on a daily basis to create teaching handouts. I have helped my clients create marketing materials, Directories (with mail merges), and catalogs focusing on page layout and design. I'm also qualified to tutor because years ago, I taught students how to use Publisher, versions: 95, 97, 98, 2000, and 2002) in my Computer Literacy courses at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL.
I am qualified to teach/tutor Microsoft Windows because I have a Doctorate Degree in Business Education (Ed.D), with research cognates in Database Design, Learning Styles, and Instructional Technology. Another qualification to tutor the subject area of Microsoft Windows is my undergraduate degree, which is in Applied Computer Science and prior work experience teaching several sections of Computer Literacy and Microsoft Windows classes at McHenry Community College in Crystal Lake, IL.
Northern IL University -DeKalb, IL
Northern IL University--DeKalb, IL (MBA)
Northern IL University (EdD)
Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00
Cancellation: 4 hours notice required
Barbara will travel within 15 miles of Scottsdale, AZ 85262.
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