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Rich M.

If someone explains it well, you can understand pretty much anything!

Greenwich, CT (06830)

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I love technology, and I especially love getting other people to fall in love with it as well. For a good part of the year I have the pleasure of working as an Adjunct Professor at Norwalk Community College, where I teach computer-related topics. My students have awarded me with consistently high evaluations along with the tremendous satisfaction of seeing how much they learn so quickly.

When I am not teaching, I am helping people out as a computer consultant for my small firm named Tech Help Today, in Greenwich, CT. My background in the computer industry along with my MBA education enables me to help you solve technical problems in the best way for your particular business purpose.

As for qualifications, I have Microsoft-certified proficiency in Access and PowerPoint. I am also a Microsoft-certified Expert in Excel and Word. While earning my MBA, I was granted membership in the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.

Before I started teaching and consulting, I spent several years in the computer magazine business, where I was a successful writer, editor, and product reviewer. I have looked at, used, tested, and written about pretty nearly every type of computer product or program available.

Although my career is varied, the one central element in everything I have done is my desire to explain complicated technical concepts in simple terms that almost everyone can understand, appreciate, and profit from. The fact is that once you strip away all the intimidating jargon, most technology is quite simple - sometimes elegantly so.

So, if you are faced with a complicated topic, let me help you with it. You will learn quite a bit - and probably have some fun doing so as well.

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Rich’s subjects

Business

As a magazine editor, I had interviewed over a hundred business leaders and written about them. Now running my own consulting business, I've become even more familiar with the daily grind of making a profit. Plus, my MBA training at the University of Connecticut has given me an excellent perspective of business topics in general.

Desktop Publishing

As a professional editor of magazines and newsletters, I have had years of experience working with programs such as Microsoft Publisher, Quark, and of course Word. Now, in my work as an Adjunct Professor, I spend quite a bit of time each week turning out education materials in the most elegant format and in the most efficient manner. I have had years of experience teaching advanced features of Word and can do likewise with Publisher.

General Computer

I have been fixing computers and programming them for over 20 years. During that time, in fact, I have written over 200 magazine articles on this topic. Also, I have a number of clients who can attest to my knowledge and skill in this area.

Macintosh

In my job as a computer consultant, I regularly advise clients on Macintosh systems. I also install these devices, network them and teach clients how to use them in the most effective manner. I have been using Macintosh systems, both personally and professionally, for over 15 years.

Microsoft Access

I have Microsoft-certified proficiency in Microsoft Access. I have been teaching Access for several years at the college level. I also advise a number of business clients in its use. I first began using the program over 15 years ago.

Microsoft Excel

Rich has been teaching Excel at the college level since 2003. He has been using the program extensively for more than two decades and has become a Microsoft-certified Expert. Rich loves to work with Excel and enjoys revealing its power to students. He considers it the single most important business software ever created.

Microsoft Outlook

Like most professionals, I have been using Outlook for years. But unlike most, I have Microsoft-certified proficiency in its use. I also have experience teaching it at the college level.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Rich has been teaching PowerPoint at the college level since 2003. He has been using the program extensively for more than two decades, and his proficiency with the program has been certified by Microsoft. Rich loves to work with the animation features of PowerPoint and enjoys revealing these powerful techniques to students.

Microsoft Windows

I have several years of experience teaching Windows at the college level. I also have several years of experience installing and networking Windows on client's PCs and showing them how to use the operating system in the most effective manner.

Microsoft Word

Rich has been teaching Microsoft Word at the college level since 2003. He has been using the program extensively for more than two decades and has become a Microsoft-certified Expert. Rich loves to work with some of Word's advanced features such as MailMerge and enjoys revealing its power to students.

Networking (Computer)

As a computer consultant, I have years of experience helping clients solve the many problems that can arise in networked systems. My expertise includes topics such as connecting Windows and Mac systems, sharing printers and external backup drives, setting up wireless networks, and assuring security. I also have classroom experience teaching users how to solve and avoid the most common problems.

Public Speaking

As a magazine editor, I performed dozens of well-received public speaking assignments. Once I even emcee'd an awards show in Las Vegas. I also have written a regular column on public speaking for a monthly magazine. As a part-time college professor, I do a type of public speaking almost on a daily basis. And, finally, I regularly teach students how to take advantage of PowerPoint -- an excellent public-speaking tool.

Statistics

I have an MBA along with extensive experience in applying statistics to product quality analyses. I have tutored numerous students in statistics, and am particularly adept at using Excel to solve statistical problems.

Web Design

Over the past 15 years, I have created a number of simple websites using programs such as Microsoft FrontPage and Adobe Dreamweaver and content-managements systems such as WordPress and Google Sites.

My goal in web design is to product a site that is as simple as possible to maintain and update. Often a stale site is worse than none at all. Currently my favorite technique is to use WordPress, and I love to get others to take advantage of this amazing system.

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Education

Stony Brook University (BA)

The University of Connecticut - MBA Program (MBA)

Great tutor I consider Rich M. a treasure. There are lots of computer geeks out there but they are not necessarily good teachers. He is an excellent teacher- calm, a problem solver, communicates, has given me confidence to see the Apple as an ally, not intimidating. After 18 years with Dell, I was constantly challenging the new ways of Apple. Stubborn, I would say. I have a business and felt that I was fa ...

— Ginger from Darien, CT on 5/4/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Group instruction rate (2 or more students): $100 per hour

Travel policy

Rich will travel within 15 miles of Greenwich, CT 06830.

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