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Luz Marina I.

Tutor: (1) Computer Skills: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced

Hollywood, FL (33021)

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My name is Luz, and my passion is computers and Information Technology. For me, it is very satisfying to be able to teach other persons that are also willing to learn computers, and I enjoy a lot training people face-to-face.

I can teach people of all ages, including seniors that want to learn computers, from basic, to intermediate and advanced levels.

For students with basic level, my computer skills include: Windows (XP, Vista, 7 and 8), MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); using the Internet to search any information, use E-mail, Skype, Social Media/Facebook. I can teach you how to use all of the tools that are built into Windows, how to change configuration settings to personalize a computer, and anything else that the student wants to learn.

For more advanced students, I can also train in Hardware and Software issues; Technical skills to improve performance of computers and to fix them; How to fix a virus, spyware and malware in general; Networking setup and troubleshooting (wired and wireless); Improving speed of computers using different tools (Defragmentation, Disk Cleanup); and Cloud Computing (OneDrive, Dropbox), within others.

I graduated in December, 2011 in Networking Services Technology with an A.S. from Broward College. During the time that I was studying, I also worked in the campus as a work-study employee in the Computer Lab of the Computer & Engineering Department, tutoring students of Computer Literacy in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint (2007, 2010) and others.

Back, in 2011, I also completed 450 hours of computer training in PC Technical support and recently this year I completed a training in Networking & Microsoft.

My Certifications include: Microsoft Office Word 2007, Certified Internet/CIW Foundations, CompTIA A+/PC tech support, and Network +.


Microsoft Office Word 2007 is one of the most used Applications of the MS Office Suite.

The Certified Internet proves competence and knowledge of Internet technologies, and network infrastructure

The CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard for computer support technicians. The international, vendor-neutral certification proves competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. CompTIA A+ certified technicians also have excellent customer service and communication skills to work with clients.

The Network+ demonstrates the ability of a networking technician to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and support a network, and understand various aspects of networking technologies, including TCP/IP. It also tests knowledge of network components and where they function in association with the OSI model, network cabling, network security, and network troubleshooting.

I feel very comfortable tutoring privately to students, as I also provided private tutoring to students of BCC. I am fully bilingual (English, Spanish).

Finally, I want to mention that I graduated with Honors from Broward College, and I was selected as Valedictorian in the Classes of PC Technical Support at Per Scholas Technical Institute. I'm very dedicated in everything I do.

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Luz Marina’s subjects

General Computer

I can help with General Computer skills:

- MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

I worked in the Computer Lab of Broward College, Davie Campus for more than two years tutoring students of Computer Literacy.

I feel more than confident to offer an excellent service in basic computer skills. Spanish is also my first language.

Microsoft Excel

I have experience working as tutor of Excel 2007 & 2010 in the Computer Lab of Broward College.

When I was a student of Networking Services, A.S from August, 2009 to December, 2011; I had the opportunity to be a work-study employee to help out students of Computer Literacy in their projects of Excel and all the Microsoft Office applications.

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that is used for several tasks, including creating and formatting a workbook, working with formulas and functions, and creating charts and graphics.

It also has higher level features, that include working with Excel tables, managing multiple worksheets and workbooks; using advanced functions and filtering;working with Excel's financial tools; importing data.

There are important spreadsheet concepts to learn, like order of precedence, function syntax, absolute and relative cell references, what-if-analysis, data validation, data tables, arrays, scenarios, etc.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I can teach you how to use PowerPoint to do a very professional Presentation. It includes within others:

-How to insert pictures, tables, Charts,Clip Arts, etc in a slide

- How to add animation to show visual effects

-How to add sound/Movie to a Presentation

-How to print several slides in the same page


Microsoft Windows

I am working with computers since 1994, when I took a course of WordPerfect, WINDOWS and Excel. Since that time my passion are computers and technology. I enjoy it a lot, and always strive to be proficient in computer skills.

I am CompTIA A + Certified, which means that I passed the CompTIA Essentials & Practical Application Exams. The Essentials exam concentrates on understanding terminology and technology, how to do fundamental tasks such as upgrading RAM, and Windows operating system support. The Practical Application exam builds on the Essential exam, concentrating on advanced configuration and troubleshooting.

I have worked with all the versions of Windows, including Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Windows is the Operating System (OS) for the PC (as opposed to Macintosh). Each of the versions comes with specific tools, utilities, file structures and interfaces.

I have experience tutoring students of Broward College from August, 2009 to December, 2011.

Microsoft Word

I am Microsoft Certified Application Specialist for Office Word 2007 since April, 2010.

My experience tutoring Word 2007 & 2010 includes working in the Computer Lab of Broward College, helping out students of the College in their Computer Literacy Class, during more than two years (from August,2009 to December,2011).

Microsoft Word is a word-processing program that is one of the most popular programs found on personal and business computers. Word provides many tools to create documents. Word can be used for tasks such as editing a report. It contains many features from simple to complex. It is possible to create a basic text document or add advanced features such as advanced tables, graphics, and diagrams that illustrate a process. In addition Word can be integrated with other Microsoft Office Applications such as Excel, PowerPoint and Access.


I am from Colombia. I feel confident to teach Spanish, as it is my primary language. Recently I had the opportunity to teach Spanish to a girl from Korea. It was a satisfactory experience that I enjoyed a lot.

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Broward College Central Campus (Networking Adm, A.S )

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Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

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Luz Marina will travel within 10 miles of Hollywood, FL 33021.

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