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Tara G.

Springfield, NJ

$150/hr

Computer Anxiety Therapist

Usually responds in about 3 hours

Computer Anxiety Therapist

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I provide patient, one-on-one, hands-on computer lessons with a focus on calming your tech-anxieties. I'm not just a computer guru, I am a teacher and am able to explain technology in layman's terms to make it easier for you to learn.

I have over 15 years' experience working with beginners, senior citizens, small business owners, executives, artists, and doctors.

I offer high quality computer help for individuals in-home or in-office. My specialty is in teaching beginners and senior citizens, as well as optimizing technology for disabled clients.

I am also available for initial computer setups, and installation of software, upgrades and updates.

*NEWS*: I am now available for appointments in Midtown Manhattan!

"Life is hard enough...
The computer shouldn't be"

Testimonials

"Great teacher"

- Kristin, Summit, NJ on 6/11/12
Tara replied on 6/11/2012

Thanks Kristin! Hope you're well.

Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop,
General Computer,
Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Business:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Corporate Training:
General Computer,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe Photoshop

I have been using and teaching Photoshop for over 5 years. I worked as a graphic designer, both corporate and freelance, before I began teaching as my main career. I am able to teach the basics of Photoshop, photo manipulations and correction, design aspects for print and web design, and much more.

General Computer

I'm a private computer consultant and tutor. I have over 15 years' experience teaching clients how to use a computer, both PC and Mac. Some of the skills I can teach are using the mouse, getting to know your computer, working with files and folders, using external drives, printing/scanning, playing music, burning CD's, organizing and sharing digital photos, exploring the Internet, sending and receiving email including attachments, iPod and mp3 player help, iPhone help, and more.

Macintosh

I have been teaching clients how to use their Apple computers for many years. I have experience with file organization, Safari, Mail, iCal, Address Book, iTunes, iPhoto, and more. I can also give lessons on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod.

Microsoft Excel

I teach basic and intermediate MS Excel. My background is in math as well as teaching, obviously, so I am able to explain the process of creating formulas very well.

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook can be an extremely useful tool for not only checking and organizing email, but this program has contact and calendar capabilities as well as tasks, rules for incoming mail and syncing features (to your mobile phone). I can teach you how to use Outlook for your specific needs and how to filter out the things you don't need as well.

Microsoft Windows

I have been teaching the ins and outs of Microsoft Windows for many years. I have experience with Windows XP, Vista, and 7 and specialize in teaching file organization as well as using the software programs that come with your computer.

Tara’s Resources

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This is a question I am often asked by my new clients. It is sometimes phrased a bit differently: "The computer takes forever to start up", "The internet is too slow", "I click on an icon and nothing happens", "The little blue circular thingy (or hourglass) keeps moving around and around"...etc. I always explain to my clients that there are several... read more

Kean University
Mathematics

Education

Kean University (Mathematics)

Great teacher — Even though it's been nearly 2 years since I worked with Tara, I still remember that she was a great tutor. She showed me a lot of Photoshop shortcuts and tips. I would definitely return to her for more tutoring if I needed it. ...

— Kristin, Summit, NJ on 6/11/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $150.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Please be advised that you will still be responsible for missed appointments and late cancellations. To avoid this, please phone or email at least 24 hours ahead with cancellations. Thank you!

Travel policy

Tara will travel within 10 miles of Springfield, NJ 07081.


About Tara

I provide patient, one-on-one, hands-on computer lessons with a focus on calming your tech-anxieties. I'm not just a computer guru, I am a teacher and am able to explain technology in layman's terms to make it easier for you to learn.

I have over 15 years' experience working with beginners, senior citizens, small business owners, executives, artists, and doctors.

I offer high quality computer help for individuals in-home or in-office. My specialty is in teaching beginners and senior citizens, as well as optimizing technology for disabled clients.

I am also available for initial computer setups, and installation of software, upgrades and updates.

*NEWS*: I am now available for appointments in Midtown Manhattan!

"Life is hard enough...
The computer shouldn't be"

Testimonials

"Great teacher"

- Kristin, Summit, NJ on 6/11/12
Tara replied on 6/11/2012

Thanks Kristin! Hope you're well.

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Education

Kean University
Mathematics

Education

Kean University (Mathematics)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Please be advised that you will still be responsible for missed appointments and late cancellations. To avoid this, please phone or email at least 24 hours ahead with cancellations. Thank you!

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Springfield, NJ 07081

Tara’s Subjects

Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop,
General Computer,
Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Business:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Corporate Training:
General Computer,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Tara’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Tara. View all of Tara’s resources

This is a question I am often asked by my new clients. It is sometimes phrased a bit differently: "The computer takes forever to start up", "The internet is too slow", "I click on an icon and nothing happens", "The little blue circular thingy (or hourglass) keeps moving around and around"...etc. I always explain to my clients that there are several... read more


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