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Valery M.

Irving, TX

$30/hr

Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Computer Skills

Background check passed as of 1/30/12
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Computer Skills

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I understand that computers, software, the Internet and technology in general can sometimes seem overwhelming to people without much time or experience. Not everyone has the time or patience to explore all the features, quirks, shortcuts and numerous ways that computers can actually simplify your life and work.

You choose what you want to learn, and are taught according to your skill level and learning style. I use simple, easily understood terms and explanations. You learn time-saving tips and shortcuts to make your computer experience easier, safer and more enjoyable.

Lesson topics include:

Computer Basics for Beginners as well as for Intermediate and Advanced Learners
Microsoft Word
Excel
PowerPoint
Publisher
Outlook
Outlook Express
Access
Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
Internet and Email
Online Safety and Security for children and adults
Writing a Blog
Keeping your computer safe from viruses and spyware

My background:

25+ years experience using and teaching PC and mainframe software programs

15 years experience with Internet applications, search engines (including the Deep Web) and Internet research techniques

Wide range of office administration skills such as document editing and composition, home/office productivity software (such as Microsoft Office), utility software (virus and malware scanners, disk maintenance applications, etc.) records management and executive assistance.

Brainbench Certifications in:

Technical Writing
Business Writing
English Vocabulary
Written English
Interpersonal Communications
MS Office 2007 Fundamentals
Computer Fundamentals Win XP
Microsoft Word - 2003 and 2010
Word Processing Fundamentals
Microsoft Excel - 2003 and 2010
Adobe Photoshop CS
HTML 4.0
Web Design Concepts
E-Commerce Concepts
Education Industry Knowledge (U.S.)
Training & Development
Human Resources Concepts
Diversity Awareness (U.S.)

Member of Computer Science Teachers Association

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Lawrence, Flower Mound, TX on 2/27/12

"Great!"

- Janis, Euless, TX on 3/25/13
Valery replied on 3/26/2013

Thank you, Janis! That's how I strive to be -- patient and easy to understand. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave this comment, and look forward to meeting with you again when you need me!

"Prepared"

- Robyn, Desoto, TX on 3/28/11
English:
English,
Grammar,
Proofreading, Public Speaking, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Computer Programming, Desktop Publishing,
General Computer,
HTML, Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, QuickBooks, Web Design
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, QuickBooks
Homeschool:
English,
Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
TAKS
Corporate Training:
General Computer,
Grammar,
HTML, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Web Design

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Desktop Publishing

I use Microsoft Publisher for greeting cards, newsletters, flyers, business forms, calendars, business cards, etc. I can also customize templates and designs, and choose the best template and design for a given project. I can insert, resize, crop and locate images from Publisher's built-in clip art and from Microsoft Office Online. I am familiar with using Publisher for various personal and business projects.

English

I taught Business Communications at a vocational school, and hold Brainbench certifications in:

Technical Writing
Business Writing
English Vocabulary
Written English
Interpersonal Communications

General Computer

I understand that computers, software, the Internet and technology in general can sometimes seem overwhelming to people without much time or experience. Not everyone has the time or patience to explore all the features, quirks, shortcuts and numerous ways that computers can actually simplify your life and work.

You choose what you want to learn, and are taught according to your skill level and learning style. I use simple, easily understood terms and explanations. You learn time-saving tips and shortcuts to make your computer experience easier, safer and more enjoyable.

Subjects taught:

Computer Basics for Beginners
Microsoft Word
Excel
PowerPoint
Publisher
Outlook
Outlook Express
Access
Social Media (Facebook, Linked-In, etc.)
Internet and Email
Online Safety & Security for children and adults
Keeping your computer safe from viruses and spyware

My background:

25+ years experience using and teaching PC and mainframe software programs to adults and children

15 years experience with Internet applications, search engines (including the Deep Web) and Internet research techniques

Wide range of office administration skills such as document editing and composition, home/office productivity software (such as Microsoft Office), utility software (virus and malware scanners, disk maintenance applications, etc.) records management and executive assistance.

Grammar

I taught Business Communications at a vocational school, and hold Brainbench certifications in:

Technical Writing
Business Writing
English Vocabulary
Written English
Interpersonal Communications

Microsoft Access

I have experience with Basic to Intermediate Microsoft Access functions such as using, creating and formatting Tables, Forms, Reports and Queries (both One-Table and Multi-Table); using the Access Interface and Navigation Pane; working in Table and Design Views; creating and modifying databases; Sorting and Filtering records; and modifying Tables, Reports and Forms.

Microsoft Excel

I am very familiar with basic, intermediate and advanced functions of Excel 2003, 2007 & 2010. Following is a brief overview of some of the functions and features that I can teach you, based on skill level:

Basic -

Navigating the Ribbon (2007 & 2010) or Menu Bar Items (2003)

Formatting cells

Resizing and modifying columns & rows

Simple Formulas

Basic Spreadsheet Terminology

Intermediate -

Charts

Filtering

Sorting

Formatting Tables

Creating complex formulas

Advanced -

Pivot Tables

Pivot Charts

Conditional Formatting

What-If Analyses

Linking Spreadsheets and Workbooks

Microsoft Outlook

I am experienced in using Microsoft Outlook to send/receive e-mails, manage calendars, send meeting requests and keep track of tasks and appointments.

Microsoft Windows

I am Brainbench-certified in Computer Fundamentals Windows XP, and have used the Windows Operating System since 1996. I have worked with most versions: 95, 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista and have some familiarity with Windows 7.

Web Design

Proficient in the core basics of Web Design such as: Search engine optimization, Brand communication, Usability, Graphic design theories, Writing effective content for Web users, Proportion and balance, Grouping and alignment, Contrast and color, Typography, Page flow and guiding the eye, Ease of navigation, Necessary elements for an effective and easily-navigated Web site, Avoiding common Web site mistakes, Importance of pre-planning a Web site

Experience includes:

Maintaining, updating and creating Web sites using WordPress & HTML editing software such as Dreamweaver

Writing and editing content for redesign of company Web site

Creating a tutorial in Search Engine Optimization for a retail client

Proficiency in photo-editing software such as Photoshop and GIMP

Very knowledgable about search engines (including the Deep Web) and Internet research techniques

Advised and implemented search engine submissions and Internet marketing strategies for diverse group of clients, including nonprofit organizations, artisans and retail businesses

Familiar with the FTP process and registering domain names.

Results.About.com editor for Internet Fundamentals

Brainbench certifications in:
Web Design Concepts
E-Commerce Concepts

Southern Methodist
Journalism

Education

Southern Methodist (Journalism)

Great Tutor — Very patient and always has practice data to leave behind. Valery has a great deal of knowledge and can quickly explain any problems. I really enjoy her training. I am learning a lot and on point to reach my goal with computer training. I will definately consider Valery in the future. ...

— Lawrence, Flower Mound, TX on 2/27/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Valery will travel within 30 miles of Irving, TX 75061.


About Valery

I understand that computers, software, the Internet and technology in general can sometimes seem overwhelming to people without much time or experience. Not everyone has the time or patience to explore all the features, quirks, shortcuts and numerous ways that computers can actually simplify your life and work.

You choose what you want to learn, and are taught according to your skill level and learning style. I use simple, easily understood terms and explanations. You learn time-saving tips and shortcuts to make your computer experience easier, safer and more enjoyable.

Lesson topics include:

Computer Basics for Beginners as well as for Intermediate and Advanced Learners
Microsoft Word
Excel
PowerPoint
Publisher
Outlook
Outlook Express
Access
Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
Internet and Email
Online Safety and Security for children and adults
Writing a Blog
Keeping your computer safe from viruses and spyware

My background:

25+ years experience using and teaching PC and mainframe software programs

15 years experience with Internet applications, search engines (including the Deep Web) and Internet research techniques

Wide range of office administration skills such as document editing and composition, home/office productivity software (such as Microsoft Office), utility software (virus and malware scanners, disk maintenance applications, etc.) records management and executive assistance.

Brainbench Certifications in:

Technical Writing
Business Writing
English Vocabulary
Written English
Interpersonal Communications
MS Office 2007 Fundamentals
Computer Fundamentals Win XP
Microsoft Word - 2003 and 2010
Word Processing Fundamentals
Microsoft Excel - 2003 and 2010
Adobe Photoshop CS
HTML 4.0
Web Design Concepts
E-Commerce Concepts
Education Industry Knowledge (U.S.)
Training & Development
Human Resources Concepts
Diversity Awareness (U.S.)

Member of Computer Science Teachers Association

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Lawrence, Flower Mound, TX on 2/27/12

"Great!"

- Janis, Euless, TX on 3/25/13
Valery replied on 3/26/2013

Thank you, Janis! That's how I strive to be -- patient and easy to understand. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave this comment, and look forward to meeting with you again when you need me!

"Prepared"

- Robyn, Desoto, TX on 3/28/11
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Education

Southern Methodist
Journalism

Education

Southern Methodist (Journalism)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Irving, TX 75061

Valery’s Subjects

English:
English,
Grammar,
Proofreading, Public Speaking, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Computer Programming, Desktop Publishing,
General Computer,
HTML, Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, QuickBooks, Web Design
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, QuickBooks
Homeschool:
English,
Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
TAKS
Corporate Training:
General Computer,
Grammar,
HTML, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Web Design

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.


Background Check Status for Valery M.

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