Microsoft Office is suite of programs used around the world for office and school work. The Office suite includes Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. One of the advantages of using these programs is that they have a lot of features, and you can use them to create a variety of projects in many different styles and formats. Another advantage is that many of the shortcuts that work in one program work in the others as well, and they haven't changed from one version to the next. I use Microsoft Office everyday for my job. I also tutor students who want to improve their skills in one or more of these programs. There are hundreds of shortcuts. Most people don't need to know them all (I don't!), but having a few of these in your back pocket. Here are five of my everyday favorites; they work equally well in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. Ctrl+X means: hold down both Control and X. Ctrl+X... read more
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My cousin once asked, "Where do you get your confidence?” Before I had time to consider the idea, the response came out, "I've made mistakes, and I'm not afraid to make mistakes in the future.” In public speaking, writing, and publishing; the speaker or writer must be confident. Confidence builders for me always include preparation. Here are ways I prepare to write and to present. Brainstorming. The first step is good old-fashioned brainstorming. I prepare by thinking about the topic. What do I know? What do I want the audience to know after I'm done? How will I go about finding information for the content I do not know? while driving is one of my favorite times to ponder a topic, the audience, and the purpose of the writing or presentation. I call it TAP. Once I've considered the topic, audience, and purpose (TAP), the majority of planning is done. The second step includes drafting. I choose to outline presentations and use paragraphing of thoughts for... read more
In my experience working with learners from various education levels and backgrounds, I understand the feelings of frustrations and concerns that many have when struggling with a subject or studying for a test but not receiving the results you would like or expect. It creates a feeling of helplessness or the sense that you can't overcome or you'll never get it. That's not true. With the right study skills, you can improve your confidence, preparedness, and ability in any area. The keys to learner's success include having clear goals about what you want to achieve, learning effective study tips and strategies, pacing yourself, organizational skills, time management, academic planning and preparation, step-by-step instruction, committment (good work ethic), practice, and building confidence in your ability to improve and achieve your goals. It's said, if you want to succeed, try and try again. That's the only way to do it. If you have questions about assignments or... read more
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. (Aristotle) This quote provokes me never to accept the status quo and always challenge assumptions. It is the thought that through education we never stop learning or seeking after truth and knowledge.
As you are going through your slide deck, you may want to see what a particular slide looks like in Slide View. Here's a quick way to do that: While looking at the slide in Normal view, press SHIFT+F5 F5 is a "function key," and you will find the function keys at the top of your keyboard. If you're using a laptop or a Mac keyboard, you may need to press an additional key to get access to the function keys. Alternatively, you can follow these steps: While looking at the slide in Normal view, click the Slide Show ribbon tab On the Slide Show ribbon, click From Current Slide (this command button is at the left side of the ribbon)
There is still a segment of the population that has difficulty with computers or “How to Use”: a software program, the computer as a tool, or taming the beast they see on their desk at work. The first thing I say to comfort my students is that they are not going to break their computer by doing something “silly”. They may get a garbage (or unexpected) response from the program, but that is simply because computers are machines that need to be told what to do. True, computers are excellent at doing things, but computers do not have the level of understanding how to read our minds and do what we want the computer to do. This perceived “dumbness” on the part of the computer presents challenges to even the best tutor. Why, because humans all have different learning styles and: 1. Most students learn differently than you do. 2. Each student learns differently from other students. 3. No one teaching method will effectively reach all students. 4. A tutor cannot... read more
Are your children struggling in school? Do you wish your child to do better in school? Are there college students who need extra help? There are many reasons why a student is not at grade level or struggling to stay at grade level, and high school students who graduate with limited English, Reading, and Writing abilities. Sometimes a child has a learning disability (ADHD, Autism, Asperger's) or limited English skills. A student's achievements and self-esteem are the most important things students can receive if they are struggling or has limited English skills. So many students fall through the cracks at school, including my own son, because of several special needs. When we let our students fall through the cracks, the student(s) usually finds himself/herself in trouble. With low self-esteem and believing they cannot do something will allow students to hang around with not so great students. As parents and adult students, we need to strive for the best that is within us all... read more
Hello! My name is Kathleen (Kathy). I came across WyzAnt, and I feel like it is exactly what I have been looking for! I have always excelled at all things English. I love spelling, grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, teaching computer skills, etc. I am fascinated by language and by the choices people use to express themselves. I would love the opportunity to help a student feel more confident in all subjects related to English. I also worked as an Executive Assistant for many years, and am very proficient in all Microsoft Office programs, and find them to be a great deal of fun once you get used to them. Technology is moving so fast, and keeping up with the latest software versions is crucial to surviving in today's workplace. I would love to meet you and see if there are some subjects I would be able to assist you with for your future success.
Hi, I'm a new tutor to this site. Within the past few days, I've been working on getting certified in as many subjects as possible. These are all of the subjects I'm certified to tutor in on the website. Most of the subjects are in math or science. Some are in English topics as well like in reading and writing, etc. I also am certified to tutor to prepare for a lot of standardized tests and a few common computer software programs people use. Please read my profile if you need a new tutor in the Hillsboro or Portland area! -Ann
Hola a todos!! Recien comienzo a utilizar los servicios de WyzAnt como tutora y creo que es una magnifica oportunidad, ya he hecho mi primera tutoria en este caso en Excel , aunque tambien me he certificado para dar tutoria en QuickBooks, Computacion Basica, MS Word, Power Point y otras. REVISA MI PERFIL HOY!! PUEDES ESTAR NECESITANDO MI AYUDA!!: http://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/QuickBooksandOffimatics Mis preferidas son Quickbooks, MS Excel, y MS Word softwares que uso a diario para mi trabajo y que no dejan de sorprenderme con sus features y su alcance. No me imagino a un professional o estudiante que pueda tener exito y/o preparar reports o procesar data sin utilizar estas aplicaciones (o sus similares en otros sistemas operativos ok! Es cierto: no todos son usuarios de Microsoft, pero creo que somos muchiiiiiisimos no?) Crees que tengo razon? En cuanto a Quickbooks solo les puedo decir que I LOVE QB! lo recomiendo tanto a individuos como a empresas, y muy... read more
If your student meant to get some books read, wanted to begin new lessons as he/she will have a hard teacher or needs to study ESOL as your family just arrived from Latin America, then we have some weeks to get started. School will begin before you know it!
I enjoy virtual communication, so for the purpose of reaching a broader client base, gaining more control over schedule for both tutor and student, reducing travel times, coordinating meet spots, reducing meet/greet apprehension, changing session ability, increasing a tutoring group size and at the same time increasing total revenue by decreasing individual fees, to me, virtual makes good sense.
I am willing to provide online tutoring to anyone interested. It's convenient and effective. Contact me today for details!
Some students forget their skills and knowledge of subjects during the summer because they do not practice and receive tutoring. Other students maintain or increase their skill and knowledge during the summer by practicing and receiving tutoring on their subjects(s). To help maintain skill and knowledge level, many parents and students are having me provide tutoring during the summer for one or both of the following reasons: 1. tutoring for reviewing current subjects for practice and maintenance or enhancement of knowledge and skill levels 2. tutoring on upcoming subjects for learning so that when the student starts back after the summer, not only are they still at an enhanced skill and knowledge level for current subjects, but they can master the upcoming subjects from the beginning because they have received a preview and practice during the summer. Starting on May 30, the parents are having me tutor their student(s) in various subjects on one the following... read more
Sometimes it is hard to find a tutor that is nearby and affordable. Have you ever heard of join.me? This is my favorite free screen sharing programs that allows the tutor or student to see the other's screen. Here is a little example of how it works: Today I was helping a student edit their paper online. Basically my student sent me their document and followed along as I edited it. Then my student was able to give feedback and make changes of their own. Join.me eliminates sending emails with attached documents over and over again. Plus, there is a chat box and even the option to do a conference call! This way, if it is a group project, the tutor can speak to everyone at once and work with everyone at once! [Not to mention it is all free!!] Join.me is also very useful if a tutor is out of town or unable to meet a student. Work can still get done without the issue of transportation - all you need is Internet and a computer, plus the project you are working on. I have... read more
The ELAs are coming. Is your child ready? Well, if your child was not practicing reading, vocabulary and math for a few hours per week, there is a great chance that you need a tutor to explain the subject curriculum one more time. As the time goes by, the memory fades away. My students play games that help to train their memory, speed and attention. Education is a year long (including summer time) process that is built up by understanding simple things that will help your child to gain a better knowledge and understanding of next grade math, language, and other subjects. Please do not procrastinate! Alexei M.
For the past five years, I have worked in multiple online areas: social media, graphic design, web development, etc. I discovered that online collaboration tools are a very unique and diverse way to keep up with and practice different activities. I would like to motivate students to participate in online tutoring sessions. I am not saying this should be a substitute to face to face sessions, but it a nice little way for students to get their online "fix" during the week and be reminded about what they are learning. If you are interested in adding an online session to your student's weekly tutoring, let me know. There are many ways to have video chats and also interactive tools for completing different tasks.
I think www.wyzant.com is doing a great job bringing together students and tutors. Even though some tutors charge up to $70/hour and higher, it is hard to see my qualifications until you try. Therefore, I charge $25/hour so that the potential students would try me out and see how good I am on the background of professors and teachers. I am trying to bring affordable tutorials to my students for them to know that good tutors are not the most expensive ones.
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." (William Butler Yeats) I am new to WyzAnt.com. I am a recent Johnson State College graduate. I majored in Elementary Education with a concentration in math. I recently completed my second practicum at Georgia Elementary School with a classroom of 20 4th grade students. Before that I completed my first practicum at Jericho Elementary School with a classroom of 13 2nd grade students. I currently substitute at the Georgia Elementary and Middle School, as well as, tutor three 4th grade students, two days per week, in math and occasionally in other subjects. I thoroughly enjoy working with k-6 students, their curiosity and enthusiasm are amazing and exhilarating. I welcome the chance to create a spark and light a fire of enjoyment and curiosity to your child's learning experience. Janice B.
Welcome to my WyzAnt Blog! In this post I am sharing additional feedback received by professionals with whom I worked in the past. “Working with Mr. Rodriguez was quite enjoyable. He was professional at all times and his work with the students was unmatched at the time by anyone else here. His knowledge was reflected in how the students embraced him. He was here every day even when the students were not. I highly recommend Mr. Rodriguez because he embodies what an Instructor should be.” -- February 18, 2011 Christopher J., Help Desk Supervisor, Remington College “Abnel is a talented teacher who is willing to give his time and expertise freely to his Students and fellow Instructors. When I started at Remington, Abnel graciously showed me how to take full advantage of the teaching tools available at the college. He saved me many hours of potentially frustrating work. He is very enthusiastic, energetic, and organized in everything he does. I miss his passion around... read more