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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

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.

"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

Are you or your children in need of an Office Suite to complete your homework assignments? Are you finding out that Microsoft Office, the software that most, if not all, schools use is expensive? Is is hard to make the purchase right now? Well, if you answered yes to any of those questions, there is an alternative! OpenOffice.org offers a free, open source solution for you. Plus, it is available for Microsoft, Mac, and Linux operating systems. OpenOffice the following titles in its suite: Write, Impress, Calc, Base, and Draw. These "mimic" what Microsoft Office offers. Write is the equivalent to Word Impress is equivalent of PowerPoint; Base is equivalent to Access; Calc is equivalent to Excel, and Draw is equivalent to Paint. OpenOffice can open, edit, and create documents in the popular MS Office formats. These include, but is not limited, to the following: doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, etc. Also included is the ability to create PDF... read more

Welcome to my blog, I'm so pleased that you're interested in hiring me as your tutor, did you know that our future lies ahead of us, but without the proper education, how? Can we succeed in the goals that we've set for ourselves? That's why education plays an important role in my life and the lives of those, whom I come in contact with during my daily journals in the surrounding Los Angels County area. My goal is to provide the best and beyond when it comes to sharing my skills or knowledge with a student, I value your future and the ability for you to be well equipped and educated in whatever subject matter I'm going to engage in teaching you about. Therefore, I welcome you to contact me by e-mail and let me know if there's anyway I can serve your tutoring needs. I have been in the field of education and tutoring for more than 4 years, teaching on such subjects such as Basic Math, Language Arts, Computer training skills in the areas of Microsoft Word, Excel,... read more

Hi All Using the Report Layout View is a much easier way to adjust your report. If you are like most users you want your reports to look perfect, however the Deign View with the band can be confusing. Try using the Microsoft Access 2007 or 2010 Layout View. You can add lines, change the fonts and many more editing like functions. Hope this helps and I will add more tips and tricks later. Wendy T.

One of the hardest applications in the MS Office suite is MS Access. This is why Microsoft separates this application from the general Office suite and you only get MS Access when you purchase the Professional versions or higher. MS Access will be referred to as Access for the remainder of this article. This application does not follow the normal Windows or Office menus, such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. You also create everything (tables, queries, forms, reports, and macros) into one file rather than create individual files. This is sometimes a hard concept for the casual computer user to understand. To even confuse new computer users, MS Access 2007 is using a new extension, .accdb rather than the traditional .mdb filename. When you first start to learn Access, most classes teach you about tables first, then queries, then forms, and finally reports. This is all good, but they don't necessarily teach you why you create the tables, other than telling you the field... read more

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