Over 20 tutoring hours

Dennis M.

Los Angeles, CA

$43/hr

An Ace at Mac OS X and iOs (iPhone and iPad) Operating Systems

In-person lessons
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Background check passed as of 4/26/15
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6 Ratings
 
 
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University of Missouri-Columbia
Secondary Education
no
Other

Education

University of Missouri-Columbia (Secondary Education)

no (Other)

About Dennis

As a professional, I've been working with Mac computers for more than 20 years, and am experienced in interactive learning and leading students in learning the operating systems on Apple's Mac OS X operating systems 10.5.8 (Leopard) through 10.10 (Yosemite), as well has similar skillful-command of the current iOs 8.2 operating systems on the iPhone and iPad hand-held devices.. I'm skilled at troubleshooting, problem solving, shortcuts, commands, processes and the day-to-day challenges the gaining a full comprehension of new software or an application may present to students, especially in time-driven or deadline environments.

Through university and on-the-job training as a reporter, editor, and web content writer, I'm skilled in writing, editing, grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structuring. I've often recognized for being a quick-thinker, capable, energetic, and imaginative in producing a high-quality finished product from using my honed communication, and quick comprehension of technical details and correlating process among application and systems.

Being an adaptable and detail-oriented person, I can implement a broad range of tools to both demonstrate and support the fact that there can be more than one solution or answer to common technical problems, and above all, by not to giving up and challenging oneself, the extent of the lessons leaned and knowledge gained from those challenges will increase retention and avert a greater among of discouragement and frustration from further and/or advanced learning.
As a professional, I've been working with Mac computers for more than 20 years, and am experienced in interactive learning and leading students in learning the operating systems on Apple's Mac OS X operating systems 10.5.8 (Leopard) through 10.10 (Yosemite), as well has similar skillful-command of the current iOs 8.2 operating systems on the… Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90048
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Archaeology
Computer:
Computer Science,
Desktop Publishing,
General Computer,
Linux, Macintosh,
Microsoft Word, Photography
History:
American History, Archaeology, Classics, European History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Art:
Photography
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Phonics
Business:
Marketing, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
General Computer,
Grammar, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Computer Science

I am a half classroom-trained and a half self-taught technology enthusiast, most familiar with the Mac OS X operating systems, and with iOS technology on hand-held iPhone and iPad devices.

Additionally, I'm experienced with working with a number of leading software packages and operating systems in the PC environment--including web content, landing pages, page elements, image editing, and a strong familiarity with both commercial and proprietary/in-house web content management systems.

I am recognized for being capable, energetic, intuitive and imaginative, with a demonstrated proficiency for using my honed technical and communication skills to produce quality results. Using resourcefulness, adaptability and attention to detail, I am able to implement a broad range of tools to follow a problem through to a resolution.

Desktop Publishing

I have worked in the online publishing industry for 20+ years--working from online page layout, sending files to a printer, and with a printed final products all the way to managing web site content for a global law firm. I'm experienced with typefaces, fonts, leading, kerning, and am familiar with a number of desktop publishing applications including Pagemaker, Quark X-Press, WordPress, and Dreamweaver. I also am familiar with how graphics, images and information graphics help to draw in and engage readers to certain web sites, landing pages, or print layouts. In managing content, I am also adept at writing for web sites, writing to fit, as well as for print publications including newspapers, newsletters, magazines and special-interest publications. I have a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the the University of Missouri-Columbia, where I first learned to hone my skills in the look and feel of good page design.

General Computer

Advanced skills with Mac OS X and iOs for the iPhone
Integration and syncing among devices
iCloud
Working with one password for use among integrated applications--Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, iCloud, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, etc.
Online Privacy and Security

Macintosh

With 20+ years of working with Macintosh computers, I well versed in setting up, optimization, troubleshooting, and in performing repairs and fixes as to both software and hardware as needed. For individuals just starting out with Mac or who are making the transition from PC to Mac's OS X operating systems, I can provide and lead instruction on the basics of Mac's operating systems 10.5-10.9 in a classroom environment or on an interactive level, including the standard applications Apple includes with each Mac. I am also skilled with Apple's iPhone, and have experience through it's latest and current 7.1.2 operating system, and am also able to lead instruction on the basic operation of the iPhone as well as its many fun and interesting features.

University of Missouri-Columbia
Secondary Education
no
Other

Education

University of Missouri-Columbia (Secondary Education)

no (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $43.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dennis will travel within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Background Check Status for Dennis M.

Dennis M. passed a background check on 4/26/15. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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