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Donald G.

Colorado Springs, CO

$40/hour

IT Trainer/Developer/Analyst

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$40/Hour


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Indian River Community College
Bus. Data Processing

Education

Indian River Community College (Bus. Data Processing)

About Donald

I love teaching technically difficult topics, and have a way of breaking them down into simple, easily understood concepts. In the process I try to teach not only the “what,” but the “why” of things.

My first goal of course is to teach the subject at hand, but because computers are constantly changing, my second goal is to equip my students to easily expand their knowledge in future. Understanding the underlying concepts common to all computers and computer applications will make that possible.

My teaching draws on thirty-five years of IT experience during which I held various titles including Methodology Specialist, Sr. Systems Analyst, Quality Control Engineer, and Technical Trainer. I've learned and taught multiple software development methods, languages, and applications on multiple hardware platforms.

Before the first billable session, I take time to fully understand the students learning objectives and then work with them to map out the most effective and efficient way to meet those objectives. The student is always in charge of the content and speed of the tutoring engagement.

If you need help in understanding any aspect of computers, computer applications, or software development, let's talk.
I love teaching technically difficult topics, and have a way of breaking them down into simple, easily understood concepts. In the process I try to teach not only the “what,” but the “why” of things.

My first goal of course is to teach the subject at hand, but because computers are constantly changing, my second goal is to equip my
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Colorado Springs, CO 80909
In-person lessons
Computer:
Computer Science,
General Computer

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Computer Science

Thirty five years total IT experience including work in methodologies, process analysis, business analysis, data and systems analysis, quality engineering, technical training and technical documentation.
Twenty years work as programmer/analyst including eight years with AS/400 (iSeries) using procedural languages and over two years of web and client-server development using C#.NET, VB.NET, ASP.NET, Java, JSP, and various web markup languages.
Two years in technical training presenting structured programming, structured testing, requirements elicitation and various other methodology-related topics.
Two years in process-related positions teaching and refining vendor-supplied software development methodologies and developing new custom methodologies.

Indian River Community College
Bus. Data Processing

Education

Indian River Community College (Bus. Data Processing)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Donald will travel within 20 miles of Colorado Springs, CO 80909.