Iowa State University (Small Business Mgmt)
Roosevelt University - Chicago (Other)
I took early retirement from the Federal government where I was creating distance learning courses on using different software. Now, I spend half of my time managing my more than 20-year-old magazine. We were in print, but the publication is now completely green, which means I spend much of my time using Dreamweaver, and HTML coding, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Constant Contact, Survey Monkey, and soon Snapchat. I also edit articles and occasionally books.
I spend the other half of my time working with the non-profit I started that works with West Africans with business issues such as business planning, accounting, and marketing. Much of the work entails teaching basic business methods and providing business support including the effective use of social media.
I prefer working on defined projects with specific, termed goals. However, work could involve a series of short term projects with well-defined goals. Many of the students I have tutored speak English as a second language.
Initially, we can meet at an Internet café. I am open to the times I meet, but greatly appreciate a three hour cancelation notice. I took early retirement from the Federal government where I was creating distance learning courses on using different software. Now, I spend half of my time managing my more than 20-year-old magazine. We were in print, but the publication is now completely green, which means I spend much of my time using Dreamweaver, and HTML coding, Facebook,
The tutor really goes over and beyond! He tunes in to the heart of the problem and really gives it his all to help the student get understanding.
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I have an undergraduate and graduate degree in business. I own and operate a small business. I consult with small business now.
I began learning Contribute, Dreamweaver’s less robust sibling, after Netscape discontinued supporting Netscape as web content manager around December 2007. Contribute is not good for creating web pages, but is good for managing webpage content.
Eventually, I began using Dreamweaver, which allows users to fully create web pages and manage a page’s content. Subsequently, I had formal training in Dreamweaver and became responsible for our web presence at my day job, for which I took early retirement two years ago. On the job, I used Dreamweaver largely to manage the site’s content and some structural changes to the pages. I continue to use various web sites to learn the solutions to problems I have with Dreamweaver.
With Dreamweaver, I created and manage two sites. Two years ago, I taught two students how to use Dreamweaver in The Gambia, West Africa.
In learning how to use Dreamweaver, I have learned a lot about HTML, plugins, and other software and platforms, such as PayPal and Sharebar, that I use to enhance the sites. Though I understand that many are moving to XHTML and the coding is very similar, I have not starting using XHTML.
More specifically graduate degree is in Marketing communications. I have about 25 or more years marketing various products, special events, books, and companies - - including my on company.
I have designed and created three websites, one each for my magazine, charity, and the Gambia National Library. A contractor designed the magazine’s website. Because of the costs, instead of hiring a contractor, I redesigned the site. The redesign project forced me to learn more about contemporary designs and how to implement them in Dreamweaver.
The redesign also forced me to learn about other platforms like PayPal and Constant Contact and software like Sharebare and TinyURL that make the site more robust.
I designed and created the charity’s website. But I began that site with just a sketch and designed many of the pages as I created them. Part of the design included learning and properly setting up PayPal and Constant Contact accounts and linking them to the website.
The Gambia National Library site had a more detailed sketch before I created that one. Since the site’s content was out of my subject area, it was a challenge gathering the information and the images. However, I did create an eleven step generic development plan, from obtaining a URL and host’s uploading information to taking video and testing links that I will share with anyone at no cost. I teach web design with the focus of the student or web site user being able to create, manage, and solve design and maintenance issues on their own.
- Worked with at least three foreign-born students with a papers. They all got better than average passing grades.