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Catherine L.

Personalized lessons with skill, patience and humor!

Personalized lessons with skill, patience and humor!

$55/hour

  • 479 hours tutoring

  • Kissimmee, FL 34759

About Catherine


Bio

COMPUTER LESSONS: My computer lessons are designed to teach you the skills you need in this digital world! Your needs can be as simple as learning how to better utilize email or complex like learning a major software program.

I have 35 years of successful public school teaching. As an educator, I was IT leader for the district, responsible for training both students and teachers on a variety of software as well as, integrating technology in lessons. I was a 3 time recipient of the...

COMPUTER LESSONS: My computer lessons are designed to teach you the skills you need in this digital world! Your needs can be as simple as learning how to better utilize email or complex like learning a major software program.

I have 35 years of successful public school teaching. As an educator, I was IT leader for the district, responsible for training both students and teachers on a variety of software as well as, integrating technology in lessons. I was a 3 time recipient of the Celebration of Excellence Award from the state of CT. I am also a Certified Google Innovator, trained in NYC at Google.

I understand how apprehensive some people might be when it comes to learning new technologies. This digital world is ever changing. Besides my computer skills, one of my strengths is patience! I will never make you feel stupid or incapable of learning. My personal tutoring experience includes home-schooled children all the way to Senior Citizens! You are never too old to learn something new!

I have taught MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Forms, Presentations, Sites, Apps, Picasa, Adobe, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, OpenOffice Writer, Impress, Draw, Networking, Desktop Publishing, Word Processing basics, Facebook and much much more! I work on both the PC and Mac platforms.


Education

western ct state university
Music Education
western ct state university
Masters
Fairfield University Fairfield, CT - Computers in Education
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Rate details: My rate is for a one on one tutoring lesson. If you are interested in a group presentation the fee $75. Presentations require more preparation - handouts, visuals etc.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Kissimmee, FL 34759
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/24/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I have a Computer Education degree from Fairfield University and have actively taught computer programs since 1997. In addition, I have been editor for many publications - Connecticut's "Celebration in Excellence", National Pastoral Musicians convention booklet, Trumbull High School's Yearbook to name a few. I was IT leader for the Trumbull Public Schools for 12 years. In that role I have both created graphics and logos in Illustrator as well as taught students how to use Illustrator. Illustrator is a graphic program used to create designs for printed publications.
Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I have used InDesign since it was PageMaker. I have used InDesign to create a variety of publications - yearbooks, conference books, church bulletins and other publications that were ultimately sent to a printer. In addition, I have taught others how to use InDesign and prepare documents for publication.
Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop

I have used and taught Photoshop for more than 20 years. As a graphics editor for the State's "Celebration of Excellence" booklet, I used photoshop to correct many of the photos posted in the book. As yearbook advisor, I taught students to use Photoshop to create effects and graphics for the award winning Trumbull HS Yearbook.

Business

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I was IT leader for the Trumbull Public Schools for 14 years. In that position, I created numerous spreadsheets for a variety functions - Work Orders, Time Sheets, Grade Books and more. In addition, I worked with both teachers and students teaching how to create charts, formulas, conditional formatting and more. Excel, one part of the MS Office suite, is a spreadsheet application. The main function for spreadsheets is to perform mathematical formulas. Excel is a powerful spreadsheet that can simplify tasks involving math. From home budgets, time sheets to teacher grade books, formulas can be created and formatted to automate tasks. In addition, Excel can be used as a simple database and create pivot tables and charts.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint or PowerPointless? How can this visual program enhance your presentation? PowerPoint can add sounds and animation - but should you? This is one of the overused, misused program on the market. I can help you understand the features of PowerPoint, create and use master slides, plus learn good PowerPoint techniques to enhance not hurt your presentation!
Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher is part of the Office suite that many people use to publish newsletters, brochures and flyers. I have been teaching Publisher to youth and adults for over 12 years. I can teach students how to use Publisher for school projects, create flyers, brochures, banners and much more!
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

Word processing is not the same as typing on a typewriter. If you are still using 2 spaces after punctuation, using all caps, or underlining important items, then you need to learn about Word Processing! Microsoft Word is a word processing program. The newer versions have set defaults that can cause frustration. In addition, Word has advanced features that can customized for personal use - auto correct, macros. Inserting graphics can be frustration in Word. Learn about inline and independent graphics as well as text wrapping, resizing and cropping. Information and charts can be embedded in Word, and linked for live updating. I can teach you the basics of word processing, as well as the features of MS Word to make your print document look the way you need it to!

Computer

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I have a Computer Education degree from Fairfield University and have actively taught computer programs since 1997. In addition, I have been editor for many publications - Connecticut's "Celebration in Excellence", National Pastoral Musicians convention booklet, Trumbull High School's Yearbook to name a few. I was IT leader for the Trumbull Public Schools for 12 years. In that role I have both created graphics and logos in Illustrator as well as taught students how to use Illustrator. Illustrator is a graphic program used to create designs for printed publications.
Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I have used InDesign since it was PageMaker. I have used InDesign to create a variety of publications - yearbooks, conference books, church bulletins and other publications that were ultimately sent to a printer. In addition, I have taught others how to use InDesign and prepare documents for publication.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have used and taught Photoshop for more than 20 years. As a graphics editor for the State's "Celebration of Excellence" booklet, I used photoshop to correct many of the photos posted in the book. As yearbook advisor, I taught students to use Photoshop to create effects and graphics for the award winning Trumbull HS Yearbook.
CSS,

CSS

CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets, is the code the web uses to format and place text, objects and elements in a website. Knowing how to write this code and where to place it - in a web page, in a line of code or on a separate sheet is key to having it control a web page. I have been designing webpages for almost 20 years. CSS has been a integral part of web design for over 10 years. I have been successfully tutoring students on web design & CSS through WyzAnt for several years now. One cannot be qualified to teach Dreamweaver and Web Design without also being qualified in CSS, it is that important to website construction!
Desktop Publishing,

Desktop Publishing

I have been active in Desktop Publishing producing documents for major organizations. For several years, I was the creator for the "Celebration of Excellence" book for the State Dept of Education in Connecticut (this program is no longer active). I created the convention booklet for NPM (Nation Pastoral Musicians) for the 2006 convention. I assisted the High school where I taught in producing their award winning yearbook. I have used PageMaker and now InDesign. I have taught both teachers and students not only how to use the program, but the accepted practices in desktop publishing.
Dreamweaver,

Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver is the industry standard for creating WYSIWYG websites. I have created many websites using Dreamweaver. The latest version uses AJAX, CSS, Spry Widgets and more. Websites need to keep current with the WW3 standards and compliances. I am able to create and edit in both the design and code views, adding Javascripts, forms and more. I have been using Dreamweaver since its inception, switching from GoLive.
General Computer,

General Computer

I have been using both Mac and PC computers since the 1980's. As IT Leader for the Trumbull Public Schools, I taught computers to both youth and adults for about 14 years. Adults especially can be apprehensive learning new technology. I have run workshops for adults from computer basics to software applications. The two main platforms for today's computers is Mac and PC. Each offers an operating system rich in utilities that can assist the user in performing every day tasks. I can help people understand their operating system as well as select the appropriate software to accomplish necessary tasks.
HTML,

HTML

HTML - Hypertext Markup Language - is the underlying language used for websites. There are rules that are governed by the World Wide Web consortium. Today's HTML pages also make use of Cascading Style Sheets - CSS. I have been teaching HTML since the late 1990's, addressing web browser issues, ADA compliance and graphic creation.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

I have been working on Mac computers since they first came out. I have the added advantage of having taught on both the Mac & PC, so I understand the similarities and differences.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I was IT leader for the Trumbull Public Schools for 14 years. In that position, I created numerous spreadsheets for a variety functions - Work Orders, Time Sheets, Grade Books and more. In addition, I worked with both teachers and students teaching how to create charts, formulas, conditional formatting and more. Excel, one part of the MS Office suite, is a spreadsheet application. The main function for spreadsheets is to perform mathematical formulas. Excel is a powerful spreadsheet that can simplify tasks involving math. From home budgets, time sheets to teacher grade books, formulas can be created and formatted to automate tasks. In addition, Excel can be used as a simple database and create pivot tables and charts.
Microsoft Outlook,

Microsoft Outlook

As part of my IT leader duties in the public schools, I was responsible for running workshops for teachers on how to use Outlook. Managing contacts, organizing emails, creating poles, recovering deleted items, sharing calendars and more.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint or PowerPointless? How can this visual program enhance your presentation? PowerPoint can add sounds and animation - but should you? This is one of the overused, misused program on the market. I can help you understand the features of PowerPoint, create and use master slides, plus learn good PowerPoint techniques to enhance not hurt your presentation!
Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher is part of the Office suite that many people use to publish newsletters, brochures and flyers. I have been teaching Publisher to youth and adults for over 12 years. I can teach students how to use Publisher for school projects, create flyers, brochures, banners and much more!
Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

I have taught Information Processing on windows based computers for over 14 years. I started with Windows 95 and have progressed through the updates to Windows 7. I taught students about windows, minimize, maximize, screen shots, creating folders, saving documents, document extensions and much more.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

Word processing is not the same as typing on a typewriter. If you are still using 2 spaces after punctuation, using all caps, or underlining important items, then you need to learn about Word Processing! Microsoft Word is a word processing program. The newer versions have set defaults that can cause frustration. In addition, Word has advanced features that can customized for personal use - auto correct, macros. Inserting graphics can be frustration in Word. Learn about inline and independent graphics as well as text wrapping, resizing and cropping. Information and charts can be embedded in Word, and linked for live updating. I can teach you the basics of word processing, as well as the features of MS Word to make your print document look the way you need it to!
Web Design

Web Design

I am an active web designer. I have been designing websites since 1998. In addition, I have taught website design since 2003, working with both students and adults.

Corporate Training

General Computer,

General Computer

I have been using both Mac and PC computers since the 1980's. As IT Leader for the Trumbull Public Schools, I taught computers to both youth and adults for about 14 years. Adults especially can be apprehensive learning new technology. I have run workshops for adults from computer basics to software applications. The two main platforms for today's computers is Mac and PC. Each offers an operating system rich in utilities that can assist the user in performing every day tasks. I can help people understand their operating system as well as select the appropriate software to accomplish necessary tasks.
HTML,

HTML

HTML - Hypertext Markup Language - is the underlying language used for websites. There are rules that are governed by the World Wide Web consortium. Today's HTML pages also make use of Cascading Style Sheets - CSS. I have been teaching HTML since the late 1990's, addressing web browser issues, ADA compliance and graphic creation.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I was IT leader for the Trumbull Public Schools for 14 years. In that position, I created numerous spreadsheets for a variety functions - Work Orders, Time Sheets, Grade Books and more. In addition, I worked with both teachers and students teaching how to create charts, formulas, conditional formatting and more. Excel, one part of the MS Office suite, is a spreadsheet application. The main function for spreadsheets is to perform mathematical formulas. Excel is a powerful spreadsheet that can simplify tasks involving math. From home budgets, time sheets to teacher grade books, formulas can be created and formatted to automate tasks. In addition, Excel can be used as a simple database and create pivot tables and charts.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint or PowerPointless? How can this visual program enhance your presentation? PowerPoint can add sounds and animation - but should you? This is one of the overused, misused program on the market. I can help you understand the features of PowerPoint, create and use master slides, plus learn good PowerPoint techniques to enhance not hurt your presentation!
Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher is part of the Office suite that many people use to publish newsletters, brochures and flyers. I have been teaching Publisher to youth and adults for over 12 years. I can teach students how to use Publisher for school projects, create flyers, brochures, banners and much more!
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

Word processing is not the same as typing on a typewriter. If you are still using 2 spaces after punctuation, using all caps, or underlining important items, then you need to learn about Word Processing! Microsoft Word is a word processing program. The newer versions have set defaults that can cause frustration. In addition, Word has advanced features that can customized for personal use - auto correct, macros. Inserting graphics can be frustration in Word. Learn about inline and independent graphics as well as text wrapping, resizing and cropping. Information and charts can be embedded in Word, and linked for live updating. I can teach you the basics of word processing, as well as the features of MS Word to make your print document look the way you need it to!
Web Design

Web Design

I am an active web designer. I have been designing websites since 1998. In addition, I have taught website design since 2003, working with both students and adults.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Easy to interact with and very excel proficient.

Catherine took the time to fully understand my excel challenge. She has both patience and vast excel knowledge. Did not rush through - made sure I understood each step. Looking forward to more lessons.

Elena, 2 lessons with Catherine

Senior with overall tech needs

Patient, friendly. Very knowledgeable. Speaks slowly and clearly. Describes my problems back to me then shows how to resolve it. She is a very unique lady with excellent skills. I'll be using her for all my computer understanding needs.

Marilyn, 1 lesson with Catherine

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Catherine taught me how to use Facebook, her tutoring was professional, knowledgeable and easy to understand. My expectations were accomplished. She was personable and easy to work with.

Roand, 2 lessons with Catherine

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

I love the simplistic ways that Catherine teaches. She is patient and very knowledgeable in computers. She helped me to understand about different aspects of word document, power point, and saving and backing up my files. I enjoyed working with her.

Nona, 1 lesson with Catherine

Very Knowledgeable

Catherine was amazing, helped me to understand the content very easily and was very patient with my learning curve. Will probably use again for future assignments!

Edgar, 3 lessons with Catherine

Catherine is Great!

She is great! Very skilled, knowledgeable and, professional. Extremely calm and patient with a client (me) who is not either of those things when it comes to learning computer skills.

Terry, 4 lessons with Catherine

A recommended tutor

Catherine brings more than 'know how' to learning Mac and Word (my two needs). She also brings an easy flow and warmth to the whole process, and with great patience! I would not hesitate to recommend her.

Jon , 2 lessons with Catherine

Very patient, with lots of good tips

Catherine taught me some handy tips, and made me feel more comfortable navigating my way through word and Powerpoint. An excellent tutor for an adult!

Chloe, 1 lesson with Catherine

Catherine exceeded my expectations.

Catherine is terrific. She explained what I hadn't understood about my new computer (Windows 8, navigating to different screens, uninstalling invasive cloud-based programs, putting limits on the extent to which Microsoft could track my keystrokes, and most important, teaching me how to migrate my Lightroom files to my new computer and retain Lightroom's catalog connections to the actual photos-- among other things). Thanks to Catherine, I have eliminated much of the time I was previously wasting trying to figure things out on my own.

June, 7 lessons with Catherine
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$55/hour

Catherine L.

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