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Rhonda J.

Chicago, IL

$35/hour

Microsoft & Adobe Software Trainer and Design Maven

20+ Hours
4.7 average from 10 ratings

$35/Hour


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Bachelor of Arts
Publishing Advertisi

Education

Bachelor of Arts (Publishing Advertisi)

About Rhonda

I have been teaching Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, design principles and introductory computer classes on Macs and PCs since 2008. I have 21 years experience with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint and 9 years experience with Adobe Creative Suite (including Adobe InCopy). I also teach Windows 7, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Outlook.

As an instructor I draw from my 16 years experience as a graphic designer and 10 years as a secretary.

I provide one-on-one tutorials as well as classroom instruction using tools like High Class and other similar computer lab set-ups. I have taught from customized training materials and set curriculum -- to youth, adults and seniors. I provide training in various settings: libraries, computer schools, workforce development programs, corporations and vocational education schools. I enjoy encouraging and cultivating creativity and technological literacy.

I assist with additional resources for practice, study and skills review. I was selected to mentor and train new computer instructors this past spring by the associate faculty manager at the vocational school where I teach. I have mentored four instructors so far.

I am committed to growing and keeping abreast of the latest developments in digital media, learning web design and video editing. I passed my Microsoft PowerPoint Certification Exam April 7th with a score of 925.

I believe my career path, 28 years as a computer and software application user and 6 years teaching software, equips me to be an excellent instructor.
I have been teaching Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, design principles and introductory computer classes on Macs and PCs since 2008. I have 21 years experience with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint and 9 years experience with Adobe Creative Suite (including Adobe InCopy). I also teach Windows 7, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Outlook. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60644
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design
English:
Vocabulary
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing,
General Computer, Graphic Design,
Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Handwriting, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe InDesign

I started using Adobe InDesign in 2004 while I was still working in the Magazine Publishing industry. We used this software daily along with Adobe InCopy. I was the point person for my department to help with switching from QuarkXpress to Adobe InDesign. My department sent 2-4 magazines using Adobe InDesign to the printer every month. I use Adobe InDesign to create interactive documents with embedded movies. I have also used it extensively in my Graphic Design business.

Desktop Publishing

I studied Magazine Publishing at Columbia College Chicago. I worked in magazine and book publishing for 10 years. I was a senior graphic designer for a coffee-table book publisher. I worked for Reed Business Information, formerly the largest trade magazine publisher in the US. I worked with the design team to layout 3-5 magazines per month for the homebuilding industry. I've provided production and art direction to local magazine and newspaper publishers.

Graphic Design

I have been working as a graphic designer in publishing and marketing since graduating college in 1998. I have been teaching Adobe Photoshop & Graphic Design to a tech program focused on increasing the skills of woman for 1.5 years at Blue1647. I also taught Graphic Design in digital media after school programs from 2008-2013.

Microsoft Outlook

I taught Microsoft Outlook for 1.5 years at BIR, a vocational school in Chicago. It was apart of the computer class that I taught. I worked exclusively teaching the introduction to computers and the Microsoft Office suite of products at BIR. I have my certificate in Microsoft Outlook 2013. I also taught this class for ICNC a local SBA incubator.

Bachelor of Arts
Publishing Advertisi

Education

Bachelor of Arts (Publishing Advertisi)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rhonda will travel within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60644.