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Alan O.

Gurnee, IL

$60/hour

Microsoft Office Guru and other Computer-Related Tutoring

5+ Hours
4.9 average from 8 ratings
Alan's love for computers and teaching shine through.
— Eileen, Libertyville, IL on 11/26/15

$60/Hour


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Tennessee Temple University
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Tennessee Temple University (Bible)

About Alan

I love to see my students move forward! I find a lot of satisfaction in helping someone who wants to improve themselves take the necessary steps to do just that. I employ a very organized, methodical, and intentional method in reaching goals that are determined based on the specific needs/interests of the individual student. We will customize the training/learning experience to fit the student perfectly and make mid-course adjustments as needed. If you want to set a specific length of time for your tutoring, such as, 2 or 3 months, and cover a lot of info within that time span, we can do that. If you prefer to take a slower approach and just move at a comfortable speed that fits your learning style we can do that as well.

1. You determine what you want/need to know - where you want to be when we finish your tutoring.
2. Together, we will define the "doable" steps that you/we will take to reach the goal(s) that you set.
3. You determine how many sessions we have together. (Each session will last approximately an hour, unless we determine that longer sessions will work better for you.
4. I will, enthusiastically invite any, and all questions you may have.
5. I will walk with you every step of the way!

I have been using Microsoft Office Software since the early 1990s and I taught Microsoft Office Software Classes from 2010 through 2013 at the College of Lake County (Lake County Illinois). I have also used Apple Computers extensively, and thorough knowledge of Apple systems, including iPhone and iPad.
I have taught/tutored students at every level from those who have never even turned a computer on, to those who are Microsoft Office Certified and I've been able to find what each student needed to take the "next steps" in their process of learning how to use this software effectively.

I have accumulated a "stockpile" of resources from Quick Reference Guides for Microsoft Office Commands to typing assistance software, to helpful websites (mostly free) all of which come with my tutoring services. One of my strongest attributes is the ability to inspire. I have been able to help students find something that motivates them to learn as much as they can about using this world class software.

I would love to work with you in person, or online using the Wyzant interface. I hope to hear from you soon!
I love to see my students move forward! I find a lot of satisfaction in helping someone who wants to improve themselves take the necessary steps to do just that. I employ a very organized, methodical, and intentional method in reaching goals that are determined based on the specific needs/interests of the individual student. We will customize the Read more

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Travels within 40 miles of Gurnee, IL 60031
Background Check: Passed

"Alan's love for computers and teaching shine through."

- Eileen, Libertyville, IL on 11/26/15

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

General Computer

I have effectively taught beginning computer students the basics about computers and the basics about using a computer. We will determine your specific interest/need, set appropriate goals along with doable steps, and focus on your interest/need as we accomplish your goals. I will enthusiastically invite questions and walk with you every step all along the way!

Macintosh

I have used a Macintosh computer for several years now and currently use a MacBook Pro that has dual platforms of the Apple OS X Yosemite and Microsoft Windows. I have tutored many students in the use of a Macintosh computer. I know The software well and I also know the Apple/Macintosh version of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Mac). We can customize a training plan designed with your specific needs.

Microsoft Excel

I have effectively taught Microsoft Excel to students of varying skill levels from beginner to advanced for three years. I have used and taught Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013. I will determine the interest/need of the student, set appropriate goals along with doable steps, and focus on that interest/need as we accomplish those goals. I enthusiastically invite questions all along the way!

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have effectively taught Microsoft PowerPoint for the College of Lake County to students of varying skill levels from beginner to advanced for three years. I have used and taught Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, 2010, and 2013.

I will determine the interest/need of the student, set appropriate goals along with doable steps, and focus on that interest/need as we accomplish those goals. I enthusiastically invite questions all along the way!

Microsoft Windows

I have effectively taught Microsoft Windows courses for the College of Lake County in Lake County Illinois from 2010 through 2013. I have tutored students with skill levels ranging from those who have never turned a computer on to those who are Microsoft certified. I use a very practical, intentional method customized for the specific needs/interests of individual student. The student and I determine the student's objective(s) and set appropriate goals along with "doable" steps that will accomplish those goals.

Microsoft Word

I have been teaching Microsoft Word (2007, 2010, and 2013 versions) for the College of Lake County since 2010. My students have come with a variety of skill levels with some in the beginner category and some having an advanced knowledge of the software.

I will create a customized learning tract for each student that matches the unique needs of that student. Together, we'll set appropriate goals along with steps that are sufficiently challenging, yet not overwhelming.

My hope is that the student finds something that will inspire/encourage them to pursue further learning in the subject when our tutoring sessions are finished.

Tennessee Temple University
Bible

Education

Tennessee Temple University (Bible)

Alan's love for computers and teaching shine through.

Alan is knowledgeable and patient. We are reviewing the basics of Word and Excel and learning the workings of my new computer and Windows 8.1.

— Eileen, Libertyville, IL on 11/26/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Travel policy

Alan will travel within 40 miles of Gurnee, IL 60031.