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Kim M.

Lunenburg, MA

$49/hour

Patient and experienced tutor will work at your pace!

50+ Hours
4.9 average from 32 ratings
Strongly Recommend Kim
— David, Marlborough, MA on 11/7/16

$49/Hour


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About Kim

Ready to help you take the next step!

Excel and Access are great tools, but can be hard to learn. I can bring you up to speed quickly, focusing on the tasks you need to perform. I am a patient and thorough teacher, conducting all tutoring sessions at a pace that makes you comfortable. If you are new to programming, I'll start with the basic concepts and build from there. If you've got some experience, we can start where you left off and fill in some of the blanks.

I'm a professional developer using Access, Excel and VBA to build both simple and complex applications. I've used these products for years and have taught classes to many students. I love sharing my knowledge!

I'm happy to answer any questions you have, either via email or online. We can schedule a short session (either online or by phone) to get to know each other and determine a course of action, at no charge and with no commitment. Let's get started!
Ready to help you take the next step!

Excel and Access are great tools, but can be hard to learn. I can bring you up to speed quickly, focusing on the tasks you need to perform. I am a patient and thorough teacher, conducting all tutoring sessions at a pace that makes you comfortable. If you are new to programming, I'll start with the
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1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Lunenburg, MA 01462
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"Strongly Recommend Kim"

- David, Marlborough, MA on 11/7/16
Kim replied on 11/10/2016

Thanks David! Looking forward to our next lesson.

"Focused, knowledgeable, patient"

- Tracey-lee, Northborough, MA on 10/29/15
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Microsoft Excel

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Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access - an amazing tool that is easy to use, but difficult to use CORRECTLY! I can help get you started if you are new to Access, or help you figure out how to manage an existing database. I'm a professional Access developer, working with it daily. I can help with all aspects of Access, including tables, relationships, queries, forms, VBA and more.

Microsoft Excel

Excel is one of the most commonly used tools in the business world, and yet most people only use a fraction of its capabilities. If you'd like to dig a little deeper, I can help you find some amazing features in Excel and put them to work for you. We can cover Data Table features, PivotTables, nested formulas, built-in functions, formatting, and more.

If you're started using Excel macros, that process might have given you more questions than answers. We can take a look at the VBA code for the macros you've created, and see how to tweak or enhance them. You may also have found that the Macro Recorder generally writes code that is messy, and often throws in lots of lines of code that aren't really necessary (see all those "scroll" commands... probably not needed). We can look these over and dissect them, talking about what they are doing and how they might do it better. I can show you the debugging tools, which are invaluable.

SQL

SQL, also known as Structured Query Language, is a language that is used to retrieve, add, edit and delete data in a database. It's used in Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle databases, MySQL, Microsoft Access, and many other places. No matter which of these tools you're using, the basic syntax of SQL stays the same. We can look at the commands that are identical across platforms, and also those that are specific to one of these.

If you're new to SQL, the best place to start is with simple Select statements. We can cover those, and then move on to joins, where statements, order by statements, grouping statements, and more. We can also cover the statements that are used to add, edit and delete records (insert, update, and delete, respectively).

In addition, we can cover some of the database administration tasks, such as creating tables, creating indexes, adding users, and more.

Finally, if you're learning SQL Programming, we can look at creating views, stored procedures and functions.

Visual Basic

Visual Basic has been around for a long time, and continues to be a popular tool, in large part because of it's use in VBA (or Visual Basic for Applications). I've worked with VB for several years, both in Microsoft Visual Studio and in the Microsoft Office Suite. I have create both Windows and Web applications with it.

Visual Basic is one of the easier languages to learn, because it is more "English-like" than many languages. We can cover the basics of Visual Basic syntax, the differences between different "flavors" of VB (VB .Net, VBA, VB Script), and how to build robust user-friendly applications with it.

Error Handling and Debugging are important topics to understand, so that your programs will be trusted and well-received by their users. I've found that the best way to learn Visual Basic is in small chunks - discuss a topic, view a demonstration, and then try a small example. During our tutoring sessions, you'll be encouraged to create small procedures that focus on a single task, and then integrate those small pieces to build a complete solution.

Strongly Recommend Kim

Kim exceeded my expectations in terms of the number of Excel skills we managed to cover in 60 minutes. I anticipate having her back soon.

— David, Marlborough, MA on 11/7/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $49.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Kim will travel within 20 miles of Lunenburg, MA 01462.