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College of St. Thomas (Graduate Coursework)
My focus is on general computer tutoring based on client needs. What questions do you have? What skills do you want to learn? Would you like to learn some shortcuts for being organized and getting things done? Do you need help with computer setup?
My policy is to offer the FIRST VISIT AT NO CHARGE to be sure we work well together and can meet your needs. We can meet in a library or coffee shop, or I work with people in their homes as well.
After earning a B.S. in chemical engineering, I found my true vocation by getting a VoTech degree in programming and finding work with personal computers (PC's). Since retiring, I have been doing computer coaching and also volunteering with computer training at the public library and in an ELL school.
I worked with PC's at the same Minneapolis company for 25 years. Much of the work required me to quickly learn new software, install it on file servers and PC's, and then train business people to use it. At times I was called in at night to fix batch processes running across multiple PC's and servers.
I feel I was adept at using simple, clear analogies to help my clients understand some rather tricky computer concepts and functions. I tried to make the process enjoyable for my users and made many new 'lunch buddies' after working with them. I was always looking for easier ways for users to perform tasks and enjoyed sharing these "tips and techniques" with others.
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you make the most of your computer! My focus is on general computer tutoring based on client needs. What questions do you have? What skills do you want to learn? Would you like to learn some shortcuts for being organized and getting things done? Do you need help with … Read more
I choose Christopher because he is similar to my age and I thought he would be patient with me caught between paper and computers. He is patient and not judgmental of my slowness to understand, and sees computers as a mystery to be solved so it's fun. I highly recommend him and am grateful for him
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I have a wide variety of experience with computer support and 20+ years with the same company. There is always something new to figure out, and there are always two ways to do anything with a computer!