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I have had over 25 years working with computers and various applications. This includes programming, specific applications for Microsoft, SAS, and other general computer operating systems. I have also taught at various community colleges and worked for SAS Institute. While teaching at for SAS Institute Inc., both in the US and Europe, I taught courses for a number of Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits and US government agencies including the CDC and the Census Bureau. While teaching at community colleges, I taught both curriculum and continuing education courses. I have also taught senior citizens how to use a computer. Many of these people have never used a computer before and had to start with keyboarding exercises.
Teaching methods need to be formulated according to the class consistency. In other words, I change my teaching style to suit my students. Beginners need someone who is extremely patient and they require repetitive exercises. Fortune 500 company attendees are usually advanced and want additional technical information often beyond the contents of the class. It is important to address the needs of all attendees while ensuring that those that are lagging behind are able to get the information and skills they need to make them successful. I have also taught courses for people whose native tongue is not English. Speaking slowly and clearly is of the utmost importance. Whenever a question is asked, it is important to repeat the question to ensure others heard the question and then answer. I find students appreciate the extra effort I take to do this. I have had over 25 years working with computers and various applications. This includes programming, specific applications for Microsoft, SAS, and other general
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I have taught both structured and object-oriented programming for over 15 years.
I started using DOS in the mid-eighties, when the first IBM PC came out. I have continued to use DOS since then. While average users prefer to use the GUI side of the Microsoft Operating Systems, programmers that know and understand DOS prefer to open up a Command Prompt window and issue their commands directly to the DOS interpreter. Most users do not need to understand or work with DOS, however, for programmers and techs, it is much easier to use DOS. DOS is also where you can easily run FTP commands and other TCP/IP commands.
My Microsoft PowerPoint expertise comes from over 15 years of working with PowerPoint and teaching Powerpoint at the community college level. I have also taught new computer users, college students, and small business owners in eastern NC. In addition, I have created a number of courses to be used at the community college level for both curriculum courses and non-curriculum courses for Continuing Education. When teaching software of this type, I have found that a project oriented approach does well, starting with creating a simple presentation and then adding graphics, sound, and special effects.
I have been working with Microsoft Windows since Windows 95 came out. This is many years of experience with a GUI (Graphical User Interface). I taught Windows both for Fortune 500 customers and at local community colleges in curriculum and non-curriculum courses. This type of teaching requires hands on training. Repetition of tasks is very important in this type of training.
My Microsoft WORD expertise comes from over 15 years of working with WORD and teaching WORD at the community college level. I have helped many convert from using one version of WORD to using a newer version. I have experience creating simple documents, research papers,large documents,resumes, and cover letters. Templates can be very useful and many times people do not know about them. I also have taught a number of WORD classes helping business users become more efficient in their use of WORD.
I have taught Public Speaking and Giving Better Presentations at a local community college for 5 years. I have been giving presentations to Fortune 500 companies for over 20 years. I also currently give presentations at a local community college and for senior citizens.
I have been teaching QuickBooks for local community colleges for over 3 years. Generally, I teach the basics of how to navigate and perform typical tasks for small businesses. I also, encourage specific types of small businesses to obtain QuickBooks documentation for their specific type of business/industry. Many times it varies especially when dealing with non-profit organizations.
I have taught SAS programming for over 11 years. My main emphasis was on DATA Step. I also have experience with a number of different modules including SAS/AF, SAS/GRAPH, Macros, and additional procedures in SAS/STAT. While the majority of my teaching experience has been with Fortune 500 companies both in the US and Europe, I have also taught at a number of local community colleges. I believe in a hands on approach.
I have been instructing adult students in SQL for over 20 years. My experience includes a wide range of databases and I have also developed SQL training courses for a number of software companies that deal with Fortune 500 customers. These are real companies that deal with huge databases on a daily basis. These companies depend on their databases to turn data into business intelligent information.
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