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Alexander S.

Albuquerque, NM

$40/hour

Award winning Database Designer and Trainer

5.0 average from 14 ratings
Computer Expert
— Debra, North Richland Hills, TX on 9/17/15

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Colorado State University
Comparative Database

Education

Colorado State University (Comparative Database)

About Alexander

As a MS Access and Excel specialist with advanced skill sets and considerable training experience, I can provide your students with daily contract training services in a classroom, business office, factory floor, or on-line at a time and place of their choosing. I recently taught a remote Dallas, TX area student OOP analysis and programming concepts via Skype and Team-viewer.

My past teaching experiences are many with assignments including: General Electric Jet Engine Manufacturing employees, returning Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Prep-School aged students. Subject matters varied ranging from complex factory operations management, COBOL programming - with job placement, and advanced sorting and searching algorithms to high-school seniors.

I hold multiple certifications in the fields of DBMS and Comparative Database Analysis. I have not only trained countless corporate sponsors but have, over the course of five decades, applied my skills to solving some extraordinary problems for our nation's technical and scientific laboratories, as well as tutoring numerous individuals interested in furthering their careers.

I have a reputation for excellence and delivering high-quality solutions on-time and within budget. My performance for my employers is matched by a passion to help others succeed.
As a MS Access and Excel specialist with advanced skill sets and considerable training experience, I can provide your students with daily contract training services in a classroom, business office, factory floor, or on-line at a time Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Albuquerque, NM 87108

"Computer Expert"

- Debra, North Richland Hills, TX on 9/17/15
Computer:
COBOL, Computer Programming,
Fortran, Macintosh, Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word, Pascal, QuickBooks,
Visual Basic
Business:
Accounting, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word, QuickBooks,
Tax Preparation

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Computer Programming

As a long time student of Donald Knuth's epic six volume encyclopedia, "The Art of Computer Programming," I have been crafting my skills since there have been computers to program. I have also been training others to start their careers, advance their skills, or complete their required college programming project. I began my training career over 50 years ago, educating returning Vietnam era veterans. Since that time I have taught all categories of computer programmers, whether novice, or journeymen or women, prep school students or seasoned industry technicians. I have shown others how to devise custom business solutions, and more complex applications like sorting and searching algorithms - which are my true passion. I am fluent, or at least proficient, in 14 computer programming languages, all of which solve problems for my clients who rely on computers. My expertise includes OOP and OOA (object-oriented programming/analysis). I have been influenced by structured courses like General Electric's Software Engineering methodology, Stanford University's Cryptography coursework, and the University of London's Responsive Javascript project. My personal programming role models are Rear Admiral Grace Hopper - the force behind machine-independent languages which led the development of COBOL - the world's first high level computer language, and Tim Berners-Lee who created the world's first web page. I have recently trained a talented novice using MS Access and Visual Basic, a database programming language, as part of a pro bono community service project. Whether your needs are personal advancement or a factory full of PNC operators, I can train you or your workforce. Let me help you. You won't be disappointed.

Microsoft Access

I have been building and delivering MS Access databases since version 2.0 to small and large enterprises engaged in business, science, and technology sectors. These efforts have produced countless relational table designs, complex queries, data collection and viewing forms, normalized summary reports, macros, triggers, and many thousands of lines of VBA code. While most of my databases were intended as decision support systems for department heads and executive management, they often evolved into enterprise-wide solutions using MS Access front-end controls with large scale SQL back-end data repositories. My general background with mainframe class DBMS systems provided me with insights most novice Access developers and trainers have not experienced.

Microsoft Excel

I earn my living building and automating simple to complex MS Excel workbooks and spreadsheets for a diverse set of clients. I am a member of the MSND (Microsoft Developers Network) and an award winning Systems Analyst. I have been training end-users how to use computer applications for the past 5 decades. I know I can help your student.

QuickBooks

I am a partner with Pamela S., an experienced QuickBook's Advisor with an international client base. We have been providing manual and automated bookkeeping services for the past 20 years. I have built many computer interfaces between QuickBooks, MS Access databases and MS Excel spreadsheets. I am a former, qualified installer of Peachtree, MAI Basic 4, Macola, and Insight accounting products, with a deep understanding of general ledger, bank reconciliation, A/R, A/P, and Payroll. As a former systems manager I have overseen large scale accounting systems conversions, including Y2K implementations. I am experienced using QuickBooks in accounting for a variety of small to medium sized businesses. Some of the businesses I have served include home builders, manufacturers, nonprofits, real estate investment, and professional sports leagues. I am proficient with both the desktop and online versions of QuickBooks and can set up and/or clean up a client's QuickBooks files and reports.

Tax Preparation

I am a partner with Pamela S., a qualified tax preparation expert with 10 years of experience in the use of Tax Act software products. We have provided these services to for-profit and non-profit clients, individuals and partnerships. I have developed computer software to calculate depreciation values for large scale inventories and corporate assets. I am also a former qualified installer of many 3rd party software brands of accounting software, and have supported numerous clients by delivering customized value-added training.

Visual Basic

I have been programming database solutions using Visual Basic for 20 years. The applications I have developed using Visual Basic have addressed issues involving manufacturing, health-care, real-estate, land development, and home building. I have been training both novice and skilled computer programmers throughout my career using a variety of programming languages including Visual Basic. I have recently tutored a competent novice how to author solutions using Visual Basic as part of a pro bono community service project that was a requirement of my employment for a leader in the supply chain delivery market.

Colorado State University
Comparative Database

Education

Colorado State University (Comparative Database)

Computer Expert — Alexander helped me wrap my mind around the concept of databases. He has many years of practical experience in addition to his in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Access and Excel. He is a very pleasant individual and his teaching style is very patient. He helped me to understand how Access works so that I can use it to quickly retrieve information that I need in my job as a financial analyst. ...

— Debra, North Richland Hills, TX on 9/17/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alexander will travel within 40 miles of Albuquerque, NM 87108.