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Kristen D.

Albany, NY

$39/hour

Experienced, Approachable Corporate Business (Computer) Systems Tutor

Background check passed as of 9/21/15

$39/Hour


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University at Albany (SUNY)
Information Science

Education

University at Albany (SUNY) (Information Science)

About Kristen

Hi, I'm Kristen!

My mission here is to help you build a foundation of understanding of the how and why systems function the way they do - in a welcoming and criticism-free atmosphere.
I am approved to offer tutoring sessions in the following subjects:
(General Computers)
The knowledge gained from this may enable you to quickly and accurately:
Conceptualize the transfer of data between system components - to help understand and identify operation.
Decipher computer system specifications and their real-world applications - unsure whether to purchase a laptop or a desktop, or whether more memory or disk space would better suit your needs?
Develop functional process steps for common tasks - syncing photos to your computer, backing up data, or using applications.
Understanding privacy with Mobile devices and websites - Know what behind-the-scenes information you are transmitting to websites every time you visit - and how to limit that information.

I've been building (desktop) systems personally for over twenty years, and am a technology enthusiast with a degree in Information Science from the University at Albany, with (minor) concentrations in both computer science (Database Management Systems) and English (American/British literature).

I'm an idea-tor and engineer (- and geek!) at heart, and my professional career has been technology-focused, most recently in the role of a global enterprise applications administrator for a global enterprise.
My Windows experience dates as far back as Windows 3.1, and I am familiar with both consumer (home, professional, ultimate) and server versions of Windows up to and including Windows 10. I am also familiar with Android OS (mobile) devices and office software suites.

Besides technology, I am also experienced with algebra, reading comprehension, creative writing, and public speaking.

If you're interested in becoming more knowledgeable about any of these subjects, including computers, mobile devices, or web privacy questions, I look forward to working with you!

PS: I am always available for online sessions from 9A EST to 7P EST Monday-Sunday; Evening/weekend transportation limits my "in-person" availability, however please ask and I will be happy to work with you!
Hi, I'm Kristen!

My mission here is to help you build a foundation of understanding of the how and why systems function the way they do - in a welcoming and criticism-free atmosphere.
I am approved to offer tutoring sessions in the following subjects:
(General Computers)
The knowledge gained from this may enable you to
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Albany, NY 12210
Background Check: Passed
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Windows

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.

Microsoft Windows

Reflecting portions of my public profile, I've been entrenched in computer hardware and software systems, applications, and theory from an uncharacteristically young age. One of my later 'toys' growing up was an IBM 80386, running versions of PC, and later MS-DOS. I am familiar with command-line interfaces - the foundation of our modern operating systems, including another of my 'toys,' called Windows 3.1. I can continue if you like, but it's going to get pretty redundant. I've been a system builder for over twenty years as well, and gaming for over thirty. I've been a Windows (global) applications owner and manager, professionally as well, with enterprise-wide domain-administrator rights. Let me know if you'd like to hear more.

University at Albany (SUNY)
Information Science

Education

University at Albany (SUNY) (Information Science)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $39.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kristen will travel within 10 miles of Albany, NY 12210.