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Roberto A.

Computer... and also Italian, Promotion and Business, Public speaking

Computer... and also Italian, Promotion and Business, Public speaking

$60/hour

  • 991 hours tutoring

  • Burke, VA 22015

About Roberto


Bio

“Teaching is communication, and when you teach you have to communicate your way to do something: if your student learns ‘how to do’ you win, if he doesn't you fail. The most important thing is the result: at the end of the course the student will be able to do what he studied for”.

I am Roberto, 53, I like teaching, and I combined the activity of teaching/training with my main job (software developer and general manager of the software company I set up and owned). I did it in Italy, where I...

“Teaching is communication, and when you teach you have to communicate your way to do something: if your student learns ‘how to do’ you win, if he doesn't you fail. The most important thing is the result: at the end of the course the student will be able to do what he studied for”.

I am Roberto, 53, I like teaching, and I combined the activity of teaching/training with my main job (software developer and general manager of the software company I set up and owned). I did it in Italy, where I lived before staying in Virginia... I taught software (COBOL, BASIC), general computer knowledge, Excel, Word, accountancy (with Italian laws, also using specific applications). I taught in school as a technician, in professional courses, to my customers (software application and general computer knowledge) and in courses I organized.

Communication is getting more and more important everywhere, so I combined my business expertise with public speaking and communication, and I also taught promotion and communication, public speaking, use of PowerPoint, use of press releases, surveys, ads, social media. I did it while I held parliamentary offices in Italy, and so I was really “doing” what I taught. Of course now I can't teach speaking (public or not) the best "English": posso insegnare come parlare “Italiano” (in pubblico o meno), perché sono Italiano di madrelingua (I can teach Italian because I am native Italian speaker). But I can teach "how" to hold a speech, no matter what language you use, how to communicate, how to support your communication with a press release or with a social network. Maybe I have not the best “word” (in English) but surely, after the course, you will have the best way "to say" it.

If you have any question please contact me; I'm waiting to teach you and together, as well as in a team, we will achieve your goal.


Education

ITC A. Zanon - Udine Italia - IT Programmer/Acc

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: Discounts for specific topics or for more than one hour in a row.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Burke, VA 22015
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/21/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I worked in the IT field for many years, and I have been in the IT education field for many years too. I have experience in hardware, software, management, business applications. I know Excel very well and I use it (and MSOffice) every day for budgets, charts, tables, data also interacting with PowerPoint or Words and exchanging data with other programs. I have also taught how to work with Excel for many years. Recently I also developed an accountancy software based on Excel/VBA and spreadsheets and Macros for specific utilities like payrolls or condominiums management. I often help clients to compare spreadsheets, showing differences of bugs and I also often tutor college students for Excel related topics. I am able to plan a class either for a beginner user or for an advanced user (also for Pivot Table or functions like Vlookup) and if you have to use it for administration or accounting, maybe I can give you some advice to increase your productivity. I can also teach how to use macro or VBA in Excel. If you just have a specific problem or a specific question to be solved with Excel, we can do it together: I can design a spreadsheet for your questions and I will teach you how to do by yourself the next time. I usually support my tutoring sessions with slides that I prepare exactly for the course that you need. Excel is powerful, and you will be able to use it to get the results you need.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I worked in the IT field for many years, and I have been in the IT education field for many years. I have experience in hardware, software, management, business applications. I have worked with PowerPoint for many years to support my public speeches, to support a simple presentation, and of course to support my lessons when I teach. I also use PowerPoint together with Word and Excel. I can help you with PowerPoint, and if you need to use it for a conference or something similar, I am also able to give you some advice in Public Speaking with PowerPoint.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I worked in the IT field for many years, and I have been in the IT education field for many years. I have experience in hardware, software, management, business applications. I have worked with Word for many years to support my office, professional and personal activity, and of course to support my lessons when I teach. I also use Word together with PowerPoint and Excel. I can help you with Word, it is the first step to the world of Office Automation, and MSOffice.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I am now reverting to the private sector after more than 20 years in the Italian Institutions, where I worked as legislator and administrator in several legislatures, and I am very experienced as a organizer and as a speaker in national and international conferences. Don't expect me to teach you "English": I'm not a native speaker and maybe your English is better than mine. But I will teach you "how" to hold a speech, what is the "Body Language", how to use times and pauses and even more. I learned (technically) at first what is "public speaking" playing at the theatre (also as an art director) when I was 20 years old, and later I have taught for many years. I will teach you how to get people's attention, why people listen (or not) to you while you are speaking: of course what you say is important, but NOT ONLY that. And I can also teach how you can support speeches with media, surveys, press releases, social networks. We can plan a “communication” course, with the public speaking at the center of the program. I planned and taught many times (in Italy) in this kind of courses … you will achieve your goal! If you are three people or more, we can also use slides (PowerPoint) during the lessons, and we can plan a “speak zone” to practice… Learning “public speaking” will be a pleasure!!

Computer

COBOL,

COBOL

I'm a software developer. I got my high school degree in Italy in 1983 as IT programmer/accountant. I worked in several companies in Italy, approximately from 1984 until 2005 (1987-2005 also in a company I set up in Udine, Italy) as software developer and analyst using COBOL (RM/Cobol), BASIC, RPGII in Unix, DOS, and Windows OS. I designed, developed, and supported business software applications. I taught COBOL mainly in professional courses. If you want to learn COBOL, you should have a computer with licensed COBOL compiler and runtime (if needed) to let you try the software you develop.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I worked in the IT field for many years. I have experience in hardware, software, programming, management. I taught Computer programming and computer science usually in professional courses, before teaching a specific subject (COBOL, Java, Basic/VBA, Unix… and so on). Also computer programming is a concept for better understanding how a computer works, and sometimes high school students learn general concepts for future studies. I can help you to understand computer programming and computer science, but it is very important to know exactly what is the goal you want to achieve.
DOS,

DOS

DOS is the first (and now the oldest) worldwide operating system for a personal computer. I have used it since I started to work in the IT field. Now it is old, but DOS command line is still active, and of course I can help you use DOS commands. Maybe it could be interesting put together (or compare) several OS, like DOS, Unix, Macintosh, and Windows. I have used them all for many years. Just let me know what you need to learn. For good results, you should have a computer with the operating system you wish to use, and you must bring it to your lessons.
General Computer,

General Computer

I have worked in the IT field for many years, and I have been in the IT education field for many years. I have experience in hardware, software, management, business applications. If you just want to know more about computers, we can plan together a course: you will learn how a computer works, you will learn how to use spreadsheets (Excel), word processors (Word), emails, browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome) and so on, you will understand the meaning of "backup." For better results, you should have a computer with a licensed (or a free) office automation package, no matter the brand, and you must bring it with you during the lessons. During the lessons, I also use some slides. I've taught these kinds of courses many times. You will achieve your goal and you will be really proud.
Java,

Java

I often tutor students in Java: I explain how to use loops, objects, methods. I also usually help students to understand how to "structure" and design a program, how many classes are needed, how to write properly the main and the data definition classes, and how to use static or local variables, Arrays and Collections. I'm a software developer. I know several languages, as well as Java, COBOL, VBA/Basic, RPGII, Python, Delphi, C. I worked in several companies as software developer and analyst in Unix, DOS, and Windows OS. I designed, developed, and supported business software applications. If you know other languages I can also make some comparison with you. Java is probably the most important software language now. If you need help to learn Java, or if you need help to solve a specific problem in Java you can call me: we can work in the IDE Eclipse to understand every single step of your code. I can also help you if you just need help in using&understanding an Object Oriented language.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

Macintosh is a specific world of computing, with a specific operating system (OS/X). I used Mac for a couple of years. I can teach you how it works and how to use it. We can also compare different operating systems, such as Windows, Unix, OS/X. To achieve positive results in learning, you should have a Macintosh computer, and you must use it during the lessons.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I worked in the IT field for many years, and I have been in the IT education field for many years too. I have experience in hardware, software, management, business applications. I know Excel very well and I use it (and MSOffice) every day for budgets, charts, tables, data also interacting with PowerPoint or Words and exchanging data with other programs. I have also taught how to work with Excel for many years. Recently I also developed an accountancy software based on Excel/VBA and spreadsheets and Macros for specific utilities like payrolls or condominiums management. I often help clients to compare spreadsheets, showing differences of bugs and I also often tutor college students for Excel related topics. I am able to plan a class either for a beginner user or for an advanced user (also for Pivot Table or functions like Vlookup) and if you have to use it for administration or accounting, maybe I can give you some advice to increase your productivity. I can also teach how to use macro or VBA in Excel. If you just have a specific problem or a specific question to be solved with Excel, we can do it together: I can design a spreadsheet for your questions and I will teach you how to do by yourself the next time. I usually support my tutoring sessions with slides that I prepare exactly for the course that you need. Excel is powerful, and you will be able to use it to get the results you need.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I worked in the IT field for many years, and I have been in the IT education field for many years. I have experience in hardware, software, management, business applications. I have worked with PowerPoint for many years to support my public speeches, to support a simple presentation, and of course to support my lessons when I teach. I also use PowerPoint together with Word and Excel. I can help you with PowerPoint, and if you need to use it for a conference or something similar, I am also able to give you some advice in Public Speaking with PowerPoint.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I worked in the IT field for many years, and I have been in the IT education field for many years. I have experience in hardware, software, management, business applications. I have worked with Word for many years to support my office, professional and personal activity, and of course to support my lessons when I teach. I also use Word together with PowerPoint and Excel. I can help you with Word, it is the first step to the world of Office Automation, and MSOffice.
UNIX,

UNIX

Unix is a powerful operating system, and from UNIX were born other operating systems such as XENIX, AIX, and Linux. I worked in the IT fields for many years, and I used Unix/AIX OS for a certain period of time. I wrote some shell programs, and used the command line in the daily use.
Visual Basic

Visual Basic

I have worked in the IT field for many years, and I have been in the IT education field for many years too. I code in several languages, including Java, COBOL, RPGII and VBA. Using VBA I also developed an accountancy software for small business, and I always use VBA when I need a simple and fast language. Of course I also use VBA programming Excel or MS Office macros in general. Using VBA I can teach you basic programming, but it is great also to explain how to develop an easy procedure to print a daily report or to manage an small Database. VBA is also great, using events (like buttons) in a simple GUI (Graphics User Interface). Using VBA together with office I can teach you the basis of coding, the basis of databases, the basis of GUI. I am able to plan a class either for a user that wants to just use VBA with MS Office, or for a user that wants to start with VBA to go on with java or other languages. If you just have a specific program or a specific problem to be solved with VBA, we can do it together. Maybe we can use a background spreadsheet, developing a GUI for input, coding some events in VBA, and print some reports or simply send some email as output. We can work together for the first time, and then you will be able to do it by yourself the next time. I usually support my tutoring sessions with slides that I prepare exactly for the course that you need.

Corporate Training

General Computer,

General Computer

I have worked in the IT field for many years, and I have been in the IT education field for many years. I have experience in hardware, software, management, business applications. If you just want to know more about computers, we can plan together a course: you will learn how a computer works, you will learn how to use spreadsheets (Excel), word processors (Word), emails, browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome) and so on, you will understand the meaning of "backup." For better results, you should have a computer with a licensed (or a free) office automation package, no matter the brand, and you must bring it with you during the lessons. During the lessons, I also use some slides. I've taught these kinds of courses many times. You will achieve your goal and you will be really proud.
Italian,

Italian

I am Italian native speaker, and I still have frequent contacts with Italy, so my Italian is definitely "current" (yes, I know, it is much better than my English). I have a lot of experience in technical teaching (first) and communication and public speaking (later), because I also held parliamentary offices. I will teach you to speak and understand Italian to use it every day. I have in-depth knowledge of legislation, and I can explain exactly how to understand the Italian laws. Even if you are only going a few days to Italy on vacation or for business, I can help you and teach you the most important things quickly.
Java,

Java

I often tutor students in Java: I explain how to use loops, objects, methods. I also usually help students to understand how to "structure" and design a program, how many classes are needed, how to write properly the main and the data definition classes, and how to use static or local variables, Arrays and Collections. I'm a software developer. I know several languages, as well as Java, COBOL, VBA/Basic, RPGII, Python, Delphi, C. I worked in several companies as software developer and analyst in Unix, DOS, and Windows OS. I designed, developed, and supported business software applications. If you know other languages I can also make some comparison with you. Java is probably the most important software language now. If you need help to learn Java, or if you need help to solve a specific problem in Java you can call me: we can work in the IDE Eclipse to understand every single step of your code. I can also help you if you just need help in using&understanding an Object Oriented language.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I worked in the IT field for many years, and I have been in the IT education field for many years too. I have experience in hardware, software, management, business applications. I know Excel very well and I use it (and MSOffice) every day for budgets, charts, tables, data also interacting with PowerPoint or Words and exchanging data with other programs. I have also taught how to work with Excel for many years. Recently I also developed an accountancy software based on Excel/VBA and spreadsheets and Macros for specific utilities like payrolls or condominiums management. I often help clients to compare spreadsheets, showing differences of bugs and I also often tutor college students for Excel related topics. I am able to plan a class either for a beginner user or for an advanced user (also for Pivot Table or functions like Vlookup) and if you have to use it for administration or accounting, maybe I can give you some advice to increase your productivity. I can also teach how to use macro or VBA in Excel. If you just have a specific problem or a specific question to be solved with Excel, we can do it together: I can design a spreadsheet for your questions and I will teach you how to do by yourself the next time. I usually support my tutoring sessions with slides that I prepare exactly for the course that you need. Excel is powerful, and you will be able to use it to get the results you need.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I worked in the IT field for many years, and I have been in the IT education field for many years. I have experience in hardware, software, management, business applications. I have worked with PowerPoint for many years to support my public speeches, to support a simple presentation, and of course to support my lessons when I teach. I also use PowerPoint together with Word and Excel. I can help you with PowerPoint, and if you need to use it for a conference or something similar, I am also able to give you some advice in Public Speaking with PowerPoint.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I worked in the IT field for many years, and I have been in the IT education field for many years. I have experience in hardware, software, management, business applications. I have worked with Word for many years to support my office, professional and personal activity, and of course to support my lessons when I teach. I also use Word together with PowerPoint and Excel. I can help you with Word, it is the first step to the world of Office Automation, and MSOffice.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I am now reverting to the private sector after more than 20 years in the Italian Institutions, where I worked as legislator and administrator in several legislatures, and I am very experienced as a organizer and as a speaker in national and international conferences. Don't expect me to teach you "English": I'm not a native speaker and maybe your English is better than mine. But I will teach you "how" to hold a speech, what is the "Body Language", how to use times and pauses and even more. I learned (technically) at first what is "public speaking" playing at the theatre (also as an art director) when I was 20 years old, and later I have taught for many years. I will teach you how to get people's attention, why people listen (or not) to you while you are speaking: of course what you say is important, but NOT ONLY that. And I can also teach how you can support speeches with media, surveys, press releases, social networks. We can plan a “communication” course, with the public speaking at the center of the program. I planned and taught many times (in Italy) in this kind of courses … you will achieve your goal! If you are three people or more, we can also use slides (PowerPoint) during the lessons, and we can plan a “speak zone” to practice… Learning “public speaking” will be a pleasure!!

English

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I am now reverting to the private sector after more than 20 years in the Italian Institutions, where I worked as legislator and administrator in several legislatures, and I am very experienced as a organizer and as a speaker in national and international conferences. Don't expect me to teach you "English": I'm not a native speaker and maybe your English is better than mine. But I will teach you "how" to hold a speech, what is the "Body Language", how to use times and pauses and even more. I learned (technically) at first what is "public speaking" playing at the theatre (also as an art director) when I was 20 years old, and later I have taught for many years. I will teach you how to get people's attention, why people listen (or not) to you while you are speaking: of course what you say is important, but NOT ONLY that. And I can also teach how you can support speeches with media, surveys, press releases, social networks. We can plan a “communication” course, with the public speaking at the center of the program. I planned and taught many times (in Italy) in this kind of courses … you will achieve your goal! If you are three people or more, we can also use slides (PowerPoint) during the lessons, and we can plan a “speak zone” to practice… Learning “public speaking” will be a pleasure!!

Language

Italian

Italian

I am Italian native speaker, and I still have frequent contacts with Italy, so my Italian is definitely "current" (yes, I know, it is much better than my English). I have a lot of experience in technical teaching (first) and communication and public speaking (later), because I also held parliamentary offices. I will teach you to speak and understand Italian to use it every day. I have in-depth knowledge of legislation, and I can explain exactly how to understand the Italian laws. Even if you are only going a few days to Italy on vacation or for business, I can help you and teach you the most important things quickly.

Summer

Italian

Italian

I am Italian native speaker, and I still have frequent contacts with Italy, so my Italian is definitely "current" (yes, I know, it is much better than my English). I have a lot of experience in technical teaching (first) and communication and public speaking (later), because I also held parliamentary offices. I will teach you to speak and understand Italian to use it every day. I have in-depth knowledge of legislation, and I can explain exactly how to understand the Italian laws. Even if you are only going a few days to Italy on vacation or for business, I can help you and teach you the most important things quickly.

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Very knowledgeable

Roberto was a pleasure to work with. He was very knowledgeable and patient. Found simple ways to explain Java coding. Showed me different ways to get the same information. Before our session was over I knew already I wanted to see him again. Left our lesson session feeling very confident! I would definitely recommend Roberto as a tutor! I have also already booked my next lesson.

Karen, 2 lessons with Roberto

Knowledgeable and patient

Roberto explained in detail how to do the problems to where I could understand. I could tell he knew what he was talking about. My first lesson with Roberto made me feel liked I gained a lot of knowledge, which made me more comfortable in working with him.

Ishmail, 7 lessons with Roberto

Knowledgeable and patient

Roberto was helpful in many ways. He taught me the basics of Java and knew how to explain them so I could understand. He was patient and willing to answer any questions I had!

Symone, 1 lesson with Roberto

Very Helpful and Knowledgeable

Enjoyed the session with Roberto and definitely want to meet with him again to help with fully understanding and mastering course content. It also very helpful to plan content to cover in advance.

James, 16 lessons with Roberto

Excellent Tutor

Very friendly, helpful, and easy to follow. Not only helped with speaking Italian, but also helped explain the cultural norms of the country. Highly recommended!

Jared, 4 lessons with Roberto

Extremely knowledgeable, patient, and thorough

Roberto is highly skilled and I genuinely learned more in this one and a half hour session than I ever did in the class room. He explained the concept of why things worked the way they did and walked me through every step to ensure I understood. You instantly know he is highly experienced and seasoned in Excel. I would utilize only his tutoring services for Excel from now on.

Priya, 1 lesson with Roberto

Great teacher

Roberto was extremely kind during our first lesson and made me feel more confident in Java. Definitely knowledgeable with a number of recommendations on how I could code better.

K, 8 lessons with Roberto

#1 Tutor in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Roberto is the best. He has a wealth of knowledge in computers, he is super nice, a true Gentleman, This guy is a world class tutor, I went from no understanding in excel, to highly proficient in just two lessons. If you want a tutor who truly cares about his students, Roberto is the best choice by far.

Shea, 3 lessons with Roberto

Very knowledgeable, patient and well prepared tutor.

Basic Excel, some formulas, and other excel related exercises. It was a very rewarding one hour session. I will continue learning until I reach my comfort zone.

Parul, 4 lessons with Roberto
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