I worked in the computer business as a Systems Analyst for 6 years and Software Tester for 2 years, where I built up strong computer skills while developing business systems. In recent years, I have been building essential home computer skills as I retrained for tutoring business – PC Tutor. I now feel well prepared to show people how to fully use their computer to carry out home or business projects.
I worked voluntarily for Age Action in City Centre (for 6 months, two afternoons per week), teaching basic computer skills to retired adults. I have also provided lessons locally in the Dublin area for the past year, and I have received good feedback so far. So in total, I have about 1.5 year teaching experience, and I am now intend continuing to roll-out tutoring service to home/office computer users.
Approach to Grinds
My initial approach is to ask learner what they would like to cover, as I usually find that they have immediate need for having questions answered to help them with home or work projects. I then let learner know about pre-prepared lessons I can present, or customised lessons I can prepare, to suit their needs – see Computer Lessons