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Digital Unite Computer Tutor
How can I help you?
I believe that half the battle to using a computer confidently is to have your device set-up in a way that best suits your individual needs. Once that’s done, it all becomes easier! The world is then your oyster!
Another important thing is to know and understand the risks (there are risks associated with every aspect of life and computing is no different) and to plan and take steps to minimise them. (Do you leave your house unlocked when going on holiday? Do you look both ways before crossing the road?) Once you feel safe you'll feel tons more confident!
Then it's just a case of finding out how to do what you want to do (and it gets easier the more you do do!)
Where I cover: My ‘patch’ as a Digital Unite tutor covers most of North Somerset and West Bristol. If you would like to discuss one-to-one or group tuition sessions please contact me.
Availability: I’m fairly flexible but prefer to avoid travelling during the ‘rush hours’!
What I can help you with:
- Setting up your computer for your particular needs
- Keeping yourself and your computer safe online
- Basic skills – mouse, keyboard, getting online etc
- Keeping in touch - Social use – emailing, Skype, Facebook, Twitter etc
- Surfing and research – for hobbies and interests – search engines
- Finance and shopping – banking, buying on the internet, eBay etc
- Benefits and advice – government and charity websites etc
- Community activity – ‘having your say’, ‘making your voice heard’
- Personal ‘publishing’ – websites, blogs etc
- Word processing and the other 'office' applications
If there is something you need which I can't provide I will do my best to point you in the right direction!
After growing up with computers (my first meeting with a ‘mainframe’ was when I was sixteen!) I continue to be fascinated by them.
Fifty+ years later their ‘brain-power’ continues to expand at a seemingly exponential rate whilst mine is slowing down! Never mind - I’m still a page or two in front of people who are struggling with the basics and am happy to offer some guidance!
In my ‘working days’ I taught computing skills to a wide range of learners in the Adult and Further Education sector to varying levels of ability and qualification.
Now, I work mainly (but not exclusively) with ‘older people’ and am told (by them) that I have lots of patience and explain things well. I like to make their ‘journey of discovery’ relevant and fun! Hopefully I'd do that for you too!
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What learners are saying about our tutors...
"I am very satisfied with the tuition. My tutor was very patient and helpful."
"The tuition I received met my needs in every way. The lessons were delivered in a professional, but friendly manner from a quiet, unassuming and extremely patient man. Myself and my husband were pleased to have him in our home."
"From being afraid to use the computer, I now feel quite confident at exploring different avenues. This is all thanks to my tutor as I really enjoy my lessons."
"I told my tutor the various problems that I was having in different areas and we concentrated on these.I now feel I can tackle much more and it all makes more sense."
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my lessons and now approach computer tasks with pleasure and confidence."
"I found it very interesting and he was able to answer my questions and gave good tips on a variety of points. Altogether helpful and enjoyable."
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