Things to Learn
All lessons are tailored around your needs. There is no set training course, so you can make the most of your lessons and learn only the things you want to. However, if you’re not sure what to do with your computer, below are a few ideas of things you could learn with me. If there’s something very specific you’d like to learn - I will do my best to accommodate your personal requirements.
Internet shopping or banking
Search using Google
Watch BBC iPlayer or other TV
Find the news and weather
Grocery home delivery
Buy and sell online (Ebay)
Get maps and directions
Chat or video-calling (Zoom or Skype)
Type and print a letter
Save a template for eg invoices and estimates
Create a birthday card or poster
Produce a newsletter
Save and organise documents
Change the look of documents
Print envelopes and labels
Save and send documents as PDFs
LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS
Search emails quickly using different criteria.
Delete large blocks of unwanted emails.
Create email folders to store important emails.
Use filters and rules to automatically forward, move, categorise or delete emails.
Unsubscribe or block email addresses.
‘Snooze’ emails to deal with at a later time
Simple practices to help keep on top of your emails.
Digital Clutter drains your energy - fact!
Trying to find what you need amongst hundreds (or thousands) of emails or in disorganised and scattered folders takes time and energy. It can actually make you tired. Having a clutter free desktop and efficient filing systems in place can free up physical and mental space, so you can relax and concentrate on other things. Just imagine having a clean inbox at the end of every day!
Learn once, never go back
Once you’ve learned how to organise your folders, files and emails, you can never unlearn it! With an easy and efficient system in place, storing and maintaining your files will be a breeze. And, If the thought of getting started seems overwhelming, I can give hands on help to get you going.
Unique to your work and lifestyle
I understand everyone uses their computer differently. Whether it’s organising photos, documents, emails or other stuff, for work or leisure, I’ll work with you to find a simple system that makes sense to you and that you will be able to maintain for the long term.
Create simple and structured folders in which to store all your documents, photos etc
Learn good naming conventions for all your documents.
Use the built in search to find things easily.
Organise your files in a way that works for you and is easy to maintain for the long term.
Quickly move, delete and rename items.
Store items in the ‘cloud’ and on memory sticks.
Simple practices to keep your files tidy.
Create folders and albums in which to save your photos. Sort and move your photos.
Save your photos to and from the ‘cloud’.
Save your photos onto a memory stick.
Improve your photos using photo editing tools.
Add locations and descriptions to your photos.
Share your photos with friends, family or to social media (WhatsApp, Facebook etc)
Create a photo book from your photos.
Other Things to Learn
Set up your computer from scratch
Set up your phone or tablet
Connect to Broadband
Set up a wireless printer
Get an antivirus program
Connect to a router or modem
Connect a webcam for video-calling
Downloading Apps on a tablet or phone
Using the phone camera and video
Build a website
Play and record music
Scan documents and photographs
Personalise the look of your device
Remove Apps and programs
Transfer photos from a phone to a PC
Learn Quickbooks Accounts
Get a new email address
Send emails to friends and family
Read and reply to emails
Send photos or documents with emails (attachments)
Organise and store emails
Store names and addresses
Create email groups
Learn Word (word processing)
Learn Excel (spreadsheets)
Learn PowerPoint (presentations)
Learn Publisher (create adverts, brochures, newsletters and more)
Learn Outlook (emails)
Also - OpenOffice, Google Docs or Sheets, Apple Numbers or Pages
EMAILS & CONTACTS
Jackie Raines works as a freelance computer trainer and home computer tutor offering computer training and smart phone tuition and home computer lessons throughout Kent. The company was established in 2008 and has many happy clients throughout Kent - Thanet (Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Birchington, Minster), Herne Bay, Whitstable, Sandwich, Canterbury, Swale, West Kent, Maidstone, Chatham, Medway towns and more. Website designed by Jackie Raines.
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