Peter Cracknell's Computer Tuition Syllabus

My computer training is objective driven. The learner defines the objective. If I can, I will help you get from where you are (what you know now) to where you want to be (what you want to know). The idea is that I provide user defined computer courses that only include what you are interested in learning. Here are some examples.

Organising files and folders on your computer. Saving or backing up your work to a Memory Stick (Flash Drive) or other removable storage media.

Word processing (e.g. Microsoft Office Word). Creating professional looking letters and other documents. Printing envelopes and labels.  Loading your address book onto the computer so that you can print out address labels for all your Christmas cards using "mail merge".

Getting more out of the Internet.  For example, grocery shopping, reading the newspaper, finding street maps, looking up postcodes, genealogy research, online encyclopaedia, online manuals for your computer, online reviews of different computer equipment, using Essex Libraries ELAN system to order and renew books, using the EMIS access system to order your NHS repeat prescriptions……..

Digital image processing. (e.g. Corel Paint Shop Pro, or Adobe Photoshop Elements) Loading your photos onto the computer.  Improving your photos.  Saving your photos to a CD or DVD. Sending photos by the Internet to be printed professionally. Creating a calendar featuring your digital photos.  Creating personalised birthday cards.

Video editing software. (e.g. Vegas Movie Studio, Windows Movie Maker or Corel VideoStudio Pro X3)

Computer security. The software and computer user good practice.

Computer software problem solving. For example, printers that don't work. Slow computers.
Reformatting your disk, and reloading all the software and your backed up files.

Deleting the contents of the hard disk using erasure software to help prevent identity theft when a computer is then recycled.

And also, spreadsheets (e.g. Microsoft Office Excel), desktop publishing, e-mail, and creating a web site like this (e.g. Mr Site).