Macintosh Training

GETTING STARTED
  • Purchase planning
  • New Mac setup
  • 10.9 Mavericks
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod, iPod touch
  • Data syncing
  • MobileMe
  • Dropbox
  • Data transfer
  • Switch from Windows PC
  • Printer & scanner setup
  • Home networking
  • Time Machine
  • Time Capsule
  • Cable & DSL Internet

UPGRADES
  • Operating system
  • Application programs
  • Peripheral drivers
  • RAM (memory)
  • Hard drive (disk space)
DIGITAL MEDIA
  • Digital photography
  • Image manipulation
  • Scanning
  • iPhoto, Picasa, Aperture, Lightroom
  • Sharing photos online
  • iMovie
  • iDVD
  • iTunes
  • iPod
  • Digital music
INTERNET
  • Apple Safari
  • Apple Mail
  • Apple iChat
  • Apple iCal
  • Microsoft Entourage/Outlook
  • Firefox
  • Gmail, Yahoo, AOL
  • File transfer
  • Web search
  • Website design
  • Blogs
PRODUCTIVITY
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Pages
  • Keynote
  • Data backup
  • Staying organized
  • Keyboard shortcuts

It often seems as though computers have a mind of their own and that they've decided that a fun day consists of practical jokes played on us. It may be that Microsoft Word is reformatting text or perhaps you are getting mysterious error messages when trying to send email or print a file? Going crazy trying to find a file you were working on just this morning? Overwhelmed with your new digital camera and wondering how to deal with a photo library growing by leaps and bounds? There's no reason to despair! Spend an hour or two in a focused tutorial with me and save yourself countless hours of frustration, wasted time and dead ends. Your Mac is a great tool for organizing and sharing images but you may need some help getting there. Let me help you work smarter and make the most of your Mac investment.

You'll accomplish your regular tasks more efficiently, learn to do things you never thought were possible, and in general be more productive using your Mac.

What can I do for you?

If you're planning on purchasing a new MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, iPhone or iPod, pre-purchase consulting with me can be helpful to choose the hardware and software that will best meet your needs. I can help you set up your new Mac or iPhone, and peripheral devices (printer, scanner, hard drive, digital camera, etc.), build a network for your home or office, and get you online via cable, dial-up, or wireless. I cover basic introduction, customizing and optimizing your system, organizing your files, installing and learning applications, and troubleshooting -- along the way I’ll share plenty of tips, techniques and shortcuts to make using your Mac more productive and enjoyable.

I can create personalized cheat sheets that explain any procedure in a way you understand, and to which you can refer after our session.

Like the friendly town doctor of old, I'm happy to make house calls! I work with you as a tutor/trainer at your home or office, in the Madison County Missouri area. After one or more sessions at your location, I can also offer ongoing coaching and support via telephone and remote screen sharing, an application that allows me to work with you while at my office -- from extended training sessions to brief calls that focus on one or two tasks at hand.

Since the iPod went public in 2001 Apple has grown by leaps and bounds and there are many new Macintosh users out there. Some of us old timers have been using Macs since the late 1980 and early 1990s and are ready to help! With over 18 years experience I know Macs inside and out and love to share my knowledge. You may want to learn more about your Mac's included iLife apps such as iPhoto, iMovie or iWeb and we can help with that. Perhaps you are a small business owner or student and want to put Apple's iWork apps to work creating spreadsheets, presentations and documents for your class or business plan? If you're needs are more advanced we stand ready to help you learn the benefits of databases and spreadsheets, their differences and strengths. I can also help you get the most out of your Mac's built in apps such as iCal, Address Book, Finder and Spotlight.

I am available for one-on-one tutoring or group training in the Madison County area. Email or call 573.944.1557 to schedule an appointment.

Serving Fredericktown, Marquand, Ironton, Farmington, Madison County, MO and surrounding areas.

Connect With Us

Beardy Guy Creative
573.944.1557
220 Henke Lake Rd.
Fredericktown, MO 63645
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