(This page useful only to people living near Chichester, England.)
I was a teacher for 20 years. For many of them I taught computing. I now do other things, among them private tuition and helping people with their computers. One of the great joys of working for myself is that I am not constrained by 'company policy'. Below, I indicate some things I know I can do. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you want something similar... I won't waste our time if I can't help.
There's a button for emailing me at the bottom of the page.
I can either make a 'housecall' to you, or meet with you someplace in the Chichester area.
I can supply computers for what we do, but I don't sell computers. I do sell software... see the special offer below.
What does it cost? Nothing to explore your needs. Very little for a 'first meeting' to see how we get on. After that, fees are by negotiation, reflecting the level of help you need, my interest, when you want to meet, and where you live.
Edutainment for Children
There are many ways to have fun on a computer and exercise the little grey cells at the same time.
I won't waste my time on 'zap, zap, shoot 'em up' games... but...
There are many educational or brain building programs which are worth getting to know.
Individualized arrangements are available to create whatever blend of 'just fun' and 'education' parents wish to provide for their children.
Please don't tell the children... but what I would do would exercise their brains. One activity that I particularly recommend is flight simulators... and I can bring either nonviolent or military versions. Free session for parents who doubt the mental exercise afforded.
Lessons in Programming
You know how people learn to play the piano? Why shouldn't computer programming be studied the same way?
Help is available to you at a variety of levels, from Logo for eight year olds to assembly language for fifteen year olds... or older pupils! Modern wordprocessors, spreadsheets and databases can also be programmed.
Taking an exam with a programming component? Why not get some extra tuition?
By the way... please don't create embarrassment for us both by asking me to leave copies of copyrighted material on your machine.
Link another site from the provider of Chichester PC Kids
Special offer: If you, or someone you know, work in a school within an hour's drive of Chichester, I will... for no charge... go to the school to set up some shareware and freeware. You can read about the software by clicking here. The computers must run Windows. I even have programs which will run happily from floppy discs on a pre-Windows PC. I am CRB vetted, from working in schools previously.