Late Bloomers - web design and basic IT skills for those venturing on a new tack



Welcome to my Home Tuition page

  • The opportunity to learn what you want on your own computer. Motto: 'One step at a time'.

    Sometimes it is difficult to get to a class or the computer at the library is different to the one you have at home. When you are a beginner, these things are offputting and the barrier to the on-line world grows ever greater.

    What I have listed below is not an exclusive list - Help with other software can be considered.

    Are you interested and live in the Edinburgh area? Please contact Tiana

  • getting started

    Getting Started

    Never let the computer know you are in a hurry!
    Find your way around the computer
    Familiarlise yourself with the keyboard and mouse
    Understanding what Windows is all about
    The taskbar and other icons

  • surfing the net

    Surfing the Net

    Accessing information and using the search engines
    Bookmarking your favourite sites
    Finding timetables and buying tickets
    Security and on-line banking

  • send and receive email

    Send and receive emails

    Setting up your account
    Creating and sending a simple email
    Attachments, spell check and other enhancements
    Dos and don'ts, security and spam
    Organize your mail

  • using Microsoft Word

    Letters and documents

    Creating and saving a document
    Changing the style
    Formatting the layout
    Inserting pictures and lists
    Printing it off

  • using Microsoft Excel


    What is a spreadsheet
    Creating and saving a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel
    Changing its appearance
    Adding a column of figures
    Linking pages and simple formulae

  • organising your photos


    Organising on your PC
    Using Picasa or Flickr
    Emailing and uploading
    Basic Photoshop skills

  • enjoying your music


    Play a CD or DVD on your PC
    Buy and download music
    Converting your LPs to CDs or MP3

  • organise your pc

    Organising your PC

    Where to find and save your work.
    Creating folders and moving files
    Passwords and security
    Setting up your own user
    Backing up your data

  • keeping your PC secure


    What is Malware, spyware, and all the other 'wares'.
    Anti-Virus and anti-malware software
    Recognising fake sites and bogus emails
    Hoax calls - who can you trust?
    Keeping your computer clean.