This is how 2 referees rated Craig:
Computer Studies / I.T.
I approach all tasks in a professional and organised manner and am a reliable and punctual person who takes pride in my appearance. I can work independently and calmly under pressure using my own initiative where applicable with good problem solving skills. I am skilled in the use of a variety of computer equipment, hardware and software, as well as building, repairing and upgrading computers and installing hardware and software on various types of machines. I am able to provide a high standard of service and meet targets and deadlines.
I have leant to use various software packages and am competent in the use of MS Office (**Telephone Number Removed** particularly Word, PowerPoint and Publisher and have some experience of Excel. On occasions I have set up audio/visual equipment to aid me with presentations. I have also use Internet/Email widely for research purposes. I have knowledge of various MS Windows Operating Systems.
I am always a very committed person who always strives to promote excellent quality, social inclusion, widening participation and motivation in all aspects of adult learning.
I am a confident ICT user who can demonstrate practical knowledge and problem solving strategies and who can learn and adapt to new applications quickly. I am a very enthusiastic, self motivated and conscientious person who works honestly and hard with good organizational and interpersonal skills to enable me to plan work foand is willing to undertake further training where necessary to fulfill relevant tutor qualification requirements. I enjoy helping people and am a good team player who is very adaptable and flexible and who is willing to work outside office hours to meet the requirements of this post.
I have a good knowledge of current software programs, internet applications etc in ICT as I enjoy keeping up to date with current and new technologies by avidly reading computer magazines, watching technology programs and using the internet and forums for research. As IT Technology has changed I have been able to keep up to date with the challenged demanded.
At present I work with the Leicestershire Adult Learning Service working as an E Learning Champion at Oadby **Contact Detail Removed**. I offer free computer tuition to adults wishing to learn more about the computer or have any puzzling questions that need answering. All learners complete a course called My Guide which helps them learn more about the computer by following a set of modules and topics.
Whilst I was at Moat at during my education at Beauchamp College and Loughborough College I helped to assist/ train a small group in the use of particular pieces of hardware and software At Loughborugh College. I also assisted in several HP IT Essentials classes where I assisted students to gain particular qualifications. Whilst at Moat I assisted staff in the training and understanding of new software to ensure all staff have the confidence to deliver the curriculum and to provide support to staff appropriate to their needs. I would be able to provide support, assistance, training help and guidance to staff/students using computers, new and existing software and technologies
My approach to teaching/tutoring is a simple one I always strive to make sure the learner understands whats he/she is being taught and if there are aspects that they find difficult I revise that particular topic over and over again until they understand and I do this using the various teaching methods and learning styles available to ne including the VAK (Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic) approach.
Once they have an understanding of the topic I don't move on until they feel comfortable and I always reasure them throughout.
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