Computer & Photography

Computer & Photography

5.0 (1)
1 employee
39 years in business

About this pro

Discovered photography as a hobby at the age of 16, and opened my studio Carl's Photography at 41.  Ten years later changed my focus to computers and continued in computer support, training and softwre development for 35 years.

At two local high schools, I found out as a substitute teacher that I loved teaching and inspiring young people more than anything else.

Winning awards for my photography.  Won a camera and Best of Show in competition.

As a software programmer, selling computer applications that I have developed on the Internet.

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Clinton, TN 37716
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  • Bob Jameson

    Joe was able to fix my computer problems quickly and correctly. His fee was very reasonable. I am not savvy when it comes to computers . I have used his services 3 times in the past 2 years and he was able to solve my problems.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Call the prospective student and introduce myself and discuss their objective and goals.  Ask specfically what it is they want to learn and over what period of time.

Give the prospective student an estimate of how much training it will take to accomplish their goal.

Arrange for a convenient time to come to the prospective student's home.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

A lifetime of photography as a hobby and several years as a professional.  I have covered over 100 weddings as the principal photographer and have had magazine covers for several publications.

Thirty five years as a self taught computer specialist, including software programming.

Over 10 years as a high school substitute teacher.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

One hour sessions at $25 per hour.

How did you get started teaching?

At the request of my photography and computer customers.

What types of students have you worked with?

Ages 16 through 80, school students and all types of individuals.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

An elderly couple who needed to scan some photographs in able to duplicate them for family called for help.  I helped them shop for a printer for that purpose.

While installing the printer, I asked how they used their computer.  They replied it hadn't been touched in three years.  They didn't know what email was or online banking.  I am to return to teach those skills.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

First, check references for anyone who want to consider hiring as a teacher.

Get specific information on what you will be charged and when you are espected to pay.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Think about the specific thing you want to acccomplish and relate that to your prospective teacher.

Are you commited to setting aside the time required for lessons?

Will you commit to being on time and not cancel a lesson unless it is an emergency?

Lessons offered

Computer Classes Microsoft Excel Training Microsoft Office Trainers Microsoft Powerpoint Trainers Microsoft Word Help Video Production Classes Web Design Courses Microsoft Windows Training Microsoft Access Training Photography Classes