Subjects Taught

Some examples of the courses I have taught:

I have worked alongside literacy tutors bringing ICT in adult literacy learning. I have also run exciting programmes of fun, practical educational activities for kids, young people, adults and families, including art workshops and "computers can be fun" workshops using Publisher, Photoshop and Digital Camera.

Literacy and ICT
Working alongside literacy tutors using ICT in adult literacy learning to stimulate learners to learn about basic skills using the Internet, computers, artwork and more... 

ICT Programme in the Community

Comunity WebThis is a unique programme called “Community Web”. I designed this course myself in collaboration with Redbridge Institute. I am very proud of it as it was a real success. The aim of this programme is to integrate relevance and purpose for the learners into their ICT sessions. Learners develop not only their ICT skills but social skills, working in a team, individual research, analysing information and producing presentations as well as making the best use of the new technology including email, online groups, on-line voting, digital cameras, scanners and more.  
The outcome was a website: open in a new window
Read about more about the project: link open in a new window

Absolute Beginner’s Guide to using a computer
Introduction to the main aspects of using a computer. It teaches the learners all they need to know to get started. The learners will get to understand the components of a computer and health and safety aspects involved in using a computer. They will also learn using, holding, moving, clicking, the mouse, and moving the pointer and understand windows. The learners will be introduced to use the keyboard.
This is perfect if the learners has never used a computer and are complete beginners.
There are no formal entry requirements, but you should have a good level of English language skills.

Introduction to Computing
The learner will be introduced to the basics of Windows, how to load programmes such as Microsoft Word and how to enter, save and print the data.

Introduction to the Internet
This course is designed to explain how to get connected to the Internet, how to browse the World Wide Web, and how to set-up email account and send and receive emails and use groups.

Computing - Basic skills - Managing your Computer – File Management
Introduction the Windows environment, File management to enable students to:
Manipulate folders and files using Windows Explorer:
Recognise main features of WINDOWS software & managing your desktop

Microsoft Office Applications Intro
These courses are suitable as a follow on from an Introduction to Computing course or if the learner has already had an equivalent computing experience.
At introduction level the learner will develop their IT skills in the most commonly used software applications including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher in the Microsoft Office XP suite.

Keyboarding and Word-Processing
Having fun learning Word and Publisher from simple editing and formatting to the use of advanced features such as tables, graphics and templates and layouts.

Digital Camera on PC (This is not a photographic course and does not require Photoshop)
The learner will take their first steps in using their digital camera. It covers how to connect the camera to the PC and how to download and process digital images. Learners will be introduced to some photo editing software.

Digital Camera with Photoshop
he course teaches learners how to scan or download images and then optimise them for printed output. Photoshop allows photographers to improve their photos and add a wealth of special effect filters.

Computer Graphics - Photoshop and Illustrator
An introduction to computer graphics, scanning, colour printing, page design and image manipulation on the computer including design techniques. The learner can design their own posters, leaflets, logos, or screen layouts.

Adobe – Photoshop
An in-depth coverage of Photoshop’s impressive list of features: including composing images, graphics, text, making colour changes to an image, understanding resolution, creating montage, using Photoshop fillers and working with layers and channels.

Web - Adobe Photoshop and Image Ready:
the course teaches delegates how to create animation, web banners, image maps and backgrounds, and web layouts, and slice up and optimise graphics for faster downloading.

Web Design – HTML – Dreamweaver

To learn the nuts and bolts of web design. HTML is the core language that runs almost all web pages. It is not hard to learn and there is not need of need any fancy software. To learn how to integrate your pages with XHTML, XML and CSS are and how they work with your HTML code.

Macromedia – Dreamweaver

An in-depth coverage of Dreamweaver's impressive list of features, such as creating a template to set page defaults. Delegates will learn how to change background colours, creation and formatting of text, insertion of graphics, Flash movies, video clips and sound, the use of tables, frames and layers for page formatting and navigation, etc.

Macromedia Flash and ActionScript

Flash allows the creation of web animations which use vector graphics rather than bitmaps and therefore offer very small file sizes. Movies can also include interactivity. In fact, complete web sites can be built in Flash. This course covers the creation of graphics and text, the design of animation sequences using motion tweening and keyframes, the use of Flash's shape tweening feature to create morphing, the creation of interactive movies using buttons and multiple scenes, as well as the use of ActionScript to control movies, play sounds and handle user interaction.

Web Design - Dreamweaver & Photoshop

A course for people with experience of using the Internet who would like to learn how to create their own web sites. Learners will gain experience in creating great web sites using the best software available: Dreamweaver is an outstanding web design program and is the industry standard; Adobe Photoshop will allow them to create stunning graphics for their web sites.

Web Design - Digital Portfolio

This course is for artists, designers and craftspeople who want to create an e-portfolio and a have a web presence. The course covers the principles of good practice in Web design in order to build a web site for showcasing work


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Main places were I am working:

Leith Academy Community School link open in a new window

Dalkeith Community Learning Centres link open in a new window

Whale Arts Agency link open in a new window

Main Colleges were I worked:

Redbridge Institute of Adult Education link open in a new window

Greenwich Community College link open in a new window

Queens Park New Media Centre (QPNMC) link open in a new window


The British Institute of Technology & E-commerce (BITE) link open in a new window

Amersham & Wycombe College link open in a new window

National Galleries (Edinburgh) link open in a new window


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