There are several reasons why you may need an in home or remote computer, cell phone and tablet tutor for lessons, troubleshooting and quick fixes.
I'm Rick Kirkham, a dual certified teacher turned in home computer tutor specializing in small business and senior citizens here in Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu for house calls, as well as remotely for the English speaking United States.
Reason 8 of When to See Your In Home Computer Tutor and Troubleshooter - It's been four months!
That's right I see my in home computer clients a minimum of every four months to
Clean your computer
Optimize your computer
and check security on their computers, tablets and cell phones
But Rick, I Have Antivirus Software . That Fixes Everything Right?
No. Cleaning and optimization should be done every four months including
Removing tracking cookies
Deleting temporary internet files
Removing bloatware from the computer's memory. Unnecessary programs loading into your computer's memory during startup slows down your computer NOT just on startup, but uses resources to run programs you want to run. These programs will then
- Run slow
- Cause videos to buffer
- and even freeze your computer forcing a hard boot which is bad for your computer.
Checking for updates and security
As a professional, I'll hear a noise you may ignore but, I may recognize as your fan going out or a problem with the hard drive or SSD. If I stop this process while your computer is working it will save you
- Computer files and photos
Reason 7 of When to See Your In Home Computer Tutor and Troubleshooter - Your Computer is Running Slow
If you missed your four month cleaning and optimization, whether as a house call here in Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu or remotely for the English speaking United States, your computer will begin to run slow. Don't be embarrassed about missing your maintenance appointment time. People are busy and it happens once in a while. Just Text me or call, Rick Kirkham, 808.224.1870 to check my availability. I'll take care of everything. Don't worry. By the way U.S.A. mainland text only please due to time differences. We'll talk while I'm taking care of your computer.
This slowing down of your computer will cause extra wear and tear on it actually decreasing the life of the computer. Especially if you have a hard drive and not an SSD which stands for Solid State Drive.
Reason 6 of When to See Your In Home Computer Tutor and Troubleshooter - You've spent your hard-earned time trying to figure something out
This one's obvious. Your time is important and I enjoy teaching and helping people with their computers, cell phones and tablets. Just
Text me or call me
Schedule a time
I'll come over and take care of everything
Reason 5 of When to See Your In Home Computer Tutor and Troubleshooter - Job training!
That's right. According to those I've helped, it looks good on a resume to have private computer lessons for
And other computer job-related skills
Reason 4 of When to See Your In Home Computer Tutor and Troubleshooter - Grandma wants to learn how to use a computer or cell phone
I'm going to try to be gentle when I say this, knowing how to do something, does not mean you know how to teach something in a positive, fun and efficient manner. I'm a trained teacher who later became a computer expert. I still do a lot of substitute teaching and academic in home tutoring for students. If you noticed my photo, you see that I am a senior citizen. I relate well to seniors and they have fun talking their computer lessons.
Save yourself and your senior citizen relative some frustration and call me instead. If you set up the computer, I can even give a remote computer lesson if your senior citizen relative is not on Oahu.
Reason 3 of When to See Your In OFFICE Computer Tutor and Troubleshooter - You or your staff need computer training
If you're in business time is money. This will sound weird but, even if it's a program I'm not familiar with, I'll be able to figure it out and teach you what you need to learn a lot faster than it does for you to figure it out on your own. Makes sense when you think about it. I know something is possible in a program, I just need to figure out how to do it with the UI (user interface).
I recently had that very thing happen with an accounting program an in home computer client needed help with. I showed him how to save time scanning by creating and going into the folder first where he wanted the receipts stored in the software. I'd never used the program before, but I understood how programs like that worked since I've used similar programs. I've seen a followed a lot of changes since 1993.
Reason 2 of When to See Your In Home Computer Tutor and Troubleshooter - You're tired of Windows bad updates
Reason 1 of When to See Your In Home Computer Tutor and Troubleshooter - You wrote your five questions down
Hold on I'll explain. Whenever I see in home computer clients who do not want to set up 1 to 3 lessons per week, I tell them to keep a piece of paper by their computer. Whenever they have a problem or question with one of their devices write it down. When the in home computer clients write down 5 questions, it's time to call me for a lesson!
Contact Experienced Dual Certified Teacher and Computer Cell Phone and Tablet Computer Tutor, Trainer, Teacher and Troubleshooter J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc.