ComputerMagic

C O R P O R A T I O N
212 Trillium Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
(412)585-1037
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One-on-One Training

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Learn at your own pace

 

  • Learn at your own pace

  • Your office, your home or our office

  • Appointments convenient to YOUR schedule

  • No time wasted on things you already know

  • No time wasted on things you don't care about

  • No time waiting for the instructor to help other students

  • Typical sessions of 1 or 2 hours

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Whether you know absolutely nothing about personal computers or you are just looking to brush up on a few skills, individualized computer instruction can provide the help you need. Over the years, people have learned to play instruments, sing, dance and act through one-on-one training. Why not learn computer software the same way?

This section describes the individualized personal computer instruction program offered by ComputerMagic Corporation.

How are the lessons conducted?

One student, one instructor, one computer! Each lesson lasts for 30 minutes. A state-of-the-art Windows based personal computer is provided for "hands-on" instruction. You decide how many lessons you want, how often you want them and what topics will be discussed. On average, students tend to take four lessons (2 hours) per session. Certificates of achievement are available to recognize progress.

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How does this differ from classroom instruction?

The sessions are scheduled based on your availability! We cover topics to the level of detail that you desire, spending as much time as necessary on areas that you find interesting or confusing. You learn at your own pace, not at that of the instructor or other students in a class. There is no "wasted" time covering subjects that are not in your particular area of interest. You don't have to be afraid of asking a "stupid" question in front of other students. Also, we do not make you sit in a classroom for eight hours of training in a single day (not a good way to learn)!

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What is being taught?

If you have a special area of interest, we can tailor lessons to cover your particular needs. In addition, you can choose from the following topics:

  • Migrating to Office 2007
  • How to buy a Personal or Business Computer
  • Everyday Uses for Personal Computers
  • Accessing the Internet
  • Sending/Receiving E-mail over the Internet
  • Surfing the Web
  • Creating Your Own World Wide Web Page
  • Understanding Microsoft Windows
  • Word Processing (Microsoft Word/WordPerfect)
  • Spreadsheet Applications (Microsoft Excel/Lotus)
  • Data Base Systems (Microsoft Access)
  • Professional Presentations (Microsoft PowerPoint)
  • Microsoft Office

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Where and when are the lessons conducted?

Sessions can be conducted in our Cranberry Township office. Evening and weekend appointments are also available to accommodate any schedule. If you prefer, training sessions can be conducted at your home or office. In this case, travel time charges may apply.

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What hardware and software do I need to get started?

None! You will practice in our office on a desktop computer or at your site on our laptop computer, so there is no need to have your own computer before you enroll. In fact, you may wish to take a few lessons before buying your own computer. This will give you a chance to discover just what a personal computer can do for you and which system and software is right for your needs.

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Who should attend?

  • Business owners, entrepreneurs, managers or anyone who needs to use personal computers and wants to understand them better.
  • Professionals who want to get better utilization from personal computers that they already use.
  • Homemakers who are looking for a skill base on which to reenter the work force.
  • Students who may need to use personal computers to assist with their schoolwork.
  • Children with an interest in computers.
  • Anybody with an interest in learning more about the power and practical use of personal computers.

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What are the qualifications of the instructors?

Although there are several teachers on staff, Ken Jensen is the founder of ComputerMagic Corporation and is our primary instructor. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1972. Fascinated by computers, he continued study at the University, receiving a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science the next year. Since that time, he has held various technical and management positions in the Data Processing Industry around the country. Mr. Jensen also has been teaching at the college level since 1992.

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How long does it take to become proficient?

That depends on what topics you study, how extensive your computer knowledge is already, how quickly you learn and many other factors. The beauty of individualized instruction is that you make progress at the pace that's exactly right for you!

Most people show significant progress after a couple hours of lessons. Without any prior experience, you can expect to be able to use software packages such as a word processor or spreadsheet with confidence after 3 to 5 hours of training.

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How does the cost compare to classroom instruction?

Very favorable! The cost per 30 minute lesson is just $25! This sounds more expensive than some classroom training if you calculate the cost per hour. However, individual training is much more efficient, since there is no "wasted" time waiting for the instructor or other students. Also, you do not cover topics that do not interest you or are not relevant to your needs. You learn exactly what you need to learn, have time to practice and review on your own and can continue with subsequent lessons until you are satisfied with your knowledge. There is no contract to sign nor minimum number of sessions required. And, you don't have to sit in front of the computer for eight hours at a time!

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Can I bring a friend to learn with me?

Yes, if that's what you prefer. Some people feel more comfortable learning with someone else instead of one-on-one instruction. In this case, the cost for each lesson remains the same ($25 per person) and the length of the session is extended to 45 minutes. However, no more than two students will be admitted to a lesson in order to preserve the advantages of individualized instruction as described in this section. Group training is also available for larger classes!

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How do I register for instruction?

Call ComputerMagic Corporation at (412)585-1037 to register. You can also E-mail questions or comments to cmagic@consolidated.net.

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