I have personally built dozens of Wordpress websites from scratch. I have building websites since I was a kid (back in the days of AOL, if you remember that!), and I love it. I currently actively run a website in my spare time that generates $500/month in income as a fun little side hustle.
I can teach you how to do the things you need to do while leaving out all the tech babble if you just want to know how to use it, or I can teach you what everything is and, generally, how it works.
I’d love to empower you to create your own blog or website, whether it’s for personal or business!
I love teaching and using humor to make learning fun. I like a lot of different styles of music, with a special love for blues, jazz, rock, and video game music. I've been playing the guitar for almost 20 years, the piano for nearly 15 years, and I've been singing since high school. I taught myself to play guitar because I wanted to perform songs while singing, and because I started to feel silly playing air guitar in front of the mirror in my room while singing along to my favorite songs.
Now, I'm a full-time licensed music teacher, a manager and singer for a choir that records video game soundtracks, and an online teacher. I really enjoy using people's interests to teach them instead of relying on the same old repertoire for every student. If it's not fun, you won't want to keep learning after all! I look forward to learning abou
t you, your musical goals, and the kind of music that inspires you to play/sing!
For prospective Wordpress students: I have been creating websites since middle school and currently own and operate a profitable website (vgmacademy.com). I love building sites and teaching others how to build sites themselves. Whether your focus is personal in nature or you’re looking to create a website for your business, I can help.
I'm a WordPress expert with numerous website builds for small businesses, bloggers, eCommerce stores, and Multisite users. For beginners, I'll walk you through the basics of the WordPress interface to create pages and posts, and select themes and plugins. For intermediate through advanced users, I'll walk you through installations (including Multisite), security, theme and plugin modifications, user experience and interface design, and SEO/PPC methodology specific for WordPress.
I am an internet marketer with 5 years of experience in highly competitive industries such as legal, insurance, real estate, and plumbing, to name a few. Come and learn WordPress and search engine optimization with me; I'll be your teacher that I wish I had when I was learning to develop websites and rank in searches.
WordPress used to be specifically a domain name aimed at web hosting (and still is) however with an open developing community a standardized set of files have been openly been distributed for anyone to use!
With these files you gain a set of tools: WP Control Panel Database integration Theme and child theme design. Plugin and widget systems CRM (Content Management System) -Admins -Users -Products -Pages -Posts
And countless possible customizations and extensions. Today's Digital Market demands more developers capable of running and troubleshooting WordPress code.
With eight years experience at Valencia College and 2 years at University of Central Florida I have experienced a wide variety of students between the ages 7 to 60 years. This experience has enabled me to customize lessons in one to one sessions with each unique student and their unique needs.
My teaching methodologies include plenty of visual aids, simile's, and clear communication with a strong emphasis on Socratic questioning to stimulate critical thought in helping to understand and take control of the information to be learned.
Sessions include visual and auditory components to learning and for students who need kinetic interaction to fulfill their learning process assignments can be assigned or custom problems can be created to be solved with an overview process of what is understood and what needs to be better diagnosed.
Do-it-yourself WordPress is deceptively simple and incredible complex. To Many people it's like a 1,000 piece puzzle without the boxtop with the picture.
Creating a WordPress website begins with lining up your resources with a domain name and webhosting. That's before you even install WordPress. I teach you how to do that.
Next, you need to select a theme, add plugins, apply widgets and create menus. You'll want to understand concepts and learn the vocabulary. I teach all of that.
Finally you add content, tweak your design, engage SEO, and set up "best practices" maintenance. I guide you through doing that yourself, too.
If you've already started we can pick up where you left off, or we can start from scratch.
I have the patience if you have the passion!
An oft-repeated phrase is "Been There, Done That." It describes my nearly 30 years of experience with computers, computer programs, websites and on the Internet ~~~ this section is about how "my experience" can serve you.
I created my first website over 25 years ago. In the 1990's, I hosted websites and email from servers in my basement. (That means I'm good at trouble-shooting and putting out fires!)
Today, I am a teacher, guide, coach, mentor, web builder, a domain registrar, and a web hosting re-seller. My latest interest is creating and showing video.
From that first day, decades ago, I've been teaching. I've taught one-on-one, taught small groups of 5-20, and addressed a full auditorium. I was an adjunct instructor for MS Office products at a community college. When I complete chapter 3 of something then I'm prepared to shar
e what I've learned in chapter one!
We will work together online, and maintain follow-up contact by phone and email.
Or, if you're in the Tampa / Clearwater / St. Petersburg (Florida) area, our first session can be held the old-fashioned way: face-to-face! (I actually prefer that.) We'll meet at a study room at a library half-way between us.
I like to use analogies, and they work best with an over-40 audience. Many millenials today have never seen a dimmer switch on a car floor or carried a digital pager.
I am available for all things computer: at home, at work, on your local network and on the Internet.
_____ PS: At the end of the last century I was assembling computers by hand, but don't tell anyone. They will want to use my trouble-shooting skills to help fix their hardware, too.
Rick was great to work with. I had specific issues I needed help with and he was able to steer me to the proper techniques and answer all my queries.
February 12, 2019
This morning I have completed my lessons with Rick for Word Press. I’m ao excited to get started applying everything I learned with Rick. Can’t say enough about Rick and his teaching methods. Truly patient and his step by step teaching is excellent! Now when I view YouTube tutorials, I have an idea what is being spoken about! Was lost before Ricks classes. He goes above and beyond! Highly recommend! Thank you Rick!!
February 6, 2019
Just finished my 3 rd class with Rick! He is outstanding! Thorough and patient as a saint! Highly reccomend Rick!
My name is Chris and I am a Software Developer. I would love to be your tutor and teach you about wordpress. I have more than 5 years of experience in programming and I am constantly up to date with the latest technologies which is why I believe to be the best tutor.
Hello I'm Chris! I am a Senior Software Developer specialized in website development. I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology and a specialization in Web Applications.
I am tutoring students in computer knowledge and Information Technology since the beginning of the year. I worked as a Web Producer at Barnard College in New York City for a full semester and I also worked as a Lead Developer during three years. I currently work full time as a Software Developer with a start-up in New Jersey and I am also finishing my Master's degree in Information Systems.
Learning about computers, development in school and knowing how hard it can be, I came to a realization that what we learn is most of the time not what is being used on the job. Therefore I try to teach and give my students the exact skills they will
need in order to succeed in their careers and personal endeavors.
My lessons aim to everyone: children, teenagers and adults with all levels. The method I use is based on active learning with interaction in order to make my students practice what they learn directly on their computers.
As a tutor but also as a professional, I want to benefit the students I work with as much as possible to achieve that I make sure that my lessons are always tailored to the students and as personal as possible. I am also open to suggestions because the most important thing for me is that the students enjoys our lessons.
I am very easy going and will always answer you as fast as I can so please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!
Please reach out if you are interested in learning about website development or just computers in general. I can not wait to help you reach your goals!
We will start by getting to know one another a bit so I can gain a clear idea of what you are hoping to gain from our sessions. Whether it be an intro to a software or taking developing a full start to finish project. After our first meeting I will use my 11 years of professional experience to develop a unique lesson plan for you and your goals.
Hi! My name is Etana, M.S. I am a detail oriented, self starting designer with 12 years of professional experience under my belt. From print to web, design is not simply what I do for a living, it is my passion.
I run a Tempe, Arizona based business called SocietyJazz = ‘Society’ as in the totality of people and ‘Jazz’ as in all that stuff. Society Jazz brings together my core concepts: People .Passions . Environments.
I bring this philosophy into my teaching method: I believe that each person is uniquely different so therefore their love/passion in life and how they bring it into the world is their own. I use this philosophy to create unique lessons based on you, how you learn and what you want to learn.
There isn't a creative challenge I won't take on with you no matter your experience level. My greatest joy is to share my pas
Have a small business and want to create a web presence quickly? I can have you online in a short period of time and start spreading your brand message.
Microsoft Office Specialist
I know computers seem scary. I can make them seem like a breeze! I have worked in the technology industry for over 25 years. I love technology and enjoy teaching even more! I build a personalized lesson plan for each student, with goals and level of expertise in mind. An assessment is done at the beginning of each lesson to verify previous lesson is retained. You prove your knowledge with small projects that are constantly used in the workplace. Let me help you reach your goals and have fun doing it.
Tawannna was so patient with my lack of experience taking online classes. My intention was to brush up on my excel skills for a new job I am up for. She not only answered all of my questions throughly...she showed me short cuts I could use to make me look like a rockstar! I feel confident with what I have learned. And I would certainly recommend her to others I know looking to sharpen-up their skills.
October 10, 2019
Extremely knowledgeable and patient teacher. With great understanding of what is required in the corporate world. The lesson was well organized and concise.
Whether you want to make a website for personal or professional reasons, Wordpress is a great place to start. You'll learn the basics from navigating the dashboard and customizing your theme to intermediate levels where you'll learn how to customize PHP files, adjust CSS, and much more!
I'm a professional website designer, internet marketer, photographer, and visual artist. I have a wide range of skills, talents, and interests from coding CSS and HTML, to manipulating photos, and making fine art paintings. Despite the medium, above all else, I am visual artist and designer.
With over 15 years of experience using Adobe software to build websites, and edit photos, I now work closely with clients to brand their businesses and market their products and services online.
I'm currently enrolled at Mesa Community College in pursuit of my 2nd associates degree, specifically digital photography and applied sciences. I'm excited to share what I know and mentor students who are eager to learn how to use their computers and software.
"Chris is a great teacher. He works to understand your goals and needs and keeps things moving. I look forward to more lessons!"
"This morning I have completed my lessons with Rick for Word Press. I’m ao excited to get started applying everything I learned with Rick. Can’t say enough
about Rick and his teaching methods. Truly patient and his step by step teaching is excellent! Now when I view YouTube tutorials, I have an idea what is being spoken about! Was lost before Ricks classes. He goes above and beyond! Highly recommend! Thank you Rick!!"
"Jeff is a very knowledgeable and pleasant teacher. He solved an issue I was having with Wordpress and helped me understand it much better."
"Hard work and thorough. Great skill and has definitely improved and fine tuned our webpage :-}"
"I am new to blogging, and a stranger to WordPress. Once I set up my account and got a domain name, I knew I needed help. I'm also new to TakeLessons, as
well as a MacBook Pro, so I was very worried about my first lesson. Truly, I had no need to worry! Etana is a wonderful teacher, very calm demeanor, and seemed totally nonjudgmental about my lack of skills. I'm looking forward to next week's lesson."
"Extremely patient. Very knowledgeable. Takes the time to make sure you covered what you wanted to cover and you understood the lesson"
"Cheryl is very patient and knowledgeable! As a complete beginner to WordPress, she helped me set up practical foundation needs for my website. I would rec
ommend her to anyone else who is just starting out on WordPress!"
"Rick is detailed oriented and has the patience to listen and answer any questions that may arise. Absolutely recommend him."
"Excellent teacher. Very patient and thorough. Clear instructions! I higly recommend Chris!"