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Microsoft Office

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I have used Microsoft Office for 35 years, have taught most of the MS Office applications at a community college for 19 years, and done numerous contract trainings and consultations on special projects utilizing MS Office for business.

In sessions with me, you can learn the basics, special features, tips and tricks and the advanced features of the Microsoft Office Suite.

My teaching is tailored to your level, speed and what you want and need to know so that you can be successful using these applications for your specific needs.

I have tutored and taught from 16 to 90 years-old online, one-on-one, and in classroom settings.

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Susan teaches



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Susan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13+

Teaching since:

I have 40 years of experience teaching – preschool through college-level, credit & non-credit courses – through tutoring and in classroom, online and corporate settings. I've taught Microsoft Office applications for the past 19 years.

--YOU! You will be empowered and succeed with each lesson.
-- I will help you feel successful and empowered to master new tools and concepts you may find challenging.
-- With caring, humor and attention, help you achieve your goals, regardless of your experience level

-- I'm patient, articulate, and able to effectively explain complex subjects to a wide variety of user levels.
-- I create effective learning materials to accompany my trainings, breaking complicated concepts into simple, easy-to-follow steps
-- I consistently receive high ratings in my computer classes for my teaching as well as for the learning materials created for my students.

-- I have extensive experience in teaching, training, coaching (both individuals and groups) in both educational and business settings. I have professional experience in academic and business settings in computer instruction, training needs assessment, training consulting, and training materials development.
-- Since 1985, I've tutored individuals and taught college classes, small businesses, and corporate employees in computer applications, specializing in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
-- For the past 19 years I have taught each of the Microsoft Office applications and Introduction to Windows for several departments at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, and for the Computer Science and Business Technology departments at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon.
-- I also have experience in personal coaching, public speaking, vocal performance, book indexing and editing.

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Computer Applications Instructor
Jun 2007 - Apr 2019
Clackamas Community College

Taught Windows 10, Internet, MS Office 2016 and Business English (beginner through advanced) in both classroom, online and business settings as well as individual tutoring. Developed customized MS Office training manuals for classes and Corporate Training.

Computer Applications Consultant to Businesses
Jun 1994 - Mar 2019

Provide consulting services to businesses regarding computer projects and Microsoft Office applications

Computer Applications Instructor
Jun 1999 - Jun 2006
Lane Community College

For 7 years, I taught each of the Microsoft Office applications and Introduction to Windows for several departments at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.
I also taught a number of customized computer classes for various corporations in the area.

Professional Book Indexer and Editor
Aug 1996 - May 2006

Write indexes and edit non-fiction books


Certificate in Special Education
Jun 1966 - Dec 1971
Eastern Michigan University
Bachelor of Science in Education
Jan 1962 - Aug 1966
University of Michigan


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Indexing
Nov 2002
American Society for Indexing

Professional Business Coach Certification
Aug 1992
Coaches Training Institute

Photos & Videos

Photo by Susan E.

Photo by Susan E.

Photo by Susan E.

Creating Flyers  in Word

Creating Tables of Contents in Word

Creating Bibliographies & Indexes in Word

Creating Spreadsheets and Charts in Excel

Working with Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts in Excel

Doing Financial Analysis in Excel


10 Reviews

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Nelda Aug 19, 2019
Microsoft Excel · Online

She is kind, patient and does not get upset with my lack of knowledge. She helps me to find the answers to all kinds of questions with this process. I really appreciate and value her.

Kathleen Filice Jun 14, 2019
Microsoft Excel · Online

I am so happy to have found Susan! I knew very little about navigating Excel, and after 4 lessons, I am getting it! She is patient and does not rush me. I am starting a new job where I will be needing to use Excel efficiently, and I really appreciate knowing she is there to guide me. Her knowledge is extensive in the Microsoft Office systems, and I will continue taking lessons with her as time goes forward. I highly recommend Susan as an on-line instructor!

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Diana Jun 1, 2019
Microsoft Word · In studio

She is a nice patient teacher. She explains clearly and she take personal time with every student to support them. She is very smart and she always have an smile on her face I recommend her because I took 2 classes with her even I don’t speak good English she is really easy to understand.. thank you miss Edwards 🤗

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DW May 28, 2019
Microsoft Office · Online

Susan is an amazing teacher. Not only is she exceptionally experienced and knowledgeable, but she is genuinely interested in her students' success. Her calm and reassuring approach to what can be overwhelming for many makes her the perfect match.

Maria May 27, 2019
Microsoft Excel · In studio

I have been a part-time Computer Science instructor at Clackamas Community College for 18 years and had the great pleasure of working alongside Susan Edwards when she was teaching there.

I have performed peer reviews of her classes and have watched her guide students with wide experience differences deftly. She is engaging and her lessons are always content-rich. She teaches from a very practical perspective and shares important insights and time-saving techniques on Office products, or any app she teaches, to ensure utmost skill and productivity .

I have also taught from her teaching materials and always found them to be clear, concise and containing lesson plans that engage students in real-life situations which makes the learning relevant to future needs.

Susan is a team-player and a great communicator as well. She has a wonderful sense of humor and a kind, patient style and demeanor.

I think anyone who takes a class from Susan Edwards will benefit on many levels and will find her reassuring and responsive teaching style very conducive to their learning.

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Crystal May 25, 2019
Microsoft Office · In studio

Ms. Susan a teacher who cares about her students wellbeing as well as their success. I could not have had a better teacher than her. Thank you Ms. Susan for all you have done to enhance our life and future.

Claudette May 24, 2019

I took a Computer Basics class with Susan at Clackamas Community College several years ago. I knew very little about computers, and was a little intimated at the time. I was in my early 70's. There were about 20 students, young and older, male and female, and some had serious handicaps while others had previous computer experience. Susan has a way of welcoming her students as they arrive in the class each morning. After a few sessions she seemed to know what each one needed to pass the course and succeeded in making sure that happened.

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Kristina May 24, 2019
Microsoft PowerPoint · In studio

Susan is an excellent instructor! She knows her curriculum like the back of her hand. I learned more then what was expected to. Susan gives great feed back and emails back very quickly. If you are looking for an instructor that wants you to succeed and learn, Susan Edward's is the teacher you want!

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Ray Hebert May 24, 2019
Microsoft Word · In studio

I have taken classes from Susan Edwards since 2014 till March of 2019. Her teaching is great and she is very patient with the student or students. I will be taking a class at Clackamas Community College this coming fall term. I am going to have Susan work with me over the summer on reviewing Access the Microsoft program so I will have a better understanding of the program. I have taken computer basics to some advanced computer class. I have taken Microsoft word, excel, and power point from Susan as well.

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Justin May 24, 2019
Microsoft Excel · In studio

To start, she is ALWAYS smiling! Even if you can't see her, you can feel the smile.

I have used excel for quite some time. I understood the basics needed to make a VERY basic spreadsheet. After taking Susan's class, I ended up learning WAY more than I have ever been shown or taught.

Her amazing teaching style allows her to work with virtually any level of knowledge. She is caring, and always takes the time to ensure your questions are answered.

I am able to manage more expenses as well as other information using just excel as well as give amazing PowerPoint presentations that are more than an ugly background and horrible looking text!

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