Tawanna Sams
Jamaica, NY
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Tawanna Sams

Tawanna S.

Jamaica, NY
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Elementary, Middle School, College
SAS - Querying, Visualization

About Tawanna S.

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Microsoft Office Specialist - Located in New York. I teach in person and online. Individual or group lessons.

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.


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37 Reviews
Deb S.
Profile-location-online Online

Greatly appreciate your time and help. Very knowledgeable in excel and flexible in time. I will use Tawanna again.
Thank you 😊

Posted Sep 8, 2021
Deb S.
Profile-location-online Online

Greatly appreciate your time and help.
You are very knowledgeable in excel. 😊

Posted Sep 8, 2021
Profile-location-online Online

Tawanna is an awesome instructor. Very happy with my first session and look forward to working with her.

Posted Jul 31, 2021
Profile-location-online Online

Tawanna is an exceptional instructor! Incredibly patient with her students, detail oriented, & a subject matter expert! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for the perfect teacher to help become more proficient with excel, PowerPoint, etc… Tawanna is AWESOME!!!

Posted Jul 16, 2021
Elizabeth C.
Profile-location-online Online

My first lesson w Tawanna was wonderful. She helped me with a critical, time sensitive issue. She is knowledgeable and patient. Looking forward to my next lessons.

Posted Apr 21, 2021
Jim B.
Profile-location-online Online

Tawanna's great!

Posted Mar 31, 2021
Profile-location-online Online

Great class! I highly recommend Tawanna!
She is very knowledgeable and goes straight to the point.

Posted Feb 22, 2021
Ami L.
Profile-location-online Online

Tawanna was extremely knowledgeable. She worked with me to prep the lesson for my colleagues and I based on our feedback. She came prepared, was extremely easy to understand and gave plenty of time for questions. I would definitely recommend her!

Posted Dec 30, 2020
Joel K.
Profile-location-online Online

Detailed and very patient

Posted Dec 5, 2020
mariah hagstrom
Profile-location-online Online

This was an extremely good use of my time. Tawanna Is very knowledgeable, professional and super helpful. I feel like she has saved me multiple hours of future stress. I would highly recommend this Instructor.

Posted Nov 19, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

Tawanna was excellent! She made me feel at ease with excel and took her time. Loved it

Posted Nov 16, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

I have enjoyed training with Tawanna. She is organized and patient. Tawanna checks throughout the lesson to verify my understanding before moving forward. I have found the suggested practice homework valuable in shoring up my knowledge base. I look forward to future training with Tawanna.

Posted Nov 13, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

I had reached out to Tawanna to help out with very directed requests for certain excel functions. Tawanna was very open to listening what my true needs were and helped sort the issue at hand. She truly goes above and beyond, and is a great tutor!!

Posted Oct 14, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

I had my first lesson today. It was great , Tawanna created a lesson plan that was fit specific for my experience level. She’s thorough but keeps a good pace to make the most of the session. Fantastic first impression.

Posted Sep 26, 2020
Shawnna H.
Profile-location-online Online

Tawanna is an amazing teacher. She was so nice and took her time explaining the lesson to me. She is an absolute professional! I look forward to my other learning sessions. Thanks so much Tawanna!

Posted Aug 29, 2020
Karla H.
Profile-location-online Online

Tawanna is amazing! She is very professional. She is an expert in Microsoft Excel. She helped me in a pinch. She taught me all I needed to know about Power Query. She took a lot of time before the class to chat with me and make sure she understood what I needed. You will be a 100% satisfied with her ability to teach you. I will purchase more classes with her when needed.

Posted Jun 26, 2020
Shelley F.
Profile-location-online Online

Tawanna was fabulous! She was very flexible with her scheduling and on short notice was able to provide a lesson plan that fit our company's needs. Our class size was rather large (35 people per class) and all class members had a different level of expertise with Excel. I can honestly say that even the most experienced class member learned something from Tawanna. She was patient, engaging and truly an expert in her field! I would not hesitate to book Tawanna for any future Excel needs.

Posted Jun 3, 2020
Laurence E.
Profile-location-online Online

I appreciate Tawanna's follow through with the Excel lessons I've received thus far. If there was a better way to do something than what we discussed during our session, she followed up with an alternate option and to ensure what I received the help I required. I look forward to additional sessions with Tawanna.

Posted Apr 21, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

I booked lessons for my 18-year-old son to learn Excel before entering college in the fall. After one lesson of learning the basics, my son is eager to dive deeper! Tawanna is A+!!

Posted Apr 21, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

Tawanna is a fantastic instructor! She is super kind, patient, and flexible and has taught my team and I all sorts of helpful tools, tips, and tricks that we never knew of before.

Posted Apr 21, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

Tawanna is a fantastic instructor! She is super kind, patient, and flexible and has taught my team and I all sorts of helpful tools, tips, and tricks that we never knew of before.

Posted Apr 21, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

I was actually nervous about taking an excel lesson, but after my first lesson with Tawanna I knew I had finally met the perfect excel teacher for me. Tawanna is kind, and has a very relaxed style of teaching. I am finally confident that I can learn excel. If you have been on the sidelines about learning excel, please take a class with Tawanna, you will feel confident that you cna do this.

Posted Mar 31, 2020
Charles Smith
Profile-location-online Online

I learned far more than I expected. Great lesson!

Posted Feb 20, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

Tawanna takes her time explaining each step, and then makes sure you understand the "why" behind what you're doing. She's professional, the class started right on time, and I'm about to sign up for more Excel and PowerPoint lessons right now. Thanks, Tawanna!

Posted Feb 19, 2020
Naomi G.

Tawanna is an amazing teacher- learned so much in the first session
Can’t wait for my next lesson

Posted Feb 3, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

Very patient and helpful

Posted Jan 23, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

Tawanna is AMAZING. She is so patient and caters the lesson to exactly what you need. She really goes the extra mile and takes pride in what she does. Super knowledgeable AND personable. Thanks, Tawanna!

Posted Jan 12, 2020
Andrew Pearlstein
Profile-location-online Online

Tawana, was absolutely fantastic. I have never worked in power point before, she made it very easy. Showed me all the shortcuts, which allowed me to navigate much easier. Extremely knowledgeable. Well worth the time and money.

Posted Nov 23, 2019
Alexandra M.
Profile-location-online Online

Tawanna is a great teacher! She is very knowledgeable and patient. On the very first lesson she helped me to organizei and manage tons of my work emails and documents, that never stop! Cant wait to take more classes!

Posted Nov 20, 2019
Zach R.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Was a great first lesson! She was super patient and answered all my questions. Looking forward to the next lesson and learning more.

Posted Nov 20, 2019
Pepper Parker
Profile-location-online Online

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.

Posted Oct 14, 2019
Theo C.
Profile-location-online Online

Extremely knowledgeable and patient teacher. With great understanding of what is required in the corporate world. The lesson was well organized and concise.

Posted Oct 10, 2019
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lessons went as planned

Posted Jul 28, 2019
Chandan K.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

she is remarkable in her clarity and teaching method: every step is in right direction and very well mapped out lesson. in my first class her 11 steps were so clear that I was very happy to have her as my teacher. on the personal level is kind, patient and approachable. if it begins well, I am sure it well end well.
Than you for giving me Tawanna as my computer teacher.
I looking forward to seeing her for my next class. I just can't wait!

Posted Nov 6, 2018
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I'm a former teacher so I recognize a great teacher. Tawana is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and explains the tasks simply and understandably. First she shows you and then she has you do it yourself to make sure you understood and mastered the skill. I'm really looking forward to our next lesson.

Posted Nov 3, 2018
Profile-location-home Student's Home

She is a wonderful teacher, on time and knowledgeable.

Posted Aug 21, 2018
Frank Z.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Knows her stuff. Great service. Big help!!!

Posted Jun 13, 2018

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