BIO     Neva Buttrey has always loved to teach and has spent most of her adult life looking for opportunities to do so. Her passion has been to tell of God’s love for others as she shared with them the skills and knowledge He has given her. She has shared in many ways, including Word and Excel classes at work, one on one training with her staff, Sunday school classes at North Blvd., and helping to train and support church staff with Word, Excel, and the church’s database systems.    Neva majored in Information Systems at MTSU and went to work for the State of Tennessee just about the time the first Windows PC was purchased. She worked with all things “tech related” her entire thirty-plus years with the State of Tennessee, including but not limited to Desktop Technical Support, Network Administration, Webmaster, Application support, Application development, and SQL Server support. She also spent many years managing teams of individuals who did the same type of work. She recently chose to leave full time work so that she could pursue things that bring joy to her heart.

BIO

Neva Buttrey has always loved to teach and has spent most of her adult life looking for opportunities to do so. Her passion has been to tell of God’s love for others as she shared with them the skills and knowledge He has given her. She has shared in many ways, including Word and Excel classes at work, one on one training with her staff, Sunday school classes at North Blvd., and helping to train and support church staff with Word, Excel, and the church’s database systems.

Neva majored in Information Systems at MTSU and went to work for the State of Tennessee just about the time the first Windows PC was purchased. She worked with all things “tech related” her entire thirty-plus years with the State of Tennessee, including but not limited to Desktop Technical Support, Network Administration, Webmaster, Application support, Application development, and SQL Server support. She also spent many years managing teams of individuals who did the same type of work. She recently chose to leave full time work so that she could pursue things that bring joy to her heart.

Computer Basics - Elective

32 WEEK CLASS

 

Tutor Name: Neva Buttrey

Course Name: Introduction to Computer Basics, High School Elective

Required Equipment:

  • The student will need a Windows 7 or newer laptop or Mac laptop to use at home and at school. If the student doesn’t have access to a laptop, please talk with me and I’ll see what arrangements can be made for your student. [Laptops may be secured in the locked classroom throughout the day so that students won’t have to carry them around.]

  • USB thumb drive with a minimum of 8GB of storage

  • ¼ inch binder

  • 5 Tab Divider – 1 set

Copy Fee: $15

Minimum Number of Students: 4

 Maximum Number of Students: 12

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  • Computer Programming – High School Elective

  • Computer Basics – Elective

  • Robotics/Intro. to Programming

Course Description/Outline/Objectives: This hands-on, introductory course will acquaint students with basic computer concepts in PC hardware, software, and cloud computing.  The student will be taught to use applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software as well as cloud based tools such as Box, Google docs, Google sheets and Google slides.

It’s my aim in this course to make sure each student is comfortable enough with a computer and office software that they have an advantage when it comes to functioning in a technology driven college or career environment. It’s important that the student become familiar enough with technology that they can use the computer as easily as pen and paper.

I’ll encourage the student to focus on how each topic they learn can be used to bring glory to God and to prepare them for His service.

Topics covered will include but are not limited to:

  • Hardware and Operating Systems

  • File Maintenance and Organization

  • Production of Neat and Error-Free Documents

  • Use of Spreadsheets for Computing / Tables / Graphs

  • Creation of Presentations using PowerPoint or Google Slides

  • Use of the Internet for Research

  • Electronic Communication

  • Basic Troubleshooting

  • Virus Protection, Backup, Security

  • Cloud Storage and Cloud Tools

Expected weekly time commitment for homework: About 3 hours/week for students who have good typing skills; longer otherwise.

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Level: 9th-12th, (8th graders can participate with approval from Matthew Bullington)

Rate for Additional Private Tutoring: $40/hour