Coming April 2013 Best 4 Beginners 2.0 New Website!
Since 2001, Best 4 Beginners is a Toronto/Mississauga-based deliverer of:
Whether you are:
WELCOME AND THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING US FOR YOUR
BEGINNER'S BASICS COMPUTER LITERACY TRAINING
OR OFFICE UPGRADING
OUR CORE SERVICES & PRODUCTS:
Other Products and Services:
WHO WE ARE AND HOW WE’RE SUCCESSFULLY DIFFERENT:
Specialists with seniors and all absolute computer beginners we say, “It’s not about memorization, it’s about observation”. Beware of those merely marketing to seniors and mature adult beginners while teaching the same “point here, then click there, now memorize, let’s move on” approach great for young people but destined to disappoint for M-M-M-My Generation (and if you get that reference, you are among those we are particularly good at helping).
Endless Patience + Dealing with Technophobia via Removing Mystery with Plain English Explanations + ENJOYMENT
We teach hard computer skills to the toughest cases in Greatest Toronto Area and Mississauga by alleviating technophobia-related barriers to learning with applied understanding and literally endless patience. We teach the way research and our own personal experience as a mature student shows that we older adults actually learn. And we have a resume that backs up our claim that you can trust what we’re teaching and that you will understand it because we have a dozen different ways and levels to explain things until you do or you decide to give up (which you won't if we're successful on your behalf for you).
MEET PETE SHEARS, YOUR TUTOR:
"If you can do it, it ain't braggin'." ~Dizzy Dean
Bachelors Degree (Computer Science), University of Western Ontario (graduating just in 2006 as a mature student)
Certified Computer Support Specialist, Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology (top 3 of class of 30 while working full time in client service career)
LexisNexis Premier Certified Independent Consultant (CIC), (PCLaw) (leading pratice management software for lawyers)
Specialized Computer Literacy Training Consultant, (with the Testimonials to back it up)
Computer Generalist and Technophobe Whisperer,
Owner, Best 4 Beginners Computer Training and WagonTrain I. T. Solutions
"At Best 4 Beginners, we're qualified to teach just about anyone. We just like Beginners Best."
Past Industry Experience Includes:
FEATURES ON OUR NEW BEST 4 BEGINNERS 2.0 WEBSITE COMING JANUARY 2013!
Along the way over the years, I’ve either actively sought out, stumbled upon, or had recommended to me some great software that I still personally use and would recommend to others with similar needs. Software and other products so good, I decided to sell them for all.
Products 4 Learners To Plan, Organize, and Improve Memory
I LOVE and personally use every day the products in this category. Combined with my Blackberry “smart phone”, I can literally smell the roses all day because I worry about remembering is, “turn on your computer in the morning”.
Here’s how I personally use planning, organizing, and memory software everyday and who I think this is for:
• People who want to develop regular habits
• People who tend to procrastinate about tasks they need to do
• People who want to remember only one thing: Make sure your computer is turned on
• People who think it’s cool to type a reminder and at the scheduled time have your computer actually nag you, “Remember, Bob, you should leave in ½ hour for the dentist. Start getting ready.”
• People who get hyper-focused and don’t realize the time
• NEVER MISS A BIRTHDAY OR ANNIVERSARY of ANYTHING EVER AGAIN
Provenio’s Say The Time
Starts up when you turn on computer and speaks the time like a talking clock or reminds you when you tell it to, speaking your reminder using a text-to-speech engine. “Don’t get distracted and forget your meeting with Mary in one hour”.
GREAT for those who don’t want to end their day with nothing they wanted to accomplish done or that “I just CANNOT not do this” to do items
I use its “always on top” feature to select certain notes to nag me until I do them.
Perfect for a the Today’s To Do List that you’d put “yellow stickys” up for even if you had stuff in your scheduler or task software and it goes well juxtaposed with STDL for the Master To Do List so you can work undistracted by other things, or simply enjoy the ducks playing in the rain outside your window without needing to think of, “what should I be remembering”?
Dextronet's Swift To Do List
After much research, this is the best in the category of “to do list software” with the features I was looking for. This is great for (as I am) poor multi-taskers , procrastinators, and those who get intimidated by the length of their to do list. In accordance with advice about Time Management, I use Notezilla for my “always on top today” To Do List, but Swift To Do List is where my categorized and cross-referenced with reminders Master To Do List lives.
The Brain Technology's TheBrain
Where do I begin? If you, like me, love analyzing things or have a multi-part project to accomplish (family reunion, wedding, trip, small business setup, just life in general) this is for you. TheBrain is the best I’ve found in the category of “mind-mapping” software. DUMP YOUR WHOLE BRAIN INTO YOUR COMPUTER AND ENJOY THE DAISIES IN YOUR DAY!
OrganizeMy Electronic File Cabinet for Dummies
If you want to go paperless, this is for you particularly in combination with NeatReceipts but there’s a good chunk of initial time investment to data entering everything
Other Software We Carry:
Nuance’s Dragon Naturally Speaking: Faster than any typing and 98% accurate, speak into a headset and let your computer type as you talk without ever learning to type. Comes in Home, Medical, and Legal Editions.
DeTong Technology’s Tabs for Word: An awesome Add-In for Microsoft Word (requires pre-installed MS Word), this lets you have tabs for several documents in one open Word window and even group and organize them together). I couldn’t live without this product now that I’m used to it.
Austhink’s More Add-In for Word: Another awesome Add-In for Microsoft Word (requires pre-installed MS Word), this let’s you (hide/show) text, toggling with a click between headings and your selected text. Another add-in I’d really miss if I didn’t have, it’s great for detailed, “drill-down” organization of content.
Uncorked Wine Cellar Log/Database: A client with a large private wine collection asked us to track down a new sommelier / wine database software. They were beginners and this is the one we found and set up for them and showed them how to use. They really liked it and so did we.
ARE YOU ARE A GIFT-PERPLEXED LOVED ONE OF A COMPUTER BEGINNER?
DON’T WASTE PRECIOUS TIME WITH MOM OR DAD HELPING WITH THEIR COMPUTERS, TABLETS, EVEN HOME THEATRES! If it has a plug and cables, we can help them on your behalf and train them how to use it comfortably.
Even wireless home network, web camera, digital camera, printer and email account setups. We’ll provide the best, most-qualified training 4 beginners Toronto has to offer and take care of the tech as well. Yes, we also can help shop for or supply a best-value-out-there brand new, open-box, off-lease, or refurbished 3-year guaranteed entry-level computer in your complete-care package to get your loved one started with minimal initial resources and risk until they are ready to move up.
CALL US NOW TO ADVANTAGE OF THIS LIMITED TIME, NEVER LIKELY TO BE REPEATED OFFER
While we’re squirrelled away as much as we can for the past months in our offices working on finishing getting the best website can we do up and running for you in 2013, this is your opportunity to find us available more easily than we usually are by phone. Give us a call. We’re still open for appointments while this is in final stages, just on a tighter schedule booking somewhat in advance.
UNTIL THE NEW, FUNCTIONING SITE GOES UP… MENTION YOU SAW THIS WHEN YOU BOOK & CONFIRM AN APPOINTMENT and we’ll pay your tax. Our prices haven’t been raised in many years (pretty much since we started out), so likely in 2013 there will also be a new training package structure along with a new online store and some other great brand new features and products never offered before! But,… we will always be fair, so please note: We will honour the current price structure on any appointment booked & confirmed now.