Technology Classes for Adults

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Is your phone, tablet or computer a constant source of stress and frustration?

Do you feel like it is impossible to keep up with changing technology?

Are you afraid of falling prey to online scams?

 

Technology helps you stay in touch with family and friends, manage your finances, and overall make life a little easier if you are using it right. But with iPhones, iPads, email, streaming video, and social networking, the online world continues to expand, which can become overwhelming quickly. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be.

 
The Tech Wizard offers group classes in Brentwood and West Los Angeles to help make technology more user-friendly. We make the seemingly complicated, easy to understand and implement into your everyday life.
 

GET ORGANIZED

Technology can help make life easier, but it also can get out of control quickly. The Tech Wizard helps you take a step back and organize your digital life.

Declutter your inbox
Sync your iPhone/iPad with iCloud
Manage user names and passwords

GET SOCIAL

There’s a big social online world out there. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat…with more popping up all of the time. All of these offer powerful connections for business and social life, but which ones are right for you? The Tech Wizard sorts through the social clutter so you can master the social networks that make sense for you.

MASTERING THE BASICS

Having a solid foundational knowledge of your computer, tablet and smartphone is important to be able to fully utilize technology.  The Tech Wizard can help get you started with mastering web browsing (i.e. Safari, Chrome), Microsoft Office and more.

TECHNOLOGY CLASS CATALOG

All technology courses are instructor-led and interactive, so you get hands-on experience during each class. Our group classes average six to ten students. Each student receives a take-home manual to help answer questions after the class. Below is a listing of all the courses we offer throughout the year, click here to see a list of currently scheduled upcoming courses.
 

Is Your Phone Set Up to be Your Safety Net? – 2.5 Hours

Is your phone set up for an Emergency situation? If your kids or parents were in an accident, incapacitated or unconscious, could emergency personnel find next of kin, know what medications you or they are taking, or could you find them (or your family find you) if they were suddenly off the grid?

Learn how to prepare your phone with:

  • Critical emergency medical information such as preexisting medical conditions and current medications your are taking
  • ICE (in case of emergency) contacts
  • How to train Siri to respond to the command to call your Emergency Contact of choice from the lock screen for you or emergency personnel
  • Learn about the benefits of sharing your location with someone who is responsive, involved and aware of the technology to help protect yourself and family members
  • Frank discussions about the security of your phone and you vs. safety needs and concerns. You can have both!

This course will is a workshop. We will be doing the setup in class and you will learn how to help yourself if there is an emergency or have others help you. Classes will be held at our Brentwood or West Los Angeles office locations. FIND A CLASS

 

How to Use the iPhone Class – 2.5 Hours

Get lost trying to save telephone numbers? Can’t figure out how to listen to your voicemail? 
Don’t know how to use Messages with stickers, GIFs, and emojis? Stop the madness. Begin to learn how to use your phone without frustration, getting lost, or giving up.

  • All about the Phone app
  • Set up & manage your Contacts
  • Master messages with Bubble or Screen effects, use stickers
  • iCloud settings tune-up
  • Camera & Photos app review

This course will provide you one-on-one iPhone help to get you up and running. Classes will be held at our Brentwood or West Los Angeles office locations. FIND A CLASS

 

iPhone Basics Class – 8 Hours

In this comprehensive iPhone Basics Class is for the new iPhone user. You will learn how to use your iPhone from the ground up. The class will cover:

  • Navigating and managing your iPhone
  • Learning about the phone app
  • Creating, managing contacts
  • Keyboard basics
  • Using the App Store and understanding an Apple ID
  • Intro to the camera and photos apps

Classes will be held at our Brentwood or West Los Angeles office locations. FIND A CLASS

 

Intermediate iPhone Class

This class for the person who has some experience using the iPhone but wants to learn how to use it more fully. This class will cover:

  • A review of settings and iCloud
  • An overview of texting using the messages app
  • Intro to Safari
  • Email and calendar basics
  • Notes and reminders

Classes will be held at our Brentwood or West Los Angeles office locations. FIND A CLASS

 

iPad as Your Computer – 8 hours

Are you ready to take the plunge and ditch your computer for an iPad? Are you already working on an iPad as your main computing device? Virtually everything is doable on an iPad but there are some tricks to make day to day use seamless and secure. This class will help you analyze and learn:

  • Computing needs
  • How to manage data: documents, photos, word processing, accounting, communication
  • Using the iPad for hobbies and fun

If your iPad is your computer this class is an absolute must.

Classes will be held at our Brentwood or West Los Angeles office locations. FIND A CLASS

 

 

iPhone but I have a PC – How to make them work together – 8 hours

You have a PC and an iPhone. How do you get them to work together so you can access all your photos, documents and everything else you have without making yourself crazy? In this class you will learn:

  • How to access photos on your iPhone from your computer.
  • How to access documents from your computer on your iPhone.
  • How to see your texts on your computer.
  • Choosing apps that work on the PC & iPhone

Classes will be held at our Brentwood or West Los Angeles office locations. FIND A CLASS

 

Getting Started with iPad/iPhone Apps Class – 2 Hours

You have the basics of your iPhone and iPad down but are you using it to its fullest? There are thousands of useful apps out there can help make your life easier…and more fun! We will help you find the apps that make sense for you and show you how to find, install and get started using them. Classes will be held at our Brentwood or West Los Angeles office locations. FIND A CLASS

 

Email on your iPad/iPhone Class – 2 Hours

Email is set up on your phone or your iPad but you get lost. What are folders? Why do I need to put in a subject? How do I get rid of all the junk? Learn how to manage your mail, empty the inbox every day and save things you need for future reference. Classes will be held at our Brentwood or West Los Angeles office locations. FIND A CLASS

 

Messaging/Texting on the iPhone/iPad Class – 2 Hours

You have the basics of your iPhone and iPad down but not sure what texting or messaging is all about? People text you and then complain because you never answer? Frankly, most of the people in your life probably won’t respond to email but you can catch them with a message! Learn and master texting using the top apps. Classes will be held at our Brentwood or West Los Angeles office locations. FIND A CLASS

 

Camera and Photos on the iPhone Class – 8 Hours

Master your iPhone Camera and the photos you take. In this class, you will learn how to use the settings on your camera, take better pictures, edit photos and manage and share your photos with iCloud. Classes will be held at our Brentwood or West Los Angeles office locations. FIND A CLASS

 

Using Technology to Stay Healthy – 2 Hours

From the iPhone Health app to using a fitness tracker like the FitBit, there are many gadgets and tools to help you stay healthy and active. This class will help you get started to a healthier lifestyle. Classes will be held at our Brentwood or West Los Angeles office locations. FIND A CLASS

 

Social Media for Beginners Class – 2 Hours

Social media can help you stay connected with friends and family, even your grandchildren, but it can be very confusing when you first get started. This class will show you how social media can help you stay connected, without the frustration. In this class, you will create a Facebook account, learn how to protect your privacy, find friends, share pictures, and stay in touch with family using the internet. Classes will be held at our Brentwood or West Los Angeles office locations. FIND A CLASS

 

Facebook Free for All Class – 2 hours

Confused about the constant changes in Facebook settings? Have burning questions about security or posting in general? Facebook has over 1.8 billion (b–billion yes) registered users and 1 billion people/day on the platform. Get all your questions answered and figure out how to do the things you want with your Facebook feed on mobile devices.

Classes will be held at our Brentwood or West Los Angeles office locations. FIND A CLASS

 

Tech Gadget Overview – 2 Hours

There are a lot of gadgets out there. Which ones are right for you? iPhone, iPad, laptop? What about the Amazon Echo? This class gives hands-on experience with each of these devices and helps you decide what makes sense for you. Classes will be held at our Brentwood or West Los Angeles office locations. FIND A CLASS

 

Using Your iPhone for Travel – 4 Hours

Technology continues to provide us new way to make travel easier. From booking flights and hotels to learning how to use navigation, this class will make travel much more enjoyable. Classes will be held at our Brentwood or West Los Angeles office locations. FIND A CLASS

 

Apple Wallet & Bill paying App – 4 Hours

Paying for anything and everything with your phone, sending money to your kids or grandkids has never been easier. In this class you will learn how to:

  • Make sure your phone is securely setup
  • Set up and use Apple Pay
  • Use Wallet
  • About using bank and credit card apps
  • How to send or receive money

Classes will be held at our Brentwood or West Los Angeles office locations. GET REGISTERED

 

Managing docs on your iPad/iPhone  – 2 hours

Fax machines are obsolete and no longer necessary. In this class you will learn how to:

  • Manage attachments
  • Sign and email documents
  • Markup, comment, highlight documents

all directly from your iPad or iPhone.

Classes will be held at our Brentwood or West Los Angeles office locations. GET REGISTERED

 

Intro to Your Mac Class – 10 Hours

New to Mac? Or just need a review of the basics? This class provides the basics of how to properly setup and use your Mac computer. Classes will be held at our Brentwood or West Los Angeles office locations. FIND A CLASS

Is there something else you would like to learn? Contact us, we’re happy to add new classes.

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