IT – classes run every week, Monday- Friday. We have everything from Basic emailing to internet shopping. Check the schedule for more details
Ivor (Ives) David has been teaching many different aspects of Information Technology (IT) since 1997. He became a fully qualified teacher in 2007. In 2008 he was employed full time in a primary school as a Network Manager, focusing more on the hardware aspect of IT and providing support for teachers with bespoke and specialised applications. He continued to satisfy his love for teaching by delivering evening computer classes for various colleges and community provisions.Ivor has had a broad spectrum of learners from young offenders to corporate clients, pregnant teens to school teachers. His analogical, simplified and relaxed approach to teaching has allowed him the ability to connect quickly to the students thus making the learning experience less of a chore and more of an enjoyment.He now runs his own IT training business which provides training to school staff, corporate establishments, charities and private individuals.
Lena Dekair Lena a qualified ICT Tutor and Assessor. Lena holds a Master degree on Advance Information Technology from London South Bank university ended teaching IT courses in all levels. Lena started teaching at Open Age in January 2006 and since then she had taught different courses at different community venues.Lena is very patient and enthusiastic and keen to safer knowledge and skills with learners.
Zarqa Sethi Zarqa is a qualified ICT teacher and a Workplace Coach. She went to learn sewing as a hobby at a local adult college and as she had a degree in ICT ended up teaching IT courses at the college and 14 years later she is still teaching there. As well as teaching she also provides coaching and training for staff in various aspects. She started teaching at Open Age in April 2014. From Sept 2014 she will be teaching courses such as IPads, Beginners IT, Social Networking, Online Shopping and Cloud Computing. She believes that her greatest teaching assets are her approachable personality and patience with students of all ages, especially adults. She is very comfortable teaching students over the age of 50. Her oldest learners were a couple who successfully passed an accredited 10 week beginners course at the age of 93.