LRS Computer Techniques is listed as a training provider by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) on the CalJobs website (www.caljobs.ca.gov). We do not accept government grants or funds (WIOA). We are paid by private individuals, and Workers Comp insurance companies when we train injured workers.
Patient, easy to understand teachers.
We have 3 goals in our teaching--the same goals you have: 1) Make computer skills easier. 2) Replace 10 steps with 2, if possible. 3) Make your documents look better.
Our teachers keep the instructions simple. From basic skills to legal document work.
You don't need a "computer expert" who can't talk to people, or who thinks it's strange to explain something two, three, or ten times.
You've already done more complicated things. Driving a car, holding a job, and building a home, a family, a relationship. So of course you can handle something as goofy as a computer. You just need someone to show you how to do it.
The same way you learned anything else. Someone shows you, till you get it. No computer theory; just--here, try this.
Easier, Better Computer Skills
"Being simple" has worked for us with lawyers, job upgraders, injured workers, students and writers, seniors and retired people. It's the best approach with any skill, from word processing and spreadsheets to speed tricks, Internet skills and new designs for your document, newsletter, or PowerPoint presentation. It can all be easier and simpler.
How fast does the class go??
As fast or slow as you want to go. We don't rush you when you're trying to understand a skill. And we don't slow you down when you've learned it, and are ready to learn the next step.
When is a private lesson or small class best?
LEARNING SLOW TODAY - I want to feel free to ask questions when I don’t get it
In small classes or 1-on-1 sessions, you’re free to ask questions–the questions that go unanswered or unasked in a room where 20 people compete for instructor attention and time. And our instructors encourage questions–we don’t just “put up with” them and act impatient, the way many computer teachers do. We simply don’t hire the impatient “computer experts” who intimidate their students and who clearly don’t like to teach people. We do like it, and we find the way to give the skill to you, with however many explanations you need. That’s how we learned too, and it's what we hope to find in whoever we ask for help–a little patience.
LEARNING FAST TODAY - I don’t want to be held back when other people don’t get it
No speed limits in these classes. If the teacher can focus on just helping you to get it, the class goes at your speed. When the only questions come from you, you get answers faster. Another thing: In 1-on-1 or small class format, you do not only learn the "regular" skills more quickly, but if you’ve learned the whole 3 hour lesson in 2 hours, there’s no reason the instructor can’t show you some extra tricks.
TYPICAL LEARNING - I understood the other stuff but I don’t get this part at all
Most people are a mixture of slow and fast learner. You understand some things right away; other things take a while. This is the best reason for individual or small class teaching: it’s flexible, slowing down or speeding up at your pace. The teacher can adjust to how you are learning each skill. If something doesn't make sense to you, we stay on that skill until you're confident. If you get it right away, we move on. The same way you learned everything else.