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I wanted to update you on what I did for some of the time throughout lockdown.  I spent 2 and a half years working at colleges around London working with people teaching them basic IT skills which I really enjoyed and helped hundreds of people learn basic IT skills.  Giving them the confidence to go onto higher levels to achieve their goals.  Or just to learn how to search for refuse collections, the nearest schools to them and information to get on better in their every day life.

I started at one college during the second lockdown.  So I started to work from home teaching basic IT skills to people who had their own computer devices at home who couldn’t use them.  As you can imagine this was very challenging for not only myself to work out what devices they had and then to try to explain to a non-IT user how to use them, but for the users themselves to learn how to use a computer but first they had to get onto a computer Zoom meeting.

After the initial hick ups, nervousness and general fear of learning again for a lot of the adult learners they all got on well with their learning paths and took up the challenges.  Most passed the first level, and moved onto their next steps.

I wish all my students well in their future.

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Hello we are here again, its been a while since I last wrote a blog, over 3 1/2 years to be precise.  A lot has happened since Covid hit us.  I lost my job, took up the role a tutor for my three daughters who were all home schooling.  Then I pushed through and found a great job at a college in London teaching digital skills to people who are unemployed.  It was a very rewarding job and one I loved.  Whilst doing this job I took up studying again after nearly 20 years.  This was very hard to get to grips with at the start then I got into the swing of things.  Writing essays again, researching takes a while to get use to and a skill you need to keep up.

I was rewarded with a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training and the friends I have made and the laughs we had will stay with me forever.