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short description:
Learn how these natural phenomena occur
long description:
Have you ever wondered why a volcano suddenly erupts or and earthquake occurs maybe triggering a deadly tsunami. This course will show you how in day to day language, so that you can recognise the signs and understand how the earth's interior works

5 sessions of 1 hour each covering these 3 subjects, with a short emailed questionnaire at the end of each session, to ensure that learners have fully understood the subject matter and to coach if there are any problem areas
level of difficulty:
all welcome
minimum class size:
fee comments:
covers 5 sessions plus questionnaires plus any ongoing assistance required
 session structure






live session

Learn how these natural phenomena occur

5h 0m

total duration: 5h 0m over 1 session(s)
comments: 5 x 1 hour sessions with a short emailed questionnaire after each one

discussion forums: 1

languages: English
duration: 5h 0m
fee: 50US$  (500lp)
payment: at booking
delivery method: live online and self-paced

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United Kingdom

Cas Deskaro

description of :
I have 10 years experience of teaching college lecturers how to use microsoft programmes, adult learners maths and english to level 4 as well as IT and job skills Also teaching adults on learn direct and vision to learn online courses. I have experience of most office environments including marketing and accounts. I currently live in a small coastal town in Lincolnshire. My interests are: reading, cross stitch, social networking, going out with friends, running and playing internet games
Teacher's qualifications:

Tresham Institute Teaching Degree in Post Compulsory Education (Cert Ed)
ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)
HELO (helping e-learners online) qualification
C & G Levels 1 & 2 Literacy & Numeracy

Open University B.Sc (hons) - OU Grad 2006- Courses studied
History of American and British Film Industry – level 3
Computers - an Object Oriented Approach (Smalltalk) - level 2
Understanding Mathematics – level 1
You, Your Computer & the Net – level 1
Information Technology and Society – level 2
How the Earth Works - The Earth's Interior – level 2
You and Your Money - level 2
World Archaeology - level 2
Ancient Cities and Civilisations - level 1
Understanding the Weather – level 1
Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis - level 1

B.Sc - Physical Sciences - grad 2008 Courses studied
Understanding Cardiovascular Diseases - level 2
Understanding Human Nutrition - level 2
Understanding Cancers - level 2
Diabetes Care - level 2
Challenging Obesity - level 2
Applied Psychology - level 3
Human Genetics - level 1
Molecular and Cell Biology – level 3
Molecular basis of human disease (residential school) – level 3
Medicines and Drugs – level 2
Sights & Senses – Psychology – level 3
Elements of Forensic Science – level 1
Science in Context – level 2

Borehamwood College Shorthand - 100wpm
Typing - 65wpm

Campions School A Levels - English grade C, Geography grade A

O Levels - English grade C, Maths grade A, Biology grade A,
History grade C, Geography grade A


Training the Trainer
Supervisory Skills
High Impact Communication Skills
Customer Services Skills
Advanced Customer Service Skills
Web Technology - HTML Level 1 & 2
William Hill Grade 1
16 Housing Benefit Assessor Courses Assertiveness for Women
Managing your team
Advanced - Word 97
Intermediate - Excel 97
Basic – PowerPoint
William Hill Grade 2 Microsoft Outlook
Basic - Access
Goldmine database
Sage Salary/Accounting
William Hill Grade 2.5


Setting up new Housing and Council Tax Benefit Claims and entering change in circumstances for existing claims, acquiring necessary evidence to back up claims and assessing whether claims are genuine, processing wage information, calculating premiums due manually and electronically. Daily target - 25 new claims/change in circumstances. All claims have to be processed within 3 days to 98% accuracy.

I have had experience of running my own successful small businesses in the past. Selling Jewellery, Vitamin supplements and also organising coach trips and corporate outings

Taking and paying out customer bets using electronic systems, emptying gamin machines, balancing tills

E-tutoring for Vision2Learn - courses: Advancing your career through Emotional Intelligence, Finding your Dream Job and Succeeding at Work,

Teaching IT and life skills at 16+ level in eureka cyber café and within Tresham Institute. Also teaching members of Tresham staff and assisting them in achieving ECDL and CLAIT qualifications.

Educating students with learning difficulties via Learndirect programmes to achieve City & Guilds Literacy and Numeracy qualifications via online testing, administering and invigilating these tests.

All public marketing and presentation of Tresham College and Learndirect courses. Achieving and maintaining budgetary targets, day to day running of a large cyber café and learning centre, plus management and supervisory tasks.

I have extensive experience in all office procedures. shorthand, audio and copy typing.

Sales & marketing activities including compiling quotations, tender replies and following up applications over the telephone, organising mail-shots, call campaigns and managing outsourced telemarketing.

Travel including booking of airline tickets, arranging visa/passport applications.

Organisation of events, arranging meetings, attending exhibitions and undertaking product demonstrations/presentations (writing own material,

Customer service experience in dealing with people at all levels both in person and over the telephone.

I have undertaken the compilation and presentation of training courses for staff members on various packages including all Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access) Goldmine, Sage, and Celcat. I have also worked as a voluntary supervisor in a computer activity group of 15, 8 - 11 year olds.

Accounts - both purchase and sales ledger, credit control.

Reception duties: - including switchboard operation.

I am practical, logical (member of MENSA) and willing to tackle most tasks to the very best of my ability.


Feb 10 – Now ADVANTAGE BUS GIFTS Office Manager

Dealing with all new business enquiries, compiling quotations, expanding existing business, generating new business.

May 09 – Feb 10 EAST LINDSEY DIS COUNCIL Benefits Officer – contract worker

Calculating, assessing and awarding housing and council tax benefits to 98% accuracy. Both new claims and change in circumstance on existing claims.

Oct 07 – Dec 07 WILLIAM HILL Temp Cashier/Customer Services Advisor

Taking customer bets and paying out winnings, advising of betting procedures and types of bets available.

Mar 05 – Jul 07 WARWICKSHIRE COLLEGE E-Tutor for Vision2Learn

Working from home tutoring 70 current students via the internet. Tutoring three courses, Succeeding at Work, Finding your Dream Job and Advancing your Career through Emotional Intelligence (this is a level 4 equivalent course

May 03 – March 05 TRESHAM INSTITUTE Manager/Trainer – eureka, Corby

Day to day management and running of busy cyber café in Corby town centre, Supervising all staff, financial records, training students using learndirect courses and taster courses to achieve CLAIT, C & G and ECDL qualifications

July 02 – May 03 TRESHAM INSTITUTE Staff IT Trainer

Compiling and presenting courses on all Microsoft software packages (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint to members of academic and curriculum staff, operating software help desk, advising staff members on individual software concerns and problems. Assessing current knowledge levels and then training staff to the level required to pass the ECDL exams.

Oct 01 – July 02 TRESHAM INSTITUTE Campus Administrator

I was responsible for the provision of an efficient and effective secretarial service for the Learning Director and also supervision of the day-to-day operation of the Secretariat team.

To be conversant with the many aspects of the Learning Director’s responsibilities, prioritising, dealing with all incoming and outgoing mail and telephone calls, routine calls and correspondence on behalf of the Learning Director.

Transcribe from handwritten notes, audio tapes or shorthand notes, word process letters, reports, memoranda and other papers. Take notes of meetings and produce minutes for approval by the Chairperson and issue as required.

Maintain details of the Learning Director’s budgets using spreadsheets, reporting regularly to the Learning Director on the financial position.

Maintain and manage the learning Director’s diary, making appointments, arranging appropriate times, dates, venues and refreshments, and ensuring that relevant papers are available for appointments and meetings.

Co-ordinate the team meetings, staff sickness and holiday schedules for members of the Learning Director’s staff.

Co-ordinate and administer the Advisory Panels (or similar panels) system.

Act as first line contact for employers, parents and industrial representatives.

Undertake administrative duties, research and other tasks allocated by the Learning Director and progress to completion.

Maintain secretariat filing systems, ensuring confidentiality at all times.

Undertake campus duties relating to community links and student discipline, liaising with students, parents etc.

May 98 - Aug 01 IMPROCOM LIMITED Business Development Co-ordinator

Responsible for all sales and marketing operations including compiling quotations, proposals, tenders, mail-shots, making appointments, dealing with telephone enquiries, shorthand, audio and copy typing. Keeping diaries for Sales/Marketing Directors and Sales Consultants. Taking minutes of sales and marketing meetings and updating sales forecast figures. Updating the company’s database and website.

All work and procedures had to be completed to ISO 9001 standard.

Searching the OJEC website for business opportunities.

Organisation of exhibitions and conferences, attending same to promote Improcom.

Organisation of corporate events i.e. annual golf day etc.

Dealing with day to day accounts work including credit control, invoicing, statements, incoming payments via BACS and cheques, banking sales and purchase ledger (Sage system. Consultants' expense claims, petrol receipts and mileage sheets. Updating excel spreadsheets on a daily basis. All secretarial duties for the Financial Director/Company Secretary.

Jul 96 - May 98 CORBY BOTTLERS Accounts Assistant

Duties included all purchase and sales ledger requirements (Pegasus), credit control, payment of invoices, weekly, and monthly payroll (Sage System). Reconciliation of transport invoices, personnel records, weekly sales forecast (excel).

Oct 89 - July 96 RCI EUROPE LTD Customer Services - Help Desk

This was a very demanding but interesting job. The main functions were to deal with members' problems whilst they were on holiday and involved dealing with irate/upset members whose expectations of their accommodation were higher than the actual accommodation. This involved calming them down and ascertaining the exact problem then searching the computer system for alternative accommodation and advising the member accordingly. In the event of no alternative accommodation then to advise the member that they would have to stay where they were and we would sort matters out upon their return.

The job also involved contacting members before they left for their holiday if there was a problem at the resort they were to be staying at. These problems could range from a flood/fire to devastation by a hurricane and also included closure of the resort for quality reasons. In these instances it was my responsibility to find alternative accommodation for the member in the same location or as near to it as possible.

I also took turns manning the flight help desk and these enquiries were usually from members who had missed their flights or forgotten tickets/passports or, on the odd occasion, actually turned up at the wrong airport or on the wrong date.

Mar 83 - Oct 89 TURCO PRODUCTS Sales Office/Computer Room Supervisor

I was involved in the supervision, training and recruitment/discipline of 4 office staff, the overseeing of all routine office tasks and the computer operation (invoicing, sales, purchase, nominal, monthly accounts etc). It was also my responsibility to maintain a reasonable stock level and order new materials when the levels fell below the minimum stock requirements.

I was in charge of all credit control procedures and reported to the Company Secretary.

July 77 - Dec 82 HALIFAX BUILDING SOCIETY Secretary/Cashier

I was employed as secretary to the area manager and assistant manager and also operated a cashier desk taking deposits and paying out people's savings from their accounts. This also involved balancing my till and checking the other cashier's tills to ensure that all were correct.

Sept 75 - July 77 HUNTING SURVEYS LIMITED Travel Clerk

My duties involved booking flights for consultants and surveyors, mainly to the middle/far east. organising complicated itineraries with the aid of the Airline ABC reference guide. Making sure all necessary visas were obtained in good time for travel and ensuring that passports were still valid and checking that all necessary inoculations had been received and that the certificates were still within the due dates. Vetting these forms to make sure that they did not contain any errors. Checking that the tickets were correct when they arrived and making sure that none of the flight timings had been changed.

's preferred teaching style:
General interaction, question and answer sessions, short lessons with questions and feedback given, online assignments with feedback

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