Welcome!

Welcome to my website. I hope it will be useful to you.

There is a misconception that once a person finishes work or reaches a certain age, technology is neither needed nor appropriate.

Many websites that publish information or provide training perpetuate this misconception by assuming the reader already knows the topic or is sufficiently conversant with the terminology, including acronyms and abbreviations. This approach is further exasperated by using confusing terminology.

I want to try and ease you gently into the basics of technology, whether it is mobile devices (such as mobile phones and tablets) or computers, as well as virtual assistants like Alex, Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana and Siri. Through the site I will give you tips and guides on carrying out tasks. If you do things a bit differently, that doesn’t make you wrong and me right, as long as the result is what you are intending. These tips and steps have worked for me.

My name is Tom Gardner, and I’m based in Guildford, United Kingdom.

I have ten years’ experience teaching people of all abilities how to use technology in the classroom and on a one-on-one basis.

I also tutor a group of University of the Third Age (U3A – https://www.u3a.org.uk/) members and also worked for two and a half years with a major UK charity for the visually impaired.

Because I’m UK-based, I will be talking from a UK perspective, but don’t worry – IT is the same wherever you live and so this should not be an issue, but please keep this in mind.

I hope you find the site useful. I will try to keep the content relevant for you, but being human I may not always succeed. Feel free to contact me via the contact form below with suggestions or questions.

Thanks for stopping by.