My name is Meryl and I have a confession: I love computers. Not in a truly geeky way, but because they let you do such great things. And I love sharing my enthusiasm, experience and knowledge with others so that they can learn to love, or at least appreciate, them too.
After getting a degree in electronic engineering I worked in the software industry for 15 years, as a programmer, software engineer, support engineer & product manager. So I’d been helping people to use computers for a long time, at work and home. In 2010 I decided to become a personal computer tutor. This decision was inspired by my mother who commented how much easier I was to understand than the support service she had always used. She has been a star pupil, progressing from nervous beginner with Windows XP to the proud owner of a Windows 10 laptop, iPhone and iPad. Since starting out, I have seen over 400 clients with a huge variety of computers and other devices. Inevitably my tutoring visits quickly began to include sorting out problems on the clients' computers,advising on new computers as the need arose, and setting these up for them. My work now involves a happy mix of anything and everything to do with technology. So I am as much a computer doctor as I am a computer tutor.
Technology will continue evolving & I really enjoy keeping up with new ways of doing things, and working out how my clients can make use of these.
Becoming a computer tutor was a great decision for me. I meet lovely people with a desire to learn (and their cats and dogs too if I’m lucky), every day brings something new and I enjoy the challenges and opportunities that new technology brings to us all.