One-on-one computer tutoring returns to Stillwater Public Library

computer tutoring june(STILLWATER, OKLA. / June 5, 2015) –– The Stillwater Public Library is reintroducing a free computer learning service to area community members. One-on-one computer tutoring with an experienced librarian will now be available three times a week by appointment and will take the place of the library’s classroom schedule.

“We have offered computer classes for many years,” said Lynda Reynolds, library director. “But as computing becomes more complex with many more types of devices, apps and programs, people’s needs have vastly changed. Providing more one-on-one sessions and fewer multi-student classes will help each individual reach their computing goals more quickly and fully.”

Students may schedule a one hour session and make follow-up appointments as needed. Tutoring times include Tuesdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Thursdays 2-4 p.m. and Fridays 2-4 p.m. People who cannot attend sessions during daytime hours may call to arrange for an evening appointment.

“Our priority is helping every person in Stillwater learn to perform necessary, basic tasks on a computer or mobile device,” said Reynolds. “We also want to help people get started taking the next steps to more advanced computing.”

According to Reynolds, helping students take that next step may involve getting tutoring at the library, but it also includes helping people find ways to advance their skills in other ways.  Librarians will help students find resources for self-directed learning and quality classes outside the library, like those at Meridian Technology Center.

“We are glad to help community members with their computing goals in any way we can, but the teachers at Meridian are the real experts,” said Reynolds. “The classes are well-worth the cost.”

Sessions begin on June 18. To sign-up for a tutoring session, contact the Help Desk at 405-372-3633 x8106, email askalibrarian@stillwater.org or stop by the library.  To find more information about classes at Meridian Technology Center, please visit https://www.meridiantech.edu/business/programs/computer.

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.).  Visit the library online at http://library.stillwater.org.