Computer and Internet Training In Your Own Home or Office

(Or via free video using Zoom, Skype or FaceTime)

Computer & internet training in your own home (Poole, Bournemouth, Dorset area).

Computer and Internet Lessons in Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset area

£30 per hour (1.5 hours minimum lesson recommended)

Suitable for beginners, or those with a basic knowledge of computers.

Sorry, we don’t offer tuition on Apple MACs.

Topics covered (or create your own):-

  • Basics for beginners: finding / saving / deleting documents, files and folders on your computer
  • Accessing popular websites such as the BBC, Google, Facebook etc.
  • Using the internet for research
  • Shopping online
  • Internet safety
  • Email and email setup: sending, replying and forwarding emails, sending attachments e.g. photos
  • Protect your computer from viruses and trojans
  • Identifying and avoiding Internet scams
  • Using the internet for research
  • Skype telephony: making free voice and video calls to friends and family etc.
  • Zoom video conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Messenger
  • WhatsApp
  • Retrieving photographs from a digital camera; viewing, editing and resizing etc.
  • Scanning photographs and documents etc. (for those who already have a scanner)
  • Using Microsoft Word (or equivalent) to write letters etc. * We don’t teach advanced Word or Excel.
  • Shopping and banking safely online
  • Ebay: buying and selling online
  • iPlayer: listen to live BBC Radio, or catch up on many BBC programmes
  • Social networking, e.g. Facebook
  • Blogging: read, write, or edit an online journal
  • Downloading music safely
  • Playing music on your computer


4 hours Internet & Computer Tuition – £115

Suitable for those with a basic knowledge of computers.  This course is particularly popular with older people. Learning is usually split into 2 x 2 hours.

Topics covered (or create your own):-

  • Setting up a free email account
  • Composing, sending and receiving emails
  • Email attachments e.g. photographs. Sending, opening and saving
  • Computer viruses and internet scams
  • Shopping / banking online safely

Basic Internet & Computing for Beginners

4 hours tuition – £115

Suitable for complete beginners, or those with a little experience of the internet etc. This course is particularly popular with older people. Learning is usually split into 2 x 2 hours.

Topics covered (or create your own):-

  • The basics: from turning the computer on / off to using a mouse and keyboard
  • Introduction to the Start Menu / Start Button
  • What are windows, files and folders?
  • The Desktop, icons, taskbar etc.
  • Customising your computer
  • What is a USB drive and where do CDs and DVDs go?
  • Avoiding computer viruses, trojans and online scams
  • Searching the internet

Internet/computer services on behalf of clients

£30 per hour

  • Internet research
  • Scanning of documents
  • Digital photograph touch-up work (price on application)
  • Ebay selling
  • Writing letters etc.
  • Website Updates (from £30 per hour). *This is updating your own site for you, not website training. For training, see above.

WordPress Training Poole & Surrounding Areas

£30 per hour (1.5 hours minimum)

If you have a website that has been built with the popular WordPress content management system, I can teach you to update it.

I offer WordPress training in Poole, Bournemouth and the surrounding areas at your business, or home.

I can also teach you via 2-way video, using Skype, Zoom or FaceTime if you are not local. Please note that for this to work you would need two screens – one to use for video and the other to access your WordPress site.

Email Set-Up

We can help you to set up email, including* mail. There are two ways of doing this:-

  1. We’ll provide you with written instructions on setting up email for different types of device (e.g. desktop computer, iPad, phone), enabling you to set up your own email.
    The cost for this is £30.
  2. We can put you in touch with someone trustworthy who will set up your email for you. This is either remotely or in person if you’re local. You would then liaise directly with them.

* If you don’t have a domain name then we can register one for you at very competitive rates. Please see our domain name information.

Cricut Maker Cutting Machine Lessons

Have you bought a Cricut machine but can’t work out how to use it? Or maybe you haven’t even taken it out of the box?

Find out how to get the most out of your Cricut Maker digital cutting machine and understand its capabilities.

If you live in Poole, Bournemouth or surrounding areas, I can demonstrate the features of your Cricut Maker, and also give you tips for creating your own Cricut designs (note that for more advanced creations you may need to use a computer, or iPad).

Cost for this is £30/hour for a local (to Poole) lesson.

…. or if you have something else you need help with please just ask.

N.B. If you live more than 5 miles away from M35 Design’s base office (Lower Parkstone, Poole), then we may charge for travelling. This would be at the rate of 45p per mile.


To find out more or book a lesson, please use our contact form or telephone 07860 277583. We can’t always answer the phone straight away, so please leave a message and we’ll ring you back as soon as possible.

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