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About Me

Kathy outside of Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy
Kathy outside of Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy

Welcome to my website. I’m so happy you stopped by!

My name is Kathy Van Pelt, the owner of this website and blog. I was born and raised in Southern California and love living near the ocean. I also enjoy traveling, spending time with family, learning new things, gardening, and teaching and helping others.  A new passion of mine is researching and learning about the benefits of essential oils.

I’ve been involved in education for 30 years.¬†Currently, I work as a Computer Lab Lead at MiraCosta College, a community college in Southern California. I also teach computer applications and keyboarding classes at MiraCosta; and have taught non-credit one- and two-day computer workshops for several years. Prior to MiraCosta, I worked at Eldorado Business College teaching word processing and business courses. In addition, I’m a Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Certified Specialist.

In addition, I teach online courses through Education to Go, a division of Cengage Learning. I find teaching and learning online an rewarding experience. Ed2Go is the industry leader in online learning for adults, providing the highest-quality online continuing education courses that are affordable and easy to use. Classes are offered monthly through a network of over 1,800 top colleges and universities and are available to anyone. The Ed2Go courses I currently teach are shown on my Ed2Go page.

At my blog, Kathy’s Tips, you’ll find educational tips on topics such as Google Apps, Windows and Mac OS, keyboarding, Microsoft Office applications, YouTube videos, essential oils, and more. Many tips and videos are a result of questions students have asked me or excerpts from some of my classes. If you have a question or suggestion for a new video, please share it with me. I’m always open for new ideas!

I hope that our paths cross and you find something useful at my website. I’m here to help!

Kathy Van Pelt

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