I love being involved in education because I am always learning something new and exciting. I have been teaching and helping students for over 25 years with computer applications and keyboarding classes. Before computers, I helped students learn how to use dedicated word processors. It was a long time ago!
Currently, I work at MiraCosta College, a community college in California, where I teach computer applications for the Computer Applications Department and keyboarding classes for the Business Office Technology Department. I teach one- and two-day computer courses through Community Services, and work as an Instructional Assistant II for the Academic Information Services Department. I’ve been enjoying my jobs at MiraCosta for over 20 years! Prior to MiraCosta, I worked at Eldorado Business College teaching word processing and business courses.
And, for about 15 years I’ve been teaching online courses (PowerPoint 2010, 2007, & 2003, and Keyboarding) through Education to Go, a division of Cengage Learning. I find teaching and learning online an awarding experience.
I enjoy reading, learning, traveling, and spending time with my family.
Looking for something new to learn? These six options offer quite a variety to choose from. Classes start monthly. Click each link to find out the specifics of each option.
Explore a career as a Paralegal Careers in the legal field often require many years of training, but paralegals can enter the job market quickly. What’s more, paralegals earn good salaries and have many opportunities for advancement. In fact, a skilled paralegal can do almost all the jobs a lawyer does. Read more…and enroll
Legal Nurse Consultant This online course will teach you everything you need to know to become a legal nurse consultant. Outside of nursing practice, legal nurse consulting is one of the most unique opportunities for nurses today. This role means you’re more than a nurse; you’re an expert witness that advises attorneys on the processes, procedures, and terminology of the medical field. Furthermore, this opportunity extends to other healthcare professionals as well. Read more…and enroll
Accounting Fundamentals In this comprehensive course, you will learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions. You will get hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities. Read more…and enroll
A to Z Grant Writing Do you love writing and building rewarding, long-lasting relationships? Do you have a passion for a cause? As a grant writer, you can help nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions, and research organizations acquire the funds they need to operate and to thrive. In this A to Z Grant Writing class, you’ll learn how to put together a Gold Medal Proposal Package—one that will capture the attention, and the funds, of donors. Read more…and enroll
Introduction to QuickBooks Online This QuickBooks course will teach you how to manage your business finances with QuickBooks Online. This powerful accounting software has helped millions of small business owners oversee their finances. And with the cloud-based program outpacing the desktop version, there’s no better time to refresh your QuickBooks knowledge. Read more…and enroll
Microsoft Office is the most widely used business productivity suite. Knowing how to use its products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, is valuable in any professional setting. Earning your Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification demonstrates your knowledge of the Office and proves that you’re ready to make an immediate impact at your organization.
This course prepares you for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2019 certification exams for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. You will build your expertise in these programs through hands-on exercises, in-depth course material, and supplemental video demonstrations. As you prepare for each exam, you will test your skills at regular intervals with quizzes and exams.
By course completion, you will be fully prepared to take the MOS Certification Exams MO-100 (Word), MO-200 (Excel), MO-300 (PowerPoint), MO-400 (Outlook), and MO-500 (Access) exams. This course offers enrollment with or without vouchers. The vouchers are prepaid access to sit for the certifying exams upon eligibility. Proctor fees may apply, which are not included. ENROLL
PowerPoint 2016 Microsoft Certification In this class, you will learn the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016. You will explore the PowerPoint environment and create a presentation. You will format text on slides to enhance clarity and add graphical objects to a presentation and modify them. You will also add tables and charts to a presentation to present data in a structured form and then finalize a presentation.
You will then move on to build upon their basic skills and will learn and use advanced techniques such as working with Masters and Special Effects within their presentations. Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exam 77-729 (PowerPoint). This course offers enrollment with or without a voucher. The voucher is prepaid access to sit for the certifying exam upon eligibility. Proctor fees may apply, which are not included.
We have a whole slew of classes at your fingertips that start monthly….management, business, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, witing, communications, investing, and more. Here are some links to just a few of our online courses.
If you want positive results with CBD, finding a pure and effective product is key!
I’ve learned that this might not be as easy as you think.
Now that CBD is legal in all 50 states, the number of companies selling it is growing exponentially. If you’re just starting your CBD journey it can be a little overwhelming with the number of options out there.
Finding a trustworthy source becomes a challenge. Many sellers have been shut down by the FDA for making false claims as to the contents of their CBD oils, such as some were found to contain less CBD than stated and some even contained toxins!!
CBD has proven to aid many physical and mental health issues, so it is worth using. And we also know that CBD is safe to use.
That being said, now more than ever you need to be careful where you purchase yours.
First, you need purity that you can validate!
You want to choose a CBD oil that’s made with the highest quality ingredients and comes only from a highly reputable source. Read the rest of my article here...
New sections of my PowerPoint and Keyboarding classes start Wednesday, January 15. New sections start monthly…February 12, March 18, April 15, etc. I’d love to hear from you in one of my classes! You can find more information about my classes here https://2educateyou.com/classes-i-t…/education-to-go-classes/
This course combines Perinatal Issues, Violence Prevention and Awareness, and Women’s Health Issues as you learn about the well-being of women, women’s rights, and empowerment.
Certificate in Perinatal Issues:
The Certificate in Perinatal Issues is a multidisciplinary educational experience designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who provide care and support for childbearing women, newborns, and families. The demand for knowledgeable providers to meet the needs of this population is dramatically increasing; new jobs are being developed and new services created. Health professionals who work with this population will need continuing professional education to gain a broad understanding of this specialized area of care and to stay current with emerging trends.
Certificate in Violence Prevention and Awareness:
Every year across the globe, millions of individuals are affected by violence. Healthcare professionals are a first line of defense in recognizing the signs of violence and supporting violence prevention. In this certificate program, you’ll examine the various instances of violence that you may encounter in your work as a medical professional, including workplace violence, domestic violence, elder and child abuse, and pediatric abusive head trauma (also known as “shaken baby syndrome”). By the end of this course, you’ll have the information you need to respond to and help prevent these forms of violence.
Certificate in Women’s Health Issues:
Women represent over half of the global population. While women have a longer life expectancy than men in most every country, they don’t necessarily get to enjoy healthier lives. Millions of women suffer from health issues each year throughout the world—health issues that would not affect them if they were men. Women and their health issues have traditionally been neglected both nationally and globally. When women’s health concerns, women’s rights, and empowerment are made a priority, the result is immense improvements in the health and well-being of women and their children on a global scale.
From styling tools to monthly dye jobs, our hair takes a beating. If your locks are starting to look a little frazzled, there’s no need to get your hair in a knot. Use essential oils for hair to add shine and bounce to your locks, so you can have the gorgeous, healthy hair of your dreams! All you need for envy-worthy tresses are items you already have around the house, including essential oils, carrier oils, water, and a couple of other tools and ingredients.
What are you waiting for? Gather your supplies and try these hair DIYs to tame, moisturize, and clarify your mane.
DIY dry hair spritz
First up is our easy-peasy recipe for dry hair repair. If your hair is dull or naturally dry, spritz this treatment all over to lock in moisture without adding grease. Use this spray before blow-drying and styling to boost shine, after you style to finish your do, or throughout the day to control frizz and unruly flyaways.
The essential oils in this mix boost shine and nourish your hair, while jojoba and V-6™ penetrate locks for lasting and non-greasy healing moisture.
Add all ingredients to a 12-ounce glass spray bottle.
Shake well before spritzing over wet hair, avoiding the roots. Or spray into your hands and rub over your hair to add moisture where you need it most.
Dry and style hair as normal. If needed, lightly spritz hair after styling for extra shine.
Hot oil treatment
Sometimes your hair needs a little extra boost. Whether pool chemicals have sucked the life out of your locks or sunny weather has left you with an itchy scalp, give your hair a much-needed timeout. Show moisture-starved and brittle ends some love with this deep-conditioning treatment containing some of the best essential oils for hair.
Heat some water on the stove or in the microwave and pour into a large glass bowl.
Put olive oil and sweet almond oil in a small jar, and place the jar in the bowl of hot water for 5-10 minutes until the oil is warm but not hot. Check the oil every 2 minutes until it is the right temperature. You should be able to put your finger in the oil comfortably. YL tip: Be careful not to overheat the oil, which can burn you. We call it a hot oil treatment, but it should really be warm oil.
Add essential oils and mix well.
Apply to hair from roots to ends, massaging into scalp and saturating ends for hydration where you need it most. Comb through to ensure even application.
Cover with a shower cap and leave on for at least 20 minutes.
Wash hair—if it’s extra oily, wash twice.
Apple cider vinegar rinse
Supplement the conditioning benefits of our hot oil treatment with our clarifying apple cider vinegar rinse. If built-up product has left you in a hairy situation, use this recipe to help untangle the mess. After you rinse away the excess weight from dead skin cells, pool chemicals, saltwater, shampoo, and conditioner, you’ll notice more bounce and volume to your hair.
In addition to helping you nail the perfect hair flip, our apple cider vinegar rinse also soothes the scalp and adds luster to your locks.
YL tip: For dry hair, use 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar; for normal to oily hair, use 1/2 cup.
How to make it:
Mix all ingredients together in the spray bottle.
Spray mixture all over hair, focusing on the scalp and roots. Lift hair in sections to make sure you completely saturate your hair—your hair should be thoroughly damp, but not dripping.
Massage into scalp with fingertips to stimulate the scalp and increase circulation.
Let the mixture sit for 2-3 minutes.
Rinse, then shampoo and condition hair as normal.
Use once per week.
Want to learn more about the best essential oils to use for gorgeous hair? Find out how you can use essential oils to get mermaid-worthy hair! Or learn how to make your own DIY hair mask with Lavender and Rosemary.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is everywhere these days. You can find it infused into soaps, lotions, and muscle rubs, but you can also cook foods and mix up beverages that include CBD. Try these Vegan CBD Brownies for a unique way to enjoy a treat and wind down from a stressful day at the same time! Don’t they look delish?
Get organic CBD with 0% THC, all paired with powerful Young Living™ essential oils from your own Young Living account. I love the CBD Joint and Muscle Rub.
Do you want to customize your CBD experience to your specific needs? Getting started with Young Living Essential Oils has never been easier. Young Living offers a membership discount when you purchase one of their lifestyle starter kits. The Premium Starter Kit contains 12 oils, all of which contain terpenes that enhance the effect of the CBD Isolate.
The starter kit also contains a diffuser, Thieves hand purifier, samples of the antioxidant juice drink, Ningxia Red, and comes with a 24% discount on all future purchases. These kits are more than 1/2 off retail and you will receive the support of me and my team, and much more! Whether you just want to customize your CBD experience, or you’re ready to make some major lifestyle changes, these kits are the perfect way to start.