So far I have two solid clients and possibly a third doing phone and PC repair. Crazy hu? My fee is $18 per hour with a minimum of an hour. It's nice to be back in the IT saddle again. This gets me out of the house and I meet a ton of new people.
When the rent-a-geek job has a lull in calls I'm volunteering at my kid's school. I am working with Mrs. Powell in the (where else) computer lab. I go around and help the kids if they get stuck or fix some IT issue that they may have. Last week was special. I got the honor of teaching the all 8th through 6th graders about hardware. I had a blast! I had a DOA computer to break apart and explain what each part was called and what it did. I put it all in down to Earth terms that, well, even a 6th grader could understand. The kids seemed to like the whole thing and they all asked a lot of questions.
Next week I'm going to explain how the internets work. This should be fun.
You can check out the write up on the school's website here: SDS SCHOOL LAB HARDWARE DAY
|What's scarier: that I'm dealing with 8th graders or that I'm the one teaching?|