Gary Wood

Master Your Apple Software

3 Reviews
Joined November 2020

My Teacher Intro

I help people to master their Apple software, so they can spend more time being creative and productive rather than fighting with the device and Apps.

I am a fully qualified teacher who loves to teach and help people with their Apple devices such as the Mac, iPad and iPhone. I am obsessed with Apple's products and have been using and teaching them for 20 years. I also love keeping up to date with new features and can't wait to share my knowledge with my students.

I am an Apple Certified Pro with 4 years of experience working for Apple as an in-store trainer and have taught a diverse range of people, from complete beginners who have never used a computer before to advanced film editors, business owners and music producers.

The subjects I want to teach are:
Getting started with iPhone, iPad or Mac.
Creating content on the iPhone to help with online teaching.
Music Creation using Garageband and Logic Pro X
Video editing using iMovie and Final Cut Pro X
Photo Editing and Organisation using the Photo's App
The Mac Operating System
Word Processing using Pages
Creating Spreadsheets using Numbers
Creating Presentations using Keynote
Collaborating and sharing with Google Apps.

I am an enthusiastic, fun, engaging teacher who stretches all of his students to their fullest potential with a strong ability to engage with people of all technical levels and abilities.

Let me help you develop confidence in using technology so you can become independent Apple technology users.

Qualifications & Experience

Relevant Experience

I am a fully qualified teacher with a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education from the University of Portsmouth.

I have 7+ years of experience teaching music production and IT at levels 1-5 at Havant and South Downs College Waterlooville.
Responsible for delivering lessons to groups of students and using advanced teaching techniques to inspire and motivate them for higher-level qualifications and then employment.
Subjects include Music Technology, Computer Music Composition, Music for Film, TV and Computer Games, Synthesis, Sound Design, Sampling and Remixing.

4 years experience working as a trainer at Apple.
Apple Certified Pro Logic Pro X, Apple Certified Pro Final Cut Pro X, Apple Certified Pro iWork.
Taught a wide range of IT sessions including:
• Taught a wide range of IT sessions including music production, video editing, photo editing, motion graphics, Mac operating system, word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.
• Quickly adapted my teaching based on frequent updates to Apple systems and software.
• Designed and delivered bespoke training programmes for Apple staff and customers.
• Provided technical support and guidance tailored to customers needs.
• Managed relationships with educational customers and the Apple business team.

I am a highly qualified music producer with a 2.1 BA Honours in Creative Music Production. I have several of my own commercial music releases and my own record label.

As you can see I am extremely knowledgeable about my topics and can build rapport quickly and easily with my students.


Learn Apple Pages

This course helps Apple Mac personal and business users master the Pages word processing and design tools.

Learn Apple Keynote

This course helps Apple Mac personal and business users master the Keynote for creating dazzling presentations for a focused audience.

Learn Apple Numbers

This course helps Apple Mac personal and business users master the Numbers spreadsheet application for creating impressive spreadsheets and and images.