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Excel 101 - Spreadsheet Basics

Learn Excel and Google Sheets terminology, common uses and possible personal applications.
60 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Aug 17

Meet once (1 day)
12am - 1am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
In class, I plan to cover:
* The names of areas, objects and buttons found throughout Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel.
* Common uses for spreadsheets and possible applications for the learners.
* How to format cells to change their appearance as needed.
* Some commonly used functions, including their utility and syntax.
I am an external financial auditor for Ernst & Young and have used spreadsheets, either professionally, personally or academically, for over 8 years. In addition to my masters in accountancy, I minored in business information systems at Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Business.
There will not be any graded homework related to this course, however I will provide a file to students that they can use to practice the skills that they have learned.
Either access to Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. Google Sheets is free, and can be accessed by using the link in the external resources section and logging in with a Gmail account.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
There will not be any assessments related to this course.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We will be using the online resource Google Sheets during class. I will be sharing my screen during class to demonstrate different techniques, but I will also invite students to follow along using their own Google Sheets account. Accessing Google Sheets is free, and simply requires a Gmail account.

Additionally, I will be showing screenshots of Microsoft Excel to show students the layout of Excel in contrast to Google Sheets.


Lives in the United States
Financial Auditor for Ernst and Young; Masters degree in Accountancy

About Me

Hello! My name is Joshua Lawter. I have spent the last several years of my life studying business, finance and accounting. I am a financial auditor for Ernst and Young and have had the opportunity to develop those skills and knowledge even more.... 
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