WordPress Tutoring

For Beginners to Intermediates

Learn to how to create a site or get help with a one you’re already working on.

Overview

Having built many WordPress sites I know it can be difficult to get started and there are times you need help solving problems. I’m pretty good at WordPress and would be happy to help you.

What about the other platforms and software?

From my experience, WordPress leads the pack over Squarespace, Wix, Weebly, and other quick-start website platforms. Depending on your needs those platforms might work well but bigger businesses are more likely to be using WordPress so it’s good to know it.

About Me

I work from home in Montclair, NJ.  I’m very chill yet professional and have other work projects going on all the time. I’m doing this on the side to grow my skills in WordPress consulting/teaching.  Years ago when I lived in Boston, I was hired to go into companies and teach teams how to build HTML website. Since then I have worked on over a hundred of multimedia projects through my company Bluemarker LLC.  In last five years, WordPress has become one of my goto tools for work.

Rate

$50 an hour seems reasonable but I’m flexible depending on your needs. Side note, my neighbor tutors high school kids in math and charges $150 an hour.

 


 
Curriculum for Learning WordPress

Session 1 Getting your domain and hosting setup.

  • Create a documentation file: Using a text doc you will need to start a file that will hold all your tech documentation including new accounts, logins, passwords, and instructions.
  • Domain & Hosting overview and setup*
  • Basic understand of your hosting cPanel
  • Install WordPress
  • Install a WordPress Premium theme*
  • Learn main features of WordPress and your theme
  • Review and update your documentation file + any troubleshooting

Session 2 Start Creating

  • Set up basic features in WordPress Theme (logo, type, menus, images)
  • Create a Home, About, and Contact pages
  • Add Yoast, JetPack, and Facebook Comment, Twitter Feed plugins
  • Review and update your documentation file + any troubleshooting

Session 3 Adding Extras

  • Connect social media
  • Quick review blog pages, post, comments, widgets, plug-ins, and SEO
  • Add Envato plugin theme updater
  • Q&A
  • Review and update your documentation file + any troubleshooting

Additional Session:

  • Take a deeper dive into SEO, CSS, and Plugins
  • Creating a development server and managing backups

Requirements

  • Email account
  • Apple laptop with latest operating system with charger
  • Mobile phone containing 1 to 5 landscape or artistic images to use on your website (image such be horizontal orientation)
  • Must be at least 15 to take this course and have intermediate computer skills

Group Size

Individual or maximum group of 3.

Time and Date

Flexible. Email to schedule.

Location

Taught in home office located in Montclair, NJ.

Tuition

  • $50 hourly rate per person

Extra costs

For your WordPress site you will need a purchase a domain name, hosting plan, and a specific premium theme. I can walk you through this if wanted.

  • For Hosting the basic plan is fine. I use VerveHosting.com and I hear good things about Bluehost.com and it can be as low as $2.95 monthly but be aware they have a lot of add-ons that push the price up.
  • Domains can be purchased from the hosting company you select.
  • I will be using a premium WordPress theme called Salient. I should be able to share a version for class purposes but if plan to use it you will need to purchase it for updates.
     


Contact

Email or call for more information.
Tel: (917) 841-7347
Email:  jafsharian@bluemarker.com