Apples and Elephants

Computer Training, eLearning & Instructional Design

Learn from a certified instructor with over two decades of experience teaching computer software to adults and business professionals like you!

AppEle Art a la Matisse

You can learn a new skill, a new technique, a new shortcut.

Training Delivery

Equip yourself. You will be able to use your computer tools to create and manage content.

Equip your team. Your team will be able to use your organization's systems to execute business-critical tasks.

I am passionate about the learner!

Here's what I can offer you:

  • Training one-on-one or in group sessions
  • Presenting live on site, or via the Internet, or blended
  • Including learning resources and documented procedures
  • Supporting various software and platforms
  • All levels welcome!

Review examples of my instructional design and delivery work.

AppEle Art a la Lichtenstein

Battle-tested for any training scenario!

Training Methods

I am a "battle-tested" instructor, presenter, and facilitator ready for any learning experience!


  • Online synchronous training — AdobeConnect, GoToMeeting, WebEx, Skype
  • Blended classes online and onsite
  • Webinars, webcast events
  • Studio recorded videos
  • Screen capture videos — Captivate, Camtasia, Articulate
  • Lab-based instruction
  • Training web portals — SharePoint, HTML


  • In-person classroom training — hands-on, demos, team projects
  • Very large group demos, lectures
  • One-on-one training, tutoring
  • Follow-up training
  • Reference Materials — Word, Excel, PowerPoint, LibreOffice, InDesign, Illustrator, Snagit, Acrobat


  • Co-teach
  • Assist other trainers
  • Mentor other trainers

AppEle Art a la Rothko

A wide range of topics and levels.

Software Expertise & Technical Topics*

My expertise is teaching end-user classes such as SharePoint, Microsoft Office, Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite, and HTML/CSS.

But I teach a much wider range of topics and levels. And I am adept at quickly learning new stuff and then developing and delivering training.

  • Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, SharePoint Designer, Microsoft 365
  • Excel/VBA, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, LibreOffice, Acrobat
  • InDesign, Publisher, Premier, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Dreamweaver, HTML/CSS
  • Captivate, Camtasia, Articulate, Snagit
  • Network+, PowerShell, Workplace XT
  • Business Skills, Communication

*What does "technical" mean to you? It might mean using Facebook, organizing email, publishing your book to Amazon CreateSpace, developing SharePoint workflows, building custom spreadsheets, launching a responsive website, etc.

All levels welcome!

AppEle Art a la Warhol

Helping you share your message.

Presentation & Facilitation

  • Delivering presentations and demos
  • Facilitating training sessions, facilitating other presenters
  • Creating PowerPoint presentations
  • Handling class logistics, attendance, and follow-up

AppEle Art a la Kadinsky

From learning objectives to learning experiences...

Identify areas for improvement in order to develop effective training.

Instructional Design

Determine » Design » Develop » Deliver » Document

I use my communication skills, creative sensibilities, and software expertise to build courses – from learning objectives to learning experiences. ADDIE/SAM friendly.

  • Develop brand new courses, update courses and versions
  • Determine learning objectives, course topics, delivery methods
  • Create slide decks, student handbooks, class handouts
  • Create interactive labs, practice files, learning activities
  • Record demos in studios, create screen capture videos, provide voiceover
  • Improve systems, proofread, edit, research, QC, redesign
  • Coordinate learning events, track attendance, document results
  • Collaborate with Project & Development team, support Change Management

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Testimonials & Endorsements

“Sarah is one of the most versatile teachers or trainers out there. She knows her content and she knows her student, and most importantly, she knows how to put the two together.”
“Sarah's high expectations of her students, her ability to adapt to meet the class needs, and her capacity to connect students to the course material all demonstrate an ability to learn, teach, and lead in and out of the classroom.”
“Whenever I would assign her to a training session, I knew that I was sending one of my best... She has the ability to convey the most technical of concepts and make it relevant and understandable.”

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