Technology Training Group was established in 2011 by Terry Lindsay. Terry was volunteering at the local community centre
teaching the elderly about computers when he noticed something interesting. “I would start teaching with say 8 students and gradually over the weeks they would stop coming, and I would end up with only two students. I decided to ask the students
why they left and was told that they felt embarrassed that they could not keep up with the other students. They also said that
they got confused, as at the time I was teaching using Windows 7 and they had older versions of Windows on their computers at home.
I then decided to become a qualified trainer and realised that we don’t all learn in the same way. It doesn’t mean that we are stupid! – Just that we learn differently. Some of us learn by reading, others by watching & some are “hands on” learners or
a mixture of all of these methods.
Unfortunately Community Centres, Local Libraries etc, cannot spend the time to teach on an individual basis. It was then that
I decided to start a tuition service that taught mainly on a one-one-one basis, on the students own computer, in their own home and working at their own pace. It has proved very successful for both myself & my students.
People learn much better when they learn at their own pace. They are familiar with their own computer and feel more relaxed.
I have found that my students not only learn faster but they retain the information taught.
My business also trains students in small groups and people with disabilities. I enjoy my work, love meeting people, and get
a great deal of pleasure when a student of mine becomes proficient using technology, when they never thought they were
capable of it.
Terry also has a vast experience with computers, especially diagnosing problems. He started out in the early 1980’s with
DOS, System 80, Omega, Commodore 64 & Atari. He then progressed to Mac & Linux and the back to PC.
Terry was the IT manager for a large Brisbane company prior to going out on his own. Terry states “I used to be a TV technician
in the 1980’s (when people used to get things repaired) and I loved diagnosing problems”.” I hated problems beating me, and
would spend hours & hours until I eventually fixed it”. “This was of course un-economical, but it gave me a great feeling of
accomplishment when I finally fixed the issue”. “These days things are so cheap to buy that it’s definitely not worth spending
too much time trying to diagnose the issue, but I still find it hard to fight the urges!”
“I pride myself on providing excellent customer service. If you are unlucky enough to experience a hard drive failure, I will do
my best to recover your data – all at no additional charge”.
Terry’s association with 101FM has resulted in the 101FM Computer Guru, who has a spot on air with “Bluey” every Wednesday morning at 9.30am.