Author Spotlight: Paul S. Johnson
Paul Johnson has worked with computers many years. As a computer support technician, he has assisted many customers by phone with troubleshooting hardware and software issues along with how to use their computer systems.
In January of 1999, Paul began teaching computer software classes for the Lifelong Learning program at the University of Utah. Since then he has taught thousands of students all over the Wasatch Front including: Utah and Salt Lake Counties, Heber Valley, and Davis County. Presently, he is teaching classes for the Utah Valley University Community Education program, both in Orem and right here in Saratoga Springs. Because he had originally been intimidated by computers and those that gave crash-course instructions on their use, Paul has developed his course material in a manner that is easy to understand. Paul has had students give him high praise for his teaching style.
Many years ago, Paul had a very frustrating experience taking a computer class. While trying to follow the instructor and perform the described tasks on his workstation and take notes, he found it very challenging. So, when Paul prepared the material for teaching his own classes, he resolved to make the experience a much better one for his students. He decided to write his own books with as much detail as possible, and in a way that is logical and straightforward. His students have often said that they have read other books and still haven’t learned anything... then they read Paul’s books and it finally makes sense.
Many of the popular books out there call you a “dummie” or an “idiot” or “clueless.” On top of those books insulting you, they still don’t help normal people to use their computers. In contrast, Paul has developed material that has opened up the world of computing to thousands of people. Paul’s books are available for sale on his new website, with a very appropriate website address, iamnotadummie.com.
In addition to teaching classes and writing books (he is finishing a revision of book number twelve), Paul offers personal tutoring sessions. These personal sessions can include personal instruction, troubleshooting problems and more. He also offers consultation on upgrades, new computer purchases, and more. You can find out more about tutoring on his website.