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Tom Myfield

Training | Art | Design | Coding | Websites 

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Near Brighton, UK

About Me

As a Lecturer in Art & Design, Coding, Cybersecurity, Digital Skills and Marketing, I have a broad range of skills and plenty of experience. I train the public, staff and students and develop engaging professional content, instructional design and streamlined workflows. My aim is always to support and inspire while leveraging the latest technology to efficiently deliver great results.

 

My “one interesting thing about yourself” for warm-ups in group work is that, as test subject for the  BBC Acorn, I was the first child in the UK to learn on a home computer. So I’ve been in Digital for as long as there’s been Digital and, having shared in the journey, I’ve witnessed firsthand its transformative capacity to empower individuals and businesses alike.

I love movies (even quite bad ones), VR and gaming, good cafes and great books. I also enjoy working with wood and renovating old houses. A keen archer, I swim two miles a week, play chess and love food.

Experience

October 2021 - Present

November 2019 - Present

Aug 2019 - Mar 2020

Digital Marketing Trainer & Mentor

We Are Digital

  • Teaching Digital Marketing (level 3 equivalent course), Cyber Awareness and Digital Skills, online

  • Leading classes through intensive 12-week Digital Marketing “boot-camp” courses in partnership with the DfE

  • Delivering daily three-hour lectures and training in all aspects of Digital Marketing

  • Tracking learner progress and results to ensure achievement, including extra (mandatory) courses like the Google Fundamentals of Digital Marketing certification, Facebook Blueprint and Twitter Flight School

  • Enabling learners through weekly one-to-one mentoring sessions covering marketing practices, career aspirations and development, copywriting, web design, SEO, CVs, LinkedIn profiles, cover letters, confidence-building and goal-setting

  • Proven track record with good learner engagement and a high pass-rate

Associate Lecturer in Art, Design and Media

Chichester College

  • Teaching digital media skills to students, inspiring excellence while effectively managing challenging behaviour

  • Teaching mature students drawing and painting, an incredibly rewarding experience. Covering watercolours, paper stretching, perspective, colour theory, colour string mixing, composition and basic principles of tone such as ambient occlusion, form rendering, etc

  • Maintaining the high standards of tuition in this prestigious college (granted Ofsted’s “Outstanding” status for 12 years running), always taking into consideration literacy and numeracy development

  • Helping learners become confident with both artistic and digital skills

  • Delivering lectures on a wide range of highly technical subjects

  • Adhering to Health and Safety / EDI / Safeguarding protocols

  • First Aider, DBS checked, Prevent anti-terrorism trained

Google Digital Skills Coach and Coding Coach

Chichester College

  • Delivering one to one mentoring sessions for a diverse, often challenging, demographic, upskilling the digitally disenfranchised to empower marginalised people

  • Managing a team of coaches in Google’s mobile training facility, compiling detailed end of day reports while resolving software and hardware issues

  • As Coding Coach (a separate role) I lectured and introduced the fundamental principles of coding while delivering training sessions on HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Leading discussions exploring Cybersecurity and the general ethical implications of a wide variety of technologies including the IoT, Driverless Vehicles, Smart Cities, AI, Machine Learning and Big Data

  • Google Certified Digital Marketer (passed: 22/08/2019, validation code: Q56 FUA HBF)

  • Greeting, and lecturing to, VIP guests, including Councillors, MPs, QUANGOs, Community and Business organisations

  • Driving footfall by actively canvassing local businesses, business groups, community centres, education providers and military organisations- forging relationships and promoting partnerships. Keeping detailed records of all contacts

  • Consulting on all digital queries- use of devices, website analytics, SEO, design advice, coding and IT support, etc
     

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