Where to find a tutor for DO basic topics?

Where can I find a tutor to teach me about DO for personal use?

I am a retired business consultant, now doing personal projects at home. Looking for a tutor to guide me in DO basics, answer questions, work some examples, etc. Not formal employment, just tutor me personally. (Yes, thank you, I know about the tutorials and search function here.)

No schedule so this can be your “off time”. Get paid by the hour – please tell me your asking rate per hour. I will pay you thru PayPal or some other way you suggest for getting paid.

To begin, I am looking for guidance how to:

  1. Repair a VPN instance that I set up myself, but don’t know how to re-start it.

  2. Set up a second VPN instance in a different DO location.

  3. Setup and learn to use a virtual machine for spreadsheets (OpenOffice or similar).

  4. Explore text database software to replace my current, local database.

  5. Explore other areas of DO that might be helpful for my personal use.

Not necessary that one person can do everything above. If you are only familiar with, say, #1, 2 & 4, we can work on just that. If you know only about #3, we can work on that. I hope to find people to cover all topics above.

For tutoring we can use email so time-zones not important. And then perhaps setup private real-time conferencing on DO.

You are welcome to ask questions about any of this request, either here or by email.

Thank you.



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Thank you, Dikshith - That’s exactly the kind help I’m looking for, but didn’t know where to look.

Hello @LarryKenton

DigitalOcean doesn’t have admin-by-the-hour service at this time. There is an admin-by-the-hour service like BobCares which might better suit your needs in this case:

BobCares offers you the ability to hire a Linux systems administrator to work with you or even resolve problems for you. You can buy several hours at once and use them as you need them, or just buy one and see how you like it. Please understand that this is not something we sponsor and I am just providing you additional options.