Certified Microsoft Office Trainer

bio_picLorrie Watts is the Owner and Lead Trainer for Software Simplified. She started her business in Kingston in 2004 when she identified a niche market for computer users who only needed to learn specific program features that were most relevant to their jobs.

While teaching various Microsoft®  Office programs to the staff at the Royal Military College and students in the Continuing Education program at St. Lawrence College, Lorrie listened and responded to her students’ learning needs. She combined over two decades of experience using MS Office with her teaching skills and developed a fully customized, innovative and affordable Microsoft®  Office training program.


Buyer Beware: Did you know that you can call yourself a Microsoft® Office Specialist once you pass one of their exams in one version? Lorrie is certified in each of the programs she teaches and in every version: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 2007-2013.



Lorrie Watts, B.A., B.Ed., Certified Microsoft ® Office Specialist, Owner of Software Simplified

Lorrie is a Certified Teacher with a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University, as well as a Computer Specialist Diploma from St. Lawrence College. She also has Microsoft ® Office Certifications.

Lorrie has a unique combination of adult teaching experience and hands-on computer software knowledge, proven over two decades. She is experienced in curriculum design, and has taught MS Office versions 97-2016 for over a decade. Lorrie has taught these courses for several business sectors to users with varying learning styles and levels of ability. Lorrie enjoys relaying computer concepts simply and effectively, using relevant examples that engage users.

  • Certified Microsoft® Office Specialist: 2003-2013
  • Teaching Degree from Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
  • Computer Specialist Diploma from St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON

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