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Weekly Tutorials for Learners (new, old, and becoming)

Mar 1, 2021

Tuesday Tutorials have shifted to a new time 8:30 pm Eastern (5:30 pm Pacific). The same link will work if you are already registered. You will receive a reminder email during the day on Tuesday. The link to register is: bit.ly/WI-Tutorial

Niki Daniels,
WI Registrar
update on 4/3/21


Starting in March (2021), the Wilmette Institute Registrar will host a weekly tutorial on Zoom for anyone who wants a tour of the Institute’s online learning center, or has questions about how its online courses work.

The tutorials will be scheduled every Tuesday, starting at 7:30 pm Eastern Time (4:30 pm Pacific, 6:30 pm Central). You can register once, and attend as many tutorials as you need to.

The link to register for the tutorials is:
bit.ly/WI-Tutorial.

Note: bitly links are always case-sensitive, so if you are typing it into your browser you must use capitals as shown.

The tutorial will function like an “office hour” so if you can’t make it for the start just come when you can (before 8:30 pm Eastern) and make sure to jot down any questions you have. You may also submit questions when you register.

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Nicola Daniels, MSc

WI Registrar & Student Services Specialist

I was born in Kingston, Jamaica. My interest in music, theatre, and the literary arts led me to abandon my academic degrees and a career in the Forensic Sciences, to take up a position with the British Council Caribbean as Arts & Education Officer. I worked for several years as the British Council Manager in my homeland, performing at various times with the Jamaica Musical Theatre Company, the National Chorale, and the Carifolk Singers. A small book of my poetry—Weights and Measures—was published by the Calabash Foundation in 2005, and my poems have garnered awards and been honored by publication in several anthologies. I served (and learned) alongside Jamaica’s first national poet laureate, Professor Mervyn Morris, as a judge for the Cultural Development Commission’s annual poetry competition. In 2008 I migrated to the US to live with my husband, Julian, whom I met on Bahá’í pilgrimage in Israel. My first teaching experience was as a poetry tutor at the Phillip Sherlock Center for the Creative Arts. Later, I participated in one of the first Wilmette Institute Science & Religion courses, and have since served as faculty on that course, and several others. In March 2012, I gave a presentation on World Peace at a Peace Conference hosted by Lander University. This experience inspired me to create a board game called Heart to Heart, featuring short quotations on unifying spiritual themes from 10 of the world’s religions and cultures. The game led to a website, a video channel, firmer friendships, a lot of learning, and a good deal of fun! I have served as a member of the Wilmette Institute Board, and also worked part-time for the Institute as Marketing Coordinator and Course Creation Assistant. I get a thrill from using my creative and (mostly self-taught) computer skills to create instructional materials. In March (2019) I took up a position as the Institute’s first Registrar. I enjoy crochet, drumming, walks to the lake, and (since 2019) handbell ringing with the Emerald Bells.See Faculty Bio

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