On Wednesdays, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., I teach Tech For Rookies at the Chicago Cultural Center (formerly the Chicago Public Library), 78 E. Randolph. Drop in any time; fee is $3. You'll learn how to receive and send e-mail and text messages; set up the address book and calendar; use the camera; take, save, and e-mail photos; download apps; and more.
Private lessons are also available at your place or mine. Hourly rates start at $25, and may increase depending on the location.
And, if you're contemplating a purchase of an Apple product, but are anxious about its use, I will accompany you to a store in Chicago or a nearby suburb. I'll translate the instructions given by the specialist, and assure that you don't exit until you are confident you can access key programs and applications. Again, hourly rates start at $25, and may increase depending on location.