Meet Our Volunteers

Myrtle Watt

Myrtle Watt
Hospitality Volunteer

Myrtle Watt

Hospitality Volunteer

Myrtle Watt

Hi Folks! I came to Silver City Surfers as a learner a few years years ago and became a hospitality volunteer soon after. I am a qualified upholstery sewer. I enjoy arts & crafts and love baking – I often bring some to our sessions. I enjoy the friendly atmosphere at the Surfers and have made many new friends.

Kais Aljuboury

Tutor

Kais Aljuboury

I am a retired drilling engineer since 2010. I live with my wife and son in Aberdeen. I have been volunteering as a SCS tutor since 2011. SCS is a great social gathering and an opportunity to get to know people. I do my best to assist over 55s with desktop computers, laptops and tablets.

I use Google to browse the web and Skype to make video calls with my son and daughter and my grandchildren abroad.

I enjoy walking and often do some gardening. I was an amateur photographer enthusiast back in the mono-colour days, which helps with current technologies where cameras are installed within our computers and even phones!

I also enjoy reading e-books, especially those relating to history and politics news.

Graham Castle

Tutor

GrahamCastle

Graham is an Aberdeen loon and a retired Senior University Lecturer.

He has a masters degree in information technology, a tertiary level teaching certificate and is a former Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveryors

He has a wide range of experience in both industry and higher education.

Graham presents the Silver City Surfers Monthly Talks as well as tutoring at the Citadel sessions.

Hobbies include photography, Nordic hill walking and keeping up-to-date with technology.

LornaDavies

Lorna Davies
Tutor

Lorna Davies

Tutor

LornaDavies

I’m a final year student at Aberdeen Uni, and I’ve been tutoring with Silver City Surfers since 2015. When I’m not tutoring, I enjoy swimming, travelling and skiing. I’m also a fluent German speaker in case anyone fancies learning some German as well as learning about technology!

Celia

Celia Tremain
Hospitality Volunteer

Celia Tremain

Hospitality Volunteer

Celia

I joined SCS as a Hospitality Volunteer (Tea Wifie) in 2008 and have really enjoyed meeting so many lovely, friendly people – both fellow volunteers and learners. I am also on the SCS Management Committee and am happy for the opportunity to give something back for all the good times I’ve had.

Apart from the above, I love doing crossword puzzles, reading thriller and I also try my hand at a bit of gardening.

GeorgeRoss

George Ross
Tutor

George Ross

Tutor

GeorgeRoss

Hi Folks

I’m George, and I’m probably one of the oldest volunteer tutors here at SCS. I’ve been volunteering for a while now. Teaching in a stress free atmosphere where no-one is judged is great. It is really productive and friendly, and the clients soon realise we’re very casual.

I spend the rest of my retirement ‘playing’ in my garage/workshop making all sorts of things. My speciality was making dolls houses. My best effort was a scaled copy of Graceland, complete with gold guitar staircase.

Happy Surfing Folks!!!

JimHunter

Jim Hunter
Tutor

Jim Hunter

Tutor

JimHunter

I’ve been a volunteer with the Surfers since 2011. Although I was a lecturer in Computer Science before I retired, this does NOT mean that I know any more about Facebook, iPads, Windows 8, etc. than the next volunteer – probably less in fact! My other interests are singing with Aberdeen Bach Choir and hill walking – 115 Munros to do and counting…

DeborahK

Deborah Kite
Tutor

Deborah Kite

Tutor

DeborahKite

I have a diploma in Computing and worked in software development for several years before leaving to have my two children. I joined the Silver City Surfers in 2016, when my youngest child started school. My interests include sewing, teaching myself website development and following the Dons!

KateFowler

Kate Fowler
Tutor

Kate Fowler

Tutor

JimHunter

I study computer science at RGU, and am interested in technology and how people interact with it.

Cathy Wigzell

Tutor

CathyWigzell

I have been a tutor at the SCS since August 2016 after taking semi-retirement from a career in software development. Aside from volunteering, I enjoy doing battle with crosswords, learning to play the clarinet (with not too many squeaks), and being taken for walks by my Westie.

DmitryG

Dmitry Gavin
Tutor

Dmitry Gavin

Tutor

DmitryG

My name is Dmitry and I started tutoring at the Silver City Surfers in 2016. I really like helping people and making a positive difference to people’s lives. I have used computers from the age of 6. I really find IT interesting! I am currently studying some online IT courses. I have a Microsoft Office certificate and an IT Technician certificate. I would love to work as a Helpdesk IT operative.

My hobbies and interests include computer games, YouTube, sports, cycling, dancing, music, movies, fireworks, holidays, pets and meeting new people.

If you get me as a tutor I will do my all to help you or to teach you something about IT and surfing the web!