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San Gabriel, CA
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Solid formal education and some practical experiences

About Clifford
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'Dr. Cliff,' a part-time college/university professor, teacher and tutor with 5 master's and 3 doctoral degrees in a variety of topics: Mathematics, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, MBA, Leadership, Education and Administration. He has always used proven educational techniques to instruct undergraduate students, graduate students and school children/teenagers (K-12). In addition, Dr. Cliff is a Certified Tutor by American Tutoring Association and National Tutoring Association (Math); he holds California Teaching Credentials in Math (CSET I,II,III), Busin
ess (I,II,III), and Educational Technology/Computers (I,II); he is a Sylvan Certified Teacher in Math and Arts/Language K-12.

Dr. Cliff believes that, although many professors and teachers do an admirable job in the classroom, many students and children do not learn well in traditional institutions. Many students and children don't respond to the assembly line nature of most institutions. He believes that a student's or child's strengths and natural abilities need to be the foundation of learning. Dr. Cliff often warns against a "cookie cutter" approach to educating students, teenagers and children. You or your child is seen as an individual, and natural strengths are identified and built upon. Therefore, individual one-on-one tutoring or help is the key approach to each student who has any challenges difficulties in a given subject.

In today’s environment and economic challenges, with shorter budgets for the education, larger classes sizes and pressure of performing well in all kind of standard tests, I often see many students lacking true knowledge and skills in a given subject, since they cannot get individualized attention during the class session. That’s where a tutor comes into the picture, not only uncover major “holes” in students’ knowledge set but also teach students how to study, how to learn and through proper guidance “fill” those knowledge and skills holes.

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California Southern University: Member of the Faculty Senate, Member of the Curriculum Committee, Member of the Personnel Committee, Member of the IT Committee, Core/Lead Faculty, Business & Management.
Northern University: Commencement Speaker, MBA/DBA programs, 2008-2013, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau.
California Institute of Advanced Management: Guest Lectured and Honored Speaker, MBA programs, May, 2012, El Monte, CA.
Pacific State University: Commencement Speaker, MBA/DBA programs, 2007-2012, China and Singapore.
California American University: Commencement Speaker; 2004-2009, China.
California Southern University: Commencement Speaker, Graduation Ceremony, 2011, Irvine, CA.
Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) - International Institute of Business Analysis, 2013.
DETC Evaluator – The Distance Education and Training Council, 2012.
ACICS Evaluator – The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Scools, 2012.
BPPVE Auditor – California’s Bureau for Private, Postsecondary and Vocational Education, 2000.
Senior Global Partner – The Academy of Business Strategy; 2012.
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: CSET Math (I, II, III), Business (I, II, III), Preliminary Education Technology (I, II), 2010-2012.
Certified Site Reviewer/Auditor, Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education, California, 2002.
Certified Professional Tutor, American Tutoring Association and National Tutoring Association, 2011.
Educate, Inc.: Sylvan University – Certificate of Mathematics Content Proficiency for Directors of Education; May, 2010
Tier I California Preliminary Administrative Credentials, 2006.
University of Southern California, Graduate level courses (master’s) in Systems Engineering/Management, 2005-2006.
Certified School Director, Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education, California, 2004.
California Community College Lifetime Teaching Credential, 1993.

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HIMS (Healthcare Information & Management Systems), CPHIM (Certified Professional Healthcare Information Management); 2013.
Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) - International Institute of Business Analysis, 2013.
Security Innovation, Certificate in Enterprise IS/IT Security – part of the CISSP prep; 2012.
L. A. County: Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) training; 2012.
Senior Global Partner – The Academy of Business Strategy; 2012.
Harvard Business School, Certificates in: Leadership & Management, Creativity and Innovation, Global Business and Technology, Business Acumen, Communications, Marketing, Strategy, Technology, Leading Change; 2010.
Master’s Certificate in Project Management, George Washington University/ESI, 2009.
Disney University, Training and Certificate in ITIL Service Management; 2009.
ESI Int’l Executive Education in: Contract Management, Business Analysis, Information Systems Security, Business Intelligence, IT Service Management/ITIL, ROI Methodology, Intercultural Management, Internet/Digital Marketing, Sales Force Management, Supply Chain Management, Leadership, Negotiations, Business Process Management, Business Sustainability, Enabling Technology.
George Washington University Master’s Certificate in Project Management, through ESI classes, 9/2009.
CMU/SEI, S/W Architecture Professional Certificate, 2006.
Delivered College/Corporate Training: Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Systems Engineer (MCSE), Professional/Application Developer (MCPD/MCAD), Solution Developer (MCSD), IT Professional (MCITP); 2004-2007.
S/W Architecture Professional Certificate, CMU/SEI, 2006.
Member Board of Directors, National Management Association, 2005.
Scrum Alliance: CSM, CSP and CST, 2010.
Project Management Institute - PMP certification., 2010.
Malcolm Baldrige and Balanced Scorecard training; Software Cost Estimation training; Developing Software
Architectures for Multi-platform and Network Centric Environments/Operations training, 2005.
Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, JPL, 1996-2002.
Certified Information Systems Auditor, Information Systems Auditing Association, 2000.
Certified Project Manager, American/National Management Association, 1999.
Certificate in Supervisory and Management Skills, National Management Association, 1991. Extensive PMP teaching.
Certified Quality Analyst, Quality Assurance Institute, 1990.
Certified Computer Programmer, Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals, 1989.
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Brandon A. August 26, 2018
· Latin · In home
Great teacher, kind and funny!
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Isabel A. December 8, 2017
· Algebra · In home
Clifford is absolutely FANTASTIC. I like the way he related to my son, and made it easy for him to learn. I was even surprised that I was able to learn a little Algebra!
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Leighton R. August 20, 2017
· Grammar · In home
amazing professor easy to work with and is understanding
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Clifford K.

San Gabriel, CA 91775
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About Mikayla S.

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Living in France for 5 years now and completing my masters in teaching French as a second and foreign language at l'Université de Lyon 2, I am more than capable of helping you learn a language that I have loved for years. I've been teaching French for 3 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of French culture and language! Within the first few lessons, you'll start speaking simple sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to conjugate like a pro! I also specialize in French phonetics so that you will be able to pronounce everything correctly.

I like to keep my lessons fun and interactive and I pull resources from many different places. Currently the books I'm using primarily in instruction are: Latitudes, Alter Ego, Tex's French Grammar, Liberté, and Supermax (for kids). I also use many online exercises, songs, videos, and articles to supplement for listening and reading exercises.

About Mikayla
Bonjour tout le monde ! (Hello everyone!)

My name is Mikayla and I cannot wait to meet and teach you my favorite language and life's passion. I have been speaking French for half my life now and I have loved it since day one. I earned my Bachelors in French and Francophone Studies with a minor in European History from San Diego State University in 2014, lived and worked as and English and French teacher in Nîmes (south of France) and I now live in Lyon where I just completed my Masters-FLES (teaching French as a second and foreign language).

I tailor my lessons to fit my students. I look at your level, background, age and goals to find the best course of action for us to take. We work on grammar and vocabulary of course, but also phonetics and French and Francophone culture !

I like to keep my lessons fun and interactive and I p
ull resources from many different places. Currently the books I'm using for instruction are: Latitudes, Adomania, Alter Ego, Tex's French Grammar, Liberté, and SuperMax. I also use many online exercises, songs, videos, and articles to supplement for listening and reading exercises.

Because I live in France, it may appear that my availability isn't all that great -- please note that I am very flexible and I am certain that we can find a time that works for both of us. If this is the case please contact me with times you were hoping to do.

Don't hesitate with any questions !
À bientôt ! (see you soon)

Here is an article I wrote for the TakeLessons blog if you'd like to check it out ! http://takelessons.com/blog/fall-in-france-z04
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christine July 23, 2019
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Hailey S. May 14, 2019
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Cathy April 28, 2019
· French · Online
My first lesson with Mikayla was great! She was very easy to talk to and gave me some good ideas and the encouragement I needed to begin my lessons in French. I am very excited for my next lesson.
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About Michelle W.

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Los Angeles, CA
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Parlez-vous français? French was the first foreign language I learned, and it was definitely a gateway language. I loved learning every detail of the grammar, every rule, every inevitable exception. I took advanced courses at UCI as well as studied in a French university for a semester, so I have lots of materials for us to work with.

About Michelle
Hi! I'm Michelle, a world traveler/teacher who's here to help bring her experience and energy to students back home in California. I've taught various subjects such as test prep, English, history, and languages to students all over the world, such as China, France, and Ecuador. I've worked with students of all ages and love getting to know them to help figure out how they best learn.

I love learning languages in my spare time and practicing when I can. When I'm not looking a bit silly doing that, I'm usually reading, at a baseball game, hiking, or hanging out with friends. I keep active, making sure to run or climb a mountain when I can. However, it's equally as strong as my love for foods of all kinds.

I really look forward to getting to work with you and helping you with whatever I can!
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kalki, A. September 8, 2017
· Mandarin · In studio
she was good
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About Marie K.

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Chicago, IL
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I like to start with teaching songs and reading books beginning with basic children’s’ books and continuing with more difficult reading material including newspapers and articles...
Je suis prête à vous aider et je vous encourage à commencer tout de suite :) Bonne chance

About Marie
Indulge yourself by learning languages. It opens your prospect to a new different world with a different culture, you feel like you gain a new person and a new experience while networking with new people around you. I personally admire languages and would like to share this passion with you. I invite you to start expanding your horizon by choosing a new language.
I came recently to U.S. and I was tutoring languages "Arabic, French and English" back in my country. I hope to build a good reputation here too with my students. I'm so patient toward kids, and I like to innovate methods to engage early learners (songs, stories, games...). My only goal is to reach your needs and desire to learn then proceed from there in a fun immersion method.
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Sarah C. August 14, 2019
· French · In studio
Marie is wonderful! I’m looking forward to working together!
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Vera July 25, 2019
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Marie is very knowledgeable, patient, focused, and pleasant to work with. She knows how to transfer knowledge. Looking forward to my next class with her.
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Satori July 7, 2019
· Arabic · In studio
Marie is an effective, patient, and kind teacher. I had been studying Arabic for years with different teachers and had not seen much improvement. I had gotten very comfortable with the alphabet, but that was all my teachers seemed to focus on. When I started working with Marie, however, I very quickly made significant progress. She helped me build a foundation of vocabulary that I actually cared to learn so the grammar could flow more easily. I would highly recommend Marie to anyone wanting to learn Arabic (or French for that matter!).
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About Jaleh S.

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Chula Vista, CA
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I have a Ph.D. in French from the Ohio State University with twenty years of teaching experience (private lessons, language institutions, and universities).
Since my childhood, I have always been fond of the French language and culture in such a way that French has become part of my identity. From the first day of preschool to the last day of high school, I studied at a French school.
I love teaching French. My teaching methodology depends on each of my students and their specific needs and goals in learning the French language. It is important to me to keep my students interested, motivated, and engaged while learning the language. I always try to assure that my students feel comfortable and confident in speaking French in a friendly and fun environment.

About Jaleh
Since my childhood, I have always been fond of the French language and culture in such a way that French has become part of my identity. From the first day of preschool to the last day of high school, I studied at a French school. Therefore, I grew up appreciating together this new world with that of Persian tradition. I obtained my Ph.D. degree in French at the Ohio State University where at the same time I worked as a Graduate Teaching Associate instructing French courses for 6 years. For nearly twenty years, I have taught French at various language institutions as well as to private students. I can help you with anything relating to the French language.
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Jaleh S.

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About VANDA F.

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Languages have always had an important role in my life. Speaking different languages such as French, my native language, but also Italian, English, Dutch and notions of German as well as more recently Spanish, has given me so many opportunities. It helped me experience so many beautiful moments with people, everywhere in the world.
I would like to share this passion with you and help you to learn French with fun, stress-free.
I will adapt the lessons to your goals, to your needs and to your wishes.
I am very flexible concerning the lessons' days or hours and I can be available at night or during the weekend if you are working during the day.
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About VANDA
Hello Students, my name is Vanda.
Languages have always had an important role in my life. Speaking different languages such as French, my native language, but also Italian, English, Dutch and notions of German as well as more recently Spanish, has given me so many opportunities. It's helped me experience so many beautiful moments with people, everywhere in the world.
I would like to share this passion with you and help you to learn French, with fun and no stress.
I will adapt the lessons to your goals and to your needs.
I am very flexible concerning the lessons' days or hours and I can be available at night or during the weekend if you are working or at school during the day.
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Sebastian March 25, 2019
· French · In studio
Vanda has been one of the best French instructors I have had the pleasure of taking lessons with. Speaking English as my primary language, I found it difficult to understand the structure and syntax of French. Even so, where I most struggled was in pronouncing words. It was very difficult for me to speak clear enough so that nuanced distinctions could be heard in the words and phrases I attempted to pronounce. One she assessed where I struggled the most, Vanda patiently and diligently worked with me as to help me with my problems. I am proud to say that today I can have almost casual conversations with native French speakers and I know that I am understood because of the time Vanda dedicated to me. I would definitely recommend her if you want to learn French, or if you have a little bit of knowledge and are attempting to expand and refine your skills.
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Alban March 24, 2019
· French · In studio
Vanda has been an instrumental part of my learning of the French language. From helping me improve my grammar and sentence structure, to correcting my pronunciation until it was nothing less than optimal, she has single-handedly ensured the growth of my knowledge of the tricks and twists learning French comes with.

I can without a doubt recommend her very highly as a teacher, as I whole-heartedly believe my French would not be as good as it currently is, without her.
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Engjell March 18, 2019
· French · In studio
Vanda was a very good teacher for when it came to helping me during my french studies.
She is very kind, calm and has a lot of patience.
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About Alex M.

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Windermere, FL

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I plan to help those struggling or curious with French and inspire a love for the language and culture.

About Alex
Hi! I'm Alex
I am a student and former football player at The University of Alabama. I have been playing banjo for 5 years now and love sharing my experience with those who are less experienced. My favorite part of teaching is allowing the student to be creative and not just sticking to a book like some more traditional teachers.
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Alex M.

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I use colors, imagery, and cater to the student to help them learn. I have college texts from my schooling with great examples, activities and practice problems! History is also super fun if the student is interested in the history of French culture!

About Hannah
Hi! I’m Hannah Blanchard! I’m a recent graduate of Louisiana State University with my Bachelor’s of Arts in Theatre with a concentration in Performance and my minor in French (Parisian French). I am here to help tutor and teach basic French: verb conjugations, feminine/masculine nouns, etc.

I am a part time server at a local restaurant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I go to Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge and have 2 brothers.

I have tutoring experience and am super excited to help you learn no matter what the age! I’ve often started teaching rants to my mom, trying to teach her French in the middle of dinner and am just hungry to have someone to teach! I also really enjoy discussing the history of Cajun French Culture being that it is my heritage. My family is from L’Acadie, (Acadia) in “Nouvelle-Ecosse” (Nova Scotia). I love this topi
c and it’s super cool to learn about this unique piece of French culture!

Let me know if you are interested!
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Tomas July 9, 2019
· French · Online
Hannah was a student of mine in advanced French courses at Louisiana State University. She comes from an Acadian (Louisiana Cajun) family and loves sharing her culture. I am certain that she would be an enthusiastic, charming, and skillful French teacher.
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Tomas July 9, 2019
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Hannah was a student of mine in the Department of French Studies at Louisiana State University. She comes from an Acadian/Cajun family and loves sharing her culture. Although she is not offering classes in Acadian French, I have no doubt that she would be an enthusiastic and charming teacher of standard French.
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Hannah B.

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About Jorge H.

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San Diego, CA
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I have taught beginner French course therefore I have learned valuable skills that help students better learn and understand a new language. I have tutor French from beginners to high intermediate level university students. I like to incorporate music and current topics that are the students interests in order to make the language fun and easy.

About Jorge
I’m a French Graduate Teaching Associate and a Portuguese Graduate Assistant at SDSU. I will obtain my MA in French spring 2020. Then, I plan to continue my studies at UC Berkley where I want to obtain a PhD in Romance Languages and Linguistics. I obtained a BA in French, a BA in Linguistics, a minor in Italian Studies and a TESL certificate from SDSD back in spring of 2018.

I have learned several languages that I would consider myself a language aficionado. I understand the time and dedication that it takes to learn a foreign language specially when you don’t get the daily exposure to the language and culture. Therefore I consider myself a patient person that wants the best for his students regardless of the language they are learning. What matters is the satisfaction of the student in obtaining their language goal.

My goal is t
o obtain my PhD and teach French, and Italian language and linguistics.
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Jorge H.

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My name is Laura Jean
I learn French cause I was living in Haiti and when I come here a take AP french when I was in high school so I will love to teach French with everyone cause when you speaking different language it's a good thing and you can make a lot money cause you speak different language.

About Jean
My name is Laura Jean
I being teaching people French since a years I love French this is why I decided to teach some who will like to learn a New language.
And I know that will be helpful for each of cause more language you know more money you make.
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Jean L.

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