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Clifford K.

San Gabriel, CA

Solid formal education and some practical experiences

About Clifford

'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)
, Business (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.

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.


Josethine L. August 24, 2015
French · In home
Verified Student
Very detail and nice, my daughter love it.
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Clifford K.

Clifford K.

San Gabriel, CA 91775
starting at
$30 / 60-min

Kevin K.

Los Angeles, CA

Allons-y! I've spent 40 years with the French language, including 3 years in Dijon teaching at the University and working in the theatre, and 3 more years teaching French Conversation at U.C. San Diego. I'm as comfortable enhancing clients' spoken ability and writing as I am explaining all those grammatical nuances that make people crazy (comme, par exemple, le passé composé vs. l'imparfait).

About Kevin

Kevin has dedicated over 30 years as a teacher, counselor, and health practitioner. He's a huge believer in a process that not only generates strong measurable results, but also cultivates the whole human being and helps foster smart, clear, creative people. Whether it's for school, testing, jobs, or nutrition, he supports clients in active problem-solving through thinking for themselves.

He's taught at institutions ranging from the Université de Dijon to Phillips Andover Academy to U.C. San Diego. In 2012 he was invited to lead seminars on written self-expression in China and Taiwan.

Kevin also served for 10 years as a Chinese Herbalist and Nutritional Consultant with the renowned Tea Garden Herbal Emporium in Los Angeles.


Kathleen Peiffer June 4, 2015
French · Online
Verified Student
Kevin is a great French teacher. He is patient and helpful and is able to provide instruction in a very peaceful, non-intimidating manner. After each lesson with Kevin I can see progress. As an adult learner I worried that I would not be able to grasp the concepts of a new language but working with Kevin has given me new confidence that I will be able to do it. Merci beaucoup, Kevin!
W C. January 10, 2015
College Admissions · In studio
Kevin has been a true friend to me since day one. While doing my brother's college application process and essays, he also guided my transfer application. Then, since my graduation, he's counseled me first on internships and now on a formal job search in Finance and Investment. His integrity towards work and life has been so important. He's carefully led me to discover the best parts of myself, but won't hesitate to give me a proper kick in the butt when I need one. The only way to describe his program is professional, intimate, and inspiring. One truly great plus of working with Kevin over the years is his range and experience. Whatever field you are in, he's always able to make connections to your passion and lead you toward clarity in resumes, cover letters, and interview prep. To say that Kevin's been a mentor to me over the years I've known him is an understatement. He's as much family as anything else.
Stacy C. January 8, 2015
Essay Writing · In studio
My relationship with Kevin has been a long and unceasing one. Kevin started to work with me when I was just 14 years old, and for the past six years he has served as my teacher, my mentor and my friend. From boarding school and college applications to internships, he has always managed to challenge my limitations and help translate my thoughts and goals into articulate and meaningful essays. Most importantly he never tried to impose his own ideas. Instead he managed to coax out what was truly important in me, and encouraged self-honesty. Now I'm a rising junior in college. Kevin helped identify and organize the key components of my past experiences and personal characteristics, and integrated that into a search for internships, a cover letter and resume, and interview prep. The result of his efforts showed when I was accepted as an early admit into a highly competitive program in Washington DC next year. When my post-college job seeking begins a year from now, I'll be back. I highly recommend Kevin as an integral partner in the career building process. His vast experiences and insightfulness will help simplify the search and give you a competitive edge in the market.
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Kevin K.

Kevin K.

Los Angeles, CA 90066
starting at
$35 / 30-min

Natacha M.

Los Angeles, CA

My name is Natacha M. I grew up in Alsace region of France, on the border of Germany, trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and worked in the hospitality and tourism industries in France, the U.K., Australia, Dubai, and for the past 8 years, the US.
My experience learning to speak German and English led me to develop the method.

I offer online private classes at levels desired by our students. I start by evaluating their needs and goals and make a plan for how to best meet them.

About Natacha

Learn French: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Levels

Available on Skype

“Go-With-the-Flow” French Classes & Conversation.

Many people have tried learning French by using the traditional academic approach, and quit because they found it too difficult, intimidating or boring. That style of education is not for everyone.

Learning is always easier when it’s fun and entertaining. That’s how we teach French. I call it the “Go-With-the-Flow” method. This approach involves classes that are focused on your interests and needs, and conversations unique to France. We talk about Fren
ch food, wine, cheese, lifestyle and really anything our students want to discuss. We speak in French and English so no one gets lost. Mademoiselle French thinks it’s the most effective way to learn a foreign language.
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Natacha M.

Natacha M.

Los Angeles, CA 90005
starting at
$25 / 30-min

Pierre J.

Studio City, CA


About Pierre

Hi ! My name is Pierre. I am a French native speaker. I was born and raised in Paris. I went to an engineering school in Paris and I got a Master's degree. I hold a Master's degree in Project Management from Northwestern University as well. I have experience tutoring since 2009. I taught French classes and I tutored French in 2011-2012 when I was studying in Chicago. I have passion for my native language and would love to help you improve your language skills and teach also about the French culture.
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Pierre J.

Pierre J.

Studio City, CA 91604
starting at
$50 / 60-min

Abigail Icy Marie D.

Anaheim, CA

Bonjour! Je m'apelle Abby. Je pris trois ans de français et a pris une excursion à la France de mon année de lycée . For those who tried reading and understanding, my name is Abby. I took three years of French and took a field trip to France my senior year of high school. French is a tough subject, but it's not the hardest language to learn. I will admit, pronunciation is hard, but with a little practice and tons of studying, you'll be able to "parler français en peu de temps."

About Abigail Icy Marie

My name is Abby. I am a full time student at the Art Institute of Orange for culinary (savory). I also am currently working at Chipotle Mexican Grill full time. I understand how hard it could be trying to learn new things or even understanding what the subject is used for in life. I too struggle with some subjects in school, but I make it a challenge for myself to study hard and try to aim for that A+. I am very outgoing, simple, understanding, and so much more. I will make sure you understand what you are learning to the best of my abilities. I am a quick learner, so if I don't understand som
ething, I'll read the lesson and quickly understand what it is asking for. I love to experience new challenges in life and I love to meet new people. I'll make sure that you'll have a good understanding of what you will be learning. Now, let's go hit the books and get that A+.
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Abigail Icy Marie D.

Abigail Icy Marie D.

Anaheim, CA 92804
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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