'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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*** Specialties *** ACADEMIA 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.
INDUSTRY 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
In home Verified Student
I have worked for many Colleges and Kids Sports organizations. I have been background checked many times. I also teach kids of many ages at The Arbor Learning Center home schooling group.
Mr. M. is a CG artist. Like many, his love for art started in grade school and evolved in high school. While running his own T-Shirt Design company, "Extreme Limitations", he was able to quickly see the power of design, layout, color, and typography.
With over twenty years of experience in Graphic Design, Illustration, Prototype Design, Game Art, and Motion Graphics, Mr. M. now spends his time teach
ing students in many different graphic disciplines. He has been at Norco College since 2006 teaching 3D Modeling, Animation, Beginning and Advanced Photoshop, Illustrator, Digital Sculpting and Character Design. He has also taught 3D Modeling, Animation, Drawing, Motion Graphics, and Video Editing at Coastline Community College, and Cypress College, Santa Ana and is now teaching 3D Modeling at Mt. SAC.
In his free time, Mr. M. freelances for companies helping production schedules that are running behind. In 2009, Gilbert won an Emmy.
Jade April 22, 2016
Adobe Photoshop ·
In home Verified Student
This experience really helped me grasp important concepts that I otherwise would have never known. I feel like I learned A LOT in only 3 classes and I can't wait to learn more. Gil was very productive; he based the lessons on what I use Photoshop for and actually allowed us to work on projects that I had to do for work, instead of just teaching what he wanted to teach. He was SUPER patient and never made me feel bad for stopping to take notes. I would definitely recommend him to anyone trying to learn a computer program he is knowledgeable in. This is totally irrelevant, but he has cool hair too! Thanks Gilbert!
Jessica April 15, 2016
Adobe Photoshop ·
Online Verified Student
Great, helpful experience
Seth S. April 15, 2016
Graphic Design ·
Online Verified Student
Very knowledgable instructor. Fits the whole class with information, so you leave feeling very accomplished. Our first lesson was exactly what I wanted, and look forward to the next lesson.
I work as a tutor and mentor in many of those fields for years. It was and is a side business, but I always enjoyed teaching. I am looking forward to move on with you and / or your kids. Have a great day, Marcel
Update 02/10/15: Takelessons is a great way to teach and a fantastic and easy way to learn for students. I currently have 3 students per week, with several hours. I really enjoy it, either online via Skype or Facetime or Live at the students place. Hit me up and let's move something together.
Nichelle Kennedy December 7, 2016
Online Verified Student
Great! Something fun and new to try!!!
Madeline September 20, 2016
Marcel tutored my 6 year old daughter in German. He is very friendly and likable, and she enjoyed working with him right away! He even played "Filly's" with her (a German My Little Pony toy!" He is very patient and makes learning fun. He was punctual and also flexible. We had a great experience working with Marcel!
Swathy July 5, 2016
Marcel has been great at teaching stuffs regarding baking. He explains every detail so well that anyone can get confidence of baking. No scope for making mistakes. He's the best teacher I have worked with so far..
Hello parents and students. I've been teaching and tutoring since I was on deans list almost ten years ago. I teach a variety of academic and athletic courses that will definitely help you meet your goal and beyond. I'm a licensed trainer, coach, and equipped with many resources to help you excel. Want to know more? Just hit that button :).
Talia S. May 22, 2015
In home Verified Student
Great experience. Competent. Excellent teaching strategy
Hi, I'm Tony. I LOVE bowling. Every aspect of it. Competition, fun, meeting people, and making people better. You know the old saying, "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach" Well, it kind of applies to me. I'm a natural right hander that has to bowl left handed due to injury.
Bowling is a great sport that is even more fun once you can keep the ball out of the gutter, and even more fun as you get better. I'd love to share the journey with you. I typically coach out of La Habra, but can travel within a reasonable distance. Even not so reasonable (for a small fee). I do coach k
ids (USBC background check complete. Here is my bowling bio from the CSULB website:
Tony, was a touring member of the PBA for 5 years, competing in tournaments ranging from Regional tournaments in the West, to majors such as the US Open and the Masters. Among his bowling achievements are 8-300 games and 4-800 series, with his high being 820. Also, a Sanctioned high average of 228. While he did not win a pro tournament, he consistently cashed there, as well as tournaments such as the High Rollers, Mini Eliminator, USBC Nationals, California State Championships, and local association tournaments. Highlights include a 9th place finish in the California State Masters in 2005, 2nd place California State Doubles (1989) and winning titles in the Citrus Belt (one of the largest association tournaments in California) in 1990 (team event), and 2005 (team, doubles, all events). Tony has won too many smaller tournaments to properly list here. Although a wrist injury ended his pro career, he continues to be active in local tournament clubs and charity tournaments. Tony has been a coach since 1994 working with both youth and adults. He gained his US Junior Olympic coaching certifications in 1996, before obtaining his USBC Bronze certification in 1998 He will earn his USBC Silver certification in June of 2015. Tony is also a member of the USBC Registered Volunteer Program, consisting of passing an extensive background check in order to work with youth. He is also a former director of the Orange County Bowling Association.