'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 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..
Christian Mayo: Film/TV Acting & Production Scuba Diving Freerunning/Parkour/Gymnastics Football
Freerunning/Parkour/Gymnastics I teach the basics of movement and alignment in the arts of Freerunning and Parkour with plenty of tumbling involved.
Film/TV Acting & Production I teach both sides of the camera to individuals who need either quick tune ups or beginners looking into a career in entertainment.
Scuba: I safety dive with others to give them the benefit of having someone watch your back while you dive. I also teach basic scuba instruction.
Football: My Academy trains individual
s seeking a better understanding of the sport of football without the complications of the equipment involved in a live action football game. I believe that everyone can play football. I provide training courses to individuals seeking a better understanding of the game of football and its intricacies. I also teach team building courses to give options to your training pathways.
Jessi D. January 13, 2015
Christian has a very good way of breaking the concepts down to help me get in fantastic shape! I recommend him for anyone who really loves to workout without knowing your working out.
Hey there! My name is Lindsay. I truly enjoy teaching everything in the realm of physical activity. I grew up dancing at Mark Spivaks Institute in Jacksonville, Florida. I played soccer. I swam. My lifestyle at a young age has reflected in my work as an adult. Nowadays I love yoga, hiking, running, art, and being a big sister! If I have one goal in my professional life it would be to inspire active living in todays youth. I look forward to meeting you and reaching the finish line- whatever that may be!
Kelly December 2, 2016
Online Verified Student
Really enjoyed our first session! Lindsay is so sweet and the session was fun!
Cassandra October 26, 2016
In studio Verified Student
loved my first yoga class. Lindsay was a wonderful teacher!!!!
Stephanie September 6, 2016
Online Verified Student
Lindsay is awesome. Doing class online is great when you are busy and can't get to a live class.
My name is Kiplan and I have a question for you. Are you interested in learning how to use your body as a weapon? Are you longing to walk the streets with confidence knowing that you are no longer a victim? Then I'm your guy!
I am an associate instructor in Jeet Kune Do under Sifu Jeremy Lynch (Chinatown JKD & Wed Night Group). I have been teaching JKD since 2009 and during this time witnessed many students/brothers improve on their flexibility, speed, self esteem, and martial prowess, just to name a few.
Personality wise, I am an interesting blend of-an easy go
ing, down to earth guy, coupled with the professionalism and respect that comes from the Eastern tradition of Gung Fu.
I love martial arts and look forward to guiding you on the path to be the best "You" that you can be.
Adam July 24, 2015
Jeet Kune Do ·
I have been training with Sifu Kip for around six months now and can honestly say that I've never had a better martial arts instructor. His passion for the art is infectious. Kip creates individual lesson plans tailored to help grow my strengths and improve my areas of weakness. He has a keen eye for the intricacies of body movement and creates a learning environment that is both comfortable and professional.
Adam July 20, 2015
Jeet Kune Do ·
Kip is an excellent instructor, he is patient and resourceful. He has a keen ability to explain moves and proper form through a verity of different ways, so people like me that learn audibly can understand.
I cannot recommend him enough!
gregory J screen July 18, 2015
Jeet Kune Do ·
I have trained in a multitude of fighting system with instructors ranging from Navy Seals to MMA instructors and Kip is still the top instructor I have had(except my high school football coach). Kiplan has a quality of modesty which gives him an insight of the strength and weakness of the application of each technique to the individual student, allowing him to better fit the course of instruction. Along with this, he is patient and does not lord over his student with his mastery of the fighting forms. Good fighter, excellent teacher.