I have been
offering my services as a Private Postsecondary Consultant for a number of years
and have developed a varied clients list of new school owners who have used my
business services to ease the hassle of paperwork and find a path through the
maze of State and Federal regulations that abound in private post-secondary
education. In addition to assisting my clients to bring their business plans to
fruition within an allotted budget by avoiding costly mistakes in money and
time, I also author the applications that are required for approval by both
State Approval/Licensing Agencies and Private Career and Regional Accrediting
Present VP Product Development
American English Language Self-Study series that I previously created for
International Education Corporation into an interactive website that is called
Now act as advisor and consultant to senior management. Yes, I know
how to put your course online! I use
Moodle, a course
management system (CMS) - a free Open Source software package designed to help
educators create effective online courses. The software is free but the
programming and content creation requires an investment.
If by chance
you are interested in an Online English as a Second Language Program that covers
Beginning Level through to High Intermediate either as a vendor or to offer at
your school just give me a call. Click on www.americanenglish.comand go to Online Training and log in as a guest and you can take one
of the free units offered at each level. Feedback is always welcome!
4/2004 Chief Executive Officer
built an animation and digital video studio in Burbank featuring the latest
technology for the development of online education: light wave animation, Avid
edit workstations, blue screen, and sound-proof stage. This is where I learnt
most of my computer skills that included editing digitally with Avid, graphics
with Illustrator and Photoshop, sound with Sound Forge, website creation with
FrontPage, and blue-screen technology with Trinity, After Effects and a little
animation with 3-D Max.
2/2004 Program Director
Fairmont Private Schools
After I setup
the school's animation and video studio and trained the staff and faculty in the
use of the software and equipment, I was asked to use me ESL background to solve
one of the school's more serious issues. So I planned and implemented an
International Academy for Fairmont Private Schools to address their growing need
to improve the English level of the mainly Asian high school students coming
from abroad, with the goal of mainstreaming them into Fairmont High School or
the American educational system. If you should need advice or direction with K
-12 applications and assistance with the DOE or the Department of Social
Services I can refer you to the right people.
11/2000 VP Academic Affairs Language Division
and created an American English as a Second Language self-study video series
consisting of four levels, from beginner to high intermediate (80
videocassettes, 4 books, and 40 audiocassettes totaling 80 hours in length).
Turned entire series into 16 CD ROMs via conversion of the text and exercises
into Java script using an application developed by Half-Baked called "Hot
the caps of producer, director, cameraman, grip, and editor throughout the
Developed an innovative use of blue screen projection coupled with a
computer-generated background that gives the instructor/actor the ability to
elicit text and graphics at will.
6/1997 School Director
Educational Systems d/b/a College of English Language where I learnt the
business of school management.
Hired, trained and developed management staff and faculty.
Prepared and operated within an approved budget to maintain the physical
facilities, create community awareness of the institution’s programs, and
organize ongoing teacher training.
Ensured excellent student services and maintained a high quality of educational
Maintained the reputation, accreditation and approvals for the institution with
TESOL, TOEIC, ACCET, BPPVE and the DOE.
Developed a database and network to run all functions of school management along
with a corporate reporting infrastructure for all four campuses that included
student services, job placement, financial aid, admissions, and accounting.
Developed an EFL curriculum designed to provide intensive English instruction
and orientation for international students planning to attend American colleges
and universities as well as individuals pursuing professional training in the
Developed an ESL curriculum designed to help students with previously-acquired
job skills communicate effectively in order to gain employment in the US.
Created an Internet website, EFL.COM, to attract foreign students and
international recruiters to the IES school system in Los Angeles, San Diego,
Dallas, and Houston. Later sold to ESLglobal.com
Created and submitted an ASER that resulted in a 3-year accreditation from ACCET.
Drafted and submitted an institutional application that resulted in a 3-year
approval from the BPPVE.
Designed, authored, and submitted applications that resulted in approvals for
new computer and Novell Engineer programs by the BPPVE and ACCET.
Authored the institution’s student services, job placement, and admissions
Drafted both the faculty and employee handbooks.
Organized a student transportation system which transported over 250 students a
day to the Los Angeles campus. Student body reached 650 ESL students, 140 EFL
students, 45 computer students, and 8 Certified Novell Engineer students by