Alison B.

Fairfield, CA


Science, Math, Computer and Musical Skill Tutor

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Background check passed as of 3/28/11

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California State University, Hayward/East Bay
Phoenix University - Fairfield
TOURO UNIVERSITY - Teaching Credential


California State University, Hayward/East Bay

Phoenix University - Fairfield (MBA)

TOURO UNIVERSITY - Teaching Credential (Other)

About Alison

Hello Future Students,

As noted below I have experience in several fields, as seen in my different previous jobs. I hope your area of need is covered here to where you find an interest in calling to have me provide you with your tutoring needs. Hope to be hearing from you soon!!!

1996 - Present
Computer Skills (Hardware and Software, Support, Use and Integration)
MS Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Front Page, Project, Visio)
Adobe Products (Adobe Acrobate Pro, Illustrator, Premiere, Photoshop Elements)

Westcoast Information Services, Fairfield, CA April 2011 – Present
Business Systems Analyst: Created and built business analysis to audit and forecast inquires and findings (Six-Sigma), including creating presentations for medical organization. Building and updating of websites. Creation of commercial, film short and working with Robert Padham Films. (Tools: MS Office Toolset, Adobe Professional, FileZilla, and Sony Vegas.)

California Department of Veterans Affairs - Volunteer, Yountville, CA March 2010 – Present
Business Systems Analyst: Assisted in rebuilding spreadsheets for tracking volunteer and paid positions. Created PDF forms for volunteer applications. Made software coding changes to applications for purposes of tracking donations. (Tools: MS Office Toolset and Adobe Professional).

California Department of Veterans Affairs, Sacramento/Yountville, CA August 2010 – January 2011
Budget Analyst: Managed $82.4M budget for 36 programs working with 32 service chiefs for the Veterans Home in Yountville. Created and distributed Adobe PDF budgets monthly to service chiefs and or their representatives. Analyzed budgets through spreadsheets and pivot tables development, and for forecasting and auditing purposes. Researched financial and economic trends and developed short-term forecasts. Met with service chiefs and Administrator to discuss and ensure understanding of budgeted issues. Analyzed 17 revenue based contracts for legislative review. (Tools: MS Office Toolset and Adobe Products).

2007 - 2008 Teacher
Eight Grade Physics, Earth and Atmospheric Science
Vacaville Unified School District

2006 - 2007 Substitute Teacher
Science, Math, Physical Education, and History
Fairfield Unified School District
Travis Unified School District

Westcoast Information Services, Fairfield, CA January 1998 – June 2009
Business Analyst, Web Design and Development: Established scope, budget and resources; gathered system requirement specifications (SRS) from stakeholders and users through interviews and working with end-users; developed processes; acquired domain name and in-depth requirements for website, established system development life cycle (SDLC). Worked with hosting company and on-site server companies to create e-commerce and informational sites, graphics, content and managed updates. Created K-6 virtual library using World Library OPAC software. Wrote compliance documentation. (Tools: MS Office Toolset, Project, Publisher, Visio, Front Page, HTML, XML, XHTML, SQL, Java, Flash, SharePoint/Libraries, Illustrator, and Photoshop).

Application Development: Wrote SRS through interviews with stakeholders and or end-users to create or update applications using SDLC, building of use cases, business rules, application programming interfaces (API) and processes. Assisted programmers in converting languages (Tools: Cobol I/II, Fortran, C+, Java, SQL, VB, XML, HTML) and using MS Office Professional products including Project and Visio, and Crystal Reports or other internal applications to customize applications: JD Edwards, Access, Excel, CICS, Quicken, Quick Books.

Hardware, Software, Networking and Security: Installed and updated networks (Tools: PC/MAC, WIN NT/98/2000/XP/Vista/7, OSX and wireless). Integration of software applications and firmware; wrote best practices, gap analysis, policies and procedures; and established compliance practices. Installed security software and designed security procedures. Used software and hardware to evaluate data for forensics purposes. (Tools: AccessData FTK, EnCase, Ghost, Helix , Photoshop, ProDiscover, Safeback, and forensic hardware tools for acquisition and transfer purposes.
Developed and Designed Training Manuals, Tools, and Educator: Wrote training manual for DSL sales intranet product and ASI installation of DSL products with graphics; and created instructional tools for PC and MAC products with graphics: SBC (DSL), AT&T/Ameritech (ASI), and Bonnie Henry Commercial Real Estate. Taught high and middle school, as both science teacher and substitute, Solano County Office of Education.

Financial, Accounting, and Database: Responsible for developing budgets, analyzing, tracking and building Excel spreadsheets for sales representatives, creating reports, and reporting of expenses/payments through JD Edwards at Fosters. Built QuickBooks/Contractors and then converted into Access 2003 for RCC Constructors to track projects, manage AR/AP, and created budgets, reports, and payroll as Office Manager and Project Manager. Tracked networking costs, developed budgets, and created reports for clients at Vanstar. Worked with stakeholder(s) to develop and design budgets to build QuickBooks for D. Cannaday Accounting, Play Again Designs, and Integrity Business Systems. At Play Again Designs and Integrity Business Systems built Access Databases from Ouicken/Books converted to Excel and imported into Access. Tracked, reported payroll, created paychecks and mailed for Solano County IHSS for employees using CICS. Designed/analyzed budgets, AR/AP, books and created reports as treasurer for On The Rocks, NP. Analyzed resource, software, and database application needs, and wrote contracts and completion reports for Kaiser IT. Office Manager/Full-Charge Bookkeeper for Bolton, Cornblum & Johnson Law Corporation, maintained books, managed payroll, taxes, trust and probate accounts, created accountings, and HR responsibilities, at RCC Constructors managed HR responsibilities.

Again, I hope to be speaking with you to further discuss your tutoring needs.

Best regards,
Alison "Ally"
Hello Future Students,

As noted below I have experience in several fields, as seen in my different previous jobs. I hope your area of need is covered here to where you find an interest in calling to have me provide you with your tutoring needs. Hope to be hearing from you soon!!!

1996 - Present
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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Fairfield, CA 94534
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physical Science, Physics
SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Writing
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer),
Video Production,
Web Design
Finance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks

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I have worked as a business systems & operations analyst for the past 15 years. Experience is as a results-oriented IT Specialist, Computer/Data Forensics Analyst in IT, Business, Finance, Legal, Environmental, Education, and Governmental arenas. My areas of skill expertise include Project Management, Business Operations/Systems Analyst, Forensics, Auditing, and Financial. Dating 2011 - Present, Westcoast Information Services; 2010 - 2011 Budget Analyst, CDVA, Yountville/Sacramento & as a Volunteer; 1998 - 2009 Business Systems Analyst, IT Specialist, Web Mistress/Developer: Westcoast Information Services, Green Valley; 1996 - 1997 Network Systems Engineer Analyst: Vanstar, Pleasanton/Alameda Branch; and 1994 - 1996 Business Analyst, Contractor, Nelson Personnel Services, Pleasant Hill

Knowledge and Experience includes: Business Systems Analyst (Business Requirements, Compliance, Gap, Security, Computer/Data Forensics (IT, Financial, Auditing); Networking, Software Applications, Legal, Geological/Environmental, H&S, Banking, Insurance, Medical), Client/Server, Server Architectures/Topologies (MS Win 7/Ent/Pro, Vista, XP/Pro, 2000/Pro, WIN NT, Linex/Utunbu, Novell, MAC and Wireless), Databases (SQL, MS Access, FileMaker Pro/Deluxe), Financial Programs (JD Edwards, Quicken, QuickBooks, Peach Tree), Programming (HTML, XML, SQL, Cobol, Fortran, Advance Basic, Basic), Telecommunications (Local, Long-Distance, Internet Services, DSL, Wireless), Data Communications, Project Management (Team Lead, MS Project), Word Processing (MS Office Pro Suite, WordPerfect, Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus Notes SmartSuites), Documentation Systems (Boss Systems, FrameMaker), Schedulers (Cassiopia, HP iPaq, Palm Pilots, MS Project), Technical Design (Visio, Harvard Graphics, AutoCad, Versacad), Graphics (Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, PrintMaster, PrintShop, My Business Software, MS PP), Web Design (MS Front Page, Macromedia, HTML, XML), Movie Making (Sony Vegas, Premiere, Pinnacle, and Media 100 Express)

My education includes: University of Phoenix, MBA, 2010; Project Management, IRA & Skillsoft/RHI, In Progress; Business Analyst, IRA & Skillsoft/RHI, In Progress; Computer/Data Forensics Certificate, Solano Community College & Diablo Valley College, In Progress; Single Subject Teaching Credential, Touro University, Mare Island, 2007; BA Geology California State University Hayward, 1994; AA GeoSciences/ Computers/Engineering Diablo Valley College, 1989

My certificates include: MS Windows 2000 Advanced Server, 2000; MS Windows 2000 Channel Essentials, 2000; Network/LAN Administrator Specialist, Advanced Career Technologies, 1996; Network Systems Support Specialist Advanced Career Technologies, 1996; Computer Systems Support Specialist Advanced Career Technologies, 1996; Hazardous Materials Scientist, CAL EPA Rated

My memberships include: American/East Bay Association of Women in Science (ebAWIS); IEEE; (ISC)2; ISSA; Geological Society of America; MS and CISCO Partners; Napa Solano Players, Inc.; and C.A.R.E.

Networking (Computer)

I have worked as a network engineer - systems analyst for more than 15 years, building initially WinNT systems, and then working with Windows 1995 - 2003. I have worked in IT, legal, health care, financial, business, beverage, financial telecommunications, environmental and governmental fields. My areas of expertise include team building, project management, security, forensics, compliance, auditing, risk management, gap analysis, and am a certified CRISC in Auditing and Compliance.

In 2013 I taught Juniors and Seniors at ITT in Concord, CA four different IT courses.


I have installed, designed, updated, used, and trained individuals with QuickBooks for the past 15 years. Including auditing and compliance requirements as a CRISC and applying Six-Sigma processes.

Video Production

I have over 10 years of creating movies, videos for independent films, commercials, documentaries, personal and business promotional pieces, and biographies. My experiences started with cinematography where I learned how to film with a Sony film/tape cartridge camera in 2002, along with learning special effects both physically and then on film. I was able to move into editing, post production, and then become a producer, and then script writer and reviewer.

Products used are the Canon T3i, Canon EOS 70D, Nikon, Pentax Ashia: Sony Adobe Premiere 6 - CS5.5, Affect Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Sony Vegas & Architect.

I am listed on IMDB and created an independent film in 2002 with Jim Meyer Films, Fairfield, CA; 2005-2006: A life story; 2008-2009: Women's Cancer Awareness Group promotional; 2011: Cadillac commercial, shortlisted at Tribecha Film Festival; 2011-2013: An independent film Co-Directed with Robert Padham, Fairfield, CA, including special effects and post-production; and 2013: Directed and produced two commercials for Business Continuity Entrepreneurs for Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning workshops.

Web Design

As a Webmistress, I created, designed, updated content, graphics, and video, including setup of domain names, and transfers with hosting companies for than 15 websites, including maintaining and updating content for the past 16 years. I have used several different creation and editing tools, Dreamweaver, MS Front Page, Macromedia, and Sharepoint, along with programming languages HTML, XML, and CSS.

California State University, Hayward/East Bay
Phoenix University - Fairfield
TOURO UNIVERSITY - Teaching Credential


California State University, Hayward/East Bay

Phoenix University - Fairfield (MBA)

TOURO UNIVERSITY - Teaching Credential (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alison will travel within 25 miles of Fairfield, CA 94534.