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Raymond W. Merry 

US Citizen
Permanent Residency - Brazil
Tel: 21 9790 7491
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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Web Site: www.raymerry.com

SKILLS: Educator, Administrator, Physicist-Engineer, Tech Support, Advisor, English, Energy, Internet & Computer Consultant, Writer, and Problem Solver, Curriculum Author/Editor, Physics Professor, Energy Accounting/Consulting…
INTERESTS: Education, Technology, Internet, Science and Society, Renewable Energy Technologies
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION: A+ Certification in PC's and Software, November 22, 1999 (Computing Technology Industry Association).
TEACHER CERTIFICATION: NY Permanent Physics, Math, General Science; NJ Regular Physical Science, Math
LANGUAGES:  English Fluent; Portuguese speak, read; French speak, read; Spanish speak, read some.

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*       CURRENT & RECENT PROJECTS

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*       ADULT EDUCATION

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*       GRADUATE EDUCATION

*       CERTIFICATION

*       MEDIA

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*       EXPERTISE

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EXPERIENCE:

CURRENT & RECENT PROJECTS

·ENGLISH PROFESSOR, CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, AND WRITING: PLAN Idiomas Direcionados,  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Wrote over 29 lessons and taught special customized Advanced Oil and Gas English Course for Clients of PLAN.  Taught other clients in standard intermediate and advanced English classes commencing August 2008.

·RESEARCH PROJECT ON FEASABILITY OF COMPRESSED GAS VEHICLE CONVERSIONS BUSINESS .  Performed feasibility study for MH Auto Repair and Mocelin Auto Sales, Ricardo Achcar, Ricardo@achcar.com and Jean N. Ramos jeanmocelin@yahoo.com, 833 S Deerfield Ave Bay 11, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441.  Performed research and wrote report for company for new markets for their garage and auto dealership.  May-June, 2008.

·ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS: Keiser University, 1500 NW. 49th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.  Tel: (954) 776-4456 Adjunct Professor of Physics and Math.  January 2005 to April 2008.  Part time teaching of Introductory Physics and Basic Math to College Students.  I used the Internet extensively for classes, and used MS net meeting, MS Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and Skype, for online voice and video contact with my English students in Brazil and family.  I developed many class notes and PowerPoint Presentations for my Physics Classes and converted them to pdf and html files for use on the Internet.  Supervisor, Dean Tomas Ernter tertner@keiseruniversity.edu   or Prof. Alberto Padilla, tel:  954 776 4456,  Email: apadilla@keiseruniversity.edu Student enrollment has dropped for the summer and my present classes end April 25, 2008  Salary per hour $37.

·ACCOUNT MANAGER/EDITOR/ENERGY SPECIALIST: Greatexpo.org, miami Beach, FL:  October 2007-February 2008.  Worked part time for renewable energy conference and trade show to be held in Washington DC in September 2009.  Job consisted of helping CEO with business planning, writing/editing emails, sales letters, many of the documents for the website, tending to energy related matters, etc.  Web site: www.greatexpo.org

·ENGLISH PROFESSOR AND TRANSLATOR:  Self employed January 2002-September 2007.  Vila Velha and Vitoria, ES, Brazil. Professor of English and Writer/Editor/Translator (Portuguese to English), taught beginners, advanced, private and group classes in English, Interaction, 3 day Immersions, TOEFL, and Michigan Test Preparation.  Started private school of primarily Brazilian adult professionals who studied English with me in Brazil, with levels ranging from beginners to very advanced.  I set up the testing and placement of students, selected and sometimes wrote part of the materials, since some of the materials were suited for the students’ specialties (environment, computers, etc.)  Starting with an income of about R$50/month in January 2002, my wife and I increased the income to over R$ 5,000 per month by November of 2006.  Also taught for several private schools in the area, including: IBEUV - Vila Velha, Rua Sete de Setembro 135 - Centro - CEP: 29.100-300 - Vila Velha – ES Vila Velha www.ibeuv.com.br (27) 3229-1344, Supervisor Regina Barbosa; IDIOMAS ESCOLA DA LINGUAS, R. Madeira de Freitas 90, Praia do Canto, Vitoria, ES. 29055-320, Supervisor, Denise, (55) 27 3227 0755, idiomas.es@terra.com.br and IBEUV, Av. Rio Branco, 512, Sta. Lúcia, Vitória Supervisor: Fatima Ayres, Tel: Brazil (55) 27 3224 2388, Email: ibeuvp@ebr.com.br  

·ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, MIAMI DADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 11380 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33167-3495 (North Campus): “Computers and Office Technology”, and “Design Tech” Departments.  August 1999 to Nov 2001, teaching respectively Web Design, Access Database, A+ Certification Exam Review, Micro Computer Service & Maintenance I, II, and III (PC REPAIR), and A+ Network Exam Prep, August 1999 to Nov 2001, evenings and Saturdays.  Developed web site with online materials, lectures, exercises, and exams for all classes.  Supervisors: Rafael Alpizar (Design Tech) and Dr. George Gabb (Computers and Office Tech Department, tel: 305 237 1234 ggabb@mdc.edu)

·ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, JOHNSON AND WALES UNIVERSITY, N. MIAMI, FL Teaching MS Office and Introduction to Computers, in modern PC Lab. January 2000 to Nov 2001.  Supervisor: Dr. Joan Di Benedetto-Leoni, 1701 NE 127th St, N. Miami, 33181, Tel: 305-892-7000
·Principal, Writersforhire, Inc.  Starting and Co-Managing, Internet Company Involved in finding writers for other internet companies. Also doing Freelance Writing, Web Site Hosting and Web Site Development, 1998 to 2001. 

·RAYS CONSULTANTS (FKA Rays Energy Consultants) Springfield, IL and Broward County Florida, 1978 to 2001 Started consulting firm in Springfield IL., relocated to Pompano Beach, FL, July 1988.  Closed company in 2001 when I moved to Brazil.  Began in Solar Energy and Energy Saving Design, and Training, then got involved in Computers when energy prices fell, and finished working on Internet Related Matters.  Clients included State of Illinois, Prudential Realty, U. Miami, many others.  Over 20 years teaching group and private classes in Energy and Computers.  Subcontracted to State of Illinois, EBIT Computers (Pompano Beach), Software Cellar and Computer Class of Florida (Ft. Lauderdale, FL).  Billing Rate: $50-$75/hr

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

·DIRECTOR OF WEB OPERATIONS, Digital Media Worldwide, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Feb. 1999 - October 1999.  http://www.dmwnet.com/, Director of Internet Operations for web site creation, hosting, E-Commerce, and sales company started February 1999.  Helped owners start and run Internet/Client side of Company.  Interfaced with Owners, Customers, Web Authors, Administrators, and NT Engineers.  Found and recommended Internet Contracting Companies, set up Hosting Plan and Sample webs and web site templates, created web sites, web authoring and other company procedures.  Set up extensive Help and FAQ sections on Corporate Web, helped Company owners set up E-Commerce, Real Audio, and other technical matters.  Also supported customers, sold add-ons, set up Local Area Network with computerized account tracking using ACT Database and Form Letters to administer sales, customers, web site progress, and their passwords, print notifications and other form letters, etc.  Set up search engine registrations, performed and managed other internet related functions, trained apprentices in web site creation, and supervised freelance and in house web site authors.  Resigned to teach at Miami Dade, and Johnson and Wales University, salary with commissions approximately $800/week.

·ENERGY-TECH INSTRUCTORLincoln College, Lincoln Illinois, 1978-1981.  Taught Solar Energy and Energy Conservation on campus and in a Minimum Security Prison, part time position.  Developed Materials for Lectures and Labs, built solar greenhouse, Trombe-wall, and solar water heater in prison with prisoner students.  My work was featured in "Solar Age", popular solar energy magazine at the time.  Salary $9,700/year half time.  Left because of problem involving failure to move class materials to new facilities.

·PHYSICAL SCIENCE TEACHER: Porta High School, Petersburg, IL, 1978­-80.  Taught Physical Science, Algebra and Chemistry.  Salary: $16,000/year.  This was a Temporary 2 year position undertaken to allow Energy Consulting business time to develop.  It was my last full time teaching position with children.  Great kids, and great fun, but only had a 2 year provisional teaching certificate in Illinois.

·PHYSICS TEACHER: Ridge H.S., Basking Ridge, N.J., Sept. 1977-Jan. 1978.  Taught regular and Project Physics as replacement for teacher on 6 months maternity leave, salary $20,000/year.  Position terminated when teacher decided to return after birth of her child.  Went to New Mexico for 5 months after this position to study Energy Conservation and Solar Energy.

·SCIENCE TEACHER: Riverdale Country School, Bronx, N.Y., Sept. 1975-June 1977.  Taught 9th grade physical science (IPS), Physics (11th­12th), Honors Physics, Science and Society, and Physics Seminar at Independent School, $12,000/year.  Left for public sector and higher wages.

·FOUNDER, DIRECTOR: The Ark (Alternative Jr. /Sr. High School), Mt. Tremper, N.Y., June 1972-Feb. 1975.  Completely organized, started and ran independent, experimental school near Woodstock, N.Y. Supervised staff of 3 full-time and 12 part-time teachers.  We developed the curriculum and achieved certification by the local public Director of Schools.  Organized workshop programs summers 1973 and 1974.  Reorganized and ran The Transformation Foundation, non-profit corporation acting as umbrella for school, salary $300/month.  I at least partially accomplished one of my dreams with The Ark; I developed a true learning community for the students where they had a large voice in their education.  Many students were re-motivated for school and learning there.  Some of them were failing in the public schools, and then returned to great success.

·EDITOR, WRITER: High School Science Sections, Project PLAN, Westinghouse Learning Corp., New York, N.Y., Aug. to Dec. 1972.  Revised sections of individualized programmed instruction packets for high school general science and physics courses.  $1400/month, temporary position while planning The Ark.

·CHAIRMAN SCIENCE DEPARTMENT: Elizabeth Irwin H.S., New York, N.Y., 1971­-72.  Reorganized H.S. Science Curriculum.  Integrated middle school and high school science curriculum.  Introduced new science courses and student curriculum survey.  Supervised two staff members; taught 9th grade integrated science course, "Science and Society" (10th-­12th) for which I received 2 summer grants from the National Science Foundation to help create, and physics (12th).  Enrollment in elective science courses increased by 50% during my tenure, salary $10,000/year.

·SCIENCE TEACHER: Middle and Upper School, St. Ann's Episcopal School, Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. 1969—71 (Experimental school for gifted children with IQ over 135).  Expanded and taught lab courses for general science, physics and biology courses (4th­10th), expanded and taught physics-general science (5th­6th), salary $7000-$8000/year.  Left for higher paying position with more responsibility.  This is where and when I really learned how to teach.  There were many brilliant people here, students, staff, and teachers, and I profited greatly from my experience with them.  I hated to leave this place!

·DIRECTOR OF GROUP ACTIVITIES, MASTER OF CEREMONIES, MUSICIAN: The Group Image, New York, N.Y. 1967-­68.  Became involved with this group while arranging to go to Europe.  Coordinated activities of rock bands and light shows, acted as "floor man" for dances, directed audience participation, played harmonica with band in Multi-media rock concert-dances.  Wages varied from $100/hour to nothing.  Left to start own band, and then traveled throughout Europe 5 months.  This was one of my best times psychologically and spiritually.  I studied Yoga, and with my fellow "Hippies" in the Group Image, I was able to develop my first real concept of "self worth" and self-motivation and direction.

·MOLECULAR DEVICE ENGINEER: Norden Div. United Aircraft Corp., Norwalk, CT, 1966­-67.  Research and Development in microelectronics, wrote and edited spec manuals for technicians, salary $10,000/year.  Company got new contract and wanted me to work overtime, since I was commuting from NYC this was impossible, also planned to travel to Europe.

·DEMONSTRATOR IN PHYSICS: The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, S. Australia, 1964-65.  Taught first year university physics, while initiating research program on protonic conduction in organic substances in PH.D program.  Salary 1,300 Australian Pounds/year.  I was not motivated by my research or my research advisor here, and decided I really did not want to study on my Ph.D. here anymore, resigned to return to U.S.  This was a very important experience for me, especially living in Australia.  It taught me how important culture is in your life, and how to adapt to a new one.  Even though Australia is an English speaking country, many of the words are pronounced differently and the vocabulary, the sense of humor, the sports, the politics, the geography, and many other things are different.

·ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS: Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, 1963-­64.  Taught undergraduate courses in Physical Science, Nuclear, Modern and General Physics, salary $7000.  Urged by Univ. to get PH.D, so left for position in Australia teaching and working on Ph.D.

·SPACE PHYSICIST: Lockheed Aircraft, CALAC, Spacecraft Div., Burbank, CA, 1962­-63.  Engineering research and proposal writing on effects of extraterrestrial radiation and meteoroids on manned spacecraft.  Salary started at $7200 ended at $8400/yr. Left for college teaching position because of poor work environment (5 months after I left Co. Division was eliminated).  Los Angeles was my first experience out of my sheltered bubble of the WASP life.  I grew up in a small Midwestern town in a very middle class setting, and until I got out of school and the University Environment did not realize that the "Work Ethic" was not a universal law of nature, and that not everyone practiced it.  This was a very difficult thing for me to come to grips with at the time, since I had dedicated myself to very conscientious study in Graduate School, with the belief that when I got out I would immediately get to use all this knowledge I had sacrificed so much of my time and pleasure for.  Lockheed CALAC was on a "Cost plus Fixed Fee" contract and so efficiency and knowledge were sometimes at cross-purposes with their goals.  

·GRADUATE ASSISTANT IN PHYSICS: Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1960­-62.  Two-year position while working on MS degree.  Set up and taught labs and problem sessions for first year physics courses.  $2000/yr./12 hour week.  I really started to learn Physics when I had to teach it to others.  Teaching physics and my desire to be able to do it successfully forced me to learn to be a good communicator.

CREDENTIALS

EDUCATION:

ADULT EDUCATION:

LOTUS 1񩻫, Lincoln Land Community College Spring 1987, 3 hrs-A. MICROCOMPUTERS AND PROGRAMMING IN BASIC,

Adult Education courses, Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL, and Lincoln College, Lincoln, IL, 1983.

MUSIC THEORY AND CHROMATIC HARMONICA: Turtle Bay Music School, New York, N.Y. 1967-72.

NUMEROUS TRAINING CONFERENCES AND SESSIONS BY MICROSOFT AND OTHER PC/SOFTWARE COMPANIES, 1987 TO PRESENT.

GRADUATE EDUCATION:

SCIENCE EDUCATION, Teacher's College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 197576 (9 Graduate sem. hours of A).

INTERRELATIONSHIPS OF SCIENCE AND SOCIETY: National Science Foundation Sponsored Summer Institute and Curriculum Development Program, Knox College, Galesburg, IL. Summers 1971 and 1972 (8 sem. Hours, Science Education).

GRADUATE RESEARCH IN SOLID STATE PHYSICS: University of Adelaide, Adelaide, S. Australia, 1964-65.

MS PHYSICS (Research Thesis in Solid State Physics), Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1963.

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:

BS PHYSICS (Minors in Math & Chem.), Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, 1960.

HONORS: SENIOR COMMON ROOM, St. Mark's College, Adelaide, S. Australia; SIGMA PI SIGMA (Honorary Physics-Chapter President-Graduate School); KAPPA MU EPSILON (Honorary Math-Undergraduate School); THE SOCIETY OF THE SIGMA XI (Honorary Scientific Research); ILLINOIS LEGISLATIVE SCHOLARSHIP; BAUSCH AND LOMB SCIENCE AWARD (High School)

CERTIFICATION:

TEACHER CERTIFICATION: NY Permanent Physics, Math, General Science; NJ Regular Physical Science, Math

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION: A+ Certification in PC's and Software, November 22, 1999 (Computing Technology Industry Association).

MEDIA:

"The Hall Effect in Cadmium Zinc Alloys" Research Thesis, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1963

"Bibliography of the Open Literature on Lasers", Lockheed Report - LR 16965 (with E. V. Ashburn), 1964.

"Bibliography of the Open Literature on Lasers II", Journal of the Optical Society, 54, I, pp. 13542, 1965 (with E. V. Ashburn and B. A. Lengyl).

"Science and Society --A Step Toward Relevance in Science for High School Students", The Science Teacher, 40, II, pp. 4748, Feb. 1973.

"The Ark, A Learning Matrix", descriptive literature, press releases, articles for the media, interviews and appearance on radio and cablevision shows in the Ulster County area of New York, 1972-75.

"Vibratory Motion", Jr. Model for Teaching, Croft NEI Publications, Oct. 1975.

"Energy Units", Southwest Bulletin, New Mexico Solar Energy Association, p. 2, May 1978.

"The Professional Energy Analyst", a series of Software Programs for Energy Conservation, including a 300 page manual, 1983-87 Published by Rays Energy Consultants, Pompano Beach, IL.

"How to Establish the Correct Degree Day Base for Energy Monitoring", Energy User News, p. 26, March 1985.

"Understanding Energy Costs", Illinois Home Builder, p.17, vol xii, No 3, March 1988

"Getting the Energy You Pay For", Illinois Home Builder, p.15, vol xii, No 5, May/June 1988

"Finding the Lowest Cost Energy", Illinois Home Builder, p.223, vol xii, No 6, July/August 1988

"Energy Usage, Cost & Records", Rays Energy Consultants, Pompano Beach FL, 1989.

Bi-Monthly Newsletter, 1983-1993, Prepared 2 page newsletter with articles on computers and software of current interest to clients.

COURSES/PRESENTATIONS:

COLLEGE & ADULT/HIGH SCHOOL/UPPER ELEMENTARY - English (ESL), Business English, Writing in English, Microsoft Front Page, Web Design, PC Repair, Windows 9X/2000, Windows 3.1 & DOS, Introduction to the Internet, E-Mail for your Business, Introduction to Computers, Building and Updating Your Own Computer, Microsoft Office: Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Front Page, Microsoft Works, ACT! Contact Management, PageMaker, Quicken, QuickBooks, Using Lap link to Update, Control and Manage Your Computer Remotely, Energy Accounting, Energy Auditing, Solar Energy, Understanding Energy Billing, Heat Loss, Controlling Energy Cost, Science and Society, Physics, Physical Science, Advanced Placement Physics, Science and Society, Chemistry, Music Theory, Advanced Math, Calculus, Algebra, Biology, Earth Science...

EXPERTISE:

The Internet and Business, IBM Compatible Personal Computer Software and Hardware, including Windows 9x/2000, MS Front Page, MS Office, Act, Quicken, QuickBooks, etc. Energy Usage and Energy Conservation Consulting, Solar Energy and Heating Design. Personal Computer Setup, Operation, Programming, and Training. Educational Consulting, Supervision, Curriculum Development, Staff Selection, Organizing, Teaching, Writing, Public Speaking, Problem Solving.

INTERESTS:

Hiking, Swimming, Rollerblading, Music, Media, Writing, Education, Computers, Travel, Photography, Energy, Metaphysics. I am willing to travel and work short or long periods in various locations. I am highly skilled in working with people of all levels of intelligence, from genius to intellectually challenged, and am at home with many different cultures, countries and ethnic groups, can adapt easily and rapidly to new ones.  I am currently living in Brazil , but can travel for short periods or relocate.  I am a clear thinker and a good communicator. I am currently teaching English in Brazil and doing odd writing or internet jobs making $25 to $75 per hour.  I have been in Brazil since November 2001, but would relocate to the US or other countries for the right opportunity for short or extended periods.  I speak English, and some Portuguese, and French.