Richard Foland

System Administrator
Reply rate:
Hourly ($/hour)
31 years old
Belgorod, Belgorod Oblast, Russian Federation
3 years
Richard C. Foland Budеnnoгo St., House 17G, Apt. 78 Belgorod, Russia 308031-EDUCATIONUniversity of Wyoming Master of Arts in Philosophy, 2014 GPA 3.89/4 University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Philosophy, 2011 GPA 3.45/4.0 University of Toronto TEFL certificate (120 hour), May 2017 Specializations in Teaching English for Young Learners & Learner-Centered Classrooms COMPUTER SKILLS Experience maintaining: Linux: Gentoo, Arch, Ubuntu/Mint/Debian, Windows: 7, Vista, and XP. Experience developing and debugging with: C#, VBA, and less formal experience with C++. Run a home server on Gentoo Linux. It hosts an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) server, an Apache (web) server (LAMP), and delivers shared drives via NFS (Network File System). Created HTML5 page to deliver home media using Python and JavaScript in the background. 10 years of experience installing and maintaining Linux systems, including the use of the command line (specifically BASH) to troubleshoot problems, resolving dependency issues for programs, manually compiling programs, reformatting and manually partitioning hard drives using fdisk, replacing malfunctioning hardware, and manually editing configuration files via a text editor. 12 years of experience troubleshooting and fixing computer issues, including: building computers out of parts, virus detection and elimination, operating system reinstalls, installation of new programs, and configuration of commonly used programs. Experience with: setting up OpenSSH (secure shell) with keys, SQL with Access databases and MySQL, the Libre Office Suite, WINE (WINE Is Not an Emulator), and other open source programs. Virtualization software: VirtualBox, passing experience with KVM Miscellaneous: iptables, CRON, routers/switches, shell scripting EXPERIENCE InterLingua School of Foreign Languages, Belgorod, Russia English Teacher, September 2017 – Current Teach English to classes and individuals ranging from pre-intermediate to advanced levels, and from ages eight to adult Utilize the communicative method and books from Cambridge University Press in order to teach grammar and improve students’ overall ability with the language Create lesson plans tailored to the individual or class Issue and grade tests and writing assignments Participate and contribute to school events Contribute teacher development lessons to the school New York State Park Police, Jamesville, NY Communications Unit, April 2016 – September 2017 Lead technical role for the agency in our fleet Internet pilot project Developed a new Computer Aided Dispatch program (CAD) for the Central region in C# Maintained the current CAD program by fixing bugs and implementing new features in VBA Assisted Mid-State district personnel with the CAD, helper programs, and computer issues Point of contact for all cell phone troubleshooting and requests and Managed purchasing and payment for the communications unit Tracked and audited expenses from several state and federal, large-budget funding sources, totaling over four million dollars Used New York State systems to report spending and responded to audits Created budget projections for upcoming fiscal years Morrisville State College, Morrisville, NY Adjunct Instructor for Phil. 311 - Professional Ethics, Fall Semester 2014 Created and held lectures on ethical topics as well as general logic Taught students valuable critical thinking skills Helped students understand the ethical implications of their actions and how to think through difficult ethical problems that they may encounter Met with and assisted students having academic difficulties Guided students in writing essays; this included assisting non-native English speakers Pushed students to realize their true potential by allowing them to think independently and use their new abilities to guide their lives New York State Park Police, Jamesville, NY Dispatch Center, September 2014 – April 2016 All CAD duties from above were started as a dispatcher Tested for and fixed bugs in the current CAD program before and during its release Created helper programs to automate time consuming tasks in the dispatch center Wrote material for the CAD manual Fielded emergency calls in high-stress scenarios Tracked training records for Central region officers and dispatchers University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY Teaching Assistant,- Held weekly discussion sections to help students understand difficult material Created exams and lesson plans Lead commenter on a Philosophy of Science paper at Pacific APA 2014 Graded tests and papers Held office hours and met with students who needed extra help or wanted to improve their critical thinking abilities New York State Park Police, Jamesville, NY Public Safety Ranger, summers of 2010 - 2014 Enforced park rules and regulations Assisted patrons with finding locations throughout park trails, and locations of various park activities Handled high-stress patron disputes Made regular foot, bike, and vehicle patrols throughout the park to ensure patron safety Assisted Park Police officers when necessary Coordinated with police and other rangers during large park events ADDITIONAL My Russian is around a B1 level. I attended a ranger school and took yearly refresher courses which included the following: security guard training and certification, first aid and CPR, an abbreviated Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC), gang awareness training, deescalation of hostile situations training, park rule familiarization, Emergency/Disaster preparedness training, and safety training.
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