• Houston TX

Olivia Vanover

Education

Education

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
  • Minor in Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Dean's List (6 semesters)

Portfolio

Work History

Work History

Corporate Car Wash Company Owner and Manager

Jan 2013 - Feb 2015
EcoShine Car Wash LLC

As the president of EcoShine Car Wash, I created and was responsible for every aspect of the business.  I started this company from scratch and built it to become the car wash company for multiple oil and gas, exploration, and other industry companies in Houston within a short period of time.  I sold my unique car wash system to very reluctant and skeptic business owners, building owners,  and property managers.  My company's extreme detail and professionalism was praised on a  daily basis.   As the owner of a fast moving, rapidly growing company,  I learned skills I didn't know I was capable of acquiring .  I created jobs, lead and delegated work among my personnel, created all the marketing material, created and maintained  the website, created a system for daily and weekly operations, organized operations, managed all the administration of the business, visited clients and sold my  business services, solved new and unique problems on a daily basis, and much more.   I challenged myself everyday to improve our operations, our numbers, and our services.

Homeschool Teacher

Aug 2008 - Aug 2012

Determined to give a unique education to my children, I embarqued on homeschooling them in 2008.  The challenges of homeschooling two kids with different personalities and in two different grade levels were unknown to me at the time I started.  I overcame every challenge by extensibly working day and night on the creation of lessons that adapted to each one of them and their learning styles.  Through my research on every aspect of homeschooling, subject-specific topics, different learning styles and teaching designs, I was able to create interactive lesson plans that gave them in-depth learning. To overcome one of my child's challenges,   I became specialized in teaching reading techniques to dyslexic children and children with auditory processing.  I teamed with several other homeschool families and coordinated a learning group and a reading club.  I created extremely unique and specialized curriculum for several other homeschooling children.  The lessons I created used hands-on material, technology, and reading material, and they focused on the learning strengths of each child.  I encouraged and educated families new to homeschooling and volunteered to help them on their new venture. 

Real Estate Investor

Jan 2000 - Jul 2012

Bought investment properties in a highly-sought after neighborhood in Houston .  Fixed the properties, rented them and sold them for a profit.  I did extensive research on real estate investment, property fixing and property flipping. I interviewed and hired arquitects, contractors, and subcontractors.  I  researched and read on diy projects and completed multiple projects on my own in several houses.  For instance, I installed the sprinkler systems, painted the interiors of the houses, did the landscaping, stonescaping, tile placing, and so on.   

Montessori Teacher

2006 - 2009
School of the Woods

Houston, TX Spanish Montessori Teacher~ Developed and taught core Spanish-as-a-Second-Language Montessori curriculum to Middle and High School students. Prepared students for advance placement tests. Collaborated with other faculty members in creating a Montessori-across-subjects-curriculum. Worked with other faculty members on joint-class activities that included student community service programs, student college preparation programs, and guest speaker programs.

Translation Freelance~

2003 - 2006
Translation freelance~ Provided written-based translation of business documents, e-mails, letters, and advertisement for Lynco Flange and Fittings Inc.

Teacher Aide/office Assistant

1996 - 1998
University of St. Thomas

Teacher Aide/Office Assistant ~ ran office errands, organized files, graded exams, and helped organize class material for Spanish professor. 

3rd Grade Teacher

1994 - 1996
Instituto Oxford de Morelos

Taught core English as a Second Language to multiple classes of 3rd graders. Collaborated with faculty members on joint-class-activities that included programs and plays.

English as a Second Language Teacher

1992 - 1995
American English School

Taught an intensive English class to adults using various forms of instruction.  Actively engaged students in a  weekly five-hour-long class. Prepared students to acquire conversational and written skills in the English language in order to communicate with  English-speaking clients at their work place.

Private English as a Second Language Teacher

1992 - 1995
American English School

Taught English as a Second Language to students who struggled with the subject.   Achieved great success and recognition as a tutor in the private school sector.  One of my students went on to study a career in translation and languages and another one a career in English Literature.

Skills

Skills

Detailed-oriented Business 

    1. Detail-oriented Business Executive with a pragmatic management style and an entrepreneurial spirit. Seasoned in the art of marketing and advertising management with the ability to coordinate multiple complex projects with professional results. Exceptional abilities in establishing business alliances and creating and spearheading effective and profitable cooperative programs. Master at allocating scarce resources to attain maximum ROI. A strong leader with ability to hire and train quality individuals; motivate teams to surpass profit goals and objectives. Highly effective at contract negotiations and generating winning solutions with partners and sponsors. Imaginative and innov