Central Valley College Quest | 4115 N Van Ness Blvd. Fresno, CA 93704
(559) 930-9413

Our Difference

"... where local students find college knowledge"

Get to know who would be helping you/your son or daughter:

W. Laird Durley

Independent Educational Consultant
Retired College Professor

Educational Background:

B.A. English from Ripon College (WI)

B.A. double major Philosophy and Math/History of Science from St. John’s College (NM)

Certificate, Institut Catholique de Paris (FR)

M.A. Liberal Education from St. John’s College (NM)

Paralegal Certificate, (highest honors) College of San Mateo (CA)

Two years Doctoral studies in Rhetoric at UC Berkley (CA)

California Community College Teaching Credentials in:
1) Philosophy & Religion
2) Language Arts & Literature

Independent Educational Consultant Certificate, UC Irvine

IECA Summer Training Institute

Professional Career:

7 years prep-school teaching at the Dunn, Crystal Springs and Uplands, and Woodside Priory Schools in every subject but physics and chemistry
3 1/2 years private tutoring in math, French, English

23 years in Community Colleges teaching English and Philosophy, the last 20 as head of Philosophy at Reedley College (CA)

College Consulting:

I have been working these last 108 months with:
a recently retired public school college counselor of 30 years and
a recently retired independent college counselor of 20 years and
most recently, the highly regarded HECA, IECA, NACAC and WACAC

I have conducted over 255 college visits over the past nine years,
125 of them by invitation and individually over that time.
counseled over 90 individual clients
compleated the UCI Counseling Cert