Founded in 2001, Advance Consulting for Education, Inc (ACE) provides comprehensive, practical, knowledge-based solutions for education institutions, professional associations, non-profit organizations and for-profit education businesses. Our services include: research and policy development; program review and accreditation; educational technology evaluation; curriculum, assessment and resource design; professional development; and English language teacher training.

ACE founder and owner Dr. Dianne Tyers’ experience and expertise includes twenty-six years in the education sector in multiple countries (Canada, U.S.A., Australia, Japan, South Korea, China, United Arab Emirates). She has held teaching, institutional management, regional management, training, program development, and program evaluation positions with public and private sector educational organizations.  Dianne completed her PhD at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto with a thesis entitled The Experiences of Women Entrepreneurs in the English Language Education Sector: Understanding Cross-Cultural and Cross-Linguistic Implications Through a Multiple Narrative Case Study.  Dianne also has an MBA from the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada and a Master’s of Applied Linguistics from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. You can download a full CV for Dianne here.

Dianne is supported by an experienced team of researchers, developers, trainers and administrative staff located across Canada.

ACE also supports non-profit community-based projects designed to build English language education capacity and English language capacity in developing countries around the world. We offer our expertise to small, community-based projects initiated by graduates of ACE English language teacher training courses. Our past projects include: English for Tourism in Bolivia, English for Teaching in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru; and English Teacher Training in Rwanda.

ACE is a proud member of the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses.

Dr. Dianne Tyers is a member of Lead5050 for women in international education, the Business Excellence Institute supporting integrity and quality in business, The Academy of Management and The Academy of International Business.

Dr. Dianne Tyers is a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Excellence in Smart Learning.