I am a two time graduate of California State University, Hayward, earning a Bachelor’s of Arts in Liberal Studies - Music Option, a Master’s of Science in Educational Psychology – Marriage, Family and Children Counseling Option. My Master’s Thesis consists of a video compilation and review/assessment of several African-American, Asian-American, Latino and Pacific Islander teen community programs, throughout California; which addresses at-risk teen behaviors as well as community solutions to address gang violence issues and educational deficiencies in the system. I my earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Kingsfield University and The Union Institute. Additionally I am graduate of the Community Development Institute and Packard Foundation sponsored Professional Development Consultants for Communities of Color (PDC) Training Program 2001. An institute designed to offer grass root services, in the area of capacity building and educational resources, to address sociological, psychological, educational and health issues in communities of color. I conduct, training workshops, present seminars, coaching sessions and I am lecturer on topics of Stress Reduction, Conflict Resolution, Team Building, Learning Styles, Self-Esteem Building, Goal Setting, Time Management, Life Strategies For Success, Behavior Guidance, Youth Development Issues, Program Development and Family Issues.
In addition to my above work, I am an adjunct faculty member for Hartnell College in Salinas, California. I also am an Endorsed Trainer for the Department of Education sponsored program, CALSAC. My tutorial strategies are customized to meet the specific needs of the individuals I serve. First I identify the strengths, academic needs, and personal goals of the individual and implement a tutorial approach based on the data received.
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