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Doreen N.

Fresno, CA

$60/hour

National parenting expert / writer /ADHD coach/ family therapist

In-person lessons

$60/Hour


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Queens College, CUNY, New York

Education

Queens College, CUNY, New York

About Doreen

I am a nationally syndicated parenting expert (I write the weekly column, Parenting in a Nutshell, which is syndicated to 90 newspapers as well as lecture on parenting topics) for the past 15 years. My partner (who is also my husband of 20+ years) is a licensed family psychotherapist with over 25 years experience helping families and children live their best lives possible. Together we adopted a child from Russia 17 years ago. Once in middle and high school (and despite being quite gifted academically) he started getting poor grades in class, yet excellent scores on standardized tests. We tried pleading, threatening, yelling, punishing and rewarding him, but, despite moments where it looked hopeful, he always slid back into the poor behavior. After some worrisome moments followed by intense research, he was diagnosed with ADHD. We started him in therapy and on medication. Yes, his focus was improved, but sadly, that wasn't enough. Like many kids with ADHD, he was overwhelmed when it came to taking the steps necessary to keep his head above water. In other words, he was smart - but very scattered. He desperately needed guidance to figure out the necessary steps to what we thought of as simple, everyday tasks such as turning in homework or being organized in even the simplest ways: you know, he was mystified what steps were needed to get from A to Z. He could easily tell you the configuration of a physics concept - perfectly - but could not remember to turn in the homework he just completed. Whew! We also discovered that many teachers, etc. look upon ADHD not as a serious and frustrating condition, but as an "excuse" for poor performance - and as anyone who has a child with this condition knows, it is very real! Finally, we took matters into our own hands and learned what it meant to guide and COACH our son to and watched him successfully embrace the skills needed to think things through from A to Z - to get through college, keep a job, have successful relationships, take care of himself physically while also remembering to pay the utility bill and fill the car with gas. These are the so-named "executive skills" everyone must master in order to lead a successful life. Now, we want to help your child or teen and put our training, methods and personal experience to use in his or her life - as well as yours.

In addition, I can help guide your inner writer - no matter if your objective is to improve your writing for business purposes or otherwise. Let me put my writing skills to work for you to make you into the writer of your dreams.
I am a nationally syndicated parenting expert (I write the weekly column, Parenting in a Nutshell, which is syndicated to 90 newspapers as well as lecture on parenting topics) for the past 15 years. My partner (who is also my husband of 20+ years) is a licensed family psychotherapist with over 25 years experience helping families and children live Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Fresno, CA 93711
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

English

I am a nationally syndicated writer and author with a degree in English and journalism. I have extensive experience copy editing and proofreading. I love working with children to write and read to their fullest potential and I also love editing mss., etc.

Study Skills

I am a nationally syndicated parenting expert and writer who has written extensively about parenting skills including preparing children to use the best study skills: time management, study space needs, organization, focus, steps needed.

Writing

I am a nationally syndicated columnist and author with a degree in English and journalism. I have worked with my son and his friends since kindergarten (he is a senior in high school now) on writing and have lectured in his various classrooms. I believe in telling the students that all writing is rewriting and that the purpose of writing is to state your case and make sure the reader understands it.

Queens College, CUNY, New York

Education

Queens College, CUNY, New York

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Doreen will travel within 40 miles of Fresno, CA 93711.