Brooklyn College (Psychology)
Brooklyn College (Master's)
Texas A &M University (PhD)
I am a wordsmith who loves the way language expresses our deepest needs and wants- both in the ivy green halls of academia as well as in the day-to-day writings that center around texting and emailing. Many times, one's written word arrives at the professor, boss, teacher, administrator, etc. desk way before you physically pass through the transom of their doorways. Thus that first impression, in many circumstances, can also become your last impression.
Language is like alchemy, but in this case, it is turning base words into the gilded prose that makes people of all stripes sit up and take notice.
I like to say that I have a silver tongue and a gilded pen. In addition, I have a Ph.D. in School/Educational Psychology, and I am thus aware of the underlying emotional factors that may be impeding and impacting your speaking style and written work. Finally writing, like creativity, is in each one of us, so lifting the "weight" that is pressing you down is the key to this enterprise (and will stay with you long after our tutorial sessions end).
History is literally, his/story (or the story of mankind/humankind). Thus when I hear that history is desiccated and dry, that seems to me to be an oxymoron. Humankind's earliest modality of learning and remembering was around the fire exchanging stories- the past version of a raconteur. I am a walking compendium in American History, government, and politics, and a raconteur that can make the above troika come alive in the present and propel you into the future.
I believe in facing that which you fear the most (but not alone). What seems overwhelming on an individualistic level becomes manageable and even enjoyable when an experienced and educated person has your back. I also like to instill passions and techniques that are idiosyncratic to the student that have a resonance that lasts far beyond the initial reason(s) for seeking my services. I am a wordsmith who loves the way language expresses our deepest needs and wants- both in the ivy green halls of academia as well as in the day-to-day writings that center around texting and emailing. Many times, one's written word arrives at the professor, boss, teacher, administrator, etc. desk way before you physically pass through the transom
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I was a school psychologist for grades k-12 for 12 years and in private practice, I have assessed ADD/ADHD as well as working with prescribing pediatricians and child/adolescent psychiatrists.
As a school psychologist for grades K-12, I conducted dozens of psycho-educational assessments and conducted numerous concomitant IEP( individual educational plan) meetings. I have worked with special needs students in practically all the special education categories delineated by the IDEA act.
In my present private practice, I have many special needs students that I counsel and report back to their respective schools. In addition, as an outside specialist, I have represented many parents at contentious IEP meetings.