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Dr Evan S.

Ballston Spa, NY

$50/hour

Professor and scholar with multiple competencies.

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Fordham University
Psychology
CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D Program
PhD
NY State Writers' Institute Scholar
Other

Education

Fordham University (Psychology)

CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D Program (PhD)

NY State Writers' Institute Scholar (Other)

About Dr Evan

Students feel very comfortable working with me, and I can all but guarantee that if you choose to, doing so will be a fun and strengthening experience for you--a real confidence-builder. The bottom line is that however much you're struggling with a subject or skill, and however much this is stressing you out, my experience is that the people I work with master their subject area or conquer their demons by the time our time together is complete. Let me tell you a little bit about my background and training.

By way of academic training, I am a social-personality psychologist with a number of competencies. If you're an undergraduate, you would know the name of my late mentor, Stanley Milgram--famed psychologist of the "electric shock experiment." I received my PhD from The CUNY Graduate School, my BA, Magna Cum Laude, from Fordham University. This past Summer, I trained in non-fiction writing at the NY State Writers' Institute.

My specialties within social and personality psychology are in persuasive communication, attitude change, experimental design, survey research, focus group research, and statistics. In addition to these areas, I can certainly help you with any of the basics.

Before beginning my teaching career at The United Nations and John Jay College, I received the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Research Award, C-SPAN's Faculty Development Award, The Stanley Milgram Research Award, and, once I began teaching, at John Jay I received an award for mentoring students and furthering their careers.

In addition to being a psychologist, I'm a writer with training from the acclaimed and aforementioned NY State Writers' Institute. And in addition to teaching and writing, I work as a pollster, conducting survey and focus-group research nationwide, mostly for political clients. While working as a pollster in Washington, DC, my mentor was pollster Celinda Lake, in case your a fan of politics.

As a consequence of my polling work, which involves creating persuasive messages, I've worked as a contractor for various components of our national security apparatus, including DoD, The State Department, The CIA, and interagency groups. If you poke around on the web, you can easily find me, along with my company website.

Because I have done a lot of public speaking, from venues ranging from small classes to briefing military generals to conducting presentations that have gone out worldwide over the web, I'm well-suited to coaching anyone--grade school on up--who needs help in this area--particularly those with speech anxiety. My speaking experience plus my training in the psychology of anxiety and desensitization make me well-prepared to help you get comfortable and then master public speaking. For those in the business realm, my speech coaching would include creating winning PowerPoint presentations.

Finally, I relax by playing hoops, have a nice outside jumper, and enjoy teaching basketball fundamentals to K-9 players.

I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Warmly,
Dr. Evan PhD
Students feel very comfortable working with me, and I can all but guarantee that if you choose to, doing so will be a fun and strengthening experience for you--a real confidence-builder. The bottom line is that however much you're struggling with a subject or skill, and however much this is stressing you out, my experience is that the people I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
SPSS
Science:
Psychology
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
GED, SAT Reading
Computer:
General Computer,
Macintosh,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, SPSS
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Basketball

I play pickup games at the Y. I'm not even in the excellent-player category. However, I have one terrific qualification going for me: coaching, especially one-on-one. The basketball players I coach improve dramatically. My style is gentle and encouraging, with a keen sense of how to develop skills.

College Counseling

I am have extensive experience counseling students to further their education and I have a passion for doing so. My track record is quite good, having won an award for preparing students for higher education, while a professor at John Jay College. My track record is also quite good when it comes to results, with students I guided generally gaining admission to their first- or second-choice school choice when appropriately selected.

Coupled with my knowledge of admissions processes garnered from working with students and by serving on admissions committees, my psychology background, along with general counseling experience, makes for a powerful resource set for the student seeking to take the next step. I'm also known for writing effective letters of recommendation.

Finally, I'm told that I'm highly approachable and comfortable to work with. This makes for a painless and pleasurable experience for the student, during what for some is anxiety-ridden time. I take pride in my students and helping them succeed is one of my great joys.

General Computer

I have over 15 years' IT experience, and was Director of Publications and Training at the CUNY Graduate Center's IT facility. I'm the "go-to" guy if you have PC or Mac issues. I love to help.

Macintosh

I have been using and teaching Macintosh (and teaching Macintosh teachers) since I bought the first model in 1983. I am in the process of becoming a certified Apple tech in the field. Truly, few problems require me to consult written or social support. In fact, I've applied to Apple for a support position, pending the outcome of my certification.

Public Speaking

I have given close to 100 presentations to groups ranging from 10 to 300 at conferences. I have briefed high-level officials in our national security apparatus. Most important, I am experienced in desensitizing people to our number-one phobia: public speaking. I am a psychologist with paid experience doing so.

Writing

A scholar of the NY State Writers' Institute (nonfiction), and published web author, Dr S. is fluent in a variety of writing styles. These include technical writing, PR writing, web and blog writing, persuasive essays, personal essays, reports, presentations, and academic-journal writing. He considers writing to be one his key skills across domains within his career.

Fordham University
Psychology
CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D Program
PhD
NY State Writers' Institute Scholar
Other

Education

Fordham University (Psychology)

CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D Program (PhD)

NY State Writers' Institute Scholar (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dr Evan will travel within 35 miles of Ballston Spa, NY 12020.