TPNY at the NYPL
College Readiness 101
Free Presentations sponsored by
the New York Public Library and featuring
Bara Sapir of Test Prep New York &
Deena Maerowitz of Undergrad Admit &
Sandra Clifton of Clifton Corner
Saturday, November 12, 2011
New York Public Library, Columbus Branch
742 10th Avenue (between 50th & 51st Sts.),
2:00-4:00 pm ( additional dates below)
These leading figures in the test prep and admissions consulting fields, respectively, will be presenting on what you need to know to prepare for the college admissions process.
These FREE interactive workshops will provide information for the college-bound student and parent, with topics covered including:
> What colleges really want to see from applicants.
> Understanding the Early Decision and Early Application process.
> The importance of extra-curriculars, essays, recommendations and test scores.
> Best methods to prepare for the SAT/ACT test and when to take them.
> Proven strategies to improve your reading speed and score, quickly, easily and with minimal stress.
> Methods to retain information, stay focused and achieve peak performance during high-pressure tests.
Saturday, November 19 (Sandra Clifton and Bara Sapir)
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Throg's Neck Branch - Bronx
3025 Cross Bronx Expressway
Saturday, December 3 (Sandra Clifton and Bara Sapir)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
City Island Branch - Bronx
320 City Island Avenue
Saturday, December 17 (Deena Maerowitz and Bara Sapir)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Morris Park - Bronx
985 Morris Park Avenue
Saturday, February 4 (Deena Maerowitz and Bara Sapir)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Spuyten Duyvil - Bronx
650 West 235 Street
Bara Sapir is the Founder & Executive Director of Test Prep New York/TPNY, a full service Manhattan-based private tutoring and test preparation company. TPNY is the only educational company to combine traditional test prep and subject tutoring with personal empowerment coaching. With almost 20 years experience in the industry, she has developed learning systems that infuse learning academic material with valuable focus, retention and confidence-building techniques as well as potent methods to eliminate test anxiety. She is the creator of SAT/ACT MindFlow (www.mindflowclass.com), a 5-hour course which combines speed reading, test taking strategy and positive mindset, the Full Potential Audio program, a 5+ hour audio program used in conjunction with studying to help students achieve peak performance, and the co-author of a GMAT book being published by Nova Press, available early next year. Sapir holds Masters Degrees in Art History and Education, and certification in Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Reiki and Integrated Life Coaching. She has been featured in CosmoGirl!, Women's World, Positive Thinking, and Women's World as an expert in test preparation and peak performance.
Deena Maerowitz Deena has worked with private clients in both Manhattan, Brooklyn and Connecticut, helping them throughout the entire college admissions process. Her clients have been admitted to both Ivy League and top tier colleges throughout the United States. Prior to becoming a parent herself, Deena was the Associate Director of Admissions at Columbia University Business School. Deena graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College and received her law degree (J.D.) and Master’s Degree in Social Work (M.S.W) from the University of Connecticut. Deena is also a seasoned attorney and social worker with over 15 years of experience as an advocate for children and their families. Deena has held positions as Counsel in the U.S. Congress, where she focused on education issues, as well as in the private sector and for national public interest organizations including the Children’s Defense Fund. She has been quoted in the New York Times, Teen Vogue, and Newsweek as an expert on college admissions issues.
Deena holds Professional Membership in the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and is also a Member of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants and the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC). Deena currently splits her time between her office inBrooklyn, NY and Ridgefield, CT.
For more information about Ms. Maerowitz and UndergradAdmit, go to www.undergradadmit.com
Sandra Clifton After teaching high school English, speech, and drama for ten years, Sandra moved to New York City to join the team at Prep for Prep, a non-profit organization that prepares talented scholars for placement in independent schools. Sandra continued her role as an educator at the Professional Children’s School, Poly Prep Country Day, and Packer Collegiate Institute while becoming an ICF-accredited life coach. Sandra was then certified in Emotional Literacy by Yale University and served as a Program Coach and Master Trainer in the Catholic Schools of Brooklyn. In 2006, Sandra opened the Clifton Corner: An Academic Coaching Center, in Park Slope. This is a safe space of learning to support overwhelmed students who struggle with issues of perfection,
motivation, organization, and self-esteem through the tools of Social & Emotional Intelligence. She lives in Brooklyn. http://www.cliftoncorner.com/
Want a College Readiness 101 program at your school, organization, PTA, or Informal Parents Group, etc., contact TPNY Directly