Research Consultant / Career Coach
I come to Cedar Hill Prep with 16 years of experience in research design and experimentation. After receiving a Ph.D. in Organizational/Social Psychology from Rutgers University, I served as a consultant and also a project manager for several organizations. I also taught Calculus and other math courses at St. John’s University in Queens as well as Psychology at Rutgers, New Brunswick.
I am truly passionate about inspiring students to reach for the stars, to dream the “big dreams”. My students have often heard me say, “Never give up” and “Anything is possible”. I believe in providing students with a solid foundation in scientific experimentation. It’s fascinating to watch our young scientists ask questions and learn how to systematically go about answering those questions from an experimental standpoint. My goal is to have students gain an appreciation for experimental methodology that is rooted in scientific rigor.
Along with teaching research methods and experimentation, I will also be working with CHP students who are enrolled in the “Career Journey” exploration program. Students in this program gain valuable insight into their strengths, talents and interests by completing career focused assessments and working one-on-one to create a customized portfolio of “next steps”. The goal of this program is to not only help students define their future career interests but to also provide them with tangible “what’s next” action items.
CHP Debate Championship Cedar Hill Prep School walked away with the following awards at the NJ Debate Championship: number 1 team: Agni Rajnikanth, Keyon Majidi and Matthew Clarke, number 1 school and most points at the tournament. The final debate topic that clinched the tournament championship was Facial Recognition Technology Does More Harm than Good. We are all very proud of our teams!
Understanding Standardized Testing In New Jersey Most parents are confused about standardized tests. Trying to research and understand what standardized tests are all about is daunting. Taking it can be stressful for your child because the process seems opaque or unnecessary, or you may question the validity of these tests. We don’t ever want you to feel in the dark about your child’s education, so we are hoping that this can help you understand standardized testing a little better — what it is, how it is administered, how it is used by the State, and what you can do to help ease your student’s mind about the process.