Thursday, November 10, 2011

College Readiness 101

College Readiness 101
Free Presentation sponsored by the New York Public Library
and featuring:
Bara Sapir of Test Prep New York ( &
Deena Maerowitz of  
Saturday, November 12, 2011
New York Public Library, Columbus Library
742 10th Avenue (between 50th & 51st Sts.), Manhattan
2:00-4:00 pm

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

These two 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.
This FREE interactive workshop 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.

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 (, 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.

For more information about Ms. Sapir and TPNY, go to

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

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