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Christine D'Ercole is a public speaker and internationally competitive cyclist. Her work draws on the concept that the most powerful thing anyone can say to us is what we say to ourselves. Our life experiences, interpretation, and perceptions are defined by the words in our heads. These become the words that we say and the words that we write, which become who we are.

Cultivating the ability to catch oneself in negative self-talk and re-direct that talk into the positive is essence of Wordshops™. Her catalogue of recorded talks span topics from body-image and self-acceptance to developing the ability to speak up and take risks. "Connecting the Dots: a birds-eye view", focuses on the process of defining goals and paths, specifically geared towards college age and college bound youth. For additional information please visit, www.christinedercole.com

Jane Milrod - ADHD Coach, Teacher and Support Group Facilitator. Jane's coaching concentration includes AD/HD students from middle school through post graduate studies, as well as adults with AD/HD dealing with work and career issues. http://www.adhdcoachjane.com/coach-jane-milrod-bio/

Martha Arevalo, is a financial aid professional with more than seven years experience in administering aid for institutions ranging from large, state universities to small, private colleges. She has spent her career in financial aid working with students and families to guide them through the financial process, deciding which college to enroll in, navigating changes in family income/circumstances and with the financial aid process for transfer students.

Martha is available to help families maximize aid opportunities and to guide them through the intricacies of financing a higher education. She is enthusiastic to assist in educating families about the college financial aid process while removing the intimidation factor and helping students attain their goal of higher education. Martha Arevalo is a financial aid professional with more than seven years experience in administering aid for institutions ranging from large, state universities to small, private colleges. She has spent her career in financial aid working with students and families to guide them through the financial process, deciding which college to enroll in, navigating changes in family income/circumstances and with the financial aid process for transfer students.

Martha is available to help families maximize aid opportunities and to guide them through the intricacies of financing a higher education. She is enthusiastic to assist in educating families about the college financial aid process while removing the intimidation factor and helping students attain their goal of higher education.

She can be contacted at: martha.finaid@gmail.com

Ruth Kelley, M.Ed. is a private tutor located in Society Hill, Philadelphia. Her clients include students attending Philadelphia and Main Line private schools. Ruth grew-up on the Main Line and attended The Episcopal Academy. She earned a B.A. from Yale University where she played on the varsity squash team. Ruth earned an M.Ed. from Drexel University in Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum. She has teaching experience in the Lower Merion School District, as well as at Germantown Friends School, The Philadelphia School, and St. Peter’s School. Ruth has experience working with students on the Autism Spectrum. With a growth mindset Ruth believes that a person’s abilities and intelligence can be developed through effort, learning, and persistence. She enjoys reading physical books and writing pen-to-paper. Ruth loves sharing her passion for reading, writing, and positive thinking with her students!

She can be contacted at: ruth.r.kelley@gmail.com

Sara Nolan is a private writing tutor, educator and writer located in Brooklyn, New York. She also works with students from around the world, with a focus on writing. Sara grew up in Brooklyn, where she attended and then worked at St. Ann's School. She earned her BA in Comparative Literature and Classics from Brown University, graduating with highest honors and as a certified nerd, and her MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University.

She can be contacted at: sara@essayintensive.com

Dr. Mae believes that "your life is your own sculpture." She helps students to develop the "artist within" and to create the lives they were meant to live.