FOR THE COLLEGE BOUND ... 2005 !
You may call 301.891.7259, or stop by the Takoma Park Maryland Library to pre- register for these scheduled programs, which are free and open to the public. All will be held in the Library except Judith Bass on October 27, which will be held in the Lilac Room of the new community center, adjacent to the Library.
Thursday, September 29, 7:30 PM: "Going to College: Overview"
Dr. Lori Potts-Dupre will help you get started on the selection process. Which schools might provide the right fit - academically, financially and personally- for you? Topics include sorting out your personal criteria and goals, the admissions process, competitiveness, where do I go from here? Dr. Potts-Dupre has a private Counseling practice in Takoma Park. She advises students and families on college options and choices. A former faculty research associate at the University of Maryland, where she taught in the honors undergraduate scholarship program, Dr. Potts-Dupre has visited and evaluated over 300 colleges nationwide.
Thursday October 6, 7:30 PM: "Financial Aid for College"
Dr. Herm Davis, author of Financial Aid for Dummies, will discuss the financial aid timetable, scholarships, loans, work-study, college savings plans, the FAFSA application and more. One of the nation's foremost college aid authorities, Dr. Davis heads the National College Scholarship Foundation, a non-profit organization providing information to students, and directs College Financial Aid Counseling and Education Services, Inc. He is a 30 year veteran in providing financial aid and scholarship information.
Thursday October 20, 7:00 PM: "How to prepare SATs/ ACTs" [note earlier time]
Ms. Ilhan Cagre returns with her talented son Yahya Mokhtarzada to demystify the dreaded SAT. They have spent the past year preparing students for the new SAT that was introduced in the Spring of 2005, and they will bring along their experiences and insights on this new format. Ms. Cagri is a linguist who has taught and designed SAT preparation classes for MC Public Schools, in private schools and as a private tutor. Parents and students have found her insights, as well as those of her son Yahya, practical and helpful.
Thursday October 27, 7:30 PM: "Is there a College for My Child?"
Judith Bass will educate families in the types of college support services available for students with learning disabilities and AD/HD and how to determine which is best for your adolescent. Attendees will also learn about documentation needed for college level services, accommodations to expect at the college level, standardized testing options and self-advocacy skills. Ms. Bass has more than 27 years experience as an educator, tutor, admissions counselor, and college consultant. She has extensive experience working with students with AD/HD and learning disabilities in a variety of settings.
Presented by the Takoma Park Maryland Library
101 Philadelphia Avenue
with the support of the Friends of the Library