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Stephanie Pitts, M.Ed., ET/P- Owner

Stephanie Pitts is the owner of My Ed Therapist, an educational therapy group practice in Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes, and virtually, nationwide.

She works with students one-on-one to help parents get a full picture of what is going on with their children, reading reports, conducting assessments, and creating and attending individualized learning plans and meetings. 

Known as “The Game Whisperer,” with a collection of over 200 games she uses with her clients, Stephanie expertly weaves fun and play into her work with clients to help them have more fun learning and make better connections between kids, parents, and educators. 

Stephanie is a Los Angeles native and received her B.A. in Sociology from USC and a Master’s Degree in Education from Pepperdine University. She completed her Certificate in Educational Therapy at CSUN and has been trained as an Academic Coach. 

In her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her two dachshunds, traveling, and spending time with friends.

You can connect with Stephanie at info@myedtherapist.com

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Stephanie Pitts, M.Ed., ET/P- Owner

Stephanie Pitts is the owner of My Ed Therapist, an educational therapy group practice in Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes, and virtually, nationwide.

She works with students one-on-one to help parents get a full picture of what is going on with their children, reading reports, conducting assessments, and creating and attending individualized learning plans and meetings. 

Known as “The Game Whisperer,” with a collection of over 200 games she uses with her clients, Stephanie expertly weaves fun and play into her work with clients to help them have more fun learning and make better connections between kids, parents, and educators. 

Stephanie is a Los Angeles native and received her B.A. in Sociology from USC and a Master’s Degree in Education from Pepperdine University. She completed her Certificate in Educational Therapy at CSUN and has been trained as an Academic Coach. 

In her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her two dachshunds, traveling, and spending time with friends.

You can connect with Stephanie at info@myedtherapist.com

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Ali Guydan, M.A., ET/A

Ali is extremely motivated and passionate about helping individuals grow and reach their goals by identifying and building on each student’s unique personal strengths. While completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology at UC Berkeley, Ali began her career working with a Non Profit organization providing mentorship and support to high school students struggling with psychosocial stressors affecting their ability to succeed in school. Through this experience, Ali realized her passion to help students reach both personal and academic goals.
After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Psychology, Ali worked for a private tutoring agency providing in-home tutoring and babysitting to elementary and middle school-age students. This experience motivated Ali to further her education as she recognized that there were additional factors affecting children’s ability to reach their goals in school and desired to gain clinical experience helping clients of all ages. Ali attended the University of Southern California and completed her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and worked clinically prior to transitioning to working as a Learning Specialist focusing on psychoeducational goals.
Ali develops individualized psychoeducational goals addressing issues affecting educational functioning such as ADHD, executive functioning, study skills, math, writing, and other academic challenges. Ali assists students in developing strategies both inside and outside of the classroom. Ali takes a person-centered, strength-based, and solution-focused approach as she works collaboratively with clients to help them overcome challenges and work towards their individual goals.
During her free time, Ali enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing with her dog, shopping, and practicing yoga. As well, Ali enjoys meditation and practicing mindfulness, which she brings in her sessions to assist students in increasing insight, being present, and self-awareness.
You can connect with Ali at ali@myedtherapist.com
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Ali Guydan, M.A., ET/A

Ali is extremely motivated and passionate about helping individuals grow and reach their goals by identifying and building on each student’s unique personal strengths. While completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology at UC Berkeley, Ali began her career working with a Non Profit organization providing mentorship and support to high school students struggling with psychosocial stressors affecting their ability to succeed in school. Through this experience, Ali realized her passion to help students reach both personal and academic goals.

After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Psychology, Ali worked for a private tutoring agency providing in-home tutoring and babysitting to elementary and middle school-age students. This experience motivated Ali to further her education as she recognized that there were additional factors affecting children’s ability to reach their goals in school and desired to gain clinical experience helping clients of all ages. Ali attended the University of Southern California and completed her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and worked clinically prior to transitioning to working as a Learning Specialist focusing on psychoeducational goals.

Ali develops individualized psychoeducational goals addressing issues affecting educational functioning such as ADHD, executive functioning, study skills, math, writing, and other academic challenges. Ali assists students in developing strategies both inside and outside of the classroom. Ali takes a person-centered, strength-based, and solution-focused approach as she works collaboratively with clients to help them overcome challenges and work towards their individual goals.

Ali demonstrates immense compassion and empathy with clients as well as brings an enthusiastic attitude to sessions to help make learning fun. Ali recognizes the importance of finding what benefits each client and helping clients increase internal motivation to achieve goals.

During her free time, Ali enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing with her dog, shopping, and practicing yoga. As well, Ali enjoys meditation and practicing mindfulness, which she brings in her sessions to assist students in increasing insight, being present, and self-awareness.

You can connect with Ali at ali@myedtherapist.com

Eric Kaufmann, M.A.,  ET/A,

Team Supervisor

Eric is an Associate Educational Therapist with a passion for teaching and working with children that began as a snowboard instructor in high school. Eric studied Adolescent Education and History at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and taught at an alternative middle school in Poughkeepsie. Eric also earned an M.A. in Special Education from Loyola Marymount University as a member of the P.L.A.C.E. Corps. He taught middle school in Los Angeles for four years and acted as the lead Junior High School teacher and IEP Specialist on campus. Additionally, Eric works for a nonprofit organization located in rural Nicaragua with a focus on developing a remedial reading and writing program in Spanish while also organizing community events. 

By combining his training in assessing student’s needs and multi-sensory instruction, Eric creates data-driven activities that stress each student’s individual needs.  Through prescriptive and differentiated instruction, he constructs a unique learning environment that promotes responsible self-advocacy, critical thinking, and executive functioning skills.

Eric is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys spending his free time surfing, hiking, and camping. He also practices meditation and brings the concept of mindfulness into every session. Although not a local to the Los Angeles area, he has fallen in love with the weather and waves of Southern California.

You can connect with Eric at eric@myedtherapist.com

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Eric Kaufmann, M.A., ET/A, Team Supervisor

Eric is an Associate Educational Therapist with a passion for teaching and working with children that began as a snowboard instructor in high school. Eric studied Adolescent Education and History at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and taught at an alternative middle school in Poughkeepsie. Eric also earned an M.A. in Special Education from Loyola Marymount University as a member of the P.L.A.C.E. Corps. He taught middle school in Los Angeles for four years and acted as the lead Junior High School teacher and IEP Specialist on campus. Additionally, Eric works for a nonprofit organization located in rural Nicaragua with a focus on developing a remedial reading and writing program in Spanish while also organizing community events. 

By combining his training in assessing student’s needs and multi-sensory instruction, Eric creates data-driven activities that stress each student’s individual needs.  Through prescriptive and differentiated instruction, he constructs a unique learning environment that promotes responsible self-advocacy, critical thinking, and executive functioning skills.

Eric is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys spending his free time surfing, hiking, and camping. He also practices meditation and brings the concept of mindfulness into every session. Although not a local to the Los Angeles area, he has fallen in love with the weather and waves of Southern California.

You can connect with Eric at eric@myedtherapist.com

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Jennifer Maslar, M.A., ET/A

Jennifer Maslar is an Associate Educational Therapist from Cleveland, Ohio. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Intervention Specialist from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. Jennifer moved to LA to complete the two-year PLACE Corps (Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Schools) program while teaching in an under-resourced school. Jennifer then earned her Master's Degree in Reading Instruction from Loyola Marymount University. Jennifer has her K-12 Mild/Moderate Teaching License in both California and Ohio.

Jennifer has taught at both the elementary and high school levels. She is the Learning Specialist at an all-girls private high school in Los Angeles.  She is creating and developing accommodations and inclusivity programs for the school. Jennifer also works as a fieldwork instructor at Loyola Marymount University.   

In addition to being a special education teacher, Jennifer has experience working as a behaviorist for children with severe special needs.

Jennifer writes and implements IEPs for all of her students. She works directly with School Psychologists to develop Behavior Intervention Plans. Jennifer also acts as an advocate for clients in IEP meetings.

In her free time, Jennifer loves to enjoy the beach, exercise, and play with her rescue dog, Pedro.

You can connect with Jennifer at jennifer@myedtherapist.com

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Jennifer Maslar, M.A.,  ET/A

Jennifer Maslar is an Associate Educational Therapist from Cleveland, Ohio. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Intervention Specialist from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. Jennifer moved to LA to complete the two-year PLACE Corps (Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Schools) program while teaching in an under-resourced school. Jennifer then earned her Master's Degree in Reading Instruction from Loyola Marymount University. Jennifer has her K-12 Mild/Moderate Teaching License in both California and Ohio.

Jennifer has taught at both the elementary and high school levels. She is the Learning Specialist at an all-girls private high school in Los Angeles.  She is creating and developing accommodations and inclusivity programs for the school. Jennifer also works as a fieldwork instructor at Loyola Marymount University.   

In addition to being a special education teacher, Jennifer has experience working as a behaviorist for children with severe special needs.

Jennifer writes and implements IEPs for all of her students. She works directly with School Psychologists to develop Behavior Intervention Plans. Jennifer also acts as an advocate for clients in IEP meetings.

In her free time, Jennifer loves to enjoy the beach, exercise, and play with her rescue dog, Pedro.

You can connect with Jennifer at jennifer@myedtherapist.com

Jirika Peterson, M.S., Learning Specialist

Jirika came out to California from Texas to attend Claremont McKenna College and received her bachelor's degree in both economics and history.  She then earned her credential and master's degree in special education from National University.

She has always loved children and knew she wanted to work in education. Jirika started out teaching in Los Angeles in 2003 for Teach For America in a Special Day Class and went on to become a Learning Center Teacher at the elementary level in 2007.  She has been trained in a variety of programs that are used for general and special education students such as: Step Up to Writing, Read Naturally, Eureka Math, Cognitively Guided Instruction, and Leveled Literacy Intervention.

When Jirika is not working, she appreciates the opportunity to spend time with her husband, three kids, and two dogs.  With the great weather in California and active kids, the family enjoys participating in outdoor activities.

You can connect with Jirika at jirika@myedtherapist.com

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Jirika Peterson, M.S., Learning Specialist

Jirika came out to California from Texas to attend Claremont McKenna College and received her bachelor's degree in both economics and history.  She then earned her credential and master's degree in special education from National University.

She has always loved children and knew she wanted to work in education. Jirika started out teaching in Los Angeles in 2003 for Teach For America in a Special Day Class and went on to become a Learning Center Teacher at the elementary level in 2007.  She has been trained in a variety of programs that are used for general and special education students such as: Step Up to Writing, Read Naturally, Eureka Math, Cognitively Guided Instruction, and Leveled Literacy Intervention.

When Jirika is not working, she appreciates the opportunity to spend time with her husband, three kids, and two dogs.  With the great weather in California and active kids, the family enjoys participating in outdoor activities.

You can connect with Jirika at jirika@myedtherapist.com

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Joanna Hayman, B.A., Learning Specialist

A product of a family of teachers, education is a natural fit for Joanna. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Teaching Credential from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 2006. She has been in elementary education for 12 years, first with a charter and then with a public school district. She spent 11 years in the classroom and one year as an Intervention Specialist, designing and implementing remediation and intervention materials for students in grades tk-6. She also served as her school's Response to Intervention Academic Lead, acting as a student and family advocate in SST, RTI, and IEP meetings. She has a deep-rooted drive to ensure access and equitable learning for all students.

Joanna has received specialized training and certifications in reading remediation, with a focus on foundational literacy and reading comprehension development. She has been extensively trained in the Writer's Workshop model used in most schools and received additional certification in writing support through Guided Language Acquisition Design and Thinking Maps. In addition to her work in literacy, Joanna is skilled in Cognitively Guided Math Instruction and has served as a facilitator for training teachers through UCLA Center X Mathematics Project. She has also been certified to support students with executive functioning. Joanna has experience working with students with ADHD, processing disorders, behavioral disorders, dyslexia, nonverbal learning disorders, and anxiety.

In her free time, Joanna enjoys taking advantage of all the natural beauty the South Bay has to offer with her husband and daughter. She is an avid Dodgers fan and loves to read, play with her dog and cat, and find new places to eat.

You can connect with Joanna at joanna@myedtherapist.com

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Joanna Hayman, B.A., Learning Specialist

A product of a family of teachers, education is a natural fit for Joanna. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Teaching Credential from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 2006. She has been in elementary education for 12 years, first with a charter and then with a public school district. She spent 11 years in the classroom and one year as an Intervention Specialist, designing and implementing remediation and intervention materials for students in grades tk-6. She also served as her school's Response to Intervention Academic Lead, acting as a student and family advocate in SST, RTI, and IEP meetings. She has a deep-rooted drive to ensure access and equitable learning for all students.

Joanna has received specialized training and certifications in reading remediation, with a focus on foundational literacy and reading comprehension development. She has been extensively trained in the Writer's Workshop model used in most schools and received additional certification in writing support through Guided Language Acquisition Design and Thinking Maps. In addition to her work in literacy, Joanna is skilled in Cognitively Guided Math Instruction and has served as a facilitator for training teachers through UCLA Center X Mathematics Project. She has also been certified to support students with executive functioning. Joanna has experience working with students with ADHD, processing disorders, behavioral disorders, dyslexia, nonverbal learning disorders, and anxiety.

In her free time, Joanna enjoys taking advantage of all the natural beauty the South Bay has to offer with her husband and daughter. She is an avid Dodgers fan and loves to read, play with her dog and cat, and find new places to eat.

You can connect with Joanna at joanna@myedtherapist.com

Karin Sato, M.A., Learning Specialist

Karin was born and raised in Southern California, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies at CSU Northridge and earned her Master’s degree in Education at the University of La Verne.

She is a certified elementary school teacher and taught grades 1 - 5 for 24 years. She spent two years as the district itinerant teacher and is currently serving as the district’s elementary teacher leader in curriculum.  Karin has received extensive training in early literacy skills, inclusive practices, and Cognitively Guided Math instructions. She is also a facilitator for coaching teachers through UCLA Center X Mathematics Project.

One of Karin’s favorite Brene Brown quotes is, “We must be guardians of spaces that allow students to breathe, be curious, and to explore.” Karin’s son is a client at My Ed Therapist and she wholeheartedly believes the spaces created for him here have given him hope when he felt hopeless. 

Karin and her husband are parents to three grown children and two dogs. They love spending time with friends, visiting Mammoth, working out and cooking.

You can connect with Karin at karin@myedtherapist.com

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Karin Sato, M.A., Learning Specialist

Karin was born and raised in Southern California, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies at CSU Northridge and earned her Master’s degree in Education at the University of La Verne.

She is a certified elementary school teacher and taught grades 1 - 5 for 24 years. She spent two years as the district itinerant teacher and is currently serving as the district’s elementary teacher leader in curriculum.  Karin has received extensive training in early literacy skills, inclusive practices, and Cognitively Guided Math instructions. She is also a facilitator for coaching teachers through UCLA Center X Mathematics Project.

One of Karin’s favorite Brene Brown quotes is, “We must be guardians of spaces that allow students to breathe, be curious, and to explore.” Karin’s son is a client at My Ed Therapist and she wholeheartedly believes the spaces created for him here have given him hope when he felt hopeless. 

Karin and her husband are parents to three grown children and two dogs. They love spending time with friends, visiting Mammoth, working out and cooking.

You can connect with Karin at karin@myedtherapist.com

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Laura Korman, M.A.,  ET/A

 

Laura loves making learning fun for all students by reinforcing their strengths and helping them become more confident in their abilities. To help students reach their fullest academic potential, Laura enjoys being their advocate and cheerleader so that they can eventually become an advocate for themselves.

A native of Los Angeles, Laura received her B.A. from Scripps College in Child Psychology and earned her M.A. from New York University in Childhood Education and Special Education, becoming a certified elementary school teacher in New York.

Throughout her career, Laura has been passionate about the accessibility of education and the arts. By combining her interests, she built a career in arts administration as a Gallery Director before beginning a gallery of her own at Bergamot Station in 2015.

Wanting to make more of a difference with students one-on-one, Laura returned to her roots in education and became an associate-level member of the Association of Educational Therapists in 2020. She has worked as a Learning Specialist for students of all ages as well as an Arts Educator as part of Arts of LA’s Arts Advocacy Leadership program.

Laura has developed individualized educational interventions for students with learning disabilities and other learning challenges such as dyslexia, executive functioning, low academic self-esteem, performance anxiety, ADHD, nonverbal learning disorders, and poor social, organizational, and study skills. One of the greatest rewards in teaching is seeing your students achieve their greatest academic potential and making progress towards their goals.

In her free time, Laura enjoys painting, spending time with her nephews, and photographing sunsets by the beach.

You can connect with Laura at laura@myedtherapist.com

 

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Laura Korman, M.A.,  ET/A

>Laura loves making learning fun for all students by reinforcing their strengths and helping them become more confident in their abilities. To help students reach their fullest academic potential, Laura enjoys being their advocate and cheerleader so that they can eventually become an advocate for themselves.

A native of Los Angeles, Laura received her B.A. from Scripps College in Child Psychology and earned her M.A. from New York University in Childhood Education and Special Education, becoming a certified elementary school teacher in New York.

Throughout her career, Laura has been passionate about the accessibility of education and the arts. By combining her interests, she built a career in arts administration as a Gallery Director before beginning a gallery of her own at Bergamot Station in 2015.

Wanting to make more of a difference with students one-on-one, Laura returned to her roots in education and became an associate-level member of the Association of Educational Therapists in 2020. She has worked as a Learning Specialist for students of all ages as well as an Arts Educator as part of Arts of LA’s Arts Advocacy Leadership program.

Laura has developed individualized educational interventions for students with learning disabilities and other learning challenges such as dyslexia, executive functioning, low academic self-esteem, performance anxiety, ADHD, nonverbal learning disorders, and poor social, organizational, and study skills. One of the greatest rewards in teaching is seeing your students achieve their greatest academic potential and making progress towards their goals.

In her free time, Laura enjoys painting, spending time with her nephews, and photographing sunsets by the beach.

You can connect with Laura at laura@myedtherapist.com

 

Marcella Stubbs, B.S., Learning Specialist

Marcella is an Intervention Specialist from Ohio. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Special Education from Youngstown State University as well as a B.S. in Hearing and Speech Sciences from Ohio University. 

Marcella has worked as a certified special education teacher for 20 years and is experienced in working with learners who have mild to very severe learning needs. During her career she has created and delivered effective, differentiated classroom instruction to students with a diverse range of learning needs in grades K-12. She has written IEPs, conducted IEP meetings, and administered Alternate Assessments to students. Marcella has a true passion for working with young learners and enjoys helping these learners progress academically and socially. She strives to create an environment that nurtures success in a positive and fun way.

Marcella recently got engaged and moved to California. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her fiance and daughter as well as reading, shopping, and traveling.

You can connect with Marcella at marcella@myedtherapist.com

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Marcella Stubbs, B.S., Learning Specialist

Marcella is an Intervention Specialist from Ohio. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Special Education from Youngstown State University as well as a B.S. in Hearing and Speech Sciences from Ohio University. 

Marcella has worked as a certified special education teacher for 20 years and is experienced in working with learners who have mild to very severe learning needs. During her career she has created and delivered effective, differentiated classroom instruction to students with a diverse range of learning needs in grades K-12. She has written IEPs, conducted IEP meetings, and administered Alternate Assessments to students. Marcella has a true passion for working with young learners and enjoys helping these learners progress academically and socially. She strives to create an environment that nurtures success in a positive and fun way.

Marcella recently got engaged and moved to California. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her fiance and daughter as well as reading, shopping, and traveling.

You can connect with Marcella at marcella@myedtherapist.com

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Megan D'Amore, M.A., ET/A

Megan D’Amore has been in education for 15 years and in the classroom for 9 years. She is currently a middle school teacher in Redondo Beach. She graduated from California Lutheran University in 2007, with a BA in Liberal Studies and an emphasis in Physical Education. After college, she moved to Wiesbaden, Germany where she completed an AmeriCorps internship teaching and coaching military children whose parents had been deployed. Upon her return to the states, she decided to further pursue the area of Special Education and earned her MA from Loyola Marymount University. 

Megan has worked with students of all ages, ranging from elementary school through college. She can teach and offer support in a variety of subjects and has specialized training in reading intervention, math and executive functioning.

When she’s not teaching, Megan likes to spend time with her husband, Jason, and son, Bennett. She also enjoys traveling, dancing, yoga, attending live concerts, and tagging along on golf trips with her husband. Fun fact, he is the Men's golf coach at LMU. Go Lions!

You can connect with Megan at megan@myedtherapist.com

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Megan D'Amore, M.A., ET/A

Megan D’Amore has been in education for 15 years and in the classroom for 9 years. She is currently a middle school teacher in Redondo Beach. She graduated from California Lutheran University in 2007, with a BA in Liberal Studies and an emphasis in Physical Education. After college, she moved to Wiesbaden, Germany where she completed an AmeriCorps internship teaching and coaching military children whose parents had been deployed. Upon her return to the states, she decided to further pursue the area of Special Education and earned her MA from Loyola Marymount University. 

Megan has worked with students of all ages, ranging from elementary school through college. She can teach and offer support in a variety of subjects and has specialized training in reading intervention, math and executive functioning.

When she’s not teaching, Megan likes to spend time with her husband, Jason, and son, Bennett. She also enjoys traveling, dancing, yoga, attending live concerts, and tagging along on golf trips with her husband. Fun fact, he is the Men's golf coach at LMU. Go Lions!

You can connect with Megan at megan@myedtherapist.com

Wanda Webster, M.A., Reading/Writing Specialist

Wanda was always drawn to working with children and graduated from Drake University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and Psychology. Her first job was teaching preschoolers with disabilities. Each unique child was given the needed support to excel in their future education. To Wanda, this seemed more like fun than work!

Wanda moved to Los Angeles and her teaching career expanded in new directions as she accepted opportunities in the entertainment industry helping writers and developing creative ideas and projects. She discovered she had a natural gift at helping writers develop and fine-tune their scripts. Many of Wanda’s writers/clients won awards in their field.

More recently, Wanda obtained a Master’s Degree in Education and Psychology from Pepperdine University. She wanted to help all children through the development of curriculum, which tended to focus on the limited ABC’s of life rather than the whole person. As such, she wrote social-emotional programs that were implemented into the Los Angeles Unified School System and were at one time, in eight different countries. Wanda also wrote and developed leadership and acting programs for Chinese ESL summer camps at CSUN and UCLA. Her 10-week addiction/recovery program was recently published in her new book, The Journey Within.

Wanda has always been fascinated by human behavior and believes that helping people advance along their life path and becoming the best versions of themselves to be her ultimate joy and purpose. She brings compassion, patience, and insightfulness to each session and wants to ignite the love of learning in each child. She believes positive reinforcement and small successes are one of the best ways to motivate students. She has seen that improving executive functioning is also key to excelling, reducing stress levels, and overall learning.

In her spare time, Wanda loves to read, travel, meditate, and spend time with her friends and family.

You can connect with Wanda at wanda@myedtherapist.com

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Wanda Webster, M.A., Reading/Writing Specialist

Wanda was always drawn to working with children and graduated from Drake University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and Psychology. Her first job was teaching preschoolers with disabilities. Each unique child was given the needed support to excel in their future education. To Wanda, this seemed more like fun than work!

Wanda moved to Los Angeles and her teaching career expanded in new directions as she accepted opportunities in the entertainment industry helping writers and developing creative ideas and projects. She discovered she had a natural gift at helping writers develop and fine-tune their scripts. Many of Wanda’s writers/clients won awards in their field.

More recently, Wanda obtained a Master’s Degree in Education and Psychology from Pepperdine University. She wanted to help all children through the development of curriculum, which tended to focus on the limited ABC’s of life rather than the whole person. As such, she wrote social-emotional programs that were implemented into the Los Angeles Unified School System and were at one time, in eight different countries. Wanda also wrote and developed leadership and acting programs for Chinese ESL summer camps at CSUN and UCLA. Her 10-week addiction/recovery program was recently published in her new book, The Journey Within.

Wanda has always been fascinated by human behavior and believes that helping people advance along their life path and becoming the best versions of themselves to be her ultimate joy and purpose. She brings compassion, patience, and insightfulness to each session and wants to ignite the love of learning in each child. She believes positive reinforcement and small successes are one of the best ways to motivate students. She has seen that improving executive functioning is also key to excelling, reducing stress levels, and overall learning.

In her spare time, Wanda loves to read, travel, meditate, and spend time with her friends and family.

You can connect with Wanda at wanda@myedtherapist.com

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Cory Zacker, Business Manager

Cory was a lifelong New Yorker up until 2014 when she happily traded coasts. She has a B.A. in Communications and over 20 years of experience running businesses and helping others grow theirs. Cory's biggest teacher has been her now 21-year-old son who struggled with learning challenges from an early age. Through advocating for him, she was able to see what worked and what did not. This led her to opening her own tutoring agency in New York City and serving on the Board of Directors of her son's special education elementary school. She also was a regular contributor to the Huffington Post where she blogged on parenting and education. Cory continued her work in education once relocating to Los Angeles, serving as the Director of Admissions and Outreach at a South Bay private school. She now runs her own Online Business Management company, helping therapeutic entrepreneurs with everything it takes to be a success. In her free time, Cory enjoys traveling the country, hiking, music and spending time with her son.

You can connect with Cory at cory@myedtherapist.com
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Cory Zacker, Business Manager

Cory was a lifelong New Yorker up until 2014 when she happily traded coasts. She has a B.A. in Communications and over 20 years of experience running businesses and helping others grow theirs. Cory's biggest teacher has been her now 21-year-old son who struggled with learning challenges from an early age. Through advocating for him, she was able to see what worked and what did not. This led her to opening her own tutoring agency in New York City and serving on the Board of Directors of her son's special education elementary school. She also was a regular contributor to the Huffington Post where she blogged on parenting and education. Cory continued her work in education once relocating to Los Angeles, serving as the Director of Admissions and Outreach at a South Bay private school. She now runs her own Online Business Management company, helping therapeutic entrepreneurs with everything it takes to be a success. In her free time, Cory enjoys traveling the country, hiking, music and spending time with her son.

You can connect with Cory at cory@myedtherapist.com
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