"Admittedly I was nervous to talk about my failure but he was kind, empathic, genuine, and really seemed to know his sh*t." Nina Carry, MA, LLP

Nina Carry, MA, LLP

I came across Dr. Haran's name when I was studying for the EPPP (the first time). One of my friends had worked with him and said how great he was. I had done really well in grad school (4.0 student) and thought, Nah, I'm good, I don't need any help with this, and discarded his phone number. Fast forward to my failure on that first try. Ouch, that was a very humbling experience. I had shared my sad experience with an EPPP Facebook group that I was in and I was once again urged to contact Dr. Haran. I decided it couldn't hurt. I called Dr. Steve. He was swift to respond and we set up a phone consult. Admittedly I was nervous to talk about my failure but he was kind, empathic, genuine, and really seemed to know his sh*t. I set up a couple of individual tutoring sessions as well as jumped into the weekend Zoom group sessions. I learned more in a few sessions with Dr. Steve than I had learned in months of studying. Very quickly I had a new strategy that was motivating and helped me to feel much more confident and secure in how I was approaching the test this second time. I am so happy and proud to announce that I passed on my second try with my score jumping up 150 points. Thank you so much, Dr. Steve, I am grateful for your expertise and support in helping me get to the other side.

Nina Carry, MA, LLP

"Steve is a great tutor and a mentor, and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to help me in this journey." - Lilit Asulyan, Psy.D.

Lilit Asulyan, Psy.D.

Before I met Steve, I had been studying and failing the EPPP on my own for close to ten years. I followed the advice of everyone around me and could not understand why I was failing. I failed several times and blamed it mostly on anxiety and English as my second language. I met Steve in 2018 and have been studying with him ever since. With his help, we were finally able to figure out that it was not my anxiety or English, it was that I did not know the material as well as I thought I did. I had been studying the wrong way for close to ten years. With Steve’s help, I was able to really fine tune my studying and really get to the bottom of my knowledge base. He had many heart to heart’s with me regarding being honest with myself. He was always very straight with me and did not sugar coat anything, which I needed that. I worked with him individually and in groups weekly. The groups helped a lot, but what pushed me to pass was the individual sessions. He tailored each week’s study sessions with me to what I needed. He has the most creative ways of remembering things and helped me make connections. He encouraged me to trust my gut and have confidence. He was more than a tutor for me. He helped me build my confidence back up after failing several times which helped me pass this time around. I cannot thank Steve enough. He has been a tremendous help and without him, I would have continued to study the way I was all those years and fail over and over again. He is a great tutor and a mentor, and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to help me in this journey.

Lilit Asulyan, Psy.D.

"Our meeting gave me confidence that I could extract the information out of my brain as I was taking the test."

Celine McNelis-Kline

I wanted to thank you again for your assistance through my study process to master EPPP content. Your online workshops were helpful to understand how all the content domains overlap and how questions can represent multiple content areas at one time. It also helped me to know what I needed to delve deeper into which is what I did.

Also, meeting with you personally in a coaching session was really instrumental to my success. Our meeting gave me confidence that I could extract the information out of my brain as I was taking the test. It helped me trust my knowledge and intellect. I cannot thank you enough. It is important to be around positive people when going through this process and you were one of those people for me.

Celine McNelis-Kline

"He provided tools, tips, and tricks that helped my approach for the EPPP" - Sadaf Salout

Sadaf Salout

“I had been studying for the EPPP exam for several months and my colleague recommended I take group tutoring sessions with Dr. Haran. I’m so glad I listened to her and took his group tutoring sessions as he was very thorough in the material and was straight to the point with what needed to be studied for the exam. Six weeks before my exam I decided to take private tutoring sessions with Dr. Haran, to get more one-on-one time, and that was the best decision I made. Dr. Haran would explain most of the material through real life examples that made it easier to recall during the exam. He provided tools, tips, and tricks that helped my approach for the EPPP. It was my first time taking the EPPP, and without Dr. Haran’s help, I wouldn’t have been able to pass this. Thank you Dr. H!” - Sadaf Salout

"I like to call him The Michael Jordan of the EPPP" - Ashley White

Ashley White

I highly recommend working with Dr. Steve! I like to call him The Michael Jordan of the EPPP…. He is tough on his students and tells it like it is, but he does it because he truly cares about his students and wants to see them beat this tough exam. Dr. Steve was able to help me better understand the concepts on the exam, gave me clever ways to remember things, and helped me to rebuild my confidence after I had failed it the 1st time (before working with Dr. Steve). After 4 months of studying with Dr. Steve, I took the exam a 2nd time, scored 70 points higher than my 1st attempt and I was able to pass the exam... All thanks to Dr. Steve! - Ashley White

"If you are taking the exam for the first time or the 10th time, you will want Dr. Haran in your corner." Melissa Prusko

Melissa Prusko

I wish I had found Dr. Haran when I attempted the EPPP for the first time! He truly is a God-send. I had tried other test preparation companies and coaches, and none came close to what Dr. Haran was able to do for me and my preparation. He exclusively works with PrepJet material: they are the most up-to-date. Dr. Haran is skilled and knowledgeable not only about the content of the EPPP but also the process. He is direct and honest, which is so needed in this process. You have to be honest with yourself: what you know, don’t know, where you need help, and what factors are impacting your preparation and performance. I cannot recommend Dr. Haran enough. If you are taking the exam for the first time or the 10th time, you will want Dr. Haran in your corner. Melissa Prusko

"Steve is able to explain domain concepts in a very practical and understandable manner. " Joey Aguilar, CA

Jose (Joey) Aguilar, CA

“After previous attempts of taking the EPPP and failing I decided to contact Steve for tutoring. This was the best approach and I wish I would have done it sooner. I met with him for an individual session once a week and also participated in his group sessions. I found both to be very helpful and informative. Steve is able to explain domain concepts in a very practical and understandable manner. I would highly recommend working with Steve to anyone who is looking for a tailored study approach. After working with Steve I was able to pass the EPPP and I truly believe that his tutoring style is what helped me succeed.” Joey Aguilar

"Dr. Haran stressed the importance of semantic encoding and making the information meaningful as a core memory strategy that I will continue to utilize beyond the EPPP in my professional and personal life." - Mariángela Nava Urdaneta, Psy.D.

Mariángela Nava Urdaneta, Psy.D.

My name is Mariángela Nava Urdaneta, Psy.D. I am a native Spanish-speaker, bilingual and former International Student from Maracaibo, Venezuela. After meeting all the requirements for licensure as a psychologist in Florida, I started preparing for the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) in January 2020 while working full-time at a community mental health center. I felt overwhelmed, tired and completely lost in the amount of information I needed to memorize. At first, my studying methods were similar to how I have studied since undergrad: by reading the information, writing and re-writing notes multiple times. This method became old and boring quickly as I was not advancing through the test domains at the pace I desired, and my practice tests scores indicated that I had a long way to go. In March 2020, the outbreak of COVID-19 caused my agency to fully transition to telehealth services. The lines between work and home were blurred, and my motivation to study was gone.

I found out about Dr. Stephen Haran through an EPPP Facebook Group. A member posted a comment briefly describing their experience with Dr. Haran, as well as the tutoring services he offered. My first experience with Dr. Haran was at a group tutoring session, which he led with enthusiasm and energy. Throughout his weekly group tutoring sessions Dr. Haran was didactic, and efficient at delivering a substantial amount of information in an hour. Including his groups tutoring sessions in my preparation for the EPPP was an invaluable addition to my studies and allowed me to profoundly understand the material.

For individual tutoring, Dr. Haran began with a thorough assessment of my personal and academic history, as well as psychosocial factors and motivators to sit for the EPPP. This assessment allowed him to adopt a fully individualized approach, tailoring to my needs as a bilingual candidate. Dr. Haran was aware that it was my first attempt at sitting for the EPPP, as such he encouraged me to continue with any studying or memory strategies that had worked for me in the past, while fostering new learning skills in me. For instance, Dr. Haran stressed the importance of semantic encoding and making the information meaningful as a core memory strategy that I will continue to utilize beyond the EPPP in my professional and personal life. From the get-go, Dr. Haran cultivated an “I will pass” mentality in me. At the face of self-doubt, he taught me to believe in myself and be confident. I took this mentality to the EPPP and it drove me to succeed! Hiring Dr. Stephen Haran was the best financial and professional decision I have ever made.

"What I am most grateful for about working with Dr. Haran was that he never stopped believing in me, even during those times in which I doubted myself and felt defeated." - Dr. Evans

Dr. Aisha Evans

I can say with complete confidence that working with Dr. Haran was an integral component of my success in passing the EPPP. Some of the initial things that I noticed while working with him were his level of responsiveness and ability to easily establish rapport and a sense of comfort. This was greatly appreciated given the amount of distress that I felt surrounding the exam. I needed someone to provide me with that extra push and challenge me in a direct way. Dr. Haran did just that by helping me to understand the material on a deeper level by using a relatable approach. This process helped the information feel more applicable to my current work and life experiences. I was also able to retain information more effectively, which really came in handy given the many concepts that are addressed in the exam. What I am most grateful for about working with Dr. Haran was that he never stopped believing in me, even during those times in which I doubted myself and felt defeated. I would highly recommend his invaluable service to anyone who is having challenges with passing the EPPP. Since passing the exam, I feel as though a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I am able to enter the next phase of my career. I will forever be in gratitude to him for helping me make my dreams come true of becoming a licensed psychologist.

"He makes the material meaningful and makes connections between seemingly unrelated subjects." - Dr. Latifa

Latifa

I highly recommend Dr. Steve Haran. I had failed the EPPP twice before finally passing with him. He makes the material meaningful and makes connections between seemingly unrelated subjects. I was feeling overwhelmed with the sheer amount of information to remember. Dr. Steve helped me narrow down areas to really focus on and provided me with real world examples to help me understand the material on a deeper level. I would not have passed without him! Dr. Latifa

"Steve helped me connect concepts, understand different terms and areas of psychology, held me accountable, and calmed my anxiety." - Anonymous

Anonymous

I highly recommend using Steve’s tutoring services!! I’ve already recommended him to a few colleagues so far. I just passed the EPPP last week and I honestly don’t think I would’ve passed without his help. Steve helped me connect concepts, understand different terms and areas of psychology, held me accountable, and calmed my anxiety. Right before the test he reassured me and gave me a boost of confidence. He prepped me the whole way and led me to success! If you hire him as your tutor, just trust him and follow everything he recommends. I followed his guidelines, completed his assignments, and stayed on track with my studying and practice tests and now I can finally say I’m done with the EPPP!!

"Working with Dr. Haran was an integral component of my success in passing the EPPP" Dr. Aisha Evans

Dr. Aisha Evans

I can say with complete confidence that working with Dr. Haran was an integral component of my success in passing the EPPP. Some of the initial things that I noticed while working with him were his level of responsiveness and ability to easily establish rapport and a sense of comfort. This was greatly appreciated given the amount of distress that I felt surrounding the exam. I needed someone to provide me with that extra push and challenge me in a direct way. Dr. Haran did just that by helping me to understand the material on a deeper level by using a relatable approach. This process helped the information feel more applicable to my current work and life experiences. I was also able to retain information more effectively, which really came in handy given the many concepts that are addressed in the exam. What I am most grateful for about working with Dr. Haran was that he never stopped believing in me, even during those times in which I doubted myself and felt defeated. I would highly recommend his invaluable service to anyone who is having challenges with passing the EPPP. Since passing the exam, I feel as though a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I am able to enter the next phase of my career. I will forever be in gratitude to him for helping me make my dreams come true of becoming a licensed psychologist.

Dr. Aisha Evans
Texas

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