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"He was that someone I needed to give me that extra push, and he became my guiding light to the finish line" - Ashley Bujalski

Ashley Bujalski

When I met Dr. Steve I was in the most academically defeated phase of my entire life. I had failed the EPPP twice. I had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on testing material, retakes, and practice exams. I had spent energy, time, and tears on something that had felt, at that time, unconquerable. And then, I found Dr. Steve.

Dr. Steve is an incredibly gifted tutor.
He has the ability to make any material digestible and comprehensible, whether it be the most mundane, or most difficult.
Not only did Dr. Steve teach me the knowledge I needed to pass, but he brought the material to life and made it real. I learned skills that encompassed critical thinking, test taking, and what it really means to deep dive study.

What I am most thankful for, however, is the attitude and confidence that Dr. Steve instilled in me. He taught me about sacrifice and perseverance. He was not only a great coach, but a wonderful mentor. He was that someone I needed to give me that extra push, and he became my guiding light to the finish line.

For anyone who can currently relate and feels like there’s no end to this EPPP madness, I promise you… there is. I am proof - Ashley Bujalski

"Dr. Steve’s study groups provided me a solid guideline on how to study and gave me a structure for me to tailor what worked for me. I was very overwhelmed with all the material that was out there from prep companies" - Amy Linsao

Amy Linsao

Dr. Steve’s study groups provided me a solid guideline on how to study and gave me a structure for me to tailor what worked for me. I was very overwhelmed with all the material that was out there from prep companies. I eventually picked Prepjet but even so it was still overwhelming and I didn’t know HOW to study. I initially started out with Dr. Steve’s study groups as a way to motivate me to keep me going down the path of passing the EPPP. From late April of 2023 through October of 2023 I was passively studying and just attending the study groups to get my brain going and churning. By the time I hunkered down to start actively studying from October 2023 to January 2024, I was already familiar with the material and just needed to master them. The handouts were very helpful in supporting me to remember topics I struggled with along with them being a starting point of how I made my own study guides and flashcards. I ended up making a bunch of my own study guides based off of Dr. Steve’s handouts in combination with Prepjet’s summaries. I only did flashcards for things I just really could not retain and needed to just go ahead and memorize (like the drugs and mechanism of action, etc). In addition, I would heed Dr. Steve’s advice on not just focusing on the “Big 6” as Prepjet advises. Although I heavily focused on the big 6, I did study 2 other areas of topics (Learning & Memory and Social Psychology). I didn’t review the other as I had no time left to go through them. There were some life circumstances that made things limiting for me in terms of dedicating a ton of time to focus and so there was no way for me to review every topic in Prepjet. I truly believe mastering the Big 6 and the extra 2 topics was what got me the points I needed to pass. Knowing myself and how I learn I didn’t think I could really master the Big 6 in a way that would get me that 500+. I’m glad I listened to Dr. Steve. For the other areas of topics (Research and Stats, Psych Assessment, and Test Construction), I only reviewed Dr. Steve’s handouts briefly a few times and to my surprise, I easily learned and remembered how to calculate a confidence interval amongst a few other things! I never needed to utilize individual tutoring sessions so study groups alone was sufficient if it fits into what works for you! I also had to shift my mindset and told myself “when I pass” and “I already passed” instead of “if I pass” or “what if I fail.” I’m so happy this part is over! Thank you Dr. Steve! - Amy Linsao

"His services are exceptional because he does not waste your time or money, he is intentional with his methods, content, and his validation" - Lauren B.

Lauren B.

Dr. Steve was a game changer for my EPPP studying process and success. Like many others, I had struggled with passing the EPPP. I took it several times without passing and had looked into tutoring services. During the initial consultation, Dr. Steve told me all the things I needed to do to pass the exam, but more importantly he gave me hope. His services are exceptional because he does not waste your time or money, he is intentional with his methods, content, and his validation. For six months, I did individual and group sessions, as my time went along, I felt more confident, less anxious, and more prepared to think critically about the exam questions. I diligently followed his methods and completed the homework. Along the journey, I felt doubtful but as soon as I met with Dr. Steve for our bi-monthly individual appointments, I felt more encouraged and hopeful that I could do it. Dr. Steve even lets you know when you are ready to take the test, which really instilled confidence in me. Well, I passed the EPPP! Please do yourself a favor and work with Dr. Steve, he is a lifeline when it comes to the EPPP - Lauren B.

"He has a passion for helping people jump through this flaming hoop of an exam which I think is important when considering a tutor or study groups to invest in" - Carey Best

Carey Best

Happy to report that I finally passed! After two attempts, I knew I had to do something differently. I heard about Dr. Haran’s Saturday group study from a few people so I figured I’d give it a shot. I was initially very impressed by his prompt and efficient interactions to get me set up, and along the way, I very much appreciated his weekly reminders about upcoming groups and the topics. He was always very quick at getting back to me about any questions that I had. His group sessions were extremely helpful and allowed the information I had already known come to life in a memorable and realistic way. He has a passion for helping people jump through this flaming hoop of an exam which I think is important when considering a tutor or study groups to invest in. I would highly recommend his services to anyone who needs some extra leverage to learn the EPPP material! - Carey Best

"Dr. Steve is very knowledgeable, patient, and kind. I truly will miss working with him!" - Dr. Amanda Gerber

Dr. Amanda Gerber

My EPPP journey was difficult. After multiple unsuccessful attempts at the EPPP I began working with Dr. Steve. When I began working with him, I felt pretty hopeless about the exam. I wasn’t sure if I’d ever pass. Through our work together, Dr. Steve helped me build my confidence (and of course EPPP knowledge). I worked with Dr. Steve individually and also attended groups. Dr. Steve is very knowledgeable, patient, and kind. I truly will miss working with him! I highly recommend Dr. Steve whether you’re a first time or multiple time test taker. WORTH EVERY PENNY! - Dr. Amanda Gerber

"One aspect that stood out to me was Steve's depth of knowledge and his ability to explain complex concepts in a concise and clear manner" - TC

TC

Steve's expertise and engaging teaching style have been instrumental in my exam preparation. One aspect that stood out to me was Steve's depth of knowledge and his ability to explain complex concepts in a concise and clear manner. He effortlessly broke down challenging topics, ensuring that everyone in the group could grasp the material effectively. Steve's passion for the subject matter was contagious, and it motivated us to delve deeper into the content. His personalized approach and commitment to each group member's success have created a supportive and collaborative learning environment.

Steve's individualized approach has been invaluable in my exam preparation. His in-depth knowledge and ability to tailor the study plan to my specific needs greatly enhanced my understanding of the material. I felt motivated and empowered throughout the individual tutoring sessions. His personalized approach allowed me to refine my study strategies and optimize my performance. I wholeheartedly recommend Steve's EPPP individual and group tutoring services. It is a great investment in your future of becoming a licensed psychologist. - TC

"What I appreciated most in working with Dr. Steve was his authenticity, honestly, and dedication
to helping people pass the EPPP" - Jaclyn Hoffmeister

Jaclyn Hoffmeister

I met Dr. Steve after failing the EPPP two times. I was at a low point in my life, feeling hopeless,
exhausted, and embarrassed. I was 2.5 years into my post-doctoral fellowship and was feeling
pressure to become licensed. After my second fail, I made the tough decision to stop working and
go on medical leave to focus on my mental health. At the onset of my leave a friend introduced
me to Dr. Steve, and we began working together the following week.
What I appreciated most in working with Dr. Steve was his authenticity, honestly, and dedication
to helping people pass the EPPP. He called me out when I made excuses, challenged me during
our one-on-one sessions, and used humor to help teach me. He has a unique way of bringing
content to life and making things “click”.
During the last two months leading up to my exam date, Steve gave me targeted assignments and
focused on what mattered most. I remember sitting in the exam room, about 50 questions into the
exam, thinking “Holy cow. I think I’m actually going to pass this thing”. I followed his
guidelines and paced myself throughout the exam, which led to a passing score with clean
margins. I still think about that day today and am in awe with how far I have come in such a
short amount of time.
I can confidently and humbly say that I would not have passed the EPPP if it were not for Dr.
Steve. I recognize that I am an intelligent person, and I am internally motivated to do well in all
things I am involved in. However, I do not believe I would have passed if it were not for Steve
coming into my life. I’m not entirely sure how to put into words how much my passing score has
already changed my life. My mental health has improved tremendously. I am more financially
stable. I can finally plan my wedding. I can start to plan for my career long-term because of the
time and energy Steve put into our sessions.
I am so thankful to have had Dr. Steve as a tutor, coach, mentor (whatever you want to call it),
but I am also thankful to have him as a friend. Steve, your presence in my life has been the
catalyst to my mental, financial, and professional well-being. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
THANK YOU! - Jaclyn Hoffmeister

"Once I understood where I could explain it to a five year old, no matter how they presented the question, it helped me key in on the answer" - Ken Gardner

Ken Gardner

My experience with EPPP was unique. I learned through the wisdom of Dr. Haran, this exam is more than memorizing. It's about, do you know what each domain is specifying what you should know, and can you apply it. Application for me turned into the key. I could remember probably more than 68% of material, but I could not apply what I recalled when it is given in question form. I learned to, and I quote, “ explain it to me like I was a five year old”. (Denzel Washington: Philadelphia). Conceptualizing became the key for me. Once I understood where I could explain it to a five year old, no matter how they presented the question, it helped me key in on the answer. So when Doc says this is a blended exam, that’s the key to really understanding and being able to blend it in your own words is the way you will pass! - Ken Gardner

"Dr. Steve was immense help! My individual and group time with him really made the material come to life and make sense." - Javier

Javier

I started this process in 2021 having no idea what I was doing and I failed. Tried it a second time in 2022 with some study materials but was not structured and honestly had no idea of what I was doing or how to study the material, and failed. Dr. Steve was immense help! My individual and group time with him really made the material come to life and make sense. Also, the way he helped me structured and organized my studying in a realistic way while considering my circumstances was incredible helpful. Lastly, what for me makes him such an amazing human being is that outside the help with the material he’s a person that cares and trust he will keep you accountable! - Javier

"I would recommend Dr. Steve to anyone who is struggling to pass or is under a lot of pressure to pass on the first go. Thank you so much, Dr. Steve!" - Dr. Errol

Dr. Errol

I failed the EPPP after doing what I believed to be A LOT of studying. I studied using psychprep and felt lost after because I felt like I reviewed/memorized everything. A friend connected me with Dr. Steve and he almost immediately let me know that I didn't know the material as well as I thought I did. It turns out I did a heck of a good job memorizing all the basic information in psychprep but didn't have a deep understanding of some of the more complex subjects. Dr. Steve pushed me to sign up with prepjet and provided me with his study method. After mastering his method, and attending group sessions on the topics I found more challenging, I started to feel like I was in a place to take the exam over again. But instead of jumping right in I decided to do some individual sessions with Dr. Steve to make sure I had a deep understanding of the material, and it was worth it. After 5 individual sessions, Dr. Steve told me I was teeming with so much EPPP knowledge that there was nothing else left to do. He was right, I passed with a 555, 6 months after failing with a 487. My major takeaway from working with him is that you cannot base your study habits on the habits/recommendations of your colleagues. Usually, you'll hear that people study for 2 hours a day for 6 months. The reality is that this will not lead to a passing score for everyone because some people, like myself, need more time. It's important to figure out what you need to do to ensure your success. I would recommend Dr. Steve to anyone who is struggling to pass or is under a lot of pressure to pass on the first go. Thank you so much, Dr. Steve! - Dr. Errol

"Trust the process and trust yourself. Dr. Steve’s method works" - Paulina Gluck

Paulina Gluck

When I think about this licensing process and passing the EPPP exam, the thought that comes to mind is that I never really knew I needed something until I had it. My first attempts at the exam were pointless. I didn’t study, I didn’t know how to study and it wasn’t until Dr. Steve helped me to conceptualize a plan, that I understood what it would take to pass. He makes the material relevant and relatable. Guidance, feedback, and even some tough love is really what is needed to conquer this monster of an exam. Trust the process and trust yourself. Dr. Steve’s method works! - Paulina Gluck

"Dr. Steve didn’t only focus on EPPP content but he also pointed out the external variables that were impacting my ability to study and sit for this exam; with his guidance I sought the help I needed. " - Dr. R-C

Dr. R-C

I began my EPPP journey in 2020. After plenty of failed attempts with scores in the high 400s, I felt discouraged, unmotivated and hopeless. It wasn’t until the beginning of 2022 that my friend informed me of Dr. Steve’s group and individual services. Mind you I was a little skeptical due to the fact that I have had coaches in the past and well, it was an unfortunate experience. Nonetheless, I decided to take a chance and am glad that I did. Dr. Steve changed the game for me. As a type A personality, I wanted efficiency and urgency. Dr. Steve put a break on my urgency and we focused on efficiency. Dr. Steve didn’t only focus on EPPP content but he also pointed out the external variables that were impacting my ability to study and sit for this exam; with his guidance I sought the help I needed.

Furthermore, Dr. Steve encouraged me to rest while also holding me accountable for the steps I needed to take in order to prepare me to sit for the EPPP. Dr. Steve used his raw honesty, humor and compassion while working with me. At the end of our individual coaching sessions, I felt motivated to keep going and passing the EPPP no longer felt impossible. I’m very excited to share that I passed the EPPP on the first try after working with Dr. Steve.

Overall, I’m forever grateful to Dr. Steve and his ability to help so many of us accomplish a goal that at times seems impossible, but know that it is possible. - Dr. R-C

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