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"I honestly enjoyed our sessions together as we were able to use real-world experiences and make meaning of the material and it truly helped me pass" - Samantha Black

Samantha Black

I wholeheartedly believe that I would have failed the EPPP a second time if I had not used Dr. Steve's services for the past year. Steve provided helpful information about the EPPP and really unpacked concepts and domains that were challenging for me. Dr. Steve is honest, encouraging and at times necessarily frank. I needed help holding myself accountable and Steve was able to help with that throughout. I honestly enjoyed our sessions together as we were able to use real-world experiences and make meaning of the material and it truly helped me pass. I have encouraged my friends and colleagues to utilize Dr. Steve's services in the future when they are also preparing for this monster of a test. I hope I am able to cross paths with Steve again, just not in terms of studying for the EPPP! - Samantha Black

"I found he helped build up my confidence and help calm my nerves the few days leading up to the exam" - Lorna Beech

Lorna Beech

I thoroughly enjoyed Dr. Steve’s group classes and his individual tutoring sessions. I needed several ways to learn the material and his teachings were a big part of having a variety of ways to do this. I found he helped build up my confidence and help calm my nerves the few days leading up to the exam. He was committed to my success. It was like he was coaching me for the “big game” and it worked! I passed on my first attempt. Hiring him was well worth it for me! - Lorna Beech

"Dr. Steve has mastery of the EPPP content and knows how to tailor his tutoring to meet the needs of each individual he is teaching - Melissa Mello

Melissa Mello

Dr. Steve was crucial to my EPPP success. Dr. Steve has mastery of the EPPP content and knows how to tailor his tutoring to meet the needs of each individual he is teaching. He makes you feel like you have someone in your corner who is truly invested in your passing. I can't thank him enough for his support - Melissa Mello

"His style is like no other and it caused the material to resonate with me" - Dr. Keisha Downey

Dr. Keisha Downey

I finally passed the EPPP exam this past week on the 9th attempt and I could not have accomplished this without Dr. Steve! Dr. Steve tutored me individually and I attended his groups almost every week. When we first met, he was able to help me better understand my weak and strong areas and how to best tackle the EPPP. After using other tutors and prep materials, Dr. Steve tutored me in a unique way that helped to bring the content to life using examples in real time. His style is like no other and it caused the material to resonate with me. This in turn helped me to feel confident during this journey and to finally pass the EPPP. I am so grateful and appreciative of everything Dr. Steve provided me with. He knows this stuff so well and provides up to date information that prepared me to conquer this beast! - Dr. Keisha Downey

"Dr. Steve helped me understand the material in a concise, fun, and elaborate manner" - Dr. Marlene Rivera Rodriguez

Dr. Marlene Rivera Rodriguez

My first language is Spanish and I did not think this was going to be an issue as well my clinical experience was filled with the knowledge I thought was going to help me with this exam, but after failing, I knew I needed more guidance to this exam. Dr. Steve helped me understand the material in a concise, fun, and elaborate manner. I was mentally challenged by Dr. Steve, and trust me, you WILL NOT REGRET THIS CHALLENGE. - Dr. Marlene Rivera Rodriguez

"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

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