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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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"He knows how to perfectly tailor the tutoring experience, so you can grasp concepts and understand complex ideas in your own unique way." - Dr. SD

There are not enough words to express my gratitude for Dr. Steve. He was patient, understanding, and such a support for me throughout the EPPP process. He knows how to perfectly tailor the tutoring experience, so you can grasp concepts and understand complex ideas in your own unique way. He is so much more than a tutor- he goes above and beyond! I could not recommend him enough! - Dr. SD

"Dr. Steve provides a wonderful balance of support, compassion, honesty, and encouragement." - Mary F. Rizzo

The EPPP was quite a journey for me, with two failed attempts within 2 years. I received scores in the high 400s both times. I have never "failed" at anything before. I felt doubt, dread, and fear. Once I became connected with Dr. Steve, so much changed. I felt heard and understood. He was able to kick things into gear for me in a realistic and achievable way. Our tutoring sessions helped me understand the material in a completely new way due to him making it come to life and making it personal to me. Dr. Steve provides a wonderful balance of support, compassion, honesty, and encouragement. I can genuinely say without him being part of my EPPP journey, I am not sure I would have passed as soon as I did! - Mary F. Rizzo

"If you apply what he teaches and follow his plan, you’ll be in good shape to pass." - Morgan Hadden

I was expecting Dr. Steve to be some monotone, bore you to death kind of guy. But, I had already failed the EPPP twice and I was willing to endure pretty much anything to pass the third time. Thankfully, I was wrong about Dr. Steve. He is engaging and brought the material to life (which was critical because I have ADHD). Dr. Steve teaches the exam and gives realistic guidance. Many of the topics he taught in group were on the exam, especially memory. If you apply what he teaches and follow his plan, you’ll be in good shape to pass. Thank you Dr. Steve for helping me overcome what felt impossible! - Morgan Hadden

"Dr. Steve will help affirm what you know, identify areas to focus on, and most importantly, help you truly master the necessary material in order the pass the test." - Bridget Kelly

Dr. Steve came highly recommended to me by a friend who had recently passed the EPPP with his help. I was preparing to take the EPPP for the first time, having graduated 4 years ago, which was somewhat of a strange position to be in. I was studying on my own and felt a bit lost because I had no one to compare notes with about studying or progress, so meeting with a tutor sounded like a good place place to start.

Dr. Steve is a wealth of knowledge who clearly knows the EPPP inside out. Because of his own personal experience of the test, Dr. Steve understands the needs of the entire spectrum of test takers- whether you are taking it for the 1st time or the 10th. I always left tutoring sessions with not only a more thorough, internalizing understanding of the material but also a better sense of where I was in my studying and where to focus my next studying session.

I would highly recommend Dr. Steve to anyone preparing to take the EPPP. Dr. Steve will help affirm what you know, identify areas to focus on, and most importantly, help you truly master the necessary material in order the pass the test. - Bridget Kelly

"He also has creative ways to help you remember and connect related areas. It was all so helpful." - Norine Campbell

I highly recommend Dr. Steve to help you get on track with how you study the material. I started this process thinking I could just study, pass and move on. I failed the exam several times! I realize that for all of those attempts, I did not know the material well. My anxiety was rooted in that fact! Dr. Steve is brutally honest in a kind way. He makes it clear that you have to figure out what changes you need to make to be able to focus, learn and actually know the material. He also has creative ways to help you remember and connect related areas. It was all so helpful!! - Norine Campbell

"I definitely could not have passed on my first try of the EPPP without Steve. If you want to feel more confident when taking the EPPP, Steve is your guy!" - Diane Lameira

It was an absolute pleasure working with Steve during my EPPP preparation, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is struggling with studying for this test. He helped bring the material to life and made EPPP studying incredibly enjoyable with his real-life examples and stories. He helps you personally connect with the material which is typically lacking with test prep programs. It's been several months since I passed the EPPP, and I still remember the helpful examples and mnemonics he provided. I also appreciated his direct approach in tutoring. He is honest with you about how he thinks you're doing, and when he thinks you would be ready to take the test. This is extremely invaluable for setting realistic goals in your preparation. I definitely could not have passed on my first try of the EPPP without Steve. If you want to feel more confident when taking the EPPP, Steve is your guy! You will not find someone who is as dedicated as him to helping you pass! - Diane Lameira

"He is realistic, he is talented, intelligent, and truly an amazing educator/teacher/coach/mentor." - Helena Flores

Dr. Steve truly was a HUGE proponent in helping me to pass the EPPP.
He makes the material come to life in a way that I never was able to understand it, and honestly, made it enjoyable. Dr. Steve also will be real with you - and let you know when you need to step it up and study harder or in a different way. He is realistic, he is talented, intelligent, and truly an amazing educator/teacher/coach/mentor. Truly, look no further, he is the real deal. Thank you, Dr. Steve! - Dr. Helena Flores

"After much commitment and planning, I began taking group and individual sessions. I can honestly say that he made the material come to life, and he showed me how to learn concepts by sparking creativity in the process." - Stephanie M. Vega-Molina

"I had attempted and failed the EPPP 3 times before I met Dr. Steve. At the time, I had every requirement met to get licensed, except for passing this test. In the midst of these 3 tries I had finished postdoc and was moving states, as well as starting a new job, while studying. I must also add the fact that Spanish is my first language and there were so many new words that seemed foreign to me. I was stressed. Testing did not stress me in the past as much as this test did. After my third attempt, I knew I needed a different strategy. While researching online, I came across Dr. Steve’s page. After much commitment and planning, I began taking group and individual sessions. I can honestly say that he made the material come to life, and he showed me how to learn concepts by sparking creativity in the process. We also planned adequately how to fit studying efficiently into my schedule. Dr. Steve changed the way I approached the test, helped me build content knowledge and motivated me, which ultimately, raised my self-confidence that at some point was wavering. I finally passed on my fourth try! I will be eternally grateful to Dr. Steve, AKA Coach :D Do not doubt that Dr. Steve will push you to the next level to not only pass, but keep you balanced in the process". - Stephanie M. Vega-Molina, PhD

"Dr. Steve was there being encouraging and pushing me along and I truly don’t think I could have done it without him. " - SZ

Dr. Steve is unlike any other tutor any of us will ever come across. He teaches you what you need to know, he cares and he is also tough. He brings the study material to life through stories and takes what is at times otherwise boring and makes it relevant and interesting so that you can integrate it into your knowledge base. I wanted to give up at times, I was stressed and felt deflated many weeks. But Dr. Steve was there being encouraging and pushing me along and I truly don’t think I could have done it without him. I am forever grateful! - SZ

"Dr. Steve changed my life and helped me pass this exam." - Dr. Melissa Bergquist

My journey to passing the EPPP was one I never would have imagined. Looking at my academic background, I can truthfully say I have never struggled passing a test or achieving grades that I was proud of. My outlook towards this exam was "I'll buy a study package, buckle down and learn it, and pass". I studied extensively with AATBS and PrepJet materials for 4-5 months before my first attempt at the EPPP in July 2021. I missed it by 20 points and was devastated. I assumed that I only needed a few more points, so I signed up again and in August 2021, I failed the exam for a second time. I didn't understand how I could study for so long, feel I understood the material, and still fail!

Driving back from my second failed attempt, my mom found Dr. Steve online. I felt I had nothing to lose, so we reached out to him and began my real journey to the EPPP. I knew the content, but was completely unable to apply it in a way that would allow me to pass the exam. After working with Dr. Steve for 9 months, I took the exam and passed. Dr. Steve was able to figure it out where my thinking was going wrong, and how to change my method. I hated studying for this exam (again), but Dr. Steve provided reassurance and hope along the way. He improved my knowledge in ways that by the end, I actually had a deep understanding of the material and could apply it, no matter how the question was asked. Dr. Steve is honest and transparent. If you don't know the material, he will tell you. If you are experiencing anxiety that impacts your ability to retain the information, he will call it out and work with you. The EPPP feels like an impossible test for anyone to pass, and for myself, without Dr. Steve, I would have been someone who would have taken it an absurd amount of times before giving up. Dr. Steve changed my life and helped me pass this exam. The number of students he has helped pass speak for themselves, but I can say that his knowledge, expertise and personality are unparalleled. Thank you, Dr. Steve!!

"He teaches content in a way that is relatable and (dare I say) fun!" - Amanda G.

After failing the EPPP three times, I knew I needed to change my study approach. I had already thrown so much money down the drain with well-known test prep companies who got me to believe content didn’t matter…but I didn’t see how that could be true. I was doing what they suggested and taking practice exam after practice exam. My scores were going up, but that was all practice effect. I was angry, exhausted and defeated, until I found Dr. Steve. I did some google searching to see if there was a such thing as a EPPP tutor. When I reviewed Dr. Steve’s website, I really felt comfort in knowing he was not only a psychologist, but had lived through the very same challenges I was having. These test prep companies can’t offer that. After my consult, I knew Dr. Steve was going to help me finally pass this test. He teaches content in a way that is relatable and (dare I say) fun! He tells it like it is, so don’t expect smoke and mirrors. Dr. Steve will tell you what you know, what you need to know, and above all else, his approach is customized. He takes time to get to know his clients and helped me tremendously with addressing the underlying anxiety and self-doubt that was holding me back. I’ll be forever grateful for that. I am literally walking on sunshine after passing, and you WILL do the same with the help of Dr. Steve. - Amanda G.

"He teaches content in a way that is relatable and (dare I say) fun!" - Amanda G

After failing the EPPP three times, I knew I needed to change my study approach. I had already thrown so much money down the drain with well-known test prep companies who got me to believe content didn’t matter…but I didn’t see how that could be true. I was doing what they suggested and taking practice exam after practice exam. My scores were going up, but that was all practice effect. I was angry, exhausted and defeated, until I found Dr. Steve. I did some google searching to see if there was a such thing as a EPPP tutor. When I reviewed Dr. Steve’s website, I really felt comfort in knowing he was not only a psychologist, but had lived through the very same challenges I was having. These test prep companies can’t offer that. After my consult, I knew Dr. Steve was going to help me finally pass this test. He teaches content in a way that is relatable and (dare I say) fun! He tells it like it is, so don’t expect smoke and mirrors. Dr. Steve will tell you what you know, what you need to know, and above all else, his approach is customized. He takes time to get to know his clients and helped me tremendously with addressing the underlying anxiety and self-doubt that was holding me back. I’ll be forever grateful for that. I am literally walking on sunshine after passing, and you WILL do the same with the help of Dr. Steve. - Amanda G.

"Hiring Dr. Stephen Haran was the best financial and professional decision I have ever made." - 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. - Mariángela Nava Urdaneta, Psy.D.

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