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Dominique Padurano, PhD

Dominique Padurano, or Dr. P. as she is affectionately called, founded Crimson Coaching to help students struggling in a large class, as well as those who require added rigor and enrichment beyond the scope of the busy classroom teacher to provide. Dr. P. honed her craft in the classroom for more than a decade, deploying a wide variety of strategies to help students with distinct styles and needs. A tutor since age 13, she also understood that many students require one-on-one instruction to complement or cement the classroom learning.

Dr. P.’s chosen vocation comes as no surprise to her childhood friends. A lover of learning and books, she left her hometown of Bohemia, New York, to attend Harvard College, where she graduated with high honors in 1993. She earned a Master’s degree in Education in 1998 and became NYS certified to teach grades K-6 (all subjects), Social Studies, Spanish and Art by 2000. Dominique became “Dr. P.” in 2007, after completing her doctorate in History at Rutgers. She has had the pleasure of teaching high school and university students history at institutions such as Great Neck North High School, Horace Mann School, Scarsdale High School and the University of Texas.  Currently, Dr. P. teaches American history as an adjunct assistant professor at the City University of New York.

A resident of the New York City neighborhood of Riverdale, Dr. P. enjoys partaking in the cultural life of the Big Apple, the hiking trails and nature of the Hudson Valley, and the beautiful beaches of Long Island, where she grew up.

August 2020

Writing the College Application Essay That Counts with Dominique Padurano, PhD

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$370 8 tickets left

Writing the College Application Essay That Counts As 4.0 GPAs have grown more common, the personal statement has become an important way to distinguish oneself in the college application process. That’s never been more important than for the Class of 2021, many of whom will apply to college without having taken an SAT or ACT. […]

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