As mentioned elsewhere, this program is available for anyone to use, either in part or in its entirety (see the About page for conditions). Thus, if you have someone else you’d like to make the presentation at your school–with whatever alterations you deem appropriate for your location–please feel free to do so.
That said, I do enjoy public speaking and would love to have the opportunity to share my work with schools, businesses and organizations that are located in the following areas: Washington, DC; Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County and Charles County, MD; and Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax County, Prince William County and Loudon County, VA. Due to a preference for limiting my environmental impact, I’d rather not travel farther than that. References are available if needed.
From now until June 30, 2022, visits to your school or business will be free of charge.
I am available from 8am to 2pm or 6pm to 9pm (but not both) most weekdays. In addition to speaking with available counselors, administrators and interested faculty, I am happy to make the presentation one or two times during that period. These presentations can be to your choice of students and/or parents, or both at the same time. I’d prefer to speak to parents of younger students (grades 8 and 9 are ideal) in order to obviate stress before it fully manifests, but am happy to speak with whatever groups you believe will benefit most. The version online runs around 1.5 hours, but can also be shortened to fit whatever constraints you have. What I present to students will be somewhat different from what you see here and can fit into one period (as little as half an hour) if necessary. I’m also happy to share with counselors and administrators some best practices gleaned from 18 years in a highly competitive high school, if you wish.
If you’re interested, please contact me using the box below, or via email if I’ve contacted you. Your information will not be made public (I have to approve comments before they become visible on the website–I will take down your details in order to respond, but will not approve them for publication).