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 within a half day’s drive of Washington DC. This includes up through the suburbs of New York City in the north, Pittsburgh in the west, and Raleigh-Durham in the south. I would consider traveling farther if their were multiple schools (and/or other groups) involved, but fees would be considerably higher.
I am available most weekdays and am happy to speak with whatever group you believe will benefit most. I can tailor the presentation to fit whatever time constraints you have, and they will also be tailored a bit differently depending on the group. I will need access to the internet and a person familiar with whatever technology we are using to project my PowerPoint available for each session.
Fees include all travel expenses and up to four hours of speaking between the hours of 7am and 9pm. These four hours can be divided into as many separate presentations as you wish. Examples: two one-hour presentations to students, a half hour to counselors and administrators, and a half hour to faculty during the school day, plus one hour with parents in the evening; six half-hour drop-in sessions during the school day plus one hour with parents in the evening; four one-hour presentations, one to each grade; etc. Longer presentations tend to be a bit better because they’re not as rushed.
I am available for multiple-day visits and encourage you to consider this and to consider having me speak with students in all grades. Many consider 9th and 10th grades to be too early to discuss college with students due to not wanting to create any stress, but here’s the thing: they’re already stressed out about how their schoolwork affects admission to college at that age! If you abdicate the role of information provider to their classmates, teammates, bandmates, older siblings, parents and other relatives, etc., you risk allowing them to build up two full years of potential misinformation that can deepen their stress significantly and make it all the more difficult to address later.
For those in Washington, DC; Montgomery County and Prince Georges County, MD; and Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church and Fairfax County, VA, my fee is $500 per day.
For those in other locations, my fee is $1000 per day.
The fees apply to visits made through June 30, 2024 and will be updated in the spring.
References are available upon request.
[Important note: I am not working with individual students. There are many good people who do this, and I prefer to focus on working with groups at this time.]
If you’re interested or have questions, please contact me using the box below, or via email if I’ve already 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).