Ep 52 – Academic Success with Dr. P

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Hey Stepparents,

With the academic school year already upon us, many stepparents worry about how to set their stepchild up for success.

And to help with that concern by providing actionable tips and strategies, we are thrilled to be joined by Dominique Padurano, M.S., Ed., Ph.D. – aka “Dr. P” of Crimson Coaching to discuss academic success.

We cover how Dr. P’s got to this work, her teaching philosophy, her observations of students whose parents are still together vs. students whose parents are divorced, and how to set children from blended families or co-parenting situations up for academic success.

Dr. P has extensive knowledge of and experience in the arena of education. Her love and passion for helping students of all ages and abilities access and crush their educational goals is instantly palpable.

Grab a seat, take a load off and listen in as these strategies are sure to ease your worries while setting your child up for a successful school year. It’s well worth the listen.

Introducing Dr. P

It’s my pleasure to introduce to you, Dominique Padurano, M.S., Ed., Ph.D. – aka “Dr. P”, who loves helping students of all ages fulfill their academic and personal goals.

President and Founder of Crimson Coaching, Dr. P herself personally tutors students in History, English, Spanish, French, Math, and study, time management, and organizational skills.

She also prepares them for tests like the SAT and ACT and coaches them through the college application process.

Essays that students have written under Dr. P.’s guidance have earned them admission to Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and other top universities, as well as scholarships totaling more than $1M.

Also, an adjunct professor of U.S. history at the City University of New York and a published author, Dr. P.’s currently writing a memoir of her time as an undergraduate at Harvard.

Find the show notes for this episode at synergisticstepparenting.com/52.

Here we go …

>> [3:04] What lead her to this work
>> [4:16] Dr. P.’s teaching philosophy
>> [4:38] 4 Components of Dr. P.’s wholistic approach
>> [5:46] Differences between students of divorces parents vs. whose parents are still together
>> [7:22] Setting a child from a blended family up for academic success
>> [8:20] 5 Must Have’s for a successful academic environment
>> [9:32] Essentials to ensure academic success when working with a tutor
>> [12:25] Case study of the struggles and amazing growth of a child from a blended family

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Thank you so much for joining us for this deep dive into the needs, contributing factors and success strategies for how to set your child or stepchild up for success.

Dr. P. has a wonderful ability to clearly identify and directly convey the many factors that contribute to a child’s ability to achieve academic success.

The Recap

To recap, we discussed …

  1. Dr. P.s journey to becoming a tutor and coach
  2. Her teaching philosophy
  3. The difference between students of divorced parents vs. whose parents are together
  4. Setting a child from a blended family or a co-parenting situation up for academic success

It’s clear Dr. P. is knowledgeable, passionate and skilled at making education accessible to all students. She obviously loves to support individuals in unlocking their optimal toolkit for learning, a necessary life skill.

Dr. P. has a ton of resources on her website including free classes and seminars and she is willing to offer you a free 30-minute consult if you have any questions about tutoring for your child. Find the links for all of that in the show notes under Links to Dr. P.

Action Items

If you’re interested in learning more about Dr. P.’s work check out her website and her vast resources that are available on there including her blog articles. She is a wealth of information.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s needs, go ahead and grab that 30-minute consult with her! I’m sure you’ll get a ton of value from it and clear steps to move towards your goals.

Heard something in the episode that surprised you or had a major “Aha” moment? Tell me all about it through a DM or LinkedIn @synergisticstepparenting or on FB @marianatapov!

And share this episode with your partner, relatives and friends who’s child is struggling academically or is stressed out about starting the college application process. We appreciate your efforts in helping us support stepparents – just like you – nation-wide.

Until next time, be well!

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Links to Dr. P.:

Dr. P.’s page

Dr. P.’s Google profile

Email Dr. P.

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