Training & Expertise

        Johnathan's professional background within psychology and education includes positions in academia and the private sector. Leveraging wide-ranging knowledge and experience, Johnathan assists applicants in marketing their competence in the duties prospective programs will ask them to fulfill. Across disciplines, graduate students are routinely tasked with the following roles: (a) Teaching Assistant; (b) Professor; (c) Researcher; (d) Author; (e) Practitioner.  Johnathan shares expertise to help applicants develop greater capacity in these areas and demonstrate their mastery 

to prospective programs within CVs, Personal Statements, Letters of Recommendation, Interviews, and other admissions criteria. 

Tutoring & Teaching

  • One-on-one SAT Preparation Tutor at private tutoring firm, Walker Tutoring;

  • Writing advisor at University-based Writing Center;

  • Teaching Assistant for tenured Psychology faculty;

  • College Professor, teaching large courses (# students > 100) of varying subject                                                                                                         matter (e.g., Human Development, Experimental Methods, etc.)​.


Research & Authorship

  • Interned as a Neuroscience Research Fellow at the University of Vermont;

  • Interned as Research Analyst at education consulting firm, K12 Insight;

  • Graduate Research Assistant  in numerous educational and clinical psychology labs;

  • Published author of multiple papers and conference posters in forensic psychology;

  • Training under an eminent Emeritus Professor (> 20,000 citations; h-index = 74) .


Professional Practice

  • Individual adolescent and adult mental counselor;

  • Multi-year internship for Licensed Clinical Psychologist assisting with completion of forensic evaluations including Fitness For Duty, Child Custody disputes, Assessment of Dangerousness,  Assessments of Criminal Responsibility, and Personal Injury cases.

    • Specific duties include interpreting psychometric testing results, aiding diagnostic conclusions, and preparing evaluation reports and expert testimony.

  • Conducting outpatient psychological evaluations of clients presenting with concerns related to intellectual, attentional, and neuropsychological functioning as well as mood, psychotic, and personality disorders under supervision of licensed clinical psychologist. 


Development & Marketing


Client Service Delivery

Academic Accomplishment

Elite College Admissions Examination Scores

  • AP Biology Examination: 5 (Range: 1-5);

  • American College Testing (ACT) : 31, 99th percentile (Range: 1-36);

  • SAT Subject Test in Biology: 780, 99th percentile (Range: 200-800).


Elite Graduate Admissions Examination Scores

  • Quantitative: 167, 93rd Percentile Rrange: 130-170);

  • Verbal: 165, 95th Percentile (Range: 130-170);

  • Analytical Writing: 5.0, 93rd percentile (Range: 1.0 – 6.0)

  • Psychology Subject Test: 780, 96th percentile (Range: 200-800).​

Doctoral Training Academic Scholarships

  • Educational Achievement Scholarship ($500, renewable up to 4 years).

  • Psychology Department Achievement Scholarship ($1000,; Renewable up to 4 years), the most prestigious departmental academic scholarship.

  • UGS Graduate Student Scholarship ($1000, renewable up to 3 years), the most prestigious graduate student scholarship awarded to four students across all departments.

A Record Of Admissions Success

        Johnathan's record includes an offer from Vassar, a US World & News-ranked "Most Selective" College and Masters offers from the Universities of Michigan & Minnesota.

Valuable Doctoral Admissions Experience

  • Receiving 8 offers for an on-campus interview; 

  • Attending 7 interviews, including esteemed Texas A&M and University of Virginia;

  • Earning offers of doctoral admission during his first Ph.D."Application Season";

  • Conducts interviews and performances evals of Ph.D. applicants on annual basis. 

         Drawing from professional training and first-hand experience, Johnathan offers 

individualized strategic solutions for a range of admissions issues, including:

  • Determining the number of applications required to optimize admissions prospects;

  • Understanding the importances of and differences between MATCH & FIT;

  • What content to discus versus what to avoid in personal statements;

  • Knowing how to structure CVs in manner exhibiting professionalism;

  • Finding the proper recommenders to get LORs  that stand out;

  • How to prepare intellectually versus emotionally/socially for admissions interviews;

  • What prospective faculty mentors ACTUALLY value most highly in an applicant.


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