Openness and strength are two of our most valuable human qualities. They are essential to building effective relationships and to creating powerful writing. Whether you are completing an application or writing a dissertation, establishing a connection with your readers is vital. Achieving this can be daunting and bring up feelings of vulnerability.
Vulnerability is an invitation to open ourselves up. It is also the source of our greatest strength. I provide writers and students with the editing, tutoring and coaching they need to approach their subject matter with skill, openness and strength.
My name is Tova Feldmanstern and I am a licensed psychotherapist, published writer and former school teacher. I help people of all ages write with greater power, clarity and ease and navigate academic and career challenges with the skills, confidence and resources necessary to succeed. As a graduate of Yale University and the Smith College School for Social Work, and a former faculty and staff member at San Jose State University and UC Berkeley, I can help you navigate the pressures of academia and overcome the mind-trap of impostor syndrome.
Writing and Editing From the beginning to end of a writing project, I can help you brainstorm, outline, beef-up, edit, proof-read, title and submit your best work.
College and Graduate School Applications
Resumes, Cover Letters and Job Applications
Masters' Theses/Doctoral Dissertations
Tutoring & Academic Coaching I have many years of proven success helping students with:
Critical and Creative Writing
Middle and High School Math (through pre-calculus)
SATs, ACT and GRE exams
Spanish (through 3rd year of study)
French (through 2nd year of study)
Students with Learning Differences I have significant experience working with folks with learning differences including dyslexia, ADD/ADHD and autism (and many others) as a teacher, tutor and therapist. I love working with people to understand and take ownership of their preferred learning styles and innate capacities.