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Hosts Dr. Sam and Sonia Rahbar  and our sponsor Beaming on Montana are pleased to invite you to

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Paving the Way to Success:

Surviving or Thriving

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How to create this transformative journey on your terms.

This special complimentary salon helmed by a distinguished, dynamic panel of professionals in education, college admissions, entrepreneurship, nutrition, and teen therapy will provide a unique opportunity for parents, students, and young adults to engage in an eye-opening, anxiety-alleviating, and powerful discussion about their education, their health and wellness, and their lives.

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Date: Tuesday May 23rd

Time: 7pm-9pm (guests are encouraged to arrive at 6:45pm to mingle, enjoy snacks and find their seats)

Place: 639 S. Burlingame Avenue Los Angeles, CA. 90049

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A few of our key panelists include:

CINDY CHANIN — Founder and Director of Rainbow EDU Consulting and Tutoring

Cindy is dedicated to making education an inspiring, holistic, and creative experience by providing educational enrichment to students of all ages. As an international child theater performer, at age 16, she starred in the international tour of ‘Into the Woods’ and spent a month performing in Scotland as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Taking her love of theatre into her professional educational endeavors, she has coached students for monologue and musical theatre auditions for a variety of schools, including NYU’s Tisch School.

Cindy studied Psychology, Theatre, Mathematics, and Comparative Literature at Yale University and USC. She also worked as an Admissions Officer at both universities. During her undergraduate years, Cindy founded and artistically directed a successful multicultural theatre company that enabled student artists to collaborate with Equity theatre and film professionals on innovative, full-scale productions throughout Los Angeles, giving students the opportunity to be mentored and work alongside renowned performers and directors such as Alfred Molina, Joel Zwick, Armin Shimmerman, and Alan Blumenfeld. Cindy also served as a board member and Arts and Culture Committee Chair along with the Dean of the School of Fine Arts.

Over the years, Cindy Chanin has personally and extensively tutored virtually every subject. Her full spectrum academic mentoring abilities run the gamut from Honors Chemistry to Trig/Pre-Calculus to American/European History, Literature Analysis, Creative Writing, and Spanish to College Application Consulting and College Admissions Exam Preparation. In addition to coaching several students to perfect 2400′s on their SAT’s, she and Rainbow’s educators have also helped many students gain admission to top universities including Stanford, Yale, Brown, Northwestern, USC, Oxford, Julliard, NYU, among others. Many of Cindy’s students, their families, and the schools she works with refer to her as “the miracle worker.” Cindy is also an award-winning author and is currently in the process of publishing a book on her experience, expertise, and vision for the future of education.

RACHEL WALD – Educator and College Consultant, Theatre/Film Entrepreneurial Coach, Rainbow EDU Consulting

A graduate of the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy as well as USC (suma cum laude), Rachel brings to her work the unique perspective of having attended many different types of schools including large public ones, a Montessori school, a small creative private school, a rigorous college preparatory school, and an arts boarding school. A gifted artist and writer, she has worked extensively in theatre, film, and TV and has lived and worked all around the country. In addition to her creative work, Rachel has studied with the ICF certified life-coaching school, Mentor Coach, where she specializes in life and wellness coaching.

At Rainbow, Rachel uses her life coach training and expertise as well as her creative insight to help students discover their inner passions so that they can begin creating the lives that they want now. This includes college admissions consulting (helping students to find their unique voice and use it both to determine which schools are truly good fits for them as well as how to get noticed by those schools), teen entrepreneurial coaching, as well as helping students navigate the ins and outs of their young lives (social pressures, relationships, communication skills, extracurricular activities, health and wellbeing, balance, etc).

SHANI MARA BREITER — REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST

As the entrepreneur behind Shani Cake Catering and Dessert Company, a proud graduate of the Westlake Culinary Institute, and a former hands-on culinary instructor at Sur La Table, only Shani brings her passion for food into her work as a dietitian.

Armed with a BA in Psychology from UC Santa Barbara, and a graduate degree in Nutrition from California State University Northridge, Shani began her medical career in a coveted dietetic internship with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. As a result of her work, she was subsequently recruited by the world renowned Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. In addition to working in five departments at Cedars as a clinical dietitian and at the California Center for Healthy Living, Shani has been in private practice for the last 6 years.

Shani realized early on that the best way to improve the health of the younger generation was to start with the family. As the founder of Shani Mara (ShaniMara.com), she has pioneered a unique set of family-oriented options to help the whole household improve its collective health and nutrition. Shani’s children and family programs are designed to gently guide parents, kids and teens to their nutritional goals, and are offered in addition to her individual services.

During her time in both the public and private sphere, she has guided hundreds of children, teens and families through nutrition support on weight related issues, elevated blood sugar concerns, digestive issues, disordered eating, elevated cholesterol, fatty liver, picky eating, ADHD and nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

In all cases, Shani teaches mindful eating through a non-diet intuitive eating approach that addresses the psychological and habitual barriers to the healthy lifestyle, and pairs this education with a crash course in cooking meals that are both healthy and delicious. To this end, her programs are designed to demystify, streamline and systemize family nutrition, creating new, healthy habits and choices for her clients.

Accordingly, she has been widely referred by physicians who value her clinical background and appreciate her holistic approach to helping people achieve vibrant health. Whether through sharing knowledge, creating healthy mindsets, fostering new habits, teaching clients to listen to their bodies, eating quality life-giving food, or using exquisite quality supplementation, Shani uses nutrition and food to help her clients find a lifestyle that allows them to feel better and live better.

DR. JEN CASSATLY — Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Cassatly has over 15 years of experience providing individual and family therapy as well as psycho-educational assessments with children, adolescents, and adults. She has extensive training and expertise in treating symptoms of anxiety/depression, academic challenges, and low self-esteem that are often associated with youth diagnosed with learning differences, ADHD, and behavioral problems. Relationships, issues, parenting support, and family therapy are also areas of interest.

In therapy, Dr. Cassatly uses an integrative approach that is strength-based and solution focused. Treatment modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based stress reduction, humanistic, and family systems interventions. In addition to therapy, Dr. Cassatly conducts individualized, psychological and educational testing; helps clients and their families understand testing results; and collaborates with schools and other professionals to implement treatment recommendations. She consults with school personnel and parents about special education, from elementary school through graduate programs, and collaborates with associated fields including psychiatry, educational therapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and alternative/holistic therapies.

In the past, she has worked as an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount Graduate School of Education. She continues to give professional presentations to community agencies, parenting groups, and mental health professionals about a variety of issues.

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or contact 310-902-7912 or rainbowtutoring@mac.com

limited space available

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Upcoming College Knowledge Nights:

For All High School Families: Thursday, October 8 in the Pacific Palisades from 7-9p. Location given after signing up for the event.

Garnering Clarity, Wherewithal, Inspiration & Peace-of-Mind

During this FREE evening of College Knowledge, you will have the opportunity to meet and hear from our distinguished panel of college experts on how to navigate the way… “YOUR” way… by means of making the most of this opportunity to discoverclaim, and implement what you want for your college application experience and beyond. High school is the most invaluable time to lay the framework for your dreams. Don’t let college happen to you, let it happen for you. Ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students can benefit tremendously from the information shared during these events.

Your journey. Your passion. Your future. Start now.

Some of the topics to be explored will include:

  • Taking control of your high school experience, instead of letting it take control of you

  • How parents can empower their students without overpowering their process

  • The ideal time to begin this exploratory process and set intentions into motion

  • Essential steps to consider for each year of high school that can make a difference in the long run

  • How to best allocate your valuable resources (time, energy, finances, etc.)

  • Understanding the financial aid process, how to successfully apply for scholarships, and financially plan for college 

  • How to manage overwhelm and burnout

  • Dispelling college application and admissions myths

  • How to discover and embrace what makes you unique and compelling as a college applicant

  • How to present yourself and make an impact in the admissions process

Each of our panelists will speak as well as engage in an interactive discussion with each other and with the parents, students, and educators attending this event.

A few of our key panelists include:

Cindy Chanin, Founder and Director of Rainbow Tutoring

Cindy is dedicated to making education an inspiring, holistic, and creative experience by providing educational enrichment to students of all ages. As an international child theater performer, at age 16, she starred in the international tour of ‘Into the Woods’ and spent a month performing in Scotland as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Taking her love of theatre into her professional educational endeavors, she has coached students for monologue and musical theatre auditions for a variety of schools, including NYU’s Tisch School.

Cindy studied Psychology, Theatre, Mathematics, and Comparative Literature at Yale University and USC. She also worked as an Admissions Officer at both universities. During her undergraduate years, Cindy founded and artistically directed a successful multicultural theatre company that enabled student artists to collaborate with Equity theatre and film professionals on innovative, full-scale productions throughout Los Angeles, giving students the opportunity to be mentored and work alongside renowned performers and directors such as Alfred Molina, Joel Zwick, Armin Shimmerman, and Alan Blumenfeld. Cindy also served as a board member and Arts and Culture Committee Chair along with the Dean of the School of Fine Arts.

Over the years, Cindy Chanin has personally and extensively tutored virtually every subject. Her full spectrum academic mentoring abilities run the gamut from Honors Chemistry to Trig/Pre-Calculus to American/European History, Literature Analysis, Creative Writing, and Spanish to College Application Consulting and College Admissions Exam Preparation. In addition to coaching several students to perfect 2400′s on their SAT’s, she and Rainbow’s educators have also helped many students gain admission to top universities including Stanford, Yale, Brown, Northwestern, USC, Oxford, Julliard, NYU, among others. Many of Cindy’s students, their families, and the schools she works with refer to her as “the miracle worker.” Cindy is also an award-winning author and is currently in the process of publishing a book on her experience, expertise, and vision for the future of education.

Jeff Morrow, Director of College Counseling at Oaks Christian School

Jeff Morrow came to Southern California in 1991 to attend Pepperdine University.  He received his BA in Political Science in 1995 and a Master’s in Education in 1996.  Subsequently, he taught Performing Arts, History and coached basketball until he returned to his Alma Mater in 1997 where he spent the next 3 years traveling throughout the United States as Director of Church Relations and then four additional years as a manager and Associate Director of the Admissions Office at Pepperdine University.  Jeff came to Oaks Christian in 2003 and was promoted to Director of College Counseling in 2009.  He is also a faculty member of the English Department, teaching Modern American Literature.  His involvement as a member of his professional organization has allowed him to be a lobbyist for educational concerns in both Sacramento and Washington DC and he sits on the Executive Board of the Western Association of College Admission Counseling.

Sascha Alexander, Co-Faciliator of Paving The Way To The College Of Your Dreams

Sascha graduated Magna Cum Laude from USC with a B.A. in Theater and a Minor in Humanities. Thanks to her high SAT scores and stellar academic track-record, she was invited to participate in an interdisciplinary honors core at USC called Thematic Option, and studied with some of the most sought-after professors on campus in Political Science, Neurobiology, International Relations, and Comparative Literature. As one of Rainbow’s most sought-after college consultants, personal statement coaches, and paving mentors, Sascha has helped myriad students set themselves apart as outliers, write game-changing essays, and gain admissions to some of the most competitive schools in the country. Sascha is also an award-winning writer, solo performance artist, and professional actress in LA; her poignant, bold, and critically-acclaimed one woman show on body image has garnered tons of attention over the past few years and has deeply impacted the lives of teens and young adults around the country. As an integral member of the Rainbow Tutoring family, Sascha is thrilled to have the opportunity to mentor and coach students because nothing excites her more than an individual on the edge of growth and change! She looks forward to helping her students discover their confidence and leverage their assets to meet their academic and personal goals.

Mikah Maly-Karros, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Mikah Maly-Karros completed her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, specializing in Psychology, at the University of California, Irvine, where she was also a decorated basketball player. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and is a board registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern. Mikah has worked with children and teens in a variety of contexts, for over a decade and has served as a teacher, tutor, basketball coach, and most recently, as an educational therapist, where she has discovered a special interest in identifying and treating psychological barriers to academic success. Mikah’s work in everything she does, including college admissions, reflects her belief in exploring what’s possible by utilizing a holistic approach, integrating wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.

A Night to Reignite

For Parents of High School and College Students:  Check back for details soon!

How will you take advantage of this time to GROW?

Are you the parent of a teen in middle school or high school who spends a lot of time focused on your student’s goals and growth, but often thinks “What about me?!” ?

Or are you a parent of a recent college admit who is left to ponder, “Okay, so now what?” after your student leaves?

Join us for this complimentary evening where we focus on helping YOU, the parent, find your purpose and passion as your children grow into their independence. This event is not to be missed!

 

2015-2016 academic year workshops!

Paving the Way to High School immersion retreat at UCLA
Dates TBA

Paving the Way to the College of Your Dreams at UCLA
(This program fills up fast! Be sure to reserve your spot today.)

Saturdays
January 16th through Saturday, May 14th
10:30-2:00pm at UCLA

(no classes on President’s Weekend, during most spring breaks, Easter weekend / Passover, Coachella)

For information about dates and registration, please contact our administrative team at 310-902-7912 or email rainbowtutoringoffice@gmail.com. If you’d like to inquire about the possibility of setting up a customized workshop for a school-based setting or a particular group of students, feel free to contact us as well.