Romano’s Innovative Coaching

Romano’s Innovative Coaching

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3 years in business

About this tutor


I have a fall special running for all those parents and/or students who have left public schools between August 2021 and January, 2022.  All students entering on the discounted rate will have their fee remain discounted in 2022!  Students must have left a public school, and are entering or have enrolled in alternative education, such as homeschooling or private schools!  

The discount is 50% off of my fees!  My normal fee runs $70.00 per hour, so elementary school students will receive the rate of $35.00!  

For college students (freshman through doctorate), the rate is 50% off of my college fee of $ 80.00 per hour.  This makes your fee $40.00 per hour!  

I know there is a lot of anxiety lately with the school curriculum, masks, COVID-19 infectious rates, and other factors.  I want to make this time as easy as possible for you and hope you can take advantage of my special fees! 


 For Fall/Winter 2021/22, I am offering 30% of instruction unless you fit into the discount above!  The 30% off will apply to all instruction for students and non-students.  This special ends January 31, 2022!

My everyday  policy is to give a discount for anything longer than one hour per week.  My minimum charge once the free session is completed, is your quoted rate, and will take care one sesson, over 30 minutes, up to 60 minutes.  If you need sessions longer than one hour, I will prorate any time between 30 and 45 minutes.  45 minutes to one hour will receive the hourly rate minus a 10% discount.  Two or more sessons per week will have a 10% discount.  I hope this will make it more affordable for you.  

Only one discount can be taken on the rates.  

The tutor has a doctorate, expanding subjects such as college and graduate school applications, APA7 formatting, career consulting expanded, test prep services expanded to include GRE, and some technical assessments, brain, and behavior, neurological assessment, neurodevelopmental and neuropsychological tutoring, basic to advanced statistics, real-world business experience, QA, needs assessment, and grant writing, public speaker, early 8ntervention, trauma, and forensic psychology expert.  Expert in psychological assessment.

I not only have an expanded number of subjects that I work with but can work with students and adults that many teachers need intervention to work with. My experience allows me to work with individuals in rehab, elders needing cognitive stimulation, and new parents in need of skills dealing with their new baby.  I can conduct some assessments for ages 0 to 90 years.  

Students have described me as very understandable, patient, approachable, empathetic, and caring.  I see all people as individuals, with their own strengths and gifts.  Approaches are strength-based, using strengths to help deal with weaknesses. I teach students to be adaptive, using memory methods, manipulative assistance, associations, etc...  I look at the research to inform me of best practices.   

If you are frustrated because you are sent to students for tutoring, instead of a professor or professional, I am your best choice!  


My favorite thing about teaching is that I meet, and help so many wonderful people.  Seeing students excel in academics, and gain improved self-concept, and confidence is a wonderful thing.  I love it when the student "gets it".  Their face lights up, with a smile on their face, and they are proud of their accomplishment.  I believe most people have the answers inside of themselves and will strive to do their best.  It sometimes takes a while for them to discover what is inside, but it is always worth it to go the extra mile!  I believe anyone can learn if their cognitive ability is not severely deficient.  I love my job!  

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Riverside, CA 92506
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I first put the student at ease, and learn about them.  The first session is usually for orientation and rapport building.  After chatting casually for several minutes, I inquire about the student's perception of his/her needs and difficulties.  I assess feelings of self-concept, as much as possible.  I inquire about what the student likes/doesn't like/study skills/distractions/school relationships and experiences/home life/friends and family, etc... these things normally come out in casual conversation, depending on the age of the student.  

I use traditional, creative, and innovative ways to conduct instruction.  I like to alter means of learning during the session or from one session to another.  Students learn in various ways.  To keep the student more attentive, I have at least one break during a 60-minute session, two during a 90-minute session.  

I have had excellent student and supervisor evaluations.   I enjoy working in a range of high-stress settings.  I am an experienced coach,  motivator, and mentor.  I appreciate diversity, and I enjoy learning from others' experiences.  I always work in a non-judgmental way, from a place of respect for all persons. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.). - Loma Linda University - Clinical Psychology 2006

Loma Linda, CA, USA

Master of Arts: Loma Linda University - Psychology 2002
Loma Linda, CA, USA

Certificate in Humanitarian Assistance: Loma Linda University - Humanitarian Assistance, Global Health 2000
Loma Linda, CA, USA


Master of Public Health (MPH)

Purdue University Global             

In Progress

Chicago, IL, Online

est. completion    03/2021


Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude: University of La VernePsychology 1996
La Verne, CA, USA

Board Certifications

Diplomat, Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress (D.A.A.E.T.S., B.C.E.T.S..)
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, National Center for Crisis Management


2009 Certified Trainer, Parent-Child Interaction Training (PCIT). University of California, Davis

2009 CANS Child and Adolescent Needs and Strength Assessment Certified Examiner and Trainer

2008 Parent-Infant Mental Health Certification, Fielding Institute, CA

2007 NCAST-AVENUW PCI Certified, University of Washington Nursing Feeding and Teaching Scales

2004 Domestic Violence Certification Training Program, Certificate; State of Illinois, Chicago, IL. 

Department of Education, Riverside County Emergency Credential

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My prices are in a range according to a number of variables, including, but not limited to online or home visit and location, the age of the student, subject, supplies needed (supplies I need to tutor, and any supplies I may need to purchase to improve student learning), difficulty level, any diagnosed condition or deficit, number of sessions per week, length of sessions, length of tutoring in weeks or months, and family situation.  I do have a sliding scale, and rates are negotiable.  

How did you get started teaching?

I have always liked teaching, and during college I wanted a job that I enjoyed, to make extra money.  

What types of students have you worked with?

Various ages, abilities, levels, diagnostic considerations, students with IEP's and IDEA and 502 accommodations.  I have worked with students of various ethnic, religious, socioeconomic status, gender, and orientations.  I have also worked with parents who need to continue learning between sessions, behavior concerns, academic and learning observations and considerations, helping the parent understand assessment reports and upon request, will attend IEP meetings with parent/s to serve as an advocate, and/or work with the school for a more appropriate intervention plan.   

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I don't have my own children but was honored to have my grandniece 5 days a week from 8 months through her kindergarten year.  I was in graduate school at the time, learning more about assessing kids, helpful interventions, and the theories behind the techniques. She and my grandnephew were able to benefit from my education.  I had already tutored during my undergraduate years, which made those techniques make much more sense.  I would spend hours in the learning stores, looking at everything I could imagine using with "my babies".  I spent a lot of money and got lots of great, fun things.  Then I went to work.  My grandnephew had some working memory problems because of the birth process.  I assessed him, and counter to him believing he was "stupid", I helped him understand he had to use alternative ways of learning.  He caught on quick, and pretty soon was up two grade levels!  My grandniece had a household rich in learning, with fun activities, like counting bears and puzzles. She is now 20, and smart as a whip!  My grandnephew has a great job, is married to a wonderful woman, and they have one baby.  My other grandniece, who was older, was always a smart and clever child. She has a good job and is engaged.  She is a beautiful person, inside, and out!    

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Be sure and hire a teacher that you like, have the skills you need, and will work with you in a holistic way.  The teacher should work at your pace, and not try to rush you through subjects you may not understand, in the interest of time.  If you don't understand concepts, you must be able to stop the teacher and ask for clarification, once, twice, or however long it may take.  If a student doesn't understand a concept I am teaching, and we have made a few tries with one method, I will try to change to another source, video, activity, etc... Not everyone can understand all authors of books for all subjects.  Sometimes changing the way a subject is presented will bring the concept to light.  

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Be yourself, and state your needs the way you think and feel.  If talking about a subject like math, it is best if you can state what problems you don't understand in terms of subject, actual problem, chapter, or level, and what is confusing you about the problem.  Is it the way the question is stated, or is it calculating the problem, or maybe you know how to solve the problem, but don't understand the answer, or the point or subject of the question.  Like, what purpose does this have, how will I use it in a job, how does this help me learn the next level, etc...

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