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Qualifications & Experience

Hi! My name is Ash and I'm a Research Clinician and Teacher. I have a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology in Education from the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Teachers College Columbia University in New York City, NY and a Bachelor's in Psychology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. I specialized in mindfulness based therapy and use mindfulness tools in my teaching practices to promote stress relief and improved learning.

I can also work with students who have ADD/ADHD from my background in clinical psychology. I led group counseling from individuals managing chronic mental illness (e.e.g paranoid schizophrenia, OCD) and am comfortable working with struggling kids/adolescents.

I acquired 8+ years of experience in research and writing education and development. While earning my Master's degree I worked with students one-on-one and in groups at the Graduate Writing Center to advise students on writing development, writing execution, revision, and editing. I advised students on Master's theses, doctoral dissertations, cover letters, resumes, memorandums etc. I also have 8+ years of teaching experience having worked with children of all ages (K-12). I mentored students in an anti-bullying/bullying prevention program in a local Atlanta high school, taught english in underprivileged communities in Costa Rica and Italy, assisted in Kindergarten classrooms in Oxford, GA, and was an assistant dance instructor for 3 years in Atlanta, GA.

I also have 6+ years of research experience. I worked at the Emory University Winship Cancer Institute for 2 years while earning my undergraduate degree, then at TC I worked with the Cross-Cultural Spirituality Lab, and consecutively worked as a Research Scientist with the Columbia University Presbyterian Hospital in association with the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

I will help you develop your academic & writing skills through my experience in education and research and passion for teaching. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions/concerns and I look forward to working with you!

Education

2018

Teachers College of Columbia University

Clinical Psychology in Education

2015

Emory University

Clinical Psychology

Degree

2018

Masters

2015

Bachelors

Awards & Honors

2018

Honors

Ash ’s Rating

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Reviews

Spanish
Gretta B.
5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Ash is a very good Spanish tutor. She engages my son and gives meaningful assignments to help him study. My son is improving in his HS class. He is now confident and motivated to learn a new language.

5 months ago
Gretta B. reviews Ash Nakkana
Geometry
Shelley G.
5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

sweet, caring and very knowledgable.

7 months ago
Shelley G. reviews Ash Nakkana
COOP/HSPT
Gereltod L.
5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Ash is a very determined and knowledgeable teacher. She works closely with both student and parents. I could see my child got improved a lot after her teaching. She explained the reason and grammar well to my son and he said in every lesson he learns many things and was provided important information. She also communicated parents and understood kids’ need very well. Wish her the best in the future.

8 months ago
Gereltod L. reviews Ash Nakkana
COOP/HSPT
Gereltod L.
5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Wonderful lesson with a lot of useful info’s. My son liked It very much. Hope he continues like thus. Thank you again.

10 months ago
Gereltod L. reviews Ash Nakkana