Skills for College & Work Success

NY/Westchester County Residency: All tuition rates in the section below are resident rates. Call 914-606-6830 (press 1) for information. Non-residents are welcome, but pay a 175% non-resident surcharge in addition to the regular tuition.

Spelling & Grammar Workshop
Improve your spelling skills through phonics, syllabification, and the study of prefixes, suffixes, and roots. Grammar instruction includes parts of speech, sentence structure, and punctuation. The focus is on correcting the most common errors. For native English speakers only.
CE-BSKLS 1004, 10 Tues., June 3-Aug. 5, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-4, $225 (+ textbook). P Alexander. #5931

Spelling 101

Are you embarrassed by misspelling and a poor vocabulary? Learn the phonetic and syllable-based rules that lead to better spelling. Learn word roots and apply new words in communicating. Recommended for anyone who wants to improve their spelling skills.
CE-BSKLS 1005, 4 Sat., June 7-28, 10:30 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $69. P Alexander. #5932

Building a Good Vocabulary
Learn new words, their spellings, pronunciations, definitions and how to use each correctly in a sentence. The importance of prefixes and suffixes in identifying a word will be explained. Bring a paperback dictionary to class.
CE-BSKLS 1001, 6 Thurs., June 5-July 10, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-4, $138. P Alexander. #5933

Math 101
For those who want a math brush-up before tackling college-level math classes. This refresher class covers skills in basic math through algebra.
CE-BSKLS 1003, 8 Tues., June 10-July 29, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $184 (+ $25 materials fee, payable to instructor). S Zidan. #5919

Improve Your Writing Skills
For both new and out-of-practice writers. Learn to write clearer sentences, develop effective paragraphs, design opening statements, arrange facts and ideas logically, and increase readability. A knowledge of basic grammar rules is assumed.
CE-WRITG 1000, 6 Thurs., July 17-Aug. 21, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-4, $138. P Alexander. #5934

Master Time Management Skills

Learn to prioritize, organize, and carry out tasks in a timely manner.
CE-PRSDV 1000, 3 Sat., July 26-Aug. 9, 6:30-9:30 pm, KNC-2, $103. P Alexander. #5935

Learning Strategies and Study Skills

Thinking of returning to school or the workforce? Or simply want to improve your ability to learn more effectively? Empower yourself by improving your study skills and boosting your confidence. Topics include: organization and time management, textbook reading, note taking and highlighting, memory techniques, reducing test taking anxiety, and test taking strategies.
CE-BSKLS 1002, 4 Thurs., June 12-July 3, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $92. #5936

Study Skills for Adults
Designed to improve your ability to read, study, learn, and succeed in college and other situations. Individual and group instruction in reading comprehension, note taking, and study skills.
CE-CLPRP 1000, 5 Sat., June 7-July 12 (skip 7/5), 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-2, $115. #5937

Test-Taking Made Easy 

Good test-taking skills will help you succeed, both in school and in life. Designed to help you master effective test-taking strategies to help reduce your anxiety and improve your performance. Includes isolating key words, techniques for answering multiple-choice questions, and organizing your essays.
CE-TESTG 1002, 3 Mon., June 9-23, 6:30-9:30 pm, KNC-2, $103. #5938


For Job Success

Public Speaking with Ease
Develop proficiency in public speaking through techniques, practice and feedback. Each participant will deliver 5 speeches, each falling into a traditionally recognized category: anecdote, informative, persuasive, virtue and tribute. You’ll also learn oral interpretation by speaking from prepared texts.
CE-COMM 2004, 6 Mon., June 2-July 14 (skip 6/30), 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $125. S Horowitz. #5772

Mock Interview Workshop
Learn how to make a winning impression by using correct verbal and non-verbal techniques and to highlight your capabilities and strengths during an interview. This interactive class will discuss proper interviewing etiquette, how to respond to difficult questions, the importance of researching the prospective employer, and follow-up procedures after the interview. Resumes will be reviewed and evaluated. Students will practice interviewing and get individualized feedback and tips on their specific situations.
CE-JBPRP 2023, 2 Sat., July 26 & Aug. 2, 1:30-3:30 pm, KNC-3, $65. H Cuevas. #5754

How to Schmooze
Do you hate walking into a room where you don’t know anyone? If you want to make connections for professional or personal reasons, effective schmoozing is essential. Networking is both a learned skill and an art. Successful schmoozing may yield many benefits: a promotion at work, a date, investor interest, etc. This interactive class will introduce you to how to schmooze without being fake. Learn key techniques, participate in various exercises, and get individualized feedback and tips.
CE-PRSDV 2072, 2 Tues., July 29 & Aug. 5, 6:30-9:30 pm, KNC-3, $65. H Cuevas. #5755

Managing for Peak Performance
Are you questioning your managing or supervising style? Are you frustrated that you’re not getting the results you want from your staff? Learn successful coaching techniques that will energize and improve your staff’s performance. Become a knowledgeable coach and resource to maximize your peers’ and subordinates’ potential. Learn how to enhance your employees’ capabilities and strengthen competency without imposing your authority. This interactive class will introduce winning coaching practices used by famous sports coaches and business persons. Students will get individualized feedback and tips on their specific situations.
CE-LDRSP 2001, 2 Sat., July 12 & 19, 1:30-3:30 pm, KNC-2, $50. H Cuevas. #5757