Counseling

Counseling

The Long Island Educational Opportunity Center of Farmingdale, New York, provides counseling and career services for all students enrolled in our programs. The counseling and instructional staff work very closely to ensure that students’ educational needs are met. The combined resources of counselors and the instructional staff provide the skills, support, and guidance needed by students to survive in the educational arena.

Counseling Services for Registered Students

Counseling services offered to registered students are intended to complement instructional components and to contribute to student retention and goal achievement. 

Registered students meet with their Counselors to:

  • Establish specific educational and/or vocational objectives;
  • Establish a program plan to serve as the student’s road map through the LIEOC and onto college or a career;
  • Register for subsequent semesters;
  • Receive guidance and assistance to resolve personal and family problems affecting learning, achievement, and persistence;
  • Obtain referrals to agencies they may be best suited to aid a student in addressing pressing issues relative to their personal and/or family situation.

 

Career Counseling

The Career Counselors provide on-site support to those students who wish to move from the LIEOC into a career. Career Counselors provide workshops and one-on-one guidance on such topics as career exploration, job application techniques, and resume writing and provides students with leads on available jobs to which they may apply. The Career Counselors also coordinate student attendance at community and campus job fairs and provide referral assistance to One Stop Centers, the Department of Labor, and Employment agencies.

Community Resources

A comprehensive list of community resources is available on our community resources page.  

Contacting Student Services

Email will be the best form of communication during a time of remote classes. Please contact the counselor for your assigned class or one of the career counselors for job/resume related questions. Below you will find their email addresses and class or unit assignments. If you are unsure of who to email or you have not received a response in a timely manner, contact Brian Schwirzbin – Assistant Director for Student Services at schwirb@farmingdale.edu or brian.schwirzbin@lieoc.farmingdale.edu or via text/phone at (516) 531-7767.

Class Unit Assignments

Tutoring Schedule

Set up your zoom appointment (1 hour) with Susan Ng. Email her at ngsa@farmingdale.edu with your day/hour preference

Office Hours:
Monday 4:30 PM-8:30 PM
Friday 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Set up your zoom appointment (1 hour per slot) with Vivianne Falcone, Email her at falconv@farmingdale.edu with your day/hour preference
 
Tuesday and Thursday: 1 pm – 5 pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 615 121 095
 
Friday: 9 am – 1 pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 303 325 215

Counselor Schedules

Below is a list of the days and times in which your counselor will generally be available. If you contact them outside of these hours, the response time will be longer.

Victoria
DelZotto
(516) 777-0680

Monday
1:00pm – 9:00pm

Tuesday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Rony
Rodas
(631) 358-2155

Monday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday
9:00am – 5:00pm

 

Wednesday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday
1:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Annette
Wyche
(516) 818-0389

Monday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday
1:00pm – 9:00pm

Wednesday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Marian
Nelson
(631) 647-0808

Monday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday
1:00pm – 9:00pm

Thursday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Theadora
Sutton
(516) 564-3340

Monday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday
1:00pm – 9:00pm

Wednesday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Barbara
Ayo
(631) 505-1101

 

Monday
1:00pm – 9:00pm

Tuesday
1:00pm – 9:00pm

Wednesday
1:00pm – 9:00pm

Thursday
1:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Eliana
Panora
(631) 268-4402

Monday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday
1:00pm – 9:00pm

Wednesday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Nicole
Hershkopf
(516) 308-1861

Monday
1:00pm – 9:00pm

Tuesday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Anice DaCosta
(516) 939-8699

Monday
5:00pm – 9:00pm

Tuesday

Wednesday
5:00pm –
9:00pm

Thursday

Friday

Amanda Gist
(516) 483-0568

Monday

Tuesday
6:00pm –
10:00pm

 

Wednesday

Thursday
6:00pm –
10:00pm

Friday