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

Marian Nelson: 
Administrative Assistant – Evening
Nursing Assistant – Evening
College Prep – Evening
Electronic Health Records – Evening
ESL Level 2 – Day
ESL Level 2 – Evening
High School Equivalency – Evening
Microsoft Office Specialist – Evening
Home Health Aide

Annette Wyche:
Basic Math, Reading, Writing – Evening
Nursing Assistant – Day
Developmental Math, Reading, Writing – Evening
ESL Level 1 – Day
ESL Level 1 (Both Sections) – Evening
ESL Level 3 Part I – Day
ESL Level 3 Part I – Evening
ESL Level 3 – Evening
Pharmacy Tech – Day

Victoria DelZotto:
Basic Math, Reading, Writing – Day
Nursing Assistant – Day
Developmental Math, Reading, Writing – Day
ESL Level 1 – Day
ESL Level 3 – Evening
ESL Level 3 Part I – Day
High School Equivalency – Day
Microsoft Office Specialist – Evening

Rony Rodas:
ESL Level 1 – Day
ESL Level 1 – Evening
ESL Level 2 – Day
ESL Level 3 Part II – Evening
Emergency Medical Technician – Day
Energy Industry Fundamentals – Evening
Army Prep
Virtual Assistant Entrepreneur

Anice DaCosta:
ESL Level 2 – Evening
ESL Level 3 Part I – Evening
Pharmacy Tech – Evening
Visual Technology

Barbara Ayo:
Basic Math, Reading, Writing – Evening
Nursing Assistant – Evening
Electronic Health Records – Evening
ESL Level 2 (Both Sections) – Evening
ESL Level 3 – Evening
High School Equivalency – Evening
Microsoft Office Specialist – Evening
Rehabilitation Aide – Evening

Theadora Sutton:
Basic Math, Reading, Writing – Day
Developmental Math, Reading, Writing – Day
ESL Level 1 – Day
ESL Level 2 – Day
ESL Level 3 – Day

Amanda Gist:
Administrative Assistant – Evening
Electronic Health Records – Evening
Dev. Math, Reading, Writing – Evening
ESL Level 1 – Evening

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

Monday
1:30pm – 9:30pm

Tuesday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday
1:30pm – 9:30pm

Thursday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Zoom
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Rony
Rodas

Monday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday
1:30pm – 9:30pm

Zoom
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Wednesday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday
1:30pm – 9:30pm

Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Annette
Wyche

Monday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday
1:30pm – 9:30pm

Wednesday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday
1:30pm – 9:30pm

Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Marian
Nelson

Monday
1:30pm – 9:30pm

Zoom
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Tuesday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday
1:30pm – 9:30pm

Thursday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Theadora
Sutton

Monday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Barbara
Ayo

Monday
2:00pm – 10:00pm

Tuesday
2:00pm – 10:00pm

Wednesday
2:00pm – 10:00pm

Zoom
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Thursday
2:00pm – 10:00pm

Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Eliana
Panora

Monday
1:30pm – 9:30pm

Tuesday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday
1:30pm – 9:30pm

Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Nicole
Hershkopf

Monday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday
1:30pm – 9:30pm

Wednesday
1:30pm – 9:30pm

Thursday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Monday
1pm – 3pm
“How To Search For Jobs”-Help with using job search engines and what websites are reliable sources for your job search.
https://zoom.us/j/684950407

Friday
11 am-1 pm
“Resume and Cover Letter Workshop”-Stop by and ask any questions you might have regarding how to create a resume and cover letter.
https://zoom.us/j/293456537

 

Dawn Williams

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday
4:30pm –
9:30pm

Thursday
4:30pm –
9:30pm

Friday

Anice DaCosta

Monday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday

Wednesday
5:00pm –
9:30pm

Thursday
5:00pm –
9:30pm

Zoom
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Amanda Gist

Monday
6:00pm –
10:00pm

Tuesday
6:00pm –
10:00pm

Zoom
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday