David Altshuler, M.S.
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Category: College Admissions

Self

At the risk of making a tasteless personal revelation, I am going to disclose that: I have a tough time learning language. My linguistic ability is modest; my motivation more so. In theory, in would be awesome to be able to communicate in Spanish. In practice, my brain bursts into

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For Sale

One of my running buddies is going through a rough patch. Sharon lost her mom a few months ago. They weren’t that close, but they were communicating better than they had been for years. Still, there was a great deal that they needed to say to one another before Sharon’s

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Advice

There’s this guy at the gym always giving advice. “Keep your back straight,” “you’re lifting too much weight,” “keep your arms parallel to the floor.” Without introduction, without invitation, he has guidance for newbies and veterans alike. Is he willing do demonstrate a technique? You betcha. Does he have some

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Heartfelt

I’m fine. It turns out there is nothing wrong with my heart. Indeed, thanks to the excellent health care that my privilege provides, I know for a fact that my heart is in good shape. I have unfettered access to an awesome doctor. I can call Robbie on a Sunday

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Outrage

Let’s consider a select half dozen of the fifty greatest movie quotes of all time. 1. Jimmy Cagney in White Heat, 1949: “Made it, Ma! Top of the world!” A gangster’s fury has led him to his last stand by an enormous vat of flammable liquid. He is hopelessly outnumbered

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Barriers to Service

Hoping to consult about a mutual client, I called the office manager of the psychiatrist. “Thank you for taking my call,” I began. “My name is David Altshuler. Dr. Schmeckleferritz and I have a patient in common. When might it be convenient for the doctor and me to consult?” “Dr.

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Safety First

Maria Montessori’s “follow the child” precept was especially cogent when parents knew where the child could reasonably be expected to be. Physically and intellectually, the world was a known, if not perfectly safe place. Parents staggered after toddlers as they waddled. If kids fell backwards on their padded bottoms, we

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Recommendation Letter

Recommendation Letter”Fernando’s insight’s into ‘Miranda vs Arizona’ were the most mature of any term paper I have had the pleasure to read in my 35 years of teaching at St. Harvey’s. In addition to displaying a complete command of the subject matter, Fernando went above and beyond, researching primary sources.

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It’s Electric

Invariably, there’s a question before the question. “Should I monitor my daughter’s electronic communication?” is usually preceded by, “Do I have reason to be concerned?” If you have no reason to question your adolescent daughter’s whereabouts, friends, safety, or choices, then you’re not going to monitor her electronic communication. Why

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Paying for College

Wealthy parents in Chicago are transferring legal guardianship of their children so that the family will pay less for college. Need based aid is based on income. Families with more assets and higher incomes qualify for less financial aid. If the Opulofskies have a combined income of $500K/year and have

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