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Failing Up: A Professor’s Odyssey of Flunking, Determination, and Hope.

When people first meet Barbara Hong, they often conclude that her life must have always been enriched. They assume she had loving, successful parents and all the support she needed to reach her goals. Nothing could be further from the truth. Hong’s path to an Ivy League university and beyond started in a filthy tenement in Singapore where she lived with an abusive father and an illiterate mother...

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Speaking Engagements (Keynote, Training, and Professional Development)

As an international speaker, Dr. Hong has been invited by US State Department and institutions of learning worldwide to share her expertise in the areas of teaching and learning from the cognitive science perspective. Even though her research targets college students with disabilities, her area of focus is on helping all students develop self-awareness, self-advocacy, self-regulation, and self-empowerment, also known as self-determination...

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Academic Coaching

Are you, your child, or your student having difficulty in their studies. Dr. Hong provides one-on-one personalized guidance on how to learn and how to study; structure and manage time; develop self-awareness and self-discipline; set goals and increment objectives; enhance skills in communication, self-advocacy, self-motivation.

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Dr. Hong professor, author, speaker, and trainer has over 20 years of experience in education. For a detail professional profile, click here.

Areas of Expertise

"Cognitive science of teaching and learning", "How the brain learns", "Deconstructing learning and studying" are a few of Dr. Hong's areas of expertise. For more click here.

Contact Me

For speaking engagements, media inquiries, appearances, academic coaching, consulting, training, or professional development click here.