Welcome to AAESS (pronounced ACE)! We support NYCC's mission by assisting and empowering students to reach their highest educational potential and personal development by:
Learning Strategies & Resources
Empirically based learning consultations are offered to all students via individual, group, and class sessions to help students improve their cognitive learning and memory, study and test taking strategies, and non-cognitive learning factors such as self-regulation, motivation, time management, and resiliency. Contact Mr. Peter Thompson or visit the AAESS page on the Student Portal for information and resources.
Tutoring is a common form of learning support and academic assistance available to NYCC students. The programs are designed to positively impact student learning outcomes and their coursework. Several options are available in specific subject areas based on the student's needs, including small group tutoring, ESL tutoring, open study / large group tutoring and individual tutoring.
All tutors meet strict qualifications, and receive the approval of the lead instructor(s) in the course(s) they are requesting to tutor. Contact Mr. Peter Thompson or the AAESS page on the Student Portal for information and resources.
NYCC is committed to equal opportunity in educational programs for all otherwise qualified individuals without regard to handicap or disability. In accordance with the Americans with Disability Amendments Act of 2008 and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Reasonable accommodations are provided to students with disabilities, at their request, upon review and approval of their formal documentation and the requirements of the program. Contact Mr. Peter Thompson or Ms. Dawn Stedge for information on obtaining accessibility services and documentation guidelines.
Academic advising is an important support resource available to all NYCC students. The AAESS office coordinates the faculty advising for the students enrolled in the Doctor or Chiropractic program, based on student requests, faculty recommendation, admission information, or academic needs. Faculty advising for other academic programs is coordinated by the respective program dean or directors.
Counseling services facilitate and promote the well-being, personal growth, academic success, and professional excellence of students, faculty, and staff within a safe, confidential environment. Services include outreach, education, consultation, and psychological support for a variety of issues, including: anxiety, depression, stress, family issues, relationship concerns, grief and loss, body image and substance abuse. Contact our counselors or visit the counseling page for additional information.
Pete Thompson, MS, BCC - Director of AAESS
Email: email@example.com; Phone: 315-568-3123
Pete earned his BA in Psychology from the University of Richmond, his MS in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University, and is a doctoral student in Human Development at the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester. He is a Board Certified Motivational Coach, and holds certificates of advanced study in Clinical Hypnosis and Conflict Resolution and Mediation. He has served as a Secondary School Counselor, Collegiate Swimming Coach, and as faculty and adjunct faculty for four colleges/universities. He believes wholeheartedly in our ability to develop ourselves through strengths-based approaches to learning, health and wellness. Pete is directly responsible for all services provided through AAESS.
Sarah Spiegelhoff, LMHC, NCC - Associate Director of Counseling Services
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 315-568-3272
Sarah is a licensed mental health counselor and nationally certified counselor. She completed her B.A. in psychology from Penn State University, and earned an M.A. and Ed.S. from Rider University. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Counseling and Counselor Education at Syracuse University. Sarah's clinical research interests include wellness, identity development, and integrated care. As a counselor she believes in providing therapeutic care to enhance holistic wellness. Carl Jung once said, "often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain," and together counseling and natural health care can work in harmony to support individuals in achieving their best health.
Johanna Bond, LMHC, NCC, MS - Counselor
Email: email@example.com; Phone: 315-568-3242
Johanna is a licensed mental health counselor and nationally certified counselor. She graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A., and the University of Rochester with an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling. She uses cognitive-behavioral techniques as well as motivational interviewing techniques, mindfulness, narrative therapy, and interpersonal therapy. She has a deep sense of curiosity and appreciation for the stories individuals share in counseling and she maintains strong confidence in the healing strength that comes from sharing space and sharing stories.
Dawn Stedge - Administrative Assistant
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 315-568-3064
Dawn supports the administration of NYCC's tutorial program, accommodations for students with disabilities, and schedules all appointments for the AAESS staff.
AAESS is located in the lower level of the Library building, near the Anatomy Lab