Professional Development Coaches
PD Coaches provide assistance with resume/cover letter/personal statement development; interview preparation; and entrepreneurial ventures; as well as support with jobs, internship, and scholarship searches.
Supervising PD Coach at City College
Maxine Starr is a former CUNY graduate with a BA in Sociology, a minor in Philosophy and a Masters Degree in Social Work. Maxine has fifteen plus years of experience working with people with various disabilities. She has lectured on the Disability Act and available service, and has helped design and restructure programs that serve the disabled population.
Maxine has lobbied in Albany for funding and service improvements for CUNY students, She has worked with Community Based Organizations dealing with language barriers, poverty and limited resources. Maxine Starr’s goal is to empower as many people as she can and improve the disproportion in service accessibility.
Peter Prescott is the City Tutors PD Coach for chapters outside of City College. A graduate of Boston University, where he majored in philosophy and psychology, he hails from New York's Adirondack mountain region. Now an independent developmental editor and literary agent representing non-fiction authors to print and e-publishers, he also facilitates the editing, design, marketing and production stages of his projects. His first work was writing for Boston's public broadcasting station. He then segued into book publishing in field sales for McGraw-Hill, then as a science acquisition editor for Houghton Mifflin, then for Random House.
A mid-career switch included the Sotheby's Works of Art graduate program that qualified him as an appraiser, but he returned to academic and professional life science book publishing as an editor respectively for Hanser Verlag, Cornell and Oxford University Presses. As an experienced "Book Man," he has visited and served the faculties of many college and university campuses across the USA. Peter volunteers through Search and Care community agency visiting the needy elderly. He is interviewing people entering or in retirement for a book about aging and how they find meaning and purpose in life.