Dedimus Potestatem

Dedimus Potestatem

5 employees
8 years in business

About this pro

Amanda has been teaching students of all ages for over ten years.  Before becoming a teacher she held a leadership position in a number of different industries and found that her passion lay in the motivation and empowerment of individuals and groups. Amanda has worked on political campaigns, with activist collectives, with NGO's and NPO's, with private corporate clients and schools in NY and NJ.

Amanda has taught at Hackley Preparatory, Leman Preparatory School, the Packer Collegiate School, the Resurrection Episcopal Day School,  The Hewitt School, The Hudson School and more. Amanda also teaches private in home classes for students from Dalton, Hunter, St. Bernard's, Horace Mann, The Riverdale Country School and Chapin. 

While attending college Amanda took particular interest in Psychology, Philosophy and Sociology. These subjects instilled in her the importance of cultural differences, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills which have been invaluable to her in her years of networking and leadership. Amanda taught a variety of subjects while in school and fell in love with the rewards that came with being an educator. She continued to teach after graduating and has employed her skills as an orator for various companies, charities, Presidential and Congressional campaigns.


Amanda has trained under Dr. Daniel Shapiro (Founder of the Harvard International Program on Negotiation) at the Harvard Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and at the Institute for Personal Leadership at Columbia Business School.  She will be attending Oxford in the summer of 2018 to study International Politics. Her aim in founding Dedimus Potestatem is that on a person to person basis she may help people discover the joy and freedom that comes with the empowerment of the self and, consequently, the empowerment of others.

I love empowering students of all ages. 

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Brooklyn, NY 11225
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Clients communicate their objective and goals

We set up lessons based on availability

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Oxford University: International Politics

Harvard Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School: Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Business Leadership

Columbia University: Leadership

College of Southern Nevada: Psychology

Four years experience as a judge for the New York Debate League

Have conducted Leadership & Business Development Seminars in Eastern Europe, Africa & North America

Seven years experience in Business & Leadership Development

I have trained individuals, Government Leaders, Corporate Teams & Teachers 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I charge the current market price in NYC for a tutor

How did you get started teaching?

I have been teaching for over ten years. I started working with children and adults while I was in high school. My first job was a teaching position.

What types of students have you worked with?

Preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school, college, adults and senior citizens

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently trained over 450 people as part of a week long Leadership & Business Development summit hosted by the First Lady of Southern Nigeria. My students were Government works, business owners, CEO's of non-profits, teachers and leaders from all over Southern Nigeria. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Choose someone that empowers you. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What is it you would like to achieve? Set an immediate goal, a six month goal, a year long goal and a five year goal. 

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