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Paying for College

Ayude a sus hijos a tener exito en la escuela

ISBN: 9781572486751

By: Mariela Dabbah

Published: January 2008

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This book clearly explains the United States school system so Latino parents can maximize the benefit of their children's education. It begins with an overview of the U.S. system, and continues with the differences and similarities to the familiar Latin American countries' educational systems. It encourages parents to set aside their fears and directs them to work with the appropriate person within the school facility to guarantee that their children are getting the best education possible. In Ayude a sus hijos a tener exito en la escuela (Help Your Children Succeed in School), you will find out how the American school system works, what is expected of you and your children, and what your rights and responsibilities are. You will come away with all the tools you need to help your child not only adapt to the school system, but also to excel within it.

About the Author

Mariela Dabbah

Mariela Dabbah is the author of Help your Children Succeed in High School and Go to College, Help Your Children Succeed in School, How to Get a Job in the U.S. and the co-author of The Latino Advantage in the Workplace.

Mariela has been a frequent guest at “Wake up with Whoopi” (Syndicated Radio Show), “All Things Considered” (NPR), “Good Morning America” (ABC) “Today in New York” (NBC), “Despierta América” (Univision), “Cada Día” (Telemundo), “Directo desde Estados Unidos” (CNN en Español), “Temprano en la Mañana” (93.1 FM- AMOR), and many other TV programs and radio shows. She’s been interviewed by Business Week and Time and has been featured and quoted in publications across the country including the New York Times, Latina magazine and Vanidades magazine.

The author received her Master’s in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Buenos Aires. She was one of the owners of Flame Co., an educational book distributor, where she developed training programs as well as manuals for teachers and parents. Since the publication of her books, she has focused on her writing and speaking engagements.

As a speaker Mariela presents workshops and keynote speeches at corporations such as General Electric, American Express, Exxon/Mobil, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, HBO and Verizon, and at organizations such as the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, the New York State Association for Bilingual Education, Junior Achievement and others.

She is a contributor for Siempre Mujer (Meredith Corporation), Nexos magazine (American Airlines),, Crossover on Telemundo/ and is the columnist of Padres de Hoy (Hoy Chicago, Tribune) and Mujer de Hoy on Telemundo/ The author is the guest expert in several segments on Univision TV and radio and on the Telemundo network.

Mariela is the National Spokesperson of McDonald’s Education program for Latino students and the columnist on their website:

She presents and writes both in Spanish and in English.

The author lives in Westchester, New York and can be seen at and



Format: Paperback

Length: 8.25 in
Width: 5.25 in
Weight: 6.08 oz
Page Count: 128 pages


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