Award-Winning Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Ashley Bryan Interviewed in New Episode of Ear on Careers Podcast Series

Top-Tier Tutoring is extremely proud to present its latest podcast episode of “Ear on Careers,” during which Ashley Bryan is interviewed about being a Children’s Book Author and Illustrator.

West Orange, NJ, December 13, 2010 --( In the latest Ear on Careers podcast, produced by Top-Tier Tutoring, Ashley Bryan provides lively and heart-warming information to those who are interested in a career as a children’s book author and illustrator. To access this podcast, go to

In this podcast, Bryan, a modern-day Renaissance Man, discusses his path to becoming an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Bryan is a child of the Great Depression, and entered The Cooper Union Art School based on merit. He was drafted into World War II, returned back and completed his studies there before going to Columbia University for a degree in philosophy. He was named a Fulbright Scholar and studied art in France and Germany, before returning to the United States and becoming a college professor. He taught art at Queens College and Dartmouth College. It was only upon his “retirement” that he turned his talents to writing children’s books and illustrating them. His subjects typically encompass African-American stories.

“Ashley is a true inspiration,” states Michael Rivera, co-founder of Top-Tier Tutoring and host of this Ear on Careers episode. He continues, “His passion and love of life literally radiates throughout everything he touches. Children’s literature is so much richer thanks to Ashley’s storytelling and artistry.”

Top-Tier Tutoring produces a free podcast series, “Ear on Careers,” that introduces listeners to successful leaders in a variety of different fields, including business, industry, medicine, the arts, and so much more. It is the premiere career day podcast series on the internet geared toward those entering college or seeking to make a career switch. The Ear on Careers podcast series home page can be found at In order to see a listing of and listen to any of Top-Tier Tutoring’s podcasts, go to; either listen right on the computer or download the podcast. The podcasts also are available on iTunes and through other podcast directories.

Top-Tier Tutoring is an innovative tutoring and college planning boutique that offers standardized test preparation, college counseling services and tutoring for all high school courses, all on an individual basis. Founded by husband-and-wife duo Mike and Rhonda Rivera, the center is located at 623 Eagle Rock Avenue in West Orange, NJ. Top-Tier Tutoring is on the web at, and may be reached by telephone at 973-243-1212.

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