According to report put out by the ACT, a college testing agency, the national average in the United States for college freshman retention rate in 65.7%. That means that roughly one third of college freshman in American colleges will not make it to the second year there. There are a variety of explanations for this startling number, but for most they lack the resources needed to make the difficult jump into higher education. While most colleges have services designed to support their young students, such as academic support centers, counselors, residential monitors and a host of academic specialists, many of them are overbooked and under-motivated to take personal interest in the success of individual students. The staffs are also frequently drawn from the school’s own student body or recent graduates, lacking the experience to provide the know-how needed to guide them effectively. Moreover, the systems can often be abstract or difficult to use, resulting in many students simply giving up on them.
We have a staff of experienced educators with impressive academic backgrounds who can provide comprehensive support to young college students in a variety of areas, with one primary and focused goal: the help a new student thrive in the academic, extra-curricular and social forums of higher education.
- Straight Academics: Students can benefit greatly under the tutelage of an expert in any field.
- Study Skills: Preparing effectively for quizzes and tests outside of class time.
- Executive Function: Setting up and checking with a student on their planning and self-management, with classes and extra-curricular activities.
- Developing Relationships: effectively beginning and pursuing relationships with professors.
- Social Challenges: non-invasive coaching through complex social issues and their interface with academics and extra-curriculars.
- Mental Health: Negotiating mental health and its role in maintaining a healthy balance for success.
- Life Management: Guidance on course selection, extra-curricular commitments, and balancing the demands of family life.
The meetings can be conducted online through user-friendly software, recommended two to three times per week in frequency, offering excellent flexibility in scheduling and availability. If the student believes they have all extra-curricular management of their life covered on their own, the sessions can take a largely academic quality, focusing strictly on course material.
Ultimately, the goal for these teens and young adults is to create autonomy and self-actualization, but throwing a young girl or boy into the deep end at the Y who has not yet ventured into such open water is rarely a good way to teach the freestyle. Having this type of individual and devoted service in taking off the metaphorical training wheels can make a huge difference. With so much care in finding the right place for your teen to succeed, it only makes sense to follow that up with the resources to allow for their transitional success.
• Science (Earth Science, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, Psychology & Physics)
• Mathematics (Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, Pre-Calculus & Calculus)
• English Literature and Language (All levels and subjects)
• Foreign Languages (Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Latin, Greek & more)
• History (World, Human Geo, US, European, Comp Gov, Modern, Ancient, All subjects)
• Extra Curriculars (Music, Art History, Film Studies, Computer Programming & more)