College Coaching Services
Build Your Student's Confidence, Time Management Organization & Self-Advocacy Skills To Create College Success -
Freshman Year Through Graduation!
New College Students
Learning the new (often 'hidden') systems of college can be tricky and overwhelming. New college students 'don't know what they don't know' so a little extra support can be just what your new college student needs! Jennifer Sullivan meets with new college students in their first year of college and beyond - working with your student every step of the way.
Send your student off to college with reassurance that an experienced educator is supporting and guiding their transition to college.
Students with Learning Disabilities
This package provides expert support as your student begins their freshman year of college. Often beginning 2 weeks before the semester starts, students will be guided by a professional who prepares them for the academic and executive functioning issues and challenges they may encounter. Conversations about self-awareness, learning styles and the accommodation process help students to identify academic and disability supports on their campus that can support their learning disability.
Students with Autism
This package provides expert support as your student begins their freshman year of college. Often beginning 4 weeks before the semester begins, students will be guided by an expert educator who prepares your student for the academic, executive functioning, social and self-advocacy issues and challenges that your new college student may encounter. Virtual coaching sessions offer structure and predictability to your student's schedule.
Students with Executive Functioning Challenges
This package provides expert support as your student begins their freshman year of college. Often beginning 2 weeks before the semester begins, students will be guided by an experienced coach who prepares your student for the executive functioning issues and challenges that your new college student may encounter. Support includes reminders to check college email, time management, organization and planning.
Struggling College Students
We understand there are many reasons why students struggle. We help disengaged students understand that they can 'do college' and most importantly put into place a plan with concrete strategies to create college success. We help students connect with their campus supports and understand how to function effectively within their college's academic, technology and social structures.
We specialize in explaining the variety of disability supports available to college students and discuss the accommodation process walking beside your student (and their parents) every step of the way.
Students Who Experienced a Difficult Semester
Expert support will help your student process previous difficult college experiences and identify a plan for future success. Building your student's confidence and belief in themselves as a capable learner is essential. Building rapport from Day 1, we are experienced in working with the most reluctant or disengaged learners.
Transferring to a New College After a Previous Difficult Experience
College systems are tricky to navigate and we help students proactively identify and navigate support systems within their new campus environment. We also help students process previous difficult experiences (if necessary) to address emotional obstacles to success.
Re-Entry After a Withdrawal / Medical Leave
Creating a support plan that includes connections to campus and community supports is extremely important for a student returning to campus after medical or academic withdrawal. Jennifer Sullivan helps families and students proactively navigate the return to campus with proactive planning and conversations about structure that is best for your student in addition to connecting to a network of supports .
EXPERTISE IN HELPING STUDENTS APPLY EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING SKILLS TO HIGHER EDUCATION
Building time management skills
Create daily structure for homework completion
Identify and utilize tools to support organization of papers, belongings & electronic files
Connect with campus academic and mental health supports
Increase self-advocacy skills and ability to talk to professors with confidence
Create productivity habits that will lead to success whether learning on campus or virtually at home
Connecting to accessibility supports and help navigating the accommodation request process
Reminders to regularly check email and online learning management systems
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Here are the hallmarks of what we do.
Easily Building Rapport with Students
We create genuine connection and trust with students in a non-judgmental environment. Students who feel safe and listened to are more likely to open up and share honestly about their strengths and struggles. Student honesty and self-awareness is the first step toward growth.
Exceptional Communication with Parents
Frequent and honest communication with families is very important. Trust is built on communication. We communicate with families every week.
Encouraging Accountability & Independence
We provide student check-ins to provide accountability and to reinforce skill development. We also like telling students generally how awesome they are.
Intentional Skill building
Embedded skills in every meeting - not just talking. Although we like to talk with students, we also use informal conversations as a way to embed important skills and topics.