About Our Team
Hello, I'm Jennifer Sullivan, M.S., an educator of 20 years and author of 2 books: Sharing the Transition to College Workbook and Sharing the Transition to College: Words of Advice for Diverse Learners and Their Families. I created Fast Forward College Coaching to empower students and give them confidence and skills throughout all phases of their college journey. Working across four colleges and universities in my career (UCONN, Goodwin University, Mitchell College and the College of Mount Saint Vincent) I know the skills that successful students need and I want to share them with you and your student.
Dedicated to Supporting Diverse Learners
I recognize that diverse learners need to utilize a variety of supports in college and often need guidance in self-advocacy skills, understanding HOW and WHEN to ask for help. As the Director of New Student Experience and Parent Programming at Thames Academy on the Mitchell College campus as for 10 years, I am experienced supporting diverse learning high school and college students with anxiety, learning differences, ADHD, dyslexia, autism, visual and medical challenges - and their families.
Supporting Students That Struggle
Supporting struggling college students who have had difficult past academic experiences is one of our areas of expertise. Our coaching team is skilled at building rapport with even the most anxious and disengaged students. We provide a positive, non-judgmental professional relationship that allows students to find hope as they persevere through their college journey. We provide short-term and long-term goal setting and skill building to get your student back on the path to confidence and success.
Supporting First-Generation Students
Executive functioning skills are the foundation to college success for all learners. Research has shown that first generation students benefit from proactive college readiness programming which includes EF skillbuilding. We welcome partnerships with schools, community organizations and colleges to provide college access to all students through workshops and customized coaching support in the first year of college and beyond.
Parents Need Support Too
Parents have shared that they sometimes feel overwhelmed or guilty that their student is struggling or that they 'should have' done more to step in while their child was at college. You are not alone! We provide free parent resources including in-person & virtual workshops to help you find a community of families who truly 'get it'. I offer parent consultation to help you support your college bound student. I also share my expertise as a writer for CollegiateParent - read some of my articles here, here,and here!
We look forward to getting to know you and your student and hearing your story - both past and present. We're in this together.