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Boats in the Water

College Coaching For Students Returning After a Withdrawal

Your student's journey may be complicated. We are here to make their steps a little bit easier -

for them (and for you)

Support is Ideal For:

  • Students who previously withdrew from college due to academic, social, mental health or medical challenges

  • Students who may need extra support navigating the academic, social and disability related systems of college

  • Students who may have increased anxiety returning to a college environment which affects their executive functioning skills, ability to problem solve and ask for help during times of increased stress

Strategies May Include:

  • Reminding student to regularly check college email account

  • Reminding student to regularly check college / university learning management system (Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, etc.)

  • Time management utilizing student's cell phone, alarms, reminders, schedules, planners and software apps

  • Create daily schedule for homework completion

  • Create weekly and monthly schedules to support long-term planning and scheduling

  • Identify and utilize tools to support organization of papers, binders & electronic files (Google Drive and desktop folders)

  • Build and practice study skills and test preparation

  • Decrease procrastination 

  • Increase task initiation

  • Connect with Accessibility Office to request accommodations

  • Connect with campus academic supports such as writing center tutoring center, Academic Advisor, etc.

  • Role playing conversations with professors and other campus staff

  • Connect with campus mental health supports such as counseling center, Accessibility Office, etc.

  • Create productivity habits that will lead to success whether learning on campus or virtually at home

Coaching includes:

  • Virtual meetings via Zoom

  • Text reminders of meetings to assist students' working memory

  • Email, phone and text communication with parents as needed (minimum 1x week included with all coaching)

  • Meetings on weekdays and weekends

  • Flexibility to increase or decrease coaching at any time (you're never locked into a contract)

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