College Coaching for Students Returning After a Difficult Semester

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Support is Ideal For:

  • Students who experienced academic, social, executive functioning, mental health or medical struggles in a previous semester

  • Students who did not reach their full potential in a previous college semester 

  • Students who struggled to connect with and/or understand the importance of learning supports provided by a campus Accessibility Office (to register and receive accommodations)

  • Students looking for guidance and support in navigating learning and disability supports in higher education

  • Students who lack confidence, resilience and a growth mindset as a result of their experience in a previous semester

  • Students who struggle with their identify as a person with a disability as a result of their experience in a previous semester

Includes:

  • Virtual meetings via Zoom

  • Text reminders for students

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

  • Access to all Fast Forward College Coaching professional coaches on weekdays and weekends

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