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What we do

Less Stress, Better Grades, And A More Productive College Life

Our College Academic Coaching Program provides students with virtual coaching. With an approach customized to the needs of each students, our coaches work to help students increase self awareness, optimize learning effectiveness, and become more independent. Our weekly check-ins and routine communication with students helps them with:

  • Time Management and Planning
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    We teach students how to manage their tasks, create a weekly structure, plan for long-term deadlines and exams, and get started early so they are able to be a productive and effective student.

  • Study and Learning Strategies
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    We collaborate with students to create study plans for exams, introduce learning and study methods, and facilitate learning on a rolling, continual basis to avoid cramming and stress.

  • School/Life Balance
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    We help students find the balance between their school, extracurriculars, and social obligations. Our goal is to empower students to be involved and excel in their chosen activities while they excel in school.

  • Managing Stress
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    We serve as a sounding board and force of stability for students who need support managing their stress. We work to make sure students can manage themselves, manage their schoolwork, and provide an outlet for them so they can remain active and effective.

  • Utilizing Resources
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    We will assist students to identify, find, and schedule appointments with the resources at their disposal. Depending on the campus, this could include writing center, tutors, advisors, counselors, etc.

  • Self Awareness and reflection
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    We work with students to raise their levels of awareness so they better understand how they function and operate on a weekly basis. By helping them learn more about themselves and the way they learn, we can better help students meet their academic goals.

  • Goal Setting
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    We hold students accountable. By setting weekly goals and monitoring them, we will provide the appropriate level of feedback that will help college students push through stagnation, stress, lack of effort, or motivation.

Who we are

Zach

Zach

Director
 

Northwestern University – BS Learning and Organizational Change
Bank Street College of Education – MS Education.

Zach

 

Zach has spent over a decade working independently with students and families in the college admissions process. From test preparation to college matching, applications, and financial aid, Zach has helped students gain acceptance to their top choice schools.  Read More

Scott

Scott

Director
 

University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, BBA Business Administration
Roosevelt University, MEd Education

Scott

 

Scott received his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He went on to earn both a teaching certification and a Master’s degree in Education from Roosevelt University in Chicago.  Read More

Eric

Eric

Director
 

University of Wisconsin-Madison - BA English and History
Brown University - MAT Secondary English Education

Eric

 

Eric is happy to be living in the Madison area where he earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin. After graduating with a love of literature and education, Eric attended Brown University to earn his Masters in the Art of Teaching in Secondary English.  Read More

Steven

Steven

Director
 

University of Iowa – BA, Philosophy and English
University of Chicago – MA, Literature
University of Wisconsin-Madison – MFA, Fiction

Steven

 

Over the past six years, Steven has worked as a Teaching Assistant (UW-Madison), Lecturer in English (UW-Baraboo), English Advisor (Madison College), and Academic Writing Specialist (Mansfield Hall-Madison).  Read More

Our Coaches

Our coaches come from all educational backgrounds. They are teachers, psychologists, social workers, and counselors. They are trained at State Street Education and receive additional continuing professional development.

Latest Blog

The Big 3: Diet, Sleep, Exercise

The Big 3: Diet, Sleep, Exercise

 
November 5, 2019

Let’s take a look at a past student. After struggling his first semester in college and getting a 2.6 grade point average, we laid out a plan for him to improve his grades. The first few steps involved setting goals around attendance, weekly work, project management, and other academic-related issues.  However, we also had to […]

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Build Confidence by Stopping All the Comparisons

Build Confidence by Stopping All the Comparisons

 
October 22, 2019

In college, as in life, we are more productive and functional when we are in a more regulated emotional state. The more we can manage our anxiety, stress, and fears, the more productive and effective we can be. When college students compare themselves to others, it can be a frequent source of stress and do […]

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