What we do

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

Our Academic Coaching Program provides students with virtual coaching. With an approach customized to the needs of each student, 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. 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 students push through stagnation, stress, lack of effort, or motivation.

Who we are




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



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




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



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

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

Notecards: Why they still work

Notecards: Why they still work

September 9, 2020

By Scott Lutostanski As the years go on, education continues to change more and more. Technology infiltrates classrooms and most schools will give every student their own chromebook. The curriculum becomes more and more personalized, catering to the needs of each individual student as teachers and districts try their absolute hardest to make school as […]

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Pitfalls for Students to Avoid when working from home

Pitfalls for Students to Avoid when working from home

September 1, 2020

If you’ve been reading and following my blogs, then you know I typically start them by saying that this is an unprecedented time. It truly is! And because of that, students need to put a constant focus on how they can be productive and how they can get work done on their own. These are […]

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