006: How to Overcome Procrastination and Disorganization

31 Aug

The most common complaints teens and their parents make when they come in for academic coaching is “procrastination and disorganization!” During this episode, Gretchen helps students overcome these two common ailments: Step One: Collect Your Tools.  It pays to be thoughtful about what … Read More »

005: 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring A Tutor

25 Aug

There are appropriate (and inappropriate) times during the school year or college admission process to hire a tutor. Make sure you know the ins and outs of when and how to hire a tutor so that you can save time, … Read More »

004: Realistic Options to Save and Pay for College

20 Aug

How do college-bound families keep up with the escalating, and ever changing, cost of higher education? Is it possible to make a realistic plan for paying for college that works with your family’s budget? In this week’s episode, Andrea Travillion reveals … Read More »

003: The Best Family Meetings are FUN

18 Aug

The word “meeting” sounds so boring, so why would anyone, parent or child, want to do one?! This week on the podcast, Julie Smith debunks the myth that meetings aren’t fun, and provides a number of tips for how — in … Read More »

002: College Admissions Timeline: Are You Behind Yet?

18 Aug

As a college admissions expert and test prep guru, Megan gets questions all the time from panicked parents worried that they are dangerously behind on the journey to get their teen into the perfect college for their teen. In this podcast, … Read More »

001: 5 Failsafe Tips for Creating Your Best School Year Ever

12 Aug

To help listeners start the 2014-2015 school year off with a bang, Gretchen reveals five strategies for how students and parents can set themselves up to have their Best School Year Ever. These five strategies, which can all be implemented … Read More »