240: Two New Coaches Reflect: What Do Students Struggle With Most?

26 Nov

Academic coaches get an intimate view into family life and student struggles. In this episode, Gretchen interviews two recent graduates from her training program about what surprised them most, and gleaned some great tips for families about how to be … Read More »

239: 5 Ways Parents, Teachers and Students Can Work Together

19 Nov

Have you ever noticed that adults often have higher expectations for students than for themselves? Gretchen shares her latest thinking about the ways in which both teachers and parents have made the teens in their lives the “identified patient”, and … Read More »

238: Colleges Love Good Grammar!

12 Nov

Too many students have poor grammar, and it weakens their writing. This has become increasingly obvious to Megan as she works with students on writing their college admissions essays. If you are looking for skills to build or strengthen with … Read More »

237: 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Parents of Teens

5 Nov

Parenting teens is hard! Recently Gretchen asked all the coaches in her Facebook group for their advice to parents of their clients. Here is a summary of what they said — in a convenient and memorable top 10 list. We’ve … Read More »