Parents Resources

The transition to college can be hard for both students and the loved ones who support them. Whether you’re looking to help your child smoothly transition to college or you want to help them get back on track after a rough semester, we’ve got free tools and paid services to help your student navigate college.

 

Resources & Services

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Free Resource Library

A great place to encourage your student to start building the habits, skills, and behaviors they need to succeed during college. Inside they'll access guides, workshops, and tools to help them earn great grades, manage their time, get organized, reduce stress, and figure out their major.

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1:1 Accountability Coaching (Online)

In these private sessions, Katy helps your student manage course work and commitments. Plus, she checks in weekly on their progress. This is a great way to hold students accountable and encourage follow through as they develop their own organizational skills.

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Follow Through Bootcamp

This 6-week group program guides students to take back control of their time and get a handle on all their homework and assignments. This is great for students who need to develop their skills, but also need coaching and community to make it happen.


 

Testimonials

 
I was overwhelmed with the thought of returning to school after 15+ years. After being out of school for so long, I had many questions on how to navigate my way back into the system. With Katy’s insight and understanding of the University system, not only was I able to find answers to my questions, but also have her insiders perspective on my individual circumstance. We were able to lay out all my questions and concerns on the table and prioritize my desires in accordance with the prospective Universities framework in mind. From there we established what would be the most practical and seamless route for me to reenter into the academic life. Thanks to Katy and her knowledge the prospect of returning to school was made much less daunting.
— Beau D., New York, New York
 
 
Working with Katy has helped me learn about myself, and that we all have to pave our own roads. I’ve learned to see different perspectives and ask questions. Katy’s guidance is invaluable.
— Amy C., Austin, Texas
 
 
When I found myself lost after graduating and trying to make the transition to the real world I tried to find resources about navigating post-grad depression. How do I cope with not finding a job right away? How do I make friends when you don’t have classes with people? Tips for building new routines or figuring out hobbies. My search found little to nothing. I have been an avid listener to CollegeHood Advice, and so I reached out to Katy to see if she knew of anything. She immediately offered to get on a call with me to talk about what I was experiencing. She listened and then talked me through my options for developing relationships as an adult. Everything she told me made complete and total sense I just didn’t have the benefit of “seeing the forest for the trees” as she put it. I am so happy that I reached out to Katy because she brought a lot of empathy and humor to a coaching session that left me feeling relieved and armed with tools to start creating meaningful friendships!
— Aaron K., Grand Prairie, Texas

Frequency Asked Questions

How do I know If my student is a good fit for your services?

Any rising college student or current undergraduate motivated to get the most out of their college experience and to learn and develop into a fulfilled and successful human can benefit from my services. My content, coaching, and programs provide holistic tools and support for current undergraduate students of all ages and backgrounds to develop key academic and executive functioning skills (learning, planning, decision making, organization, and time management) needed to succeed throughout college.

Developmentally, the college transition can be challenging and the late teen/early twenties can be a tumultuous time in a young person’s life. The right kind of help at the right time can be critical to a student’s personal and academic success. If your student is committed to starting college on the right foot or getting back on track after a difficult start, my services may be a good fit. However, if your son or daughter is struggling with bigger life issues that have either just manifested or have not yet been addressed, such as depression, anxiety, or addictive tendencies, it is advisable to address these issues first and consider academic coaching as an important form of support once appropriate treatment is sought. Often, poor academic performance is the first sign that a young person may be struggling with a more systemic issue.

Do You help students with college admission?

No, I do not currently assist with the college admissions process, but I can connect you with fantastic college essay coaches and admissions consultants. My services are focused on preparing and supporting students through the transition to college and the college experience itself.

Are Your services for high school students?

Yes! Although I do not assist with college admission, I do help current high school students and rising college students identify their major and cultivate key behaviors, habits, and skills like learning to learn, time management, decision making, and organization needed for college success.

are your services different than the Academic Support SErvices Found on my student’s campus?

Yes! My content, coaching, and programs focus on supporting a student’s personal development rather than on guiding them through a particular course or university system. I guide students to dive deeper into their personal habits, behaviors, and skills, hold them accountable and curate high-quality online resources and tools that they can access when they need them most. Clients report more effectively utilizing campus services and opportunities after working with me.

Additionally, our content promotes and guides students to intentionally and strategically utilize their college experience to get as much value from the experience as possible. My goal is to help students actively and intentionally engage with the experience so that they select a major that aligns with their interests, passions, and goals, connect with mentors and networks that will support their efforts, and gain relevant experiences that will prepare them for life beyond the classroom.

Do you help students earn scholarships and financial aid?

No, I do not provide any support regarding scholarship and financial aid at this time. But I’m always happy to refer to resources that can help.

Do you Provide services for students with learning differences?

Yes! Students with medical/psychological conditions or learning differences can benefit from my free resources, online programs and coaching services, however, I do not provide any specialized services and coaching tailored to these conditions. If you are looking for specialized therapies and treatments for a particular medical/psychological condition or learning difference I strongly recommend consulting the appropriate professional or provider for guidance.