What does a DIY project have to do with executive function coaching?

A topic I often focus on with students is project management, or how to break down a project into smaller, manageable pieces and set a corresponding timeline. Creating bite-sized tasks can make anything seem more approachable, and a good ole DIY project is no different. I’ve known I wanted to repaint this desk for myContinue reading “What does a DIY project have to do with executive function coaching?”

Senior Summer Send-Off #4 with Anna

To round out our Senior Summer Send-offs, we hear the experience and perspective of a recent graduate who made the decision to take a gap year.  Anna has deferred from Stanford University, and she’s excited to travel to Ireland this fall.  I hope you’ll find her insight as interesting as I have! Let’s dive inContinue reading “Senior Summer Send-Off #4 with Anna”

Senior Summer Send-Off #3 with Isaac

Isaac may be new to New Orleans, but between online summer coursework and an early move-in at Tulane University, he is well on his way!  Read on for Isaac’s recommendations for a successful transition to college and his reasons for choosing Tulane. How did you spend this summer? “Once my camp was canceled for theContinue reading “Senior Summer Send-Off #3 with Isaac”

Senior Summer Send-off #2 with Ryann

Ryann is counting down the days until she heads to the University of Maryland.  She is joining the Public Leadership cohort of the College Park Scholars program, and her enthusiasm for her upcoming drive to College Park is contagious!  Read more about her interest in Maryland, connections she’s already formed with classmates, and her recommendationsContinue reading “Senior Summer Send-off #2 with Ryann”

Senior Summer Send-off #1 with Josh

As incoming first-year students make their way to campus (or sit tight and log in from the comfort of home), I wanted to shed some light on different students’ experiences.  To kick off our senior summer send-off series, I connected with Josh, who is heading to Michigan State University, in East Lansing, Michigan, a large stateContinue reading “Senior Summer Send-off #1 with Josh”

The ins and outs of pre-reading

In a recent student meeting with one of my college students, we focused our time on preparing for a writing assignment (write a rhetorical essay) based on an assigned reading (a case study about a woman who was terminated from her job after posting a disparaging remark on social media).  Many times, such as thisContinue reading “The ins and outs of pre-reading”

Learn more and stand out when you can’t connect with colleges in person

In a recent webinar with admission representatives from across the country, I heard from directors and deans of admission from a variety of colleges and universities who shared that they will not be making their usual fall school visits in light of COVID-19.  While this is, of course, both unsurprising and disappointing for rising seniorsContinue reading “Learn more and stand out when you can’t connect with colleges in person”

Executive Function and Your Brain’s CEO: What is EF and how can coaching help?

A lot of the work I do focuses, of course, on executive function.  But what happens when someone doesn’t know what this term means?  At best, our work becomes less effective, but at worst, it can mean we might not get the help we need.  Let’s take some time to discuss this term and thinkContinue reading “Executive Function and Your Brain’s CEO: What is EF and how can coaching help?”

College Visits from Your Couch: Which type of visit is best for you?

What a time to be college searching!  Perhaps you had your college visits lined up for April vacation, only to have to put the kibosh on them due to COVID-19 lockdowns.  Perhaps you’re still thinking about possible schools to add to your college list for this fall.  Or, maybe you’re a rising junior who’s tryingContinue reading “College Visits from Your Couch: Which type of visit is best for you?”