Contestant's Case to Win
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Better grades in half the time!
That is what I did in collegeâ€¦learned how to earn much better grades, spending half the time I did in high school.
I had always struggled in schoolâ€¦from my elementary years through high school. I could spend hours studying for a test, then fail. I did not have any confidence in myself and assumed my intelligence was defined by grades...which were not very high!
As I started college, I knew something would have to change or I would not survive. So, I found a few books on â€śhow to prepare for collegeâ€ť and a student resource on campus. As a result, I learned how to study.
I went from getting mediocre grades in high school to getting a 4.0 my first semester of college! There was no reason I could not have done this well in high schoolâ€¦I simply did not know efficient study skills.
Since that time, I've been tutoring/teaching students of all ages how to learn (a skill that is usually NOT taught in school) and develop self-confidence. I am now a certified teacher, learning specialist, and author of SOAR Study Skills, a curriculum used in over 400 schools nationwide. I continue to work with students, parents, and educators through nationwide speaking engagements and web-based classes.
It is a wonderfully rewarding experience to help students develop confidence and become more successful in school! But, there is so much more work to do:
- 30% of US students drop out of high school.
- 40% of college students are required to take a remedial college course.
- 50% of college students drop out before getting a degree.
- 66% of high school HONOR students fall behind in college!
Most students simply do not know how to manage the work and their learning time. My mission is to reach as many students as possible and help them get better grades in less time, too!
Iâ€™m the proud mom of two wonderful children and an active sponsor of Foster Hope: http://flintcatalyst.com/fosterhope/, supporting foster children in my home state of Michigan.