Academic Reach:  FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

Why zoom?

  • Zoom (free) is very easy to use web and phone based application. It allows for voice, video and screen sharing. Students must be visually present to participate as body language is important and students need to be able to see my screen so they understand how to use the tools.

Will parents get progress updates from Dr. C?

  • Because it’s likely that parents are underwriting the cost of Academic Reach, some communication with parents will be provided. However, that will only be limited to weekly attendance.
  • To ensure student’s success in the program, what is shared during group and individual meetings must remain confidential.

Why does Reach end on December 3?

After 9 weeks of coaching, most students should be ready for independence. Some students will prefer not to have the extra accountability and communication with Reach during finals week. However, others may want the support during final exams. So the program is flexibly designed to stay connected at the level that best meets student’s needs.

How much individualized attention is provided?

  • An hour of individual coaching is available each week of the program. These sessions can be a brief as 15 minute check-ins or as long as an hour when there’s something that requires some digging or more intense work.

What if students have to miss a session?

  • Students schedules can be hectic at times. However, it’s really important that group work together so they can benefit from their shared journey. Sessions will be recorded and available to view later if a missed session can’t be avoided.

Why work with Dr. C?

  • Dr. C has accumulated over 25 years of expertise working with students experiencing academic challenges. Check here for a complete overview of her qualifications.