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The mission of The Balanced Student is to help students increase academic productivity, with an emphasis on physical and mental wellness.


The Balanced Student provides customized instruction and support to help all students identify and achieve their goals.

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Diversity Students

Student Coaching

Customized individual academic coaching sessions to meet the needs of each student.

  • Study Skills and Strategies

  • Goal Setting

  • Time Management and Procrastination

  • Organization and Executive Functioning

  • Wellness - Sleep, Stress

  • Relationships


Parent Coaching

Customized coaching sessions to help parents improve their relationship with their adolescent.


  • Communication and Personality Styles

  • Adolescent brain and behavior (Why do they do that?!)

  • Setting Limits and Power Struggles

  • Negotiating Transitions and Control

Groups & Workshops

Customizable workshops for groups of students or parents. Whether you have a topic in mind, or need a few suggestions, request more information below and let's get planning!

Video Conference

College Essentials

Customized coaching sessions to help students successfully transition to college-life with confidence.

  • Assess college-readiness and study habits

  • Address academic skills

  • Personal care and wellness

  • Life skills

  • What is student academic coaching?
    Academic coaching is a form of mentoring that helps clients meet their goals through insight and support. Study habits and skills are assessed, and strategies are tailored to support students’ opportunities for growth, mental wellness and academic success. These strategies are customized to meet students’ needs and are anchored in developmental theory and neuropsychology.
  • My student doesn't seem motivated, will coaching be effective?
    For any type of coaching (personal, artistic, athletic) to be successful it requires that participants be motivated to making improvements. Students will get out of the coaching experience what they put into it. What oftentimes appears to be a lack of motivation in students is, instead, an inability to figure out how to approach tasks. When feeling overwhelmed or ineffective students may stop trying or may even subconsciously choose to fail. Coaching helps students identify ways to increase their motivation and experience the rewards associated with reaching their full potential.
  • How long will it take to see results?
    For the type of goals and objectives set by students it would be reasonable to expect results by the end of 3 months. There is a direct relationship to the amount of effort put forth by the student and the results achieved. The number of coaching sessions required varies by student, but most students achieve desired results after 4 to 10 sessions. Many students opt to schedule monthly maintenance sessions to help sustain their motivation and accountability.
  • Is academic coaching worth the cost?
    The costs associated with academic coaching are an investment. The skills instructed, practiced and developed will remain with students throughout their lives. The acquired skill set will be generalizable to all facets of life for years to come.
  • How can I support my student if they resist getting help?
    Students are not the only ones who struggle with our intense achievement culture. Parents find it difficult to strike a balance between support and intervention. This dynamic can increase the already volatile parent-child relationship as the academic rigor and stakes increase. Parents are encouraged to participate in coaching to learn more about the developing brain, stress management, communication, and other relevant topics to facilitate the overwhelming task of parenting in today’s achievement culture.

Who I help:

My passion is helping middle school, high school & college students (and parents!) who feel overwhelmed and stressed-out by today’s high-stakes educational environment. I see students, often high-achieving, who have become almost paralyzed by the academic pressures and their inability to successfully identify what they need to do and how to do it. These students are lacking skills. Many students have been high-achievers most of their lives – completing homework in class or on the bus and not really needing to study while still earning high grades. So, what happens? Rigor. Lots of rigor. As students advance through middle school, high school and even college, there comes a time when the rigor starts to outpace their ability to “wing it” and do well.

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