College Coaching Services

College Coaching Services

College coaching allows students and their families to approach the college process with an informed perspective on the array of postsecondary options available for their children. The coaching process aims to prepare each child for the numerous elements of the college application process while considering account the goals of the parents and the child. The college coach has a wealth of knowledge about the colleges and universities that offer support for students with diagnosed disabilities. College coaching may begin as early as 9th grade, but families can start the process at any point during the student's high school career.

Below are some of the highlights of college coaching that are available through Themba Tutors

One-on-one coaching to students and families to guide them through the college process, including help with the following:

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Extracurricular activities

Which activities pique the student's interests and passions

Community service

Which options are available and the most appealing to the student

Letters of recommendation

Who to ask, how to ask, and when to ask


Help to explore interests and options and secure internship positions.

Summer plans

What is the most productive way to spend the summer months?

Bridge programs

Which programs, if needed, will help the student prepare for college.


Writing resumes, cover letters, and personal statements.

Mock interviewing skills

Preparation for college and job interviews.

College applications

Completing college applications, supplements, and essays.

Campus tours

Where to go, what to see, and which questions to ask.

Career/personality assessments

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Strong Interest Inventory.

The counselor can help develop an appropriate college list based upon the fit between the student and the college and can offer the following

  • College Coaching ServicesInsight into the many colleges/universities that offer accommodations for learning disabilities.
  • College Coaching ServicesAssistance developing a reach, safety, and target list of schools.
  • College Coaching ServicesHelp to discover the colleges/universities that offer accommodations for learning disabilities.
  • College Coaching ServicesHelp to figure out the specific programs that are available and determine which are the best fit for the student, considering the student’s interests and learning disabilities.
  • College Coaching ServicesGuidance in figuring out the supports available in the dormitory setting helps the student understand which types of life skill supports are available for the student if needed.