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Life Skills: College 101 - Create a 4-Year College Success Plan Camp (Seniors)

In this camp, college-bound scholars create a multi-year plan for college success with a highly successful college coach whose college scholars win fellowships, intern/work for at top firms, and get accepted to top grad schools.
Demeka Mays, M.Ed.
10 total reviews for this teacher
New class
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60 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 2 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Through lecture, discussion, and interactive independent and collaborative activities, scholars will 
1. Research, know, and understand the graduation requirements for their college/university. 
2. Research and know the course/credit unit requirements for their intended major and create a multi-year collegiate academic plan.
3. Research campus, experiential, and pre-professional activities and create a multi-year collegiate activities plan.
4. Research and understand assessment requirements for professional or graduate school and create a multi-year collegiate assessment plan.
5. Align multi-year plan with undergraduate major and post-graduate interests.
As an independent college counselor and education consultant for federal and state granted-funded programs, I have developed award-winning college and career readiness programs that have been scaled and replicated in several schools and districts. In these capacities, as well as my formed district and building roles, I have helped thousands of students of varied socioeconomic and academic programs succeed in getting accepted into the colleges, universities, and post-secondary institutions of their choice. Ninety-five percent (95%) of Pinnacle Prep scholars get into one or more of their top three choices. I consider my own two children’s success my greatest college counseling accomplishments because both graduated valedictorian (two years apart), were accepted to Stanford, MIT, five-six Ivy League universities, and several Top 20 colleges, and earned $2.5 million in merit scholarships together.
Short Research/Writing Tasks 
Posted Questions/Group Discussions 
Scholars will access course resources, ask questions, and post responses to discussion questions via Google Classroom. Students will use one or more of the following writing programs and applications to complete assignments: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .pages, .rtf, .txt, Google Docs, Google Slides, etc. The assignments may also be typed directly into the chat box option.
No formal assessment. The teacher provides informal feedback during class.
2 hours per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
My role is to provide coaching and guidance to scholars. My role does not involve making decisions for scholars, writing applications or essays, creating the 4-year plan or college list, completing FAFSA, or any other action that may be deemed unethical in practice and counterproductive to scholar taking ownership for his/her/their own college journey. While I guarantee to provide high-quality, coaching and support, I do not make any guarantees that scholars will succeed excel at every high school endeavor or be admitted to their schools of choice, as intrinsic motivation and a number of other variables relative to a scholar's qualitative and quantitative data inform high school and college success.
Scholars will reference their intended college or university's websites to locate relevant information to inform their Pinnacle Prep Multi-Year #Aim2GetAdmitted College Success Plan. Scholars will also reference teacher-selected articles, videos, and resources. 


Demeka Mays, M.Ed.
Lives in the United States
Get Lit and #Aim2GetAdmitted to your top-choice college with an award-winning educator, mom of two valedictorians/Stanford & MIT students/Ivy League admits, literacy specialist, college writing instructor, and college counselor. My goal is to help all children develop college and career ready literacy skills and to succeed in their #Aim2GetAdmitted to their schools of choice.
10 total reviews
14 completed classes

About Me

My name is Demeka, and I am beyond excited to be a part of the Outschool community! I love working with children from across the globe and of all different ages. I mainly teach classes that are research-focused (e.g., how to conduct scientific or... 
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