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One-On-One High School Success/Pre-College Mentoring (Ongoing)

Designed to offer high school students an accountability partner, trusted adult, & consistent encourager, this personalized course offers 8th-12th grade students a non-parent trusted adult to gently guide them as they navigate high school.
Carissa H, Independent College Consultant & Mentor
61 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
year old learners
learner per class


Charged weekly
30 minutes per class


Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
I own my own college consulting business and I have mentored high school students since 2014 and continue to do so today through two non-profit organizations both virtually and in-person. Professionally, I've guided high school students through educational transitions from one school to another, from one country to another, and from high school into college. I have also worked with students who were struggling academically and needed the additional encouragement and accountability of a mentor. In addition, I have mentored/coached students through the college admissions process as well as through college. 

I hold an Independent Education Consultant certificate, an M.A in Teaching English as a Second Language, and a Bachelor's degree in Sociology with minors in English and Spanish. 

I have a wide range of experiences living in a very diverse range of communities, which enable me to connect with students from a variety of different backgrounds. 
My own experience includes living in:
- a typical Midwestern small city
- a diverse downtown area of a Northeastern city
- a small, conservative, religious community in Missouri
- a liberal college town
- a lower-income, medium sized city
- an historic Puerto Rican small town
- a large city in Western Europe

Mentoring and encouraging students, watching them grow, mature, and achieve is the ultimate role of trust and responsibility, and a role I do not take lightly.
Depending on the student and topic and frequency of meetings, occasional homework may be provided. Parents have a say in this! Any homework given though will always be recommended, not required.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
30 minutes per class, and maybe some time outside of class.
One goal of mentoring is to develop a trusting relationship between the student and mentor. For this reason, I will not share every detail your teen shares with me. I will not share recordings of this course for that reason unless a serious concern is brought up that the parent should be aware of, and in this case, the parent (and potentially Outschool, depending on the concern), will be notified in writing as well. (Students will be made aware of this policy at the very beginning as well.) However, I'm happy to send occasional, short updates to the parent. I strongly recommend that all parents and learners have their own log ins and passwords to keep messages between teacher and parent private.
There is no set curriculum for this course. However, where appropriate, from time to time articles or videos may be utilized when appropriate to the topic of discussion. Parents will be notified/given the chance to approve/reject the use of a resource if the teacher determines it could be considered controversial, includes a topic that may be considered too mature for the student's age, and/or includes any negative language.


Carissa H, Independent College Consultant & Mentor
Lives in the United States
College Application Process Manager & College Essay Coach
61 total reviews
164 completed classes

About Me

I am an Independent College Consultant, own my own college consulting business, Equipped College Consulting, and on Outschool, I offer college admissions mentoring. I walk alongside students, helping them stay organized, on track, and motivated... 
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