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Pick the Right College and Major. Everything You Need to Know

Ms. Scott, MEd
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Students will learn how to determine if a college is the right fit for them based on their personality, skills, goals, the location, cost and more.

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
2 lessons//2 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Identifying Your Skills and Interests
Scholars will take an assessment to identify their favorite subjects in school, their unique skills and rate their interest level in activities spanning the 16 career fields. Based on the assessment results, students will use the US bureau of Labor Statistics to research jobs within their top career fields. This research will help them determine if the required education, salary, working conditions, location and more are suitable for them. They'll then reflect on what career they want to pursue.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Choosing What's Best For You
Now that scholars have a better idea of what career they want. They'll research college majors and schools that are best for that career. Various factors including majors offered, size, cost, location, population, student life, sports division and more will be used to determine if a school is the right fit for them. When the class is complete, students will have the tools to continue in their search on their own (or with family, counselors, etc.) in the future.
  • Students will have greater knowledge about what types of jobs/careers exists, which relate to their interests and skill set, and how to pick a major based on their interests, skills and other factors. They'll understand how to identify the differences between types of colleges such as private vs public, junior college vs trade schools and more. Additionally, students will have experience searching for colleges and universities and they'll use a list of criteria such as majors offered, acceptance rate, campus size, student life activities, cost, teacher student ratio and others to determine if the college is a good fit for them.
I am credentialed in the state of California to teach English and other related topics. I was trained in and have taught AVID, a college and career preparation course, to multiple grades. At 13, I started taking college classes at the local junior college at night after middle school. I graduated with my Associate's Degree less than 1 year after graduating from high school. I transferred to University of California, Davis where I received my Bachelor's Degree and have gone on to attend and graduate from two private universities. I have been where these students are with regard to figuring out what major to study and college to choose. I can help them know their options so they are prepared for this next chapter of their lives.
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Scholars will complete an assessment to help them identify their skills and interests.
Grades Offered
 2 files available upon enrollment
Paper for taking notes on the colleges (preferably lined paper either loose leaf or a notebook). A pencil (recommended) or pen. If a pencil is used a sharpener or extra lead and an eraser should be handy. If a pen is used, white out tape should be handy if possible.
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The students will take a Career Clusters Interest Survey which will be provided to them. They'll receive handouts with the 16 Career Clusters also know as career fields or industries and a short list of jobs that fall within those fields. 

They will conduct research about those fields on the US Department of Labor and Statistics website if they have access to that site or they can Google the different industries and jobs to find out more information. 

They will also search different colleges and compare them using the list of criteria (cost, scholarships available, location, etc.) from multiple websites.
Joined March, 2021
Teacher expertise and credentials
California Teaching Certificate - English/Language Arts
Hi! My name is Ms. Scott and for over 20 years I've been helping scholars develop their writing skills and excel. Scholars love the positive and fun energy I bring to our sessions. While I tend to focus on English, specifically writing, I'm also a... 
Group Class


weekly or $50 for 2 classes
1x per week, 2 weeks
45 min

Completed by 6 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 15-18
2-7 learners per class

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