Life Skills

Tour of Colleges: Experience a New College Each Week!

Looking for a quick and easy way to learn about college options? Each week we'll discover one college, looking beyond the rankings to really see what each school offers -- academics, admissions, scholarships, dorms, socializing and more!
Carissa H.
54 total reviews for this teacher
New class
Class

30 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week

14-17

year olds

1-8

learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Pacific Time

Next on Mon May 30

Meets Once per week
Sunday
12am - 12:30am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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Description

Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn about a large variety of colleges throughout the USA, and occasionally, colleges abroad offering degrees taught in English.
I've worked with students making education transitions (from a foreign high school to an American high school, from high school to college, and from college in home country to college in foreign country) since 2010 both through my professional career and through volunteering at two non-profit organizations. I have been assisting students specifically with applying to and starting college since 2014. I hold a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language, and I have worked as an advisor at a university for over five years. I am completing my Independent Education Consultant certificate in 2022, and I regularly take classes and attend professional conferences to improve my skills in helping students evaluate and select colleges.  As an independent college counselor, I visit college campuses (both in-person and viritually) to learn as much as possible about each school. I am also an Associate Member of IECA, the professional organization for independent education consultants. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class will expose students to many different colleges, which will include public and private (religious and non-religious) institutions. As many private schools often have a religious affiliation or background, this may be pointed out when discussing a private school in a purely informational manner. Any colleges or universities that are discussed in class are for informational and educational purposes only. A college's inclusion in the class does not constitute any endorsement by the teacher. Each student is responsible in determining if a college is ultimately a good fit for them. There are many ways to 'do college,' and all ways are valid.

Majors (and college extracurricular activities) can vary widely, and some of these may not appeal to some students or parents, whether for religious reasons, individual viewpoints, or personal experiences. The goal in showing students the majors and/or activities available at a college is to inform students of the options out there. By taking this class, parents acknowledge that students may be exposed to some majors, extracurricular activities, and/or colleges they would not want their student participating in.
The link to each week's college's website will be shared in the classroom after each class as well as a link to the college's page on the National Center for Education Statistics' College Navigator Profile for those students who would like to further research the institution.

Teacher

Carissa H.
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
College Preparation & Transition Mentor, International Education Professional
54 total reviews
138 completed classes

About Me

Due to personal projects, school schedules, and travel, my summer course offerings are extremely limited this year. I plan to again offer several one-on-one college application mentoring classes and group admissions classes starting in August. If... 
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