COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PREP MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Our program is designed to help families who want to get the level of guidance they need to help their child discover their passion, create effective habits for their future, and create a game plan and strategy for your child throughout their academic career.
With purpose and care, we pair your child with a mentor on our team to work with your child throughout their academic school year to keep them on target, healthy, and happy.
If your child has access to upgrade their thoughts, discipline and relationships, they have the ability to upgrade their life. We have seen so many high achieving families plateau. They’re successful, but their children are capable of so much more – and they know it. The most important thing they need to do is align themselves with mentors who can shift how they think. Connecting with coaches and mentors can give them new strategies and tools that open new doors, and their eyes, to the next level of life is a winning recipe for success.
Having a leading college consultant by your side, your child will achieve peak performance in school, emotional intelligence, and finding their passion. Also, having mentors to help you in this process will help to develop an incredible synergistic relationship in your home. By having both pillars strong, the foundation of your relationship will fuel fulfillment and achievement in your life. Perspective. Strategies. Relationships. That’s why you join.
MENTORSHIP PROGRAM COMPONENTS
OUR PROGRAM INCLUDES
Each student pairs with a mentor that will guide them through their academic career and their interests throughout the year. Our mentors are impressive and influence students to take steps into the right direction.
We believe that any goal can be achieved with the right strategy, the right goals, and the right mentor. At the same time, accountability is a key ingredient to success. We conduct all of our mentorship meetings over video so your child deeply connects with their mentor. This way the mentor will hold your child accountable each step of the way and continue to update you on their progress.
Watching your child grow, learn, and develop into an amazing human being is like nothing else in the world. But it’s stressful. Oh, so stressful. Because as parents, we care so much about our children and want them to live the best life possible – and this begins with the right education. Are they taking the right classes? Do they need any academic help? Where can I get that help? What about extracurricular activities? How do these play a role in my child’s overall development and ability to succeed? Will they get into a great college? Who can I talk to? Who can THEY talk to? How do I find the help I need to make sure my child is on the right path for them? Here’s the thing: Most of the time, we have a strategic plan for our career plans and business goals, with a board of directors and mentors to back us up. You wouldn’t dream of pitching your career goals without having a plan and good advisors by your side, so everyone knows that your dreams and goals are taken care of. So, why would you go it alone when it comes to the most important person in your life – your child?
STUDENTS WILL BENEFIT FROM
ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND GOAL SETTING
Mentors will work directly with your child on talking them through course selection, progress reports, and report cards to ensure your child is not over-studying for classes and being efficient in their study habits to ensure good grades. We will also discuss the importance of tests such as SAT, ACT, and PSAT when these come up in conversations to make sure your child knows the deadlines and how to handle these exams. Recommendations will be made if the mentor feels your child needs to be paired with tutors to aid in stress management to ensure your child reduces stress and anxiety in their academic career.
THE UNIQUE ADMISSIONS ANGLE: EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Many students may have strong academics and test scores, but lack in their activities. We help to find activities with them that they are excited about, and if there aren’t any, we help them to create those activities in their communities. This is important as we want to show consistency throughout their academic career to help them stand out in the college admissions process.
LIVING A PURPOSEFUL LIFE: FINDING YOUR PASSION
Gupta believes that passion is everything in life. We will help to cultivate a love of learning and passion towards everything your child puts their hands on. We will help to foster their passion through our one on one mentorship and give recommendations to help them test and trial things throughout their academic career so they are not just focused on grades, but also the bigger picture called life.
THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTRIBUTION: COMMUNITY SERVICE
Gupta has built a school in Africa in her father’s name, and participates in community service every single year. Each of our mentors believe that giving back is a crucial part of being a citizen of the world, and we will emphasize this in our recommendations.
MONTHLY AND YEARLY PROGRESS REPORTS
As parents, we know you are extremely busy – and our team will be providing reports so that you have an up-to-date view on your child from each component we cover. We want to make sure you know what is happening and have a touch point email to make sure you are well-aware of everything happening with your child.
HAPPY AND HEALTHY: STRESS AND TIME MANAGEMENT
They say the second leading cause of death in teenagers is suicide due to stress and mental breakdowns. We believe that mentorship will be a major way to combat this statistic over the next 20 years for this age category. Our goal is to make sure that we customize every single program we do with each child to ensure their stress and time management is handled well and they are happy and feel they are doing things they love during their time at home.
WELL-ROUNDED LEARNING FOR THE REAL WORLD: EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
One of the biggest issues we continue to see is smart students who lack communication skills, emotional intelligence, and presentation skills. We will continue to polish and help students to learn these softer skills so that they can be not only intelligent on the academic side, but also on the other side that truly matters in college admissions now.
LEARNING TO TAKE CHARGE: LEADERSHIP GOALS
We believe that our children need to learn how to take leadership initiatives in the activities they participate in. We help students to build confidence, security, and certainty in their leadership skills and create their own voices in their communities.
SAVING MONEY: SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE
We know that college tuition has doubled in the last 10 years, and we strive to help students to continue to look into scholarships throughout their career to aid in their own education. We like to build this level of ownership in the child to push them to see that it is possible to save money for their own education. Many students can receive a range of $30,000-$300,000 in scholarships.
HOW OUR PROGRAM WORKS
This program is to help students that are looking to get into a competitive college in the US that want to have mentors that will guide them every step of the way to ensure a happy, healthy home environment. The skills learned from mentors will help them not only in their journey to college, but later in life in finding internships, jobs, and into adulthood.
Every plan includes:
• Strategy Calls
• Email Access to Mentor 24/7
• Year Progress Reports
• Monthly Progress Reports
• VIP discounted pricing to Gupta’s workshops
GAME PLAN FOR MENTORSHIP
Initial Assessment Call
Our senior college admissions consultant will conduct a video call interview with your child to get to know their background, interests, and much more. From this, we will pair your child with the perfect fit mentor to conduct the mentorship calls
THE MAGIC BETWEEN THE MENTOR AND MENTEE
Depending on which program you choose, either Standard, Silver, or Gold, we will schedule your calls to cover the components listed earlier in each call to ensure your child is on track. In these calls, the student and mentor will connect thru video and progress reports will be created after each call. Instead of creating a cookie cutter program, College Shortcuts prefers to allow our mentors to customize each experience with each child. Therefore, we structure only around frequency of calls, but we focus on the mentor and mentee relationship to ensure that they are creating magic together one on one, verses treating every child the same and into buckets and categories based upon their interests. We believe every child is different, and therefore, every client that joins us has a custom package and custom recommendations that are made to each family. The reason we do this is because many other agencies will bucket students and then create cookie cutter plans and guidebooks that eventually make all students look the same. Therefore, we leave room for magic to happen between our mentor and mentee to develop custom planstogether – then, no students and game plans are alike.