Finding My Path:
College and Career Coaching


  

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Package Services
Individuals will be meeting with Marnie Winters, owner of Finding My Path: College and Career Coaching, for all appointments. If there are two or more individual services you are interested in and they are not available as a package, send an e-mail to Marnie Winters at [email protected] to see if she can out together a package for you.

You can return to the individual services page at any time. Also, special promotions may be offered periodically. The services listed on the special promotions page will be even more discounted than those listed on the special promotions page.

**Special note regarding price: Prices are subject to change at any time. Any student who has started a service that requires multiple appointments will not be subject to price increases that occur while their service is is progress. Any student who begins a new service after a price increase has been applied will be subject to the new prices. It is projected that price increases will happen on or around September 1 of each year, although it is possible that price increases may happen at any time during the year.

At this time, payments can be made in cash, by check, by money order or cashier's check. Credit card payments shall be offered in the future, but are not available at the moment.
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Assistance Completing Multiple College Applications:

This package is geared for individuals who know what colleges they want to apply to and they need assistance completing the applications. Marnie will be available to you in a face to face meeting, or by phone or Skype. She will help you complete the college applications, will answer your questions, and will help you make sure you have the right answers on the application.

This service has multiple packages available and you can select a package for up to five college applications. Appointment lengths and costs are listed below.

Length of appointments for two college applications: One 1 hour 30 minute appointment
Cost: $45
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Length of appointments for three college applications: One 2 hour 15 minute appointment
Cost: $67
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Length of appointments for four college applications: Two 1 hour 30 minute appointments
Cost: $90
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Length of appointments for five college applications: One 2 hour 15 minute appointment and one 1 hour 30 minute appointment
Cost: $112
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Assistance completing college applications and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):

This package is geared for individuals who know what colleges they want to apply to and need assistance completing that application, as well as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For the college application portion of the meeting, Marnie will be available to answer your questions, and help you make sure you have the right answers on the application. For the financial aid portion of this appointment, Marnie will explain the different types of funding and will help you make sure you have answered the questions correctly.

Special note: The FAFSA is free to complete, if you complete it yourself. The charge assessed by Finding My Path: College and Career Coaching is to compensate Marnie for her time to explain the different kinds of financial aid available, the basic financial aid process, and to assist you in answering the questions on the FAFSA.

This service has multiple packages available and you can select up to five college applications. Appointment lengths and costs are listed below:

Length of appointments for one college application for first tine FAFSA applicants: One 45 minute appointment and one 2 hour and 30 minute appointment
Cost: $97

Length of appointments for one college application and returning FAFSA applicants: One 45 minute appointment and one 2 hour appointment
Cost: $81
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Length of appointments for two college applications and first time FAFSA applicants: One 1 hour 30 minute appointment and one 2 hour 30 minute appointment
Cost: $119

Length of appointments for two college applications and returning FAFSA applicants: One 1 hour 30 minute appointment and one 2 hour appointment
Cost: $105
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Length of appointments for three college applications and first time FAFSA applicants: One 2 hour 15 minute appointment and one 2 hour 30 minute appointment
Cost: $142

Length of appointments for three college applications and returning FAFSA applicants : One 2 hour 15 minute appointment and one 2 hour appointment
Cost: $127
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Length of appointments for four college applications and first time FAFSA applicants: Two 1 hour 30 minute appointments and one 2 hour 30 minute appointment
Cost: $164

Length of appointments for four college applications and returning FAFSA applicants: Two 1 hour 30 minute appointments and one 2 hour appointment
Cost: $149
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Length of appointments for five college applications and first time FAFSA applicants: One 2 hour 15 minute appointment, one 1 hour 30 minute appointment, and one 2 hour 30 minute appointment
Cost: $186

Length of appointments for five college applications and returning FAFSA applicants: One 2 hour 15 minute appointment, one 1 hour 30 minute appointment, and one 2 hour appointment
Cost: $112

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Assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Scholarships:

This package is geared for individuals who need assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and assistance finding scholarships.

When completing the FAFSA form, Marnie will explain the different forms of financial aid available. She will be available to you to answer any questions you have as you complete the FAFSA and to help make sure you have answered each question correctly.

Special note: It is free to complete the FAFSA form if you complete it on your own. The charge assessed to use Finding My Path: College and Career Coaching is to reimburse Marnie for her time explaining the different forms of federal funding and state funding. It is also to reimburse Marnie for her time explaining the basic financial aid process and for her assistance in completing the FAFSA with you.

The scholarships portion of the package will require two different appointments. The first appointment will be an informational interview with Marnie. She will be asking questions to get to know you better, so she can search for scholarships that will be a good fit for you. She will ask questions such as where you plan to attend college, what major you are interested in, what career you want, your grade point average, and so forth. Having the answers to these questions will make the scholarship search more meaningful because she can select scholarships for you based on your strengths and interests. During the second appointment, you and Marnie will discuss the scholarships she has found for you to apply for and you will have a chance to ask questions. Marnie will also give you a list of scholarship companies and their website addresses, so you can search for more scholarships on your own time.


Length of appointments for first time FAFSA applicants: One 2 hour 30 minute appointment and two 1 hour appointments
Cost: $134
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Length of appointments for returning FAFSA applicants: One 2 hour appointment and two 1 hour appointments
Cost: $119
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Assistance Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Finding Scholarships, and Creative Funding:

This package is for individuals who need assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), finding scholarships. and are interested in alternative ways to help find money for tuition, books, and educational expenses. The FAFSA portion of the appointment will focus on you completing the FAFSA form with Marnie's assistance. She will also discuss the different kinds of financial aid available such as federal student loans, federal work study positions, federal grants, and state grants.

Special note: If you complete the FAFSA on your own, it is free. The charge assessed by FInding My Path: College and Career Coaching is to compensate Marnie for her time to assist you in completing the FAFSA form and explaining the different types of financial aid available.

When Marnie finds scholarships for you, she will find 10 scholarships you can apply for and she will also give you the names of companies and their website addresses, so you can research more scholarships on your own time. Marnie will hold two appointments for the scholarships portion of the package. In the first appointment, Marnie will conduct a informational interview with you. She will ask questions such as what college you plan on attending or currently attend, your class level (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or have not attended college yet), and your grade point average. The creative funding portion of the package will discuss ways to save money prior to starting classes, ways to earn money while in classes, ways to make your school supplies more affordable, and ideas to help you get your costs covered.

Length of appointments for first time FAFSA applicants: One 2 hour 30 minute appointment, one 1 hour appointment, and one 2 hour appointment
Cost: $164
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Length of appointments for returning FAFSA applicants: Two 2 hour appointments and one 1 hour appointment
Cost: $149
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Assistance Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Creative Funding:

This package is geared for individuals who need assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and creative ways to fund funds to help cover tuition, books, and educational expenses.


The FAFSA portion of the appointment will focus on you completing the FAFSA form with Marnie's assistance. Marnie will also discuss the different kinds of financial aid available such as federal student loans, federal work study positions, federal grants, and state grants.

The creative funding portion of the package will discuss ways to save money prior to starting classes, ways to earn money while in classes, ways to make your school supplies, and ideas to help you get your costs covered.

Length of appointments for first time FAFSA applicants: One 2 hour 30 minute appointment and one 1 hour appointment
Cost: $105

Length of appointments for returning FAFSA applicants: One 2 hour appointment and one 1 hour appointment
Cost: $9090
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Assistance Finding Scholarships and Creative Funding:

This package is geared for students who would like help finding scholarships and creative ways to find funding to help pay for your tuition, books, and school supplies. The appointment for finding scholarships will require two 1 hour appointments. The first appointment will be an informational interview. Marnie will ask questions regarding to where you go to college or where you plan to go to college, your class level (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or never attended college), your major, your future career, and your grade point average. Some colleges have stipulations on awarding scholarships funds, and some of the stipulations are focused on the areas that were just mentioned. If Marnie knows this information before beginning the scholarship search, it may help open some doors that would have not been opened otherwise. She will find 10 scholarships for you. In the second appointment, you and Marnie will discuss the different scholarships and you will be able to ask questions about them.

The creative funding portion of the of the package is geared for students who are looking for alternatives to borrowing money from the federal government to cover their tuition and educational expenses such as books and school supplies. Ideas discussed will include saving money prior to college, working while in college,  money making ideas while you are still in college, and other ways to get some of your educational costs covered.

Length of appointments: Three 1 hour appointments

Cost: $90
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Assistance Finding Scholarships, Writing Essays, and Creative Funding:

This package is geared for students who need some help finding scholarships, writing essays, and creative funding in order to help cover some of the tuition costs and other educational costs such as books and school supplies.

In the portion of the package dedicated to finding scholarships, two appointments will be needed. The first appointment is an informational interview, conducted by Marnie. She will ask questions such as where you currently go to college, or where you plan on attending in the future. She will also ask what your future career will be, what your major is (or will be, once you start attending college), your class level (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or never attended college), your major, and your grade point average. If Marnie has the answers to some of these questions, it may help open up some scholarship options for you. Marnie will find 10 scholarships for you to consider applying for and the two of you will discuss these scholarships in the second appointment. You will have a chance to ask questions.

The creative funding portion of the package is geared for individuals looking for alternative ways to find funding that can be used for tuition, books, school supplies, and educational expenses. Topics covered includes saving money prior to college, working while in college, ideas to make money while you are in college, and other ways to get some of your educational costs covered.

Since many scholarships require a written essay when applying for a scholarship, assistance writing essays is part of this package. When selecting this package, individuals can select the one with the amount of essays they would like assistance in writing and critiquing. Before starting your writing, you and Marnie will have a 30 minute appointment where you will Marnie will discuss writing a good essay. Marnie will give you a document that discusses how to write a good essay. Once finished, you will begin writing your essays. After you complete an essay, you will e-mail it to Marnie for critiquing. After each critique, you and Marnie will meet to discuss the recommended changes. You will have a chance to ask questions.

There are several different options for this package. The options are based on the amount of essays you would like to have critiqued. See below for package options:

Length of appointments for assistance with one essay: Two 1 hour appointments, four 30 minute appointments
Cost: $119
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Length of appointments for assistance with two essays: Two 1 hour appointments, six 30 minute appointments
Cost: $149
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Length of appointments for three essays: Two 1 hour appointments, eight 30 minute appointments
Cost: $179
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Length of appointments for four essays: Two 1 hour appointments, ten 30 minute appointments
Cost: $209
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Length of appointments for five essays: Two 1 hour appointments, twelve 30 minute appointments
Cost: $238
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Assistance Finding Scholarships and Writing Essays:

This package is geared for individuals who want assistance finding scholarships and assistance writing essay. Many scholarships require applicants to write an essay as part of the application process. The scholarships portion of the package will require two different appointments. The first appointment will be an informational interview with Marnie. She will be asking questions to get to know you better, so she can search for scholarships that will be a good fit for you. She will ask questions such as where you plan to attend college, what major you are interested in or have declared, what career you want, your grade point average, and so forth. Having the answers to these questions will make the scholarship search more meaningful because she can select scholarships for you based on your strengths and interests. During the second appointment, you and Marnie will discuss the scholarships she has found for you to apply for and you will have a chance to ask questions. Marnie will also give you a list of scholarship companies and their website addresses, so you can search for more scholarships on your own time.


The essay assistance portion of this package will allow Marnie to help you with essays. This portion of the package will require multiple 30 minute appointments. In the first appointment, Marnie will give you a document with essay writing tips and strategies. You and Marnie will discuss this document together and you will have a chance to ask questions. After the appointment, you will begin writing essays. After writing each essay, you will e-mail it to Marnie for critiquing and the both of you will meet to discuss recommended changes. Marnie will critique each essay two times.

This package is available for up to five  essays. Appointment lengths and costs are listed below.

Length of appointments for finding scholarships and assistance writing one essay: One 1 hour appointment and four 30 minute appointments
Cost: $90
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Length of appointments for finding scholarships and assistance writing two essays: One 1 hour appointment and six 30 minute appointments
Cost: $119
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Length of appointments for finding scholarships and assistance writing three essays: One 1 hour appointment and eight 30 minute appointments
Cost: $149
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Length of appointments for finding scholarships and assistance writing four essays: One 1 hour appointment and ten 30 minute appointments
Cost: $179
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Length of appointments for finding scholarships and assistance writing  five essays: One 1 hour appointments and twelve 30 minute appointments
Cost: $209
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Assistance Completing College Applications and Essays:
 
Many competitive admission colleges require an essay as part of their admissions process. This package is geared for individuals who want to apply to a college that requires the essay for admission.

When completing the admissions applications, Marnie will be available through a face to face meeting, or by phone or Skype, and will answer any questions you have and will help you make sure you have the right answers in the right places.

The essay portion of this package will require one 30 minute appointment, prior to any essay writing on your part. Marnie will give you a document with essay writing tips and strategies. You and Marnie will discuss the information on the sheet and you will have a chance to ask questions. Upon completion, you will write your essay. Marnie will do two critiques and the two of you will meet after each critique to discuss the recommended changes.

Each college application will require a 45 minute appointment. 

Appointment lengths and costs are below:

Length of appointments for one college application and one essay: One 45 minute appointment and three 30 minute appointments
Cost: $67
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Length of appointments for two college applications and two essays: One 1 hour 30 minute appointment and five 30 minute appointments
Cost: $119
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Length of appointments for three college applications and three essays: One 2 hour 15 minute appointment and seven 30 minute appointments
Cost: $172
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Length of appointments for four college applications and four essays: Two 1 hour 30 minute appointments and nine 30 minute appointments
Cost: $224
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Length of appointments for five college applications and five essays: One 2 hour 15 minute application, one 1 hour 30 minute appointment,  and eleven 30 minute appointments
Cost: $276
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Assistance Writing Multiple Essays:

Many scholarships and competitive colleges require essays as part of their scholarship process or admissions process. This package is for individuals who just want help with essay writing either for a college admissions application, a scholarship, or any situation requiring an essay. 

The very first appointment will be between you and Marnie and in it, she will be give you a document with essay tips and strategies on it. Marnie will discuss the information on the document with you and you will have a chance to ask questions. Next, you will write the essays and Marnie will critique each one and will meet with you after both critiques to discuss recommended changes.

This package is available for up to five essays. Appointment lengths and costs are listed below

Length of appointments for one essay: Five 30 minute appointments
Cost: $75

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Length of appointments for two essays: Seven 30 minute appointments
Cost: $105
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Length of appointments for three essays: Nine 30 minute appointments
Cost: $134
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Length of appointments for four essays: Eleven 30 minute appointments
Cost: $164
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Length of appointments for five essays: Thirteen 30 minute appointments
Cost: $194
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How to Succeed in College and How to be Organized in College:

This combination of services is geared for individuals who want to prepare to do well in school. Topics covered include utilizing school resources, organizing homework, time management, organizing your study space, and strategies and tips that will make your life much easier, plus much more.

Length of appointments: Two 1 hour 30 minute appointments
Cost: $90
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How to Succeed in College, How to be Organized in College, and Study Skills:

This combination of services is geared for individuals who want to prepare to do well in school, and employ good study habits and study skills once they get to college. Topics include utilizing school resources, organizing homework, time management, organizing your study space, preparing for a test, and taking effective notes in class, plus much more.

Length of appointments: Three 1 hour 30 minute appointments
Cost: $134
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How to be Organized in College and Study Skills:

This combination is geared for students who are looking for organization strategies and tips, and also study tips. Topics included are time management, organizing your study space, organizing your homework, organizing your study time, preparing for tests, completing homework, and taking effective notes in class, plus much more.

Length of appointments: Two 1 hour 30 minute appointments
Cost: $90
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College Research Report, College Cost Estimator, and Cost Reduction Report, Plus Assistance Completing 5 College Applications:

This is geared for individuals who want to have their college research completed, to have a cost estimator for each college listed in the report, how to reduce college costs, and also need assistance completing up to five college applications. A report will be created for you with 15 colleges that would be a good fit for you to apply to, based on your interests, wants, and needs. A college cost estimator will be prepared for you that will give you an estimate on how much it will cost to attend each particular school. A report will be generated that will discuss ways to reduce your costs and ways to help minimize your costs.

Length of appointments:

One 1 hour appointment
One 1 hour 30 minute appointment
Two 2 hour appointments
One 2 hour 15 minute appointment
One 2 hour 30 minute appointment

Cost: $335
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College Research Report, College Cost Estimator, and Cost Reduction Report, Plus Assistance Completing 5 College Applications, and Assistance Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):

This is geared for individuals who want to have their college research completed, to have a cost estimator for each college listed in the report, how to reduce college costs, and also need assistance completing up to five college applications and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. A report will be created for you with 15 colleges that would be a good fit for you to apply to, based on your interests, wants, and needs. A college cost estimator will be prepared for you that will give you an estimate on how much it will cost to attend each particular school. A report will be generated that will discuss ways to reduce your costs and ways to help minimize your costs.

Length of appointments:

One 1 hour appointment
One 1 hour 30 minute appointment
Two 2 hour appointments
One 2 hour 15 minute appointment
One 2 hour 30 minute appointment

Cost: $335
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College Research Report, College Cost Estimator, and Cost Reduction Report, Plus Assistance Completing 5 College Applications, Assistance Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and Assistance Finding Scholarships:

This is geared for individuals who want to have their college research completed, to have a cost estimator for each college listed in the report, how to reduce college costs, and also need assistance completing up to five college applications, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and want assistance finding 20 scholarships in which to apply. A report will be created for you with 15 colleges that would be a good fit for you to apply to, based on your interests, wants, and needs. A college cost estimator will be prepared for you that will give you an estimate on how much it will cost to attend each particular school. A report will be generated that will discuss ways to reduce your costs and ways to help minimize your costs.

Length of appointments:

One 1 hour appointment
One 1 hour 30 minute appointment
Four 2 hour appointments
One 2 hour 15 minute appointment
One 2 hour 30 minute appointment

Cost: $454
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College Research Report, College Cost Estimator, and Cost Reduction Report, Plus Assistance Completing 5 College Applications, Assistance Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Assistance Finding Scholarships, and Assistance Completing Essay's:

This is geared for individuals who want to have their college research completed, to have a cost estimator for each college listed in the report, how to reduce college costs, and also need assistance completing up to five college applications, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, want assistance finding 20 scholarships in which to apply, and want assistance with writing 10 essay's for college applications and scholarships. A report will be created for you with 15 colleges that would be a good fit for you to apply to, based on your interests, wants, and needs. A college cost estimator will be prepared for you that will give you an estimate on how much it will cost to attend each particular school. A report will be generated that will discuss ways to reduce your costs and ways to help minimize your costs.

Length of appointments:

Two 1 hour appointments
Eleven 1 hour 30 minute appointment
Four 2 hour appointments
One 2 hour 15 minute appointment
One 2 hour 30 minute appointment

Cost: $930
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Study Skills and Time Management:

 

The study skills and time management services go hand in hand. Effective study skills are built on good time management practices. These series of appointments teaches you how to implement good study skills, strategies and tips, and how to effectively prepare for tests and write papers. It also teaches you how to effectively manage all of your time, to juggle all the tasks you have, goal setting, and making best use of your study time.

 

Length of appointments: One 1 hour 30 minute appointment and two 2 hour appointments

Cost: 164

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Study Skills and Time Management:

 

The study skills and time management services go hand in hand. Effective study skills are built on good time management practices. These series of appointments teaches you how to implement good study skills, strategies and tips, and how to effectively prepare for tests and write papers. It also teaches you how to effectively manage all of your time, to juggle all the tasks you have, goal setting, and making best use of your study time.

 

Length of appointments: One 1 hour 30 minute appointment and two 2 hour appointments

Cost: $164

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How to be Organized in College, How to Succeed in College, Study Skills, and Time Management:

 

This combination of services will help make your time as a student a lot more effective, relaxing, and stress free. It will help ensure you do well, get good grades, and graduate. Tips and strategies will be given on how to have your environment and studies organized, how to study effectively, tips and strategies for doing well on tests, papers, and homework, and how to successfully manage your time, both personally and academically.

 

Length of appointments: Three 1 hour 30 minute appointments and two 2 hour appointments

Cost: $253

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How to be Organized in College and Time Management:

 

These appointments will focus on organizing your room, homework, and college events, as well as managing your time. Organizing yourself in college and time management are two fitting appointments to be together because they will provide you with structure that will enable you to do well in college and graduate.

 

Length of appointments: One 1 hour 30 minute appointment and two 2 hour appointments

Cost: $164

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Group Presentations and Special Speaking Engagements:

In addition to individual services and packages, group presentations and special speaking engagements are available for any topic listed in the individual services section or packages section. Group presentations and special speaking engagements can also be arranged for any college-related topics not listed on this website. The benefit to this service is that multiple people can attend an information session on any topic and the cost to attend will be significantly lower than by purchasing individual services or packages. Please contact Marnie Winters, owner of Finding My Path: College and Career Coaching, by phone at 614-364-5709 or by e-mail at [email protected] for more information.

Length of presentation/speaking engagement: Varies
Cost: Varies