Private College & Career Counseling

We offer a variety of private college counseling services to help your child seamlessly navigate the college admissions process. An expert college coach will work one-on-one with your child on any or every step along the way to getting into the school of his or her dreams.

College Coaching 1.0

Your personal college coach will:

  • Support with brainstorming and development of essays
  • Support with brainstorming and development of resume
  • Multiple rounds of editing and feedback on essays and resume
  • Review and feedback on written applications

This package is ideal for a student who knows where he or she wants to apply and has a plan for tackling most application tasks. This student primarily needs guidance on the written elements of the application process.

30 hours of hands-on support; one coach

Consultations are free. Contact us to learn more (615) 398-1171.

College Coaching 2.0

Your personal college coach will:

  • Support with brainstorming and development of essays
  • Support with brainstorming and development of resume
  • Multiple rounds of editing and feedback on essays and resume
  • Review and feedback on written applications
  • Develop a personal college checklist with action items, etc.
  • Support with completing all application action items, including detailed guidance on testing and college visits, etc.
  • Research and consultation regarding scholarships and/or financial aid
  • Review and feedback on scholarship and/or honors application
  • Practice sessions and feedback to prepare for admissions interviews
  • Support throughout decision-making process following acceptances

This package is ideal for a student who knows where he or she wants to apply and has a general sense for potential major(s) and/or career path(s). This student needs support organizing and completing all the application steps.

50 hours of hands-on support; up to two coaches

Consultations are free. Contact us to learn more (615) 398-1171.

College Coaching 3.0

Your personal college coach will:

  • Evaluate student’s academic and extracurricular record
  • Assess student’s strengths, areas for growth, interests, motivations, and learning styles
  • Develop a student profile with aligned career and academic paths
  • Conduct in-depth college research and present ideal college options to student and family
  • Work with parents on their role in the college process
  • Support with brainstorming and development of essays
  • Support with brainstorming and development of resume
  • Multiple rounds of editing and feedback on essays and resume
  • Review and feedback on written applications
  • Development of a personal college checklist with action items, etc.
  • Support with completing all application action items, including detailed guidance on testing and college visits, etc.
  • Schedule auditions, interviews, and portfolio reviews (if applicable)
  • Research and consultation regarding scholarships and/or financial aid
  • Review and feedback on scholarship and/or honors application
  • Practice sessions and feedback to prepare for admissions interviews
  • Support throughout decision-making process following acceptances

This package is ideal for a student seeking the most comprehensive support from determining which colleges are the best fit for him or her to completing all application tasks to making the final decision.

100 hours of hands-on support; up to three coaches

Consultations are free. Contact us to learn more (615) 398-1171.

Career Coaching with Gameplan

Thrive Tutoring partners with Gameplan, an expert in career coaching, to provide private career coaching to high school students. Gameplan offers two packages:

Complete Gameplan Career Exploration: 

  • Ten, one-hour private sessions with Gameplan’s founder using their exceptional curriculum designed to:
    • provide students a framework for career development;
    • teach students how to identify their values, abilities, interests, skills, and preferred environments;
    • practice activities—including at least one informational interview—that strengthen student understanding of the World of Work; and
    • find potential “matches” between students and careers and develop an ambitious yet plausible plan to pursue these in college, trade school, or during a gap year.

Mini Gameplan Career Exploration: 

  • Five, one-hour private sessions
  • This is a shortened version of the complete Gameplan package and is a perfect complement to any of Thrive Tutoring’s college coaching packages.

Hourly College Coaching

We will provide any of the college coaching services listed above for an a la carte hourly rate. For context, one hour is sufficient for revising on one essay if the essay has already been constructed.

Consultations are free. Contact us to learn more (615) 398-1171.