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Academic Excellence

“You provided the tools that I needed to work through my fears and complete the work. I am happy to say that I have finished all four courses and I have earned my degree thanks to your qualified care.” – Deidra V.

“I would highly recommend the academic coaching program to anyone who wants to achieve academically, as well as overcome their anxiety and performance issues.” - Natalie

“Thanks to LWS my daughter got accepted into an Ivy League college and is doing really well.” – Mrs. J.

“If it were not for Dr. Gourdine, I don’t think I would have finished high school. I was so stressed out that I stopped going to school at one point. She gave me the courage to go back and succeed.” - Natalie

Some statistics say that one in four students will drop out of college; others say half of all students who enter college will drop out. Either way, these are troubling statistics for dropouts considering the following: The Census Bureau states that workers with bachelor’s degrees in 2008 earned about $26,000 more on average than workers with a high school diploma. College grads also seem more likely to get jobs with health insurance.

Preparing for and entering college can be daunting and stressful. You as an individual are completely responsible for your behaviors whether it be motivation, organization or study habits. Without the proper time and guidance to develop healthful behaviors, you or your child could easily fall into the large percentage of college dropouts.

The Academic Excellence program is created to reinforce and maintain positive academic behaviors with a life coaching approach. The program is tailored to the individual needs of students involved and can help prepare for transitions to middle school, high school, college and graduate school.

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School Age

It’s never too early to start preparing for success. While schools can address special needs, it’s more difficult to find a program to help develop… MORE

High School

Many high school students have remarked “the first couple of years don’t matter, colleges just look at your performance as a junior and senior.” Nothing could be more misleading. MORE


The U.S. Department of Education estimates that the traditionally four year Bachelor’s degree now usually takes six years. Co-ops and internships lengthen the process and require… MORE

Graduate School

Many careers now require a degree beyond that of the traditional four-year program. From nurses to police officers, psychologists and teachers, a Master’s degree or… MORE



Gain heightened awareness and focus by adding Mindfulness to any LWS program. Learn more!

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