York, PA (PRWEB) July 29, 2006
As the anticipation and nervous energy of entering the fall semester of college begins to mount college students throughout the nation would do well to find a qualified life and student coach. David Ritchey, The College Coach at http://www.davidritchey.com is a life coach that helps students succeed with their college goals by following the precedence set by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation of personalized attention and support for the individual student.
Many students coming out of high school and even returning college students are ill equipped to handle the stress and demands of college life. “In today’s fast paced world there are more concerns for college age students than ever before. We are seeing an alarming rate of college students drop out before graduation,” says Ritchey. “My desire is to help them over the finish line by teaching life skills and lessening their stress level.”
Statistics from the American College Health Association state that college student stress is the number one impediment to academic performance contributing heavily to a 50% (college.gov) dropout rate across the nation. By obtaining a college coach students can learn to lessen stress in order to reach their potential and create their college success.
"Students need to balance the social demands of college and the academic demands. Many freshmen, for example, party a lot during the first part of the semester and when the rubber hits the road about October with midterms, they can really feel stress,” states Tammy Coder Mikinski, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist based in Kansas City.
For more information on how The College Coach can eliminate stress and focus on success for you or your college age student contact David Ritchey at 717-845-1008, or visit http://www.davidritchey.com
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