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Two Harvard Grads Share
Decades of Experience

A groundbreaking course to help students thrive emotionally, socially, and academically in college

Presented by Petr Placek and Tatum Hutton

Two Harvard graduates present a course to help students succeed emotionally, socially, academically, and financially in college. 



For years, Tatum has envisioned teaching a course on successful college transition. Her vision began to take shape after meeting Petr, a fellow alum. Rather than simply offering advice and repeating common tips, Tatum aimed to provide students with tangible tools that would truly enhance their college experience. This is where Petr's innovation shines; over the past 7 years, he has developed Shovel, a groundbreaking software system designed just for college students.


Throughout 2024, Petr and Tatum dedicated a significant amount of time to creating this course, with the goal of supporting students in thriving emotionally, socially, academically, and financially during their college years and beyond.

With a combined experience of over 3 decades in student success, we know how to help students thrive from the start......or recover from a bad year.

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Course Goals

Prepare Academically

Improve Executive Functioning

Ease student's anxiety and give them tools for success, for their academics and beyond, in their newfound independence.

Set students up for success in college academically, emotionally, socially, and with necessary life skills.

Use 2024 Solutions

Leave students with an app that will help them utilize everything they learn about time management in this course.

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22 & 23              10 AM - 1 PM (PDT)

29 & 30              3 - 6 PM (PDT)


3 & 4                   3 - 6 PM (PDT)


9 & 10                 4 - 7 PM (PDT)

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