- My name is Joan Azarva, and I am a college Learning Specialist with 35
years of experience with LD; I am also the parent of an adult son with
LD/ADD who graduated college successfully. Thus, I have two
perspectives on being in the trenches!
At the college, I saw far too many capable students fail because they
were ill-prepared for the unique challenges of college. They compounded
that with navigational errors. I am only one person and was deluged
with students to the point I was ineffectual in 2006, I resigned.
However, I still have a mission to increase the college success rate
(just about 16%) for these students!
Determined to help students PRO-actively, I started an e-list that
distributes articles to help parents set their kids up for postsecondary
success. Subscribers to my list receive at least 2 very high-quality
articles per week; I am very discriminating because I know what I would
have wanted when I was in your shoes.
I also wrote a class, Conquer College with LD/ADD, which I teach online
and for which I charge. There no obligation whatsoever to purchase a
thing from me you may remain on my list indefinitely for all the
great free nuggets. I want to reach people in all socio-economic
groups as I earn a living.
I am NOT a spammer and would NEVER sell e-mail addresses. Please
research me online you can see my bio and endorsements on
LinkedIn.com . To subscribe to my list, go to
Here's to success for our kids,
Joan Azarva, Ms.ED
P.S. Here are some comments from subscribers:
BTW- I have passed along info about your newsletter to friends of mine
w/ college-bound special needs teens. I think they will find the
information useful. Marilyn
Since becoming a part of your e-mail list I have received such a
tremendous amount of helpful and useful information that I cannot
believe it. Even the teachers at my child's school have asked me, "How
did you know that, where did you find out about that?" There is no way
that I would refuse you!! I wondered after I did not enroll my child if
you would end my listing, but you have continued to send me more and
more info. When the time comes to prepare my child for college I will
try to enroll him with you, in the mean time, I can help him more and
more thanks to all that you send our way. THANKS TO YOU!!
Thank you for doing this much needed work Joan ... I found your
initial materials reinforced much of what we have been doing. Thanks
again for another learning opportunity with this next big transition.
I'll share your info with my daughter too and of course my husband.
Thank you so very much for your excellent service. I appreciate your
expertise so very much! - Dee
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