story & Mission

My Story...

I started this academic and life coaching company 15 years ago because I had to share all that learned from my ridiculously stressful life balancing academics, athletic goals, and a lack of time to do them both well. 

I was in a state of feeling LOST and UNCONFIDENT in my academics and honors/AP classes, along with working hard managing a promising gymnastics career. I was RIDDLED WITH ANXIETY and panic, which only wasted my time and disrupted my focus to understand my academics... taking me deeper into the hole! I wasn't sure what was important to study and what wasn't. I was so confused at times I would take it from the top and try to read the whole book, only to in the end to run out of time! Ai yai yai! Does any of this sound familiar?!

Anyway, stay with me there is a HAPPY ENDING! I FINALLY understood how to study, stay organized, focus on test taking, write a great outline to get A+ papers, and control my anxiety naturally. Anxiety is caused by not feeling prepared for the future. So that's what I did; I got ahead by staying organized and increased positive self talk.
I did accomplish my dreams of becoming a BioMedical Engineer and NCAA D1 athlete on a full scholarship.

My Mission...

I believe all kids can achieve their goals and do great in school, without the anxiety.  But sometimes you need MORE clarity, MORE focus, MORE inspiration, MORE organization, MORE LOVE! So, for your child's time of MORE, please look no further than my business and join TIKA TIME!

I provide
SIMPLIFIED ACADEMIC & LIFE COACHING in an honest, funny, loving way to help students and sometimes their parents!