Students who participate in Topton’s programs typically hope to graduate from a US high school and enter a top college of university in the United States. In order to accommodate this, Topton’s Academic Advisors offer individually tailored four-year academic roadmaps that allows for each student to grow, improve and excel in another nation.
Topton Academic Advisors are graduates from the top colleges and universities in the United States, as well as former academic faculty members in elite private high schools and universities. All academic advisors have extensive experience with international students and are aware of the difficulties students may be facing. Their dedication and expertise guides students through their international studies, often times leading to friendships that continue to build long after students have graduated.
Some of the services Academic Advisors provide at Topton include:
- 4-year Academic Roadmap
- Subject Specific Tutoring
- College Admission Guidance
- Career Interest Exploration and Planning
Academic Advisor Description
- Communicate with students online once every two weeks for the first year, and then once every four weeks after the second year. Communication will include standard questions, time management, etc. Sessions will last about 60 minutes and academic advisors may communicate more frequently with students as needed.
- Provide monthly academic progress reports with qualitative descriptions of the growth of the student and areas in which they can still improve. Feedback will be detailed and help to advance the student’s goals.
- Visit the student and teachers at school twice every semester, once at the beginning and once at the middle of the semester.
- Communicate with teachers as the acting parent of the student, including and not limited to parent-teacher conferences.
- Plan long-term academic goals and extracurricular involvement with students.
- Analyze student’s academic growth and progress monthly. Identify any problems immediately and establish a solution to rectify the problems.