Everything You Need, All In One Master Course

The Empowered Student master course is made up of three highly impactful courses addressing your adjustment to college, academic skills development, and your personal formation.

You dream the dreams... We'll help you reach them.

Students face many challenges when they begin their transition to college, and even the best high school students often find themselves unprepared for what lies ahead. When it comes to your education and your future, you deserve to be fully prepared, and this is exactly what The Empowered Student master course provides. We’ve narrowed in on the key elements of student development, bringing together essential areas that have the maximum impact on your learning, well-being, success, and fulfillment. In our The Empowered Student master course, we help you understand the college acclimation process, acquire college-level academic skills, foster personal formation, and we even set the stage for advanced professional development. And each course unit “goes beyond the obvious,” making sure that there’s applicable learning content for students at every level of college-readiness. This course is designed to provide you with the tools, resources, skills, insights, strategies, and perspective to take on college like a pro. With the foundation provided in this course, you won’t just succeed, you’ll thrive!

What's Included in The Empowered Student?

We've brought the most impactful learning materials together in one master course.


    Over 65 video lessons designed to help you navigate your transition to college with ease, take your academic skills to the next level, and develop the insight and confidence to rise to new challenges and live the life of your dreams.


    Each lesson includes helpful worksheets, informative resources, and opportunities for deeper learning that go beyond the lesson content and solidify your learning experience with practical steps for success in your day-to-day life.


    Learning works best when you engage with the material in different ways. This course also includes direct access to instructors and discussion forums, giving you the chance to ask questions, build context, and dive deeper into each topic.

Why Become an Empowered Student?

What will I learn in each part of The Empowered Student?


A Course on the Adjustment to College

Success in college is important and this course helps bring it within your reach by providing you with the information, insights, timelines, and strategies you need to make the most of your new environment. You'll learn what to expect as you enter and adjust to your college community, who are your point people for personal and academic development, and how to access important resources, build strong habits, and attend to your personal wellbeing. This course is your foundation for success, allowing your to navigate your college landscape like a pro!


A Course to Build Your Academic Skills

High school may equip you with basic academic skills, but college-level education will require more of you than every before. This course "goes beyond the obvious" and provides you with comprehensive explanations of the college-level academic skills necessary for your success. You'll learn how to manage your time, prioritize your work, take detailed notes, read strategically, remember what you study, demonstrate what you learn, and develop learning strategies for any challenge you meet. Each lesson takes your academic ability to the next level, helping you elevate your skills and thrive in your new academic environment.


A Course on Personal Formation

What do you want out of your college experience? To perform well academically, experience all their college has to offer, and graduate prepared for the next phase of life. But how will you achieve all these things, and how will you know if you’re headed in the right direction? To live the life of your dreams takes self-knowledge and insight, and this course kindles that fire by teaching you how to practice introspection, build motivation, take responsibility, shift your mindset, build true grit, become secure in yourself, lead the life you really want. You’ll establish considerable goals, clear the path ahead, and set out on your way to accomplishing them. This course is your guide to living a successful, happy, meaningful, and fulfilling life, both now and in the future.

How long does it take?

The Empowered Student master course is built around a series of short but focused video lessons in three key areas (Acclimation, Elevation, and Transformation). We know how busy students are, so we've designed this course to be completed in just a few minutes a day over several weeks, with the ability to revisit different topics when you need to. Each lesson can be completed in about 10 minutes, leaving you the time to process what you've learned and apply it to your day-to-day life. Live your life, learn a ton, and come away feeling empowered to take on your future!

The Empowered Student

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Meet Your Instructors:

Founder & Executive Director

Colin David Pears, PhD

Dr. Pears was formerly the University Director of Academic Support and Advising, and Co-Director of The Center for Academic and Career Success at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He is an expert on student success and retention and has teaching experience at the primary, secondary, and university levels of education. As a higher education administrator he has developed support frameworks and retention initiatives for high-risk, under-represented, and underserved students, served as a professional consultant, and trained faculty, advisors, and academic coaches in important aspects of student engagement and pedagogy. He holds an MA in Political Science and an MA in Philosophy from Boston College, and a PhD in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America.

Senior Learning Architect

Lisa Weaver, PhD

Dr. Weaver is Assistant Professor of Worship at Columbia Theological Seminary, and Executive Director of Women Working on…Well. Lisa has taught at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels, and has over 20 years of experience teaching, advising, coaching, and counseling traditional, adult, and second career learners. Additionally, she has over 20 years of ministry experience as an ordained clergy person. She holds an MA in English and Language Arts Education from Columbia University, an M Div. in New Testament and Christian Origins from Union Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Liturgical Studies from The Catholic University of America.

Senior Coaching Strategist

William Buracker, PhD

Dr. Buracker is the Associate Rector of All Saints Church in Chevy Chase, MD, and the former Associate Dean of the Metropolitan School at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He oversaw the development and operation of a cutting-edge Academic Coaching and Assessment program, which continues to serve as a premier retention initiative for high-risk students. He is an expert on adult and continuing education with a background in student development, retention, and academic advising for both traditional and non-traditional student populations. He holds an MA in Mathematics from NC State, an MA in Theology from Edinburgh University, and a PhD in Biblical Studies from The Catholic University of America.