Coaching for students with low-educated parents
"Low educational attainment still persists particularly among those with low-educated parents" (OECD, Education at a glance, 2016, p. 75). This is true especially in Germany where pupils are selected in differently demanding school types very early, at the age of ten (Schütz/Wössmann, 2005).
Whereas I am able to coach my children as an Associate Professor, my parents could not help me with my assignments in high school, although they provided unconditional love, motivation and positive feedback, acting as my mentors. In one's live, both coaches and mentors are necessary for a successful career. In my view, success means following your passions subject to unavoidable budget constraints.
I would like to share my experiences with you - pro bono. I offer coaching for students with low-educated parents proposed by the Bonn team of Arbeiterkind.de. I offer hard skill training in the fields of microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and microeconometrics combined with soft skill training. Please note that this is a pro-bono coaching offer, not a commercial tutorial or revision course.
Arbeiterkind.de is a non-profit organization that encourages children of low-educated parents to be the first students in their family. More than 6,000 volunteers in 75 local groups across Germany inform young adults about the opportunities, hazards and pitfalls of becoming and being a student in Germany. Most of the volunteers are students with low-educated parents or first-generation professional academics themselves serving as role models, mentors and coaches for students.