University is hard. We know that. And for most students, transitioning to college or university is a big adjustment: Most students struggle with their university workload and 17 per cent of students drop out of university in their first year.
We’re here to help with that transition. With a range of services and resources for schools and individuals, LEAP provides students with the knowledge and skills that they will need to be academically successful in their university studies. Whether you are a high school teacher preparing your students for post-secondary life, or a college or university delivering orientation or transition programming, we can deliver workshops and presentations to meet your students’ needs.
Jennifer Meister is a learning specialist and the founder of LEAP. Jenn holds a master’s degree in Education focusing on post-secondary studies and student support; she is also a licensed educator in both Nova Scotia and Ontario with a Bachelor of Education and honours Bachelor of Arts, and she holds professional membership with the Learning Specialists Association of Canada. Since 2009 Jenn has supported students and schools with academic and personal success strategies and has delivered over 400 hours of workshops and presentations to both small groups and lecture halls of over 1200 students. She will happily spend all day talking about time management and goal-setting but has expertise in a variety of areas related to learning skills and academic success.
In her spare time Jenn enjoys reading, attempting craft projects, and camping in the backcountry. She also loves rescue animals and takes pleasure in finding spelling errors in news articles. Jenn lives on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia with her family.