My Six-Year Struggle
entered my Ph.D. program in June of 1992. Since I am a mid-life learner, I chose
to attend a school without walls. There were only two times a year that the scholarly
community met, in January and July. During the following six years, I struggled;
completing course requirements slowly, with great insecurity about my ability
as a scholar, and alone. For many years, I wondered whether I would complete the
program. Evidently, the national average of Ph.D. drop-outs is around 65%.
Found Her On the Internet
I made the decision to complete the work; and knew I couldn't possibly go it alone.
At that point, and at the beginning Proposal stage, I searched the Internet for
help. [www.dissertationdoctor.com] appeared, as did
four or five others. After interviewing them all on-line, I spoke to three of
the individuals in person to see what their services included and to see with
whom I had rapport. Ultimately, I decided on Dr. Sally.
Sessions Keep Me Engaged
have been working with her for a year, and anticipate completion of the dissertation
in February 2001. The coaching has been invaluable in a number of ways: Weekly,
hourly appointments help to keep me engaged with the work and on track. Sally
continually assists me to create and reassess a realistic timeline. Each weekly
session is devoted to my needs; including content decisions, emotional and moral
support, and the management of my committee.
the process, my skills as scholar have developed. Under her watchful and gentle
tutelage, I have matured as an author and no longer feel the dreadful insecurity
that stymied my progress in the past. I greatly recommend the coaching process
generally, and Dr. Sally specifically.
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