About Stuart Jeckel

I’m the co-founder and Director of the Chatham, NC campus of Dimensions Family School (DFS), a support center for homeschooling families. I earned my Master of Education at Harvard University, taught robotics and mathematics for the Khan Academy’s Discovery Lab and worked in quantitative research in STEM for the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. When I’m not working, I tend my garden, growing common and underutilized perennial and annual edible plants.

Fun Facts About Stuart

I forage the forest for food, and once almost poisoned myself on wild mushrooms! I was born on a pig farm and swam in an agricultural run-off pond for the first few years of my life…. oh, yeah, and I have 10 fingers, 10 toes, and 4 limbs, though the frogs I caught when I was a kid often did not.

Why Academic Life Coaching?

I’ve been tutoring here and there for over 15 years. I found that there were a lot of skills that were necessary for students’ development but were outside the typical subject-matter focused tutoring relationships. Academic Life Coaching provides a forum for helping students grow not just academically, but also, socially, emotionally, and even spiritually. In Academic Life Coaching, we provide space for students to lead, providing support and time-tested tools for success.

What is great about Pittsboro?

I live near Pittsboro, NC in the Village at the Bend, with some wacky, wonderful folks, where we consider our inherited cultures and make conscious decisions about how we want to live going forward.

Offers coaching :

In-person coaching in Pittsboro, NC and surrounding area(s)
Via Skype or Telephone worldwide

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