Scale personalized support to every New student
Our programs pair incoming students with trained community mentors.
Mentors support students as they transition and acclimate.
Mentors provide personalized support to students who are undecided or come from diverse backgrounds (i.e. first-generation students, low income students, etc.).
With Shearwater, partners leverage their existing resources to deliver a significant return on investment.
Students participating in Tufts' inaugural cohort saw a 4.1% increase in retention relative to the 3-year trailing average and a 3.8% higher retention rate relative to the overall university average.
A non-profit university Of Faith saw:
Increased likelihood of retention by 22%.
Decreased likelihood of academic probation by 250%.
Based on initial results from a 2016-17 Randomized Control Trial.
What makes this program unique?
Community Mentors: Recruiting mentors from the community helps build excitement among incoming students about what makes your school unique.
Individualized Curriculum Pathways: Providing personalized curriculum to provide the right kind of support for students with diverse backgrounds
Real-Time Reporting: Delivering insights and data straight to administrators through our online platform allows you to track progress and see impact.