Outward in Learning

Are You Ready To Succeed In College?

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Academic Coaching

Students will complete a learning assessment to determine their academic strengths and weaknesses. We provide virtual academic coaching based on a specific curriculum to address specific needs to promote success in high school and college. 
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Online Courses

Student have the option to participate in asynchronous courses to help prepare for success in college.
Complete the courses at your own pace and have access what you learned upon completion. 
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Coaching and Courses

Students participate in a hybrid format which includes online coursework along with virtual coaching. The coaching is integrated as students complete different portions of the course to help students reflect upon what they learned and how to apply it in their academics in college.   
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Why Outward In Learning? 

The Cost of College

Preparation is key!  Why waste time and money?
Below are some basic facts regarding the cost of college or higher education
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Average Tuition

The average cost of college in the United States is $36,436 per student per year, including books, supplies, and daily living expenses. 

The average in-state student attending a public 4-year institution spends $26,027 for one academic year.

The average cost of in-state tuition
alone is $9,678 out of state averages $27,091.

Student Loan Debt 

The outstanding Federal Loan Portfolio is over $1.645 trillion.

The average federal student loan debt
balance is $37,718.

The average public university student borrows $32,637 to attain a bachelor's degree.

About 34% of adults 18 to 29 years report
having student debt. 

Drop Out Rates

College dropout rates indicate that up to 32.9% of undergraduates do not complete their program.

First-time undergraduate freshmen have a 12-month dropout rate of

Among all undergraduate students,
up to 40% drop out.

College dropouts are 20% more likely to be unemployed than any degree holder.

Information provided by Hanson, Melanie. EducationData.org,
"Average Cost of College & Tuition" October 24, 2022,
“Student Loan Debt Statistics ", October 26, 2022,
“Student Loan Debt by Age” April 19, 2022,
College Dropout Rates" June 17, 2022

Is Outward In Learning for me?

This is for you if...

  • You are unsure of what kind of personal academic expectations are needed to be successful in college. 
  • You are a high school student who plans to attend college in the near future
  • You were an average student in high school. 
  • You are a non-traditional student (24 years of age or older) and have not attended any schooling for over a year. 
  • The key to success in college is to start prepared!

 Victory Loves Preparation!

Benefits for Students

Explore academic strategies through behavioral techniques
that encourage 
success in college and beyond. 


An educational platform that is designed to assess and evaluate your academic behaviors and how they translate to your learning
You will learn to modify personal attitudes and  behaviors in order to develop enhanced skill building for academic success. 

Higher Education Focused

Strategies shared and knowledge learned allows you to utilize the skills you need to be a successful college student.  
Specialized courses designed to give you the academic advantage you need when it  comes to building and fostering success in higher education.

Academic Coaching 

Experience and benefit from
one-on-one coaching to identify and evalauate academic
strengths and weaknesses.

Receive consultation and advisement on identifying and examining strategies and techniques to improve your metacognition and build a strong foundation for college success. 

Welcome to
Outward In Learning

My name is Darryl Williams and I started Outward In Learning to help students transition and be successful in their first year of college.  In my 20+ years of teaching experience in higher education, I have witnessed new students entering college who are "college ready" but are not ready for college. 

Outward In Learning has created methods to help students smoothly transition to college level coursework through preparation and development of an academic mindset and behavior that promote success. 

Student's first semester and year are critical for success in college. Without the right preparation, students are at risk of misalignment with their academic expectations which can be costly in many ways. With the first year drop-out rates at 24.1% (almost 1 out of 4 students), many cannot afford to not be prepared!

I would like to see the student succeed as they make the important transition into higher education. You will find throughout the curriculum I provide that I enjoy sports, automobile racing, and powerful stories of motivation and inspiration. 

Sign up today so you can be ready to succeed in college!

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Outward In Learning is an educational platform that explores strategies and methods to help you promote early success in college and beyond.

Develop the necessary skills and mindset needed to be successful in college and take full advantage of your academic experience.

Many students struggle with the transition and academic expectations associated with higher education. With Outward
 In Learning, you will engage in a path of learning that fits your needs and helps to encourage skills and behaviors that promote academic success. 

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Where behavior
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What do students have to say...


"The course was a great eye-opener to the importance of time management. Procrastination is not only something that affects us in college, it continues with us after graduation and impacts our post-grad lives. Online learning can be challenging for us all, as the pandemic has shown us, but the layout of this course makes it easy to follow and comprehend the material. I learned a lot and I plan to implement what I've learned into my life so I can improve my time management skills!"


Temple University
"To me this course was something I wanted to pay attention to because I could use it and apply it in real life. It was a topic I knew I needed to work on but never did anything about it until this course. This course broke it down into easy elements for me to make sure I succeed and get better at not procrastinating."


Temple University
"I appreciated that this course made me realize how I need to approach situations. When I’m feeling unmotivated I now know ways to apply strategies to my life to help the problem."


Temple University
"It helped me to finally deal with my procrastination problem after a long time procrastinating. I know I have a serious problem with procrastination and I now know how I need to address it.  By taking the course, it forces me to look straight into my problem and what I can do to fix it."

Coaching for College Success! 

"I found Darryl’s coaching program to be extremely helpful. He is very thorough in his lessons and focused on points that would help me in my college career. He has done an excellent job helping me understand the root causes of my struggles in college. I have been using his strategies not only in college, but also in my daily life."


Penn State Brandywine
Major: Corporate Communications

"The coaching offered by Outward In Learning is a great and useful resource for anyone struggling or trying to improve their academic talents.

It's proven extremely useful in organization, planning, and test-taking skills, alongside other skills such as test anxiety.
The strategies taught by Darryl allowed me to not only pass my exams but also allowed me to reduce my test-taking anxiety.
I cannot thank Darryl enough for supporting me and my academic future."


Class of 2024

When I first started coaching sessions with Outward In Learning I wasn't expecting much. I was expecting just to learn simple tricks and other stuff to help me through college. But what I got was more advanced and way more helpful then I ever thought!!

Now I feel ahead of the game since I am a Junior in high school. I have time to practice all the important stuff I've learned so it becomes my day to day routine. When I do go to college of course it's still going to be overwhelming and new but I'll be prepared and won't have to make drastic changes to my routine. 
The coaching program saved me from the stress I would of felt going to college and feeling completely overwhelmed about all the new stuff I will be introduced to.
I owe all of that thanks to Darryl.


Class of 2025
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