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Money Career & Motherhood Podcast

Aug 18, 2020

Have you tried everything you can think of to support your struggling learner, yet they still struggle? In this episode, I’m talking with educational therapists and cohosts of the Learn Smarter Podcast, Rachel Kapp, and Stephanie Pitts. Educational therapy is different than tutoring because it focuses on helping students develop the strategies they need to become independent learners.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What an educational therapist does
  • Why the goal of a good educational therapist is to work themselves out of a job
  • How parent’s focus on student potential without addressing concerns can negatively impact a child’s academic performance, self-confidence, and family relationships
  • The importance of executive functioning and organization as students transition into the middle and high school years


About the Guests:

Rachel Kapp, M.A., ET/P

Rachel grew up in Los Angeles. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Sociology and minored in Jewish Studies. Rachel began tutoring students in high school, eventually choosing to pursue a career in education. For over six years, Rachel was a lead preschool teacher where she gained a firm foundation in explicit teaching. Rachel has been a tutor in private practice since 2004, working with students in a variety of subjects including all levels of math, reading, history and writing. After working with so many types of students over the years and realizing she was passionate about building relationships with and helping students who learn differently, Rachel decided to pursue Educational Therapy. She completed her coursework at the California State University, Northridge in December 2015 and Masters degree in December 2016. In her free time, Rachel loves spending time with her husband, Adam, and their dog, Fritzy, watching Cal Football, cooking for friends, and spinning.

Rachel is a Professional Level Member of the Association of Educational Therapists and active participant in ongoing education through the International Dyslexia Association. She is also trained in Wilson Reading Systems.


Stephanie Pitts, M.Ed., ET/P

A native of Los Angeles, Stephanie Pitts is an educational therapist who received her B.A. in Sociology from USC and a Master’s Degree in Education from Pepperdine University. She completed her Certificate in Educational Therapy at CSUN and has been trained as an Academic Coach.

Stephanie is a professional level member of the Association of Educational Therapists in addition to being a member of CHADD and the International Dyslexia Association.

Stephanie works with students one-on-one and regularly reads and interprets testing reports, conducts informal assessments, addresses remedial reading, writing, and math needs, attends IEP meetings, and communicates with parents and any therapists, educators, and faculty that may be part of a student's support team.

In her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her two dachshunds, traveling, and spending time with friends.


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About the Host:

Janice Scholl has spent her entire career talking about money and business. Through her time as a commercial banker, consultant and mentor to budding entrepreneurs, she helped clients create solid business and financial strategies to help propel their business to success. While working with aspiring female entrepreneurs, Janice noticed that the same four themes kept repeating:

  • Many women are uncomfortable with finance, both in their business and in their personal life.
  • Women want access to more women mentors and advisors.
  • Women often start businesses because they feel the corporate world doesn’t fit their lifestyle. Few are motivated by purely financial reasons.
  • Mothers didn’t want money to drive their family decisions.

From these themes The Money, Career, & Motherhood Podcast was born. Now Janice spends her time helping mothers gain confidence and understanding about money, career, and business topics as they relate to motherhood and family – the way many women actually think about money. Janice loves helping mothers implement business and financial strategies within their families to help each family member thrive.


Visit the Money, Career, & Motherhood website, Facebook page, Facebook group, or on Instagram.


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