The Shovel Study System

Better grades. Less stress. More fun.

Dear Student,

My goal is to get you better grades, with less stress, and more time for fun.


Because I know what it feels like to struggle.

I was lucky enough to get into Harvard, but my first year was rough.

I wanted to do it all, but I wasn’t good at managing my time and my workload. I was headed for trouble.

Luckily I met my mentor and turned it around, but I saw how my first year hurt my GPA and future job opportunities.

That’s why I want to help you succeed in college from day one.

The Shovel Study Planner

I created a unique time-blocking study planner called Shovel.

It’s built on proven time and task management principles taught by executive functioning coaches.

To quote Kayla, one of our users…

Kayla - Shovel Student from Tampa University

“Shovel is a LIFESAVER.”

Here is a 3-minute video of how Shovel works:

What Makes Shovel So Effective?

Timeboxing Study Planner - Shovel

1. Student-Centric Design: Unlike other planners, Shovel is tailored exclusively for students, addressing their specific academic needs with precision and care.

2. Habit Building: It reinforces strong study habits through well-established time management principles, helping students develop routines that lead to better grades.

3. Integrated Task Management: Shovel’s advanced features support detailed planning and tracking of study sessions, with seamless integration into leading educational platforms such as Canvas, Brightspace, and Moodle.

4. Adaptive Scheduling: The app is dynamic, updating in real-time to adapt to changes in course demands, making it an indispensable tool for academic planning.

5. Time-Blocking Methodology: Shovel employs a time-blocking strategy that is particularly beneficial for students seeking a structured study regimen, including those managing ADHD or bipolar disorder.

6. Predictive Analysis: Beyond organization, Shovel offers predictive analytics, allowing students to anticipate their academic journey and make proactive adjustments.

7. Action-Oriented: The app doesn’t just plan; it inspires action by merging past accomplishments with future objectives, promoting a well-rounded academic and social life.

8. Balanced Approach: Encouraging the ‘work hard, play hard’ ethos, Shovel helps students enjoy a rewarding college experience while achieving high academic performance.

9. Transformative System: More than an app, Shovel is a comprehensive study system created from a student’s perspective to revolutionize academic habits and outcomes.

Shovel’s 5-Step Approach To Easy A’s

1- Uncover Your Available Study Time

Use our drag-and-drop builder to quickly build your schedule and uncover your available study time. When things change, adjust things on-the-go in our mobile app. Always know when you can study and for how long.

Drag and drop events into your schedule
Shovel Task List

2- Understand Your Workload From Day One

Organize every task from every class in one place and always know how long each task will take – even readings! With our powerful, student-optimized task list, you’ll meet every deadline.

3- Time-Block Tasks Into Available Study Times

Drag and drop your tasks into your calendar to plan when you’ll get them done. Don’t let anything distract you. Always know WHAT you’ll be working on, WHEN, and for HOW LONG.

Time Blocking Animation
The Cushion Graph

4- Know You Can Meet Every Deadline

Shovel knows if you can get everything done on time, or if you need to change your schedule, way before you run into trouble! No joke! It lets you see into the future! No other software gives you this much power.

5- Visualize Your Past And Your Future

Shovel shows you the past and the future. You’ll be encouraged by what you’ve accomplished and always see what’s coming up. Visualize where most of your time goes and what classes require most of your attention.

Powerful Analytics in Shovel

And Yes! Shovel Syncs With School Systems and Calendars

Shovel Syncs with School Systems and Calendars

Import your tasks from Canvas, Brightspace, and Moodle into Shovel. When things change, Shovel updates automatically. Same when connecting calendars.

The REAL Study Plan Secrets (Course)

The Real Study Plan Secrets Course

Shovel is more than just a study planner; it’s a foundation built on robust time and task management strategies.

Recognizing that equipping students with the tool alone isn’t enough, I created a course that will teach you how to stay in control of your time and tasks from start to finish.

It will show you the actual steps for staying organized and also explain why these steps work to give you better results. I call this course the “The REAL Study Plan Secrets.

The 80/20 College Success Materclass

The 80/20 College Success Masterclass

And last but not least, I also built an evidence-based course on how to study effectively, which empowers students to get the most out of their study time without wasting time and energy on study techniques that don’t work.

I call the course the “80/20 College Success Masterclass” based on the Pareto principle that 20 percent of study habits deliver 80 percent of the results. But in our case, it’s more like 99 percent.

The Shovel Study System

Shovel Study System

Together, the Shovel Study Planner, The Real Study Plan Secrets Course, and The 80/20 College Success masterclass form a POWERFUL STUDY SYSTEM.

A consistent way of doing things the same way every day, to get predictable results.

Success Starts Here

Shovel Digging Out

College is different than high school, and students often show up to college unprepared.

This results in bad grades, poor mental health, dumbing down of majors, taking a year off costing families additional money, and worst of all, NOT getting the best job opportunities.

We have proven that this is preventable.

Charlotte - Shovel User

This is Charlotte, a fencer from BU who… “went from almost failing to straight A’s in upper-level neuroscience thanks to the Shovel Study System.”

College is expensive and not doing your best is a waste of money. So talk to your parents about helping you succeed.

Tell them about the Shovel Study System and get everything you need to succeed.

Who Is The Shovel Study System For?

Incoming College Students: Starting college with strong organizational habits is essential for college success.

Current College Students: Shovel enhances existing study methods and academic processes to help students get better grades with less stress.

High School Students: Early adoption of Shovel equates to better grades, getting into top-tier institutions, and a smoother transition to college.

Neurodivergent Students: Shovel has proven effective for students with ADD/ADHD, as evidenced by our glowing reviews.

5 Star Review For Shovel Study Planner

Miracle fo ADHD

I actually don’t know what I would do without this app! I have ADHD and planners have NEVER worked for me. I end up forgetting about them and they don’t help. The only thing I’ve EVER found that actually helps me not miss assignments and due dates is a combination of Shovel and Google Calendar. I’m currently a straight A student in college and have never missed a single assignment or been blindsided by an exam thanks to Shovel. Forever grateful for this app.

– Jake (Purdue)

5 Star Review For Shovel Study Planner

Shovel Is The Brain I Wish I Had

The best school planner out there. I have horrible ADHD, and simply cannot filter, prioritize, and plan the way Shovel’s algorithm does. My brain crashes just looking at a todo list. Shovel is the brain I wish I had. It guides me through planning based on how much time I have vs how many hours each task will need to be completed by the due date. I just select study time slots and fill them with task time.

– Olivia (USC)

Why College Grades Matter

Why Grades Matter

Many students think that GPA doesn’t matter once they are in college.

But that couldn’t be further from the truth. The best-paying companies want to hire the best-performing students.

Make sure you don’t close the doors on a high-income future by doing less than your best when you’re in college.

What Else Do You Need to Be Successful?

The College Essay Blueprint

What about knowing how to plan and write the perfect college essay? 

You will be writing a lot in college and it’s not obvious that their high school prepared you for college-level papers.

Planning out essays and writing well is essential and a significant part of your grades.

You want to make sure you know exactly what to do when you get assigned essays and research papers.

I’ve interviewed my Harvard professors and researched the best essay-writing principles.

Then I boiled everything down and combined it with our proven planning strategies.

The result?

The College Essay Blueprint that will guide you through every essay you need to write.

This blueprint is great for existing college students to help them improve their writing skills, but it’s also extremely helpful for new and incoming students who can learn how to write amazing essays from day one.

And if you are still in high school. Even better! You’ll know how to plan and write amazing papers before you even show up on campus!

Huge BONUS Ensuring Your Success

2 Hours of Private Onboarding & Coaching

To solidify your success, for a limited time, we’re including 2 FULL HOURS of private Shovel onboarding and executive functioning coaching. 

We’ll walk you through proper setup and coach you on how to manage you time and assignments effectively based on your specific needs.

Everything You Get

The Ultimate Study System

Here is everything you will get when you invest in the Ultimate Shovel Study System today.

The Full Stack

  • Shovel Study Planner - 12 Months (Value $396)
  • The REAL Study Plan Secrets Course (Value $342)
  • The 80/20 College Success Masterclass (Value $347)
  • The College Essay Blueprint (Value $197)
  • Custom Onboarding and Coaching: 2 Hours (Value $400)

Total Value: $1,682

Today Just $449

Our Guarantee

Shovel Guarantee

We’re in the business of creating successful students.

Our goal for you to:

  1. Get Better Grades
  2. Be Less Stressed
  3. Have More Time For Fun

So if you follow our system and don’t get those results, we’ll give you your money back.

What Is Time-Blocking?

Gates and Musk Use Time-Blocking
Time-blocking is how Bill Gates and Elon Musk plan their busy days.
Simply put, it means assigning individual tasks into a calendar for specific durations of time.
And Shovel makes time-blocking EASY!

The Benefits of Time-Blocking

  • Eliminates Procrastination: Students are amazing at postponing their tasks until it’s too late. But TIME-BLOCKING holds them accountable for getting tasks done at a specific time.
  • Shows What’s Possible: Students who don’t plan their day often overestimate how much they can get done. TIME-BLOCKING will help them match tasks with time on their calendar and show them what’s actually possible.
  • Helps Students Prioritize: Students often struggle to decide what to work on when they sit down to study. TIME-BLOCKING will eliminate this lack of focus and hesitancy as their plans will have already been set when they sit down to study.

Dig out of that pile of homework!

Invest In Your Success Today

Fill out the form below and start using the Shovel Study System today.

  • Better Grades
  • Less Stress
  • More Time For Fun

The Ultimate Study System

Everything You’re Going To Get

  • The Shovel Study Planner - 12 Months (Value $396)
  • The REAL Study Plan Secrets Course (Value $342)
  • The 80/20 College Success Masterclass (Value $347)
  • The College Essay Blueprint (Value $197)
  • 2 Hours of Private Onboarding and Coaching (Value $400)

Total Value: $1,682

Today Just $449

Then $198/year for The Shovel Study Planner (50%off)

Invest In Your Success Today

Fill out the form below and start using the Shovel Study System today.

  • Better Grades
  • Less Stress
  • More Time For Fun
The Ultimate Study System

Everything You’re Going To Get

  • The Shovel Study Planner - 12 Months (Value $396)
  • The REAL Study Plan Secrets Course (Value $342)
  • The 80/20 College Success Masterclass (Value $347)
  • The College Essay Blueprint (Value $197)
  • 2 Hours of Private Onboarding and Coaching (Value $400)

Total Value: $1,682

Today Just $449

Then $198/year for The Shovel Study Planner (50%off)

Want Only The Study Planner?

Shovel Study Planner App

If you think you don’t need our advice and support, and only want the world’s most powerful study planner, get it here.