Is Academic Coaching only for high school students?
No! Academic Coaching is designed to serve all students regardless of grade level and create immediate and lasting impacts on students’ educational performance.
How often do the student and coach meet live?
From 2 to 8 times per month depending on which package you select. We recommend that students who struggle in multiple areas meet with a coach more often to address the root causes of poor academic performance.
I’m about to purchase my personalized package. What happens next?
Excellent! We’ll reach out to you for an initial conversation, develop a fuller profile of your student, and construct your student’s personalized coaching plan. Then we’ll connect you with your coach.
What’s the difference between Academic Coaching and Tutoring?
Tutoring focuses on helping students master specific content for academic school subjects. Academic coaching focuses on essential skills and strategies to become a more effective learner overall, encouraging habits that lead to success across all academic areas and life.
What if my student and coach aren’t a great fit?
We strive to make sure we match you with the best Academic Coach for your student. However, if after the first session you feel that you would like to explore working with another coach, we’re happy to help connect you with another of our experts.
How will you measure progress?
Progress is demonstrated by marked improvements in key areas such as focus, retention, organization, work management, executive skills functioning, higher grades and test scores, and a happier, more engaged demeanor.
How long does the coaching process typically take?
Each student’s experience with academic coaching is unique and specific to his or her individual needs. Many students will see immediate results in the first few weeks, but most students will accrue the most enduring benefits from at least a few months of working with an expert coach.
How do scheduling and communication work?
We will connect you with your coach, with whom you will have an initial conversation to set up a regular schedule and communication plan via your preferred mode: email, text, or phone. The coach will be available outside the live sessions to answer basic questions or check in during the week.
What are the benefits of coaching? What skills will my child develop?
Coaching confers numerous benefits that extend to academics and beyond. Students develop many critical skills, including improved executive function, better time management and organization, and more effective study habits.
What are Executive Function skills, and how do they relate to academic success?
Executive Function Skills are mental self-management skills such as working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control that help students navigate tasks and ultimately achieve their goals. In order to maximize their potential, students must be able to manage their emotions, focus attention, organize and plan their work and time, and reflect upon and revise their approaches as circumstances change. All these skills are critical elements of learning and are essential for academic success.