An academic coach is a lot like a personal trainer. But instead of training for physical fitness, your student will train for academic fitness. Our coaches will provide one-on-one support geared towards offering exercises and techniques for skill development, self confidence and motivation.
Academic Coaching involves matching students with a mentor who will offer guidance in ways other support programs provided by high schools and universities do not. Our coaches and mentors are passionate, lifelong educators who are skilled at helping students work through emotions and tackle the challenges commonly associated with high school and first-year college students. They’ll work one-on-one to develop your student using a multidimensional approach that features life lessons from leaders, educators and visionaries from around the country. Our coaches will hone in on and sharpen critical skills such as good study habits, time management, problem solving, goal setting and learning how to prepare for and adjust to the demands of college life.
3 Critical Roles of a Coach:
Coaches act as a liaison between you, your student and the school / university. They can be a wonderful asset when it comes to helping students find the right school resources, groups, and activities based on the student’s individual needs. It’s also important to note that our coaches are not bound FERPA privacy laws, making it easier for parents to stay involved in their student’s education and success.
A coach provides an encouraging, friendly and non-judgmental environment for the student. Empowering them to overcome challenges, while supporting their academic, professional and personal growth and development.
They’ll facilitate the use of lessons and techniques that motivate students while holding them accountable. Students learn vital skills that propel success and enhance both in-class and web-based learning.