Going away to college is an exciting time for freshmen. For most, it’s the first time they will be on their own and living independently. As a parent you hope you’ve prepared them to rise to the occasion. But it’s not at all uncommon for many to lack the academic and life skills necessary to thrive in their new environment.
Academic Coaching involves matching students with a mentor who will offer guidance and support in ways other support programs provided by 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 first-year 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 adjust to the demands of college life.
3 Critical Roles of a Coach:
Coaches act as a liaison between you, your student and the university. They can be a wonderful asset when it comes to helping students find the right campus resources, groups, and activities based on the student’s individual needs. And unlike the university, our coaches are not bound FERPA privacy laws, making it easier for parents to 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.