GOOD FIT GUARANTEE GET STARTED NOW! Our coaches are dedicated to providing an exceptional
experience that is custom-tailored to the individual
needs of your student.
IMPROVED TEST SCORES EXPLORE WHY IT WORKS If students commit to the program, they will begin to notice
a change in their testing abilities and higher test scores.
PROVEN LEARNING STRATEGIES PROGRAM OVERVIEW Our program is based on solid research that makes use of
many modalities and learning styles, all combining to
increase the success of your student.

3-LEGGED STOOL APPROACH EXPLORE HOW IT WORKS We believe the system that works best is one that equally
supports and involves the student, the coach and the parents.

CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION Parents and students will never wonder about progress.
Transparent feedback comes in the form of an easy to read
report that measures key indicators of success that include
effort, organization and time management levels for the week.


WHO WE SERVE

HELPING COLLEGE STUDENTS SUCCEED

Every year more than 2 million high school graduates head off to college.  As a parent, you probably spent months, maybe years preparing yourself and your student for this very moment.  Spending countless hours coordinating college tours as well as navigating the admissions and financial planning processes.  But once your student is accepted and enrolled – not too much thought is given to what happens next.  What if the college experience you had hoped and dreamed of for your student isn’t working out as you had planned? 

The harsh reality is that the first year of college is a struggle for more students than anyone expects.  On average 20% of college freshmen end up on academic probation.  And 1 in 3 students will drop out before their sophomore year.  What most parents don’t realize is that there are resources that can help make their student’s first-year college experience the best it can possibly be.    

HELPING COLLEGE STUDENTS SUCCEED

Every year more than 2 million high school graduates head off to college.  As a parent, you probably spent months, maybe years preparing yourself and your student for this very moment.  Spending countless hours coordinating college tours as well as navigating the admissions and financial planning processes.  But once your student is accepted and enrolled – not too much thought is given to what happens next.  What if the college experience you had hoped and dreamed of for your student isn’t working out as you had planned? 

The harsh reality is that the first year of college is a struggle for more students than anyone expects.  On average 20% of college freshmen end up on academic probation.  And 1 in 3 students will drop out before their sophomore year.  What most parents don’t realize is that there are resources that can help make their student’s first-year college experience the best it can possibly be.    

NEARLY 1/3 OF COLLEGE FRESHMEN DROP OUT BEFORE THEIR SOPHOMORE YEAR

WHAT IS AN ACADEMIC COACH?

An academic coach inspires students to reach their full potential.

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:

Liaison

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.

Supporter

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.

Advisor

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.

AN ACADEMIC COACH WILL HELP YOUR STUDENT MASTER CRITICAL COLLEGE LIFE SKILLS

  • Calming first day jitters
  • Determining your “why”
  • Organization and time management
  • How to make a good first impression
  • Avoiding procrastination
  • Using effective note taking and study skills
  • Exploring test taking techniques
  • Writing papers
  • Reading for meaning
  • Mid term & finals planning
  • Utilizing campus resources
  • Balancing study time and social time
  • Social engagement
  • Conflict resolution & resiliency
  • Handing in assignments and projects on time
  • Being accountable and making good choices
  • Degree and career exploration
  • Scheduling classes
  • Calculating your GPA
  • Best practices & tips for success
  • Goal setting
     

IS ACADEMIC COACHING RIGHT FOR YOUR STUDENT?

It is our belief that every student should experience what it feels like to flourish.  Academic coaching is scientifically proven to lay the foundation that aids students of all academic abilities, in becoming independent and successful. At Academic Coaching Specialists we help students find what success looks like to them and equip them with the skills and confidence needed to pursue their dreams. We work with all types of students including those with:

  • ADHD
  • Executive Functioning Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Various Processing or Learning Differences
  • High-Achieving Students
  • Average Student

GOOD. FIT. GUARANTEED.

Our coaches are dedicated to providing an exceptional experience that is custom-tailored to the individual needs of your student.

YOUR STUDENT'S COLLEGE EXPERIENCE WITH COVID-19

Sending your student off to college during a pandemic probably wasn’t something you were planning on.  And as luck would have it, there’s not a lot of resources available on how to prepare for the college experience with COVID-19.  College alone poses enough challenges for an incoming freshman to acclimate to, adding elements of social distancing and online learning to the mix could certainly threaten your student’s success.  How you prepare and communicate about it now will make all the difference to your freshman.  Contact us to find out how hiring an academic coach can help ease the transition during such an uncertain time.

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What Our Students Say

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NJ D.

” The program has geared me up for success not only in the classroom but also in life. Having a dedicated plan day in and day out has helped me achieve so much. With the help and guidance from ACS, I was able to graduate college (which I never thought could happen) and have helped me land my dream job right out of college! Thank you ACS!! “

Joe

Joe D.

” I was able to improve my test scores, improve my overall grades and even make dean’s list. I also gained a new mentor, coach, and friend. I am using the skills I learned through ACS daily in my career such as planning, focusing, and prioritizing my tasks each day. “

Carolina

Carolina B.

” I struggle with time management and I have learned that I need accountability to finish and reach my goals. Having someone who cares about my success, offering tools and strategies to get there, has been crucial for my professional and personal development. I am so grateful for this support from ACS in this journey. “

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