Help for college students in Pasadena, CA

Academic Coaching Specialists can provide help for college students in Pasadena, CA. We offer a comprehensive program that gives students one-on-one attention in a dedicated coach who meets weekly to work on whatever is most needed. Students are challenged by many things at different points in the semester. Our experienced and relatable educators can anticipate the common pitfalls and help your student to avoid them. From procrastination and cramming for exams, and waiting until the last minute to write a paper, to navigating roommate conflicts and the complexities of financial aid or accessibility services, our coaches are here to see them through.

ACS provides structure and accountability so that students have a clear expectation of what they can do to see positive results. Oftentimes, students feel like they are in new waters when they get to college. Things do not work the same way as they have for the last 13 years. It can seem as if they no longer know what they are doing and can feel a little lost. To have a personal coach with them to walk with them and help them identify differences and how to capitalize on them can be the difference between a student who flounders for a few years a or one who is focused and on a path to graduation with a clear career-focus.  


Our college academic coaching program focuses on supporting students through organization, time management, goal setting and accountability.


Has your student found themselves on academic probation or falling behind in their college coursework?  Our expert educators can help! 


Our high school academic coaches teach students how to organize, prioritize and utilize effective study, note and test taking strategies.


If your high school student is stressed with their demanding course load or needs help getting back on top of a challenging subject, give us a call.

If your high school student seems to have lost their drive, try us!

Disengaged, disinterested, disconnected…these are all terms that could be used to describe a student who is simply frustrated or feels overwhelmed. Oftentimes, the students who seem the most distant are the ones who have the best grasp on the material-they just have an unrealistic expectation of what they should be able to produce. For example, a student who has been historically good at writing suddenly stops turning in work on time (if at all) and seems to have a new dislike for the class.

This could signal that the teacher is presenting a challenge, either teaching style or personality wise, or, more commonly, that the student feels new pressure that no matter what they write, it will not be good enough. This outward display of disdain is actually closet perfectionism. They feel if they can’t be perfect, why even bother? This can present as procrastination or multiple attempts with little “meat” completed, to straight out refusal to do an assignment. 

If you can see some of these traits in your teen, perhaps it is time to give ACS a call! Our amazing coaches are all teachers who understand this phenomenon and who can instill or reignite confidence. 



What Our Students Say



” 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 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 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. “