Affordable academic coaching solutions in Riverside, CA
Look no further for affordable academic coaching solutions in Riverside, CA! Academic Coaching Specialists can provide you with the most comprehensive student support for the absolute best value. Starting at just $60 per week, we provide you with a state-of-the-art program that is guaranteed to help your student see results.
- Reliable Coaches
- Confident students
- Better Grades
- Weekly Reports
You’ll never have to wonder again when it comes to your student’s grades. With weekly reports on their progress, including action items to be completed between sessions, you will always have a finger on the pulse of where they stand. Each week we provide a snapshot that gives them and you a quick look into what was covered, how they are progressing and what they need to be working on.
Coaches work to provide your student with the confidence they need to get through a difficult subject or make the transition to high school or college. They can even help students get off of academic probation. Our coaches understand what it takes to move a student from where they are to where they need to be.
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.
6 Ways it Can Help Your High School Student Do Well in College
When college is right around the corner, you may be wondering if your teen is ready. Here are 6 ways an academic coach can help prepare them to be a rockstar their freshman year:
1. Teach them the differences to expect between college and high school
Often students get their ideas about what college is supposed to be like from movies and media. College has some similarities to what they see, but it is good to have an honest conversation with them about what they think it will be like, what they want it to be like, and what they expect the differences to be. Their coach will discuss how things such how classes, tests, professors and even friends, are all different in college than in high school. Going in with a realistic understanding of what to expect helps them feel more prepared and gets them past the discovery/shock that most students experience during
2. Start building good time management habits now
Maybe they have developed a bit of “senioritis” and have started to blow off assignments or forget to turn in some, or just procrastinate on simple things. This is the opposite of what they will need to do in college. Preparing them now to stay on top of tasks, think proactively, set goals, and create a good balance is a crucial step in getting them ready to take on the challenge of college. An academic coach will work with them each week to fill out a planner, complete with due dates, reminders and accountability. Once they see the benefits of being organized to this level, they will truly appreciate having formed this habit before ever stepping foot on campus. They will be lightyears ahead of their peers with this skill alone.
3. Practice problem-solving
Working through problems as they arise can be overwhelming at times. Especially if these are new challenges or happen along with other issues simultaneously. This is typical of what happens in freshman year and students are usually left to “sink or swim”. By having an academic coach to guide them through, they will determine the steps involved in the problem-solving process, identify resources that can help, and create a support system that allows for a safe environment to experiment with ways to effectively resolve issues. This is one of the most important skills they can have, not only as they begin a more independent lifestyle in college, but in life in general. The ability to solve one’s problems is a key element to creating a successful and confident person.
4. Navigate hierarchy
Colleges are notorious for having unnecessarily complicated hierarchies of administration. What offices do I go to for what? It all seems so confusing-even to a parent! Imagine your student on day one being able to navigate their campus, feeling comfortable and confident that they know where to go for help and how to resolve questions or issues appropriately. A coach will teach them what each office is for and when it would be necessary or useful to contact. They will also go over “professional communication techniques”, in how to talk with, email and otherwise contact and respond to the many different faculty and staff on campus.
5. Create a leadership mindset
Academic coaches push your student to be their highest and best selves. This will include encouraging them to take a leadership role as often as they can while still in high school. Naturally, as a senior there will be some opportunities where this will be fairly obvious: setting a good example for underclassmen, heading up a committee, etc. But there will also be other areas to explore, with the help and support of their coach, will open up their eyes to many more ways they can show leadership, even if they are not the most extroverted personality in their class. In college, leaders stand out. They create paths when there are none visible. Starting this mindset in high school will serve them well in college and in their future career.
6. Boost their confidence
Of course, working with a coach will show your student all the wonderful things they are capable of! And just like an athletic coach, they will motivate and encourage your teen to continue on the path of success, built on past successes and aiming for future wins. Having a coach in their corner to consistently show them their greatness and help them improve on their skills each week can only boost their confidence. Who wouldn’t want that as they move towards taking on this next big milestone in their lives?
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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!! “
” 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. “
” 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. “