Effective Academic Coaching in San Luis Obispo, CA

Have you been looking for effective academic coaching in San Luis Obispo, CA?

Look no further than Academic Coaching Specialists! 

If your student lacks internal motivation or has trouble with executive functions such as time management, organization, planning or follow through, an academic coach could help. 

What does effective academic coaching look like? 

  • It produces results
  • It builds confidence
  • It reduces stress
  • It increases responsibility

An academic coach from ACS will lead your son or daughter through a structured session each week, focusing on challenges that are presented, as well as those anticipated. Together, they problem-solve, think and plan proactively, and determine potential obstacles that could get in the way of progress.

A comprehensive action plan is determined and shared at the end of every week. The coach ensures the student has a clear understanding of what is to be accomplished and that they have the ability and/or resources necessary to do it.  Accountability is understood in that the coach will follow up to make sure work was done to the standards that were set or above. Encouragement and motivation are key elements in the coach/student relationship. Just as we understand athletic coaches to provide feedback and encouragement, academic coaches also create an environment where students are inspired to do their very best. 


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.

Tutoring for San Luis Obispo students

Academic Coaching Specialists provides tutoring for the following areas: 

High School: Math, English, History, Science, Spanish, Government 

College: Math, English, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Spanish, Nursing

Let our expert tutors help your teen untangle the knots that have been keeping them from academic success. We provide one-on-one tutoring via Zoom. The tutor will meet with your student once or twice each week, depending on need. All of our tutors are experienced educators who enjoy working with students to help them find clarity and confidence.

Don’t Wait

We know it can be tempting to let your son or daughter try to prove that they can improve their grades on their own. In our experience, this only puts more pressure on them and usually turns out poorly. Don’t wait to get them the support they need! 

If you noticed they were having trouble walking, would you wait to see if it resolved itself on its own? Of course not. Similarly, the academic issues they are experiencing now will not go away unless additional support or correction is provided. Even if they resist, it is imperative they get the intervention to show them that not only do they not have to do it on their own, but they shouldn’t. It could actually cause more harm if they repeat the same patterns or continue to get further overwhelmed.  We are ready to step in and help them find success!



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. “