Developing self-directed learners in Ansley Park, GA

Many High school and College students are struggling to find their way this year. Some have disconnected or lost their zest and excitement for school. At Academic Coaching Specialists, we are Developing self-directed learners in Ansley Park, GA

Helping student rediscover their passion, we work to inspire and guide them towards achieving their goals. Each week, a coach will work with your teen to utilize a time management system that instills responsibility and accountability.

Students learn how to break up larger assignments and papers into reasonable and actionable items that can be worked on incrementally. No more waiting until the last minute to start a huge project. No more stress about a test that was forgotten about. Our program will ensure students are in charge of their assignments and are able to put forth their best efforts every time.


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.

3 Ways Students can Improve Communication with Teachers

There always seems to be one teacher or professor that your student complains about. Whether they think they don’t grade fairly, move too fast in the class, or are not particularly personable, we can help give them the tools they need to open the lines of communication.

1. Remember they are a person first

Teachers and professors often can become dehumanized by students who view them as the problem. “If they weren’t this way or that way”, or “why are they making my life miserable?” are common thoughts students have, leading to their disconnect with the teacher as an actual person who is trying their best to do their job. Separate the feelings of frustration with the subject from the person. Then, take a moment to refine or even practice a new approach that is positive and respectful. Most teachers just want to help students and being approached in the right way can set the student on a path to building a good relationship that is helpful and productive.

2. Reach out First

Taking a proactive approach to getting help is always preferred. Students who reach out to their teacher or professor before they are asked to stay after class are always welcomed and remembered as ones who care. It is natural then, that if a student is showing they care, the teacher then exudes more effort to help. Proactive help-seeking is always going to be looked on favorably.

3. Reflect on the Particulars

When approaching a teacher for help, it is most helpful and efficient if the particular part(s) are described. For instance, going to the teacher and saying “I just didn’t get it” is less helpful than saying, “I got to the 3rd part and that is where I became confused”. Or, “I worked the problem out to this point and then I am not sure what to from there”. Take some time before you go see them to write down what exactly it is that you are having trouble with. Doing this before it compounds and becomes too difficult to tell what all you don’t understand will prevent feelings of overwhelm. Daily homework or

studying will keep you aware of small issues as they come up. Don’t wait until they become big ones to get help or clarification. Often, a class builds on what was taught previously so missing any part means you will not only have trouble with that part, but with all the parts that are related that follow.



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. “