NOT YOUR AVERAGE ACADEMIC TUTORING
Our program begins with a comprehensive coachability and personality assessment that allows us to strategically match the student to the best coach, based on their common interests and natural learning/teaching styles.
Next, the student, coach and parents collaborate to review the program and to set goals, expectations and establish the feedback system for the semester.
Beginning 4 weeks before the semester, students meet with an academic coach from ACS, either in person or online. Each week students are introduced to new learning concepts as well as review what successes and challenges have surfaced from the previous week.
Unlike typical academic tutoring, the academic coach will expect the student to complete small tasks in between each weekly session. These tasks will be comprised of short readings and videos from various leaders, psychologists and other learning experts who will introduce life success principles and give detailed explanations that will echo the various learning skills that are being worked on for the week. This helps the student develop a deeper meaning of why they need to learn these skills and how they will enhance their life once they are out of college. While these exercises do require some dedicated time, they are critical to the success of the program.
Coaching is not meant to replace tutoring. Our comprehensive program provides the student with the skills necessary to be successful in college and in life after. A coach can help identify if academic tutoring is needed in a specific content area and will make appropriate recommendations.
ACS TIME MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
As a part of the program, each student is expected to use the ACS Time Management System. It includes a custom planner designed to allow them to become the master of their time. This is included in the cost of the program. When used consistently and as instructed, it works 100% of the time to keep students on top of their tasks. They also find they enjoy an overall reduced stress level and increased confidence, as they begin to see the benefits of good time management.
GOOD. FIT. GUARANTEED.
Our coaches are dedicated to providing an exceptional experience that is custom-tailored to the individual needs of your student.
Coach & Student Expectations
|Facilitate weekly one-on-one sessions with student||Attend weekly one-on-one sessions with coach|
|Provice an encouraging, friendly and non-judgemental environment for student||Be open and honest about strengths and opportunities for improvement|
|Empower student to face and overcome challenges||Be willing to consider new perpectives and try new techniques|
|Motivate student while holding them accountable||Complete required assignments and tasks in a timely fashion|
|Keep an open and honest dialoge between student and parents||Utilize ACS time management system|
|Ask questions that encourage student reflection||Share course assignments, progress and grades|
|Assist student in creating goals||Reflect on academic and career goals|
|Develop student success skills|
|Have routine conversations about student progress and challenges, while idetifying areas for improvement|
|Connect student with campus resources|
|Encourage degree and career exploration|
What People Say
We love helping students maximize their potential. Check out what they say about their experience with ACS.
” 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. “