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ACADEMIC COACHING VS TUTORING FOR LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

ACS is roaring to help the Lions this semester! Thinking about a tutor or maybe an academic coach?

Let’s compare the benefits of Academic coaching vs. tutoring for Loyola Marymount University Students:

Tutoring services can help students with a particular subject or challenging concept. On the other hand, academic coaching can cover all areas of academics, including things like time management and study strategies. Academic coaching introduces learning tools and strategies that create effective habits, leading to increased success in the classroom and beyond.These are not mutually exclusive and can be used together to create a strong support system for your student.

LMU Lions can have a “personal trainer” for their academic experience!

College can be one of the most challenging and transformational times in a student’s life.  Professional athletes have trainers and coaches to help them reach their potential, why shouldn’t a student?

Putting an academic coach in place today can ensure your Loyola Marymount student will have the support needed to get through even the toughest semester.

  • Our coaches are experienced educators, not peers
  • We earn trust by demonstrating our methods work both in and out of the classroom
  • Because of our experience, we don’t just respond to a student’s needs, we anticipate them

How Academic Coaching Works

An experienced educator will meet with the student on a weekly basis. The student will be required to do some outside reading or assignment between each session as assigned by the coach. The student and coach will review each week’s materials.  The two then work together on building a relationship that provides mentorship and guidance for the student as they work toward becoming more independent in their learning.

NEARLY 1/3 OF COLLEGE FRESHMEN DROP OUT BEFORE THEIR SOPHOMORE YEAR

WHAT TYPE OF STUDENTS DO ACADEMIC COACHES WORK WITH?

At Loyola Marymount, we work with high-achieving students, average students and students who need more support. Whatever level your student is at now is the right place to start! Working with an academic coach can address and strengthen areas of concern, while also sharpening their already successful skills.

Freshmen starting or continuing their first year are our most common clients. Starting from the top, we proactively work with students on what they already know from high school and build on those skills to create an even better college experience. LMU students who start their freshman year with academic coaching find they are much more prepared and ahead of their peers. They are also less stressed and find they have more free time to enjoy non-academic activities.

Students who find themselves falling behind or on academic probation at Loyola Marymount University can take part in our Academic 911 program. This academic coaching program is designed to address the immediate problems in order to get the student back in good standing. Coaches will identify any individual problems, making any necessary referrals for tutoring or other campus resources as appropriate.  Further, students will learn how to avoid potential issues in the future and break any bad habits of the past.

Online courses can be a challenge for some students. Providing accountability and a step-by-step plan, our coaches are there each week to assist students taking any online course. Academic Coaching Specialists can help LMU students remain focused and engaged. Tutoring can help with comprehension, but is not always the best option. For these types of courses, the material is not typically or necessarily the problem. Rather, the ability to see things laid out and in order, along with some incremental goals and motivation are usually all that is required to see vast improvements.

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What Our Students Say

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NJ D.

” 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

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

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. “