IS YOUR STUDENT PREPARED FOR COLLEGE?
Going away to college is an exciting time for freshmen. For most young adults, this is the first time they will be on their own and living independently. So it’s no surprise if this big milestone is met with a mix of emotions ranging from excitement to complete and utter panic. As a parent you hope you’ve prepared them to rise to the occasion but you suddenly find yourself questioning if you’ve done enough to prepare them for this life altering transition. It’s only natural to want to do all that you can to ensure that your son or daughter has the best college experience possible and that they’ve been afforded every opportunity to succeed.
NEARLY 1/3 OF COLLEGE FRESHMEN DROP OUT BEFORE THEIR SOPHOMORE YEAR
DO THEY HAVE THE SKILLS NEEDED TO SUCCEED?
An academic coach inspires students to reach their full potential.
The unspoken reality is that many student’s entering this phase of life aren’t prepared, and this isn’t because of anything you as a parent did or didn’t do. Executive functions such as time management, organization, task initiation, focus and attention are essential when it comes to a college student being able to successfully navigate independence in their new environment. But not all students have fully matured executive functioning skills when they go to college, especially those that have a history of executive functioning issues or have ADD or ADHD.
Here’s a few signs that your student may have underdeveloped executive functioning skills:
- They have trouble resisting online and social distractions
- They struggle to keep track of assignments and meet course deadlines
- They consistently need your help to complete assignments
- They are not effective when it comes to studying and test taking
- They get easily overwhelmed
- They have problems retaining critical information from courses and lectures
- They don’t know how to cope with the stress of their new environment
Working with an academic coach is truly the best gift that you could give them to help ease the college transition, develop critical academic and life skills while paving a path to their graduation.
AN ACADEMIC COACH WILL WORK ONE-ON-ONE WITH YOUR STUDENT TO HELP THEM MASTER CRITICAL SKILLS FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS
- Time management
- Avoiding procrastination
- Effective note taking
- Improving and using effective study skills and strategies
- Exploring test taking techniques
- Writing papers
- Mid term and finals planning
- Pre-planning of projects and creating study schedules
- Seeking help from professors and/or TA’
- Balancing study time and social time
- Social engagement
- Handing in assignments and projects on time
- Being accountable and making good choices
- Degree and career exploration
- Signing up for tutoring and utilization of campus resources
- Getting enough sleep and proper nutrition
- Goal Setting
AN INVESTMENT THAT PAYS OFF
We realize that college is very expensive. So why add to that expense with Academic Coaching? Precisely because college is so expensive! And the cost of attending college and not graduating costs exponentially more.
It is standard to take out insurance on all the large investments in your life such as your home and car. A college education can cost just as much, and certainly qualifies as an investment. Putting one of our Academic Coaches in place from day one is a comparably small investment to equip your student with the skills necessary to be successful in their education and beyond. They can set your student up to reap the benefits of a well-laid foundation, with academic and life skills that will carry through beyond college.
If you have searched for private tutors or other academic service companies, you will see our price point is very competitive. We guarantee you will not find a more comprehensive program.
GOOD. FIT. GUARANTEED.
Our coaches are dedicated to providing an exceptional experience that is custom-tailored to the individual needs of your student.
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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. “