Motivating a Teenager Who Doesn’t Like School in Massillon, OH

Are you looking for help motivating a teenager who doesn’t like school in Massillon, OH? Are you desperate to find something that will move the needle in the right direction? Have you tried talking to them, pleading with them, and giving them “tough love”? Maybe it is time for something different.

What about an academic coach? Coaches provide direction and structure for students who have difficulty navigating the many assignments and requirements that school demands. For those struggling with ADHD, the sheer organization of it all can seem overwhelming. Students who experience anxiety can constantly be worried that their work is “not good enough” or “perfect”, and as such, they shut down, become disconnected or simply stop turning things in. 

Academic Coaching Specialists can help by providing your student with a one-on-one coach or tutor who will walk them through each week. They will encourage them to work toward goals, discuss ways to improve study habits, manage their time better, and above all, stay on track. No more turning things in late (or not at all). No more waiting until the last minute to study for an exam. No more forgetting about an assignment that was due. Coaches will keep your student on a schedule and accountable.


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.

Tough Subjects Can Cause Frustration

For some, certain subjects cause strong feelings of dislike, particularly if they find the class difficult. In the past, they may have had an inadequate or uncaring teacher who either failed to teach the topic well or who created some negative environment or experience that still is top of mind when your student hears the subject. This can cause a student to feel as if they are powerless to overcome a challenge such as thins. They may even write themselves off as “just not being good at” that subject. 

Tutors at ACS understand that these experiences are very real to students and that they need to start where they are and move them forward, creating new and positive interactions with material. Tutors work to build understanding and confidence so that your son or daughter can experience success and in their challenging subject, and perhaps even begin to like it. They will come to understand that a difficult and frustrating subject of the past can become an intriguing and exciting subject for them right now.

1. Take the strain off your relationship with your child

2. Give them the opportunity to have more positive experiences with school

3. Help them build their confidence and move toward more independent learning

4. Create a more proactive attitude and help them manage their time

5. Help them articulate their goals and create actionable steps to achieve them

6. Provide them with the support of an experienced and relatable educator who cares



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. “