Academic Help for High School and College Students in Rocky River, OH
Whether your student is top of the class or struggling to stay on track, we can help! We provide academic help for high school and college students in Rocky River, OH. From subject tutoring to help with time management, we are able to get students where they need to be.
With any transition comes some bumps. The transitions to high school and college are some of the biggest they will make in academia, and signify major changes in their lives. Providing a coach or tutor who they can rely on can help ease them into the changes, and build their skills and confidence.
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 things a college freshman should know
When students reach college, there are many anxiety-causing differences they become aware of. Many of these are not problems if they are aware of how to approach them. Here are 3 things every college freshman should know:
1. Professors are not the same as teachers.
Professors have different jobs than teachers. Sure, they may both teach, but the expectations of each are very different. For example: K-12 teachers are expected to help students learn material through various methods and practice, ensuring that they are prepared and able to perform on tests. They are concerned with both how students learn as well as if they learned. Professors vary in their level of investment and are typically hired for their expertise in an area or field. Not necessarily on their ability to teach or present material to a class. This means that the responsibility of learning material well enough to “prove it” on an exam now shifts to that of the student. This is a huge adjustment that most freshmen are not ready for. They expect the professor to teach in the same way their high school teachers did. When this does not occur they typically find lower grades, frustration and blame. Understanding there is a difference and teaching them how to learn with this new approach is a key element to academic coaching the first year. It can literally make all the difference.
2. So much free time
If you ask a college student about their schedule, chances are they will report being “so busy”! They are not trying to mislead with that response, it is truly how they feel. But in actuality, they likely have more free time than they have ever experienced up to this point. All through school their time was structured and they moved from class to class each day, followed by more structured activities in the evening such as organized sports, lessons, etc. In college, the classes are spread out, often with large gaps in between them. Extra activities are not as structured and can occur spontaneously. They are typically only in classes 4.5-6 hours per day (again, usually with gaps) and have the remainder of the time free to do whatever else they need to do. The problem becomes that they are not sure what else they need to do, or how to use that “free” time. An academic coach can help them organize this time into small chunks of dedicated time to work on homework, studying, papers, etc. This is so important that students learn how to do this early on, or else they fall into bad habits that are very difficult to change.
3. Learn to Ask for Help
College is a time to discover independence, for sure. But so often students have a very unrealistic vision of what that looks like. Taking on college with great ambition, they quickly learn where they excel and where they need some extra help. The issue becomes that they have a strong sense of “I need to figure this out on my own”, and as a result, will not reach out to the many resources at their disposal. Colleges are amazing at putting a multitude of helpful people and programs out there for students. What they are not so good at is getting them to take advantage of them. Students working with an academic coach will understand when to ask for help and where to go. Early intervention can be the difference between a great semester and a lost one.
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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. “