OUR APPROACH

Every student is unique and our experience in education has shown us that a "one size fits all" model is not effective. We recognize the benefit of a personalized academic support program and we approach each student and each Academic Coaching session with a customized plan that best meets their specific learning needs and supports their academic goals. 

Here's how it works:
 

1. CONSULTATION

Academic success is a team effort, and it is important for everyone to be on the same page. Before beginning working with a student, we will have an initial consultation, either by phone or in person, to address:

  • Academic strengths and areas of concern

  • Time management and organization

  • Learning preferences

  • Additional concerns or obstacles that may be preventing the student from reaching his or her potential

After this consultation we will build an Individualized Academic Plan which will outline the length and frequency of our sessions, time management and organizational systems to implement, and additional focus areas and targeted learning strategies we will utilize in our sessions.

 

2. SESSIONS

Once we have our Individualized Academic Plan in place, we are ready to get started! The length and frequency of sessions will vary from student to student, but the following items will be covered in each session:

  • Check binders, notebooks, folders, etc. to ensure all class information is organized and easily accessible

  • Review upcoming assignments, projects, exams, and quizzes for each class and add items to our Weekly Action Plan

  • Introduce and/or reinforce targeted strategies in the following areas:

    • Writing

    • Close reading

    • Note-taking

    • Test preparation

    • Test-taking

    • Problem solving

    • Critical thinking

At the end of our session we will review our Weekly Action Plan to make sure expectations are clear and defined.

*Note: Sessions will be held at the client's home, unless we determine that a different location may be a more effective learning environment.

 

3. FOLLOW-UP & COMMUNICATION

Within 24 hours of each session, parents will receive a detailed session report which will include the following:

  • Summary of items covered in our session including specific updates for each class

  • Copy of Weekly Action Plan

  • Follow-up needed by student and parents before our next session

We are also available by phone and email for students and/or parents for additional support between sessions.