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When Performance Does Not Equal Potential…
Hire a Coach!
If your student’s academic performance isn’t reflective of their full potential, there are likely core challenges that need to be addressed to improve performance and outcomes for your student.
Addressing these challenges promptly at their root cause will improve grades and test scores while supporting a successful transition to college.
What Causes Poor Performance
Lack of Organization
In middle school, many students are able to get by without an organized workflow, but transitioning to high school presents a world of new challenges. Longer classes, demanding extra curriculars, and larger homework loads often leave students struggling to stay afloat academically. The antidote is creating an organized workflow that prioritizes academics.
High school students are challenged with higher level reading, foreign languages, advanced mathematics, and more. Comprehending the fire hose of information and then retaining it for homework and tests presents an enormous challenge to many students. Leveraging proven tactics for studying and note taking dramatically improves comprehension and retention.
Not every student understands that academic success is more about effort and grit than it is about aptitude. In high school, everything is tracked from grades to extracurriculars, and most importantly, test scores. Aligning a student’s mindset with the importance of their education will improve their focus and motivation in the classroom.
The old assignment book from middle school leaves high schoolers ill equipped for the onslaught of academic demands they face. Achieving exceptional marks in all classes without sacrificing a student’s personal life requires simple systems to ensure all obligations are met. Implementing proven time management and study systems improves academic performance.
The Method Learning Difference.
Our Academic Coaches serve as advisors, mentors, and educational partners to your student, helping to remove performance blockers and improve scores. Here’s how we do it:
We develop and implement systems that support productive workflows and efficient time use.
Deep Learning Tactics
We maximize comprehension and retention with note taking and study habits that improve results.
We remove focus and motivation barriers to maximize your students’ full academic potential.
Who is Academic Coaching for?
Higher Grades & Test Scores
Advanced Executive Functioning
Happier, More Engaged Student
The Time is Now. Don’t Delay!
Every day you wait can put your student further behind. The further behind a student gets, the harder it is to catch up. Don’t let one bad semester or school year limit your child’s future options.
Choose your coaching package:
Is Academic Coaching only for high school students?
No! Academic Coaching is designed to serve all students regardless of grade level and create immediate and lasting impacts on students’ educational performance.
How often do the student and tutor meet?
From 2 to 8 times per month depending on which package you select. We recommend that students who struggle in multiple areas meet with a coach more often to address the root causes of poor academic performance.
I’m about to purchase my personalized package. What happens next?
Excellent! We’ll reach out to you for an initial conversation, develop a fuller profile of your student, and construct your student’s personalized coaching plan. Then we’ll connect you with your coach.
What’s the difference between Academic Coaching and Tutoring?
Tutoring focuses on helping students master specific content for academic school subjects. Academic coaching focuses on essential skills and strategies to become a more effective learner overall, encouraging habits that lead to success across all academic areas and life.
What if my student and coach aren’t a great fit?
We strive to make sure we match you with the best Academic Coach for your student. However, if after the first session you feel that you would like to explore working with another coach, we’re happy to help connect you with another of our experts.
How will you measure progress?
Progress is demonstrated by marked improvements in key areas such as focus, retention, organization, work management, executive skills functioning, higher grades and test scores, and a happier, more engaged demeanor.
How long does the coaching process typically take?
Each student’s experience with academic coaching is unique and specific to his or her individual needs. Many students will see immediate results in the first few weeks, but most students will accrue the most enduring benefits from at least a few months of working with an expert coach.
How do scheduling and communication work?
We will connect you with your coach, with whom you will have an initial conversation to set up a regular schedule and communication plan via your preferred mode: email, text, or phone. The coach will be available outside the live sessions to answer basic questions or check in during the week.
What are the benefits of coaching? What skills will my child develop?
Coaching confers numerous benefits that extend to academics and beyond. Students develop many critical skills, including improved executive function, better time management and organization, and more effective study habits.
What are Executive Function skills, and how do they relate to academic success?
Executive Function Skills are mental self-management skills such as working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control that help students navigate tasks and ultimately achieve their goals. In order to maximize their potential, students must be able to manage their emotions, focus attention, organize and plan their work and time, and reflect upon and revise their approaches as circumstances change. All these skills are critical elements of learning and are essential for academic success.