A Holistic Approach to Achievement Through Academic Coaching
The Holistic Approach to Academic Coaching
Many issues in a student’s life may negatively impact academic performance. For students to have the ability to concentrate on academics, it is often necessary to help them overcome these other obstacles as well. This is why our holistic approach is the cornerstone of our philosophy at Academic Coaching Associates.
We make sure to familiarize ourselves with each student’s academics, of course, but also the many other activities they are balancing: social issues, sports team commitments, jobs, and extracurricular activities, in addition to learning issues, and/or emotional difficulties the student may have.
Assessing a student’s learning styles and academic strengths and weaknesses completes the individual student profile and provides the necessary information to create a plan for success.
We truly mentor our students. Overall, our goal is to help students develop those important life skills in order to become more independent and self-reliant. We help students gain the skills and motivation they need to help themselves.
Open Communication is Key
Parents are an integral part of the student success team. We know parenting schedules are complicated! We help keep parents on track with our convenient appointment reminder system. We send an alert by email 24 hours before each session to help parents ensure their student will be prepared for their next coaching appointment.
Support doesn’t end when the coaching session concludes. Within 24 hours, parents receive a comprehensive report that keeps them apprised of the session’s content and findings. Parents are informed of new strategies that were put into play, and given an outline of a plan for supporting the student at home during the coming week.
Building on the information parents can obtain from online grading systems such as PowerSchool, academic coaches track each student’s grades weekly to evaluate student progress and effectiveness of strategies. This system allows coaches to quickly identify patterns and parents are consistently apprised of their student’s progress.