How does working with an Academic Coaching Associates coach benefit high school students?
- Improved academic performance
- Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
- Better understanding of which learning strategies work best for them based on their individual learning style
- Practical application of organization, time management, and study strategies,
- Greater independence and self-reliance
- Enhanced motivation and productivity
- Stronger executive function skills
Academic Coaching is beneficial for students of any age and grade level; by concentrating on meeting students where they are developmentally, identifying barriers to academic success, goal setting, teaching effective skills and strategies to overcome these roadblocks. Students who have academic coaches achieve better grades, greater independence, and higher self-confidence.
However, depending on the age of the student, there are unique challenges for each stage of education that can be dramatically improved with academic coaching. These challenges are intensified for students who are ADHD and display weaknesses in executive function skills. The academic coaches at Academic Coaching Associates have a proven track record of helping students not only to succeed but to exceed.
Academic Coaching for High School Students
Moving from middle school to high school can be equal parts exciting and overwhelming. Students with ADHD / Executive Function find this transition especially challenging. There is a new-found freedom students enjoy and increased emphasis on maturity and self-reliance. Since most teachers will not ask individual students for homework, give make-up tests, or accept late work, it is important to work with an academic coach to strengthen these skills. In addition, students who take honors and AP classes face may experience higher levels of stress and time management issues.
In addition to concentrating on executive function skills, the coaches at Academic Coaching Associates excellent at helping high school students with:
- Balancing academics and social activities
- Test-taking skills and/or managing test anxiety
- Developing effective, active study strategies
- Solid note-taking and annotation instruction
- Test anxiety methods
- Becoming a pro-active self-advocate
- Finding motivation and increasing effort
- Focusing on homework completion and quality of work
- Time management techniques