What does an academic coach do?
An academic coach helps students approach and manage academic demands. Students who may benefit from a coach are usually:
- struggling to manage materials or assignments
- struggling to apply what they’re learning
- unaware of what is interfering with their success
- resistant to help from parents
- transitioning to a new environment (college, high school, new school)
At times, tensions between parents and students interfere with learning. An academic coach can offer a neutral, fresh perspective helping the student re-engage academically.
Transitioning to the next educational level
One of the biggest challenges students face is transitioning, especially those with executive functioning challenges or with ADHD. To be successful at the next level, Middle School, High School or even College, understanding what lies ahead and preparing to meet the challenges are key to success. Skills such as being able to plan and prioritize, manage time, self advocate and resist distractions grow in importance at each level. If your student struggled to recover from distance learning, an academic coach can help with accountability, encouragement and guidelines can help your student get back on on course.