• FAQs & Resources


No! An Academic Coach is focused on teaching a student to become independent. A tutor is focused on having the student succeed in a specific class(es). We like to use the example of teaching a student to fish instead of feeding them for a day.

Great question! An academic coach works alongside a student to help them apply their learning to current academic demands. Coaches do it WITH a student, not FOR.

We recommend academic coaching for any student, whether they’re already successful or struggling. Our proprietary method not only sets students up for short term successes in school, but also teaches them lifelong skills they’ll take with them down the road.

The Effective Student™ Method helps students identify and eliminate everyday distractions that are especially pervasive in today’s virtual world. Simple organizational strategies for students include maintaining a quiet, tidy room, using headphones, utilizing a standing desk, and sitting on a bouncing ball—even listening to classical music. We work with each student to find winning strategies, building better study habits that last a lifetime.

Habits are something one can do without thinking. It takes 3,000 repetitions for students to develop habits. The Effective Student™ Method addresses the cycle of learning as 1) practice, 2) awareness, 3) adjustments, and 4) repetition across all four focus areas of: Organization, Time Management, Study Skills, and Test Analysis. 

The Effective Student™ Method is appropriate for grades 4-12 as well as those in college.

Organizational skills training for children with ADHD is a key step to their development and independence. The Effective Student™ course will help your child organize and manage their time, while learning how to prioritize and forecast when tasks should be done. Each lesson is roughly 15 minutes and designed for small successes to empower students step by step.

The course is self-directed and should take around 5 hours of total coursework to obtain the Effective Student™ Certificate. However, we suggest 15-30 minutes per week for 6-12 weeks for the most effective learning and implementation style. You will have access to the course for 12 weeks total, and access to the community for one year.



Bene Wellness

Atlanta Psychiatric Institute


Atlanta Innovative Counseling Center – Dr. Michael Bucovetsky

Center for Psychological and Educational Assessment – Drs. Dana Weinstein & Melissa Lang

Lenox Psychological Associates – Dr. Mel Eldridge

Nancy Hatcher & Associates

Dr. Warren Walter


Ivy Insights


DBT Practices

Summer Camps

Social Skills Groups


Executive Functions: What They Are, How They Work, and Why They Evolved 1st Edition

by Russell A. Barkley (Author)

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential

by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare

For Younger Children

The Executive Function Series by Julia Cook

Planning Isn’t My Priority

Study Skilled…NOT!!!

I Can’t Find My Whatchamacallit

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: A Growth Mindset Book for Kids to Stretch and Shape Their Brains by: JoAnn Deak, PhD.

Are you interested in learning more about how The Effective Student™ Method can help you or your student?

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