Trusted Academic Coaching in Atlanta

Guiding your learner to become an Effective Student.

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Atlanta’s Top Academic Coaches

Each academic success coach is trained to apply the Effective Student™ Method. Our team is made up from a group of successful professionals, educators, counselors, and graduate students who are eager to share their knowledge with the younger generation of students with a focus on building academic success.  Coaching is available in person and virtually.  

Here is what you can expect from our coaches:

  • Inquire – We identify each student’s goals, obstacles, and frustrations. 
  • Clarify – We act as interpreters, clarifying for students what is being asked of them.   
  • Scaffold – We help develop organizational skills for students, giving them the autonomy to break down big projects into manageable parts so they can successfully complete larger tasks.
  • Model – We demonstrate how to create good study habits so students can independently put them into practice.
  • Measure & quantify – We gauge what challenges need to be addressed by the student and closely monitor their success. 
  • Encourage – We give students the motivation they need to try something new, to persevere and to self-advocate.  
  • Communicate – We help students and parents create shared goals and act as facilitators, joining the positive intent of both sides. 
  • Celebrate – We take pride in your student’s success and efforts; building grit – the ability to persevere when things get difficult.  

What Atlanta parents are saying…

“Our coach was GREAT about giving feedback and positive reinforcement, and was able to keep _____ on track when her mind began to wander during sessions. Her tips for study skills were AMAZING! We really appreciated her willingness to educate us as parents, as well. Our coach was a mentor and coach to us as well, and helped us understand how we can better support _______ and her academic success.!!!!!” 

A.M.Parent of 6th grader

Trusted Academic Coaching in Atlanta

Want to foster a better relationship with your student? Let a coach bridge the communication gap around academics.  

What does an academic coach do?

An academic coach helps students successfully respond to academic demands. Students who may benefit from a coach are usually:

  • struggling to manage materials or assignments
  • becoming anxious with expectations they’re struggling to meet
  • struggling to apply what they’re learning
  • unaware of what is interfering with their success
  • resistant to help from parents 

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

Are you in Atlanta with a student moving into Middle School, High School or College?  One of the biggest challenges students face is transitioning, especially those with executive functioning challenges or with ADHD.  To be successful during the transition phase, understanding what lies ahead and preparing students to meet the challenge is key. Planning and prioritizing, managing time and self advocating increase in importance as students matriculate. Prepare them for  a successful transition with Academic Coaching.

An Academic Coach is a Mentor

An Academic Coach focuses on teaching students a process and giving them the space and time to practice, leading to skills and independence.  An academic coach works alongside a student to help them apply their academic management skills to current demands. Coaches do it WITH a student, not FOR.  Tutors are typically focused on having the student succeed in a specific class.  Academic coaching can be appropriate for many types of students, whether they’re already successful or struggling. We like to use the example of teaching a student to fish instead of feeding them for a day.

In Atlanta, at an Initial Consultation, we discuss what to expect from Effective Student Certified Coach, how to partner with a coach for student success and answer questions. Students complete an initial self-evaluation to determine their level of self awareness and current functioning. Parents share observations, concerns and goals for coaching sessions and student outcomes.

Effective Students is unique because we follow a proven, step by step method to ensure students increase independence over time.

The Coaching Journey…