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Our Academic Coaching services are highly recommended for first-time clients. This service is geared toward building special skills rather than specific subjects and is designed to dramatically enhance your overall learning experience. Not only will students heighten their problem solving, study and testing skills with an academic coach, but they will also hone life-long skills like time management, organization and goal setting.
STEP 1 – INTERVIEW
To begin, you will meet with our Academic Coaching Director who will discuss your academic goals and determine the best academic coach to work with you.
STEP 2 – DEVELOPMENT
Your assigned coach will work with you to design an improvement program built specifically for your unique needs. A detailed plan will be formed that will include your academic and coaching schedule, educational and life goals, and will identify necessary skills training.
STEP 3 – IMPLEMENTATION
You will meet with your academic coach once a week for a minimum of six weeks while you work through your program. When necessary, your coach will refer you to tutors that can help with specific subject learning. Your progress will be tracked and your goals measured to ensure that you are getting the most out of the coaching program.
STEP 4 – SUCCESS!
Upon completion of the program, in addition to all of the academic and life-long skills you will have earned, you will be presented with a certificate, marking your success as an alumnus of the Academic Coaching program.
Each AC Academic Coach in Virginia is trained in the latest methods of personal management and academic progress. They are strong problem-solvers and are able to provide creative solutions for your specific needs. In addition to their natural enthusiasm for teaching, they have a solid understanding of how personality, environment and strategy affect the learning experience.
Q: What is the benefit of utilizing the Academic Coaching program?
A: Quite often the biggest stumbling block for students who struggle is not a specific subject, but that they don’t have a solid learning technique to use while completing schoolwork. This program provides training in effective test-taking and study habits, builds organizational and time-management skills, and equips students with other useful learning tools.
Q: Who should use this program?
A: Our Academic Coaching program is designed to help struggling students with poor or below-average grades, however, students who have average or above-average grades can benefit as well. Stress and time management, organizational skills, and learning strategy are indispensable abilities that can be used by anyone and beyond the academic world.
Q: Does this program include subject-specific tutoring?
A: While this program does not address individual subjects, we do offer discounted tutoring rates to participants in this program. Please contact us for details about our Virginia Academic Coach services.
Q: How can you tell that the program is working?
A: In addition to participants experiencing marked improvement in morale, motivation and confidence, results are typically seen in improved grades and teacher feedback.
Q: What grade levels should use this program?
A: This program is designed to assist students from middle school all the way through college.