When students struggle with the skills and routines they need to meet their learning goals, there is often a need for academic coaching.  Sessions provide an opportunity for students to learn a range of organizational, study, and time management tools that support their unique learning process.  Academic coaching is especially useful for students with executive function, ADHD, and learning difference challenges, who want to meet their academic potential, leverage their strengths, and increase academic success.

Based on the unique goals and needs of the student, sessions may focus on:

     Building student awareness:

      • Students learn how the brain works to maximize its learning potential
      • Habits and grades are tracked to make patterns visible to the student
      • Students are guided through tools to manage time and realistically plan their work
      • Anti-procrastination strategies and tools are introduced
      • Short-term and long-term goals are identified and discussed weekly
      • Problem-solving skills are developed with coaching through obstacles or challenges

       Learning a variety of study skills including:

      • The Study Cycle process to improve test performance and confidence
      • Individualized study routines and plans
      • A toolbox of study techniques that can be applied to a variety of subject matter
        • annotation and note taking skills
        • making notes and study tools quizzable along the way for great efficiency in finals season
        • understanding how to get information into long-term memory
      • How to vary learning and study strategies for greater interest and success
      • The Study Senses: The four ways our brain learns best
      • How to create an exam/finals study plan to optimize testing success

       Developing organizational skills:

      • Understand what working memory is, and how planning/reminder tools prevent working memory overload
      • Introduce and solidify the consistent use of a paper or on-line planner
      • Learn a variety of tech and non-tech reminder systems, and adopt a reminder routine
      • Backward planning: Break large projects into small, doable chunks with calendared tasks
      • Create a study schedule, identify needed tools, and optimize the study space
      • Use a “set-up” routine to combat procrastination
      • Ongoing support to solidify organizational routines that work for the student

        Coaching toward learning independence:

      • Giving students a place to make commitments with an accountability partner for follow through
      • Using the Pomodoro technique to increase productivity and decrease procrastination
      • Identifying and implementing solutions to challenges
      • Trying and evaluating various skills and routines, with the goal of finding approaches that work for the individual
      • Creating do-able roadmaps for learning and studying to decrease overwhelm
      • Coaching students through why and how to self-advocate with teachers

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