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What is Academic Coaching for Teens?

What is Academic Coaching for Teens?

Do you know a high school or college student who has anxiety about school?

Do you know a student who needs help planning for the future?

Do you want to help a student with time management and organization?

Parents, is it sometimes hard to talk or connect with your teen?

Are you worried your teen does not have the life skills needed for a successful future?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above then academic coaching could be a benefit to someone you know.

Academic coaching helps students develop strategies for addressing things like stress, anxiety, time management, lack of motivation, study skills, etc. An academic coach helps high school and college students with their approach to learning and how to use various academic strategies. They work with students to develop success strategies that decrease stress and anxiety and promote success. Unlike tutoring, academic coaching focuses on the “whole student” rather than helping them with a particular subject.

Research has found that many students’ problems in school stem from a lack of skills or strategies to use when addressing schoolwork. Once a student understands how to utilize effective organization and study strategies, classes and assignments can become more manageable and less stressful. Students become more motivated and confident. Then, they can start to reap the rewards of their hard work.

Students thrive when working with a trained Academic Coach, because the coach is able to tailor specific concepts to the student and the immediate circumstances the student is facing. As a result, students see immediate improvements as well as learn valuable concepts to apply later in their lives. Students not only learn the concepts, but also have to act on them as they incorporate what they’ve learned into their daily habits and lives. The Academic Coaching Program is designed to work with the whole family system. Students are encouraged to take ownership of the program and need to choose to do this kind of work for themselves. We strive to keep everyone on the same page via email and reports on the concepts covered in the program, with information on how best to support students. The academic coach can attend school conferences if needed.

What kind of students benefit from coaching?

All students! One misconception about academic coaching is that it is for students with bad grades. This is false. Academic coaching is about helping ALL students meet their goals with less stress and more success. There is so much pressure on high school and college students. Students are struggling with depression and learning disabilities. Sadly, many feel that their only option is to quit school. While more Americans are going to college unfortunately, many are dropping out due to various issues. The pressure is high but that doesn’t mean students should have to give up their dreams. Academic coaching helps students stay on track with consistent guidance so that they can achieve their goals.

How do I contact an Academic Coach?

Contact Academic Coach, Melanie Black of Student Futures at (904) 487-8269 for more information or visit the Student Futures website to learn more.

 

 

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