A Plus Academic Coaching

By: A+ Academic Coaching  09-12-2011
Keywords: Help Students, Academic Coaching, Postsecondary Studies

  • A personalized approach to postsecondary preparation

By working with an A+ Academic Coach, students will:

  • Build an action plan to reach their desired grade point average, as well as keep their admissions scholarship
  • Make a smooth transition between high school and postsecondary studies
  • Arm themselves with a set of tools and skills that will pave the road to their success

Academic coaching is an evolution of mentoring applied to academics. Mentoring implies the student is an empty vessel into which knowledge is poured. Coaching involves a more collaborative approach, assuming the student is already in the "game" of learning. Coaches help students learn how they best learn and how to operate in an academic environment. Tutors help students learn the material in individual courses while coaches help students learn how to be successful in school. In college, that includes such topics as: study skills, time management, stress management, effective reading, note-taking, test-taking, and understanding how to use a syllabus. Academic coaches meet with the student regularly throughout the semester, usually once a week. Coaches work with students in all kinds of situations, not just those who are struggling academically. Some highly motivated, high-achieving students will have a coach to improve their learning efficiency. Academic coaching also occurs to help students prepare for entrance exams to gain entry to schools or universities. Academic coaching is a huge industry in Asia. For example, in India, a majority of students be it of any class or stream, visit a coaching centre or a 'study circle'.

Keywords: Academic Coaching, Help Students, Postsecondary Studies

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