How is academic life coaching different than tutoring?
The tools taught reduce stress by helping students create new habits, so goals can be reached and growth can be maximized.
Coaching creates capacity for students to gain confidence and clarity about who they are and how they are uniquely created and gifted, which increases intrinsic motivation.
Students gain the necessary tools and awareness to connect their choices and decisions with their values.
Students are challenged and extension plans are formulated and integrated when needed often combining school academic material and interests and passions in life.
Executive Functioning Skills are infused into lessons for students: organization, emotional control, task initiation, metacognition, persistence, working memory, planning and prioritization, flexibility, and time management.
How academic life coaches help students with executive functioning skills and strategies:
Learn and apply strategies to get work started and initiate tasks independently
Learn about their brains are wired and how to use that to their advantage when studying
Develop systems and processes or organizing backpacks, lockers, and work areas
Learn and practice methods for coping with emotions
Learn how to break assignments into smaller parts and how to create a work plan to bring assignments to completion
Learn strategies for staying on task and maintaining attention at school and at home
Develop reflection skills to help establish new habits and the ownership of them
Increase independence with daily routines