Coaching for ADHD & Academics
ADHD & Academic Coaching provides students with opportunities to learn the tools and strategies that they need in order to succeed, essentially helping them learn how to learn.
ADHD & Academic Coaching vs Tutoring
A tutor helps students understand subject-specific content, often through memorization & repetition, focusing on the short-term goal of re-teaching academic materials. Tutoring uses a directed teaching approach; responsibility is placed on the teacher and the tutor, to quickly increase student knowledge. The main goal is for the students to become successful in a particular course or subject. Consequently, on-going tutoring can create a dependency, since the child does not have to take charge of his/her educational experience; a skills crucial for success in academics & life.
A tutor can prepare you for a test on Friday, but an Academic Coach can prepare you for a lifetime of learning
An ADHD & Academic Coach addresses the reasons why a student is struggling with content so that they can eventually learn on their own. There is a long-term focus on the collaborative development of academic skills and strategies that can be applied in all subject areas and used throughout the student's academic career. Responsibility for learning, therefore, is placed on the student him/herself, with the main goal being success in school. Weekly sessions reinforce learned skills by providing opportunities for students to incorporate them into their schoolwork and receive regular feedback from the coach. These weekly sessions also create routine and structure, while the coach provides motivation, thus building confidence.
Coaching for ADHD & Academics supports students by focusing on the following areas:
Students put in place systems to organize their school materials, use an agenda properly & consistently, and find a suitable study spot conducive to ensure their best learning.
Goal Setting & Motivation
Students learn tools & strategies to support increased reading comprehension, reading between the lines and identifying main ideas.
Specialized tutoring based on the student's learning profile. Works to ensure understanding & that students have the proper foundational skills required for academic success.
We spend the last 5-10 mins of each session touching base with the parent and child together, to ensure that we're all on the same page, and solidify the weekly plan & strategies to be used.
Schools, Teachers & IEPs
We provide support and follow-up when dealing with teachers, schools and navigating the IEP process.
Students learn to manage and plan their time, prioritize upcoming assignments, break large tasks into small, manageable parts & develop healthy routines.
How to Study
Students learn the various steps in the study process, why each one is important, and how to apply each step to their own lives. We then set up study plans that coincide with this process.
Students learn tools & strategies to help them become proactive readers who develop background knowledge and context, read between the lines and identify the main ideas.
Students learn to have a growth mindset, approach school with a positive attitude and identify & re-word their own self & inner talk.
Students become accountable for their actions through check-ins with their coaches in between sessions. Using our communication app, they provide evidence of properly completed work.
Students learn to take notes in an organized & structured manner. They practice taking these notes in their own words to ensure proper understanding & to prepare for upcoming tests.
Students learn to organize, plan & structure essays by brainstorming and using organizers. They then put their ideas into order and expand them to form proper sentences & paragraphs.
Students learn tools & strategies to help better manage stress related to school and take control of upcoming tests & exams.