How is Academic Coaching different from a tutoring service?
Our coaches provide new ways of learning & thinking.
A tutoring service focuses on remediation and re-teaching of content for specific subjects. Most tutors specialize in one area; they provide homework help and guidance only for immediate academic problems.
An Academic Coach observes a student’s strategy and technique and suggests ways to improve his or her educational experience. A coach provides encouragement as students apply new ways of learning and thinking. One-on-one sessions are a great opportunity to fine-tune educational ideas and provide a chance for students ask all their questions with intimidation.
Coaches build confidence, motivation, and self reliance. Coaches work with individualized methods and study strategies designed for each student’s needs and style. Students then learn to work smarter, improve their skills, and apply these new skills in the classroom.
There is no quick road to success. The Schoolhouse measures results based on a student’s growing feelings of success, motivation, and confidence. These feelings are often followed by improved grades and teacher comments.
Long ingrained habits can take time to overturn. The speed at which students move forward often depends on their investment in the process. It is the goal of the coach to ensure that the students see value in their increased effort.
The Schoolhouse strives to provide individualized online support for each student, regardless of learning abilities, for the purpose of improving the student’s academic standing, enriching his and her learning experience, and providing an overall feeling of academic accomplishment.