Academic Coaching vs. Academic Tutoring

Academic Coaching and Academic Tutoring may sound similar or even identical. There are indeed commonalities to both, but also key differences that present advantages to each approach. Which is best for the student depends on their individual needs at that point in their academic journey. In some instances, you may want to combine the two. I describe the differences and commonalities of each service in the slide show below. 

I am qualified to provide both services concurrently! Having a special education background, I have the expertise to teach, differentiate, and appropriately modify academia for each of my students. As an executive functioning coach, I work with my student's strengths and teach them skills to be able to prioritize, organize, and have the study strategies they need to succeed. This is not a fast process. This takes hard work. But, we know it was all worth it when you experience an "AHA moment" or better known as the "light bulb moment". The student realizes they've completed one of their goals or aced a math test they've been tirelessly studying for. The student's CONFIDENCE skyrockets. This is the end goal for both coaching and tutoring - INDEPENDENCE

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What is academic Coaching?

  • Student and Coach are in a partnership

  • De-emphasizing students’ limitations and teaching the student how to use their strengths to cope

  • Teaching effective time management skills and study strategies for greatly reducing homework time

  • Identifying strategies to manage distractions and improve focus, concentration, and sustained attention

  • Teaching metacognitive approaches (thinking about thinking) including self-monitoring and mindful reflection on outcomes