Is Your Student Prepared to Succeed in High School, College and Beyond?
Do They Have the Necessary Support and Guidance to achieve their full potential?
Here’s How I Can Help:
As an Academic-Life coach, I work with high school and college students all over the world to help them create structures, systems and skills to achieve their personal and academic goals. I help students develop the tools and strategies they need to:
- Establish goals and a road map to achieve them
- Sustain motivation and a can-do mindset
- Improve time management and organizing skills
- Grow better study habits
- Create a Personal Homework Profile to tap into their optimum skill set
- Become a self advocate and self starter at home and school
- Strengthen relationships with peers/parents/professionals
Can Coaching Truly Help Your Student?
The coaching process is really about facilitating the process the student takes to develop HIS or HER own critical success skills. Through weekly sessions (in person or by Skype), and additional weekly check-ins, I help students stay focused on their personalized goals, gain clarity and function more effectively. The sessions also provide a forum for students to share concerns or struggles and get support without judgment or criticism. With trust and collaboration, I build responsibility and accountability in your student for his life. When appropriate, I also provide additional information and resources to help create personalized solutions that fit the way YOUR teen thinks. I keep them on track, help transfer skills and ensure they are working towards THEIR goals.
How Does it Work?
The coaching process begins with an initial Client Assessment session. This is a 90-minute session (either in person or by Skype) with both the student and parent(s). Prior to the session, you’ll complete and send to me the parent and student forms which you can find here.
During the Client Assessment session we’ll discuss expectations and concerns, review paperwork, school and medical history and talk about the coaching process. We’ll also create a detailed Action Plan, which will set out the specific goals your student wants to achieve, skills to be developed and a schedule for future coaching sessions.
Following the Client Assessment session, I’ll conduct regular sessions with your student based on the schedule we establish. Maintaining consistency in the timing and conduct of these sessions can really have an impact on the effectiveness of the coaching process. Therefore, I generally look to schedule these sessions on a weekly basis (either in person or by Skype) for 30 minutes. In certain circumstances, especially at the outset of the process or during a particularly busy or difficult period for your student, we may find that more frequent sessions are needed. In other situations, we might determine that the on-going sessions can be held on a less frequent basis. Regardless, the schedule established is one that I think will best address your student’s needs and enable the coaching process to provide the most positive benefits and results.
How Much Does It Cost?
The initial Client Assessment session is charged at a single flat rate that covers both the preliminary review of the intake forms and the session itself.
Following the Client Assessment session and the creation of the Action Plan, we will determine our schedule for on-going coaching sessions. For those with regular, weekly sessions, there will be a single monthly fee that will cover the following:
- Weekly 30-minute sessions (in person or by Skype)
- Unlimited text/email contact and support between sessions
- Electronic copies of relevant tools, such as Action Plan highlights, guidelines, reminders, etc.
- Weekly follow-up emails to parents highlighting the issues discussed with the student, goals for the coming week and other information that will enable the parents to support their teen through the coaching process.
- Note that parent follow-up sessions are not included in the monthly fee and are billed separately.
For all others, sessions will be billed individually, at our hourly rate.
How Do I Get Find Out More?
For more information, including setting up an appointment for a Client Assessment session and details on pricing, click here.
Also, check out this great article from SmarkKidsWithLD.org that explains the benefits of coaching for your student: http://www.smartkidswithld.org/getting-help/adhd/adhd-coaching-can-it-work-for-your-child/