How HomeworkCoach gets results
For many children -- especially those with learning disabilities or attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD) -- homework is hard! It can be frustrating to both student and parent when assignments take twice as long as other kids, or when every night becomes a battle as parents try to keep their child focused.
A good homework coach can take a lot of this stress out of the home by helping the student stay on top of their work, build study skills and feel confident about upcoming tests. Biology test coming up? The coach will help prepare flash cards and quiz the student the night before the test. Big English project? Our coach will help your child plan ahead, prepare an outline, conduct necessary research, and schedule time for reviewing the final product.
Our best homework coaches are often young college grads who remember what high school was like. They can become as much a mentor as tutor. And students will actually learn to welcome their help and begin to change their own attitude toward succeeding in school.
Each Program is Tailored to the Individual Student
A homework coaching assignment starts with our coach discussing the goals of the coaching with parent(s) and student. The coach will work with the student on a Personal Agreement which will determine how the student wants to be held accountable. The coach, parent(s) and student will agree on a schedule based upon the students' requirements, working around outside activites and, of course, taking into account the parents' budget.
Our coaches are trained to explore each student's learning style and to help the student adopt the study strategies that best fit that learning style. The coach -- while not performing the exact duties of a tutor -- will nonetheless help the student with reading comprehension, learning math facts, and organization and managing time, with the ultimate goal of seeing the student able to manage his or her own academic progress without outside assistance.
Effective for All Ages
Almost any student can benefit from our services. In the 2010-11 school year, our clients ranged from third grade to college. The biggest cluster of students were in the 7th to 9th grade range -- not surprising, as this is the time when ADHD children especially begin to hit the wall after years of getting by on their native intelligence. But our program is flexible enough to adapt to any student at any grade level.Convinced? Then fill out our Request a Coach form or call toll-free 1-877-715-5442