How Academic Coaching Works

It starts with a free consultation. Lesley will spend an hour meeting with you and your child to diagnose challenges and develop both short-term and long-term goals. Working with both of you, she’ll determine the best action plan to address your child’s specific needs. Schedule a free consultation.

The path to success is unique to your child. Packages include everything from a single two-hour Kick-Starter Session to target a specific area that needs improvement, to a series of 20-minute or 50-minute Weekly Coaching Sessions to develop certain skills over time.

All meetings are held over video conference (Skype, FaceTime, or Zoom). If you live in the Bay Area, face-to-face introductory meetings may be arranged, depending on availability and location. Included with all packages:

  • Free initial consultation
  • Student assessment to evaluate strengths and challenges
  • Online coaching sessions tailored to meet individual need of student that include identifying the challenge, setting goals, making a plan, accountability for the plan, and providing support
  • Shared document (with student and parents) that includes meeting notes and weekly grade tracking
  • Email and SMS support
  • Monthly parent email report

How is Academic Coaching different from tutoring?

Rather than targeting a specific scholastic subject, Lesley teaches the life-skills that students can use to succeed in all subjects, both in school and beyond. These areas of improvement can include:

For students
  • Organization Skills
  • Time Management
  • Study and Learning Strategies
  • Setting up a Study Plan
  • Self-advocacy Skills with Teachers
  • Self Motivation
  • Dealing with Procrastination
  • Reading Strategies
  • Note Taking Strategies
For Parents
  • Best practices for engaging with teachers and administrators
  • Strategies to support your child’s learning
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