How Academic Coaching Works

It starts with a free consultation. Lesley will spend 15-20 minutes with you (over the phone) and and 15-20 minutes with your child (over video) to diagnose challenges and determine together if her services are a good fit for your child. Schedule a free consultation.

The path to success is unique to your child. Each coaching program starts with an online assessment followed by a 45-60 minute Kick-Off Meeting to identify specific areas of focus and personal growth goals to be explored in subsequent meetings. Students meet with Lesley weekly for 20-minute Focused Coaching Meetings during which they discuss progress towards their goals and make a weekly plan for academic and life success.

All meetings are held over video conference (Skype, FaceTime, or Zoom). 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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