Academic Coaching to build confidence.

Academic coaches use a student’s current school assignments as a springboard to help teach goal-setting, prioritizing, organization, planning, time-management, focus, emotional regulation, self-assessment, and study skills.

WHO

Who are we?

Our coaches are professional educators and school counselors. They are experts in providing customized and comprehensive support for students who need help improving their academic performance. Sometimes you hear professionals use the term “executive functioning coach”. We use the term Academic Coach because not only do we teach students how to enhance executive functioning, we also focus on increasing motivation, metacognitive skills, and self-regulatory learning abilities.

Who we are not

Academic coaching is not the same as tutoring in that it is not subject-specific but instead aims to teach the skills necessary for academic success and productivity in all classes. Academic coaching is not counseling or therapy.

WHAT

What do we do?

Academic coaches use a student’s current school assignments as a springboard to help teach:

Goal-setting

Goal-setting and creating a daily process to work towards goals. The ability to enjoy learning more and feel more successful in school.

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Prioritizing

Tools to overcome procrastination and avoidance of assignments.

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Organization

Improve your organization and learn effective study skills.

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Planning

Be able to create a customized plan to effectively complete all of their required tasks.

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Time-management

Discover time and task management tools. Learn strategies to work smarter and more efficiently.

Focus

Learn strategies to manage distractions to improve academic performance and work completion.

Emotional regulation

Increased emotional regulation and executive functioning skills. Discover tools to manage emotions related to productivity and ability to perform well on academic tasks.

Self-assessment

Increased responsibility, productivity, and independence. Increased critical thinking and metacognitive skills

Students

Who is Academic Coaching for?

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Are in upper elementary, middle, high school, or college

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Struggle with executive functioning

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Have low grades

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Have lots of late work, missing work, and zeroes

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Don’t understand how to study and do well in school

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Have difficulty completing or keeping up with the details of multi-step directions or assignments

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Can’t get started on projects or fail to complete and turn in homework assignments.

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Are easily overwhelmed and don’t have confidence in their academic ability

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Are disorganized and have trouble keeping track of necessary materials, papers, and supplies

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Complete assignments at the last minute or take a very long time to complete assignments

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Can not recall what they learned in school

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Have trouble focusing or sustaining attention

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Appear “unmotivated”, procrastinate, or avoid school work

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Struggle with perfectionism

TESTIMONIALS

What Our Students Say

We have had a wonderful experience with PLZ. Nina does an excellent job identifying a student’s needs and pairing them with the appropriate tutor. Our child has worked with the same math tutor for several years. He has taken the time to know our child, who enjoys the tutoring sessions. These sessions reinforce concepts from the classroom and help develop study skills in other areas of study. The entire team is kind and compassionate – they understand that each student has unique strengths and needs. We are fortunate to have our child working with PLZ for math and now SAT prep. We highly recommend PLZ without reservations.

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-Kim S.

Parent

We have had a wonderful experience with PLZ. Nina does an excellent job identifying a student’s needs and pairing them with the appropriate tutor. Our child has worked with the same math tutor for several years. He has taken the time to know our child, who enjoys the tutoring sessions. These sessions reinforce concepts from the classroom and help develop study skills in other areas of study. The entire team is kind and compassionate – they understand that each student has unique strengths and needs. We are fortunate to have our child working with PLZ for math and now SAT prep. We highly recommend PLZ without reservations.

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A Sixth Grade Parent

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