What is academic coaching?

In sports, a coach models ways for the players to accomplish goals. The execution is left to the players. This is the approach The Student First takes when providing academic support to students, encouraging the students to execute their work.

Using homework as the foundation of our sessions, we teach strategies and techniques to help a student master concepts and skills. As students practice and internalize techniques, they develop a better understanding of the material, while improving their ability to apply what they know to novel situations.

As a player’s skills and understanding of the sport improves, the need for coaching becomes less crucial. The Student First coaches students to become successful independent learners.