While each session is unique to the needs of our students, the essential structure remains similar. Here’s what to expect from a typical coaching session:
To reconnect and build rapport, the coach invites the student to briefly discuss what is on his or her mind. This also helps the mentors understand student’s frame of mind as they get ready to work.
Reviewing the school work and make plans for the week.
The mentors reviews the previous week’s work and gets the student’s perspective on how successful they were with meeting those objectives. They use this as an opportunity to celebrate successes, to frame those successes as choices the student made. They talk about the obstacles and how they can improve for next time.
Prioritizing the session
The coach helps the student, through prompts and review of assignments, to create an agenda for the session. Both the urgency and the importance of tasks are considered, as well as the fit for established coaching priorities.
Working on the skills
The coach and student work on the particular challenge, generating ideas, completing work, and reflecting on the process, the tools used, and the skills that were employed. Examples of this work include preparing effectively for an upcoming test, planning an essay, breaking down a large assignment into smaller segments, and learning how to use a time management app.
Establishing weekly commitments
The coach asks the student to commit to completing specific tasks for the following week or until the next session, including when those tasks will be worked on/completed. Examples include reaching out to a teacher for extra support, completing a study plan for an assessment, and using a new strategy for keeping organized.
The mentors enters progress notes in the online portal. They also checks in with the student between sessions to provide encouragement and accountability.
- Setting Goals and Priorities
- Collaboration with School teachers and parents.
- Work with Peers and teamwork
- Read &Understand Textbook and make notes
- Orgaziation Skills for Paper, backpacks and Folders
- Test Taking Strategies
- Time Management
- Project Management
- Presentation Skills
- Homework Management.