academic coaching
Academic Coaching Makes It Personal For Every Student

Our Academic Coaching and Instruction is a uniquely designed service to assist students directly and personally with customized plans and laser focus.

These one-on-one coaching plans are customized for each student. Each coach evaluates and determines the pace and curriculum guidelines after the coach evaluates the student’s needs and goals. Interviews with parents, students and previous teachers are recommended in order to establish the most effective strategies.

Customized Coaching and Tutoring

Private Coaching:

These one-on-one coaching plans are customized for each student. Whatever your child needs to focus on, we will design a personalized plan to enhance what they already know and to fill in the gaps in what is needed to master the upcoming school year. We provide coaching in these areas from 1st grade through college.

  • 1.5 hours = $120
  • 1 hour = $80
  • 45 min = $70
  • 30 min = $47

There are various subjects and topics which we will schedule/plan for an individual or as a workshop.  If your interest is to have private coaching on these subjects, then the coaching rates apply.

  • Learning How to Learn
  • Helping Students Remember
  • Writing an Essay

Private Instruction:

Personalized, one-on-one teaching of a subject can be provided for unique circumstances where more than academic coaching is needed for success.

  • 1.5 hours = $120
  • 1 hour = $80
  • 45 min = $70
  • 30 min = $50

*Financial Assistance:

While we do not have state or government sponsored funds for assistance, we believe that all students should have access to help. If you have serious financial constraints or special circumstances, we want to know. We are a “people oriented” business and enjoy HELPING others. Our mission includes working together to make coaching accessible to those who need it. Please don’t be afraid to inquire about financial assistance. All our coaches are flexible.

Whether you’re entering your freshman college physics class or a rising high school junior enrolled in physics (AP or not), this course will help you make certain you have honed the physics and math skills needed to complete your high school physics or college freshman physics requirements.

Topics:

  • Vector analysis
  • Applying Newton’s Laws
  • Linear & rotational motion
  • Oscillatory motion
  • Charge, Coulomb’s Law, Electric fields,
  • Voltage, current & circuits
  • Thermodynamics
  • Quantum mechanics

 

Recommended texts:

Serway – Physics for Scientists and Engineers with modern physics, 3rd addition or later. (These texts can be ordered when you sign up and will be available for pick up on the first day of class)

Cost:

Hourly rate + text
1.5 hours = $115
1 hour = $75
45 min = $65
30 min = $45

Dates:

Check back for up-coming dates.

Instructor:

Jimmy Henderson
Jimmy Henderson holds a M.S. degree & B.S. degree in physics from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has been tutoring college and high school physics (algebra or calculus based) for 6 years. He worked as a science/technical lead for NASA and the Department of Defense for 15 years.

 

Topics include:

  • Properties of Numbers and Arithmetic operations
  • Ratios, Rates, Percentages
  • Integers: Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing
  • Variables and expressions
  • Equations and inequalities

Resources:

  • Math Readiness Test
  • Khan Academy
  • Reproducibles– determined by the needs of the student

Cost:

Hourly rate
1.5 hours = $115
1 hour = $75
45 min = $65
30 min = $45

Dates:

Check back for up-coming dates.

Instructors:

Several Instructors available

Topics include:

  • Integers
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Exponents, Square Roots, Scientific Notation
  • Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • Functions and Their Representations
  • Geometry
  • Data Analysis, Probability, Statistics

Resources:

  • Algebra Readiness Test
  • Khan Academy
  • Reproducibles– determined by the needs of the student

Cost:

Hourly rate
1.5 hours = $115
1 hour = $75
45 min = $65
30 min = $45

Dates:

Check back for up-coming dates.

Instructors:

Several Instructors available

 

Topics include:

  • Linear word problems
  • Inequalities
  • Absolute Value
  • Rational exponents and radicals
  • Exponential growth
  • Polynomials
  • Factorization
  • Quadratics
  • Irrational Numbers
  • Geometry

Resources:

  • Algebra II Readiness Test
  • Khan Academy
  • Reproducibles– determined by the needs of the student

Cost:

Hourly rate
1.5 hours = $115
1 hour = $75
45 min = $65
30 min = $45

 

Dates:

Check back for up-coming dates.

Instructors:

Several Instructors available

Topics include:

  • Lines, Angles and Polygons
  • Coordinate Plane
  • Linear Equations and graphing
  • Area and Perimeter
  • Circes
  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Algebra 1 refresher

Resources:

  • Geometry Readiness Test
  • Khan Academy
  • Reproducibles– determined by the needs of the student

Cost:

Hourly rate
1.5 hours = $115
1 hour = $75
45 min = $65
30 min = $45

 

Dates:

Check back for up-coming dates.

Instructors:

Several Instructors available

In order to increase confidence over-and-above what was learned in Algebra 2 / Trig, these topics will be reinforced, focusing on each student’s particular areas of need.

Topics include:

  • Rules of exponents
  • Logarithm review
  • Simplifying radicals and rational exponents
  • The language of polynomials
  • Rational algebraic expressions
  • Equations, Formulas, and Identities
  • Linear relationships
  • Word problems
  • Systems of equations
  • Inequalities
  • Imaginary numbers
  • Basic Graphs
  • Factoring
  • Elementary probability
  • Unit circle
  • Reference angles
  • And more!

Cost:

Hourly rate
1.5 hours = $115
1 hour = $75
45 min = $65
30 min = $45

 

Dates:

Check back for up-coming dates.

Instructors:

Joy Johnson
Ms. Johnson has taught and tutored math at the college and high school level for more than 20 years. She holds a BS in physics, MS in physics and math, and a BA in French.

This will follow the same curriculum as our workshop, but adapted for individualized instruction.
 
Students will learn about their brain and the memory process; as well as useful drills and strategies that will help them succeed in school, start thinking outside of the box, and stop procrastinating. This course is ideal for students whose grades do not always reflect their effort or who need more guidance about how to stay organized, prepare for tests, learn how to study for long-term memory, and help with maintaining momentum and a positive attitude in a face-paced and rigorous academic environment. Grade 5-College

Topics:

  • Beating Procrastination
  • Organization- at home and school
  • How to do well on tests
  • How memory works
  • Short-term, long-term, and working memory
  • Memorization methods
  • Study skills that help memory
  • Brain-links and why they’re important
  • How to have a growth mindset and the power of “yet”

Texts:

  • “Learning How to Learn” By Barbara Oakley, PhD, and Terrance Sejnowski, PhD. (This text is required and will be ordered for you and available the first day)
  • “Helping Students Remember-Exercises and Strategies to Strengthen Memory” By Milton J. Dehn. (Not required, but will be used.)

Cost:

Hourly rate
1.5 hours = $115
1 hour = $75
45 min = $65
30 min = $45

 

Dates:

Check back for up-coming dates.

Instructors:

Several Instructors available

 

Hands-on memory training program for children and adolescents. This Individualized coaching follows the curriculum, “Helping Students Remember,” by Milton J. Dehn and is designed to assist students who want to be more effective in the utilization of their memory capabilities. Grade 3-12.

Topics:

  • How memory works
  • Memorization methods
  • Goals for improving memory
  • Study skills that help memory
  • Improving recall during tests
  • Using context clues
  • Plans for using memory strategies
  • Creating and using review sheets
  • Picturing verbal information

Text:

  • “Helping Students Remember-Exercises and Strategies to Strengthen Memory” By Milton J. Dehn. (This text is required and will be ordered for you and available the first day)

Cost:

Hourly rate
1.5 hours = $115
1 hour = $75
45 min = $65
30 min = $45

 

Dates:

Check back for up-coming dates.

Instructors:

Several Instructors available

This will follow the same curriculum as our workshop, but adapted for individualized instruction.

This is designed for students who want to enhance their writing skills, better organize paragraphs and essays, and improve editing skills. Students will examine the elements of a five-paragraph essay and practice writing both the parts and the whole. Students will use a template to make just about any writing assignment easier to tackle. Along the way students will examine sticky grammar problems that weaken writing, and learn to develop their voice to strengthen these problems. This is ideal for students entering grades 7-9.

  • Brainstorming and organization strategies
  • Formulating a thesis statement
  • Topic sentences and supporting details
  • Using quotes and citing authors
  • Transitions, flow and editing

Grammar: important elements

Cost:

Hourly rate
1.5 hours = $115
1 hour = $75
45 min = $65
30 min = $45

 

Dates:

Check back for up-coming dates.

Instructors:

Several Instructors available

For dyslexic students and struggling/reluctant readers, this course offers one-on-instruction using Orton-Gillingham principles and phonological coding research to provide a multisensory approach to language instruction.

Age:

Grade 1st – 3rd if no intervention previously; 4th-8th if prior interventions

Topics:

  • Word structure, in depth, for automatic decoding and spelling
  • Word recognition and spelling of high frequency words, including irregular words
  • Vocabulary, word understanding, and word-learning skills
  • Sentence-level text reading with ease, expression, and understanding
  • Listening comprehension with age-appropriate narrative and informational text
  • Reading comprehension with narrative and expository text of increasing levels of difficulty
  • Narrative and informational text structures
  • Organization of information for oral or written expression
  • Proofreading skills
  • Self-monitoring for word recognition accuracy and comprehension

Cost:

Hourly rate
1.5 hours = $115
1 hour = $75
45 min = $65
30 min = $45

 

Dates:

Check back for up-coming dates.

Instructors:

Several Instructors available