Academic Coaching

Academic coaching is about your future

Education is one of the most important resources we can use to improve our chances of experiencing a good life and making positive contributions to our world. Learning is a job that requires intentional effort and engagement, if it’s going to stick. Most students pursue an education because they have to not because they want to. While the benefits can outweigh the costs, the process can be long and depleting for many. With academic coaching, students can tap into the internal and external resources they need to reduce unnecessary distress and achieve academic success.

What is academic coaching, exactly?

An academic coach works with the student outside of the school setting. Our goal is to help students tap into their intrinsic motivation for learning and development. We support their exploration of their purpose, goals for their future, and current approaches to learning for strengths and opportunity areas; then, facilitate skills and strategies to improve their effectiveness and reduce toxic stress. Studies show, self-reflectiveness around approaches to learning and effective use of resources enhances academic performance. Students who take time to reflect on how they will prepare for assignments, how they learn best, what resources they will use, and why they are the best fit outperform peers who do not. We’ll do this work and begin conditioning constructive habits for ongoing success.

Long-term benefits of academic coaching

Academic coaching clients most often seek our services because they’re lacking confidence or motivation, feel lost about how to begin improving their performance, or they’re just overwhelmed. Often the insights they gain about themselves and the strategies they learn are useful across all subjects and trickle out into their life. Students improve their academic awareness which leads to tailored and effective strategies. Each bite-sized success builds confidence and motivation on the way. We often address time management and prioritization, effective goal setting and striving through achievement. These self-management skills are helpful in all life domains and they’re happy to keep using what works.

Currently Recruiting: Academic Resilience Coaching Group

For First Generation College Students Ages 18-25. FREE attendance PLUS paid stipend upon completion.

If you're a first generation college student who could benefit from understanding the science of effective learning and resilience building, we'd love to support you. This is an 11-week program that includes one weekly 1-hour group session to introduce micro-learnings followed by one weekly 30-minute individual coaching session to support you as you apply those learnings to your own life.

Participants will learn how to
1) Leverage internal and external resources to begin moving toward self-determined academic goals, leverage personal strengths, traits, and skills conducive to goal pursuit,
2) identify life direction and set and pursue goals in line with that direction,
3) align themselves with people, places, and spaces conducive to goal pursuit,
4) develop skills derived from learning science and make behavior modifications necessary to enhance approaches to learning, academic resilience, and chances of success through goal striving.

Faculty/Coach: Dr. Leah B. Mazzola, PhD, PCC, BCC. Participants receive a $220.00 USD stipend upon completion of the program.

Dates: Group sessions – Tuesdays, December 28, 2021 – March 8, 2022,  11 AM – 12 PM US Central Time. Individual meetings are scheduled based on coach/coachee availability.

Schedule a free consultation to apply today. 12 seats available.



Private Coaching

Four 1:1 sessions
$ 240 Single Month
  • One weekly 45-minute session virtually via Zoom w/a Certified Youth Resilience Coach
  • First session serves as an intake to tailor coaching plan and goals to the client
  • Remaining sessions include skill building around tailored focus areas that may include life purpose and direction, motivation, performance management, confidence and effectiveness, etc.
  • For middle school, high school, or higher education students ages 13-23

If you feel like our site has answered all your questions and you’re ready to sign up, click Get Started above to grab a slot. Use the scheduling tool below if you’d like to speak with us first. 

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Youth Coaching Institute, LLC, Coaching  Life, Forney, TX