How Academic Coaching Works
It's pretty Easy to start Academic, adhd or executive function coaching!
STEP 1: GETTING STARTED
CONNECT AND SIGN UP!
After you sign up, you and your parents will fill out our short but precise onboarding forms in order to select a group of coaches that match your personality and preferences. Then, you will pick the coach you like best!
This process is called the Student Jumpstart. You are only charged the $99 Onboarding charge at this time. Your monthly coaching charge doesn’t go through until this process is complete.
The Student Launch takes 15 minutes max and ensures that coaches can design a customized academic action plan to help students reach their goals.
Meet Your Coach
Once the Student Jumpstart is complete, you meet your coach in a live video coaching session on our private HIPPA Compliant App or on your computer, whatever is easiest.
We want coaches to make a personal connection with their students. Thrivister may be a virtual solution, but personalization, trust and empathy make up our core values. Thrivister coaches invest thoughtful time and energy into supporting their students.
Virtual coaching is easier for students to buy into versus traditional in-person coaching. This is because the coach can meet students where they’re at in the comfort of their home. Students attending coaching sessions at home feel less anxious and more willing to open up. It also makes screen sharing and assignment sharing easier when the student is on their personal computer.
START MAKING PROGRESS
Once a student completes the first session with their coach, also called the Jumpstart Call, they can dig into an action plan.
Coaches will guide students through the process of identifying their strengths, weaknesses and goals in order to create an action plan. Each action plan is unique and tailored to the student.
Next, coaches will help their students execute the plan by holding them accountable, helping them overcome roadblocks and working alongside them to develop stronger executive function skills.
This process isn’t magic and doesn’t happen overnight but with time and consistency, academic coaching will help students develop the skills and self-regulation they need to achieve long-term success on their own.
Depending on the student’s coaching plan, communication by live video session will vary from twice per week or four times per week. Private coach and student messaging takes place between sessions to address questions, provide accountability check-ins and send resources.
Students that struggle with executive function skills thrive when they have an accountability system in place.
That’s why, we measure results through monthly student snapshots, that are completed by students and their coaches and sent to parents when applicable.
When applicable, parent involvement is easy.
Our HIPPA Compliant App and Website Coaching Portal will also show a record for To Do’s completed, assignments and planner entries logged to ensure engagement and success.
PRIVACY IS KEY
PRIVATE AND SECURE
All of the information provided to Thrivister and its coaches is protected in our secure storage software and our HIPPA Compliant App and Portal. We do not share student information outside of our organization. All information stored is used to provide effective coaching and measure progress.
The Thrivister COPE Method Has Been Used to Help Hundreds of Students over 10+ Years
Now that you have all the information organized with the steps, resources and supports needed to be successful, you and your coach will prioritize what needs to happen in a sequential order. This step encompasses other life factors that may get in the way of your success. That way you and your coach can work around obligations or potential distractions.
What good is an organized & prioritized plan without getting it done? This is the most important part of the COPE method! Now it’s time to take action. You and your coach will go through the steps to take for each goal. This verbal, kinesthetic and auditory process will help set you up for success. The methods and tactics for knowing if and when each goal is met are identified and put into place. You will establish an accountability system with your coach that includes established check-in protocol and reminders via text as well as overall communication expectations.
WHY COACHING IS THE ANSWER
Each plan is customized to fit our students
- ALL PLANS ARE HIPAA COMPLIANT – It’s our top priority to protect our students privacy
- A PROVEN EXECUTIVE FUNCTION DEVELOPMENT PROCESS – Successfully used to coach hundreds of students (high school and college level since 2010)
- RESULTS ARE TRACKED and measurable so students and parents can follow the progress that’s made
- EASY ACCESS the student portal, messaging, and coaching calls are accessible by phone or computer
- RESOURCES AND TRAINING VIDEOS Along with messaging and call support students also gain access to customized resources to learn study habits, focus exercises, and self-management strategies
- COACHES THAT SPECIALIZE IN EXECUTIVE FUNCTION SKILL DEVELOPMENT in a Covid-19 world our students are lacking in accountability and hands on guidance from people trained to help them effectively. Our coaches are credentialed life and academic coaches with specialized training in executive function skill development. Unlike tutors, Thrivister coaches know how to help students with weak executive function skills, develop better habits, strategies and focus to get back on track.
- CUSTOMIZABLE Every students coaching plan is customized to meet their goals. One size fits all DOES NOT WORK with students struggling with executive function weaknesses, that’s why coaches design an action plan around a students specific and unique abilities and challenges