TEST PREP COACHING
Let’s face it: many students quite simply don’t absorb what their parents or guardians advise. But, for whatever reason, when a stranger tells your child something, they start listening. Exchange the “stranger” for an educational professional and we have the makings of a great coaching relationship!
WHO IS A TEST PREP COACH?
A test prep coach is someone who understands the anatomy of different standardized tests and coaches students on how to manage their time and study for the test. Students might be able to learn the concepts and have a strong work ethic, but if they don’t understand how to study, then results are not maximized.
What happens in the session?
Test Prep Coaches will help students do the following:
map out a game plan for studying
determine a practice test strategy (e.g. Should a student do half tests? Should the student start with a time buffer and then have that buffer decrease to address testing anxiety?)`
address how to manage test prep homework on top of school homework and co-curricular activities
understand how to tackle specific “pain points” on the test (e.g. Should the student do timed sections each day? Should the student re-do incorrect problems and make an error log?)
Most importantly, coaches keep students accountable. It’s like the difference between a teacher and a school counselor. Teachers instruct, but school counselors keep students on the path towards an end-goal and help navigate the big picture game plan!
SOME STUDENTS NEED INSTRUCTION…
OTHERS NEED GUIDANCE AND COACHING!
WHO NEEDS A TEST PREP COACH?
Students who normally struggle to balance test prep and school work. Many students who come to tutoring and find themselves prioritizing everything else over test prep need a coach. Instruction is just one piece of the puzzle! Students need to review, study, and take practice tests. However, students who struggle to carve out the time to do so need a coach to keep them accountable. The Test Prep Coach is a professional, hyper-organized nagger. Let us be the ‘bad cops.’