What does it take to improve grades?

What happens when grades show up lower than expected – or lower than needed?  What does a family member say or do to help a struggling student?

When tutoring doesn’t seem to help or motivation is low, discouraged students need a different option.   When studying is boring or ineffective, it’s tough to stay motivated and engaged in coursework.

What if getting better grades or feeling better about school work was within reach simply by learning to learn and connecting with a personal coach? Up arrow
Recent research continues to unveil key ways that our brains learn and students may not have been taught what’s best for them.  Children/youth with learning differences are especially vulnerable to feeling bad about themselves when it comes to schoolwork. Parents often become disheartened in their inability to help or frustrated when their child seems to ignore their pleas to get organized or study more.

Our amazing brain is like having hardware and software all in one place and we even have our own version of a filing system. When students understand more about their own brain and the science of learning, they feel in charge of their learning.  Then…confidence grows and academic achievement happens!  

Taking time to learn how to learn is the first step and an integral part of academic life coaching. Watch for more information in the next post.






Published by Pam Schoessling: Academic, Career, and Life Coach

I am passionate about helping people reach their potential at school and find fulfillment in their work. With over 10 years experience coaching, teaching, or advising high school and college students, I also am trained in career planning with design thinking for creating a visionary action plan to move forward. A Master's degree in Education and over 6 years of coach training programs round out my readiness and skills for increasing students' capacity for both achievements​ AND enjoying the journey along the way.

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