Process vs. Content

Academic Coaching is a form of educational support that attempts to address difficulties in the “way” students approach their work, and focuses on developing the skills necessary for academic success.

Academic Coaching differs from tutoring in many ways, but the most important distinction is one of focus: Process vs. Content

Tutoring focuses on teaching or re-teaching content. It is based on the premise that problems in school result from comprehension issues and content gaps. In contrast, Academic Coaching tries to understand why students are experiencing difficulty with content in the first place. Are they organized? Are they taking adequate notes? Are they reading the text effectively? Do they study enough? Do they study in effective ways?

This skill development focus, coupled with a strong mentoring relationship with an academic coach, allows students to gain better skills, more confidence, and eventually, better performance across subject areas. Essentially, coaching gives students the chance to gain control over their academic surroundings.


What people are saying about us

  • I would like to thank our coach and your organization for giving my son a great opportunity to improve. He is much more responsible now and understands the importance of working hard as well as how to work and organize himself.

    Chieko(mother of grade 10 student)
  • Thanks for your good work with our son – I believe we are starting to see some positive changes and improvements. He seems to have a positive attitude overall and he is getting at his work on his own initiative which is good to see.

    David(father of grade 12 student)
  • Our daughter feels much more confident and on top of her work and comments often about how strong her marks have become. She feels that her sessions with you have been a big reason for the turn around.

    Sharon(mother of grade 8 student)
  • Thank you very much for providing such a very helpful facility for my daughter. She has benefited so much from the program, not only for her present situation but I think for life. Your coaches were excellent and they gave her the motivation, guidance, self-confidence and self-esteem that she lacked.

    Sandora(mother of grade 12 student)
  • Our coach works hard with our son in helping him approach his academic studies with more maturity, effectiveness and independence. Our son has responded well to his mentors coaching and guidance.

    Barbara(mother of grade 11 student)