StudySpot Calgary

With nearly three decades of experience teaching and supporting students and families, Jody Neumann-Koop is delighted to be able to bring StudySpot’s Academic Coaching services to Calgary and surrounding communities.

Since 2013, Jody has worked as an Early Learning Coordinator to provide support for preschool and Kindergarten children with special needs.  As a certificated teacher she oversees the program development and Individual Program Plan (IPP) for young children requiring emotional/behavioural support, speech and language needs, as well as gross and fine motor practice.  In 2018 she earned her certification as a trainer with Studio III: Training Systems and Psychological Services, providing workshops in The Low Arousal Method of Managing Challenging Behaviours.  These 3 day workshops educate caregivers about the nature of challenging behaviours and teach them how to implement proactive, non-confrontational strategies to support adults and children diagnosed with a wide range of diagnostic labels including  ASD, dementia, brain injury, schizophrenia, depression, and ADHD among others.

As a parent of three teenagers and former middle school teacher, Jody has a deep understanding  of adolescence and the impact that social and academic demands can have on a young person.  If a student is successful in school they will continue to exhibit behaviours that support that success. If they’re struggling then behaviours such as avoidance and procrastination will often dominate.  Eventually, if a student falls too far behind they may give up entirely or suffer from anxiety and stress related disorders.  Throughout her career Jody has guided struggling students to develop positive habits, creating positive conditions for individual success.

A positive relationship, based on open communication, trust, and respect is vital for effective learning. StudySpot coaches work collaboratively with students, to help them discover and use the tools and strategies they need to overcome the barriers that can make school a frustrating and often, a negative experience.    StudySpot’s aim is to help students achieve in all subject areas by improving their executive functioning and academic skills.  StudySpot Calgary welcomes the opportunity to work with children and adolescents to implement the recommendations from  Psychological and Educational Assessments and Individual Program Plans (IPP’s). Jody’s lifelong practice exemplifies StudySpot’s vision, “ …to equip students with the academic tools they require to be effective learners, and to provide them with lasting skills that will ensure their success as they navigate their educational pathway.”

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)