Educational Associates and Affiliates - Premier academic coaching, advising & organization consultants.
Tailor-made supports
In 2009 the U.S. Department of Education on Post-Secondary planning, concluded that 43% of high school students entering colleges and universities are unprepared and “ill-equipped” to handle the academic complexities associated with the institution of choice (percentages are even higher for students with a diagnosed learning disability). Although there have been an influx of early intervention methods at colleges and universities to curve attrition rates; academic advising services as a whole continue to fall short with respect to efficacy standards.
 
EAA aims to combat these percentage numbers by supporting a model that increases visibility and opportunities for skill acquisition amongst students and educational stakeholders. 
 
Every week students will meet with an EAA staff member for sessions in academic planning, academic advising, and organization.
 
Academic Planning:
  • Regularly scheduled, one-on-one meetings.
  • Assistance in long term trajectory plans and semester organization.
  • Coaches will assist with helping students stay accountable to their academic plans.
  • Referral to other appropriate campus resources and supports.

Academic Advising:
  • Regularly scheduled, one-on-one meetings.
  • Assistance with completing course work.
  • Assistance with completing college documentation (registration, declaration of major, graduation, etc. etc.) 
  • Assistance with acclimation (admissions/enrollment, transfer credits, tours to classes and resource facilities-library, learning labs, emailing introduction letters to professors).
  • Assistance with securing accommodations (if applicable).
  • Assistance with selecting courses.
  • Assistance with researching collegiate professors
  • Assistance with obtaining resources/materials for a productive semester (textbooks, ID cards, notebooks, etc. etc.).
  • Assistance with utilizing campus resources (library, learning labs).
  • Assistance with advocacy/communicating and meeting with educational stakeholders (i.e., professors, DSS counselors)
  • Assistance with receiving periodic professor feedback on performance.
 
Organization:
  • Regularly scheduled, one-on-one meetings.
  • Assistance with strategies for working through specific academic challenges (executive functioning, time management, priority management, etc…)
  • Assistance with developing a schedule to balance academic and social appointments.
  • Assistance with test-taking strategies, and study prep skills.
  • Assistance with identifying strategies to help students perform at their maximum aptitude level.
  • Assistance with investing in learning opportunities that coincide with the students’ particular learning style (concrete, abstract, processing issues, etc. etc.).
  • Assistance with organizing course syllabi.
  • Assistance with developing a plan to complete course assignments.

*** In addition to the information above, one-on-one skill based tutoring is included in all Academic Coaching contracts. Math tutoring is contracted externally to one of our highly recommended consultants.