Academic Coaching

Build executive function skills with regular coaching that includes the whole family to help you Turn GCSE & A level Stress into Exam Success.


What is academic coaching?

Academic coaching, also known as Executive Function (EF) coaching, focuses on empowering students and parents to develop essential skills for academic and personal success. EF coaching primarily centres on the development of habits that include setting deadlines, breaking assignments into manageable parts, using timers, and maintaining communication with teachers. These habits enhance lifelong skills, and the approach is particularly valuable for secondary school, and university students who may face academic challenges during crucial growth phases.

EF coaching assesses and improves executive functions, which are vital brain processes for planning, initiating tasks, maintaining focus, and controlling impulses. These skills come from the frontal lobe, and are essential for academic readiness and lifelong achievement. EF skills impact various facets of life, including job success and mental health. Studies have found that strong EF skills are more critical for school readiness and future math and reading competence than IQ.

EF coaching involves creating a tailored alliance to enhance a student’s self-management and organisational skills. It is not tutoring focused on specific content or enforcing homework completion but, rather, skill development that can be applied across subjects. The coaching relationship can reduce in frequency or be phased out as students develop greater independence.

Ultimately, EF coaching can empower students and enhance their quality of life by teaching skills that are vital for academic and personal success.

Georgina Green

Georgina Green

Fully booked until June 2024

Georgina is the company owner, and has been a tutor in Hertfordshire since 2012. She is a scientist with a degree in Forensic Science. She volunteers with STEMNet (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths network) delivering STEM workshops and careers events in secondary schools. She also leads The Tutors’ Association Essex and East Anglia regional hub. She attends careers events and science lessons in local schools to help promote interest in these subjects. 

What is executive function coaching?

EF coaching is the science and art of guiding learners to strengthen their own capacity to get things done. 

Please review this article or watch this Youtube video for an in-depth explanation on what executive function coaching is and how it can help your student.

I’m not sure my child will be open to executive function coaching. What do you think I should do?

Please review this article on how to talk to your child about executive function coaching. Within it, you will find a sample script for addressing students’ common concerns.

Can’t I just be my child’s executive function coach?

As a parent, you control many aspects of your student’s life – where they live, what they eat, their curfew, etc. This unequal power dynamic can make your student very sensitive to your feedback. By having an objective professional help them with the challenges of school, it can free up space to focus on building a healthy dynamic with your student. 

However, if you do want to try implementing these techniques with your student, we suggest going through this fr

Are your services in-person or online?

These services are delivered online.

How much do your services cost?

The cost for our coaching service is £65 per  week.

What is your cancellation policy?

We require 48 hours’ notice for cancellation or rescheduling of appointments. 

Cancellations and rescheduling must be done through the client portal.