Organize. Plan. Prioritize.
Academic Coaching for Post-Secondary Students
For post-secondary students including undergrads, Masters students and PhD candidates with ADD/ADHD, or other learning differences, academic coaching can offer practical strategies for managing time effectively, planning and prioritizing assignments, organizing large projects and developing a plan for test preparation and handing work in on time.
In coaching, we look closely at your learning style and natural intelligence and build on your strengths and successes. Between sessions, we can use email and text check-ins to help new habits and skills become more routine and to keep progress on track. Ultimately, the goal is to have you develop a renewed level of confidence for handling course work.
Coaching is about your whole life. Managing school work is just one aspect of a student's life that can be under stress. The ability to focus and perform in school can be impacted by relationships, fitness, finances, living arrangements and career direction which can also become important topics for coaching.
When ADHD is a recent diagnosis
If you have recently been diagnosed with ADHD, it may be a lot to take in! For some, it is a relief and for others a bit of a shock. Whatever your situation, coaching will help you to better understand your diagnosis, put it into perspective and help you to find approaches and information to manage the impact in your life.
When you have known about your ADHD for a long time
If you have had a diagnosis of ADHD for a few years, it may still be causing challenges for you at this stage of your life. For some, the adjustment to post-secondary school is significant and coaching can help to bridge the transition, find new strategies, add some structure to your week and feel like you are back in control!
Cost of Coaching for Students (Ontario, Canada)
Some post-secondary students in Ontario may qualify for the Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) which can help to cover the cost of ADHD/Academic coaching. Students must apply for this through their Student Development Office.
Canadian high-school or post-secondary students with an identified disability and recommendation from a Doctor or Psychologist, may be eligible for a deduction for medical expenses, similar to tutoring services, on income tax. Verification of eligibility should be discussed with an accountant. (CRA-Medical Expense)
ADHD/Academic Coaching for Senior Level High School Students
As the demands of high school assignments increase and students recognize the importance of developing individualized skills for time-management, planning and prioritization, starting and finishing tasks, studying, and managing test anxiety, coaching can offer a meaningful option.
Post-Secondary Choices and Career Direction
As the prospect of post-secondary school gets closer, coaching can focus on this transition and help you to choose a program and career that is a good fit for you.
Common Challenges for Students:
"Janine, when we first met, I was facing one of the most difficult periods of my life
and your support was
instrumental in helping me overcome it.
Thank-you for being there for me, for listening to me and for helping me through
all of the difficult
periods at school.
The strategies you have taught me and the wisdom you have imparted will stay with me for the rest of my life."