Category Archives: academic coaching

Academic Coaching for Under-functioning College Students

Academic coaching will get you back in the game if you are compromised by disorganization, poor choices, or an underestimate of what it takes. Chesapeake Coaching helps with (1) collecting information, (2) plan development, (3) plan implementation, and (4) any mid-course … Continue reading

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Academic Coaching: The Winter Launch

January can be an excellent time to launch a new academic semester with mentoring from the right academic coach. The term papers are completed and graded, exams are done, and final grades have been distributed – sometimes to the disappointment … Continue reading

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Re-incentivizing Student Performance: Andrew J. Billups

Recent articles in the media point to continuing problems with Standards of Learning scores and accreditation woes among public schools; re-incentivizing student performance may be long overdue. I understand that these problems exist throughout the country, and parents, administrators, and … Continue reading

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Academic Coaching At Chesapeake Coaching: What Does It Entail?

Academic coaching at Chesapeake Coaching improves the performance of under-functioning students using a coaching framework of self-assessment, reflection, plan development, and plan implementation. There is ongoing assessment as to how well the play in working about with mid-course corrections as necessary. Students are typically … Continue reading

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Academic Coaching: Why a Year-long Commitment?

At Chesapeake Coaching, we recognize that the challenges and opportunities for an under-functioning student to benefit from academic coaching services are different during exam week and during the first week of school than during other periods in the academic year. … Continue reading

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The Grade on That First College Paper: Academic Coaching

The grade on that first college paper can be quite a shock.  Many college freshmen are accustomed to making excellent grades in high school, and they did so without putting forth much effort. Inefficiencies and unfocused study didn’t seem to matter … Continue reading

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Occam’s Razor: A Thought Regarding Academic Coaching

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” — Albert Einstein If a problem is to be solved, it must be properly conceptualized, and academic coaching provides an alternative to the notion that psychological problems are at … Continue reading

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Best Wishes for 2014 – 2015 School Year!

Chesapeake Coaching wishes all students (and the parents and taxpayers, who foot the bill) best wishes for the 2014-2015 school year! Study hard, learn a lot, and enjoy the benefits of what it means to be well-educated! We are pulling for … Continue reading

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The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations: ~ Thomas Sowell

“It is amazing how many people think they are doing blacks a favor by exempting them from standards that others are expected to meet.” — Thomas Sowell Low expectations, generally, can set up a self-fulfilling prophecy. Students can be well-served … Continue reading

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Academic Coaching for 2014 – 2015

If you are (or have or know) a college student heading off to college in a couple of weeks, you may wish to <like> the Chesapeake Coaching Facebook page for free articles, links, and thoughts that can help focus and … Continue reading

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