IT'S WORKING TOGETHER AS A TEAM
Student, Parent and Academic Coach working in partnership.
The team examines learning styles, work habits,
and current challenges or obstacles to success.
Executive function is strengthened, and the student
is empowered to improve academic performance.
ACADEMIC COACHING IS...
Caitlin Marie Hoffman
Founder & CEO
Caitlin has extensive experience working with parents, teenagers, and schools as a Silicon Valley educator, academic coach, academic intervention specialist, and screen addiction specialist.
Raised in both the United States and France, she is bilingual in French and English. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Education Administration and Supervision from San Jose State University.
Caitlin has over twenty years of experience teaching in public schools and over twelve years of experience as an academic coach in private practice. She is the Founder of All Minds Matter, Academic Coaching Works, Parent Coaching Works, and Digital Detox Works. The Academic Coaching Works Center, located in Downtown Campbell, has a team of coaches that work with middle school, high school, college students, and their parents.
Caitlin excels at advocating for adolescents, and helping parents navigate the complexities of the education system. She specializes in collaborating with students who are gifted and talented (GATE) or who have ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety, or learning challenges. Through academic coaching, she creates new pathways for teens and parents. View Resume.
Parent Academic Coaching
IN SESSIONS, THE PARENT COACH AND PARENT:
Complete an initial in-depth intake interview
Understand teen through parent's viewpoint
Talk about student's strengths & interests
Identify teen’s academic strengths & areas for growth
Discuss grades & psycho-educational evaluation
Discover what is interfering with academic performance
Review teen's use of technology, texting, social media
Discuss parent's educational philosophy and goals
Strategize to strengthen teen's executive function
Assess home working environment and routines
Brainstorm ways to balance teen’s academic, social, and extra-curricular life
Plan/attend meetings with teachers and counselors/phone calls/email
Prepare for/attend an SST, IEP, or 504 plan meeting
Interpret information from a parent/school meeting
Discuss various student accommodations and intervention options
Access other options and MORE depending on you and your teen's needs.
Parent Coaching Works!
Reclaim time spent monitoring homework
Strengthen teen/parent relationship
Reduce 'homework-grade tension' in the home
Value a partnership with an expert coach/experienced educator
Have solutions to ensure your teen's success
Regain peace of mind
Academic coaching is designed to
enhance well being and
IS YOUR TEEN...
refusing your support?
experiencing homework meltdowns?
missing important assignments?
having trouble focusing?
addicted to screens?
identified as ADD/ADHD?
not communicating with teachers?
failing tests and quizzes?
falling behind in a core subject?
being referred to summer school?
jeopardizing a good GPA?
giving up on college?
losing the love for learning?
impacting your family dynamics?
identified as Gifted and Talented (GATE)?
on an IEP or a 504 plan?
Teen Academic Coaching
IN WORK SESSIONS, THE ACADEMIC COACH AND TEEN:
check on-line for assignments
plan and prioritize workload for the week
study and prepare for tests, quizzes, and presentations
monitor long term projects
check for missing assignments
communicate with teachers
review rubrics and class notes
organize workspace and backpack
ACADEMIC COACHING WORKS!
increases confidence, motivation and resilience
builds strong executive function skills
promotes self-advocacy and independent learning
fosters healthy social-emotional development
targets strategic thinking and problem solving
facilitates learning to work effectively with others
inspires the desire for academic success
and more depending on your teen's needs
Caitlin and her team have been a game changer for our son and family dynamics. She connects with her students on a meaningful level, boosts their confidence, and her center instills a sense of calm that’s easy for teens to work in. Our son was literally failing 2 of his core classes when he started at ACW and finished his first semester with all A’s and B’s. Caitlin gets it and knows how to connect with kids and parents alike. We’re so grateful to have her on our side!
-Parent of 9th Grader
We found progress to be almost immediate. Within weeks, our daughter had changed course on her academic performance, obtained a deeper understanding of class material, developed the ability to plan ahead and stay organized, and best of all, exhibited more confidence in herself. If you’ve ever felt like you need another person on your team, ACW is a phenomenal resource.
-Parent of 8th Grader
Caitlin successfully assists students with time management skills and study skills. Her services fill a huge need in the community. Parents can feel confident that the student will be offered all the needed tools for school success.
-Bay Area Psychologist