Academic Coaching Works Education Center

476 E. Campbell Ave, Suite 250, Campbell, CA 95008

(408) 205-5838        caitlin@academiccoachingworks.com

WHAT IS

ACADEMIC COACHING?

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 Hoffman, Founder

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.  

 

She has over twenty years of teaching experience in public schools.  She is the Founder of  All Minds Matter, Academic Coaching Works, and Bicoastal Retreats.  The coaching center is located in downtown Campbell for parents and teens from Silicon Valley public and private schools.

 

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.

 

MEET OUR TEAM OF

ACADEMIC COACHES & INSTRUCTORS

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IS YOUR TEEN...

  • refusing your support?

  • experiencing homework meltdowns?

  • missing important assignments?

  • having trouble focusing?

  • addicted to screens?

  • identified as ADD/ADHD?

  • sleep deprived? 

  • 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?

Parent Academic Coaching

IN WORK SESSIONS, THE ACADEMIC COACH AND PARENT:

  • Complete an initial in-depth assessment and intake interview  

  • Understand teen through parent's viewpoint

  • Talk about student's strengths, interests, life outside of school

  • Identify teen’s academic strengths and areas for growth

  • Discuss grades, transcript, 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 meetings with teachers and counselors/phone calls/email

  • Prepare for an SST, IEP, or 504 meeting

  • Interpret information from a parent/school meeting

  • Discuss various student accommodations and intervention options

  • Access other instructional options: online courses, summer courses, SAT/ACT prep, college application process 

       and MORE depending on you and your teen's needs.

Academic 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

academic performance. 

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

  • edit papers

  • assess grades 

  • check for missing assignments

  • communicate with teachers

  • review rubrics and class notes 

  • organize workspace and backpack

  • increases confidence, motivation and resilience

  • encourages effective study habits and organizational 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

ACADEMIC COACHING WORKS!

TESTIMONIALS

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 

 

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