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4 What is academic coaching?

Academic coaching is the process by which Eye Level instructors and directors seek to foster a student’s development of academic skills and self-directed learning ability. It is a process that combines the instructor’s teaching of the curriculum with observation of the student, thereby allowing the instructor to learn how the student naturally works. This enables the instructor to engage in targeted interactions with the student during class. The instructor asks questions to help the child discover the answer, provides the appropriate type of hints when necessary, and provides more direct coaching when needed. Through academic coaching, a student develops the confidence to work independently and to tackle new challenges both inside and outside of the classroom.

3 How do Eye Level instructors develop self-directed learning?

Eye Level instructors encourage the development of self-directed learning by setting goals with students, establishing individualized lesson plans, adjusting those plans when appropriate, and providing routine academic coaching. Self-directed learning ability develops within a student over the course of months, not just a few weeks, so the longer the student is enrolled in Eye Level, the stronger his or her self-directed learning skills will become.

2 What is a self-directed learner?

A self-directed learner is a student who takes charge of his/her own learning by setting goals, working to achieve them, and bringing an endless source of knowledge when attempting any new activities.

1 What is Eye Level?

Eye Level is the key to self-directed learning. We Eye Level nurtures problem solvers, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners. A premier supplemental education and enrichment program, Eye Level offers an innovative and effective teaching method in a fun and exciting learning environment, where self-directed learning, individualized academic coaching, and critical thinking are at the core of helping children improve and excel in their academic pursuits.

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