Frequently asked questions
What’s the difference between academic-life coaching and subject specific tutoring?
Subject-specific tutoring helps students with particular content related support. If you need help learning, relearning, reinforcing or pre-learning specific content, our tutoring team can help you hone the skills you need to excel in distinct subject areas. The tutoring support offered by Champion can help support learners struggling to grasp key concepts, get caught up, or to get ahead and push their understanding beyond what is being taught as part of the base curriculum in the classroom.
Academic-Life Coaching: Alternatively, if you aren’t necessarily looking for support with individual subjects, but instead need help organizing your thinking, writing, researching, understanding why you’re having a hard time learning concepts taught in class, are struggling with executing functioning skills, or don’t know how to study, academic coaching is for you and Dr. Rogers can help support your journey. The focus of academic coaching is on students’ general academic and life success, which means we will first investigate elements that make learning challenging, teach new learning strategies, and help to refine crucial skills like time management and organization so that you can learn more confidently and independently in any subject. The goal of academic coaching is to have you become self-sufficient. Once we make progress on some baseline management skills and implement certain learning strategies, you will start to enjoy the learning process more and become an independent, confident thinker ready to take on any subject matter.
How do we get started with Champion support?
Step One: Schedule a session with Dr. Rogers where she will discuss your / your child’s situation, what you are looking to achieve, and how we can help you work towards successfully meeting your goals.
Step Two: We jump right in and start the highly personalized process of designing a coaching / tutoring schedule that is appropriate for you.
If academic-life coaching is our focus, we will uncover the essentials about your strengths and challenges as a student. Dr. Rogers will teach you new skills & habits which will be practiced and refined over time. We will record and measure everything we do on a unique coaching tool called your “Habits Graph”, and we will put together your personal PULSE™ portfolio to help track your progress.
If life coaching or young adult transition is our focus, Dr. Rogers will spend time uncovering and analyzing your unique strengths and interest profile, identifying your purpose and aligning goals, and developing your personal PULSE™ portfolio. These tools will help tremendously when we start looking at possible career paths and job opportunities. The transition from school to the working world can be one of the more exciting and tumultuous transitions in your life. Understanding your strengths and purposely aligning your goals ensures you start your professional career off in the right direction.
If tutoring is our focus, Dr. Rogers will arrange an introductory session with one of Champion’s subject tutors, and together you will develop a plan to work towards achieving identified goals in one or more subject areas.
How many sessions should I plan on?
This differs from student to student. Some learners only require a booster set of 6-8 sessions centered around a specific goal, while other learners will be recommended for weekly support (especially if there are neurodiverse learning considerations).
More than frequency, we know that consistency is the key to learning, flexing and habituating new habits and optimizing the learning process. This looks different for every learning and will be assessed early in the process.
What forms of payment do you accept? Do you have a cancellation policy?
Champion bills at an hourly rate (in Singapore dollars) and accepts payment via bank transfers or cheque. Cheques can be made to: Champion Coaching & Consulting Pte. Ltd. **Note: Champion maintains a full 48-hour cancellation policy. If you are unable to attend a previously scheduled appointment, we ask that you provide notice of your intent to cancel at least 48-hours in advance to enable us to reschedule for another student. If scheduled sessions are canceled less than 48-hours in advance, full payment will remain due. There is a no Refund/Transfer/Postponement policy for Champion workshop registrations. Once paid, all registration fees are non-refundable.
Does Champion offer virtual coaching & tuition support?
Virtual sessions are often as good as (and sometimes even better than, depending on the circumstance!) in-person coaching. Champion supports students and families in a number of countries across five continents, and timezones spanning the globe. Thanks to Google Docs, screen sharing, video chatting, online drawing tools, and more, virtual Champions are able to stay busy and engaged throughout the year. We are available to anyone, anywhere in the world thanks to today’s technology brought to us by various online platforms like Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangout, Zoom, etc.
What does the research say about academic-life coaching support?
Check out the research about the short and long term benefits of learning, developing and habituating strong executive functioning and study skills.
How does academic-life coaching help with common challenges experienced in school?
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