“Coached” Homework Center
Coached Homework Center
Our Coached Homework Center provides students the opportunity to “learn by doing.”
Like any skill, study skills need to be mastered through practice.
The Homework Center is an encouraging, coach-supported environment for students to build successful, life-long habits for planning, managing and completing their work.
Our ”Coached” Homework Center provides students the opportunity to “learn by doing.” Like any skill, study skills need to be mastered through practice. The Homework Center is an encouraging, coach-supported environment for students to build successful, life-long habits for planning, managing and completing their work.
For any 6th through 12th grader who wants the opportunity to build their Essential Study Skills ‘muscle memory’ through practice on their assigned work.
How it Works:
The homework center offers evening and weekend sessions. Students can come to any session that has open space, but they must pre-register prior to coming to the session. Upon entering the Homework Center, your student will be greeted by a coach who will collaboratively assist them in creating their WORK PLAN.
This plan will represent your student’s:
1. Overall Work Plan – updating their current work plan with new assignments.
2. Prioritization – what “chunks” of work will they do, in what order and on what day.
3. Today’s Plan – what will get done today and how are they going to do it? They will utilize skills that match their learning style — e.g. math with graph paper, history with notes on my computer, English test with study flashcards.
4. Today’s Assessment – sharing their progress against that plan when they leave.
The act of creating this plan reinforces the habits of planning, allows measurement of completed work against predicted work and provides visibility to coaches, parents and other key stakeholders. Over time, the “planned-work-to-completed-work” ratio will improve and student’s confidence in their ability to plan and complete work will improve in tandem.
Our staff of subject-matter experts in Humanities, Science and Math (aka “floor coaches”) are always available to help ensure students never get “stuck.” Because we build a long-term relationship with every child, we learn their strengths and weaknesses and can support them, while simultaneously encouraging them, to employ new skills to meet their nightly and long-term objectives.
Why it works:
The Homework Center works because it is a neutral place with positive peer-influence and supportive and skilled coaches. We allow students to benefit from developing a homework rhythm with no distractions. It is a place where “homework gets done” so good habits get built and home can remain a place of refuge.
Homework Center Hours:
School Year Hours:
Monday – Friday 3:30pm to 9pm.
Sundays 10am to 4pm.
The Homework Center is available on a weekly basis or drop-in.