Mentoring and Executive Functioning
At NorthBridge, academic coaches mentor students to assist them in developing executive functioning skills. Individualized 1:1 support is crucial in helping students move forward into college. Each student has their own obstacles to overcome. Coaches provide resources and tools to ensure college success. Once the student begins their college program, NorthBridge will be there every step of the way!
What Do Mentoring & Executive Functioning sessions entail?
We help our students develop the skills to more successfully manage their academic life. We utilize current assignments and instructions to help reinforce and focus on skills such as time management, prioritizing, setting SMART goals, creating time management plans, and communicating with the instructor. All coaching sessions are 1:1 and are provided weekly at our Scottsdale office or through virtual sessions.
Mentoring Sessions Include:
Planning out assignments and weekly schedules
Utilizing technology & other planning tools to organize academic work
Working with students on strategies to get organized (cleaning out backpacks and organizing class folders)
Utilizing Remind.com to ensure students are staying
on top of assignments
Providing student support in registering for Disability Resource Service (DRS) accommodations
Assist students in scheduling testing accommodations
Review effective strategies for note-taking
Assist students with outlining assignment instructions to ensure understanding. Creating a checklist to ensure that all work is completed accurately
Assist students in building stronger communication skills