austin-tutor-academic-skillsEvery student is unique. Some learn easily while others struggle with learning difficulties, motivation or organization. Understanding how students learn is key to overcoming the difficulties they may encounter in school. Whatever obstacles your son or daughter faces, our professional staff will identify and address them, dramatically improving his or her personal and academic success.

EdPsyched provides one-on-one, in-home mentoring and tutoring to teach your son or daughter the necessary study skills for academic success. We do this through a meticulous process that targets your student’s unique needs.

1. Initial Consultation

During the initial hour-long consultation, Dr. Creasy will meet with you personally to gain a better understanding of your student’s academic challenges. Please provide any previous educational testing results, report cards, comment cards, and any other information you think would be helpful. Your student’s involvement in the initial consultation is optional, and Dr. Creasy can help you determine if it is necessary.

2. Creating a Plan

After Dr. Creasy has gathered all the necessary information, he tailors an educational plan to meet your student’s needs. The plan typically includes pinpointing specific academic difficulties your student may have, identifying skills to work on, establishing short and long-term goals, and identifying any subject-specific tutoring needs. This plan is then clearly communicated to the parents.

During this stage, Dr. Creasy will also match your student with one of our academic mentors. Matches are based on personality, the student’s unique needs, the mentor’s subject-specific background, and any other relevant factors.

3. Meeting the Mentor

Once Dr. Creasy develops a plan for your son or daughter, one of our highly-skilled mentors will contact you to set up a first meeting. During the first meeting, the student and mentor will get to know each other and discuss the plan. Mentors will then meet with your student 1-3 times a week (or more, if necessary) to develop appropriate study skills. The mentor will also help your student apply these skills to his or her daily homework and exams.

4. Ongoing Evaluation

The initial plan will evolve as students develop their academic skills. Throughout the duration of their work together, the student and mentor will continue to evaluate the student’s progress. Mentors will work with parents to determine if the student is achieving the stated goals, which may include increased grades, accountability, and motivation. If changes to the approach are necessary, Dr. Creasy will work with the mentor to redirect the plan.