Academic Coaching and Executive Function Coaching for Middle School Students:

  • Middle school students vary widely in maturity, though they are generally 11-13 years of age.
  • Homework time often is a battleground between parent and child, and the relationship often suffers.
  • These students benefit most from a coach who:
    • Builds positive relationships
    • Listens to their concenrs
    • Understands adolescent behavior
    • Gives students autonomy and opporuntities for decision-making
    • Embraces their individuality and uniqueness
    • Communicates with parents weekly
  • Organizing ideas
  • Organizing materials
  • Metacognition about themselves and how they learn
  • Time Management
  • Task Initiation
  • Note taking strategies
  • Effective study strategies
  • Test taking strategies
  • Planning

School Meetings

Clients may request that Open Minds prepare for and attend a school meeting with them to help bridge the gap between teacher language and parent understanding, to offer support to parents. We are not legal advocates, and do not act as such at meetings.

  • Support is here to transform your homework struggles into productive experiences
  • Students learn about their unique abilities and skills and a plan is made to work with their specific strengths and areas of concern
  • The role of the parents changes in middle school, support provided
  • Together, we work through these struggles and preserve your relationship with your child
  • Skills and strategies to increase reading comprehension and/or written expression are developed as a component of Academic Coaching if needed


Please feel free to reach out to Open Minds Educational Services via the contact form below. You may also send Bonnie Leaf an email, or give her a call today.

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