Develop Executive Functioning Skills with Our Academic Coaches

General academic abilities such as study, organizational, and time-management skills are often not directly taught in the classroom. A lack of these executive functioning skills (or, “strong student skills”) lowers overall academic performance. Oftentimes, students who struggle with cultivating strong student skills need personalized help. Academic coaching can help students to develop these skills. All academic coaches are trained by Hodis Learning & Music’s president, who uses his 10+ years of experience as an academic coach and training in Clinical Psychology to help our coaches optimize sessions. Get your student the help they need by hiring one of our expert academic coaches.

The Hodis Learning & Music Advantage

student in a tutoring session with his academic coach to build executive functioning skills

Customized Academic Coaching

The one-on-one format of tutoring sessions allows students of all ages and skill levels to enjoy tailored instruction. Whether you’re hoping to build strong executive functioning skills in elementary school or in college, we have the right academic coaches for you!

student in an academic coaching session with her tutor to build executive functioning skills.

Academic Coaches

Hodis Learning & Music academic coaches are experts with years of experience. Plus, our coaches are also tutors who studied their area at the university-level and have years of tutoring experience.

student in an academic coaching session with his academic coach.

Our Academic COaches come to you

Academic coaches can meet with students in the comfort of their home or at a public library. We provide in-person tutoring in South Pasadena, Pasadena, and San Marino. Students across the country may receive virtual tutoring via Zoom.

student in an academic coaching session with her academic coach.

Competitive Rates

Receive expert academic coaching without breaking the bank. Book weekly sessions for as little as $240/month.

Does Your Student Need Academic Coaching?

If your student shows any of the following symptoms, then academic coaching may be a good fit:

  • Has a learning difference (ADHD, autism, dyslexia, etc.)
  • Struggles with executive functioning skills
  • Turns in assignments late
  • Loses track of exam dates
  • Has trouble studying or doesn’t study at all
  • Stays up late at night/wakes up early to do homework
  • Has a messy backpack/binder/study area
  • Earns poor grades due to factors unrelated to their understanding of the material

How Does Academic Coaching Work?

Coaches will sit down with each student and talk through how they plan, prepare, and engage in classes. With a foundational understanding of how the student operates, the coach will then make recommendations and start implementing smarter and stronger habits.


Deep Understanding of The Student’s Needs

At the very first session, coaches ask parents and students a number of questions to get a deep understanding of the student’s needs for academic coaching. This intake will help to inform the following sessions.


Customized Instruction

Coaches prepare lesson plans tailored to students’ needs relating to organizational, time-management, and study skills. Our lesson plans incorporate skills that are backed by science to ensure that students get the most out of their sessions.


Development of Academic Skills

After students receive instruction, coaches work with them to develop and master these skills.


Course Management

In each coaching session, coaches dedicate time to helping students stay on top of upcoming assignments and tests.


Optimization of Sessions

Coaches meet weekly with Hodis Learning & Music founder, Drew M. Hodis, who uses his 10+ years as an academic coach and training in Clinical Psychology to help coaches refine their lesson plans and optimize students’ coaching sessions.

Our Academic Coaches

Hodis Learning & Music academic coach and math tutor, Abby S.

Abby S.

Photo of academic tutor and academic coach, Drew M. Hodis, the leader of all tutors and academic coaches at Hodis Learning & Music

Drew M. Hodis

Academic coach and math tutor, Muan M, who helps students build executive functioning skills.

Muan M.

Academic coach and Mandarin, physics, and math tutor, Zack G.

Zack G.

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